October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam County, Motion Picture Capital?

If New York’s former First Lady and the county’s current Director of Tourism Libby Pataki has her way, Putnam County may become a Mecca for the motion picture and television industry. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Ball, a Republican, Backs Maloney

Soon-to-be-retiring State Senator Greg Ball is going out swinging. More...

Odell’s Budget Promises War On Addiction

PUTNAM COUNTY

County Executive MaryEllen Odell is to unveil her 2015 budget before a special meeting of the Putnam Legislature tonight, Wednesday, before a full house at the Putnam Golf Course in Mahopac Falls. More...

Pataki: Will There Be A Presidential Bid in 2016?

Former governor and Garrison resident George Pataki has been increasingly active lately, stirring speculation about a possible 2016 presidential run. More...

Schools

Senior Sweep at Haldane Pep Rally, Friday Night Lights Shine on Victory

HALDANE

This year marked the first Friday Night Lights Homecoming game for Haldane, and spirit week kicked off with contagious school pride. The pep rally Friday afternoon was no exception. More...

Youth Research Artifacts

Haldane sixth graders John Dwyer and Dylan Gunther conducted independent research at the Putnam History Museum last week. The boys brought photographs and artifacts that they found in the walls of Gunther’s historic Nelsonville home. More...

Fall Ball Saturday

One of the Haldane School Foundation’s key fundraisers is this weekend. The Fall Ball will take place Saturday, October 4, from 6:15pm-11pm at The Garrison, located at 2015 US Route 9. More...

Attractions

Backyard Farming Workshop Series: Gardening With Flowering Bulbs

The Putnam Valley Grange will be hosting “Gardening with Flowering Bulbs,” part of their Backyard Farming Workshops Series, on Saturday October 11, from 2-4pm. More...

Ham Radio Operators Meeting October 7

QSY Society Amateur Radio Club’s September meeting will be held Tuesday evening, October 7, at the East Fishkill Community Library. More...

Perspectives

'Ad Nauseam' on Butterfield

Chestnut Ridge is the oldest senior complex in the county. The 64 senior residents deserve a place, a senior center, that they can walk to. Most do not drive, so anywhere else is not practical. More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote Whetsel for Legislature

To the Editor: Wendy Whetsel will make an excellent county legislator representing Putnam Valley. More...

Praise for Hayworth and Republicans

To the Editor, Voters living in this Congressional District have a chance in November to correct a serious error they made in November of 2012. In that election, they not only put B. H. More...

Births

Declan Ralph Corless

Tom and Andrea Corless welcomed a baby boy, Declan Ralph, on Saturday, September 27th, 2014, at 11:45pm at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, weighing 8 pounds 11 ounces and 19 1/2 inches. Maternal grandparents Ralph and Mariann Landolfi of Cold Spring. More...

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Services

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For Rent

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Help Wanted

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Burial Site Confusion: Is Mom in the Wrong Plot?

There is no doubt that Helen Sgorbissa is not buried in the grave at the Cold Spring Cemetery where she and her husband, John Sgorbissa, intended for the couple to lie. But how that came to be is the question that vexes their eternal rest. More...

Police: Mom Hosted Drinking Party for Youth

PUTNAM VALLEY

A Putnam Valley woman is facing multiple counts of unlawfully dealing with a child and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly hosting a drinking party for minors at her Sunrise Drive home in Putnam Valley. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Cider: The Softer Side (and DIY Cider Donuts)

Gardening GUSTO

New York is an apple-licious state. In fact, we are the second-largest grower of apples after Washington State. More...

Museum's Gala Hails Locals

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

On Sunday evening, the Putman History Museum held its annual gala at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison. More...

Ghost Tours at Boscobel

BOSCOBEL

Ghosts, hauntings and supernatural tales of strange events go far back into ancient history, so what better place to look for old spirits than a historic house? Get into the spirit of Halloween with an investigative ghost tour at Boscobel. More...

Community

Life in Motion: Climbing Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro’s highest elevation is 20,000 feet. Three young Russian men were not there to take a picture. They were not there on vacation. They were there to climb, because they were now able to. More...

Indian Point Relicensing

Indian Point's two operating nuclear units, Indian Point 2 and 3, supply about 25 percent of the power used in New York City and the surrounding area, and about 10 percent of that used statewide. More...

Orange County Man Charged in Philipstown Debit Card Theft

An Orange County man is facing state prison for allegedly taking a debit card from a friend’s home in Philipstown and using it at several loc More...

Sports

Haldane Volleyball Knocks Off Previously Unbeaten Spackenkill

It was the match the Lady Blue Devils had been waiting for. After a string of league matches against over-matched opponents, the Lady Blue Devils welcomed unbeaten Spackenkill to the Haldane gym for homecoming. More...

Haldane Piles Up Homecoming Wins

Football team's rout of Pawling under the lights highlights memorable weekend for Haldane

Night-time football made a smashing debut on Haldane's campus this past week as the Blue Devils steamrolled Pawling for a 33-6 homecoming win. It was a picture-perfect evening both on and off the field for Haldane. More...

Boys' Soccer Routs Pawling, Stuns Beacon

While the Haldane boys' soccer team's 5-0 homecoming win over Pawling was nice, an overtime win over Beacon on Monday was the team's signature moment of the week. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Jo Budney Knapp

Mary Jo Budney Knapp, daughter of Betty and Stanley (Mackey) Budney, was born on November 24, 1951, and died on September 27, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. She grew up in Cold Spring and after marrying Peter Knapp moved to Fishkill. More...

Robert S. Lauer

Robert S. Lauer, 67 a resident of Port Orange, Fla. since 2004 and formerly of Garrison, N.Y., died on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Halifax Hospice Health Center in Port Orange. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Carmen (Garcia) Lauer. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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