October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Aileses Honored by Green Beret Foundation; $1 Million Raised  Free Access 

Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of the Fox News Channel, and Elizabeth Ailes, Publisher of the Putnam County News & Recorder and PUTNAM COUNTY COURIER, both of Garrison, were honored Tuesday night at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan by the Green Beret More...

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Civics and Politics

Continential Village Fire & Garrison Ambulance Have Budget Reviews

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

It was a quick budget meeting with Continental Village Fire Department and Garrison Ambulance Corps Tuesday night, with no big purchases in the works for 2015. More...

Hawkins at Odds With Law Firm She Wanted Hired

Village of Cold Spring

Politics in Philipstown certainly has its share of headscratching moments. But in the Village of Cold Spring strange twists abound. More...

Whetsel vs. Gouldman in Dist. 2

Putnam Valley Residents Face Off For Legislature

There will be at least one new face on the Putnam Legislature on January 1. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Halloween and the Deep, Dark Secret of Boscobel (and Gingersnap Cookies)

Gardening GUSTO

It’s no secret that Halloween has become a week-long celebration around Putnam County. This year’s daytime Cold Spring Parade – aimed at the youngest trick-ortreaters – was Saturday. More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY OCTOBER 31 8:00 Battlefield Band, from Scotland, at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1 8:30pm Steve Forbert Band at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2 AND WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5 More...

Community

Hundreds Gather in Costume for Halloween Parade

The much-loved tradition of the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce’s Halloween Parade drew hundreds once again. Adults, children, and pets marched in costume down Main Street on a gorgeous autumn evening. More...

Lions to Sponsor ‘The Gobble’ For Food Pantry

On Monday night, the Cold Spring Lions Club met at Cathryn's Tuscan Grill on Main Street. More...

$75,000 Raised for Addiction Relief

Chemical dependency is becoming more of a critical issue across Putnam County with the deaths of some three dozen young people resulting from drug overdoses in the past two years. More...

Attractions

St. Philip’s World War I Graveyard Tour

ST. PHILIP’S

On Saturday, November 1, at 4 pm, St. Philip’s in Garrison will be hosting a World War 1 Graveyard Tour commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the war and remembering those who served our country during the war. More...

Equestrian Center Raises over $25,000 at Fall Festival

THERAPEUTIC EQUESTRIAN CENTER

For the first time, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) combined its annual Costume Horse Show and Fundraising Gala into one spectacular event. A record crowd of over 200 people arrived at the center on October 18, eager to join the festivities. More...

Pumpkin Glow at Desmond-Fish Library

The Fifth Annual Pumpkin Glow Event at the Desmond-Fish Library last Sunday, October 26, was a good time for all! More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary H. Percacciolo

Mary H. Percacciolo, age 85, of Cold Spring, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Monday, October 27th, 2014, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Cortlandt Manor. More...

Ruth J. Hare Myatt

Ruth J. Hare Myatt, age 88, a resident of Nelsonville for the past 19 years, died on Monday, October 27, 2014, at Elant of Fishkill. She was the wife of James F. Myatt of Nelsonville. More...

Clyde Lee Broderick, Jr.

Clyde Lee Broderick, Jr., age 87, of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Wingate at Dutchess in Fishkill. Born in Bronx, NY on May 29, 1927 he was the son of the late Clyde Lee and Gladys (Singer) Broderick, Sr. More...

Breaking News - 7:45 AM

Putnam Legislature adopts $145.5 million budget

Once again Putnam has become the first county in the Hudson Valley and one of the first in New York State to adopt a new fiscal spending plan. More...

$40 Million Awarded for Unjust Conviction

What’s sixteen years of your life spent in prison worth for a crime you didn’t commit? More...

Safety Issues & Sleep Disorder Caused Derailment

In a blistering report, the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday outlined a host of lapses, including a weak safety culture and inadequate safety oversight throughout Metro-North Railroad, that led to five accidents in less than a year, le More...

Parking Lines to Be Removed on North Side of Main Street

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

Village trustees made slow but steady headway on several fronts in a lengthy meeting Tuesday evening, including learning that an experiment to remove the lines for parking spaces along one side of Main Street had been successful. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Candidates Square Off at PCNR Forum  Free Access 

There was standing-room only in the Carmel VFW Hall when the PUTNAM COURIER and the Putnam County News and Recorder sponsored their annual candidates’ forum. More...

59,371 Eligible to Vote on Election Day

Just under 60,000 residents of Putnam are eligible to vote on Election Day next Tuesday when they will choose a county executive, U.S. More...

Focus on Philipstown: Michael Bartolotti  Free Access 

With the retirement of popular County Clerk Dennis Sant, there is a stark contrast between County Clerk candidates Michael Bartolotti and Lithgow Osborne. More...

Schools

Fall Festival a Hit at Garrison School

Garrison School

Beautiful weather, along with the lovely autumn colors, made for a wonderful Fall Festival Saturday afternoon at the Garrison School. More...

Haldane Unveils Maker’s Space

Haldane SChool

It was a quaint reception for Haldane’s new Maker’s Space on Wednesday, October 22. Twenty people came to celebrate the new classroom and munch on cookies despite the rainy weather. More...

Annual Trike-a-thon at Serendipity’s a Success

This year’s Trike-a-thon at Serendipity’s Childcare and Learning Center in Cold Spring earlier this month raised $2,800 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. More...

Religious News

Sacred Music at the Mount

The Choir of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Garrison, shown above, performed a concert Saturday, October 25, at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm; Sat morning Shabbat svcs, 9:30am. Check website for religious school, services, events info. More...

Sports

Haldane Sports Season Roundup

Both boys’ and girls’ cross country teams run well

Haldane's girls' and boys' cross country teams finished first and third respectively at last week's Harvest Classic at Schodack Island State Park, just south of Albany. More...

Volleyball Routs John Jay–East Fishkill

Haldane's volleyball team closed out their regular season with a convincing 3-0 win over visiting John Jay–East Fishkill. More...

Football Falls in Tough Match to Croton

A familiar name haunted the Blue Devils this past week, as Tyrone Searight, son of Haldane girls' basketball coach Tyrone Searight, hauled in a pair of touchdown passes to lead Croton to a 13-10 victory. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. NR MASONRY LLC: NEW homes, additions, all types stonework - patios, entrance pillars, fireplaces, walls, curbing, Unilock. More...

Misc

TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN’S E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-265-3329 More...

For Rent

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Main St. 1 blk from RR . Studio, 2 BDR, Duplex, M-F 9-5 914-761-8880 x11 More...

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