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Jillian Bono-Kelly: A Helping Hand to Many

DOING BUSINESS IN PHILIPSTOWN

Jillian Bono-Kelly is a pillar of the community. Through hard work and dedication, she has risen in the ranks of the insurance business, all while exercising genuine kindness. More...

Where’s The Beef ? Right Here in Cold Spring!  Free Access 

Remember reading The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s 1906 expose of the Chicago meatpacking industry? Gross! More...

‘Freezin for a Reason’ Polar Plunge

On Saturday, Philipstown residents helped raise $3,600 for the Special Olympics as they participated in the Beacon PBA’s, “Freezin for a Reason,” Polar Plunge. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Butterfield Public Hearing Set for March 4 at Firehouse

In a significant point of progress on the Butterfield project, the Cold Spring Planning Board has set a public hearing for the preliminary subdivision and site plan for March 4 at the Cold Spring Firehouse. More...

Odell Outlines Reasons for Stiebeling Departure

PUTNAM COUNTY

Adam Stiebeling, formerly Putnam’s Commissioner of Emergency Services, is not going quietly into that good night. More...

Village Changes Phone Plan

On yet another frigid winter night, the Village Board met with a short agenda ahead of them. Trustees approved switching phone providers to save money, as well as briefly discussed Butterfield. More...

Schools

Trustees Talk State Aid & Budget

Haldane’s Board of Education wrapped up its last February workshop Tuesday night when the school administration presented its budget goals for the next year. More...

Putnam County Schools on Measles Vaccinations: Religious Exemptions Only!

Schools in Philipstown and Putnam Valley have a high percentage of students with measles vaccinations – but it’s not 100%. More...

Budgets & Vaccines at Garrison School Board

Board Chair Raymond O’Rourke began Wednesday night’s Garrison School Board meeting somberly, with a moment of silence for former Garrison student Anthony Yannitelli Jr., who died suddenly February 9. He was 23. More...

Religious News

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, More...

Sports

Haldane Steamrolls Schechter 61-17

Win sets up Super Saturday Championship Double Header

When Solomon Schechter's Jason Scheff hit a free throw with 42 seconds left in the third quarter, it brought the loudest cheers of the evening from the fans at the Westchester County Center. More...

Records Fall at the Feet of Haldane Track

This past week, the Haldane track team competed in the Section 1 Class C championships and a state qualifying meet, and combined to smash five school records. More...

Births

Luna Isabella Campos

Luna Isabella Campos was born on February 5, 2015, to parents Heather and Maximino Campos of Beacon. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard A. Pidala, Sr.  Free Access 

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Clayton C. Fonda

Clayton C. Fonda, age 82, of Cold Spring, NY, passed away at home on Thursday, February 19th, 2015, with family close at hand. Born on August 27th, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York, he was the second of two sons to Stephen and Eunice (King) Fonda. More...

Llewellyn (Pete) Robinson Williams

Llewellyn (Pete) Robinson Williams, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Cold Spring on Friday, February 20, 2015. Pete was born in New Haven, CT. on November 14,1935 to Sylvia Lerner and Gordon Williams. More...

Breaking News - 11:06 AM

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator charged with police brutality  Free Access 

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Pat Castaldo finds himself on the wrong side of the law after being indicted Friday on charges that he attacked a shackled prisoner after the alleged bank robber grabbed for a fellow officer’s gun. More...

Philipstown Workshop Held Without Notice

The Philipstown Town Board held a workshop with  ESP last night, Wednesday February 25, without any notice given to the public or the media.According to the Deputy Clerk, the workshop was not scheduled.  It  was not advertised on Phili More...

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Neurologist Educates Parents on Concussion  Free Access 

Dr. Ann Hanley, a neurologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley, will speak to parents at Haldane High School on March 4 about the signs and symptoms of concussion.  More...

Unveiling History in Garrison

Students and faculty of the Garrison school district, which was originally established in 1795, have something new to celebrate: A handsome portrait of George Washington now hangs in the school’s library. More...

9,800 Calls Answered by Fire & EMS Corps

PUTNAM COUNTY

The year gone by was the busiest in the history of Putnam’s Fire and EMS. The county’s 13 volunteer fire departments and four independent volunteer ambulance corps answered 9,804 calls during 2014. More...

Haldane Blowout in Tourney Play

Ryan McCollum floats to the hoop; see our setup for Saturday’s championship, p. 11. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

The Brouhaha over Bone Broth (and A Recipe for Chicken Stock compared to A Recipe for Bone Broth)  Free Access 

Gardening GUSTO

Bone broth is hip as the dickens. Kobe Bryant says it keeps him on the courts. Cute, furry East Villagers walk the streets sipping cups of it sold from trendy restaurant windows. More...

Thousand Welcome Chinese New Year

Thousands crowded into the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs last Thursday to celebrate the Chinese New Year 4713. The Year of the Ram or Year of the Sheep was ushered in with prayer and song. More...

Live Music Calendar

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25 7:00pm- Open Mic Night at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon 9-11:30pm Rob Scheps , Rich Syracuse, and Jeff Siegel at Catskill Mountain Pizza Co., Woodstock FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27 Strangers at The Spruce Hill Inn, 1 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam More...

Community

Friendship Center Closed for Faulty Furnace

Bursting Pipes an Epidemic in Village Due to Extreme Cold

Frigid temperatures, of which Putnam has become quite accustomed to this winter, put Cold Spring seniors in a bind on Monday. More...

Focus On: Robert’s Total Care Salon

Robert Lomino came a long way from Brooklyn. The owner of Robert’s Total Care salon, located in the FoodTown Plaza, is celebrating its 44th year of doing business in Cold Spring. More...

Two Dogs Perish in Lake Peekskill Fire

Two dogs perished and a resident of a single-family home on Tanglewylde Road in the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire that destroyed the wood frame dwelling. More...

Letters to the Editor

End to Gap Elimination Adjustment

To the Editor, Beginning with the 2009- 10 school year, the state has deducted from each school district’s state aid allocation an amount known as the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) to help the state fill what was then a $10 billion budget de More...

Less Meat for Healthy Life & Planet

Dear Editor: The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. More...

Stepping Up for Winter Festival

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Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

Pets

DOG CARE IN MY HOME Fun Day Care and 24-Hour Restful Sleepovers. I make friends with and welcome your doggie into my home and an acre of fenced yard surrounded by the woods of Garrison. More...

For Rent

CAPECOD YARMOUTH MA. 7 Night/$680 arrive May and June 2015. 1 BDR. slps 4. 2 BA Mini kitchen, AC, patio, pool, beach, whirlpool, hot tub. More...

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