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Breaking News - 1/25/2015 8:31 PM

Updated: Gas pipeline expansion gets tentative OK

The Federal Energy Regulatory Agency has concluded that the gas pipeline project will not have significant environmental impacts on the Putnam County region. More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2015 9:42 AM

Katz calls for Silver’s resignation  Free Access 

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest Thursday for his alleged engagement in a scheme to defraud the public and use his power to obtain millions of dollars from two outside law More...

Mountain Lions: My Story

On this bitterly-cold, clearblue sky morning, only a day before Sunday’s devastating ice storm, I was headed north on one of the most beautiful roads in the world: Route 9W over Storm King Mountain. More...

Daly Double on Garden Street; Addition Approved

HISTORIC DISTRICT REVIEW BOARD

In something of a shift, the Historic District Review Board has agreed to support plans for an addition to Chris and Jennifer Daly’s home on Garden Street, one of three small cottages in a row. More...

Remembering MLK Day

Top: Children find dance partners at the MLK Day Celebration for kids that took place at the Desmond-Fish Library on Monday. Inset: April Armstrong leads the children in a song. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Conservation Subdivision Review for Philipstown Planning Board

Philipstown Planning Board

It was a joint review on conservation subdivisions and easements for the Philipstown Planning Board, as well as the Conservation Board, at the planners meeting last week. More...

Senator Serino to Open Constituent Office in Putnam Valley, a First

Residents in Kent, Philipstown and Putnam Valley who desire to meet with or discuss issues with their state senator won’t have far to travel. More...

Community Service Abounds in Court; Building Inspector Paying Restitution

Cold Spring Village Court

Village Court on Wednesday saw many teens being sentenced to community service. When that is completed, adjournments in contemplation of dismissal (ACD) can be filed, effectively clearing their records. More...

Schools

Haldane School Foundation Announces Grants

The Haldane School Foundation announced that it has finalized $44,900 in educational enrichment grants to the Haldane Central School District for this season’s grant cycle. More...

Vets’ Exemption Possible at Haldane

Haldane School Board

The Haldane School Board gave initial support to moving forward with a property tax exemption for veterans at its meeting Tuesday night. More...

Putnam Valley High School Inducts 40 to Science National Honor Society

Jason Horr, science teacher and advisor for the Science National Honor Society, along with over 30 existing honor society members, welcomed 40 new inductees at a ceremony held in the Performing Arts Center at Putnam Valley High School. More...

Religious News

Jazz Vespers Sing for Freedom & MLK

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord And we pray that our unity will one day be restored More...

I Glove You Warms Hands & Hearts of Homeless

Some months ago, the Church on the Hill began collecting hats, scarves and gloves for its annual winter outreach to the homeless called, "I Glove You!" Pastor Tim Greco said, “People of our congregation have been working diligently collecting 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

Slam Dunk: Packed Gym Sees Hoffmann Score 1,000th Point

The Haldane gym was packed to the gills. More...

Haldane Track Smashes School Records At Molloy Stanner Games

Haldane's impressive track performances continue, as the Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils racked up a slew of school records and personal or seasonal bests at the Molloy Stanner Games this past weekend at the Armory in the Bronx. More...

Ice Fishing Underway Across the Region

Ice fishing opportunities abound throughout the area with winter anglers catching a variety of fish primarily perch, sunfish, pickerel, northern pike and walleye. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Vincent A. Mattessino

Vincent A. Mattessino died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. He was 60. Born in Yonkers, NY, he was a longtime resident of the Hudson Valley and spent most of his life there before settling in Lakewood. 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...

Help Wanted

FOUNDATION SEEKS VP Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is hiring a part-time VP to develop its Putnam County affiliate. To see how to apply visit cfhvny.org/ About-Us/Job-Opportunities More...

For Sale

2012 NISSAN SENTRA SR Has approx. 2,000 miles Asking $12,500 Senior Citizen owned Call 914-584-7921 for info More...

Breaking News - 3:10 PM

Putnam is in a State of Emergency  Free Access 

Eric Gross

The Blizzard of 2015 is hours away but Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared Putnam, Westchester and Rockland Counties to be in a State of Emergency in anticipation of two feet of blinding snow, strong winds and arctic temperatures. More...

Breaking News - 9:25 AM

Village of Cold Spring Garbage & Parking Announcement  Free Access 

The Village of Cold Spring has requested for residents to refrain from putting garbage out tomorrow. Instead, they should put out garbage on Wednesday evening for Thursday pickup. More...

Breaking News - 1/24/2015 12:33 PM

Man found dead near Breakneck with gunshot wound  Free Access 

Foul play not suspected

An MTA Police detective made a grisly discovery Friday while patrolling Metro North train tracks north of the Cold Spring station. More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2015 12:57 PM

Coaches Vs. Cancer delayed until Sunday due to expected weather  Free Access 

Plus, other school scheduling issues

This Sunday , January 25, starting at 10am, is the  Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Games. All games are at Haldane. More...

Where in the World is the Sidewalk Grant?

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

Nine years ago, the Village was awarded almost $900,000 in grant money to maintain and update Cold Spring’s sidewalks. It was announced at the Village meeting Tuesday night that only$454,000 is left of the CHA sidewalk grant. More...

Cold Spring Local Frances Murphy Joins Race for Village Trustee

Frances Murphy has announced that she is running for Village Trustee in this March's election. She currently serves on Cold Spring’s Recreation Commission. More...

Tendy Calls for King to be Added to Mt. Rushmore

Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy, an adjunct professor at Marist College in Poughkeepsie and a local attorney, is calling for a bust of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be added to Mt. Rushmore. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

The Care and Killing of Orchids (and Orchid-Flavored Fluffy Rice Pudding)

Gardening GUSTO

Did you receive an orchid as a Christmas present? Now, in the middle of January, are you worried that you are going to kill it? The most common orchid given as a gift, the Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis spp.), is beautifully illustrated here in Dr. More...

Contest Winners Honored

The Putnam History Museum celebrated Philipstown 7th graders at its annual history contest reception and awards ceremony last week. Congratulations to all of the participants, who worked so hard on their projects! More...

Rob Swainston Display at Garrison Art Center

CARRY ON, a solo exhibition by Rob Swainston, will be on display in the Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center January 24 through February 15. There will be a public reception on Saturday, January 24, 5 to 7pm. More...

Community

Ericksons, Father & Daughter, and Reich Honored as Firefighters of the Year

Three Garrison volunteer firefighters have been presented with Firefighter of the Year awards. Jordan Erickson, 17, was named Junior Firefighter of the year for her outstanding service to the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company. More...

Frozen Roads Cause Havoc for Drivers

Putnam County was frozen in time Sunday when sleet and freezing rain stopped everything in its tracks. The storm arrived at 7:30 a.m. and within minutes vehicular and pedestrian traffic became impossible. More...

Talk of our Town

What a winter for basketball! Last week, the Haldane gym was jammed as Peter Hoffmann hit the 1,000-point milestone. And this Saturday, January 24, starting at 10am, the Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Games continue through the day. More...

Attractions

Children Learn Love and Unity on MLK Day

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

Jumping up, sitting down, dancing together and singing loudly helped kids understand MLK Day at the Desmond-Fish Library. More...

I Remember 1955 at Library

BUTTERFIELD LIBRARY

Did you know that Eleanor Roosevelt visited Cold Spring in 1955? More...

Commentary

Was There a Mistake on the Tax Bills?

Cunningham’s Corner

The simple fact is this: Taxes are going up, in Philipstown and elsewhere. And the numbers show it. The protestations of complexity, methinks, are obfuscating, not explaining. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Can of Pout Indeed

To the Editor: I read last week's coverage of the January Philipstown Board meeting and, despite myself, had to laugh. Board Members' frustration with exclusion and wedge issues aside, I have to admit when someone gets in a good zinger. More...

Putnam Deserves the Gold Standard of Emergency Services

To the Editor: More...

Weekly Poll

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