September 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

All Fired Up at Haldane

The annual Haldane Homecoming started off with a pep rally followed by a Main Street parade that culminated in a Friday night bonfire. Mike Klubnick provided the musical entertainment while all sports teams were introduced. More...

In Tough Economy, Scams Hit Area

Nelsonville board discusses fraud; continues opposition to polling place changes

One of the effects of the tough economy has been a dramatic increase in the number of calls to the New York State Office of the Attorney General from victims of fraud and unfair business practices. More...

Plumbush Inn Offers Rustic American Fare

Part of a series on local eateries

In a shady grove off Route 9D sits the secluded Plumbush Inn, a rambling Victorian nestled among oaks and maples, where lunch and dinner are served daily except Mondays. More...

Corrections and Clarifications

The front page article in the September 23 issue on Foodtown expansion indicated that 17 parking spaces were being proposed for a parking lot at the corner of Benedict and Marion. The actual number of spaces is 27. More...

Public Notice — Village of Cold Spring

The Water Department will be conducting a hydrant flush of the distribution system, beginning Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9pm, through Friday, Oct. 9 at 5am. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. 301 & 9D 845-265-3040 www.butterfieldlibrary.org Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Sun. More...

Lecture Heralds Opening of Postcard Exhibition

Join the Putnam County Historical Society this Saturday for an exhibition opening and lecture that puts historical postcards in the spotlight. More...

Nature: A Classical View at the Desmond-Fish Library

Photographs by Carolyn D. Smith will be on display at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison from October 3 to 18. The title of the exhibit is Nature - A Classical View. More...

Letters to the Editor

New Zoning Will Restrict Rights

To the Editor: I am a 10th generation land owner in Garrison who has concerns regarding the proposed zoning law changes currently presented by our Town Board. In 1968, the Town reduced my property from Industrial use to B-2. More...

Be Afraid of Zoning Proposals

To the Editor: I don't understand how anyone living in the town of Philipstown could write a letter stating they are for the new proposed zoning laws or even worse make accusations that everyone at the last zoning workshop were all greedy busines More...

Letters: A Love Story

To the Editor: Last week's newspaper had two letters countering my criticism of the contract signed by the Haldane Board and the teachers' union. More...

Sports News

Haldane Loses to Lincoln Hall in Final Seconds

Everything lined up perfectly for the Haldane Blue Devils to pick up their first win of the season against the Lincoln Hall United last Saturday. It was their homecoming, the weather was perfect, and there was a good turnout by their fans. More...

Haldane Varsity Football

Full Story

Hastings' Run-Game Dominates PV

FROM THE FIELD

As the Putnam Valley Football team arrived at the Hastings High School Football field they knew they would have to put up a huge fight against a bigger team. More...

What to do this weekend: Loretto's Oktoberfest

Looking for a way to enjoy the beginning of fall in the Hudson Valley? Enjoy great German food, live music, and more at Our Lady of Loretto's Oktoberfest this Friday and Saturday (Oct. 2 & 3) from 5 to 10pm each night. More...

DeStefano Pleads Guilty

Andrew DeStefano sought the office for Putnam's chief lawman, yet this same NYPD career law enforcement officer pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he filed fraudulent signatures in connection with last month's bitter Sheriff's GOP Primary. More...

Cold Spring Board Discusses Revaluation

At its September 22, 2009, meeting, the Cold Spring Village Board, prompted by a report from Mayor Seth Gallagher on a county workshop he attended, entertained the idea of a residential real estate revaluation. More...

Police Still Seeking Bandstand Bandits

A joint investigation continues this week into a report of a strong armed robbery that occurred at the Cold Spring Bandstand. More...

North Highland FD: Observe Fire Prevention Month with 911 Signage

There are many ways that we try to improve our lives. Some do it through what they do for a living while others do community service. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane Homecoming

Haldane High School students, alumni, families, and friends came out in force to support their school on Friday night as the annual bonfire was lit under the supervision of the Cold Spring Fire Company. More...

Putnam Valley High School Welcomes the Class of 2013

On Tuesday, September 8, 2009, Putnam Valley High School welcomed the Class of 2013. The freshmen participated in Putnam Valley High School's first freshman orientation program. The students engaged in a variety of team building activities. More...

Kristen Pilner Blair Earns her PhD at Stanford

Kristen Pilner Blair has earned a PhD in Learning Sciences and Technology Design from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and has accepted a position there as a post-doctoral researcher. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

It was a beautiful fall evening as the Putnam County Historical Society celebrated their annual gala Saturday night with a record turnout at the Bird and Bottle Inn. It was a virtual "who's who" of the Hudson Valley. Dinner was chaired by Gov. More...

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539 Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

Bless the Animals and Children Give Them Shelter From the Storm

Graymoor Hosts Annual Procession and Blessing of the Animals

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will hold their annual Procession and Blessing of Animals on Sunday, October 4, at 2pm at Graymoor in Garrison. This annual event honors St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. More...

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