December 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Slight Drop in Jobless Rate

The New York State Labor Department reported last Thursday that Putnam County's rate of unemployment was 6.8 percent for October, down from 7 percent for the previous three months. More...

New Flood Maps On Display at Open House

Putnam County residents are invited to view the county's new, preliminary flood map at an "Open House" on December 7 at the County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel. More...

Senator Gillibrand Visits Putnam

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand received a warm Putnam welcome when speaking at a business forum in Mahopac. The freshman senator, who was appointed by Gov. More...

Recreation Department Honors Governor Pataki

On November 24, members of the Philipstown Town Board and Recreation Department gathered on a field adjacent to Route 9D to dedicate a sign honoring former governor George Pataki. More...

Public Notice

Effective immediately, the Village of Cold Spring will recycle plastics with numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, & 9 on the bottom of the container. Please remember to rinse all plastics and flatten, if possible. More...

School Lunches Reflect Poor Economy

The stumbling economy has hurt the finances of many families, resulting in an increase in the number of lunches provided by area school districts. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

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

Holiday Candlelight Tours Bring Mt. Gulian to Life

Mount Gulian Historic Site, Fishkill, the Dutch Colonial home of the Verplanck family, celebrates the holiday season with festive candlelight tours on Sunday, December 13. The public is invited to enjoy a close-to-home abundance of good cheer. More...

Winter Concert by the West Point Cadet String Ensemble

The West Point Cadet String Ensemble (West Point Strings), under the direction of Ms. Ellen Gartner-Phillips, will present their first winter concert on Saturday, December 5, at 2pm in the Alexander M. Haig Room in the USMA Library. More...

Perspectives

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'

Final Installment

Ichabod, who had no relish for this strange midnight companion, and bethought himself of the adventure of Brom Bones with the Galloping Hessian, now quickened his steed in hopes of leaving him behind. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James M. Halligan

James M. Halligan, age 75, of Cold Spring, died on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at his residence. Born on June 6, 1934, he was the son of the late James and Catherine (Gargan) Halligan. Mr. More...

Gertrude Dotterer

Gertrude Dotterer, age 79, a 12-year resident of Hyde Park, NY, formerly of Cold Spring, passed away Monday, November 23, 2009, at Vassar Bros. Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. More...

Patricia Cuneo Kayser

Born in Garrison in 1953, student at the Garrison Union Free School, St. Mary's Convent School in Peekskill and Delhi College, Paticia Cuneo Kayser passed away on Saturday, November 28, at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla. More...

Sports News

Putnam Valley Honors Field Hockey Team

Maureen Bellino The Putnam Valley Varsity Field Hockey team coached by Toniann Cortina was honored by the PV Board of Education with Pride in Putnam Valley awards at the last meeting of the Putnam Valley Central School District BOE. More...

Cadet's Address Inspires Philipstown Hawks

Army sprint football team captain Ricky Lentz delivers a speech at the Philipstown Hawks' end of season dinner The Philipstown Hawks Pop Warner football teams celebrated their successful 2009 season on Tuesday, November 24, at the Cortlandt Coloni More...

Arrows, Knights Claim Championships

Both teams defeat arch rivals from Rye in shutout victories

The Philipstown Soccer Club's Arrows (U-13) and Knights (U-14) both claimed WYSL championships in soccer action at the St. Basil Academy Field in Garrison. More...

Budget Adopted, Taxes Going Up

The Philipstown Town Board adopted the town's budget for 2010 on November 19, and while spending was held to an increase of just slightly less than two per cent, taxes will go up. More...

Sales Tax Revenues in Downward Spiral

Putnam sales tax revenues for the first 10 months of 2009 are down by a whopping $5 million. More...

Board Tackles Fire, Flood, Foot Traffic, and, of Course, Parking

The Cold Spring Village Board held a brief workshop meeting on November 24, 2009. The agenda included correspondence, the Farmers 'Market, street safety, and the upcoming census. More...

Will Village Let Foodtown Expand?

Foodtown's lease expires in 2011. The building's owner, Constantine Serroukas, along with his attorney and architects, are currently working with the Village of Cold Spring Planning Board to accommodate the tenant's desire for expansion. More...

'Virtual High School' Coming to Haldane

Online learning program will greatly expand course offerings

Some changes will be coming to Haldane High School virtually overnight. At a recent meeting of the Haldane School Board, High School Principal Brian Alm outlined a proposal to make Haldane part of VHS—Virtual High School. More...

Coffee House Finds a Home on Main Street

Cup-o-ccino is the kind of place where, even on the last Sunday of November, customers still sit outside, taking in what might be the season's last sunny weekend, sipping on a hot coffee and enjoying a quick snack— maybe even trying a unique More...

Local Lawmakers Praise Gov. Paterson's Signing of Tough New Drunk Driving Law

Drive intoxicated with a child in your car and be prepared to go to prison. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane High School First Quarter 2009/10 Honor Roll

PRINCIPALS LIST Grade 12: Robert Califano, Christian Callaghan, Iliana Chargoy-Espinosa, Hannah Diebboll, Liam Gallagher-Siudzinski, Tatiana Gilmartin, Zachary Kane-Seitz, Maximilian Mueller, Marisa Nairn, John Nakhla, Grace O'Malley, Tyler O'T More...

Haldane Middle School First Quarter 2009/10 Honor Roll

PRINCIPALS LIST: Grade 8: Kieran Austin, Mary Callaghan, Claire Carroll, Rachel Conklin, Maya Curto, Alison Duncan, John Hughes, Isabel Jimenez- Wisler, Sonya Kuzminski, Michelle McEwen, Brigit O'Malley, Shauna Ricketts, Caroline Schweikhart, R More...

Matt Beachak Shares His Sign Making Expertise

Matt Beachak visited kindergarten students in Mrs. Rasa's class to help them create special name signs. He read them the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes and then they discussed names and how names can affect you. Mr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Remembering the 'Hearty Old Holiday Customs'

In the late 1800s, Hudson Valley native Washington Irving wrote of his experience visiting England during the Advent and Christmas seasons in a book called Old Christmas. More...

Questions the Board Should Have Asked

Excerpt from letter sent to Bill Mazzuca, Supervisor, Richard Shea, Deputy Supervisor, and Town Board Members; reprinted at the request of the author To the Editor: I was deeply, More...

Senior Center's Unfinished Business

To the Editor: This is a call to our Town Board to end the discriminating practices affecting the seniors of Philipstown. The Board must be proactive in representing us in this matter. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

This Friday, December 4, at 6pm the annual Christmas tree lighting will take place at the bandstand at the foot of Main Street in Cold Spring. Santa will also make an appearance courtesy of the Cold Spring Fire Co. More...

Chuck Norris Visits Philipstown

In November, world famous martial artist Chuck Norris visited Philipstown with his wife, Gena Norris. More...

Toys for Tots Drive Kicks Off in Cold Spring

The newspaper office at 86 Main Street has been a Toys for Tots collection site here in Cold Spring for as long as anyone can remember. More...

Weekly Poll

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