December 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Breakfast with Santa in Garrison

Photo Courtesy of the GVFC Elisia Tuttle is just one of the many dedicated volunteers who support the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company yearround, but this time of year is Elisia's season to shine. More...

Putnam County Chamber Unification Has Been Tried Before—and Failed "

The effort to combine the various Chambers of Commerce in Putnam County is not entirely novel. From 1994- 1996, a similar effort managed to create an organization called The Putnam Association of Chambers. More...

37 Years Young and Still Slicing

Michael Turton Think about 671,550 pizzas. That's a lot of pies. Not to mention a lot of sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, and too many other toppings to mention. More...

More Fire Department Santa Runs

Cold Spring Village Sunday, December 20 Breakfast with Santa, 8am-11am Putnam Valley Saturday, December 19 More...

Cold Spring Auditor Report Reveals Village Finances in Good Shape

Prior to its monthly meeting on December 10, the Cold Spring Village Board held a workshop to hear the annual audit report, presented by Susan Tucker of Sedore & Company, outside auditor for the village. Ms. More...

PV Town Board Focuses on Solid Waste Containers

Prior to its December 9 work session, The Putnam Valley Town Board held a public hearing about a proposed local law to restrict use of solid waste containers. More...

Garrison School Board Continues to Wrestle with Goal Setting Process

The Garrison School Board continued its goal setting deliberations on December 2 by wrestling to convert the data they've gathered at public meetings into specific goals and methods of reaching them. 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...

Resident Musical Company New to Paramount Center

The Paramount Center has announced a new resident musical production company, Antonia Arts and Academy. More...

Depot's Youth Players: Seven Samurai in Sixty Minutes!

Christmas is a comin', the egg is in the nog, and the Philipstown Youth Players, still marching to the beat of a different little drummer boy under the direction of John Christian Plummer, have returned to the Depot Theatre with another holiday cla More...

Perspectives

Hudson Highlands Conservation Society Forms

(part 3 of 4 )

A few months later in 1931, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the governor of New York State, appointed a committee within the New York State Council of Parks for purposes of seeking a philanthropic fundraising mechanism that would assist the state in buy More...

Reassessing Ebeneezer Scrooge

The famous miser has been grossly misunderstood

Every year at Christmas time it is the same old thing. Families gather around the hearth, eat too many cookies, drink hot chocolate, and perpetuate the myth surrounding one of literature's most complex and misunderstood characters, More...

'The Gift of the Magi'

Part Two of Two

W ithin forty minutes her head was covered with tiny, close-lying curls that made her look wonderfully like a truant schoolboy. She looked at her reflection in the mirror long, carefully, and critically. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William D. "Billy" Brooks

William D. "Billy" Brooks, 83, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Born in the Bronx on March 13, 1926, he was the son of the late Aleck G. and Martha D Widmann Brooks. More...

Dorothea Popp Watson

Dorothea Wanda Popp Watson, age 78, longtime resident of Beacon, formerly of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. More...

Sports News

Haldane Winter Track Sends 2 Two To Section 1 Kick Off

The Winter Track season got under way for the Haldane Blue Devi ls at the Armory Track in New York City wi th the Sect ion 1 Kick Off Meet on Saturday Dec.12. More...

Loretto 3rd Grade Boys Remain Unbeaten

On Saturday, December 12, the 3rd grade OLL boys basketball team traveled to Tarrytown to take on Holy Innocents. Loretto got off to a quick start behind baskets from Devin Seigel and Kyle Kissingler, taking them to a 12-5 lead. More...

Loretto 4th Grade Boys Lose Heartbreaker

The Our Lady of Loretto 4th grade boys basketball team visited St. Ann’s of Ossining on Saturday, December 12, for their first game of the season. More...

Village Appoints New Consultant

GreenPlan will assist with Cold Spring's comprehensive plan

At a special meeting on December 9 the Cold Spring Village Board approved Green- Plan, Rhinebeck-based "environmental planners," as the selected consulting firm for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP). More...

Accused Marcinak Murderer Faces New Charges

An 18-year-old Lake Peekskill youth accused in the shooting death of a popular Garrison businessman a year ago is now facing new charges for allegedly assaulting an inmate at the Putnam Correctional Facility in Carmel. More...

Galef Urges No Member Items in New Budget

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef believes the time has come to eliminate all "member items" in state governmental spending. More...

'Ice Breaker' Gala Connects East,West

Business leaders from Carmel to Cold Spring gathered in Garrison to kick off a new Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Holiday Recycling Schedule

The Village of Cold Spring Highway Department will pick up recyclables on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Due to the holidays, there will be no pick up will on Friday, December 25, 2009, or Friday, January 1, 2010. More...

North Highlands Fire Department Santa to Visit Community on December 20

The North Highlands Engine Co.# 1 Santa Claus will be on his big red sled and will visit the community on Sunday, December 20, with gifts for the children and holiday good wishes for all. The schedule below is the route that Santa will follow. More...

Historic District Review Board December Meeting

The Historic District Review Board held its monthly meeting on December 9. On the agenda were a presentation by Henry Kyle, owner of 34 West Street, and discussion of new venting for Cathryn's Tuscan Grill at 91 Main St. More...

Will the Visiting Nurses Expand to Putnam?

Residents of Putnam in need of home health care services may be served next year by professionals from the Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester— a 108-year-old not-forprofit organization. More...

New Year's Swearing-in Ceremonies Scheduled Across Putnam County

The New Year's weekend will be a busy one in Putnam County with many swearingin ceremonies scheduled. Putnam County will conduct its oath-taking ceremony on New Year's Eve at 5pm at the historic Putnam County Courthouse. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Garrison's 'Change Bandits' Collect for Hospital Children

On November 11, 2009, Garrison School teacher Tiffany Timmons walked into the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center and presented them with a bag of loose change. More...

Santa Visits Putnam Valley's Holiday Community Read Arctic

(PVR), a subcommittee of the English Language Arts Committee of the Putnam Valley Parent Teacher Association, is a district-wide reading initiative. More...

Read Arctic Mix of Arts, Nature, and Technology at Haldane

Cold Spring resident David Rothenberg presented his experiences during the Artists in the Arctic expedition to fifth grade students at Haldane Elementary School. Mr. More...

Letters to the Editor

"The Spirit of Christmas"

EDITOR'S NOTE: As Advent comes to a close, and the Christmas season nears, the following reflections on Christmastide from Charles Dickens's Pickwick Papers serve as a reminder of the goodwill the season is meant to foster: More...

Parks & Rec Takes Ownership

To the Editor: Happy Holidays! Or at least they should be. More...

Tears of Laughter

To the Editor: I had tears in my eyes as I read the story about the Grinch's theft of the Hertzel Christmas tree celebration— only they were tears of laughter. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Have you heard that the Cold Spring Farmers' Market is now open all year? They will be situated at the Philipstown Community Center in the Recreation Building, on Route 9D. They will be open every Saturday from 8:30 to 1:30pm. 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 stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Thu. Dec. More...

Longest Night Service at First Presbyterian

The community is invited to a "Longest Night" Service at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 5:30pm. "Longest Night" is a worship service that may be done at any time during Advent. More...

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