December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Serving the Poor, No Matter the Season

On Christmas Day, even in this tough economy, many families will gather for grand feasts; a good number will likely eat too much over the holidays and will spend the early days of the new year lamenting their former excess. More...

Holiday Recycling Schedule

Due to the holidays, the PHILIPSTOWN Recycling Center (Landfill) will be closed on Saturday, December 26th and January 2nd, and will re-open on Saturday, January 9th. More...

Coming Events

 

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...

Letters to the Editor

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A Rare Occurrence . . . We received no letters to the editor this week! We look forward to continued correspondence in the New Year More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Paul Joseph Marks

Paul Joseph Marks, 59, passed away after a long illness on December 9, 2009, at his home. Paul was born in Manhattan on October 31, 1950, son of the late David and Chantel (nee Comeau) Marks. More...

James Easton Walther, Sr.

James Easton Walther, Sr., age 86, of Dogwood Drive, Weaverville, North Carolina, was received into the arms of Jesus on December 14, 2009. Born on October 17, 1923, in New York City, he was the son of the late Bernard and Elsie Walther. More...

County Ready to Fight MTA

Putnam County continues to fight the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) recently enacted mobility tax through the courts and will know by year's end if neighboring counties will be joining Putnam's legal battle to fight the levy that has More...

New Uses Explored for Former Firehouse

The 1951 firehouse on Upper Station Road in Garrison was the topic of discussion at last Wednesday's Philipstown Board Workshop. More...

O Come All Ye Faithful

Catherine Garnsey More...

A Cold Spring Carol

Cold Spring area residents have received an unexpected, early, and very original gift this holiday season—their own Christmas song. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Haldane Braces for Cuts in State Aid

A relatively small holdback in funds last week by the New York State Department of Education (NYSDE), combined with projections for a large decrease in payments come January, clearly signal that fiscal challenges facing Haldane School Board trustee More...

Loretto Falls to Our Lady of Mercy

The Loretto 4th grade boys "Blue" team traveled to Port Chester among the snowflakes on Saturday to take on Our Lady of Mercy. Loretto jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead behind the strong play of Anthony Sinchi, Aidan Seigel, and Daniel Rotando. More...

Loretto 3rd Grade Boys Drop Two

This past weekend the OLL 3rd grade boys brought a 3-0 record into the weekend for a home series with Holy Rosary from Hawthorne - the other undefeated team in the league. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of the Town

There will be no recycling pick up this week and next week the pick up will be on Wednesday. Also please note that the Traditional Candlelight Service at the Presbyterian Church will be held at 7:30pm, not 8:30pm, on Christmas Eve. 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...

Hudson Valley Interfaith Effort Aids New Orleans

For the past two years, St. Philip's Church in Garrison has organized building trades professionals and other volunteers from the local community to contribute to the rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans. More...

Weekly Poll

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