October 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

The Guitar Hero of Nelsonville  Free Access 

A lot of folks in Putnam County already know Pat Cummings as a gregarious and multitalented musician, who, along with his wife, Susi, and their grown sons, Gavin and Ian, provides accompaniment for local musicals, festivals, fundraisers, and other ev More...

Burglary Spree Still Under Investigation

Since May, Philipstown has been the site of six residential and two commercial burglaries, primarily occurring in Garrison. More...

Brothers Busted in Nelsonville

One would never surmise that the sleepy little village of Nelsonville would be home to a widespread cocaine distribution network yet due to the professional work of the countywide narcotics enforcement task force, two brothers are in custody on char More...

Scannapieco Out as GOP Chairman

County committee selects Jim DiBella, of Southeast, as its new leader

If recent trends continue, 2010 is going to be a harsh year for incumbents. On Tuesday, August 5, Anthony Scannapieco was ousted from the county Republican chair that he has held for 14 years. More...

Gunshots Fired Inside Putnam Valley VFW

Man is not charged, but police take his gun anyway

It sounded like a war-zone inside the Putnam Valley VFW Hall! State Police responded to a 911 complaint last week around midnight when numerous callers reported hearing gunshots coming from the interior of the building on Oscawana Lake Road. More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

Cold Spring Water Department Commercial Sprinkler Testing/Certifications will be performed on Monday, October 18th, between 8am and 5pm. Some discoloration of water may occur in nearby residences. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Philipstown Budget Proposal

spending shows overall decrease but village taxes could go up

Last week, the tentative 2011 Philipstown budget was released to the public. In total, the town is projected to spend $8,573,451, an overall decrease in spending of $247,849 from last year. More...

Schools

Two Teaching Brains Are Better than One

Haldane High School biology teacher Mark Patinella and Haldane second grade teacher Catherine Scrocca teamed up to offer the second grade students an overview of how their brains work. More...

Haldane High School Musician is Honored

Mary Mechalakos, a Haldane High School senior, has been selected for the New York Conference All-State Chorus. This is the first time that a Haldane vocalist has earned this honor. More...

O’Neill’s Arts in Education Booster Club Update

The O’Neill H.S. Arts in Education Booster Club will have a table at the Fall Foliage Festival, on Saturday, October 16, from 9am to 4pm, across from the Holy Innocents Church, Main Street, Highland Falls. More...

Letters to the Editor

Who is Fit to Govern?

To the Editor: By my observation, the two Americas that John Edwards so passionately asserted do actually exist. However, instead of the divide being between the material haves and have nots, it is between the cultural haves and have nots. More...

What Has Sandy Really Done?

To the Editor: I recently received a campaign mailer from Sandy Galef. In it she noted some things that she has done for our community over her 18-year tenure as Assemblywoman of the 90th District. This confused me a bit. More...

Stand with John Hall

To the Editor: I’ve noticed a few Hayworth yard signs popping up around the Village. I don’t think the folks with those signs are doing a lot better in this economy than I am (and I’ve been fortunate). More...

Police Blotter

Police News

Cold Spring Christopher Hustis, 20, of Nelsonville,was charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding. More...

Sports News

New Paltz Juggernauts, Meet Sacking Committee

Imagine this. Hushed whispers, anonymous rumors, and email forwards warn of the New Paltz Hurricanes juggernaut: a player who breaks CDC growth records yet still manages to fall into the Pop Warner weight limit. More...

Haldane Modified Volleyball Wins Fourth Straight

Haldane Girls Modified Volleyball have won their first 4 games of the season. More...

Haldane Girls JV Soccer Off to Strong Start

The Haldane High School Girls JV Soccer Team had a fantastic start in League action this past week. The team won both games against Lakeland and Walter Panas with 4-0 as the final scores. More...

Bare Knuckle Politics

Ball, Kaplowitz intensify battle for state senate seat

The race for the 40th district senate seat between Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball and Democrat Legislator Mike Kaplowitz is shaping up to be the most entertaining of the election season. More...

Another Zoning Draft Released

A new zoning draft was posted on the Town of Philipstown’s website Wednesday. Among the changes include the attaching of the Putnam Pathways rider to the section instructing how the proposed new zoning law should be interpreted. More...

Haldane Cross Country, Girls Tennis Take Home Wins

Girls’ Soccer The Lady Blue Devils played two league matches this week, against sister schools Walter Panas and Lakeland, dropping both by 6-2 and 1-0 scores respectively. More...

Keeping Tabs on Government

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

The Philipstown town clerk’s office will host a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) presentation Thursday, October 14, at 7:30pm in the Cold Spring VFW Hall. Open government expert Robert J. More...

Ball: ‘Open Space is Big Business’

For supporting Leibell’s mortgage tax, Kaplowitz receives environmental backing

Michael Kaplowitz, Democratic candidate for the 40th district state senate seat, has been endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters, which also has pledged to spend significant money to get him elected. More...

Garrison Tries to Improve Meeting Turnout

At its October 6 regular meeting, in front of just three nonstaff audience members, the Garrison school board took nearly three hours to proceed through its agenda. More...

Photo

Fire Safety: Mrs. Rasa’s Kindergarten class from Haldane Elementary School visited the Cold Spring Firehouse on October 8 and learned all about firefighting and fire safety. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Experience World-Class Jazz Vespers on Saturday

Come enjoy great jazz music at Jazz Vespers this Saturday at 5:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St., Cold Spring. More...

Cultural Events

BOSCOBEL Route 9D, Garrison 265-3638 boscobel.org Open daily except Tuesday, 9:30am-5pm, last tour 4pm $16/adults, $12/seniors, $7/children, 6-14, under 6/free Sat Oct More...

‘Threepenny Opera’ Debuts at the Depot

Threepenny Opera is seductive. Luring audiences into dark, tawdry turn of the century London, Mac the Knife—the quintessential connoisseur of wine, women, song and murder—steals our hearts. More...

Perspectives

AMERICAN SPIRIT

John ‘Doc’ Bradley Raised the Flag at Iwo Jima

John Bradley was a Navy Corpsman, serving as the medic for a Marine infantry platoon during the invasion of Iwo Jima. He is one of the six warriors in the iconic photo of the flag raising atop Mount Suribachi. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Diane M. Merando

Diane M. Merando, age 69, a resident of Cold Spring since 1989, died on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, after a short illness. More...

Margaret T. “Peggy” Egan

Margaret T. “Peggy” Egan, age 72, a longtime resident of Cold Spring died on October 4, 2010, at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. More...

Eve C. Pattie

Eve C. Pattie, 85, a longtime Putnam Valley resident, died on October 8, 2010. She was born June 4, 1925, daughter of the late Blendon and Lousie (nee Sexton) Croft. In 1948, she married Andrew Pattie, Sr., who predeceased her on January 9, 1979. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

The October 23 Ladies Auxiliary Roast Beef Dinner at the Philipstown-North Highland Firehouse has a new low price: just $10! Serving from 4:30 to 7:30pm. For details, call Sally Singh at 265-2560. More...

Hospital Announces Honorees for 50th Annual Ball

A retired investment banker, a respected physician, and members of the Hudson Valley Hospital Center Auxiliary will be honored on Nov. 6 at HVHC’s 50th Annual Ball. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Josh Wohl Cantor Ellen Gersh 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm Sat mornin More...

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