November 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Volleyball’s Dream Run Ends in State Finals

Team falls to Randolph in championship

On Sunday afternoon, Haldane’s volleyball team found themselves in a place few might have envisioned at the start of the season. More...

Comprehensive Plan: ‘Too Vague’ or Just Right?

Last week’s summit of Cold Spring boards has generated continued discussion about the village’s comprehensive plan. More...

One Fire District To Rule Them All

Last week, a pilot panel consisting of officials from Philipstown’s four fire districts, as well as officials from the town and villages, met with residents to discuss the possibility of creating a unified fire district. More...

Haldane, Garrison Pupils Learn About Thanksgiving

Second graders Paige Flanagan, Sasha Levy, and Fallon Barry pretend they are Native Amerians and Pilgrims from the First Thanksgiving at Garrison School Thanksgiving feast. See page 15 for more. More...

PUBLIC NOTICS

COLD SPRING The Highway Department will not pick up recyclables on Friday, November 26, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The regular schedule will resume December 3. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

New Salaries Set for County Officials

At its Dec. 7 meeting the Putnam Legislature will set the salaries of County Executive elect Vincent Leibell along with seven designated county officers appointed for fixed terms. More...

Unemployment Declines

Putnam County continues to experience the lowest rate of unemployment in the entire region. More...

Schools

Students Explore Baking and Snaking

HALDANE BAKERS More...

Scouts Enjoy One Last Campout

School let out one recent Friday, and rather than hitting the books or buttons on a video game, many lucky Philipstown scouts instead hit the trail for a weekend of camping in the great outdoors. More...

It’s Time to Apply for Audubon Scholarships

The Putnam Highlands Audubon Society is pleased to announce scholarship monies so a local adult interested in attending the historic Audubon Camp in Maine can do so with a $500 subsidy. More...

Commentary

A Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee More...

Letters to the Editor

The Wounds and the Scars of War

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To Friends of Grace Conley

To the Editor: Grace Conley was the very definition of her name. She did go through life with all the Grace of an angel, opening her heart and home to all who entered. More...

So Much to be Thankful For

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Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

A Peaceful, Prosperous, and Happy Thanksgiving to all. The PCN&R office will be closed on both Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Friday. More...

Janet Rust Receives Award at Thanksgiving Dinner

The Putnam County Historical Society-Foundry School Museum’s November 21 Thanksgiving Dinner at the Gipsy Trail Club included the presentation of the Elizabeth Todd Healy Volunteer Service Award to longtime volunteer Janet Rust, who was featur More...

Garlands of Cheer Arrive on Main Street

On Monday morning the Highway Department and Pidala Electric “elves” conducted their annual “hanging of the greens” on Main Street. More...

A Week to Remember, Stories to Share  Free Access 

This Philipstown teen has something extra to be thankful for—a dream trip with Taylor Swift

Mackenzie Fariel might just be the luckiest 13-yearold in Philipstown. More...

No Reason to Be Blue at Garrison

On Friday, November 19, the Garrison School community celebrated receiving the 2010 National Blue Ribbon School Award at a formal ceremony held at the school. More...

Town Taxes to Rise

Board votes unanimously to approve $8.5 million budget

During its November 18 meeting, the Philipstown town board voted unanimously to approve the $8,510,649 budget for 2011. Despite budget cuts, tax rates will increase for Philipstown citizens. More...

Man’s Best Friend May Get You Fined

On November 18, at 7pm, the Philipstown Town Board convened a public hearing on dog licenses. After listening to the audience, the board unanimously passed a new dog licensing law during the meeting followed. More...

Cold Spring Café Says Goodbye After 8 Years

One of Cold Spring’s most popular places to eat is closing its doors. Peter and Christine Inserillo opened Cold Spring Café and Bake Shoppe on Main and Kemble in April of 2002, but have recently decided to move on. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE Depot Square, Garrison’s Landing philipstowndepottheatre. org 424-3900 “GOLD”, 8pm Art Garden: Gold Sat Nov 27 at 8pm, Tickets $10 Youth Players present: A Chr More...

Yuletide Tea Time at Boscobel

Before you head out to the town’s tree lighting or to do more shopping, consider something a little more refined and a little less hectic to put you in the holiday spirit. More...

West Point Band’s Holiday Concert

The West Point Band, under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel Jim Keene, for the immensely popular, annual Hudson Valley Holiday concert. More...

Community

Older Troops Gaining Bigger Responsibilities

You may think Girl Scouts is just about cookies, but we’re much more than that. Here’s a look at what our community’s Girl Scouts have been up to. More...

Perspectives

‘Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen’

There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who More...

American Spirit

Audie L. Murphy, Medal of Honor recipient

CITATION More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Gordon Hanna, Sr.

John G. Hanna, Sr., of Cold Spring passed away suddenly on November 20, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. He was 65. Born on March 26, 1945, to Gordon Hanna and the late Susanne Julian Hanna. More...

Police Blotter

Cold Spring Police Blotter

Officer-In-Charge George Kane of the Village of Cold Spring Police Department reported that on November 5, at approximately 10:20pm Police Officer Walz was conducting routine patrol on Main Street in the Village when he observed a motor vehicle trav More...

Villagers Alarmed Over Presence of Sex Offender

Philipstown parents are angry after receiving email alerts from Haldane Central School Districts last week warning that a Level 2 sex offender is residing less than half a mile from the school campus. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Soccer Club Ends Fall Season with Two Wins and Annual Dinner

Sunday, Nov. 21, marked the end of the Fall Season for the Philipstown Soccer Club (PSC). More...

Milner Signs Letter Of Intent to Play for Fordham

Haldane’s Liz Milner has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Fordham University in the fall of 2011 on a full basketball scholarship. More...

Join the Fun at the Wildlife Education Center

After Thanksgiving bring the entire family to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a special celebration of the Museum’s live animals! More...

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