December 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Drunk Driver Causes Village Power Loss  Free Access 

On Sunday, at about 2:40am, a car drove into a utility pole at the intersection of Garden Street and Northern Avenue. Apparently, the driver sped away, leaving a trail of debris behind him while he proceeded to crash into a second pole on Northern. More...

Armstrong: Grant Money Should Be There in Future

There were just four members of the public in attendance as Chairman Michael Armstrong opened the meeting of Cold Spring’s Special Board for the Comprehensive Plan on Thursday night. But there still was a little controversy. More...

“In the Air There’s a Feeling of Christmas”

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Civics and Politics

Local Leaders React to Leibell’s Political Demise

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Hayworth Says She’s Ready to Serve

Mount Kisco doctor prepares for Congress

Congresswoman-elect Dr. Nan Hayworth is ready to serve residents of the 19th Congressional District beginning January 3, 2011. More...

Schools

TheatreWorks at PVHS Presents Noises Off

Putnam Valley High School TheatreWorks is pleased to present its tenth fall drama, Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, Directed by Gerard Micera, at the Putnam Valley High School Performing Arts Center. More...

Local School Honor Rolls

Putnam Valley High School 1st Quarter Honor Rolls High Honor Roll More...

Board Ponders the Gifted

The Garrison Union Free School Board met December 1 for its regularly scheduled special meeting. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Maus

Former Trustee, PV School Board

Mary Maus Mary Maus, 73, of Putnam Valley, died Thursday, December 9, 2010, at her home. She was born March 15, 1937, in New Rochelle to George and Gertrude Butler Baker. More...

Salvatore S. Prestianni

Salvatore S. Prestianni, 86, of New Port Richey, Florida, died on November 18, 2010. More...

Police Blotter

Cold Spring Police Make Prescription Drug Arrest

The Cold Spring Police Department reports that on Dec. 2, Kenneth Place of Mill Road, Cold Spring, was arrested in the Village of Cold Spring More...

’Tis the Season for Door-to-Door Scams

Police are warning the public about scams perpetuated by unscrupulous door-todoor sales persons this time of the year. A 91-year-old southern Dutchess County woman was visited by two men last month selling steaks from a refrigerated truck. More...

Sports News

Lady Blue Devils Open Season With Win Over Yorktown

The Haldane Lady Blue Devils basketball squad opened their 2010-2011 campaign with a convincing 52-36 victory over the Yorktown Huskers this past Thursday in the Haldane gym. More...

Philipstown Hawks Hold End Of Year Dinner

The Philipstown Pop Warner Hawks celebrated their 2010 season with their end of season dinner on Tuesday November 23 at the Cortlandt Colonial restaurant. More...

Loretto 4th Grade Boys Fall to Holy Innocents

On Saturday December 4 the Loretto 4th grade boys travelled to Tarrytown to take on a tough Holy Innocents team. More...

Marcinak Murderer Gets 25 to Life in Jail

Andrew Marcinak felt justice was done Tuesday afternoon inside the Putnam County Courthouse when Judge James Reitz sentenced the man convicted of killing his brother to 25 years to life in prison. More...

Board Adopts Putnam Pathways

After more than a year of discussions, town sends proposed zoning law to planning boards for review

The Philipstown Board met December 2 for a public hearing focusing on the possible adoption of the “Putnam Pathways” document as part of the town’s proposed new zoning law. More...

Just Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingling, Ring-Ting-Tingling, Too.’

It was lovely weather for a carriage ride in the village Saturday as part of PARC’s annual Cold Spring by Candlelight event. See pages 8 and 18 for story and pictures. More...

Who Will Serve as Putnam County Executive?

Many want Bondi to stay on for a year, while some angle for position

Last Thursday, State Senator Vincent Leibell announced that he would not be assuming the role of county executive. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Graymoor International Crèche Exhibit

In celebration of Christ’s birth, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are exhibiting an international collection of crèches in the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center through mid-January. More...

Final Weekend for the Desmond- Fish Holiday Boutique

As the final weekend of the 19-annual Desmond-Fish Library Holiday Boutique approaches, there are still many fine gifts available for the holiday consumer in all of us. More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY DEC. 10 TENBROOKS MOLLY 8pm, The Spruce Hill Inn, 1 Lake Oscawana Rd., Putnam Valley SATURDAY DEC. More...

Perspectives

The Dawn of a Brighter Day in Putnam County

The federal corruption case against former state senator Vincent Leibell has shocked and disturbed many people in Putnam County, the residents of his former senate district and all New Yorkers. On a personal level, I am deeply disappointed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Restore Faith in Government

To the Editor: Our collective faith in government and leadership has been shaken given the news of Senator Vincent Leibell’s decision not to take office as Putnam County Executive. More...

The Arrogance of Power

To the Editor: At an historic moment for our small part of the world, you would think that politicians, especially those who have long been allied with disgraced Senator Vincent Leibell, would go out of their way to avoid appearances of backroom More...

Recognizing the St. Philip’s Church

To the Editor: I would like to take a moment to applaud the Reverend Frank Geer, the Vestry and the wonderful congregation of St. Philip’s Church. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

O ur beautiful town seems ever more alive as winter sets in. The gripping winter winds may bear down in icy gusts but then we hold on to the community’s warmth and generous spirit. More...

Main Street Merchants Sport Holiday Dress

“Coming to Cold Spring was the best thing that ever happened to me,” said Jim Lovegrove, who just opened Hudson Valley Thunder, a store dedicated to motorcycle enthusiasts. 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...

Health

Free Flu Vaccine Clinic This Week in Brewster

In promotion of National Influenza Vaccination Week, the Putnam County Department of Health is holding a free public seasonal flu vaccine clinic on Thursday, Dec. 9. This season, everyone 6 months of age and older is encouraged to get vaccinated. More...

Hospital Christens New Nature Trail

If it weren’t for McGregory Brook, Jan Peek might have continued sailing up the Hudson River in 1650 instead of stopping to trade with the natives and ultimately founding the area that is now Peekskill. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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