March 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rebuilding Steeples, Opening Doors

Ordained by Cardinal Ratzinger, Father Scott-Hamblen now leads Philipstown’s Episcopalians

St. Mary-in-the-Highlands, a large Gothic church made of grey granite, seated at the intersection of Routes 9D and 301 in Cold Spring, has been home to Philipstown Episcopalians since 1869. The original St. More...

Haldane Honors Basketball Stars

After a 6pm executive session to review personnel matters, the Haldane Board of Education met March 15 with another big agenda that included more budget discussion and a celebration of athletic excellence. More...

‘Grease’ is the Word at Haldane High School

The musical Grease, originally performed on Broadway in 1971, was created by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey to encapsulate the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as “the greasers.” Set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High S More...

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Civics and Politics

Mark Your Calendar – Meetings This Week

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Rolston Promotes Conservative Party

Tom Rolston, owner of the Cold Spring Depot restaurant, has announced that a meeting was held between elected officials, local Republicans, leaders of the Conservative Party from Carmel and Mahopac, and a number of members of the Conservative Party o More...

Schools

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Putnam Valley H.S moves to Round 2 of The Challenge. The meeting with Warwick Valley airs April 6, at 5:30pm on MSG Varsity. More...

Teacher from Cold Spring Honored

Charles Rapalje, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, received the Richard H. Aderson, Make a Difference Award for 2010. The recipient of the Richard H. More...

The High Achievers

…Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,550 students in January 2011. Among the graduates was GRAHAM CAVANAGH, who received a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture. More...

Letters to the Editor

Excess School Funds

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Kudos to Matt Walsh

To the Editor: Kudos to Matt Walsh for his letter to the editor last week which exposed the cowardice and stupidity of some members of the Town board regarding the proposed gun control legislation. More...

Coming Home to Roost

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Sports News

Philipstown Little League Season Opens April 16

Baseball/Softball Tryouts March 25-26

A sure sign of spring takes place this upcoming weekend as baseball and softball tryouts commence at the Philipstown Recreation Center. On Saturday March 25th, boy’s trying out for the Majors will start at 2:00 p.m.. More...

Harpursville Too Much For Haldane

State semifinal loss ends Lady Blue Devils’ season

In the end, it was too much Hannah Kimmel, and too much Miranda Drummond, and too much Erin Dietzman. More...

Heat on Indian Point

Senator Ball calls for hearing, environmental groups call for shutdown

Japan’s nuclear energy plant crisis, in the wake of the March 11 tsunami, has put a microscope on the safety of the Indian Point Energy Center, on the Hudson River in nearby Buchanan. More...

GOP to Host Pro-Gun Rally

But organizers request you leave your guns at home “Let’s use our First Amendment rights to protect our Second Amendment Rights. No guns please.”

Terry Polhemus, Philipstown Republican Chairwoman, is organizing an event for “fellow members of the GOP and 2nd Amendment Defenders All,” in order to protest a proposed town law which would ban firearms from town meetings. More...

Indian Brook Road Falls Apart

A Local Emergency Coordination Center in a Tupperware container

The weekly Philipstown Board meeting on March 16 featured a report from Highway Superintendent Roger Chirico detailing the post-storm road conditions on 1,050 unpaved feet of Indian Brook Road. More...

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More than 50 Haldane students, staff, and parents participated in the Dutchess/Ulster Heart Walk on March 12 at Vassar College. More...

‘Picasso People’ Visit Haldane

Haldane Elementary school students in grades K–5 had the opportunity to view the assembly program Picasso People to help them learn about Pablo Picasso and his art for the Garrison Art Center School Invitational Theme Show “Graffiti a la More...

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Arts and Entertainment

Nature Museum Presents Amphibians of Spring

On Sunday, April 3 at 10am, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Amphibians of Spring. More...

Manitou Farm Open House

Manitou Farm, home of Leona Dushin’s Morgan horses, will host its second annual Open House on Sunday, April 2, from 1 to 4pm. More...

Stony Kill Springtime Events

Spring has sprung! The Stony Kill Foundation presents a Spring Ecology Extravaganza on Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 4pm. Youngsters in grades 2 to 5 are invited to join us. Take a look at the signs of the season with a hike around Stony Kill. More...

Community

Hudson Valley Hospital Honors One of Its Own

Local doctor, Navy flight surgeon and former director of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Emergency Department, John A. McGurty Jr., MD, was honored earlier this month with the dedication of a new hospital conference room in his name. More...

Manitoga Offers Volunteer Landscape Day

Spring has sprung in the Hudson Valley and there is no better place to be than Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center for the first Volunteer Landscape Day of the season on Saturday, March 26, from 9am-2pm. More...

Philipstown Garden Club Hosts Kent Russell

The Philipstown Garden Club presents Kent Russell - Nationally Recognized Garden Speaker, at the Desmond Fish Library in the program room on April 3 at 1:30pm. Open to the public and refreshments will be served, no admission fee. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Carl Bielenberg

Robert Carl Bielenberg, 86, passed away at his home in Red Hook, NY, on Thursday, March 10, surrounded by family. More...

Kenneth McKenna

Kenneth McKenna of the Town of Newburgh, a retired maintenance mechanic for the United States Military Academy at West Point, entered into rest Sunday, March 13, 2011, at home. He was 68. More...

Memorial Service and Meditation for Japan

Gristmill Hermitage, a Zen Buddhist practice center in Garrison, invites members and community friends to gather in acknowledgement of the sadness and need to begin grieving the deaths and devastation in Japan caused by the earthquakes, tsunami, and More...

Briefly Noted

~TALK of our TOWN~

I n spite of the changeable March weather, Happy Spring! There are lots more special events coming up. Haldane High School presents the fabulous ‘50s musical, Grease, this weekend. See the story on page 4. More...

Garrison Ambulance Calls for February

The Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to 19 calls for the month of February. They included 14 medical calls, 3 personal injury automobile accidents, and 2 cancels. More...

MTA Council to Hold Listening Session Next Week in Cold Spring

On Wednesday, March 30, the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council (MNRCC), consisting of 11 volunteer members appointed as representatives of MTA riders, will hold a public meeting to entertain complaints and comments. More...

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