May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Supports Its Warriors

For the past 90 years, the annual sale of Buddy Poppies by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and their auxiliaries has been recognized and endorsed by governmental officials on the federal, state, and local levels. More...

Worship in Philipstown

Two Churches, One Minister

The Rev. Margaret Laemmel, better known as “Pastor Peg,” has a busy life. More...

The Police, Your Pool, and Fixing Our Water Main

The Village of Cold Spring and the Cold Spring Police Benevolent Association have successfully negotiated their first contract. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Mark Your Calendar – Meetings This Week

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Putnam Names May Safe Boat Month

Members of the Putnam Legislature have proclaimed May, Safe Boat Month across the county, recognizing that recreational boating is a fun and enjoyable sport and an excellent source of relaxation, but extremely dangerous for the unprepared More...

Responsible County Government?

Post Audit, Lawmakers Punt on Official Newspaper Status

Putnam legislators failed last week to reach a decision on designating “official” newspapers for 2011, deciding instead to return the matter to committee and ask for requests for proposals from the current three publications. More...

Schools

Memorial Day Plans

The Memorial Day Committee of Philipstown has announced the schedule for the traditional Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 30. The parade will start promptly at 9am at Cold Spring Village Hall . More...

Glynwood Celebrates Spring

From noon to 5pm on May 15, come to Glynwood Farm, watch the sheep get shorn, and see wool get transformed into yarn and felt. Learn about beekeeping and heirloom vegetable varieties suited to the Hudson Valley. More...

Previewing the Local School Budget Votes with Superintendents

Garrison Union Free School District

What has been the biggest challenge of the 2011-12 budget process? More...

Commentary

Firefighters: Let’s Get Back to Fighting Fires in Harmony

For one hundred and fifteen years the Cold Spring Fire Co. No 1 has proudly served the residents of the area. More...

Cunningham’s Corner

My father was plain spoken—so blunt he sometimes seemed rude, but really, he was just blunt. Among his many plain expressions was this: “Calling a donkey a horse doesn’t make it a horse.” More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Galassi

Robert Galassi, a resident of the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley died at his home on May 5, 2011 after a valiant battle with cancer. Robert was born on Oct. More...

Olive Blanche Grabowski

Olive Blanche Grabowski, 89 of Carmel, New York, and most recently Plattsburgh, passed away on May 5, 2011 at Meadowbrook Health Center after a short illness. She was born in Newfoundland. More...

Briefly Noted

~TALK of our TOWN~

Don’t miss the Shadfest this weekend at Boscobel. See Coming Events for details. Last Wednesday while the entire village seemed to have been taken over by folks with cameras and microphones. More...

Gertie Found After Being Lost for 7 Months

We are calling her “Gertie, the miracle dog.” After being lost for 7 months she is now safe at home in Brewster. More...

Responders Prepare for the Worst

In April, Continental Village Volunteer Fire Department and Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps participated in a drill involving “patients” trapped in a vehicle. More...

Health

Attention Philipstown Cancer Survivors

The Relay for Life organizing committee wants to send you an invitation for a complimentary breakfast to honor and recognize cancer survivors of our community at 9:30am on Saturday, June 4, at the Our Lady of Loretto Church Hall on Fair Street in Col More...

Photo

Members of the Highlands Garden Club were busy volunteering Saturday morning. More...

New Zoning Approved

The broad outlines of the next decades of development in Philipstown have been charted. In a coda to years of debate and analysis, the Philipstown Town Board unanimously approved, 5-0, the new zoning law at its meeting Thursday evening. More...

Stricter Sentence for Leibell?

In a filing just days before disgraced ex-senator Vincent Leibell is to be sentenced, the government said Monday that Leibell has refused to accept responsibility for his crimes and should spend up to 33 months in prison. More...

Merchants Hope for Big Turnout for WHUD Day

Downtown and area Cold Spring merchants hope for a rousing day Saturday when WHUD and Kacey Morabito - who lives in Cold Spring - will promote the village. More...

50 Years of Learning at St. Philip’s

Cocktail Party on May 21, Barbeque on May 22 ST. PHILIP’S NURSERY SCHOOL

Fifty years ago, the leadership of St. Philip’s Church invited a small local preschool to move to the St. Philip’s Parish House. With this invitation, the life of the Philipstown community and its youngest members was changed forever. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Live Music CALENDAR

FRIDAY, MAY 13 THE KURT HENRY BAND & TRIO MIO Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main, Beacon SATURDAY, MAY 14 HARPIN’ FOR HUNGER Towne Crier Café, 130 Route 22, Pawling SUNDAY, MAY 15 More...

Cultural Events

CHAPEL OF OUR LADY RESTORATION 45 Market St., Cold Spring More...

10th Emmy Nod for Hudson River Film & Video of Garrison

The four filmmakers who comprise Garrison’s Hudson River Film and Video company have received their tenth Emmy nomination for their production of “To All on Equal Terms: The Life and Legacy of Prudence Crandall,” the story of a woma More...

Community

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Josh Wohl More...

33 Make First Communion in Cold Spring

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CHURCH

Thirty-three students of Our Lady of Loretto’s Parish of Cold Spring received their 1st Holy Communion on Saturday at the church on Fair St. to the delight of their families and many friends. More...

From the Chamber

Spring in Cold Spring...New Members...May Mixer

It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by –Advertising, Initiative and Dynamics. — Isaac Asimov More...

Perspectives

Citizens Should Take Back Control

The charges stated Leibell doled out $6.5 million in taxpayer funded “member items” to nonprofit groups he controlled from 2005-2010

Stories of ambitious men being corrupted by the political game have been plentiful since my youth. More...

Letters to the Editor

Plea or Ploy?

To the Editor: More...

Standing Up To Leibell

To the Editor: More...

Thank You, Greg Ball

To the Editor: As a veteran of the Armed Forces (US Navy) and a 31- year veteran of law enforcement, I would like to thank Senator Greg Ball and the members of his staff for their gracious assistance with my problem of not being able to finalize my p More...

Sports News

Haldane Lax Wins Three

Softball team suffers first loss of season

Haldane’s lacrosse team rebounded from an early week thumping by Hendrick Hudson to post consecutive victories over Carmel, North Salem and Peekskill. More...

Local Player Headed to Volleyball Nationals

On Sunday May 1 at the Downstate Athletic Facility in Peekskill, the Downstate 17s National team competed with 11 other squads for a chance to earn a bid to compete at the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships in the National Division to More...

Highlanders Roll to an Easy Win Over Mahopac

Fresh off a win last weekend the 7/8 grade Highlanders visited Mahopac on Saturday, May 7th and came away with a 10-1 win. More...

Weekly Poll

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