September 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s a Dog’s Life at Bow Wow Haus

Doing Business in Philipstown

John Funck is the man who lives to reunite lost pets with their misplaced owners. More...

Career Criminals Nabbed On Route 9 In Philipstown

Two career criminals with a combined 85 arrests are back in jail this week following their arrests for allegedly burglarizing commercial establishments along the Route 9 corridor in Philipstown. More...

Town Meets with Castle Rock Backers; Prospects Uncertain

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

Backers of the Castle Rock project met last week with Philipstown officials to discuss moving forward, but Castle Rock and the town seem a good distance apart. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Odell And Schneider Debate Issues at Carmel Forum

The first in a series of debates pitting county executive hopefuls MaryEllen Odell of Carmel against Alan Schneider of Kent took place last Thursday evening before a meeting of the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association. More...

MEETINGS This Week

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 287:30pm – Philipstown Board Weekly WorkshopTHURSDAY SEPTEMBER 297:30pm – Special Board for Comp Plan / LWRPTUESDAY, OCTOBER 47:00pm – Haldane Board of Education Meeting 7:30pm – Cold Spring Planning Board More...

Good: Shop Local for the Holidays! Even Better: Shop Local Every Day!

From the Chamber

Spending your money in locally-owned businesses has three times the impact on the community as dollars spent at national chains. Think about gifting locally this year and keeping dollars in the local economy. More...

Schools

Alex Spitzer Gets National Merit Nod

Putnam Valley Central School District is proud to announce that Alex Spitzer, a senior at Putnam Valley High School, has been named a semifinalist in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

The Subject is Schools

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK

Villanti on Haldane and SAT Scores More...

VFW Offers Scholarship Program

The Voice of Democracy is an annual national audio essay contest, sponsored locally by the Philipstown Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2362. More...

Perspectives

Cold Spring's Historical Revival

After the West Point Foundry, the iron and munitions factory in Cold Spring, NY, shut down in 1911, over 1,400 plant workers and their families were left fending for themselves. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Frances J. Mancari

Frances J. Mancari, age 65, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, NY, died on Monday, September 26, 2011 at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Briefly Noted

Surveyors Take the Measure of Main Street

Surveyor Kyle Gardner of Clark Engineering was busy on Main Street in Cold Spring this week doing preliminary work on the lighting and drainage/paving projects for which the Village has received two More...

Sun Sets on 2011 Reading Season at the Chapel

On October 2 at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration, The Sunset Reading Series will present poet Monica Youn and poet/visual artist Matthea Harvey. It will be the last reading of the 2011 season. More...

Quiet Cars Coming to Railroad

Metro-North is launching a Quiet Car pilot program on select trains on the Hudson and Harlem lines beginning Monday, October 17. More...

Health

309 Get Flu Vaccine

Three hundred nine residents of Putnam County realize now is the time to protect you and your loved ones from the discomfort of influenza. More...

Bannerman’s Battles Back

Just a short boat ride away from the busy Newburgh waterfront lies Pollepel Island, the home of what has come to be known as Bannerman Castle. More...

Chamber Members Say Kill MTA Tax

COLD SPRING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Cold Spring business people told Assemblywoman Sandy Galef that the MTA payroll tax needs to go. More...

Girls Soccer and Volleyball Teams Have Perfect Week

Football team suffers first loss of season

The ladies of Haldane took center stage this week, as the girls’ soccer and volleyball teams went a combined 5-0 to share a spotlight that has recently been reserved strictly for Blue Devils’ perennial volleyball powerhouse. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Philipstown Candidates Offer Support at Friends of NRA Dinner

Philipstown Republican candidates attended the Friends of NRA dinner this past Thursday in Mahopac. More...

Putnam Valley Conservatives Endorse Whetsel's Team for Town Board

The Putnam Valley Conservative Party endorsed two-term town board member Democrat Wendy Whetsel for the office of Putnam Valley Town Supervisor at their caucus held on September 19, at the Putnam Valley Library. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Cider and Fun at Glynwood

From October 16 through October 23, the first-ever Cider Week, taking place in over 85 establishments throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley, will prominently feature what some are calling the newest trend since craft beer—real (hard) c More...

Twin Forts Day Reenactment is Saturday

On October 6, 1777, an invading British Army assaulted Forts Montgomery and Clinton. More...

Legends and Lore at the Historical Society

Join the Putnam County Historical Society at 5 p.m. More...

Community

Talk of our Town

Robert Lomino from the Cold Spring Chamber shared some information with us about Bill Whitehill, who was mentioned in last week’s story about Oregon Hardware in Putnam Valley. More...

Religious Services

COLD SPRING CHURCH ON THE HILL (Baptist Church) Rev. Timothy M. Greco, Pastor 245 Main St. More...

Grace Church Seeking Donations for Midnight Run to Help Homeless

Donations are now being accepted at Grace Church in Putnam Valley for a Midnight Run. Midnight Run is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless. More...

Sports News

The Philipstown Soccer Club Recap

On Sunday, the Dragons (G U-13) traveled to Dobbs Ferry. Their play, especially during the first half, was beyond reproach. Marina did a fantastic job controlling the middle of the field and dominating on balls in the air. More...

Jr. Pee Wee Hawks Down Highland

The Jr. Pee Wee Philipstown Hawks took the field in Highland this past Sunday and came home with something that hadn’t gotten in their previous 9 games – a win. More...

Mitey Mite Hawks Improve to 3-0

The Mitey Mite Hawks traveled to Millbrook on Sunday to take on the Northern Dutchess Raiders trying to carry over the momentum from their first two games. The Hawks wasted no time establishing control on their first possession. More...

Weekly Poll

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