November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

And, the envelope please, it's still tied  Free Access 

Putnam Valley race still up in the air

Putnam Valley race ends in a tie, again, with recount results adding 1 to each total. More...

Drug Dealer Busted in Philipstown

A Dutchess County resident described as a career criminal faces a 25 year-tolife state prison term for his alleged drug trafficking in Philipstown. More...

Cold Spring by Candlelight!

After nine short years, Cold Spring by Candlelight has become a holiday tradition in Putnam County. More...

Nelsonville Gets Ready for Christmas

Residents and organizations of the tiny village of Nelsonville, perched up the hill from Cold Spring-on -Hudson, got into the holiday spirit over the Thanksgiving weekend by decorating their houses, setting up Christmas trees for sale, and hosting th More...

Haldane Hoopsters Come Home for Thanksgiving

For the sixth year in a row, Haldane Coach Joe Virgadamo organized a Thanksgiving weekend alumni game for former members of the Haldane varsity basketball teams. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Post office lease expires next month: Foodtown Plaza owner, architect, and Planning Board talk parking and traffic problems  Free Access 

Issue still unresolved; Plaza owner makes presentation

Parking and traffic issues consume talks as issue drags on. More...

And, the envelope please, it's still tied  Free Access 

Putnam Valley race still up in the air

Putnam Valley race ends in a tie, again, with recount results adding 1 to each total. More...

Scenic Hudson Can Skip Bond

Village Board Accepts Letter of Credit

The Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees approved a request by Hudson Valley park developer Scenic Hudson to produce a bank letter of credit rather than post a performance bond for completion of the West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring. More...

Schools

Regional Scholastic Chess Is Alive In The Hudson Valley

On November 19th Kingston Chess hosted its annual K-8 chess Tournament. This year, seven Haldane students competed in this event. More...

The Magic of Reading and Writing

GARRISON UNION FREE SCHOOL

The theme for the 2011-12 Garrison School Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) Week was “Reading is Magical!” Students celebrated November 14-18 with a number of activities designed to show how reading is magical because it brings people to More...

Pow-Wow and Feast at Garrison

The Garrison Elementary School last week, students celebrated the rich history and traditions behind the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

Oh for the days of Santa Claus again, where every snowfall seemed two feet deep and was good for sledding, every toy was irresistible and well-designed, and Christmas cookies had no downside unless the icing landed on the floor. More...

Letters to the Editor

Taxpayers are from Venus, Teachers’ Union from Mars

To the Editor: More...

Fracking: Make Views Known Now

To the Editor: More...

Told You So

To the Editor: The audacity of the Town Board to give everyone who works for the town a thousand dollar raise, borders on tyrannical behavior. Are these guys serious or just plain vindictive? More...

School News

No Water at Garrison School  Free Access 

School Closed Monday

The Garrison School posted the following notice on its homepage today. The announcement was also made over local radio: More...

Sports News

Haldane Girls Basketball Team Looks for Balance

Key player losses mean more players need to contribute

As the curtain came down on last year’s Lady Blue Devil basketball season in the state Class C semi-final, it became clear that the team’s strength and weakness were intertwined within their leading scorer, Senior Liz Milner. More...

Santa Around Cold Spring  Free Access 

Photos from this weekend's holiday celebrations

The Photo gallery can be found here --> Santa Around Cold Spring More...

No Water at Garrison School  Free Access 

School Closed Monday

The Garrison School posted the following notice on its homepage today. The announcement was also made over local radio: More...

Post office lease expires next month: Foodtown Plaza owner, architect, and Planning Board talk parking and traffic problems  Free Access 

Issue still unresolved; Plaza owner makes presentation

Parking and traffic issues consume talks as issue drags on. More...

Scenic Hudson Can Skip Bond

Village Board Accepts Letter of Credit

The Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees approved a request by Hudson Valley park developer Scenic Hudson to produce a bank letter of credit rather than post a performance bond for completion of the West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring. More...

Legislature Seeks Back-door Change to Legal Notices Law

Mere days after the Putnam County Courier sued Putnam County lawmakers over their decision on which papers should publish legal notices, members of the Rules Committee of the Legislature have called on Albany lawmakers to change the law itself and al More...

Main Street Braces for Winter

Cold Spring businesses are bracing for the winter months. More...

Tony Moore: The Master of the Mountain

During the October Cold Spring Arts weekend Tony Moore, the British-American artist, opened his still-in-development Ligenza-Moore Gallery at the top of East Mountain Road and shared both his process and his product with scores of visitors. More...

Girl Scout Troop 2502’s Annual Bowling Trip

Local Girl Scout Troop 2502 of Cold Spring enjoys annual community bowling at Cortland Lanes along with all troops from Cold Spring & Garrison. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Elections

And, the envelope please, it's still tied  Free Access 

Putnam Valley race still up in the air

Putnam Valley race ends in a tie, again, with recount results adding 1 to each total. More...

Arts and Entertainment

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Brings Holiday Cheer to Depot Theatre

The Philipstown Depot Theatre loves to produce shows for families with kids as actors. 24 Philipstown youths come together to present James W. More...

‘Christmas Wish’ Comes to Beacon

It is almost the “most wonderful time of the year,” and what better way to enjoy the holiday season than taking the entire family to a Christmas show? More...

Live Music Calendar

THURSDAY DECEMBER 1ROB SCHEPOS/FRANCESCA TANKSLEYThe Silver Spoon, 124 Main Street, Cold Springsilverspooncoldspring.comFRIDAY DECEMBER 2The CHAD McLOUGHLIN TrioBeanrunner Café, 201 S. More...

Community

Religious Services

PHILIPSTOWN REFORM SYNAGOGUE P.O. Box 94 Cold Spring, NY 10516 All Discussions & Services led by Rabbi Michael Rothbaum for information, email philipstownreformsynagogue@gmail.com or call 845-265-8011. Free and Open to All. More...

Big Holiday Weekend in Putnam Valley

Putnam Valley residents will have their choice of holiday fun this weekend. On Friday evening at 7 p.m. the festive Town Park tree lighting ceremony kicks off the season—bring Toys for Tots and Food Pantry donations and watch for Santa. More...

Loretto Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Philipstown Town Clerk Tina Merando and her team of dedicated volunteers hosted their Annual Philipstown Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 24th at 12:30 p.m. in the Our Lady of Loretto Parish Hall on Fair Street in Cold Spring. More...

Perspectives

From the Chamber

“Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.” —Henry R. Luce More...

Murky Turkey Talk (And Some Delectable Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

The news before Thanksgiving was scary. It wasn’t the civil and international unrest, or even the economy: it was the turkey. What?? Was it just me, or did anyone else notice the constant fearmongering regarding the bird preparations to come? More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gerald E. Bowden, Jr.

Gerald E. Bowden, Jr., age 45, of Kingston, NY, formerly of Garrison, died on Saturday, November 19, 2011, in Ulster, NY. Born September 23, 1966, in Germany, he was the son of the late Gerald E. Bowden, Sr. and Nancy G. (Slinskey) Bowden. Mr. More...

George Patrick Tompkins

George Patrick Tompkins, age 83, of Summerville, SC, formerly of Putnam Valley, died on Saturday November, 19, 2011 in Summerville, S.C. Born June 9, 1928, in Cold Spring, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Mary (White) Tompkins. More...

Briefly Noted

Continental Village Meeting Set for Wednesday

On Wednesday, November 30, at 7 p.m. More...

Talk of our Town

Be sure to join us at Cold Spring by Candlelight on Saturday, when the historic PCN&R office on Main Street will again be open for tours throughout the afternoon. More...

Tree Lighting

To bring in the holiday season, the Village of Cold Spring Recreation Commission will hold their annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 2nd at the waterfront park. More...

Weekly Poll

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