December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas in Philipstown

What a wonderful weekend it was here in Philipstown— from the tree lighting at the waterfront to the carolers on Main Street to the cannon fire and ice carving on St. Mary’s lawn, and everywhere in between, there was magical merriment. More...

You Better Not Pout, You Better Not Cry

Six hundred people from across the tri-state area came to Cold Spring on Saturday, to enjoy the Partners with PARC 9th Annual "Cold Spring by Candlelight" Holiday Festival and House Tours. More...

Hot Chocolate for Heroes

A misty morning is the perfect time for some hot chocolate. Luckily, that’s just what these pres-school students at The Nest in Cold Spring had in mind on Tuesday. More...

No Water at Garrison School

Unexpected Day Off as Well Pumps are Replaced

The Garrison School was closed Monday, due to a water system failure. "Repairs to the system will be made on Monday, and we expect that this will be a one-day event. More...

Haldane Presents ‘Heaven Can Wait’

“Heaven Can Wait,” by Harry Segall, is a play probably best known for its cinematic versions. It’s the story of a professional boxer/pilot, Joe Pendleton, whose soul is separated from his body before he dies. Mr. More...

Civics and Politics

Continental Village Voices Heard Again

There are angry taxpayers in Continental Village, and they want answers. More...

Slithering Slowly Toward a Solution for Snake Hill

The late-August visit by Hurricane Irene did almost incalculable damage to Putnam County, and Philipstown in particular; but perhaps no single event inconvenienced more people than the washout of parts of Snake Hill Road. More...

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Wed Dec 7 6:00pm – Putnam Valley Town Board-Pub Hrg/Wk Session7:30pm – Philipstown Board Weekly Workshop 7:30pm – Garrison School Board Special Meeting Thu Dec 87:00pm – Philipstown N. More...

Schools

Breaking News - 12/8/2011 11:37 AM

County VFW Announces Voice of Democracy Winners  Free Access 

Two 'Springers' place 2nd and 3rd

Putnam County has announced the winners of the annual Voice of Democracy competition for the 2011-2012 years. The theme this year was “Is There Pride in Serving in America's Military?” More...

State of the Schools: Putnam Valley

Dr. Barbara Fuchs is just halfway through her first year as Putnam Valley’s Superintendent of Schools. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

Across the Hudson River, Tom Kirwan’s house in the Washington Heights area of Newburgh—a hop and a skip from Washington’s headquarters—looked out over the city sewer plant, much like those along Fair Street here in Cold Spring More...

Perspectives

The (Beach) Beat Goes On

Perspectives

There was holiday cheer to spare in Peekskill on Friday night. The sidewalks were filled with people and the lights seemed a little bit brighter than usual, especially around The Paramount Center. More...

Allspice Tea

Gardening GUSTO

There are many scents of the holiday season that are wonderful: cut pine, clementine peel, fresh ginger (PCNR, “Gardening Gusto”, December 15, 2010) and ground nutmeg (PCNR, “GG”, December 22, 2010.) But, call me the Grinch, I More...

General Stories

Continental Village Santa Run 2011 Photos  Free Access 

Photos by Chris Rimm.

See photos from the Continental Village Santa Run HERE More...

Sports News

Army-Navy Spirit Activities at West Point  Free Access 

Bonfire Wednesday, sendoff Thursday

The public is invited to join in the festivities as the Black Knights prepare to battle the Navy Midshipmen during the 112th Army-Navy game on Saturday, Dec. 10, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. More...

Haldane Boys Will Start Season With a New Look

When you watched the Haldane boys’ basketball team last year, you knew you were going to see a team fight to the last minute, no matter the score. More...

‘Halfway To Relay For Life’ Holiday Open House

Join us on Wednesday, December 7, for our “Halfway to Relay for Life” Open House at All Sport Health & Fitness from 5 to 7p.m. Relay for Life is a team event to fight against cancer for the American cancer Society. More...

Cold Spring Fire Company Elects New Officers  Free Access 

Veteran firefighters recognized

Tuesday night, December 6, members of the Cold Spring Fire Company #1 assembled in the Company meeting room for their Annual Meeting and Company Election. More...

Putnam Valley Council Race Ends in Tie–Again

After seven tedious hours of manually counting nearly 2,500 votes in a hotly contested council race in Putnam Valley that ended on Election night in a tie, the result last Thursday was the same—a tie. More...

Foodtown Closer to Expansion

Plaza Owner Presents New Plan; Post Office Lease Expires

The question arises as to when/if the Cold Spring's Foodtown store will ever expand into the building now housing the Post Office, as Dan Katz, Foodtown's owner, has planned on doing for years. More...

Season Finale in Philipstown

If the Philipstown Board were a TV show, the December 1 monthly meeting would have been the 2011 season finale. More...

Comprehensive Plan Speeds Towards Approval

At last Tuesday's Public Hearing on the draft of Cold Spring's Comprehensive Plan, a swell of strong support moved the Village Board one step closer to finalizing a document that will help shape the village's future. More...

Army-Navy Spirit Activities at West Point  Free Access 

Bonfire Wednesday, sendoff Thursday

The public is invited to join in the festivities as the Black Knights prepare to battle the Navy Midshipmen during the 112th Army-Navy game on Saturday, Dec. More...

The West Point Foundry Project Wants YOU

Volunteers needed for Saturday

Scenic Hudson is looking for volunteers to help build a temporary sandbag wall along Foundry Brook, which runs through the group’s West Point Foundry Preserve. More...

Elections

Putnam Valley Council Race Ends in Tie–Again

After seven tedious hours of manually counting nearly 2,500 votes in a hotly contested council race in Putnam Valley that ended on Election night in a tie, the result last Thursday was the same—a tie. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Living Nativity Set for December 17

At 4 o’clock on Saturday, December 17, the lovely, bucolic setting of Saunders’ Farm on Old Albany Post and Philipsebrook Roads will again witness the performance of a Christmas pageant. More...

St. Philip’s Choir to Sing Two Glorias

In celebration of the season, the Choir of St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands. Garrison will present a concert Sunday afternoon December 11 featuring two choral settings of the Gloria In Excelsis Deo from the Mass. More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9FOLK GUILD HOLIDAY CONCERTHyde Park Methodist, Rt. More...

Community

Cold Spring Fire Company Elects New Officers  Free Access 

Veteran firefighters recognized

Tuesday night, December 6, members of the Cold Spring Fire Company #1 assembled in the Company meeting room for their Annual Meeting and Company Election. More...

The West Point Foundry Project Wants YOU

Volunteers needed for Saturday

Scenic Hudson is looking for volunteers to help build a temporary sandbag wall along Foundry Brook, which runs through the group’s West Point Foundry Preserve. More...

Religious Services

UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES OF COLD SPRING & SOUTH HIGHLAND (Garrison) 265-3365 South Highland UMC, 19 Snake Hill Rd. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank You

The following letter to the Philipstown Community is being printed at the authors’ request. Thank you so much for all the loving support and prayers. Although we miss Thomas, we know that he is now free from earthly burdens and is at peace. More...

Giving Thanks

To the Editor: On Saturday, November 12th, we hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for over 600 Veterans at the Mahopac Fire House. More...

Reaching Out at Loretto Dinner

To the Editor: In the past weeks we have asked what we are thankful for. I think I have an answer—community members, friends, family and strangers that we reach out to. More...

Briefly Noted

Bravo Show on Cold Spring to Air

Remember when Bravo TV was here in Cold Spring in the summer, with artists in tow? The culmination of that work will air Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 p.m. More...

Talk of Our Town

There are several ongoing fundraisers, including Boy Scout tree and wreath sales in Philipstown and Putnam Valley. Why not shop locally for your tree as well as your gifts? More...

Correction

In last week’s edition, our article on the Loretto Thanksgiving Dinner mentioned Philipstown Town Clerk Tina Merando’s late husband. His name was Bill (not Anthony) Merando. We regret the error. More...

Poll

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