December 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

’Twill Be A Nightmare at Foodtown

Neighbors Fear Expansion Will Make Traffic Worse COLD SPRING PLANNING BOARD

Alerted by a PCN&R article on moves the Cold Spring Planning Board is making on the Foodtown expansion project on Route 9D in Cold Spring, four concerned residents who live with their families in homes behind the Foodtown shopping plaza appeared More...

Putnam Valley Woman Found in Ulster County  Free Access 

The 54-year-old Putnam Valley woman reported missing by her family Tuesday was found Wednesday night at a motel in Ulster County. More...

Away in the Mangers

Christmas pageants abound at Philipstown churches, where leaders anticipate strong attendance this weekend.Clockwise from lower left: "Shepherds" at Our Lady of Loretto in Cold Spring follow the Star of Bethlehem; the Holy Family at St. More...

Cleanup at Marathon Resumes

COLD SPRING VILLAGE BOARD

The Environmental Protection Agency said it’s resuming clean-up efforts at the old Marathon Battery plant this month. The focus of the remediation is a toxic 390-ft-wide plume that has resisted EPA clean-up efforts for the past 15 years. More...

St. Mary’s Offers Afternoon Pageant

The students at St. Mary in-the-Highlands Episcopal Church in Cold Spring will present the story of the Nativity at the Family Mass, beginning at 1 p.m. on December 24th. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Philipstown Recreation Department News  Free Access 

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. More...

Lawmakers Talk Butterfield

County lawmakers continue to work with former County Executive Paul Eldridge and developer Paul Guillaro to create a satellite office complex on the former site of the Julia Butterfield Hospital in Cold Spring. More...

Swearing-In Set for Philipstown Officials

The swearing-in for new and re-elected Philipstown officials has been set for 4 p.m. Dec. 30 at the VFW in Cold Spring, Town Clerk Tina Merando said Tuesday. More...

Schools

Ringing in the Season at Garrison

On Dec. 15, Garrison School music teacher Karen Bresnan’s band and chorale ensembles held their annual Winter Concert of seasonal songs. More...

Saunders History Contest Winners Announced

The Putnam County Historical Society hosted a packed house of parents and students for the Jean Saunders History Contest awards ceremony last Wednesday night. More...

Lakeland Students Excel with Food Drive

In their annual food drive, the students and staff of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School once again came through with a outstanding collection. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

We took the kids ice skating Saturday. What a grand day —brisk, but not too brisk. A beautiful rink, and everyone going in the same direction. More...

Perspectives

Going Back to Glynwood: First in the Local Farm Series

Gardening GUSTO

About a month ago I had a text from one of the kids: “I am at The Tavern eating a burger made with Glynwood Farm beef! Crazy, huh?” Well, yes, crazy wonderful because that is the beef that he, now 26 years old, ate when he was a tyke. More...

Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays

From the Chamber

There is no time more fitting to say Thank You for supporting the Chamber and all other volunteer organizations in the community. More...

Beware of the ‘Frackensteins’!

here’s no doubt that the economy has been in the doldrums, and that many people are hurting from the effects of this longterm downturn. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Recreation Department News  Free Access 

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. More...

State Champs Hailed at Haldane Board Meeting  Free Access 

'You guys did great!'

The Mabel Merritt Conference Room at Haldane was filled to capacity on Tuesday when the Haldane School Board welcomed the players, families, and friends of the 2011 NY State Class D Champions Varsity Volleyball Team for a hearty round of recognitions More...

Boys Hoops Notch a Pair of Wins

Girls struggles continue, track team opens season

During the preseason, Coach Joe Virgadamo preached to his team the importance of balance on the offensive end. More...

Breaking News - 12/25/2011 5:17 PM

Unemployment low in Putnam, figures show  Free Access 

Putnam faring better than other counties in region

November rate at 6.1 percent in Putnam. More...

Sheriff Smith cites extensive cooperation in helping to locate missing woman  Free Access 

Police from five jurisdictions involved

Law enforcement, family's help, led to successful resolution in case of missing Putnam Valley woman. More...

Christmas, Season of Giving

For those making regular shopping trips to Foodtown in Cold Spring, two friendly faces have become familiar. More...

Could Paintball Duel Settle Voting Tie?

PUTNAM VALLEY TOWN BOARD

It’s Christmastime in Putnam Valley, just as it is all over the world, but the Town Board seemed a bit preoccupied at its December 14 meeting. More...

Haldane Arts Fundraiser

Performers and the Haldane community united Saturday to raise funds for the Haldane fine arts programs. Here, the entire ensemble gathered on stage during the concert on Saturday night. More...

‘Flower Power’ Pageant at First Presbyterian

The children of First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown held their Christmas Pageant on Sunday and anyone who saw it will never forget it. The script was written by kids age 9 to 12, and performed by kids ages 1 to 14. More...

Christmas Warms Hearts Across Philipstown

From Santa to pageants to church halls and firehouses

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. Calvin Coolidge More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Live Music Calendar

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21OPEN MIC/THE LISTENING ROOMWhistling Willie’s, 184 Main Street, Cold Springwhistlingwillies.comFRIDAY DECEMBER 23HAVE A RAY BLUE CHRISTMASBeanrunner Café, 201 S. More...

Accidental Masterpiece Opens New Year’s Eve

Cold Spring artist Phil Heffernan will be showing a collection of new photography produced in the Lower East Side between January and September, 2011. More...

‘Simply Streisand’ at the Depot

The Philipstown Depot Theatre is proud to present New York City’s hit cabaret revue, “Simply Streisand”— a look back on a legendary career. More...

Community

Philipstown Recreation Department News  Free Access 

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. More...

Christmas Warms Hearts Across Philipstown

From Santa to pageants to church halls and firehouses

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. Calvin Coolidge More...

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor presbychurchcoldspring.org email: 1presbyterian@gmail.com Sunday service, 10:30 am Office Hours: Mon. and Wed. 9-11:30am Tues. More...

School News

State Champs Hailed at Haldane Board Meeting  Free Access 

'You guys did great!'

The Mabel Merritt Conference Room at Haldane was filled to capacity on Tuesday when the Haldane School Board welcomed the players, families, and friends of the 2011 NY State Class D Champions Varsity Volleyball Team for a hearty round of recognitions More...

Lakeland School District Students Selected to Area All State Band and Orchestra  Free Access 

Seven student musicians from Lakeland and Walter Panas high schools were selected for the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Area All-State Band/Orchestra this year. More...

Briefly Noted

Maguire, Top Leibell Aide, Headed to Prison

U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel was visibly torn as she weighed the sentence for Raymond Maguire Jr., the former top aide to then state senator Vincent Leibell, but then said that four months in prison would help deter public corruption. More...

Talk of Our Town

This week, when Chanukah begins and Christmas arrives, is the perfect time to remember those local merchants who work so hard all year to keep our communities vital and flourishing. And the best way to acknowledge them is to shop locally. More...

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