December 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Damon Paul Perpetua  Free Access 

Visitation Tuesday, Services Wednesday

Damon Paul Perpetua, age 87, a 60-year resident of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at NY Harbor Health Care System, VA Campus in  New York City. More...

Volleyball Heroes Hailed at Haldane

HALDANE SCHOOLS

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...

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring was standing-room-only on Christmas Eve at the 4pm Mass. More...

Nelsonville Sees Mortgage Tax Slump  Free Access 

Mayor Tom Corless presided over a brief monthly meeting of the Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees on Dec. 19 held in the Village Hall that was gaily decorated for the holidays. More...

Garrison Delays on Co-op Services

GARRISON SCHOOLS

The fog was as thick as clam chowder on the hills above Garrison Wednesday night but spirits were bright at the school board meeting, and red clothing was in abundance. More...

Trip Trap, Trip Trap, It'll Cost More to Cross Bridges

Starting next month it will cost you more to cross the Bear Mountain Bridge and Hamilton Fish Newburgh- Beacon Bridge. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

BOCES’ Balancing Act  Free Access 

Administrators at the Putnam Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services have a complicated wish list this year. More...

Breaking News - 1/2/2012 10:21 AM

Officials Sworn In for Philipstown  Free Access 

Ceremony was at VFW in Cold Spring

In a coda to a hard-fought election, Philipstown officials were sworn in at the VFW hall in Cold Spring late Friday afternoon. More...

Ball, Hayworth Spar in Christmas Fight

In the last days before Christmas, it was a Greg Ball vs. Nan Hayworth smackdown playing out over the U.S. House’s action on the payroll tax cut. More...

Community

Electrical Contractors Give Gift to Family Services  Free Access 

Good things may come in small packages, but they also come in the form of giant checks. The Putnam County Electrical Contractors Association (PCECA) recently demonstrated this when they presented Putnam Family and Community Services, Inc. More...

Garden Club’s Gift of Centerpieces Brings Christmas Joy to the Elderly

December 8th this year was a beautiful clear day, perfect for a visit to Mother Lurana House by the Philipstown Garden Club, organized by Carolyn Fadden and Donna Doyle. More...

Religious Services

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH Fair Street, Cold Spring 265-3718 ourladyoflorettocs.com Fr. Brian McSweeney, Pastor Masses: Sat 5:30pm, Sun 7:30am, 9, & 11:45am., Weekdays: 8:15am, St. Joseph’s - Garrison, Sun, 10:15am. More...

Perspectives

The Bitter and the Sweet: Welcome 2012 (with a Champagne Cocktail)

Gardening GUSTO

Open my fridge and you’ll hear lots of bottles clinking together. More...

Births

Nora-Jean Cotter

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Cotter of Cold Spring joyfully announce the birth of their first child, Nora-Jean Zileen Cotter, born December 14, 2011, at 10:19 p.m., 6 lbs 10 oz. and 21.5 inches, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. More...

Briefly Noted

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring was standing-room-only on Christmas Eve at the 4pm Mass. More...

Talk of our Town

A s we close out the old year and ring in the new, we offer thanks to all our readers, subscribers, and advertisers for your support throughout the year. More...

Marist: ‘Whatever’ is Most Annoying Word – Again

Our pollster-neighbors to the north at Marist College in Poughkeepsie have once again revealed the word or phrase considered to be the most annoying in casual conversation. More...

Health

Resolved: Quit Smoking in the New Year, Be Healthier

With the New Year just around the corner, Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) is asking smokers to make quitting their New Year’s resolution. More...

Alex J. Amato  Free Access 

Visitation and Service Today in Fishkill

Alex J. Amato of Fishkill passed away suddenly on December 29, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 32. More...

Crash Leaves Fishkill Man Dead  Free Access 

Driver hit tree after leaving road

A single car crash Thursday night claimed the life of a Fishkill man. The Putnam Sheriff's Department identified the victim as Alex Amato, 32. More...

Lost Hikers Found Deep in Garrison Woods Unharmed  Free Access 

Three hikers from New York City out for a New Year’s Day excursion in the wilds of Putnam County were safely located Sunday night after becoming lost in a wooded area off Route 403 in Garrison. More...

Jolly Troubadours Sing Again

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOLS

The Jolly Troubadours are Putnam Valley High School students who gather every year at Christmastime to play their instruments, sing, and bring cheer to their community. More...

Middle School Cereal Drive a Sweet Success

Putnam Valley Middle School students take breakfast very seriously. More...

Caring for Caregivers

Most of us understand the stresses and challenges that go with being homebound because of chronic illness or disability. More...

Melissa Rossano

Coach Melissa Rossano was humble in her remarks at last Tuesday’s Haldane Board meeting in celebration of her Varsity Volleyball team’s recent NY State Championship win. More...

Woman, Accused of Sending Package to Ball, Shot to Death

The woman accused of sending a suspicious package with an anti-Semitic message to State Sen. Greg Ball has been shot to death by police in Marietta, Georgia. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Live Music Calendar

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28MARY CRESCENZO BANDWinery at St. George, 1715 E. More...

Famous Marches By Sousa & Friends

The West Point Concert Band, under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel Jim Keene, will present “West Point on the March,” a program featuring favorite marches for all. More...

Cultural Events

NEW WINDSOR CANTONMENT & KNOX’S HEADQUARTERS STATE HISTORIC SITES P.O. Box 207 Vails Gate, NY 12584 845-561-1765 Wed, Dec 28 Open House at Knox’s Headquarters. More...

Schools

BOCES’ Balancing Act  Free Access 

Administrators at the Putnam Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services have a complicated wish list this year. More...

Jolly Troubadours Sing Again

PUTNAM VALLEY SCHOOLS

The Jolly Troubadours are Putnam Valley High School students who gather every year at Christmastime to play their instruments, sing, and bring cheer to their community. More...

Volleyball Heroes Hailed at Haldane

HALDANE SCHOOLS

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...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

And in despair I bowed my head;‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said;‘For hate is strong,And mocks the song More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alex J. Amato  Free Access 

Visitation and Service Today in Fishkill

Alex J. Amato of Fishkill passed away suddenly on December 29, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 32. More...

Damon Paul Perpetua  Free Access 

Visitation Tuesday, Services Wednesday

Damon Paul Perpetua, age 87, a 60-year resident of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at NY Harbor Health Care System, VA Campus in  New York City. More...

Coming Events Calendar

Coming Events

2011-2012 Cold Spring Indoor Farmers’ Market 8:30am-1:30 pm every Sat, Philipstown Rec on Route 9D. csfarmmarket.org More...

Sports News

Volleyball Heroes Hailed at Haldane

HALDANE SCHOOLS

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...

Tough Losses Keep Lady Blue Devils Searching

Boys drop decision to Children’s Village

As the losses for the Haldane girls’ squad keep mounting, the psychological baggage that tends to accompany a losing streak appears to be coming front and center as well. More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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