February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Generating Shelter, Good Will

There was some major activity at the Philipstown Community Center on Thursday morning, and it wasn’t just the Zumba class. More...

Merante Steps Down from Planning Board

At Wednesday night’s Philipstown Board workshop, Supervisor Richard Shea announced that longtime Town Planning Board Chair Ande Merante is stepping down because of a pressing family concern. More...

Entrenched Lawmakers Balk at Change

Putnam County’s recently hired Commissioner of Highways and Facilities Fred Pena walked into a hornet’s nest Monday evening when members of the Legislature’s Rules Committee criticized the administration for plans to consolidate the More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

The View from Philipstown  Free Access 

The stately white Town Hall that sits at the crest of Main Street is a Philipstown landmark. More...

Sheriff’s Department to Expand in Philipstown

A sub-station in Philipstown is in the offing for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Breaking News - 2/2/2012 2:50 PM

The Old Fairgate Ruler Factory is Demolished  Free Access 

The former Fairgate Ruler Factory on Division Street in Nelsonville came tumbling down on Monday, Jan. 30 and, for most residents of the little village, it was a welcome change for the neighborhood. More...

Community

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...

Garden Club Hosts Ice Pond Program

New York Botanical Garden botanist Daniel Atha will be speaking on the Putnam County Ice Ponds at the Desmond Fish Library on Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. More...

Slither on Over to Secret Lives of Venomous Snakes

On Saturday, February 11, at 10 a.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Secret Lives of Venomous Snakes! at the Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. More...

Letters to the Editor

It Might Not be Guinan’s But...!

To The Editor, More...

Putnam Should Shop Putnam and Lead By Example

To The Editor: More...

Another Format for Legal Notices?

To The Editor: While the print media and legislators fight over the spoils from legal notice publication requirements, they should reconsider the appropriateness of those requirements in all of their current applications. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Welcome to February! And before you kiss your sweetheart on the 14th, be sure to pay ample attention to the prognosticating groundhog tomorrow, February 2nd , to see if he agrees. More...

Paramount Hosts Benefit for Graymoor Sisters

The Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement at Graymoor, Garrison, and Vincent Mitchell Entertainment invite all to the 9th Annual Benefit Concert for the Sisters at Graymoor. More...

Overwhelming Response to Little Gifts Challenge

When Kristin Burke and Suzanne Willis challenged residents of Putnam County to get involved with Putnam Family and Community Services they never dreamed that so many people would rise to the occasion. More...

Breaking News - 2/2/2012 3:01 PM

Parting the Waters on Winston Lane  Free Access 

  Hurricanes like Irene are gifts that keep on giving. Even though these fast moving storms head pretty rapidly out to sea, the damage they leave behind can take months, or even years to undo. More...

Vision for Fields Takes Shape

Two-Hour Meeting Outlines Options for Haldane, Garrison, Philipstown

The vision of how the Philipstown’s fields will be re-shaped and re-made became more of a reality as Curt Coronato of Ward Associates presented a detailed improvement plan for each of the community’s facilities to a packed house at the Ha More...

It’s Butterfield on the Brain in Cold Spring

The Town-wide Butterfield discussion seems to be reaching critical mass, with—count ‘em—three municipal bodies (the Philipstown Town Board, the Cold Spring Village Board, and the Cold Spring Planning Board) now talking about the pro More...

Haldane’s New Board Member Will ‘Hit the Ground Running’

Thursday night, after a wide-ranging series of interviews with four candidates for a vacant board seat, Haldane School Board members selected Cold Spring’s Peter Henderson to serve out the term of Dave Merandy. More...

Special Board to Join the Butterfield Discussion

Village trustees have directed the Cold Spring Special Board to prepare a report about the Butterfield project and potential community issues the project may raise. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Multidimensional Exhibits Begin

GARRISON ART CENTER

Garrison Art Center announces two new exhibitions in its galleries from February 4 through 26, with a public reception on Friday, February 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Live Music Calendar

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1PORTER CARROLL JR.Winery at St. George, 1715 E. More...

‘GLEEful Project’ Classes Tune Up in February

The highly successful fall production of “GLEEful!” has led to much demand for more singing, acting and dancing. Thus, “The GLEEful Project” is born. More...

Schools

Haldane Food Drive In Progress  Free Access 

The Haldane Faculty Association is sponsoring a Food Drive to benefit the Philipstown Food Pantry. Collection boxes are located by the Middle and Elementary School offices, the District Office and Ms. McCue’s room in the High School. More...

Students Celebrate the Year of the Dragon

In celebration of Chinese New Year, the breezeway of the Garrison School is a splash of vibrant colors, fantastic dragons and beautiful paper lanterns. More...

Shot in the Arm = Tickets to Renegades for Haldane Student

Haldane School held its first ever in-school vaccination clinic. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

Weren’t the clouds over the ridge beautiful Friday evening, in their speed, power and even starkness? I thought so as I walked north on Chestnut toward the traffic light. More...

Perspectives

Groundhog Day and Growing Your Own Sprouts

Gardening GUSTO

Groundhog Day is Thursday, but, yuck!—all gardeners dread a visiting groundhog. Those ugly grunters can decimate a beautiful garden in one day. More...

A Journey with Vikasa Yoga  Free Access 

Like the concepts of “exercise,” or “meditation,” yoga can mean something very different to almost everyone. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charlotte Buckley Eaton

Charlotte Eaton, 87, passed away peacefully at her youngest daughter’s home in Beacon, NY, on Friday January 27, 2012. Cold Spring has been her home for the last 45 years. More...

John J. Bardin

John J. Bardin of South Schodack, New York, passed away of respiratory failure on January 25, 2012, at the age of 84. He was born and raised in Newburgh, the son of Joseph S. Bardin and Hulda Schoonmaker Bardin. He was predeceased by two sisters, H. More...

Elizabeth Ann Lyons

Elizabeth Ann Lyons, age 70, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. More...

Sports News

A Slam Dunk for Kyle Kisslinger

It was a day of pressure shooting this past Saturday, January 28, as Kyle Kisslinger competed in the second round of both the Elks Mid-Hudson District “Hoop Shoot” Free throw Contest and the Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Contest More...

Lady Blue Devils Grab Key Win Against Pawling

Boys drop pair, track team runs in the Bronx

With the calendar turning to February, it has officially become crunch time for Haldane’s basketball teams. More...

Free Throw Champs Move on to District Competition

Six boys and girls from Philipstown were named local champions of the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level on February 18 at the Most Precious Blood School, 108 Ulster Avenue, Wal More...

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