October 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber Backs Cycling Classic

Thursday evening, the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically backed the Putnam Cycling Classic, whose details were outlined by Putnam County Tourism Director Libby Pataki. More...

Water Main Relining Finally Starts

Monday afternoon, crews started their massive water main relining project. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Unemployment Declines

Putnam County finds itself with the lowest rate of unemployment in the entire Hudson Valley following last week's report from the State Labor Department. More...

Parking Improvements Completed at Garrison Metro-North Station

A $300,000 project by Metro North has resulted in the completion of improvements to the parking lot at the Garrison Railroad station. More...

Meetings This Week

Wednesday October 3 7:30pm Philipstown Board Weekly Wkshop Thursday October 4 7:30pm Philipstown Town Board Monthly Meeting Friday October 5 More...

Schools

Tigers March in Columbus Day Parade  Free Access 

Thousands were on hand in Mahopac on Sunday when the Italian-American Club of Mahopac and the Mahopac Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Columbus Day Parade and Street Fair. More...

Merchant to Help Out PTA  Free Access 

Caryn Cannova, owner of Kismet at Caryn’s, located at 72 Main Street, is really pitching in for the Haldane P.T.A. as she is generously donating 5 percent off every non-sale item, from now until Christmas, to the Haldane P.T.A. More...

Butterfield Heads to Regional Battle Of The Books  Free Access 

On Saturday, September 8th, eleven students from Haldane Middle School traveled north to Arlington High School in LaGrange to compete in the 8th Annual Battle of the Books against 24 libraries from the Mid- Hudson Library System. More...

Attractions

A Summer Kitchen in Putnam Valley Grows into A Community Treasure

From a handful of books in the kitchen of a summer cottage, the Putnam Valley Library has transformed into a modern, state-of-the-art facility with tens of thousands of lending and reference materials of all forms, serving this growing community. More...

Pumpkin Fest to be Held in Beacon Oct. 14  Free Access 

Beacon Sloop Club

Once again it’s time for The Beacon Sloop Club’s Annual Pumpkin Festival. This celebration will take place at Riverfront Park in Beacon (on the riverside of the Metro-North Station), rain/or shine on Sunday, Oct 14th, from 12pm to 5pm. More...

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week List is Out for Fall  Free Access 

The list of restaurants participating in the new fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, November 5-18, is now available online at www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com for diners to start making reservations at more than 150 restaurants offering fixedprice More...

Letters to the Editor

He Backs Maloney Over Hayworth

To the Editor: When people ask me who to vote for in the 18th Congressional District, I turn the question back to them: Do you want to pay higher taxes because your exemptions for mortgage interest, state income taxes and employer heath care will be More...

More Details on Butterfield Deal

To the Editor: Residents of the Village & Town deserve better information from the Mayor and the Village Board about the financial viability of investing public funds in development and maintenance of a private property and of changing local law More...

Breaking News - 10/5/2012 3:26 PM

Town Board Talks Mining

Lifting overlay discussed

The Philipstown Town Board on Wednesday night used its workshop to discuss the soil mining issue, one of the most contentious topics to hit the town in recent memory. More...

Haldane Fields Project Goes Primetime  Free Access 

MSG Varsity Visits Haldane to Feature Upcoming Referendum

The Haldane fields project has now become a regional news story, as fresh on the heals of the Haldane Board of Education’s 5-0 vote to approve a November 13 referendum to determine the fate of the fields project, an MSG Varsity film crew visite More...

Bandleader Reflects: 25 Years of Music  Free Access 

Philipstown has always had it share of famous residents from the entertainment world; many, in fact, see the area as a solace from the fame game. More...

UPDATE: Odell Presents $139M Budget

Calls for 2 % Hike

County Executive MaryEllen Odell presented her first budget message to the Putnam Legislature on Wednesday evening, a fiscal spending plan totaling $139.2 million that the county’s chief elected official said represented a “true 2 percent property ta More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Slipping into Autumn (and Hudson Highlands Hen-ofthe Woods Mushroom Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

I am a new-comer to the Hudson Highlands (having lived here for just over twenty years) but I do know that October is not to be missed. More...

Madera Vox to Play the Chapel

Oboe, bassoon, piano, percussion and voice is an unusual configuration. At its core there is a classical foundation, but what is launched from there takes off into uncharted territory. More...

Get Your Goose Bumps On at Boscobel  Free Access 

Popular Paranormal Tours Sell Out Quickly

Ghosts, hauntings and supernatural tales of strange events go far back into ancient history, so what better place to look for old spirits than a historic house? Get into the spirit of Halloween with an investigative ghost tour at Boscobel ... More...

Community

Bells to Toll Sunday in Memory of Fallen Firefighters

Bells will toll Sunday throughout the region to remember firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. More...

Franciscan Friars Procession & Blessing of the Animals is Sunday

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will hold their annual Procession and Blessing of Animals on Sunday, October 7, at Graymoor in Garrison. More...

Scouts Offer Emergency First Aid Kits to Community

In keeping with the Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” Pack 137 is offering a wide variety of First Aid kits as a healthy and responsible way to raise funds for the Cub Scouting program in Philipstown while also promoting safety and emergency pr More...

Sports

Mitey Mites from the Inside

Pop Warner reporter Daniel A. Miller was exhausted after a long business trip this weekend, so his son on the Mitey Mites took a turn reporting the game. Below is his account. The nicknames are all his. Today was the Mitey Mites home game. More...

Tiny Mite Hawks Launch Winning Streak

There is a sculptor somewhere in Philipstown today beginning his bust of Brian “Coach Mac” McElroy, perhaps sending his apprentice out for red clay. More...

Big Plays, Turnovers Doom Blue Devils

Bronxville holds on for 20-14 win

When you limit your opponent to a pair of first half first downs, you expect to be in pretty good shape at the break. The Blue Devils’ defense did just that, stifling the Bronco attack for most of the first two quarters. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George C. Tompkins  Free Access 

Visitation Monday; Service Tuesday

George C. Tompkins, age 70, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at St Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY.  More...

John A. Baricevic  Free Access 

John A. Baricevic, age 91, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born in St. Louis, IL on Nov. 22, 1920 he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Murgich) Baricevic. 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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