November 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Succimarra, Gipson Win; Hayworth Out

Tuesday night’s races brought a few surprises while also confirming the staying power of some popular Putnam politicians. More...

Planning Board Attacks PCN&R

Even as developer Paul Guillaro has withdrawn from the Historic District Review Board for at least a month his plan to demolish the decrepit Butterfield hospital as part of an overhaul of the site, members of the Historic Board and the Planning Board More...

 

Civics and Politics

Veterans Day

Flag etiquette and a history of the observance

Honoring the American FlagAbout Veterans Day More...

Constitution Island Association Meets

Sen. Charles Schumer’s park plan also was a topic at the recent meeting Sunday of the Constitution Island Association. More...

Back to Business Just Two Days After the Storm

The Town of Philipstown Board met for its monthly session on November 1, just two days after Hurricane Sandy blew through Putnam County. There were several notable highlights. More...

Schools

Making Music for 31 Years

Editor’s Note: John is a sophomore at Haldane, and plays the saxophone. More...

Garrison School Board Impressed by Test Scores

At the last meeting of the Garrison School Board, the group took a look at test results, and the news was impressive. More...

Parents and Kids Explore Joy of Reading

Garrison Union Free School

At the end of October the Garrison School celebrated its annual “Parents as Reading Partners” Week – a week full of special reading activities for students and their parents developed to celebrate the joy of reading. More...

Attractions

Revolutionary War Muster Set for Mount Gulian

Mount Gulian Historic Site, headquarters of General von Steuben during the War for Independence, will hold its Revolutionary War Muster Day on Sunday, November 11 from 1pm to 4pm. More...

Nature Museum Hosts Turkey Tales

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

Learn all about wild turkeys on Saturday, November 17, at 10 a.m., when the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Turkey Tales! at the Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Rd.,Cornwall. More...

Honoring Their Service, Preserving Their History

Veterans Day 2012

Come celebrate Veterans Day at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 11th. More...

Commentary

Taking the Long Way to the Office

As a newspaper reporter in western Putnam County, it’s my job to know what’s happening in our entire coverage area, and I like to mix up my routes to work so I can see what’s happening all over. More...

Perspectives

Health & Safety at Haldane

(Dr. Villanti, Superintendent of the Haldane School District, has asked us to share the following letter to the residents of the district). Dear Residents of the Haldane Central School District: More...

Letters to the Editor

Haldane Referendum

As a proud graduate of Haldane high school I am excited to see a new athletic field, auditorium upgrades and locker room improvements. More...

Emails are Key to Preparedness

To the Editor: More...

Village Must Learn from Sandy

To the Editor: More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Classifieds

ServicesPHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

Security Exercise May Sound Like Gunfire

Indian Point says to continue over two days

Security drills at Indian Point on Tuesday and Wednesday could sound like actual gunfire. It's only a drill.Here's the full release from Entergy: More...

West Point Says No to Island Handover

But Association backs Schumer plan for park

Yes Jesus Loves Me. The Bible tells me so. —Anna Warner Decades after the Revolutionary War, a battle is now waging on the shores of Constitution Island. More...

Hayworth Upset by Newcomer Maloney

U.S. Congress

In the redrawn 18th Congressional District, Republican incumbent Congresswoman Nan Hayworth failed to pull out a win over Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney, but only just. More...

GIRLS SOCCER FALLS IN STATE REGIONALS

Record setting season ends short of a state title

For the second year in a row, the Haldane girls soccer team's season ended at the hands of Section 9 champ S. S. Seward 3-0. More...

Be Prepared For the FEMA Home Inspection  Free Access 

Residents awaiting inspectors sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency can begin their cleanup process and remove trash prior to the arrival of FEMA inspectors.  If you do not have insurance to cover your disaster-related damages, an More...

Waterfront Swamped by Sandy

There’s a newly elegant, yet historically classic, home on Market Street in lower Cold Spring that has been revived by the loving care and building expertise of a talented couple. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Inside an Artist’s Colony

Garrison Art Center

Garrison Art Center’s 2012 Visiting Artist Melissa Meyer will be giving an informative presentation on artists’ colonies and residencies, “My Life as a Colonist,” on Sunday November 11, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Celebrating Veterans Day with Patriotic Music

West Point Band

The West Point Band will present its annual Veterans Day concert on Sunday, November 11th, at 3 p.m. in Eisenhower Hall Theatre. More...

Surviving a Terrible Storm (and Healing Chicken Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

It was impossible to imagine how bad Sandy was going to be. Last Friday we muttered about perhaps losing Halloween again and this Friday we are praying for people who have lost everything. More...

Community

A Black Cat, a Giant Ghost and Sandy, the Hurricane

Halloween 2012

A few weeks back, Bob Nowak of Garden Street in Cold Spring gave a preview of his annual Halloween lawn decorations to the delight of neighborhood children. More...

Vets’ Day Dinner Provides Needed Hot Meal

State Senator Greg Ball’s Veterans Day dinner could not have come at a more opportune time. More...

‘Strut Your Pup’ for Heeling Autism Day in Cold Spring

It was “Strut Your Pup for Heeling Autism Day” on Main Street in Cold Spring on Saturday afternoon and fifty dogs came out to support their comrades in service who do such great work for people with disabilities. More...

Sports

Jr. Pee Wee Hawks Top Sauquoit Indians

Some pictures tell a thousand words. Last Sunday in Poughkeepsie, 27 Philipstown boys, their coaches, family and friends came together to witness what a team can accomplish when they play well together. More...

Mitey & Tiny Mite Hawks Wrap Up Another Season

The air was a little crisper, the sunset a little earlier, and vocal cords had been worn down to their very last shouts. And perhaps the moment had not arrived too soon. More...

Haldane’s Alumni Game Coming Up

It’s time to hit the hardwood! The seventh annual Haldane Alumni Basketball Game is Saturday, November 24th, at the Haldane H. S. gym at 5:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Geralds

Visitation Sunday; Service Monday

Elizabeth “Betty” Geralds, age 84, of Fishkill, NY, died on Monday, November 5, 2012, at Vassar Brother Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.Born on August 24, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lizzy (Laird) Coull.  In 1987 More...

Frederick E. Nytko

Visitation Friday, Service Saturday

Frederick E. Nytko, age 82, a 45-year Garrison resident, died on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor.Born in Haverstraw, on January 31, 1930, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Kohut) Nytko. More...

Milton T. ‘Milt’ Hustis, Jr.

Milton T. “Milt” Hustis, Jr., age 82, a 60-year Cold Spring, resident, died on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at his residence. Born in Beacon on May 25, 1930, he was the son of the late Milton T. and Lillian (Stevens) Hustis, Sr. More...

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