January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Russian Adoption Ban Hits Home

Russian president Vladimir Putin last week signed into law an act forbidding Americans from adopting Russian orphans. Ripples from this unfortunate move are spreading all the way to Cold Spring. More...

New Officials Take Oaths

There was standing room only inside the historic Putnam Courthouse in Carmel on New Year’s Eve when state and county officials took their oaths of office. More...

County to Gannett: You Can't Have Gun Records  Free Access 

Leaders vow a fight to the end to protect Putnam citizens

Couching the fight as one of right vs. wrong and public safety vs. the publish-at-all-costs desire of an out-of-county newspaper, Putnam County officials on Thursday said they will not release the names and addresses of pistol permit holders. More...

Happy New Year! Here’s Your Tax Bill

On December 31, while Washington lawmakers were frantically trying to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff, Philipstown residents began receiving their County and Town tax bills for 2013 before the clock had even struck midnight. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Stalemate Over Teamsters Continues in Putnam Valley

On December 27 the Putnam Valley Town Board—minus trustee Wendy Whetsel, who was absent—held a hearing regarding the two-year-long contract renegotiation between the Town’s Local 456 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters bar More...

2013: New Dunkin’ Likely, Firehouse Possible

Dunkin’ Donuts backers Kenny and Fran Elmes are ready to go, but they need to wait 30 days after the Planning Board’s vote of approval last month to apply for a permit to move ahead. That brings us to January 5. More...

New Head of Emergency Services for Putnam

The county legislature, by a unanimous vote, confirmed the appointment of Adam Stiebeling as the new Head of Emergency Services for Putnam. More...

Community

‘Know Before You Go’ App

Have you ever spent time waiting for a New York City subway train that never seems to arrive? The comparatively new in-station countdown clocks are helpful, but what do you do if you’re above ground and trying to plan your day? More...

Humane Society Seeks Items, Donations

The Putnam Humane Soci- ety has a wish list and will gratefully accept donations at any time of the year. More...

The Best Laid Plans: Resolutions Abound  Free Access 

A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. More...

Sports

Blue Devils Split at Hastings Tournament

Win over Yonkers salvages weekend

The Haldane boys’ basketball team was the only Blue Devils’ hoops squad to see action this week, splitting a pair of games in the John Costello Tournament at Hastings High School. More...

Perspectives

Our Libraries: A Shelf Full of Services

From the Library Desk

Did you know that the Desmond-Fish Library and Butterfield Library serve the Philipstown community equally? Many residents use both libraries actively, enjoying the resources that one may offer or attending a program in another. More...

PCN&R: It Was a Very Good Year  Free Access 

Advertising is stable with some categories showing increases, subscriptions and newsstand sales are growing modestly and views at the newspaper’s website are up dramatically, owner and Publisher Elizabeth Ailes reports. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eugene E. Ostrow, Jr.

Visitation Thursday, Funeral Friday

Eugene E. Ostrow, Jr., age 68, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Hudson Valley Hospital center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Born in Port Jefferson, NY on November 24, 1944 he was the son of the late Eugene E. and Mary C. More...

Carolyn Sue (Carrie) Breen Witt

Carolyn Sue (Carrie) Breen Witt, age 50, of Hamden, Conn., and Bar Harbor, Maine, died peacefully at home in Hamden on Sunday, December 23, 2012. More...

Delicy Elizabeth Pinckney Allen

Delicy Elizabeth Pinckney Allen, 88, formerly of Fonda, NY, and Cold Spring, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2013 4:04 PM

Flu Rampant Across Putnam

Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Allen Beals reports cases of influenza are widespread across Putnam County with 88 confirmed cases of flu and four hospitalizations resulting in the past two weeks. More...

Maloney Hits the Ground Running in Washington

Newly elected Hudson Valley congressman Sean Patrick Maloney wasted no time getting into the swing of things this week. More...

Suzie Q’s Emporium & Back in Ireland

Unique Boutiques on Main Street

Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” There are some people who you just instantly like when you first meet them and Susan Elliott- Nagel just happens to be one of them. More...

Entergy Center in Philipstown?

Dave Vickery and Dr. Mary Ellen Finger own land on Horsemen Trail Rd., at the north end of Route 9, in Cold Spring. More...

Spanus Will Not Build

The new year will not see a hotly contested project in Philipstown. More...

Association Still Seeks National Park  Free Access 

Constitution Island

The Constitution Island Association still hopes to turn the island and the Warner house into a national park, despite West Point’s insistence that it will maintain ownership for security and safety reasons. More...

Salaries Established for County Officials

The Putnam Legislature established salaries for county officials at its year-end meeting last week. County Executive MaryEllen Odell will earn $148,635 in 2013 while her deputy county executive Bruce Walker will be paid $114,812. More...

Field on Horizon for Fall 2013  Free Access 

Haldane School

With a convincing mandate from the mid-November referendum, the Haldane Central School District is moving ahead with plans to construct a new athletic facility in place of the existing football field on Route 9D in Cold Spring. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Seeds for Thought (And Tasty, Healthy Popcorn)

Gardening GUSTO

Winter is here and so are seed catalogues! The first to arrive are two of my alltime faves: Jung’s Seeds and Plants and Renee’s Garden. Jung sends out a paper catalogue that looks like the ones grandmother got. More...

If It’s January it Must Be Time for Burns Night

The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band is proud to announce its seventh Annual Robert Burns Dinner and Fundraiser (Burns Night) on January 26 at the Highlands Country Club on Route 9D in Garrison. More...

Library Hosts Block Party, Lego Club

Howland Public Library

Howland Public Library and the Wee Play Community Project are happy to present two opportunities for children to enjoy building together at the library on 313 Main St., Beacon. More...

Schools

College is on Our Minds

It’s that time of year again around here and I’m not referring to decorating the house, drinking hot chocolate or preparing for New Year’s Eve. More...

Garrison reviews school safety, with Newtown in mind

In a rather sedate Board of Education meeting Wednesday, the Garrison Union Free School Board met with a short agenda in front of them in a 1-hour meeting, tinged by both the New Year and also the tragedy in Newtown, CT.In a poignant moment, Board Pr More...

Religious News

Winter Outreach Brings Warmth  Free Access 

The Church on the Hill is continuing its winter outreach—called I Glove You!— to collect gloves, hats and scarves for the homeless and disadvantaged. More...

Religious Services

CHURCH ON TH E HI LL Tim Greco- Pastor A Non-Denominational Ministry P.O. Box 299 Cold Spring, NY 10516 265-2022 Cm2ChurchonHill @aol.com 10:30am Sunday Worship More...

Letters to the Editor

Dorian Doing Well

To the Editor: I wanted to share a moment with you before the New Year to once again thank you for what you have done in honor of Dorian. More...

Guillaro Committed

To the Editor: I would like to express my thanks to the Historic District Review Board for their professionalism in reaching the difficult decision to approve the demolition permit of the Butterfield Hospital. More...

Pugh Not Pleased

To the Editor: The purpose of this letter is to correct errors and misrepresentations in the article about the Constitution Island Association (CIA) that appeared in the Putnam County News and Recorder on December 19, 2012. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. NR MASONRY LLC: New homes, additions, all types stonework - patios, entrance pillars, fireplaces, walls, curbing, Unilock. More...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com More...

For Rent

1 bdrm apt. LR, DR, Kit, Full Bath, Parking, $1200/mo H & HW incl. 845-590-1057 More...

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