January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Four in Race for Village Seats So Far

Trustees Ralph Falloon and Bruce Campbell, Cold Spring Fire Company President Michael Bowman and Special Board member Stephanie Hawkins are the first to announce their intentions to run for village office. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Philipstown Board Workshop Looks to Tune Up Procedures

Town of Philipstown

Wednesday night’s Philipstown Board Workshop featured a visit from Building Inspector Kevin Donohue, who shared some concerns with Supervisor Richard Shea and the Councilors present—Dave Merandy, John Van Tassel, and Nancy Montgomery. More...

$6,000 Greenway Grant for LWRP

Cold Spring has won a $6,000 matching grant from the Greenway to help complete its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), which it began work on in 2006. More...

New Rep. Maloney Takes Oath in Mahopac

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of Cold Spring took his ceremonial oath of office Sunday, promising a standingroom only crowd gathered at the Mahopac Library: “I want to stay hometown, not Hollywood.” More...

Schools

Survey Says Student Drinking, Drugs Still Problems in Putnam Valley

Putnam Valley Schools

If you live in Putnam Valley and think your child won’t be exposed to drugs or alcohol, you might want to think again. More...

Garrison Looks at Safety, Listens to Haldane

GARRISON SCHOOL

The Garrison Union Free School Board of Education meeting was held Wednesday night, after being canceled the week before because of bad weather. More...

Lakeland Faces Grim Budget Outlook

Lakeland Schools Superintendent George Stone recently offered his school board and the public a grim forecast as he opened the 2013-14 district budget discussion. More...

Attractions

Groundhog Giddiness in the Hudson Valley

Two observances, at Nature Museum & Bear Mountain

Groundhog Day, which occurs every winter on February 2, is an odd sort of celebration based entirely in superstition, but one that participants—particularly in Punxsutawney, Pa., where the most famous American observance is held—take very More...

Sports

Haldane’s Super Bowl Choice ... The Ravens  Free Access 

Blue Devils Pick Baltimore to Upset San Francisco

It looks like the Baltimore Ravens are destined to win this year’s Super Bowl – at least that’s what the Haldane community thinks. More...

Game Action Takes a Mid-Term Break

Slow week allows basketball teams to prep for stretch runs

This past week, athletic schedules took a late season breather as schools administered their dreaded mid-term exams, allowing teams to get in some valuable practice time. More...

Chili & Cornbread Throwdown at All Sport

All Sport’s second annual Chili Throwdown was held on January 24th, at All Sport Health and Fitness in the village of Fishkill. Attendees tasted and judged home-cooked chilies and cornbread, entered by local cooks. More...

Births

Lino James Stoja

Birth Announcement

Lino James Stoja was born on November 10, 2012, to proud parents Matthew and Heather Stoja of New Fairfield, CT. Lino was born at Hudson Valley Hospital and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James Joseph Gallagher

Memorial Service Saturday at Chapel Restorattion

On February 1, 2013, James Joseph Gallagher (93) passed away peacefully at his home in Nelsonville, New York.  James was born in Danbury, Connecticut on September 26, 1919 to Joseph Gallagher and Mary (Roche) Gallagher. More...

John Roland Scherer

John Roland Scherer, born December 13, 1926, passed away peacefully at his home in Carmel on Saturday, January 26, 2013. He was a devoted husband to Lydia “Mickey” for over 50 years. Mickey had passed away on June 12, 2000. More...

Marcia Polhemus

Marcia Polhemus of Garrison passed away peacefully on January 23, 2013, at Wingate at Beacon. She was 99. Born on September 14, 1913 in Fishkill, she was a devoted member of St. Philip’s Church in Garrison. More...

Cycling Organizers to Brief Trustees

Main Street shutdown to be minimal

Organizers of the Putnam Cycling Classic, the county’s second, are moving far earlier than last year to solidify merchant support and communicate with village officials and business leaders. More...

Ed Koch remembered in Putnam County

Milked a goat at the 4-H Fair

The year was 1982 when New York City Mayor Ed Koch traveled to Putnam County to milk a goat. More...

Church Clothing Drop Hits Board Buzzsaw

Historic District Review Board

The Historic District Review Board is questioning a church’s plans to place a shed to accept clothing donations. More...

Districts to State: Thanks for Nothin’

Haldane, Garrison see cuts in initial school aid figures

The governor’s proposed budget has three school districts in Putnam County receiving more than in 2012 while three others are to receive less. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Lighting Up the Bleak Days of Winter: Little Daffies

Gardening GUSTO

It is the trudging time of year. With all the freezing temperatures and black ice we’re having, there is simply no graceful way to get around. More...

Tartans & Toasting on Burns Night  Free Access 

The tartans were out, the drums were pounding and the whiskey was flowing on Saturday night in Garrison. It was the 7th Annual Hudson Highlands Pipe Band Burns Supper, at the Highlands Country Club, and everyone was in Scottish overdrive. More...

African-American History Month at Howland

February will mark the 19th consecutive year that the Howland Cultural Center has proudly joined in the national celebration of African-American History Month. More...

Community

Talk of our Town

Even if you don’t like football, there’s plenty to do this weekend in our neck of the woods. There are two Groundhog Day events nearby. More...

Scouts at the Klondike

Several Boy Scouts of Philipstown Troop 437 recently braved chilly temperatures to participate in the Scout Klondike Derby at FDR Park in Yorktown. More...

Cold Spring Man Charged with Passing Funny Money

A 27-year old Cold Spring man faces felony charges for allegedly passing counterfeit $10 bills in Cold Spring. More...

Religious News

Breaking News - 1/30/2013 12:42 PM

Financial Survival at Issue, Storied Church Looks to Its Great Lawn for Income

Dire picture described; community input sought

In recent weeks word has begun to spread about the dire financial straits of Cold Spring’s historic Episcopal Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands. Current Rector Fr. More...

Making a Difference for the Needy  Free Access 

Hillside Food Outreach feeds the hungry and struggling, including 249 of them in Putnam County, every month. More...

Religious Services

CHURCH ON THE HILL 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...

Commentary

Dirt Roads, Change & Constancy

Cunningham’s Corner

Dirt roads in Philipstown, mainly in the Garrison area, are shaping up as Topic No. 1 in the town this year – much like soil mining last year and zoning the two years before that. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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

For Rent

1 bedrom apartment for rent. Heat, hot water & electric included. Hardwood floors, washer/dryer. Walk to train. Basement storage. $1,300/month. One month security. Call 914-843-2921 More...

Pets

PET SITTING AVAILABLE: Going on vacation? Coming home late from work? This local Cold Spring pet lover will be there to take care of your pets. Experience with great references. More...

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