February 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Talks State Aid Woes

The Haldane Board meeting Tuesday night focused on finances, as is typical for this time of year. More...

Philipstown, Putnam dig out from storm  Free Access 

15 inches in most areas

Metro-North train service to Garrison and Cold Spring has resumed and most areas have dug out from the storm. More...

Guillaro Out, Again

Municipal space, senior center, Post Office gone for good at Butterfield Project?

After a contentious public hearing last week over the proposed “B4A” zoning amendment for the Butterfield Hospital property, Garrison resident and developer Paul Guillaro has suspended plans for his hotly debated project. More...

Falloon Running for Mayor, Uncontested So Far

Village of Cold Spring

The race to fill the Mayoral seat and two trustee slots is underway. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Putnam Jail Revenue Climbs in 2012

A shift in Putnam’s jail population resulted in an unexpected increase in revenue for county coffers last year.Following a decline in board-in revenue for the first five months of the year, an availability of empty cells at the 128 cell lock-up resul More...

A Sticky Situation at Pudding St. Intersection

On Jan. 31, Putnam Valley Town Hall hosted a rare, weekday afternoon press conference to push for the building of an overpass at the Taconic State Parkway’s Pudding Street Intersection. More...

River Pollution Still a Challenge

The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees released a report last month showing that the Hudson River “is extensively contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). More...

Schools

Trivia Night Benefits Haldane Foundation

Friday night saw the fourth annual Haldane School Foundation’s Trivia Night come to the Parish Hall of the Church of St. Mary-in-the- Highlands. More...

A Magical Trek for 6th Grade Actors

The Garrison School 6th grade class transformed themselves into peasants on a magical quest as they performed their annual play this past Friday. More...

Update on Putnam Valley Communities That Care Survey

The Putnam Valley School District has long taken the health and welfare of its students very seriously. More...

Religious News

New Elders for First Presbyterian

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring installed new Elders to the church leadership during the Sunday worship service on February 3. Shown in the photo are (l. More...

Pancake Supper at St. Mary’s

The Episcopal Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands will hold a pancake supper in the Parish Hall on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6 - 8 p.m. There will be pancakes and other breakfast foods for dinner, as well as mimosas, to lighten the mood before Lent. More...

Survival of Great Lawn at Issue for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

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. The first public hint came when current Rector Fr. More...

Commentary

War Strikes the Homefires for Boy of 16

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

My mother, her dad, and I were viewing the Sunday papers in the scintillating warmth of a vigorously crackling stone fireplace in the charmingly hospitable living room of their farm-like home. More...

Perspectives

Reflections on Lincoln & Freedom

President Abraham Lincoln’s hand was shaking. New Year’s Day festivities on January 1, 1863, began at 11 A.M. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Timothy John Meehan

Funeral Monday, Visitation Sunday - in Cold Spring

Timothy John Meehan of Garrison, NY, died on, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at his residence. He was 56. More...

James Joseph Gallagher

SERVICE POSTPONED until FEB. 16

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...

Theresa A. Baricevic

Theresa A. Baricevic, age 91, of Cold Spring, died on Friday, February 1, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. 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...

Misc

Town of Philipstown’s E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-265-3329 More...

Wanted

bridge partner to play in duplicate bridge tournaments held Mondays 10am-2pm in Newburgh, NY. Call Howard at 845-265-2902 More...

Breaking News - 2/12/2013 11:09 AM

Wrong Way Driver Forces Multiple Vehicles off Taconic  Free Access 

Phone lines lit up like Christmas trees at the Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in Carmel Monday afternoon when caller after caller reported a wrong-way driver on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley. More...

Bike Race Pitches Village

Village trustees Tuesday night approved plans for the Putnam Cycling Classic, with any concerns from last year’s rocky debut assuaged by this year’s detailed planning, thorough maps and coordination with the Cold Spring business community More...

Fire Destroys Kent Cliffs Building

Smoke was visible for miles Sunday when a raging fire destroyed a large storage building along Hortontown Hill Road in western Kent.Fire equipment had great difficulty reaching the scene around 3 p.m. More...

Trustees to Review ‘Formula’ Biz

It was a short agenda for the Village Board Tuesday night, with Deputy Mayor Bruce Campbell leading. A resignation letter from Police Officer Nick Salamone was read and Campbell wished him well in his retirement. More...

Tibet’s Story, in Song  Free Access 

The historic St. Philip’s Church in Garrison was packed on Thursday night as Tibetan musician, storyteller and activist Loten Namling shared his unique performing gifts with the people of Philipstown. More...

Local Schools Delayed Monday

Freezing rain slows openings; Lakeland has rare 3-hour delay

Lakeland Schools - 3 hour delay Garrison School - 2 hour delay Haldane Schools -  2-hour delay Putnam Valley Schools - 2-hour delay More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Songs Benefit Humane Society

Arts on the Lake

RESCHEDULED: Arts on the Lake presents the singer/songwriter night “My Furry Valentine” this Friday, February 15, at 8 p.m. More...

An Apple Blossom Princess Revealed

Gardening GUSTO

Gardening Gusto recently went to Minneapolis to lecture and make a few videos. My business partners up there greeted me after my long plane-weary day with a delightful pick-meup: a Honeycrisp apple. More...

Live Music Calendar

Saturday February 9 Mardi Gras with the Tin Pan Band Beanrunner Café, 201 S. More...

Community

Fire Destroys Lake Peekskill Home

A Fire of electrical origin destroyed a one-story home in the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley.The blaze was reported on the weekend before last at 6:45 p.m. More...

Club Hosts Native Plants Program

On Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m. More...

New Director Is Tapped for Manitoga

Manitoga/The Russel Wright Designer Center announces the appointment of Allison Cross as Executive Director as of January 1. More...

Attractions

Restoring Tourism: Incline Railway to Scenic Mount Beacon

Lately, news has emerged of an effort to restore a Hudson Valley wonder—the Mount Beacon Incline Railway. Mount Beacon is the mountain just up the Hudson from Cold Spring that appears on the Great Seal of the State of New York. More...

Sports

Marcinak Takes Riding Honors

On January 19, G&M Riding Club held their 2012 Awards Banquet at Mountainville Manor, Mountainville, New York. More...

Lady Blue Devils Take Two of Three

Boys’ struggles continue

The Haldane girls’ basketball team swamped Pawling and Putnam Valley this past week, but their loss to Kennedy Catholic just may have been their best effort of the season. More...

Sorry Start, Super Finish to Final Game

Thrilling ending helps game outrun the clutter

As usual, it was big, it was bloated, and until the lights went out early in the third quarter, it was boring. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos for Highway Super

To the Editor, More...

Fishing Tackle & Galloping

To the Editor: More...

Similarities in Roads and Butterfield

To the Editor: As we look to the future, and treasure our history, both the threats to pave the historic roads and to destroy Butterfield Hospital are essentially the same discussion. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Laurel Mazzuca Weds Justin Elmendorf

Miss Laurel Larissa Mazzuca became the bride of Mr. Justin David Elmendorf in a ceremony at Our Lady of Loretto Church on April 21, 2012. The Rev. Emil Tomaskovic, S.A. officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William P. More...

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