February 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Victory on 301 Crosswalk

Village of Nelsonville

Nelsonville is going to get another crosswalk on Route 301, a victory in the town’s relations with the Department of Transportation. More...

Village Reviews Dams & Emergency Plans

The Village of Cold Spring Board held a public informational meeting regarding its dams -- and emergency plans in case of disaster -- on Tuesday evening at the Haldane School. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Your Tax $$: Putnam Wrestles with Transit & Money-Losing Golf Course

Sand Trap: County Faces Big Expenses on Golf Course

Putnam County is about to sink more money into the golf course it owns. More...

Board Mulls Cyber-Security Issues

Town of Philipstown

At Wednesday night’s Philipstown Board Workshop there was a brief discussion of cyber-security as it relates to the Town’s email list, used to notify interested citizens of current Town news and developments. More...

Private Bus Lines Also Provide Service, County Finds

Putnam County’s Transportation Task Force, which has begun the process of redesigning public transportation for county residents as well as for out-of-towners, learned last week that five regional bus lines already provide services on both side More...

Community

Feral Cat Population Causes Issues

Wild, roaming cats have become a growing problem in both Cold Spring and across Putnam County, authorities and animal experts report, creating a number of issues for the communities they inhabit. More...

Laptops ‘Embedded’ in School Work Now

Technology is a necessity and not a luxury in the Putnam Valley School District. The technology upswing began a decade ago and according to Superintendent Barbara Nuzzi, computers are “now embedded in everything our children do.” More...

3 Generations of Service

On December 15, Michael Lyons (left) was the third member of the Van Tassel family to receive North Highlands Fire Department’s Fire Fighter of the Year award after uncle John Van Tassel (right More...

Attractions

The Great Backyard Bird Count

From Last Friday, February 15, through Monday, February 18, birdwatchers across the U.S. participated in The Great Backyard Bird Count. More...

Village Festival in Planning

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the first event of the 2013 season. More...

St. Philip’s Nursery School White Elephant Sale

On Saturday, March 16th, 9 am to 1pm, join St. Philip’s Nursery School in Garrison for its annual White Elephant Sale. Early Birds admitted at 8:30 with $5. Consider this a huge indoor yard sale to benefit St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pave the Roads for Safety

To the Editor: I have been a resident of Philipstown since 1987 and have lived in North Highlands since 1994. I see that the “dirt road” debate has again begun in earnest. More...

Paving 450 ft. Is ‘Right Thing to Do’

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to FEMA in response to the Public Notice regarding paving just 450 ft of Old Albany Post Road. More...

On Dirt Roads & Dust

To the Editor: Roman emperors wanted roads paved that were usable at all times. The Appian Way is 350 miles long and goes from Rome to the Adriatic Sea. It was built in 312 B.C. 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...

Help Wanted

Bartender Part time bartender needed - weekends/ holidays a must. Hudson House River Inn - Call Regina 914-475-6300 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...

Breaking News - 2/25/2013 2:10 PM

Police Say Car Crossed Center Line

Nelsonville man killed late Friday

A 22-year-old Nelsonville man is being remembered this week following his death in a tragic two-vehicle crash on Route 9 in Fishkill Friday night. More...

From Grandview Terrace, to Dublin & Back

Doing Business in Philipstown

This is a business story with roots years back. Jeffrey Tighe is now an information technology specialist with his own company in Cold Spring. But when he was a child, he and Rebekah Hannah lived right next door to one another on Grandview Terrace. More...

Deputy Mayor Bruce Campbell Talks of Goals

Seeks trustee seat

Cold Spring Trustee Bruce Campbell, who also serves as Deputy Mayor, is running once again to keep his Trustee seat. More...

Central Hudson Warns on Hacking

Central Hudson said late Tuesday that it is alerting customers – via precautionary telephone calls, emails and U.S. mail –that their private banking information may have been accessed via a cyber-security attack over the holiday weekend. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Theatre Holds Auditions for ‘Beyond The Fringe’

DEPOT THEATRE

Auditions for Beyond the Fringe, the comedy by Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, and Dudley Moore, directed by Joe Dunn, are being held February 23rd- March 3rd. More...

West Point Band & Women Composers

Members of the West Point Band will present a Women’s History Month performance at Egner Hall (West Point Band Building, 685 Hardee Place, West Point) on Sunday, March 3rd, at 3 p.m. More...

The Elephant in the Room (and Crispy Olive Oil Biscuits from the Box)

Gardening GUSTO

When people refer to “the elephant in the room,” it means something unpleasant and unsaid. However, I adore the elephants in my room and even enjoy how they grow bigger every year. More...

Schools

Lockown Drill set for Tuesday at Haldane

Community urged not to visit campus during drill

On Tuesday, February 26, at 10 a.m., the Haldane school will hold a campus-wide lockdown drill. More...

Words Don’t Spell Trouble in Garrison

On Wednesday, February 13, Garrison School held the first annual Garrison School Spelling Bee. More...

Turnout Nil for Garrison Budget Workshop  Free Access 

What if they gave a workshop and nobody came? Last Wednesday evening at the Garrison School, that’s exactly what happened. More...

Religious News

Chaplains Offer Ashes

Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Observing religious traditions can be difficult when you’re stuck in a hospital bed. But through Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Chaplains program, patients’ spiritual needs can be met despite being away from home. More...

Loretto Altar Servers on Ash Wednesday

Local Christians marked the beginning of Lent on Wednesday. More...

We Can Be Kind: A Concert of Ideas

Ballads, Symphonies and Evocations of Hope for an Imperiled World

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown (“The Church of the Open Door”) proudly announces a special fundraising concert to take place at the Church, at 10 Academy Street in Cold Spring, on Saturday, February 23rd, at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Track Team Closes Season with a Kick

Hockey team falls to Clarkstown in Sectionals

Haldane’s winter track slate came to a close with a sectional performance peppered with strong performances and personal bests. More...

Brittany Shields Continues Winning Ways at Pace

Brittany Shields (Cold Spring/Haldane) led the Setters with 31 points on 12- for-19 from the field as the Setters took the win over the College of Saint Rose Golden Knights 73-68 in conference play on Saturday. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Breaking News - 2/25/2013 11:16 AM

Christopher David Hustis  Free Access 

Christopher David Hustis, age 22, of Nelsonville, NY died on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Born in North Tarrytown, NY on April 3, 1990, he is the son of Pamela A. (Donato) and David L. Hustis. More...

Philip J. Cerniglia

Philip J. Cerniglia, son of Giusto Cerniglia and Anna Sucato Cerniglia (both deceased), born July 26, 1940, was surrounded by his family when he passed away early Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, FL. More...

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