2023-11-29 E-Edition

Putnam Man’s Family Among First Israeli Hostages Released

They’re Safe: Relief & Gratitude for Mahopac Man

A Mahopac man’s heart was filled with joy and thanks over the holiday weekend when learning his niece and grandnieces were freed as part of the first wave of hostages released by Hamas in conjunction with a four-day cease fire in Gaza. Shaul Naor, who has lived around Lake Mahopac for some 50 years, lost his sister to Hamas terrorists […]

Tree Lightings Set in Putnam Valley, Nelsonville & Cold Spring

In Putnam Valley, it will be the town’s 16th Annual Holiday Gathering in the Park this year, set for 6-8 pm this Friday, Dec. 1, at the Town Park. Join in for holiday music, bonfires, s’mores, a Menorah, the tree lighting and a visit from Santa. Town Supervisor Jacqueline Annabi noted that donations to Toys for Tots and the Putnam […]

Additional Funding Needed Due to Summer Flood Damage


Last summer’s torrential rains that caused widespread flood damage throughout the Hudson Valley, including sections of both eastern and western Putnam, resulted in emergency measures being undertaken by local municipalities to repair and reopen roads as quickly as possible. In Putnam, three of the hardest hit areas were Oscawana Lake Road in Putnam Valley, North Lake Boulevard in Mahopac and […]

Thanksgiving Dinner a Community Effort

The Philipstown Thanksgiving Community Dinner was a rousing success last Thursday. Volunteers from Our Lady of Loretto, St. Mary’s, the Philipstown Reform Synagogue and the Knights of Columbus gathered to prepare meals for the needy or shut in. Jim and Lori Ely of the Riverview had cooked some 14 turkeys. Businesswoman Tara Flagler and her family provided additional organization. Volunteers […]

Man Jumps to His Death from Bear Mountain Bridge


The body of a man who jumped to his death from the Bear Mountain Bridge during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has not been located despite the efforts of emergency responders on the state, county and local levels. State Police Public Information Officer Trooper A.J. Hicks reported Monday evening the unidentified man left his vehicle before walking onto the bridge and […]

Toys for Tots Program

The Toys for Tots Program sponsored by the Marine Corps League is entering its 30th year in Philipstown. Beginning this year, the Knights of Columbus Loretto Council No. 536 have announced that they will take over the responsibility of coordinating the program in honor of Anthony Phillips, a Marine veteran, who recently passed away and who also was a member […]

Talk of our Towns

S t. Mary’s Church in Cold Spring reports that it’s $15,000 away from its 2024 goal toward keeping the church open in the coming year. A donation link is available via the post on Philipstown Locals. The heavier lift, of course, is the church’s Legacy campaign goal of $5 million, for operations, maintenance, and capital and building repairs. That would […]

Richard Stephen Philip Weissbrod

May 18, 1946 – November 15, 2023

Richard “Dick” suffered a stroke while visiting family in Massachusetts. He passed peacefully, sharing final days with loved ones. Dick resided in Cold Spring, NY for 25 years with his life partner Dianne Richey, who survives him. They moved to Cold Spring after residing in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan for many years. He is survived by his cherished son […]

Consumers to Save on Sales Tax


In the parking lot in front of Marshalls, the off-price apparel and home fashions retailer owned by the giant TJX Cos., County Executive Kevin Byrne last week signed legislation eliminating sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110, effective March 1 of next year. A trade show-type blue tablecloth covered a folding table for the signing, fluttering in a stiff […]