2020-12-02 E-Edition

Ambulance Corps Again Selling Trees & Wreaths

The Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps along with the employees of Philipstown EMS are once again selling Christmas trees and wreaths. Already have a Christmas tree? Wreath already up on the front door? The Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps is a tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization and is always accepting donations to better its equipment and facilities. As the COVID-19 season […]

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Putnam Valley Boy Scouts, Troop 353, were selling Christmas trees and wreaths this past Sunday (Nov. 29) and will be out again Dec. 5 and 6th at the Putnam Valley Grange, 128 Mill Street, in Putnam Valley. The selection ranges from 3-4’ trees to those 6 or 7 feet tall. Proceeds will help the scouts engage in a host […]

COVID Intensifies Across Putnam

The numbers are stark: Nearly 300 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Putnam County during the past week. On Tuesday, the Putnam Health Department noted the alarming number, indicating COVID-19 confirmed cases since the pandemic began in Putnam’s six towns at 2,722. According to the latest data, eight COVID-19 patients are hospitalized at Putnam Hospital Center, double the […]

Metro-North Work Upgrades Signals, Communications

Workers along the Metro-North Railroad tracks in Cold Spring, near Mayor’s Park and north toward the Breakneck Ridge trailhead on Saturday and Sunday, drew comment from local residents puzzled at the goings-on. But Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the crews are installing power cables and fiber optic cables and related housing (a trough and conduits), […]

TALK of our TOWN

And it is indeed looking a lot like Christmas around town. Tuesday approached balmy before cooler weather steps in later this week, but Monday saw near monsoon-level rains. Main Street has been decorated, downtown merchants are ready, the Philipstown Ambulance Corps is selling trees, and so much more is going on. The Thanksgiving dinner organized through St. Mary’s Church was […]

Chuck Schumer Keeps His Promise for 22nd Consecutive Year

One thing can be said for New York State’s senior U.S. Senator Charles Schumer: When it comes to keeping his promise of personally visiting each of the state’s 62 counties each year, the Brooklyn born native keeps his word. When first elected to the Senate in 1998, Schumer vowed to visit each New York county and this year, despite the […]

Stacked Agenda at Town Planning

The Philipstown Planning Board met recently via Zoom with a stacked agenda. Even with the Nov. 19 meeting running nearly three hours, not every item on the agenda was covered. A large portion of the meeting revolved around a discussion concerning the proposed CRS warehouse, which would be located just south of the 301/Route 9 intersection. The project has been […]

William J. Flaherty

December 12, 1929 – November 28, 2020

William J. Flaherty, age 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 28th, in his home with his loving family by his side. Born in Verplank, NY December 12, 1929, to James and Catherine (Donohue) Flaherty. He met the love of his life Mary (Guzi) of Peekskill, NY, they married in 1954 at the Assumption church in Peekskill, NY. They made […]

Kathleen O’Connor

January 21, 1942 – November 23, 2020

Kathleen O’Connor, a proud lifelong resident of Cold Spring, NY passed away peacefully at home on November 23, 2020. She was 78 years old. She was born on January 21, 1942, in Cold Spring to the late Elliott and Jessie Phillips Hammond. She graduated from Haldane High School (1959). Kathleen’s love language, to anyone who knew her, was cooking and […]