DOT Update on the Construction on Route 9 over Clove Creek, Town of Philipstown

This past Tuesday, August 2nd, the stage 1 bridge deck was poured. The approach slabs should be completed Monday. The goal is to switch to stage 2 and have 2 lanes (one in each direction) sometime between August 15th and August 26th.

Primary Election Early Voting Information

Nine days of Early Voting begins on Saturday, August 13, 2022 and ends Sunday, August 21, 2022.

Primary Election Early Voting Hours


PUTNAM COUNTY OFFICE BLDG (GPS: 20 County Center, Carmel NY)
40 Gleneida Ave, Room 102
Carmel, NY
504 Fishkill Rd
Cold Spring, NY


Philipstown Cooling Center – Friendship Center

The Philipstown Friendship Center, aka the Senior Center, will be open to those 60 and older as a cooling center until 6pm today,  Thursday 8/4 and Friday 8/5 from 10am to 6pm. The Town of Philipstown’s Town Hall is open both days 8:30-4pm. Both locations are handicapped accessible.

Philipstown Cooling Center – 8/4/2022

The Philipstown Town Hall will be open tomorrow, Thursday August 4 & Friday August 5, 2022 from 8:30am – 4:00pm. The second floor courtroom will serve as a cooling center for anyone looking to get out of the heat that is expected. If you have any questions, please call 845-265-3329.

CCA Update

The electricity supplier for Hudson Valley Community Power’s CCA program, Columbia, is no longer permitted to provide electricity supply to customers in NY State. As of July 19, participants in the Cities of City of Beacon, and Poughkeepsie, New York the Towns of Clinton, Town of Marbletown & Community, Town of New Paltz, Town of Philipstown, Red Hook, NY and Saugerties New York, and the Villages of Village of Cold Spring and Village of New Paltz, are being returned to Central Hudson’s standard electricity supply service.

You will not see any interruption in your utility service. No action is required.

You will receive two bills for July:

- The first bill you will pay the CCA electricity supply rate. See CCA rates here:

- The second bill will be Central Hudson’s July rate, around $0.0617/kwh

CCA participants have collectively saved $8 million on their electricity supply costs over the last year  since the renewal of this program in July 2021. That’s $300-400 savings for the average household.

This program also significantly reduced the community’s carbon footprint and helped to advance NYS clean energy goals!

The New York State Department of Public Service has initiated an independent administrative investigation into the actions of Columbia and its officers, agents and employees.

If you have questions:
Call the Hudson Valley Community Power Team: (845) 859-9099 ext.5
Email us at:

To learn more please see the press releases on our website:


Food Scrap Program – Kit Replacement Bags Available

If you are a participant in the Philipstown Food Scrap Recycling Program and are in need of either Large or Small replacement bags, they are available for purchase at the Philipstown Town Hall in the Town Clerk’s Office. Large bags are 50/$8.00 and Small bags are 25/$3.00, cash or check ONLY. The office is open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm.

If you are not enrolled, you can still register at the Philipstown Town Hall Town Clerk’s office during business hours. Take home a kit for just $20.00.

Hudson Highlands Reserve Conservation Subdivision

Statement of Environmental Findings (06/16/2022)

Philipstown DEI Survey Results


The Desmond-Fish Public Library, the Julia Butterfield Library, the Garrison Union Free School DIstrict, and the Haldane PTA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee recently conducted a survey for Philipstown on issues of racial equity and social justice. The results of that survey can be found at the link below.

DEI Survey Report:

Press Release on Survey:




Upcoming Town Board Workshops – July 2022

The Philipstown Town Board will hold Workshop Meetings on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York and Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm at the Philipstown Town Hall, 238 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York.

Town offices closed for Independence Day

Town offices will close at 12:00 pm on Friday, July 1, 2022 and will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 at 8:30 am.

Philipstown Justice Court will be closed all day Friday, July 1, 2022 and Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The court will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 at 8:30 am.