NYS School Reopening Guidance (20 Jul 2020)

The NYS Education Department has issued a report entitled “RECOVERING, REBUILDING, AND RENEWING: THE SPIRIT OF NEW YORK’S SCHOOLS“ which includes guidance for school districts on reopening in the fall.
Questions related to this guidance document may be directed to reopeningguidance@nysed.gov.

NYS Incoming Travel Advisory (20 Jul 2020)

 Individuals traveling to New York from the following states must quarantine for 14 days:

Alabama · Arizona · Arkansas · California · Florida · Georgia · Idaho · Iowa · Kansas · Louisiana · Minnesota  · Mississippi · Nevada · New Mexico  · North Carolina · Ohio  · Oklahoma · South Carolina · Tennessee · Texas · Utah  · Wisconsin.

Travelers from hotspot states can be fined for non-compliance of quarantine rules. Please help spread the word to anyone traveling from the designated states that they must complete a Traveler Health Form. If you are a NYS resident returning from any of these hotspots and do not have appropriate accommodations for quarantine, please call our local health department at (845) 808-1390.

Upcoming Garrison Fire District Meeting (13 Jul 2020)

The next meeting of the Garrison Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be conducted by video conferencing only.

Watch on YouTube | Read the agenda.

Putnam County Health Alert


If you worked at or visited

TOPS Friendly Markets

in Carmel, NY on

July 2 from 5:30am-10:30am
July 5 from 5:30am-8am

You may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Please watch for symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Contact your physician with any concerns.

Please visit our website for testing information https://www.putnamcountyny.com/health/coronavirus/

If you have any questions, please contact the Putnam County Department of Health at 845-808-1390.

Town Office Hours Starting July 6, 2020

Until further notice, the Town Offices will be operating BY APPOINTMENT ONLY for in-person assistance. Any task that can be completed by mail, email or fax will be completed in that manner.  Please call M-F, 8:30am – 4:00pm to schedule an appointment to visit or to speak with someone in the appropriate office.


Town Clerk’s Office: 845-265-3329
Supervisor’s Office: 845-265-5200
Assessor’s Office: 845-265-5203
Code Enforcement Office: 845-265-5202
Highway Department Office: 845-265-3530
Recreation Department: 845-424-4618

New York State Office of Mental Health Introduces Coping Circles

Coping Circles is an initiative providing free six-week support and resilience group therapy sessions for people impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Coping Circles are available to all New Yorkers, ages 18 and older. Coping Circles are also available in different languages. Sessions for Coping Circles will be held by video or phone and facilitated by licensed mental health professionals. We encourage participation from healthcare workers, first responders, COVID-19 survivors, those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, and those who have experienced COVID-19 related job loss. Specialized Coping Circles for these groups will be created pending demand and availability. Coping Circles will be available throughout the summer through the end of August 2020.

New Yorkers interested in joining Coping Circles can register at ny.gov/copingcircles, a secure and HIPAA-compliant web platform.



Philipstown Announcements

Visit our COVID-19 site for information relating to Philipstown, Putnam County and New York State. If you would like to help out in Philipstown during the COVID-19 crisis, please fill out our volunteer form.

Para información en español, llame al (845) 276-4601.

Upcoming Planning Board Site Visit (05 Jul 2020)

The Philipstown Planning Board will meet on Sunday, July 5th 2020 at 9:30 am to inspect the following site:

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, 2700 Route 9, Cold Spring   TM#38.-3-24.1

This site visit is open to the public. All persons attending should wear a face mask and maintain 6-foot distances from each other.


Upcoming Planning Board Public Hearings (16 Jul 2020)

The Philipstown Planning Board for the Town of Philipstown, New York will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 starting at 7:30 p.m. via zoom to hear the following appeals.

If you would like to attend, please email kmacintyre@philipstown.com to request login information before 7:00 pm on July 16th, 2020.

  • CRS International Self-Storage Warehouse/Office, 2761 Route 9
    TM# 38.-3-64
    (The applicant is seeking Amended Site Plan re-approval for the existing self-storage site plan, similar in scope. The property is approximately 2.47 acres located in the “HC” (Highway Commercial) zoning district.)
  • Slope Line, LLC C/O The Scenic Hudson Trust, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200 Poughkeepsie
    TM#16.-1-19, 16.-1-18, 16.-1-11, 16.11-1-11, 16.-1-12, 16.-1-15, 16.-1-14, 16.-1-13, 16.-1-20, 16.-1-17, 16.-1-16, 16.11-1-1, 16.11-1-2, 16.11-1-3, 16.15-1-40
    (Approval of the subdivision of 770 acres into 3 parcels.
    Parcel A- 520 acres is unimproved and will be protected by conservation easement or conveyed to New York State.
    Parcel B- 190 acres is improved with small recreational structures. It will be conveyed to an HOA associated with the existing residential community surrounded by the Slope Line Land, and it will be subject to a conservation easement.
    Parcel C- 50 acres is already improved with residential structure and out outbuildings. If and when it is conveyed by Slope Line, it will be conveyed subject to a conservation easement.)

At said hearings all persons will have the right to be heard. Copies of the applications, plat maps, and other related materials may be seen in the Office of the Planning Board at the Philipstown Building Department.

Dated at Philipstown, New York, June 18th, 2020


Town Meeting Schedule for July, 2020

The Philipstown Town Board will hold their regular Monthly Meeting on Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. virtually via Zoom.

If you would like to attend, please email townclerk@philipstown.com to request login information before 7 pm on July 9th, 2020.

Read the agenda.

The Philipstown Zoning Board will hold their regular Monthly Meeting on July 13th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. virtually via Zoom.

If you would like to attend, please email kmacintyre@philipstown.com to request login information before 7 pm on July 13th, 2020.

The Philipstown Conservation Board will hold their regular Monthly Meeting on July 14, 2020 virtually via Zoom.

If you would like to attend, please email kmacintyre@philipstown.com to request login information before 7 pm on July 14, 2020.

The Philipstown Planning Board will hold their regular Monthly Meeting on July 16, 2020 virtually via Zoom.

If you would like to attend, please email kmacintyre@philipstown.com to request login information before 7 pm on July 16, 2020.