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Haldane Tables Administrative Plan  Free Access 

The Haldane School music room was filled once more at Tuesday evening’s special board meeting to review changes to the district’s administrative structure. By the session’s end, the board and Superintendent Dr. More...

Junior Firefighters Brave the Heat

On a steamy Monday morning, fifty-five aspiring firefighters gathered outside the Cold Spring Fire House, standing proudly in precisely straight lines as they received their basic commands. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Village Defends Safety of Work for Pump Station, Near Coal Tar Site at Waterfront

Village of Cold Spring

The West and New Street pump station project made significant progress last week. The site, located alongside the Cold Spring Boat Club, has been a topic of controversy due to the possible presence of hazardous coal tar. More...

Code Update Committee Meeting Still On

After months of no meetings and the loss of several members, including Chair Jack Goldstein, it looks like the Code Update Committee might be getting back on track. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Takes A Nosedive

Putnam Commissioner of Finance William Carlin is not the happiest guy in town these days after receiving the county’s June sales tax report from Albany indicating a $432,000 decline in revenue over the same period in 2014. More...

Schools

Committee OKs New Officer for Haldane

Haldane

A School Resource Officer (SRO) will be coming to the Haldane School District this fall. The Putnam Legislature’s Audit Committee Monday approved the hiring of the specially trained deputy sheriff following a 30-minute discussion. More...

P.L.A.Y. Lacrosse Club Gives Back to Santos Family

The Santos Family has been through a lot, and the local sports organization, the Highlanders Lacrosse Club, also known as P.L.A.Y., wanted to help out. More...

High Achievers

Mount Saint Mary College Patrick Junjulas, son of Michael and Patricia of Cold Spring, made the Dean’s List for the Spring 2015 semester at Mount Saint Mary College More...

Religious News

Copeland Invites 100 Women to ‘Amazing Grace’ on Broadway

The students and staff of the Walter Hoving Home were invited by Broadway producer and Garrison resident Carolyn Rossi Copeland to see her new hit musical, “Amazing Grace.” Some 100 women loaded into vans and other vehicles on Wednesday t More...

Hudson Valley Bikers Raise Funds for Charity

On July 19, 280 riders participated in The Jewish Board’s 7th Annual Hudson Valley Bike Ride in Purchase, New York. Individuals came together to help support The Jewish Board, raising almost $600,000 for New Yorkers in need. More...

Religious Services

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 845-265-3718 lorettochurch@gmail.com ourladyoflorettocs.com Pastor: Fr. Thomas P. More...

Sports

Intriguing Matchups Highlight Fall Schedule

Fall Season Promises To Start 2015 School Year With A Bang

The last time we saw a Blue Devil in uniform was May 29. That day, the softball team dropped the sectional final to Tuckahoe, and the track team wrapped up state qualifiers without seeing any of their athletes advance to the state meet. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support for the Nuclear Deal

To The Editor: In the best of all possible worlds, nuclear weapons would never have been developed. But they were, and we have to deal with that fact. More...

Paving Vote Hardly Represents Democracy

To the Editor: More...

Putnam Valley Will Face Large Cuts for a Small Town

To the Editor, More...

Breaking News - 2:03 PM

Mahopac pet shop owner charged with animal cruelty; pet shop manager from Cold Spring also arrested  Free Access 

A 55-year-old Mahopac man who owns pet shops in Danbury as well as Mohegan Lake and Wappingers Falls  has been charged with three counts of animal cruelty in connection with two dogs and a kitten, two of which were euthanized. More...

Breaking News - 11:41 AM

Judge: Paving Can Proceed on South Mountain Pass  Free Access 

Updated, New Statement from Old Road Society

Paving gets underway Thursday along a half mile stretch of South Mountain Pass in Garrison following a decision reached Wednesday evening by State Supreme Court Justice Victor Grossman. More...

Trustees to Meet Less Often

Village trustees agreed Tuesday evening to meet less often, essentially eliminating one meeting a month from their schedule. More...

Police: Speed Caused Goat Trail Crash

It was a disaster in the making. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

A Mid-Summer’s Garden (and All Things Beet)

Gardening GUSTO

Wow! As I write this on Friday, the skies are clear and sunny with the promise of more of this weather to come. But don’t kid yourself: we are in serious need of rain. More...

Shakespeare Fest Actors Switch Gears For Benedict Arnold, A Lazy American & A Mash-up  Free Access 

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s popular reading series, HVSF2, curated by Christine Scarfuto, will highlight the work of some of America’s most celebrated playwrights. More...

Saints of Swing at Cold Spring Summer Sunset Music Series

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host its popular Summer Sunset Music Series, on Sunday, August 2, featuring The Saints of Swing band. Special thanks to Mid Hudson Concrete for the donation of facilities. More...

Community

Quartet Lucky to be Alive Following Boat Mishap on the Hudson River

Four people are lucky to be alive after their boat capsized in the Hudson River between Garrison Landing and Highland Falls. The incident took place around 2:15 a.m. Saturday when, according to Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. More...

Focus on Philipstown: Beacon Bath & Bubble

Focus On Philipstown with Tim Greco

Beacon Bath & Bubble has everything you need to make your bathing a fun, aromatic experience. More...

Foster Grandparents Needed in Putnam County

Westchester’s Foster Grandparents Program is expanding to Putnam County thanks to the efforts of Rosemary Bahr, former director of the Putnam Community Action Program. More...

Attractions

Farmers & Others: Portraits from The Valley Table

Doing Business in the Hudson Valley

You simply can’t leave it there: The Valley Table is an eye-popping, mouth-watering standout among the piles of magazines and tabloids scattered near local cash registers. More...

Theatre at Bannerman Island

On August 8 and 9, Man of La Mancha, in concert will be performed on Bannerman Island starring Broadway veteran actor Mark Jacoby, along with a cast of Broadway actors. Jacoby will grace the stage in the Bannerman gardens as Don Quixote. More...

Farming at Gallery 66  Free Access 

The exhibition “Francesco Mastalia – Organic” and “Wilfredo Morel – Farm Art” opens Aug. 7, and runs thru Aug. 30 at Gallery 66 NY, with an opening reception for the artists on Aug. 7 from 6-9 p.m. More...

Perspectives

On Public Health and Violence All en Beals , MD

The horrible violence in Charleston last month is part of a large, systemic problem. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eileen Ann Reilley

Eileen Ann Reilley, age 87, died on June 5, 2015, at her residence in Washington, DC. 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

Landscape Helper Experience helpful. Able to operate commercial lawn mower. Must have own transportation. Salary based on experience. 845-424-2323 More...

For Rent

2 BR FURNISHED HOUSE with garage on 9 private wooded acres bordering Fahnestock Park in Putnam Valley. Open floor plan. W/D. $1,750/mo. plus utilities plus security deposit. References required. Minimum 1-year lease. Walter 914-262-2156. More...

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