March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

UPDATE: Final Two Weeks for Village Campaigns  Free Access 

Thomas Robertson of Nelsonville to Attend Debate

With the March 18 election looming ever closer, village candidates are honing their final strategies with just 14 days left to campaign. More...

Golden Buddha Thai Under New Ownership

DOING BUSINESS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

Few things beat a spicy hot bowl of curry with jasmine rice at a good Thai restaurant, and the Golden Buddha Thai Restaurant, now under new ownership, is a cut above. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Philipstown Workshop Held Without Notice

The Philipstown Town Board held a workshop with ESP on Wednesday, February 25, without any notice given to the public or the media. More...

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Charged in Beating of Shackled Prisoner

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Pat Castaldo finds himself on the wrong side of the law after being indicted Friday on charges that he attacked a shackled prisoner after the alleged bank robber grabbed for a fellow officer’s gun. More...

Boat Club Lease Discussed for Almost Two Hours, But No Resolution Made

On a harsh wintry night, the Village Board chose to hold its workshop Tuesday despite the dangerous road conditions. More...

Community

Girl Scouts Kick Off Cookie Selling

Bring on the cookies! It's time to satisfy your cravings. More...

Route 9 Billboard Finally Down

The billboard on Rt. 9 (just past Lane Gate Road), which the New York State Supreme Court ordered to be removed by February 10, has at last been completely removed. The dismantling came last week. More...

Daisy Troop Welcomes Three New Members

First grade Daisy Troop 2032 had their investiture ceremony during their last meeting. They welcomed three new girls to the troop this year: Kelsey, Aine, and Jazmine. The girls were pinned with their Daisy tab and Daisy pin. More...

Letters to the Editor

Change Needed in Cold Spring

To the Editor, VOTE for Change That Works for Cold Spring! Vision, Objectivity, Transparency and Effectiveness – what a great idea, and that is exactly what I plan on in the next village election. More...

Voting for Molloy and Ferris

To the Editor, I am writing to encourage all Cold Spring Village voters to get out and vote for Barney Molloy for Cold Spring Village Mayor and Bob Ferris for Trustee on the Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees, March 18th. More...

Supporting Merandy

Dear Editor, More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Betty Budney

Betty Budney, age 82, of Cold Spring, died on Monday, March 2, 2015, at Westchester Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant. Born in Cold Spring on September 1, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Gifford R. and Mary (Hobby) Wright. More...

Richard A. Pidala, Sr.

Richard A. Pidala, Sr., age 84, of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. More...

Farewell Betty Budney

Town Mourns Beloved Leader

Betty Lou (Wright) Budney, a pillar in our community, passed away Monday morning at the Westchester Medical Center. More...

Orchid Show: A Taste of Spring  Free Access 

The calendar must be wrong: It says that Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday and that spring arrives March 20th. Ha! If correct, we will soon have an extra hour to see all the inches-thick, grimy black ice everywhere and Ms. More...

Focus on the Drug Crisis in Our Backyard

When two young people, one from Philipstown, lost their lives to heroin overdoses in Putnam in two days in early February, the scenario was all too familiar to Susan and Steve Salomone. More...

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Arts and Entertainment

Get Your Garden On: Indoors! (and Tropical Hot Chocolate)  Free Access 

Gardening GUSTO

We have made it into March, but dang! There is more winter to come. In a recent Gardening Gusto titled “The Care and Killing of Orchids” (PCNR January 21, 2015) I advocated composting unloved plant gifts. More...

John Stowell to Join Jazz Vespers for April

The First Presbyterian Church has provided Cold Spring with unique, worldclass music through its Jazz Vespers program, and April’s service will surely be a treat. More...

Boscobel to Re-Open for 2015 Season on April 1

The 2015 season for Boscobel begins April 1 when the mansion and grounds reopen, and the site is planning a host of events, exhibits and tours. EVENTS More...

Schools

Budget Hearing at Garrison School

A small handful of the public turned out Wednesday night for the first budget workshop for the Garrison school 2015-16 school year. More...

Haldane High School Honor Roll

Grade 12 Principal’s List More...

Haldane Middle School Honor Roll

Principal’s List: Grade 8 More...

Religious News

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm; Sat morning Shabbat svcs, 9:30am. Check website for religious school, services, events info. More...

Sports

Gold Rush for Haldane Blue Devils

Basketball Teams Secure Second Consecutive Sectional Titles

Two teams. Two championships. Two completely different celebrations. More...

Haldane/Hendrick Hudson Hockey Makes History

The Haldane/Hendrick Hudson hockey team capped its record-breaking 2015 season by advancing to the sectional semi-finals for the first time in program history. More...

Putnam Valley Boys' Basketball Season Ends

WHITE PLAINS – The rally was fantastic, the spirit was alive, and the Putnam Valley High School boys' basketball team nearly pulled off the comeback of a lifetime. Nearly. More...

Births

William David Elmendorf

Proud parents Laurel (nee Mazzuca) and Justin Elmendorf of Pearl River are happy to announce the birth of their son William David. Born February 24 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Named for his grandfathers, William weighed in at 6 lbs. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Jessica Levenson and Travis Lilly

ENGAGEMENT

Neal Van Splinter and June Levenson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica to Travis Lilly, son of Thomas and Christine Lilly of Cold Spring. 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...

For Rent

CAPECOD YARMOUTH MA. 7 Night/$680 arrive May and June 2015. 1 BDR. slps 4. 2 BA Mini kitchen, AC, patio, pool, beach, whirlpool, hot tub. More...

Misc

Town of Philipstown’s E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 845-265-3329 community shoe drive Please donate gently worn shoes for local families in need and the Walter Hoving Home. More...

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