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Fast-Moving Blaze Destroys Home

Second Tragedy In A Year For Santos Family

The Parrott Street home of Darrin and Melissa Santos was quickly ravaged by fire Monday afternoon. Luckily, no one was hurt, but damage to the home was significant. More...

School Board Races & Budgets  Free Access 

Voters approved school budgets overwhelmingly for Haldane, Garrison, and Putnam Valley on Tuesday, as well as the Butterfield Library tax in Haldane. More...

Haldane Prom 2015  Free Access 

Haldane’s Prom was Friday evening, and a bevy of accomplished, well-dressed young men and women posed for photos first at Boscobel. See many more photos, p. 12. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Will Village Cancel Independence Day Parade?

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

The Cold Spring Village Board workshop Tuesday came with stunning news, with Mayor Dave Merandy broaching the cancellation of the July 4th parade due to costs. More...

Historic Review Board Approves Applicants

The warmer weather is here, the trees and flowers have bloomed and across the village it's Spring. That means time for yard work and repairs, and the proof was in last Wednesday’s Historic District Review Board meeting. More...

Delays On Code Update Contracts

CODE UPDATE COMMITTEE

The Code Update Committee welcomed a new member to their ranks at their meeting last Thursday night. Ruth Elwell, whose experience comes largely from New Paltz, stated that she enjoys writing code, so she would be a good fit for the committee. More...

Schools

Voters OK Haldane Budget, Narrowly Approve Library Tax  Free Access 

Just over 900 voters came to the polls in the Haldane School District on Tuesday, and shortly after 9:45 PM, Judy Meyer, Chief Election Inspector, announced the results. More...

Everything Passes in Garrison  Free Access 

At 9 PM on the dot Tuesday, School Board President Raymond O'Rourke officially closed the polls at the Garrison Union Free School District. He had opened the polls with a proclamation and had been the first person to vote. More...

Garrison Students Win at Tri-County Science Fair

Once again the students representing Garrison School excelled at the Tri County Science & Technology Fair. After proving themselves at the annual Garrison School Science Fair, eight students went on to win ribbons at the Tri County level. More...

Community

Brownie Troop 1605 Plants & Seeds the Food Pantry Garden

This Monday, May 18, Brownie Troop 1605 planted the Inspiration Garden for the Philipstown Food Pantry at the First Presbyterian Church in Cold Spring. Troop leaders Carolyn Llewellyn and Jennifer Gilleo were there to help. More...

Seniors Enjoy Springtime Lunch

Philipstown seniors gathered once again on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate spring over a delicious lunch. The Philipstown Recreation Center’s gymnasium was packed with a crowd ready to bring in the new season together. More...

Weissbrod Found Guilty of Harassment

The verdict is in: The Honorable Judge Thomas Costello has found Richard Weissbrod guilty of one count of harassment in the 2nd degree. In order to be found guilty of such a charge, two things must be proven, Costello said. More...

Sports

Lacrosse Season Ends In Briarcliff  Free Access 

Blue Devils fall in second round after rousing home win

One of Haldane's most successful lacrosse seasons ever came to end this past weekend, when a tough and seasoned Briarcliff squad knocked off the Blue Devils 16-5 in the second round of the Section 1 playoffs. More...

A Week of Exciting Sports in Philipstown  Free Access 

Haldane sports, Philipstown travel soccer, Philipstown softball, and Highlanders lacrosse stories are all free access this week. See links below: More...

Philipstown Major Softball Rebounds to Beat Pawling  Free Access 

The Philipstown Major Softball team experienced a hectic rollercoaster week, ending on a high note. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Edith (Adamson) Day

Mary Edith (Adamson) Day, of Vancouver, Washington, went to be with The Lord on December 28, 2014, surrounded by her family. More...

Philip Carollo

Philip Carollo, age 98, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Monday, May 18, 2015, at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel. Born in Brooklyn, on September 1, 1916, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Mary Ann (Armetta) Carollo. More...

Dennis J. Jones

Dennis J. Jones, age 68, of Cold Spring, NY, died on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel. Born in Poughkeepsie on April 16, 1947, he was the son of the late Paul A. and Helen R. (Gallagher) Jones. More...

Breaking News - 5/23/2015 5:14 PM

Body found in Hudson; could be missing kayaker  Free Access 

The body of a man found in the Hudson River More...

Memorial Day Ceremonies, Schedule  Free Access 

Parades & observances across county

Memorial Day schedule in Cold Spring and across the county, with events throughout the weekend. More...

Levy wins GOP endorsement—Tendy to wage Primary  Free Access 

Putnam District Attorney Adam Levy has received the backing of the county’s Republican Committee for his reelection bid.Levy was victorious by a 2-1 margin Wednesday night during the GOP’s nominating convention held at the Mahopac Italian-American Cl More...

The Epic Battle for Butterfield Nears Its End  Free Access 

In the history of Cold Spring it’s unlikely there has ever been such an epic battle to develop a land site like the Butterfield property. More...

‘Family Crisis’ Call Locks Down Haldane, Garrison

Both Haldane and Garrison schools were on lock-down and lock-out last Thursday due to what the Sheriff’s department later found to be a “swatting hoax,” More...

Focus on Philipstown

Elections

Pataki to Announce for President

Garrison resident and former Governor George Pataki will announce his candidacy for President of the United States next Thursday in New Hampshire. More...

Putnam Dems Endorse Candidates

Putnam County Democrats have endorsed a slate of candidates for November’s General Election, and the picture in Philipstown is much more clear. More...

Jackie Annabi to Lead Republican Ticket

Both Republicans and Democrats have made endorsements for candidates in Putnam Valley’s town races this fall. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Welcome to Spummer (and Very Quick Asparagus Eggdrop Pastina.)

Gardening GUSTO

Our fickle spring weather raged into red-hot summer temperatures last week. Yet, we could drop from those 86 degrees back down into the 30s any old time. More...

Audioccult Record Store Celebrates Total Music Package

As a young first grade boy, Sean Congdon marveled at his very first vinyl record. Given as an Easter present, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” proved to be life-changing. More...

Filmmaker Beatrice Copeland

Focus On Philipstown

Young people from our community are making a difference in the world, as is the case with filmmaker Beatrice Copeland. More...

Religious News

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...

Attractions

New Amsterdam Singers to Perform at Chapel Restoration

Singers from the New York chorus, founded in 1968 by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present a diverse and tuneful program of vocal music on Sunday, May 31, at the historic Chapel Restoration on the banks of the Hudson River in Cold Spring. More...

MAYfest This Weekend at Surprise Lake Camp

May is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore our creative sides. Music, art, and yoga will come together for an exciting weekend at Surprise Lake Camp for MAYfest, a two night and three day festival dedicated to celebrating these areas. More...

Companion Pet's Open House A Hit

Companion Pet Hospital of Fishkill held its open house on Sunday afternoon, and welcomed both pets and their owners. The day consisted of a tour of the hospital and a meet and greet with the veterinary team. More...

Letters to the Editor

Enjoying Spring and Summer in Cold Spring

To the Editor, More...

Kudos to Scuccimarra

To the Editor, Barbara Scuccimarra, our hardworking and quietly courageous legislator, has not only succeeded in obtaining a ban on styrofoam disposables, now she is taking on Monsanto! More...

A Case For Term Limits & Campaign Finance Reform

In 1976, Gerald Ford was President, disco was big and, like most 8th graders, I was glued to the TV watching a new show called Charlie’s Angels. It was also when some of New York’s current State Senators first got elected. 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 Sale

like new - 2 solid brass wall candleabras $40/ea, Jack LaLane juicer, $35. Elec. typewriter, paid $225 - now $50 hardly used. 2 mint queen size bed spreads, never used, $18/each. Deluxe bookcase w/3 shelves, 2 doors on bottom $125. More...

Pets

PET SITTING AVAILABLE: Going on vacation? Coming home late from work? This local Cold Spring pet lover will be there to take care of your pets. Experience with great references. More...

Weekly Poll

Do you think the July 4th parade in Cold Spring should be cancelled due to cost?
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