May 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Perfect Weather and Large Crowds Mark Philipstown's Memorial Day Services

Town remembers those who have fallen

It was a picture-perfect long weekend, complete with bright blue skies, the odd puffy white cloud and the smell of steaks sizzling on the grill. More...

Auditors Report Putnam Valley in Excellent Financial Condition But Danger Looms for 2009 Budget

At the May 21, 2008 Putnam Valley Town Board meeting the Bennett Kielson Town auditors presented their annual report on the financial condition of Putnam Valley. More...

Governor Paterson Signs Bill to Make Saving for College Easier For New York Families

Law will ease restrictions on third party contributions to college savings funds

Governor David A. Paterson has signed a bill into law that cases restrictions to the New York College Choice Tuition Savings Program, allowing relatives, employers and others to contribute to State-sponsored college savings accounts. More...

Volunteer Landscape Days Thrive at Manitoga

Barbara Hobens Feldt, author and garden coach, championed the third Volunteer Landscape Day day at Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center on Saturday, May 17, 2008. More...

Family Hiking Club Meets Monthly at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Sunday, June 8 from 1pm until 3pm the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting their monthly: Family Hiking Club! More...

Diggin' For Dinos at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Lets Junior Paleontologists Excavate and Learn

On Sunday, June 1 at 10am, adults will learn and children will become junior paleontologists at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, 20 Kenridge Farm Drive, Route 9W, Cornwall. More...

Volunteers Sought for Comprehensive Plan Special Board and Working Groups

The 11-member Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan Special Board has openings for three members, to be appointed by the Village Board, and is also encouraging new volunteers to join its Working Groups. More...

Garrison Man Accused of Selling Cocaine in Putnam Valley

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Garrison man accused of selling cocaine to others in Putnam County. More...

Putnam Valley Man Charged With Assaulting Wife

Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man for assaulting his wife during a domestic dispute. More...

Putnam Valley Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Wife

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man after he contacted his wife via telephone and threatened to kill her. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

LB Collective to Appear at Depot Theatre

Featuring innovative, lyrical music by Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Laura Benjamin

The Atlanta-based pop-soulamericana act, the LB Collective, will be performing as part of the "Music Tracks" series at the Garrison Depot Theatre on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 8pm. More...

Small World Revue Benefits Mid-Hudson Ballet

Srnall World, a delightful fast moving revue by Estelle & Alfonso, featuring their performing arts students. Benefit performances for the Mid-Hudson Ballet Company, non-profit organization. 7pm on Saturday and 2pm. More...

Camerata New York Orchestra performs at the Brewster Public Library

Brewster Public Library is proud to present the first concert in a " Music For Everyone " series, featuring the Camerata New York Ensemble on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 3pm. Performers will be music director and pianist, Richard Owen, Jr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Entry Fee Wasn't Appropriate

Dear Editor: I wasn't surprised that only 24 entries were received for the Cold Spring Lions Club Mother of the Year awards. More...

Shock and Awe? No Thanks

Dear Editor: This past week two of the annual markers of Cold Spring life occurred, one a celebration and a rite of passage, the other a commemoration. The celebration was the Haldane High School Spring Concert, held on Thursday, May 22. More...

Ex-Village Trustee Comments on Gas Allowance

To The Editor: I'm writing this letter as an ex-trustee for the Village of Cold Spring. As a trustee the gas question came up about the mayor getting gas. More...

Sports News

Putnam Valley, Haldane Poised for Playoff Push

Second-seeded Putnam Valley High began its annual quest for the Section 1 Class C lacrosse crown with a convincing 10-1 thumping of No.15 Irvington last Thursday, moving one round closer to its seemingly inevitable match-up with three-time defendin More...

Adopt-A-Highway Signs Become Problematic as Possible Advertising Venue for Legislator

Residents request rodeos and circuses be banned from County

A proposal to change the County's Legislative Manual to prevent legislators from sponsoring various roads in the County provoked heated exchanges between legislators at the Legislature's May 20, 2008 Rules Committee meeting. More...

Putnam Valley Celebrates Emotional and Youthful Memorial Day

Putnam County Legislator Sam Oliverio had just taken his spot at the podium and was about to recite In Flanders Field in what has now become a tradition when he turned and paid recognition to all of these young men and women standing at attention More...

Voters Reject Haldane Budget Propositions in May 20 Referendum

Second vote likely on June 17

The old expression "If at first you don't succeed…" may be weighing heavy on the minds of trustees of the Haldane School District when they meet on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 to discuss options in the wake of all three 2008-2009 budget propositio More...

Construction Set to Begin on New N. Highlands Fire Station

Completion expected next summer

It took three referendums before it could happen but ground has finally been broken to mark the beginning of construction of the new North Highlands Fire Station. The $4.8 million facility will replace the familiar "Butler Barn" on Fishkill Road. More...

The Annual Beacon Sloop Club Strawberry Festival Serves up Shortcake and Sails

Once again it's strawberry time in the Hudson Valley. The Beacon Sloop Club's legendary annual Strawberry Festival happens on Sunday June 15, rain or shine, from 12-5pm at Riverfront Park in Beacon (very close to the Beacon Train Station). More...

Hudson Valley Celiac Support Group

The monthly meeting of the Hudson Valley Celiac Support Group meets in Conference Room B at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m.. More...

Hikers of All Ages Hit the Trails for a Cause

Clear skies, warm weather bring out hikers for Hudson Highlands Museum Hike-A-Thon

Mother Nature was smiling on the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for this year's Hike-A-Thon fundraiser. More...

Kent CAC to Sponsor GPS Workshop

Do you or someone you know own a Global Positioning System (GPS) but haven't quite mastered how to use it? Want to learn how that GPS can help you create maps of your favorite hiking trails? More...

Program on Living Trusts at East Fishkill Library

Come to the East Fishkill Community Library on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 7pm for a free informational program on Living Trusts. More...

Community Services Board of Putnam County Seeks Members for Subcommittees

The Community Services Board of Putnam County is accepting applications for membership to the Board and its subcommittees on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. More...

Putnam Valley Minors Charged With Criminal Trespass, Drug Possession

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of three Putnam Valley minors for trespassing on private property. One of the youths was found to he in illegal possession of a quantity of drugs. More...

Putnam County's Birthday 196th Birthday to be Celebrated at Corner Stone Park

All are invited to attend Putnam County's 196th Birthday Celebration on June 13, 2008 at 10am at the Corner Stone Park. The theme for this year's event is "The Reservoirs." Dr. Patricia Houser will speak on the Reservoirs in Putnam County. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

David Bates Graduates From US Naval Academy

U.S. Marine Corps Second Lieutenant David J.S. Bates graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD on May 23, 2008 and was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. 2nd Lt. More...

Differences Day Gives Haldane Students a New Perspective on Living With a Disability

Haldane and Garrison schools hosted visitors with a difference on April 10. Students in the 3rd, 4th and 6th grades at each school participated in the ninth annual Differences Day. More...

Haldane Middle Schoolers to Perform in Their First-Ever Musical

The Haldane Middle School will present How to Eat Like a Child (and other lessons in NOT being a Grownup) on Thursday, June 12 at 7pm in the auditorium. More...

Births

Births

None this week, please check our index or search for a name with the search function. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John R. Acosta

John R. Acosta of Cold Spring, lost his battle to cancer on May 20, 2008. John was born on November 4, 1947 in McAllen Texas, was raised in Houston and moved to New York in the early Eighties. More...

Briefly Noted

14th Annual Turtle Walk & Summer Yoga on the Lawn at Boscobel

Did you know the Hudson River Valley is among the top five of river drainages in the world for turtle diversity? More...

Tag Sale at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Brewster

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will hold a Tag Sale from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, June 21. In addition to the many fine items offered for sale to benefit the church, the public is invited to rent space or tables to sell their own goods. More...

Summertime Grandparenting Time at Reed Memorial Library

Grandparents - enjoy seeing your grandchild grow and have fun this summer on Mondays at 10:30am beginning on June 9 at Carmel's Reed Memorial Library. Use this time to connect and strengthen your relationships. More...

Weekly Poll

Are you excited about a new Dunkin' Donuts under construction in Cold Spring?
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