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Village of Cold Spring Receives DEC Urban Forestry Grant

$5,071 received for inventory and assessment of Village trees

The Village of Cold Spring is a recipient of an urban forestry grant from the DEC, which will be used to fund an inventory and assessment of the condition of the village trees as well as develop and implement a plan for further improvement. More...

Boat Capsizes on Hudson River Killing One

Emergency Services work through the night to extricate victims

At a little after 11pm on Monday night, July 28, 2008, E-911 received a call reporting a possible boat capsized on the Hudson River. More...

Public Notice

The Putnam Valley Town Board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm to discuss The Putnam Valley Town Board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm to in Regard to 2 Peekskill Hollow Road: possibility of aut More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

New Book and Postcards Capture History of Constitution Island

Former Constitution Island Association Executive Director recalls the area's dynamic past

At the bend of the Hudson River, opposite West Point is Constitution Island. New from Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series is the pictorial history, Constitution Island. More...

Third Annual "Figure" Exhibit at Back Room Gallery

Several local artists are showing their imaginary as well as realistic images of the human form in the third annual group exhibit of "The Figure". More...

Insects Abound at Stony Kill Farm's Annual Butterfly Festival

Butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalises will be the focus of the day at Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center's annual Butterfly Festival on Saturday, August 2 from 10am to 2pm. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sage Advice Needed from Oil Co. to Combat Huge Cost Increases

Dear Editor: Last week, the home heating plan arrived from Downey Oil. I wish I could stash away this July heat for February! I'm still stunned. Last year, our discount monthly plan let us lock in at about $2.70 a gallon for a sixty buck fee. More...

Expected More Discussion Re PCN&R Change in Owners

To the Editor: I must say that I am very surprised to have seen no letters in this column regarding the change of ownership of the PCN&R. More...

Community Non- Profits and Summer Sunset Music Series a Good Pairing

Dear Editor: The Cold Spring waterfront is a delightful place to spend a Sunday evening! More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Vivian G. Hyatt

Vivian G. Hyatt, age 86 of Nelsonville, died on July 17, 2008 at Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Croton on-Hudson, NY. Born in Brewster, NY, she was the daughter of the late Raymond W. and Gladys S. (Smalley) Godfrey. More...

Sports News

Rachel Flaherty Commits to Play Volleyball for Saint Anselm College

Rachel Flaherty of Cold Spring has committed to play volleyball for Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire beginning in the Fall of 2008. More...

Registrations Accepted for Adult Kickball Tournament

The Hendrick Hudson Lions Club is pleased to announce it is now accepting registrations for its first annual Adult Kickball Tournament, to be held on Sunday, September 14 from 10am-4pm at the Town of Cortlandt's Sprout Brook Park. More...

Philipstown Hawks Pop Warner Football Team to Begin Practice

The Philipstown Hawks Pop Warner Football Team will begin practice this Saturday, Aug. 1 at Mayor's Park in Cold Spring, 6pm. Practices will be Monday through Friday 6 to 8pm through the Labor Day Holiday. More...

Legislature Appears Ready to Allow Rodeos in Putnam

Draft resolution's provisions would set strict limits on "accepted" devices used

The Putnam County Legislature may have found a way of bridging what seemed like an impossible divide between the pro- and anti-rodeo forces that have recently butted heads over a proposal by Patterson landowner Robert Pfister to hold a rodeo. More...

Automobile Accidents Continue to Challenge Putnam Valley Emergency Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Services

Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps Captain Sheryl Keating reported on July 16, 2008 that for the month of June they responded to 80 calls, 64 local calls and an additional 16 out-of-district mutual aid calls to lend assistance to cover another More...

Spring Brook Condominium Residents Raise Flooding and Erosion Concerns

Cold Spring Village hires additional police officer

In the distant past, small creeks and brooks flowed wherever the natural landscape told them to go on their short journey from the highlands above present-day Cold Spring downstream to the Hudson River. More...

Putnam County Legislature Candidates' Forum to be Held by League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters Putnam County Members at Large unit will be holding a Candidates Public Forum at the Mahopac Public Library, Monday, August 18, 2008 at 7pm. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Schools

Alpha Omicron Teachers' Society Honors Alexandra Hartman-Bailhache

Putnam Valley High School graduate Alexandra Hartman- Bailhache was presented with an honorary certificate and verification of grant money toward her upcoming college tuition by members of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Internationa More...

"Help, I'm Afraid of My Computer!" Course

The two-day course on "Help, I'm Afraid of My Computer"(# 102) will be given on Monday, September 29, and Monday, October 6, from 9:30- 12:00am. It will be repeated then on Wednesday, December 3 and Friday, December 12 from 9:30-11:30am. More...

Bradley Cedolin and Sarah Regan Named to Dean's List at SUNY Geneseo

The State University of New York at Geneseo has announced its Dean's List for the spring semester 2008. To be on the list, a student must have achieved a 3.4 grade point average while taking at least 12 credit hours. More...

Births

Ari Joseph Barta

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on July 1, 2008 to Na'ama and Adam Barta of Garrison. Maternal grandmother is Dalia Daniel of Monsey. Paternal grandparents are Clifford and Virginia Barta of Brewster. More...

Jake Csordas

Born on June 30, 2008 at Hudson Valley Hospital to Jill and John Csordas, Jr. of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandparents are Jean and Wayne Gorski of Putnam Valley. More...

Cole Matthew Gallwitz

pital on June 26, 2008 to Melissa and Stefan Gallwitz of Wappingers Falls. Maternal grandparents are Beverley and Arthur Hotaling of Cold Spring. Paternal grandparents are Ann and Manfred Gallwitz of Cold Spring. More...

Briefly Noted

Three-Car Crash in Garrison Sends Local Man and Woman to Hospital

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that two people were hospitalized for injuries suffered in a threecar crash on Route 9-D in Garrison on July 24, 2008. The drivers of all three vehicles were traveling alone when the crash occurred. More...

Putnam County Seniors Invited to County-Wide Senior Citizen Picnic

The Putnam County Office for Aging invites all Putnam County seniors to attend the annual county-wide senior citizen picnic on Friday, September, 5, 2008 from 10am until 3pm at the Putnam County Veterans' Memorial Park in the Upper Park on the rig More...

CORRECTION

In last week's edition (7/23/08) a Letter to the Editor from Dawn Powell was printed in which she wrote that Bob Cinque has previously had a Letter to the Editor published that was critical of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust. More...

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