April 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fifty Acres Burn at Castle Rock

Park police suspect a discarded cigarette caused the blaze

Around 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 24, a brush fire began spreading in the Castle Rock Unique Area in Hudson Highlands State Park. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb

Despite a downturn in the national and state economy, sales tax revenue continues to climb across Putnam County. More...

Balancing Act is Fair Weather Fun

Philippe Petit gives a new generation a lesson in the fine art of balancing. More...

Budget Dominates School Agendas Again

PV Plans for 2-Year Budget

Individual line item cost increases seemed less of a concern to the Putnam Valley Board of Education at its March 26 meeting than how they would be addres sed. "We have to look at this as a two-year process." Board President Tina Mackay said. More...

Gallagher: Cold Spring Budget is a 'Wish List'

The Cold Spring Village Board met on March 24, 2009, for a budget workshop. With the exception of Trustee Ed Mancari, all board members were in attendance. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cultural Events

JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. 301 & 9D (845) 265-3040 www.butterfieldlibrary.org Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Sun. 12-3pm Fri. Apr. More...

From Bean to Bar: Chocolate Musings at Boscobel

Long offered on as a gift of love, used to satisfy cravings and indulge a sweet tooth - Chocolate is a universally loved and desired treat. More...

Silent Film Series Continues with The Kid

The Butterfield Library's popular Silent Film Series with live musical accompaniment continues with The Kid, a 1921 film starring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan on Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

Did you hear the U.S.S. Intrepid might dock in Cold Spring for the Quadricentennial? April Fools! Hope that gave you a chuckle. We couldn't resist. It'll be six more years before we publish again on the first of April! More...

Coming Events

This Week: Fri/Sat Apr. 3/4 - Glynwood Beekeeping workshop with Rodney Dow: building hives and frames. Fri: 7-9:30pm, Sat, 9-4pm, $35, reg. req'd. Partic must bring own tools & materials & speak w/ instructor before reg. is complete. More...

FEMA Funds Available in Putnam

Putnam County has been awarded $16,685 in federal funds under FEMA's Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for calendar year 2009. More...

New Mayor and Three Trustees Slated to Take Office

Mayor-elect Seth Gallagher and Trustees-elect Bruce Campbell, Ralph Falloon, and Lynn Miller will be sworn in on Monday, April 6, 2009, at Noon. Next week's issue will include coverage of the ceremony and a profile of Mr. Gallagher. More...

Fire Burns 50 Acres in Garrison

Firefighters Defeat Castle Rock Blaze

In the late af ternoon on March 24, a brush fire began in the Castle Rock Unique Area. By early evening, the smoke was billowing over the Old Stone Road (right) and toward the Osborne Castle (above). More...

Putnam Hit by 'Widespread' Job Losses

Unemployment Rate Reaches 6.8 Percent

Putnam's rate of unemployment has risen to 6.8 percent, the highest in more than two decades. The New York State Labor Department reported the February statistics last Thursday, which came as no surprise to Putnam lawmakers. More...

Disabled Plead With County Lawmakers

People with disabilities as well as family members of the disabled were out in force when Putnam County hosted its annual Legislative Disability Forum. More...

Man Who Was on Wire Shows up at Depot

On Friday, March 20, for the first time in its three-year history, the Philipstown Depot Theatre's popular documentary film series was required by demand for tickets to add a second screening of its scheduled film. More...

GUFS Makes Cuts

The Garrison School Board met on March 25, 2009, to present its 2009-10 proposed budget to the communi ty. More...

Public Notice

The Village of Cold Spring i s seeking a volunteer member for the Village Planning Board. Applicants must be a village resident and should submit letters of interest to the Village Clerk, 85 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY, 10516, by April 8, 2009. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Appreciation for Phillips and Mancari

To the Editor: Now that the election is over and the rhetoric is silent I'd like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the tireless efforts, hard work, and dedication of two men. Mr. Anthony Phillips and Mr. Ed Mancari. More...

Not Necessary to Belittle Teachers

To the Editor: As teachers and taxpayers, we would like to respond to Joseph Barbaro's letter. Yes, Mr. Barbaro, these are hard economic times for everyone, and we can understand your concerns about the cost of public education. More...

North Highland Fire House Nears Completion

To the Editor: It appears that the extensive renovation and expansion of our fire house will be completed by June 2009; and be on budget. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Emma R. Lindros

Emma R. Lindros, age 94, died at her home in Garrison on Saturday, March 28, 2009. She was born in the Bronx on August 14, 1914, to Charles and Rosa Gilles. She and her late husband, Leonard W. More...

John Frank Brooks

John Frank Brooks, 89, died peacefully at home in Fall River on March 21, 2009, a beloved father and grandfather. Born in Salem, MA, to Frank Ashby Brooks and Grace Choate Gifford, his step-father was Samuel H. Batchelder, also of Salem. More...

Sports News

Calling All Coaches: Contributions Key to Coverage

Put Valley needs full-time replacement in athletic department

This spring has some serious promise to it for the student athletes at both Haldane and Putnam Valley High Schools, and before it hits full throttle I'm going to take five minutes of your time to ask for the help of local coaches. More...

Sailing Basics Class Includes Hands-On Experience

Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom situation and then become a member of the crew on the Woody Guthrie, historic wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River Sloop, to get your hands-on experience. More...

Opening Day for Putnam Valley

Baseball parade welcomes spring season

On Saturday, March 28, scores of Putnam Valley Ass players coache from Putnam Val ley Elementary School to Town Park with a police escort for the annual parade to kick-off the baseball season. More...

Weekly Poll

How extensive should parking changes be in downtown Cold Spring?
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