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County GOP Plays Musical Chairs

After several years of bickering and infighting, Putnam's Republicans are putting their differences behind them in order to survive politically. More...

Former Hospital Property Source of Tax Dispute

Discussion of the Cold Spring Village Board's response to the New York State Comptroller's audit was upstaged by the discovery that the village now owes the county $75,000. More...

Showering the Depot with Donations for Sprinklers

Last Saturday, several hundred people visited the Philipstown Depot Theatre to help raise the money needed to fund a legally-mandated sprinkler system. More...

PUBLIC NOTICES

Cold Spring: The Village Water Department will be conducting a hydrant flush of the distribution system through Friday, June 5th, from 9pm through 4am each night. More...

Tamagna Touts Going Green at DC Summit

Putnam County Legislator Vincent Tamagna attended a Local Climate Leadership summit in Washington, DC. The May 18-20 conference featured high-level environmental policy-makers from the Obama administration. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Constitution Island Gala to Offer Hudson Valley Wines

As part of the Constitution Island seafood gala to be held on the island on June 20, 2009, special wine "samplings" will be offered. More...

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 Sat. June 6 - Silent Film Series: OzFest, directed by L. More...

Silent Film Series Shows Verne's 20,000 Leagues

The latest presentation of The Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library's Silent Film Series will feature 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916), based on the classic novel by Jules Verne, on Saturday, June 6, at 7pm. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jean Kohrs

Jean C. Kohrs, age 61, of Cold Spring, died on Friday, May 29, 2009, at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. Born June 16, 1947, in Yonkers, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Catherine (Cox) Kohrs. More...

Gary W. Merritt

Gary W. Merritt 59, of Palm Coast, Florida, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at his home. He was born on September 17, 1949, in Poughkeepsie, to the late Theodore and Luella Merritt (Brill) of Cold Spring. More...

Robert L. Beckhard

BECKHARD - Robert L., age 91, died May 28, 2009, in New York, New York. Beloved husband to Patricia Knight Beckhard, brother-in-law to Susan Knight Cecil and Sally Knight Rabilloud, and uncle to Elizabeth Waller, Daniel Beckhard, and Ruth Werner. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of our Town

There was a lot happening last weekend at Garrison's Landing with Save the Depot Day at the Depot Theatre and Float Your Boat at GAC. More...

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539 Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

Loretto Parish Hosts Our Lady of Fatima Celebration

It was a packed house on Wednesday Night, May 27, at Our Lady of Loretto Church, in Cold Spring, at a Fatima celebration in honor of the visit of "The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the USA." The faithful came from all over the area to venerate More...

**UPDATE** PV Defeats Schuylerville 16-4 in NYSPHSAA Class C Regional Championship!

But fan bus gets lost and misses game ...
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Dems Endorse McConville for Sheriff

Retired MTA Police Chief Kevin McConville, endorsed by the Putnam County Democratic Committee to run for sheriff in November, will face a primary in September. More...

Village Responds to State Audit of Water Department

At the Village Board meeting, Mayor Seth Gallagher said that the comptroller's audit had been triggered by recent village budgets and the up-and-down tax increases associated with them. More...

Running Water, Crouching Grove

Last week the Cold Spring Village Board met on a drizzly Tuesday evening on Northern Ave at the head of the stream that runs through Springbrook Condominiums. More...

Putnam Sales Tax Revenue Withers Away

Reality has set in! For the second consecutive month, Putnam County coffers have taken a hit when it comes to sales tax revenue. More...

Small Ships Make Way for Tall Ships

In a harbinger of what's to come this weekend, a flotilla of small ships crafted by local children at the Garrison Art Center's Float Your Boat event charted their course up the mighty Hudson last Saturday, More...

Schools

BOCES Summer Camps Offer Outdoor Learning

Just because the school year ends doesn't mean that learning must stop during the summer months. More...

Old-Fashioned Fun on the Farm at Common Ground

Common Ground Farm's summer program for children ages five through nine will run for three weeks this year, starting June 30. More...

Erinn Mulligan Graduates From U. of Mary Washington

Erinn Mulligan of Putnam Valley was among the 1,125 students graduating from the University of Mary Washington during its 98th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2009 in Ball Circle on the university's Fredericksburg campus. More...

Letters to the Editor

Return of Tall Ships an Occasion to Recall Storied Past

Quadricentennial Celebration Will Kick Off This Weekend With River Day Festivities

The year 2009 no doubt marks a number of important anniversaries. For those of us in the Hudson Valley, there are three in particular that will create lots of opportunities for leisure and learning over the next five months. More...

Comprehensive Plan

To the Editor: On Thursday, June 18, village residents and other stakeholders in the village will have an opportunity to comment on a vision for the future of Cold Spring. More...

Saving the Depot

To the Editor: Last Saturday, the Town of Philipstown turned out in mighty fashion to participate in the Depot Theatre's quest to raise sufficient funds to provide its mandated sprinkler system with an appropriate water source. More...

Sports News

Haldane Clips Tuckahoe with 7th-Inning Rally; Blue Devils Fall in Semifinals

On an absolutely sundrenched afternoon at Mayor's Park in Cold Spring along the shores of the mighty Hudson River last Saturday, the local folk were treated to a riveting day of baseball when the fourth-seeded Haldane Blue Devils staged an epic sev More...

Putnam Valley In Search Of Past Glory

Laxmen prepped for run at 1st Section 1 title since '04

True fans of the Putnam Valley lacrosse program know that the one thing standing between Coach Brian Kuczma's Tigers and as many as five Section One lacrosse championships; is four-time defending Section One Class C champion Rye High. More...

The Putnam Sportsman

The Carmel Spring that Keeps on Giving

Early, pre-1850s maps of Putnam County show the body of water in the Hamlet of Carmel carrying the name of "Shaw's Pond." Following a widely advertised contest to choose a more fitting name for this "jewel" of the hamlet, a number of names where su More...

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