July 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Cell Tower on Historic Hudson Horizon

The PCN&R received a letter on July 27 describing a proposed cell phone tower to be erected near the Bear Mountain Bridge in Orange County. More...

Find Nature and History at Foundry

PASTIMES

Despite its name, the West Point Foundry Preserve is on the Putnam County side of the Hudson, just a short distance from downtown Cold Spring. More...

Route 9 Regulars Face More Delays

July 17, 2009, was an anniversary that most of us missed: it was exactly one year since the political starstudded groundbreaking ceremony for the $79.2 million NY State-funded reconstruction project on Route 9 in Peekskill. More...

Why Is Village Water Brown?

The Cold Spring Water Department is continuing its investigation of discoloration in the distribution system. The storage tanks at the facility, have been drained, cleaned, and inspected. More...

Talk of our Town

The heat and humidity of summer has finally reared its head. Staying hydrated is very important, and don't forget your pets. Leaving animals in a hot car during this type of weather, even with the window open, can be very dangerous. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Dance Concert at Capuchin Benefits Mission Work

Heart's Home USA, an international Catholic service organization, presents an engaging afternoon of contemporary dance. 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 ONGOING PROGRAMS Intro to Guitar: 5 Weds beg. More...

Revisiting the Woodstock Fest, Forty Years After

In mid-August of 1969 the festival that named a nation was held at Bethel, New York. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marvel Squires Harper

Marvel Squires Harper, a 70-year Cold Spring, resident, died on Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center; she was 87. Born in Mahopac on January 2, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Willis E. and Anna (Yacyzyn) Squires. More...

Harold J. Brown

Harold J. Brown, a 50-year Cold Spring resident, died on Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Tarrytown Hall Care Center, he was 77. Born in Croton on Hudson, on October 3, 1931, he was the son of the late James and Iva (Churchwell) Brown. More...

Sports News

Philipstown Rays Defeat Fishkill in Game #1 of Ronald S. Miller Tournament

This past Sunday marked the beginning of the 19th Annual Ronald S. Miller Tournament, which pits the first place teams in the Little League major division from various towns in District 17 against each other. More...

Pop Warner Registration Continues for Philipstown

The Philipstown Hawks Board of Directors would like to remind everyone that registration is taking place for their 2009 season. Practice begins on Monday, August 3, at Mayor's Park. Players should come ready to practice at 6pm. More...

Storms Plague Village

The ongoing issue of damage caused by storm water run-off has once again come to public attention. Michael Casparian came before the Cold Spring Village Board, at its July 21. 2009, meeting, to complain about damage to his home on Kemble Avenue. More...

Sheriff: Hall Got It Wrong

Congressman John Hall has come under fire by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department for allegedly reporting erroneous statistics relating to illegal immigration. More...

When Nature Calls at the Foundry Preserve

The lead agenda item for the July 21, 2009, Cold Spring Village Board meeting was a presentation by Scenic Hudson about their plans for the West Point Foundry Preserve. More...

Cold Spring's Listening Room Celebrates Its 200th Performer

Part of a series on local eateries

True originals are disappearing by the day. Cookie cutters produce impossible-to-tell-apart houses. Cars are not only all the same shape, they're also all the same color, " medium drab. More...

4-H Fair Draws Thousands

What a weekend! What a fair! Organizers of the 38th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair have their work cut out for them: How to make the 2010 edition of the 4-H fair better than the 2009 extravaganza. More...

Villagers Urged to Lock Doors

With five Main Street burglaries in the past two weeks, Cold Spring police have been visiting businesses to encourage them to undertake security measures, namely, to lock their doors. More...

Deer Invade Nelsonville Gardens

People who live in cities, towns, and villages generally expect that Mother Nature has been tamed to the point that life is comfortably devoid of most natural hazards. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Letters to the Editor

Planting the Seeds for Future Service

Philipstown's Junior Fire Academy Instills Discipline and Sense of Civic Duty

On Monday morning July 27th at 9 o'clock sharp, 50 kids lined up outside the Cold Spring Fire Department on Main Street to partake in the Philipstown Recreation Department's Junior Fire Academy week. More...

Just the Facts— No Razzle Dazzle

To the Editor: The current Supervisor of Putnam Valley has served on the board since November, 2002. During that time, it was incumbent upon him to familiarize himself with cost-cutting, and labor-saving methods. More...

Cell Tower at Bear Mountain?

To the Editor: Do you want to see a 120 -foot-tall cell tower right off the Appalachian Trail near the Bear Mountain Bridge as you are coming South on 9D or hiking up Anthony's Nose? Neither do I! More...

Briefly Noted

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott- Hamblen, Rector, 845-265-2539 Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 www.stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

Wendy Copeland and David Ionadi Are to be Married

Howard and Patricia Copeland of Garrison are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Wendy to David Philip Ionadi, son of Philip and Helen Ionadi of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wendy is a graduate of James I. More...

August is Youth Volunteer Month at the Food Pantry

Having children and youth involved in community service often is an exciting and life-changing experience. That's why Philipstown Food Pantry is having August be Youth Volunteer Month at the Pantry. More...

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