January 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Hayworth Gets New Challenger

Former Tuxedo Park mayor David McFadden will announce his candidacy for the 19th Congressional District. McFadden will challenge Mt. More...

Haldane Absent from Top 100 List

Haldane High School is absent from US News & World Report's list of top 100 high schools. More...

How the Grinch Enjoyed Christmas

After losing my husband to cancer in January 2009, I decided that Christmas was going to bring back his sense of humor and a little Christmas spirit into our family. Little did I know how this was to unfold. More...

The Weather Takes its Toll on Bannerman's

This week's wet and blustery weather has not been kind to Bannerman's Castle. On Monday the landmark on the Hudson lost more of its historic walls to the wind, adding to some serious late- December storm damage. More...

Coming Events

 

Sports

Haldane Boys Varsity and JV Both Notch Wins

Garrison edges Haldane in modified play
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Lady Blue Devils Lose One at the Sportsdome

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Loretto 4th Grade Boys Go Two and One

On Saturday, January 16, the 4th grade Loretto CYO "Blue" team traveled to Port Chester to take on Our Lady of Mercy. Loretto came out strong behind baskets from Aiden Seigel and Anthony Sinchi and quickly ran out to a 6-0 lead. More...

Cultural Events

Cultural Events

JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY Rtes. 301 & 9D 265-3040 butterfieldlibrary.org Mon & Wed: 10am-8pm T, T, F and Sat: 10am-5pm Sun. More...

Putnam Symphony Orchestra is Scouting for Talent

The Putnam Symphony Orchestra is conducting a regional talent search, and is looking for qualified musicians for a performance on Sunday, May 2, at 3 pm. The performance will take place at the Brewster High. More...

Butterfield Library Invites You to Come in and Browse

The Butterfield Library's staff and board president, Judy Meyer (as well as a few little helpers!), rolled up their sleeves and set to work sorting, cleaning, and rearranging the Library's collections during the closing two weeks ago. More...

General Stories

Talk of our Town

Before we get to the Cold Spring Lions Club birthday calendar greetings we have to mention the Birthday celebration this coming Saturday of Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet. 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 stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

Lisa Wells and John Cafarella Are Engaged to be Married

John and Margaret Cafarella of Canadensis, PA, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Brian, to Lisa Wells, of Kettering, OH. The wedding will take place in Ohio on June 26, 2010. The groom is a 1995 graduate of Haldane High School. More...

Cold Spring Changes Building Permit Fee

Village focuses on building department
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Resolving the Parking Riddle

'You're going to force people out of here'

Members of the Cold Spring Zoning Board of Appeals last week blasted a proposed legal change to allow Main Street businesses to pay a fee in lieu of having to supply off-street parking spaces for customers. More...

The Little Chapel that Might

It is the hope of some dedicated locals that No. 7 Garrison's Landing, the address better known as the former Guinan's Country Store and Pub, may yet return as a pub, depending on fundraising efforts over the next month. More...

Garrison Faces Budget Hurdles

The Garrison Union Free School District Board of Education heard last week of a potential 11.5 percent reduction in state aid for the next academic year, pushed ahead on goals and efforts to use a new form of citizen involvement in the budget proce More...

PV Shares Its Fields

In a process that began last summer, the Putnam Valley school board at its Jan. 28 meeting approved a policy for the use of the school athletic fields by outside groups. More...

As Tasty as 1-2-3

According to its owner, Kamel Jamal, the name, "123 Food Stop" says it all. "We get it done fast. More...

Public Announcement

Christmas trees will be picked up at the curbside in Cold Spring on Wednesdays during the month of January. This is the last week for Christmas tree pickups. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Perspectives

Taurus, In All Its Profound Strength and Magnificence

Part 4 of 4

This wise and animated Hudson Highlands Conservation Society would, within a very short few years, have become directly responsible for the ascendency of conservation, preservation, and other environmentally related interests throughout the Hudson More...

Births

Erin Marie Fronig

Born on December 4, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital, to Maura and Joseph Fronig, of Garrison. Maternal grandparents are Kevin and Cathy Dunn, of Mahopac. Paternal grandparents are John and JoAnn Fronio, of Cos Cob, CT. More...

Cassidy Rayne Lewi

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on December 27, 2009, to Corrine and Lee Lewis, of Lake Peekskill. Maternal grandparents are Peter and Mary Orlando, of Putnam Valley. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Mella Donofrio, of Cortlandt Manor. More...

Dahlia O'Hara

Born at Hudson Valley Hospital on December 19, 2009, to Beth and Christopher O'Hara, of Yorktown Heights. Maternal grandparents are Fred Morenberg, of West Haverstraw, and Francine Horenberg (deceased). More...

School News

'Twas a Great Day for a Skate

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Charity Kindergarten Registration Dates Set in Garrison

Garrison Union Free School will hold its Kindergarten registration for the 2010/2011 school year on two days, Tuesday, February 2, and Wednesday, February 3, from 1 to 3pm on both days. More...

Cold Spring Kids Take Chess Tourney Trophies

For the second time this school year, a team of chess players from Cold Spring set out to compete in a scholastic chess tournament. More...

Letters

Public Courtesy

The Philipstown Zoning Board of Appeals cancelled its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night without notifying the town clerk or the press. More...

'Concerning the Whole Science of Government'

From Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens (1857): The Circumlocution Office was (as everybody knows without being told) the most important Department under Government. More...

Budget Blunder

To the Editor: This past Saturday I attended the community meeting held by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef in Philipstown. It was a more than two hour meeting, well attended by a good cross section of people from our community. More...

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