February 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Troop 41 Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Boy Scout Troop 41 in Putnam Valley will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in September 2011. Plans are underway for a big celebration on September 9 and 10. More...

Valentines for Veterans

Students from Garrison and Haldane participated in the annual Valentines for Veterans project sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion of Cold Spring. More...

Positioning for Power: Cold Spring Mayoral Race

Gallagher Fights for Another Term

Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher has made bagpipes for people all over the world from the garage of his Garden Street home, where he lives with his wife, Erika, and his two children, Ronan, 11, and Freya, 9. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Mark Your Calendar – Meetings This Week

Wednesday 2/23Thursday 2/24Friday 2/25Monday 2/28Wednesday Tuesday 3/13/2 No Meetings Scheduled.No Meetings Scheduled. No Meetings Scheduled 7pm – Haldane Board of Ed Meeting 7:30pm – Cold Spring Board of 7:30pm – Phi More...

Cold Spring Trustee: Bruce D. Campbell

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Cold Spring Trust ee: John Ralph Falloon

As I complete my first term as a Village Trustee I am proud and fortunate to have served the residents of our great community. As a young man and for most of my adult life, I have worked in service to the Village of Cold Spring. More...

Schools

Children’s Committee Offers Scholarships

The Putnam Children’s Committee will be offering scholarships this year to deserving Putnam County students. More...

March is Maple Month

It’s maple sugaring time in the Hudson Valley

Little Stony Point Annual Maple Syrup Day Sunday March 6, 10am to 1pm, BYOB—Bring Your Own Berries! This free, fun family event includes pancakes, cider, maple syrup making, and tree tapping demos, live music, and more. More...

Putnam Valley High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll 2010-11

High Honor Roll Grade 12: Christine P. Alexander, Logan Bagarozy, Alexandra R. Gazzola, Quinn Gilman-Forlini, Tess Torregrosa, Kristen N. Weeks. Grade 11: Sam T. Faber Manning, Naomi A. Forman, Alexander E. Spitzer, Liana H Wright-Mark, Amanda L. More...

Commentary

Clarification

Regarding “Party Boats at the Waterfront?”(February 16) it should be clarified that under Village Code Section 27-9, boats that are authorized to apply for a permit to use the Cold Spring dock must be vessels that hold a purpose of public More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Sandra Freeman

Sandra (Ruhanen) Freeman, 65, formerly of Providence, died unexpectedly at home in Garrison, New York, on February 10, 2011. She is survived by and was the beloved wife of Robert Parke Freeman, her husband of forty-four years. More...

Joan Reilley Lane

Joan Reilley Lane, 79, of Snellville, Georgia died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, December 26, 2010. More...

Nicholas Conrad DiGiaimo

Nicholas Conrad DiGiaimo, 79 years old, a long-time resident of Fishkill, formerly of Cold Spring, died peacefully on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Wingate at Beacon. More...

Briefly Noted

Weekend Wind Storm Causes Power Outages

Windy conditions throughout the area caused lengthy power outages in several sections of Philipstown Saturday and Sunday. More...

Police Blotter

Area Police Blotter

Babysitter Charged in Theft A 22-year-old Cold Spring woman entrusted with babysitting for a Garrison family has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing jewelry from the home where she was employed. More...

Sports News

Polo Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics

Dozens of hearty souls will be donning swimming attire Saturday and jumping into the frigid waters at the Sharp Reservation in Fishkill to raise money for Special Olympics. More...

Lady Blue Devils Close Perfect League Season

Boys’ and girls’ teams prepare for sectionals

The Haldane Blue Devils’ girls basketball team closed out their regular season slate by traveling to Dover, a team they pounded by 20 points in early January. More...

Lady Blue Devils JV Hoops Team Captures League Crown

By now, everyone is aware of the Haldane varsity girls basketball team’s run to an undefeated league championship season. More...

Village Comprehensive Plan Discussion Drags On

Among the remaining points of contention in the proposed Cold Spring Comprehensive Plan, are the future of the Boat Club and continuing dissatisfaction with the years-long process by which the plan arrived in the village board’s hands. More...

Hearing Closed

After ten years of zoning debate, a few dissenters still remain Passage of new law is imminent

On Wednesday at the town hall, Philipstown residents met with the town board for the second portion of the public hearing on the proposed new zoning law. More...

Putnam Likely to Keep Region’s Highest Sales Tax

By a vote of seven to two, the Putnam Legislature has called on New York State to reauthorize the county’s four percent local sales tax, instead of three percent. More...

All’s Quiet on the Election Front in Cold Spring

But Nelsonville will have a contested election this time

Though the Cold Spring village elections are only three weeks away, there has not been much campaigning, both in the two-way contest for mayor and among the three candidates vying for two trustee slots. More...

Nicholas DiPalo Wins District Free Throw

Loretto Council No. 536 sent 4 boys to the District 52 Free Throw Competition, which was held on February 20 at St. Columba School Church in Hopewell Junction. Only one of them came home a winner. More...

Positioning for Power: Cold Spring Mayoral Race

Phillips Wages a Comeback Campaign

During his four years in the Marine Corps, former Cold Spring mayor Anthony Phillips stayed on the Carolina coast, the Florida Keys, San Diego, and Okinawa, Japan, but he says that none of those places can match the village he has called home for 70 More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Come See 'Hello, Dolly!'

PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Winter giving you cabin fever? Join us on February 26 at 5pm for free pizza and a movie. The Putnam County Historical Society proudly presents Hello, Dolly!, filmed right here in historic Philipstown. More...

Lisa Weise Featured at Flower Arranging Demonstration

Lisa Weise, a local resident, found her passion for flowers 30 years ago working in a greenhouse/florist. She has worked as an accomplished designer in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties. More...

13th Annual Food & Wine Experience

On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6-9pm, come to the 13th Annual Hudson Valley Food & Wine Experience, at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, 466 Route 6, Mahopac. More...

Community

Religious Services

COLD SPRING CHURCH ON THE HILL (Baptist Church) Rev. Timothy M. Greco, Pastor 245 Main St. More...

‘Celebrate Recovery’ Meetings Begin in March

THE CHURCH ON THE HILL

The Church on the Hill announces the start of Celebrate Recovery Meetings on Thursday, March 10 at 7pm. All are invited to attend as we face the challenges of our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. More...

Philipstown Reform Synagogue Celebrates Shabbat Across America

On Friday evening, March 4, the Philipstown Reform Synagogue (PRS) will host Shabbat Across America along with hundreds of other synagogues across the United States and Canada. More...

Letters to the Editor

Surveying the Shoreline

To the Editor: More...

Can’t Dance in a Kayak

To the Editor: On a clear, starry, moonlit night overlooking Storm King Mountain, I ask my wife to dance. More...

Working for the Common Good

To the Editor: Perhaps it is the weather, but it is disappointing to see such wholesale negativism throughout the village. More...

Weddings/Engagements

2010 Wedding of Gabriella Maier and Eike Aden

The spacious festive meeting room of the Ingolstadt RATHAUS (town hall) with its 400-year-old style was the setting of the marriage of Gabriella Maier, 29, and Eike Aden, 34, on Saturday, September 4, 2010, in Germany. More...

Health

Hospital Center Applauds Route 202 Improvements

Visitors to Hudson Valley Hospital Center will be safer and have fewer problems with traffic backups now that longawaiting traffic improvements on Route 202 are moving forward. More...

Weekly Poll

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