July 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Smith Vindicated as Consultant Retracts Remarks and Apologizes

Sheriff Donald Smith has been vindicated. More...

Girl Scouts Nab High Honors

Thursday night’s monthly Town of Philipstown board meeting was in many ways routine: Addressing illegal garbage dumping, parade per­mits, fire protection, high­way maintenance and work contracts. More...

Gardening GUSTO

Three Interesting Questions and Fake-Capers

One of the most enjoyable aspects of small town life is recognizing almost everyone on the street, in the post of­fice, or at the cleaners. More...

Seniors on Busing and Butterfield

On the morning of July 7 at the Chestnut Ridge senior housing complex, more than 50 Philipstown senior citizens welcomed Supervisor Rich­ard Shea and Mayor Seth Gallagher. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Legislature Approves New Policy for Political Signs

A new county-wide signage policy approved unanimously by the Putnam Legislature last week outlines rules and regulations on how long po­litical signs can be displayed on county roads. More...

Schools

Treasures Unearthed at the Antiques Fair

Sunday’s weather was picture perfect, the very best kind of weather for the annual Cold Spring Antiques Fair. Organizer Dave Cooke couldn’t have been happier. More...

Challenging Year on Horizon

The Haldane School District held its 2011-12 reorganiza­tion meeting on Wednesday afternoon, July 6, with the hum of air conditioning ac­companying the discussion, and only two people in the audience. Once current Board Vice President Joe Curto, Jr. More...

The High Achievers

… PAUL EWING RICHTER of Garrison received a Bach­elor of Arts degree from Drew University on Saturday, May 14, at the university’s 143rd commencement. More...

Community

Cold Spring Lions Club is Raising Money, Awareness

The Cold Spring Lions re­cently hosted a fund raiser for The House of Hope, a local emergency shelter for abused women and children. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Josh Wohl More...

Conservation Association Helps Out at the Marsh

Nearly three-dozen college students converged on Consti­tution Marsh in late June in a struggle to save it—not from pollution or litter (although those are always threats) but from a not-so-scary sounding plant called common reed, formally know More...

Police Blotter

Cold Spring Police Blotter

Officer George Kane of the Cold Spring Police Depart­ment reported that on July 2, Sarah Gillon, 25, of Peekskill, was charged with 3rd Degree Aggravated Unlicensed Op­eration of Motor Vehicle and another minor violation after she was stopped at a sa More...

Sports News

Shields Still Owns the Court

Former Blue Devils’ Star Takes Leadership Role at Pace

The last time Blue Devils’ basketball fans saw Brittany Shields in the beloved blue and white was on March 16, 2008. More...

Philipstown 10U All Stars Score Bronze In Tourney

Strong pitching, fielding and hitting catapulted the Philipstown Little League 10U All Star team within reach of the District 17 champion­ship. More...

Boscobel’s New Leader, Via Prague

It’s quite likely David Krol, the new Executive Director of Boscobel House and Gardens, was born for museum work. More...

Town Republicans Fish for Money

Political fundraising for Philipstown Republicans this year could mean baiting the hook. More...

4-H Fair Time Is Right Around the Corner

In two weeks, the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park will be the place to be when the county’s 40th annual 4-H Fair opens its doors for the mid-summer event. More...

Peace in the Valley, Peace on the Hill

Two Congregations Coexist in Friendship and Fellowship*

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in the Highlands in Cold Spring offers traditional Episcopal masses every Sunday with swinging censors and ringing bells. More...

Building Inspector Should Deny Foodtown Shift

In a new wrinkle in the fate of the Foodtown shopping plaza, the Cold Spring Plan­ning Board voted last week to ask the Village Building Inspector to deny Foodtown a “change in use,” thus re­quiring that Foodtown appear before the Plannin More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Russel Wright Featured in ‘Pioneers’ Stamp Series

On June 29, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new “Pioneers of American Industrial Design” stamp sheet celebrating twelve of the nation’s most influential industrial designers. More...

Festival Celebrates Twenty Five Years

On Saturday, June 11, supporters and friends of the Hudson Valley Shake­speare Festival celebrat­ed a quarter-century of Shakespeare on the Hud­son. More...

Coming EvEnts

2010-2011 Cold Spring Farmers’ Market 8:30am-1:30 pm every Sat, Butterfield Parking Lot in Cold Spring. csfarmmarket.org More...

Letters to the Editor

In Response to Tom Rolston

To the Editor: More...

Guinan’s Aurora

To the Editor: I am appealing to you with honor and deep humility on behalf of a man who was taken from us before he was able to complete his dream. More...

Briefly Noted

~TALK of our TOWN~

D rive carefully this summer. If you’re thinking of using Peekskill Road, you’ll need to take the long way around the shortcut until the road work is finished there. More...

Spirit of Historic Steamship Inspires Dock Railing Design

While the Mary Powell no longer steams along the Hudson River, a local archi­tect is recalling her spirit in the design of new dock railings being installed in Cold Spring sometime this summer. More...

Volunteers Needed

On Saturday, July 16, from 9 am to 1 pm, join Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands State Parks, Thom Johnson (co- founder, Bannerman Castle Trust) and Rob Yasinsac (author, Hudson Valley Ru­ins) to clean up the fasci­nating ruins of the Cornish More...

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