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A Nod to Scenic Hudson; A Nudge to Property Owner

Things were really “cookin’ ” at last Tuesday night’s spe­cial workshop meeting of the Cold Spring Planning Board: Scenic Hudson received its final approval to begin con­struction of the long-await­ed natural preserve at the F More...

Assault on Woman in Boat

Military police from West Point teamed up with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Marine Division in apprehending a Dutchess County man wanted for al­legedly attempting to throw a woman from a boat into the Hudson River. More...

Boxing Classes in a Yoga Studio?

Champion Fighter Brings Her Skills to Cold Spring

Moms with babies, and kids as young as 7 are “putting on the gloves” and learning to box at Vikasa Yoga & Pilates Studio in Cold Spring, where punch­ing bags, and boxing gloves somehow fit in seamlessly with sun-salutations, downward- More...

 

Civics and Politics

Economic Development Experts, Senator Ball Tour Castle Rock

State Sen. Greg Ball and key economic development officials toured the 130-year- old Castle Rock in Philipstown last week, with an eye toward possible projects for the his­toric castle above Route 9D in Garrison. More...

Local Sales Tax Hike Extended

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation giving Putnam County some latitude when it comes to generating sales tax dollars. More...

EVENING MEETINGS This Week

WEDNESDAY JULY 27 7:30pm – Philipstown Board Weekly Workshop THURSDAY JULY 28 7:30pm – Putnam Valley Zoning Board Public Hearing TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 More...

Schools

Gardening GUSTO

I Will NOT Eat My Peas!

Even if it is the President telling me that I should eat my peas, I just won’t do it. More...

Sharpen Your Kitchen & GardenTools

On Sunday, July 31, from 12 noon to 1 pm, Common Ground Farm will be holding a workshop on tool sharpen­ing. Keeping a good edge on your shovels, hoes, mower blades and clippers helps you get your garden work done more quickly, easily and safely. More...

Teens Seek ‘100 Backpacks in 100 Days’

Amelia Spittal and Eva Shorto are entering 10th grade at Putnam Valley High School in September, but having the summer off has not diminished their en­thusiasm for keeping busy, especially when it comes to community service. More...

Perspectives

Perspectives

My name is Michael Bow­man, and I am the President of Cold Spring Fire Company No.1. I have served in this capacity for approximately the past three years. More...

My College Essay

My daily commute takes me through some of the most beautiful country in New York State, from farmland to Fahn­estock to the mighty Hudson. More...

Sports News

Hundreds Participate In Tri ‘n’ Du

Putnam Tourism Director Valerie Hickman looked to the sky and said “Thanks!” Glorious weather condi­tions greeted more than 400 swimmers, cyclists and run­ners who participated in the county’s 4th annual Tri ‘n’ Du&mdash More...

Alcohol and Athleticism Don’t Mix, Experts Say

Working out this summer? More...

Re-evaluation on Horizon

Assessor Will be Appointed Not Elected

On Wednesday night the Philipstown Board gathered for a weekly workshop, but it was the two Public Hearings that preceded the workshop that brought in the dozen or so people who came to Town Hall. More...

Junior Firefighters Mark 9/11 Steel

A piece of steel beam from the World Trade Center passed briefly through Cold Spring on Tuesday, and the 50 young people at the firehouse for the Cold Spring Fire Company's Junior Firefighter Academy took part in a brief ceremony marking the occa More...

‘The Pajama Game’ Steams Up the Depot

It’s a good thing the Philip­stown Depot Theatre has air conditioning as the 25 teens singing, dancing and acting provide enough “Steam Heat’ to melt the coldest blast of a/c. More...

Gibbons Leaves Planning Board

On Thursday night, Chair­man Ande Merante presided over the Philipstown Planning Board monthly meeting at the VFW Hall in Cold Spring. The Board was also asked to review applications for changes in land use on four Philipstown properties. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Doansburg Chamber Ensemble Offers Flute-Harp Duo

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will continue its 2011 season with perfor­mances by its duo of flute and harp. The program will be performed on Saturday, August 13 at 7 pm at St. More...

Shakespeare Festival Presents Contemporary Performance Series

The Hudson Valley Shake­speare Festival knows that going to the theater does not always have to be a button- down affair. More...

Live Musec

CALENDAR

THURSDAY JULY 28 ROB SCHEPS w/ Bruce Edwards The Silver Spoon | 124 Main St., Cold Spring silverspooncoldspring.com FRIDAY JULY 29 THE LONELY/ Music of Roy Orbison Whistling Willie’s, 184 Main St., Cold Spring whistlingwillies.com More...

Community

Capuchin Youth Group Ministers in Appalachia

The Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries (CYFM), located on Rte. More...

Religious Services

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

Farming in the Hudson Valley: Past and Present

What is the relationship between the current Hudson Valley farming boom and the region’s historically agricultural roots? What does the future look like for farming in the region? More...

Commentary

Patronage on Legal Notices Hurts Putnam County

Foreclosures have been on hiatus for the past eight months, but it appears that the breathing spell taken by the mortgage industry is coming to an end. More...

Legislature to Designate Official Newspaper

Next Tuesday, Putnam leg­islators will make their long- awaited decision regarding of­ficial newspaper designation. More...

Letters to the Editor

National Budget & Debt Cutting

To the Editor: The wealthiest nation on the earth does not have a Budget or Debt crisis. It has a billionaires and millionaires crisis. Today just 400 Ameri­cans have more wealth than HALF OF ALL AMERICANS combined! More...

Voting for Beals in November

To the Editor: More...

Briefly Noted

~TALK of our TOWN~

Old fashioned fun is plentiful in Putnam, espe­cially at this weekend’s Putnam County 4-H Fair. There will be animals, games, lots of food, and even a fishing contest starting Friday and through the entire weekend. See details on page 10 More...

Continental Village Fire Fighter Joins Marines

For the second time in just over a year, another Conti­nental Village Volunteer Fire Fighter has joined the United States Marine Corps. More...

Health Commissioner Amler Relocates to Westchester

Putnam’s loss will be West­chester’s gain. Dr. Sherlita Amler, the county’s first and only Com­missioner of Health, will be leaving her post this fall to become Westchester’s Health Commissioner, effective Oc­tober 3. More...

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