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Haldane Bus Stop Incident Draws Police  Free Access 

Officers watch for suspicious activity

Undercover officers from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department patrolled school bus stops in Cold Spring this week following an incident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Political Payback?

Town Board Snubs DeMarco

Based on the published agenda, the Philipstown Town Board’s final meeting of 2011 looked to be a very quick affair, and it was. But it was a non-agenda item, addressed at the very end of the meeting, that reverberated. More...

The Plot Thickens for Putnam Valley Board

The year’s just beginning, but already the Putnam Valley Town Board is seeing plenty of fireworks. More...

Cold Spring Native Dead in Crash

A single-car crash Thursday night claimed the life of a Cold Spring native currently living in Fishkill. The Putnam Sheriff’s Department identified the victim as Alex Amato, 32. More...

Legislature Sets Higher Salaries for Some Officials

The Putnam County Legislature set the salaries for a number of elected and appointed officials at its year-end meeting last week, with one decrease, several unchanged, and other officials seeing increases up to 16 percent. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

PUTNAM VALLEY Board Seats  Free Access 

Democrats' Press Release | Supervisor's Response

12/28/2011--PRESS RELEASE Democratic PV Councilpersons Announce Choices for Vacant Council Seat More...

Out Like a Lamb: The Last Public Hearing on the Comprehensive Plan  Free Access 

for now ...

It finally looks as though the sometimes controversial, years-long work of a small group of volunteers and hundreds of supporting cast members is about to bear fruit.   On Tuesday night, More...

Haldane Seeks to Fill School Board Seat  Free Access 

Haldane School Baord President Joe Curto has circulated a letter requesting applicants for the board seat vacated by trustee David Merandy, who was sworn in last week as the newest member of the Philipstown Town Board. More...

Community

Honoring a Native American Saint at Our Lady of Loretto

One afternoon just before Christmas, Fr. Brian McSweeney, Pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, hosted an impromptu celebration in the rectory garden by the statue of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha. More...

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor presbychurchcoldspring.org email: 1presbyterian@gmail.com Sunday service, 10:30 am Office Hours: Mon. and Wed. 9-11:30am Tues. More...

Bible Workshops at Cold Spring United Methodist

This year the Cold Spring United Methodist Church is going to do something different for its Bible studies. More...

Perspectives

Putnam County Roundup

American Troops Are Home Again

We all know that most of our soldiers have left Iraq after almost nine years of war. This includes many of our Philipstown soldiers who are part of the homecoming. More...

New Year’s Resolution Solved: Eat More Beans

Gardening GUSTO

I have always been perplexed why beans get so little respect. They are delicious, they create a huge hearty meal for very little money, they impart magnificent health benefits, and they are easy to cook. More...

Economic Development: It Takes More Than a Village

From the Chamber

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. —Edith Lovejoy Pierce, English Poet More...

Cultural Events

Beacon Factory Manufactures Musicians

Stephen Clair familiar to Cold Spring music scene

There’s a new face on the cultural scene: The Beacon Music Factory. More...

Briefly Noted

Beacon Factory Manufactures Musicians

Stephen Clair familiar to Cold Spring music scene

There’s a new face on the cultural scene: The Beacon Music Factory. More...

Talk of our Town

The holidays are over but the weather is still good for shopping, so if you have anything left in your wallet, remember our Main Street merchants. More...

CORRECTION:

In our December 28 story about the Haldane school board’s celebration of the Varsity Volleyball team, we inadvertently omitted Lauren Etta’s name from the roster. More...

Coming Events Calendar

'Snowless' Taconic Ed Center Winterfest is Sunday  Free Access 

Part of National Winter Trails Day

Taconic Outdoor Education Center Winterfest is Sunday More...

Beacon Factory Manufactures Musicians

Stephen Clair familiar to Cold Spring music scene

There’s a new face on the cultural scene: The Beacon Music Factory. More...

Breaking News - 1/10/2012 7:44 AM

Water pump repairs as control room operators shut down Indian Point 2 Nuclear Power Plant  Free Access 

Indian Point 3 continues operating

Buchanan – Control room operators removed Indian Point’s unit 2 nuclear power plant from service Tuesday morning to repair one of four pumps that supplies cooling water to the plant’s reactor. More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2012 11:12 AM

$25K in jewelry stolen in Continental Village  Free Access 

Accused had been a houseguest at the home

Suspect finally nabbed in Greene County. More...

Breaking News - 1/5/2012 3:08 PM

Garrison Gets Favorable Court Decision on St Basil’s Case  Free Access 

Ten-year-long conflict is settled

In a decision dated January 5 the NY State Court of Appeals ruled that Garrison will not have to provide a tuition-free education to school-aged children who are not already Garrison residents, settling a nearly ten-year-old dispute with neighboring More...

County OKs Trash Money for Cold Spring

Conklin Snipes at Decision, Blasting Successful Businesses

County funds totaling $7,500 are headed to Cold Spring that will offset the cost to local residents of paying for trash removal tied to tourism traffic. More...

Time to Mail the Tax Bills

Town Clerk Tina Merando mailed out 4,782 tax bills to Philipstown residents on December 28, and despite falling property values and a renewed emphasis on government efficiency and costcutting, residents are noting an upward trend. More...

Lost Hikers Found in Garrison Woods

Three hikers from New York City out for a New Year’s Day excursion in the wilds of Putnam County were safely located Sunday night after becoming lost in a wooded area off Route 403 in Garrison. More...

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Arts and Entertainment

Beacon Factory Manufactures Musicians

Stephen Clair familiar to Cold Spring music scene

There’s a new face on the cultural scene: The Beacon Music Factory. More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY JANUARY 6ORLANDO MARIN Beanrunner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskillbeanrunnercafe.comSATURDAY JANUARY 7ALVA NELSONBeanrunner Café, 201 S. More...

Depot Theatre Presents Comedy in the Afternoon

The Philipstown Depot Theatre features original prose on Saturday January 7th at 2 p.m. What began as short stories evolved into comedic skits and monologues. More...

Schools

Breaking News - 1/5/2012 3:08 PM

Garrison Gets Favorable Court Decision on St Basil’s Case  Free Access 

Ten-year-long conflict is settled

In a decision dated January 5 the NY State Court of Appeals ruled that Garrison will not have to provide a tuition-free education to school-aged children who are not already Garrison residents, settling a nearly ten-year-old dispute with neighboring More...

Haldane Bus Stop Incident Draws Police  Free Access 

Officers watch for suspicious activity

Undercover officers from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department patrolled school bus stops in Cold Spring this week following an incident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Haldane Seeks to Fill School Board Seat  Free Access 

Haldane School Baord President Joe Curto has circulated a letter requesting applicants for the board seat vacated by trustee David Merandy, who was sworn in last week as the newest member of the Philipstown Town Board. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

Here in Philipstown, the year leaps into gear with a host of issues hanging fire. They will determine the course of the town and of Cold Spring for some years, perhaps decades. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Carol Christine Fripp Hanna  Free Access 

Former Cold Spring resident died in Florida

Carol Christine Fripp Hanna passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2011, at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Carol was born on December 22, 1923 to Fred and Salome Coleman Fripp, of St. More...

DAMON PAUL PERPETUA

Damon Paul Perpetua, age 87, a 60-year resident of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at NY Harbor Health Care System, VA Campus in New York City. More...

ABIGAIL M. GREGORY

Abigail M. Gregory, age 72, former resident of Cold Spring and graduate of Haldane School, passed away in her sleep at home in Half Moon Bay, California on November 15th, 2011. More...

General Stories

'Snowless' Taconic Ed Center Winterfest is Sunday  Free Access 

Part of National Winter Trails Day

Taconic Outdoor Education Center Winterfest is Sunday More...

Beacon Factory Manufactures Musicians

Stephen Clair familiar to Cold Spring music scene

There’s a new face on the cultural scene: The Beacon Music Factory. More...

Police Blotter

Breaking News - 1/7/2012 11:12 AM

$25K in jewelry stolen in Continental Village  Free Access 

Accused had been a houseguest at the home

Suspect finally nabbed in Greene County. More...

Children's Activities

'Snowless' Taconic Ed Center Winterfest is Sunday  Free Access 

Part of National Winter Trails Day

Taconic Outdoor Education Center Winterfest is Sunday More...

Sports News

As Calendar Turns, Lady Blue Devils Hope Fortunes Do As Well

2011 Ends Quietly in Loss to White Plains

The game was still within reach at half time. The deficit was fourteen, but it might as well have been 100. More...

Weekly Poll

How serious is the graffiti problem in Cold Spring?
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