January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Mad Scientists in Garrison!

The Garrison School started the New Year with a bang, celebrating MAD Science Week (Moms and Dads Doing Science) the first week back from Winter Recess. More...

Village Race Heats Up

You can take the boy out of the small town, but in Tom Rolston's case, eventually he ends right back there again. More...

Hudson River Trail to National Park?

PHILIPSTOWN

Could Cold Spring and Beacon be linked by a trail along the Hudson River? More...

A Full Plate for the Planning Board

On January 2 Cold Spring Mayor Seth Gallagher entered the small meeting room that usually houses Cold Spring's Planning Board meetings and suggested that the Planning Board and the Village Board switch meeting spaces since the Village Board meeting w More...

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 1/17/2012 8:08 AM

New Comprehensive Plan approved with little fanfare  Free Access 

Years of study to bring about new document for Cold Spring

Village Board also hears updates on parking meters, vandalism, and the bridge over Metro-North tracks. More...

'The Birds' at Butterfield  Free Access 

Recently Leslie Heanue, of the Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Philipstown, sent us this photo of turkey vultures decking the antennae at Butterfield Hospital. More...

Putnam Valley Ushers in a New, Combative Year

Putnam Valley Town Hall was packed to the rafters on Wednesday night for the swearing in of town officials. More...

Schools

Breaking News - 1/17/2012 8:05 AM

BOCES project approved by Garrison board  Free Access 

Garrison joins Haldane in support

Total $18 million project would repair BOCES campuses; Garrison approval followed a delay in December. More...

42 books per child in Garrison, but many are old  Free Access 

School Board reviews status of library collection

Newer books would benefit students, study says. More...

Fahnestock Winter Park: Let it Snow!  Free Access 

As winter begins, the thoughts of outdoor enthusiasts are focused on the weather. When the first Nor’easter turns up the Atlantic coast and heads toward Cold Spring, the Fahnestock Winter Park springs to life. More...

Perspectives

Wishing for Snow (and a Good Breakfast)

Gardening GUSTO

in the Hudson Valley we are still waiting for winter. Yes, we have had a cold snap or two, but no real snow yet. Now I'm going to go out on a limb, but I wish it would snow. Yes, I hear the screams of protest, but, honestly, I can't wait for snow. More...

Letters to the Editor

Misperceptions in Putnam Valley

To The Editor: I just read Bob Tendy’s response to the Putnam Valley Democrats’ press release, and I am compelled to correct his misperceptions. More...

Foodtown Move to Butterfield?

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Allow Foodtown to Expand Now

To The Editor: On whose side is Christopher Boyle, whose letter to the editor urges further delays on a Foodtown expansion decision? More...

School News

School Break ‘Mini-Camp’ at Wildlife Education Center  Free Access 

Children in grades K-3 grade can join Museum Staff for some winter-time fun on Monday, January 16 from 9:30 to11:30 a.m. at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. More...

Coming Events Calendar

Martin Luther King Day Observances  Free Access 

Celebrating the Human Rights leader's holiday

  Day of Service Honoring Legacy of King More...

Fahnestock Winter Park: Let it Snow!  Free Access 

As winter begins, the thoughts of outdoor enthusiasts are focused on the weather. When the first Nor’easter turns up the Atlantic coast and heads toward Cold Spring, the Fahnestock Winter Park springs to life. More...

Sports News

New Year Brings New Life to Lady Blue Devils

Boys roll to impressive wins over Pawling and North Salem

The first six days of 2012 provided something the last four weeks of 2011 could not - a win for the Haldane girls basketball team. More...

K of C Free-Throw Competition

Loretto Council, No. 536 is sponsoring the local level of the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday, January 21 (snow date, Saturday, January 28) at 10:30 a.m. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424- 4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. More...

Breaking News - 1/17/2012 8:05 AM

BOCES project approved by Garrison board  Free Access 

Garrison joins Haldane in support

Total $18 million project would repair BOCES campuses; Garrison approval followed a delay in December. More...

Breaking News - 1/17/2012 8:08 AM

New Comprehensive Plan approved with little fanfare  Free Access 

Years of study to bring about new document for Cold Spring

Village Board also hears updates on parking meters, vandalism, and the bridge over Metro-North tracks. More...

42 books per child in Garrison, but many are old  Free Access 

School Board reviews status of library collection

Newer books would benefit students, study says. More...

Happy Families Boasts Worldwide Reach

Dr. Natasha Shaginian-Needham is a charming, intelligent, and motivated woman with a mission that crosses cultural, economic, and political boundaries. And she does it all from a small storefront in Cold Spring. More...

Hustis and Rolston in Ring So Far

Chuck Hustis is a familiar face in Cold Spring. The 28-year-old native, whose local roots go back to the time of pioneer Thomas Davenport (1682-1759), lives on Main Street and works at Foodtown. More...

Village Board Adopts Comprehensive Plan by Unanimous Vote after Five Year Plus Process  Free Access 

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Putnam Valley Ushers in a New, Combative Year

Putnam Valley Town Hall was packed to the rafters on Wednesday night for the swearing in of town officials. More...

Indian Point Unit Shuts for Repair

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. The pumps are located inside the containment building. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Elections

So Far, It’s 2 Seats and 2 Candidates in Cold Spring

The first day to file petitions with the Village Clerk in Cold Spring is February 7, so anything could happen, but for now there are two declared candidates for two Village Board seats—incumbent Chuck Hustis and newcomer Tom Rolston. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Sunset in Putnam  Free Access 

Photo submission by Ray Memmel
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Philipstown Synagogue Presents International Klezmer Concert

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, the Philipstown Reform Synagogue will present a concert of international Klezmer music featuring Nicole Borger and the duo Isra-Alien along with special guest Ralph Rosen. More...

Jim Witt Autographs Calendars

Long-time meteorologist and Cold Spring resident Jim Witt visited Hudson Valley Hospital Center patients and employees during the holiday season, treating them to a signed copy of his 2012 Long- Range Weather Calendar. More...

Community

Martin Luther King Day Observances  Free Access 

Celebrating the Human Rights leader's holiday

  Day of Service Honoring Legacy of King More...

Putnam Hospital Center News  Free Access 

Credit Union Makes Generous Donation More...

Garrison’s Dana Gulley Completes Fire Fighter Training  Free Access 

Garrison Firefighter Dana Gulley at her January 12 graduation. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Walter K. Schmager, Jr.  Free Access 

Visitation, Service, Wednesday in Cold Spring

Walter K. Schmager, Jr., age 65, of Port Jervis, NY formally of Fishkill, died on Wednesday, January 11, at his residence in Port Jervis. Born November 26, 1946, in New York City , he was the son of the late Walter K. and Mary (Alesi) Schmager, Sr. More...

John J. O’Connor

John J. O’Connor, known to his friends as “Jack”, age 82, a 16-year Garrison resident, died on Friday, January 6, 2012, at his residence with family at his side. More...

Carol Christine Fripp Hanna

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...

Briefly Noted

Martin Luther King Day Observances  Free Access 

Celebrating the Human Rights leader's holiday

  Day of Service Honoring Legacy of King More...

Fahnestock Winter Park: Let it Snow!  Free Access 

As winter begins, the thoughts of outdoor enthusiasts are focused on the weather. When the first Nor’easter turns up the Atlantic coast and heads toward Cold Spring, the Fahnestock Winter Park springs to life. More...

Desmond-Fish Hosts King Day Events

On Sunday, January 15, 5pm at the Desmond Fish Library, in Garrison, the adult program “Bringing the Dream Home: Civil Rights and the Hudson Valley,” featuring Vassar political scientist Sarita Gregory and Vassar historian Quincy Mills, w More...

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