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Breaking News - 3/1/2012 4:47 PM

Entergy Returns Indian Point 3 Nuclear Power Plant to Service  Free Access 

Plant had been taken offline Wednesday

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Butterfield Report Heads to Village Board

COLD SPRING SPECIAL BOARD

The Comprehensive Board met with GreenPlan adviser Michele Greig Thursday night to meticulously go over changes and revisions ahead of finalizing their Butterfield report. More...

Parking is Big Issue on Main

COLD SPRING VILLAGE ELECTION

Cold Spring merchants say that parking on Main Street and providing adequate parking nearby for visitors is the central issue that concerns them the most. More...

Operators Disconnect Indian Point 3 from Grid  Free Access 

Control room operators disconnected Indian Point’s unit 3 nuclear power plant from the electrical grid last night in order to troubleshoot an issue with an auxiliary electrical transformer. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 3/2/2012 5:04 PM

Planning Board, Village Board on Butterfield  Free Access 

Developer wants fast action; attorney advises a focus on zoning change

Now, 19 years after the former hospital closed, the Village of Cold Spring and developer Paul F. More...

Village Budget, Deer are Big Topics in Nelsonville

Costs for benefits increase

The Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting on Tuesday last week, with Mayor Tom Corless presiding over a busy agenda, and the village budget was a big topic. More...

Recap of our Chamber February Mixer

From the Chamber

“Life is not merely being alive, but being well.” — Marcus Valerius Marialis, Latin poet and author More...

Community

What’s Sprouting at Glynwood this Spring?

• From 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, March 17, learn about Biological Management of Soils for Farmers and Gardeners, with Dave Llewellyn, Glynwood Community Supported Agriculture Manager. More...

Hospital Chaplains Offer Ashes to Patients, Staff

Observing religious traditions can be difficult when you’re stuck in a hospital bed. But through Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Chaplains program, patients’ spiritual needs can be met despite being away from home. More...

Lights, Camera, Action at Girl Scouts Dance

A GLANCE AT GIRL SCOUTS

And The Oscar Goes To… More...

Perspectives

Eggs: Nature’s Fast Food (and An Easy Omelet)

Gardening GUSTO

Daylight Savings Time doesn’t begin until March 11th, but it is already getting light before 6 a.m. This means that, if you wake up early, it is to birdsong—the most cheerful sound in an increasingly noisy world. More...

Births

Vincenzo Ralph Pidala

Salvatore and Annette Pidala of Cold Spring welcome a new baby to their family, Vincenzo Ralph Pidala, born January 11, 2012. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Stanley F. Blaschke

Captain Stanley F. Blaschke, 80, passed away on February 1st, 2012, in Plantation, Fla., of lung cancer after having quit smoking 50 years earlier. More...

Briefly Noted

Local Subcontractors Sought for Park Project

Scenic Hudson is looking for subcontractors in Putnam, northern Westchester and southern Dutchess counties who might be interested in working on the organization’s West Point Foundry Preserve construction project, which the organization intends More...

Wanted: Putnam’s Oldest Resident

Wanted: Putnam’s oldest resident. More...

Talk of our Town

Welcome on Thursday to the changeable month of March. More...

Breaking News - 3/5/2012 10:29 AM

One dead, others injured, in Garrison crash  Free Access 

Route 9 closed for a time on Sunday for investigation

A Sunday afternoon trip for a Peekskill family in Garrison took a tragic turn when a car in which they were riding was struck by a pick-up truck on Route 9, resulting in the death of one occupant and in serious injuries to two others. More...

Breaking News - 3/4/2012 5:06 PM

Haldane board hears plans for advanced courses  Free Access 

Also reviews budget; tax increase just under 2 percent

 Haldane Board members tackled a budget discussion, but also made room for compelling educational presentations given by members of their Middle and High School staff at their most recent regular meeting­­. More...

Girl Scouts’ Special Dance

Katie Shields, Olivia Scanga, Sophia Scanga and Kylie Falloon enjoy a taste of Hollywood at the Girl Scouts’ Special Someone Dance. See more Girl Scout coverage on page 10. More...

Pastry and a Cup-O-Ccino

Breakfast on Main

Cup-O-Ccino Café, located on 92 Main Street in Cold Spring can be called a morning commuter’s best friend. More...

Blaze Blackens 20 Acres of Woods

A careless camper may have caused a large brush blaze that blackened 20 acres of rugged terrain along the Appalachian Trail last week. More...

It’s Friday: Do You Know Where Your Goat Is?

  On the quiet dead end street in Lake Peekskill called Anton Place there’s a mystery brewing. Yesterday the Baumann family discovered a pygmy goat hiding under the deck in their yard and have no idea where it came from. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Shakespeare Festival Leaders to Be Featured on Galef’s ‘Dear Sandy’ Show

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef hosts the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival on the newest episode of her cable television show “Dear Sandy.” The episode features the Festival’s Executive Director Maggie Whitlum, and the Founding Artisti More...

‘Taking Line for a Walk’ Debuts on Saturday

GARRISON ART CENTER

From 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, come to the opening of “Taking Line for a Walk,” the Garrison Art Center’s Exhibition School Invitational Theme Exhibition (SITE) which will be on display through March 18. More...

Local Student Backstage at ‘Twilight: Los Angeles’

Cold Spring’s Chloe Goldberg, a junior Design Technology major at Emerson College, earned the role of Costume Designer in Emerson Stage’s production of “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” premiering Thursday, February 23, and runnin More...

Schools

Breaking News - 3/4/2012 5:06 PM

Haldane board hears plans for advanced courses  Free Access 

Also reviews budget; tax increase just under 2 percent

 Haldane Board members tackled a budget discussion, but also made room for compelling educational presentations given by members of their Middle and High School staff at their most recent regular meeting­­. More...

After School Fun at the Nature Museum

Reptiles and Amphibians: a Nature-based After- School Program Exploring the world of local reptiles and amphibians will inspire lots of fun and discovery for children in grades 3rd – 5th at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s education More...

Garrison Wrestles With School Budget; ‘Low Hanging Fruit’ is Gone

School budgeting is never an easy task, because it involves balancing the needs (and wants) of a diverse group of people: students, administrators, teachers, parents, and community members. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

What a day in contrasts … Friday started with snow, slippery roads, delays. And by Friday night, it was a near monsoon along Main Street, albeit with bone-chilling cold. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rising Gas Prices

To the Editor: More...

Assessing the Situation in Philipstown

To the Editor: Happenings and non-happenings regarding the assessor’s office should raise some serious concerns among Philipstown voters and taxpayers. More...

Business on Avery Road

To the Editor: I went to the Olnick-Spanu meeting last week with an open mind. I thought that if the application for their huge residence on Avery Road met all the zoning requirements, why not let them build? More...

Sports News

Tuck-ered Out in Semi-Finals

Blue Devils give Tuckahoe a battle before finally running out of gas

It was gutsy. It was gallant. Slowed by sickness and foiled by foul trouble, Haldane kept a powerful Tuckahoe squad within reach into the fourth quarter. More...

Volleyball Stars Shine In D.C.

Sharon DiPalo Downstate’s 14 Red Team takes 9th place of 96 teams in the Capitol Hill Volleyball Tournament in Washington DC February 18-20, 2012. More...

Loretto 6th Grade Boys Advance to Finals

On Saturday, February 25, 2012, the Our Lady of Loretto 6th Grade boys basketball team began its semi-final playoff game against the 12-1 Holy Name of Valhalla on an 8-0 run. More...

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