April 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Nelsonville Welcomes New Trustee  Free Access 

Approves 1.3 percent budget increase

A brief budget hearing preceded the April meeting of the Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees on Monday, April 16. More...

Athletic Fields Debate Continues

Philipstown Board Reviews Options; Turf Possible?

On Wednesday night, Joe Regele of Garrison joined Philipstown Board and Recreation Commission members at the table for the second time in two weeks to discuss plans to improve playing fields at the Town Park. More...

Post Office Questions Grow More Intense

Review surrounds options at Foodtown

So many questions bedevil plans for the Post Office in Cold Spring that the situation now appears more uncertain, not less. Will the Post Office be located in the Foodtown Plaza or on Lot B? Or will there be an addition made to the current facility? More...

Shredder Day A Ripping Success

Shredding in Philipstown

On Saturday, the Cold Spring Lions Club shredded 3,000 pounds of personal documents belonging to Philipstown residents as part of their Annual Shredder Day to Prevent Identity Theft awareness campaign. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Katz challenge to Ball folds  Free Access 

Health issues cited by Katz

In a striking turn, Assemblyman Steve Katz has decided to seek reelection and has withdrawn from challenging State Senator Greg Ball for his seat in the New York State Legislature. More...

Planning Board looks at Entergy Backup Facility

The Philipstown Planning Board held a public hearing on a proposed new facility to be built on property owned by Dr. Mary Ellen Finger, of Horsemen Trail Road in Philipstown. More...

Cold Spring Budget Sees 1.96 Percent Tax Hike  Free Access 

Mayor gets promised increase prior to approval

All of the local school boards have been focusing on budgets for months; now it’s the Village of Cold Spring’s turn. More...

Schools

Garrison Board Adopts Budget

Garrison School

The Garrison School Board has completed its budget work for the 2012-13 academic year, and the future of this financial proposal now lies with the district’s taxpayers. The panel unanimously approved the budget on April 11. More...

Putnam Valley School Board Adopts 2012-13 Budget

“We’re here tonight to adopt the 2012-13 budget,” Superintendent Dr. More...

Haldane’s Artificial Turf Field Project

Dr. Mark Villanti, Haldane’s superintendent, recently unveiled a $2 million proposal to upgrade exterior and interior aspects of his 3-school campus, including the Haldane athletic field. More...

Attractions

The Merry Month of May at Boscobel

May is full of delightful and delicious happenings at Boscobel. 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. REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER CAMP PRESCHOOL THROUGH TEENS. More...

Commentary

The Tipping Point for Cold Spring  Free Access 

Cunningham’s Corner

Remember those signs in the old movies, the ones at a barren, often dusty intersection pointing to six or eight places in three or four different directions? The fork in the road, writ large. More...

Perspectives

Arbor Day? Arbor Don’t! (and a Pink Lady)

Gardening Gusto

As I write this on Friday, April 20th, Putnam County is bone-dry. More...

Gardening Season Sprouts

Katherine Whiteside and the PCN&R helped kick off the gardening season in earnest with the “Gardening Gusto How to Begin” organic gardening seminar. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Philip A. Merando

Philip A. Merando, age 73, of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. Born in Ossining, he was the son of the late Philip A. Merando, Sr. and Hazel (Brower) Merando. More...

Gene Garfinkle

A memorial service for Gene Garfinkle will be held at the Garrison Art Center this coming Saturday, April 28, at 1:30 pm. A selection of Gene’s life drawings will be on view at that time at the art center. More...

Butterfield Plans Collapsing?  Free Access 

Developer may pull out after Planners nix market-rate condos

Could this be the straw that broke the camel’s back? In a stunning turn of events after Tuesday evening’s Cold Spring Planning Board Meeting, the community may see Butterfield Developer Paul Guillaro walk away entirely from the project. More...

Putnam Valley man dies from injuries in fire  Free Access 

Was carrying ashes outside

An elderly Putnam Valley man was pronounced dead Saturday at Hudson Valley Hospital Center after suffering serious burns outside his Peekskill Hollow Road residence. More...

The Healing Horse

Therapeutic Equestrian Center offers hope to disabled

Up here, the sky goes on forever. More...

Undefeated Team Spirit!

The Haldane varsity baseball team Friday evening at Dutchess Stadium prepares to play against Poughkeepsie. Haldane won, 18-2, extending its streak to 9-0. See more in Sports, page 15. More...

Donut Shop Idea Gets Dunked

Lukewarm reception at Planning Board

The continuing saga of the proposed Dunkin’ Donuts at the Elmesco station on Chestnut Street is by all accounts turning out to be a David vs. Goliath scenario, with Cold Spring abuzz at the developments. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Frank Ortega Honored in International Competition

Philipstown writer Frank Ortega is a soft-spoken man whose demeanor belies a powerful literary voice. And he has just added another entry to his ever-growing lost of accolades. More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY APRIL 27 KATI MAC w/ AL HEMBURGER Whistling Willie’s, 184 Main Street, Cold Spring www.whistlingwillies.com FRIDAY APRIL 27 UNCOMMON GROUND Towne Crier Café, 130 Route 22, Pawling Townecrier.com More...

Putnam Symphony Performs Sousa for Bicentennial

The Putnam Symphony Orchestra will close its 35th season with a performance on Sunday, May 6th, at 3 p.m. More...

Community

Blood Inventories Dip as ‘Summer’ Comes Early  Free Access 

Patients need our help now

New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, is reporting a lower than normal inventory of blood products and urges residents to donate blood now to prevent a crit More...

Talk of our Town

On Saturday, April 28, The Cold Spring Lions Club will host the Senior Citizens Dinner at the Methodist Church, 216 Main Street. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. and all Philipstown Seniors are welcome. PLEASE GIVE BLOOD: supplies are critically low. More...

First Presbyterian Youth

Shown above is the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown Youth Mission Team, by the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. More...

Sports

Haldane Pummels Poughkeepsie

Baseball Team’s 18-2 Win Moves Blue Devils to 9-0 on Season

After playing four games in each of the past two weeks, Haldane’s busy baseball team settled in for a single game this past week -- but what a game it was. More...

Knights Reign Over Pelham with 4-0 Win

The intense gray clouds looming over the Hudson were sure to bring much needed rain to the St. Basil’s field, but the visiting Pelham Tornados had a storm of their own to deal with. More...

Putnam Valley Softball Splits A Pair of Blowouts

PUTNAM VALLEY—After opening the week with a 19-1 win at Croton Harmon last Monday, the Putnam Valley High softball team ended up on the wrong side of an 18-0 game at home against Arlington B on Friday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support for Carr-White

To the Editor: More...

For an Inn at Butterfield

To the Editor: A recommendation of the Comprehensive Plan has been overlooked in the planning for the Butterfield site: “Encourage an increase in the number of overnight accommodations” (4.2.4). More...

Hickman Got the Job Done

To the Editor: More...

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