May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Watch fires burn in Putnam County  Free Access 

Vets determined to prevent vandalism

 Fires burned brightly in steel drums at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park throughout the holiday weekend to symbolize veterans' determination of never having their park desecrated again. More...

‘Art-Full Living,’ at Glassbury Court  Free Access 

What if someone decided to take a newly built set of townhouses, work with a crew of noted regional artists and interior designers, and create an amazing show house filled to the rafters with both art and wonderful design ideas? More...

Parent Worries on Evacuation Plan

Is Kent far enough away from Indian Point?

Some Haldane parents worry that Putnam County’s emergency evacuation plan in the event of a nuclear incident at the Indian Point power plant in Buchanan, just ten miles down the Hudson from Philipstown, will not take their children far enough a More...

Fire, Crash Occupy Garrison Responders

Incidents came within minutes of one another

Back-to-back emergency calls in Garrison kept firefighters and EMS personnel on the go for several hours last Thursday. More...

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Civics and Politics

Planners Dig into Entergy Landscaping  Free Access 

On the agenda at the Philipstown Planning Board meeting on Thursday night were Entergy’s plans for the landscaping and lighting at the proposed facility at 3 Horsemen's Trail, in Cold Spring Entergy is proposing to build a command center that would p More...

Putnam to Reduce Coroners

Beginning in 2013, the number of Putnam coroners will be reduced to either two or three. More...

Village of Nelsonville Notice

During the month of May, the following streets will be undergoing street repairs: Pearl Street (Between Main And Secor); Wood Avenue; Crown Street; Pine Street (between Division Street and Peekskill Road) More...

Schools

Ailes to Grads: Embrace Change  Free Access 

Launching into the future after four years of diligent study, members of the Mount Saint Mary College Class of 2012 gave themselves a hug at the conclusion of ceremonies. The commencement hug is a tradition at the Mount, instituted by Fr. More...

Haldane Prom Photos

Some of the Haldane Junior Class await the evening’s festivities with the Hudson River in the background. Boscobel House and Gardens graciously welcomed more than 200 people free of charge for the annual rite of passage. More...

Celebrations Short, Sweet as Schools Gear Up for Tough Budgets A Year Out

In western Putnam schools, all eyes are on the future. On Friday—just three days after all of the school budgets in our coverage area passed— post-budget-vote follow up with Superintendents Gloria Colucci, of Garrison; Dr. More...

Attractions

Revival Announces Performance Dates and Stage Schedules  Free Access 

Clearwater 2011 gateway. Photo / Annie Chesnut More...

Nature Museum Comes to Philipstown

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is bringing its live animals and environmental expertise to the east side of the Hudson, and Philipstown is the destination. More...

Lucky Ladybugs!  Free Access 

Learn about ladybugs at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. photos provided.

On Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: LuckyLady Bugs!  Did you know there are many different kinds of ladybugs, and that the 9-spot ladybug is our official New York State insect? More...

Perspectives

Beware of ‘Better Butterfield’

First, let me re-introduce myself. I grew up in Cold Spring. I was born in Butterfield Hospital. I attended St. Mary’s Church and Haldane K-12. My first jobs were at the Grand Union and the Pig Hill Inn. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Salvatore ‘Tootie’ Frisenda  Free Access 

Full Story

The Rev. John G. Mills

The Reverend John Gladstone Mills, age 92, a longtime resident of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Carl E. Hansen

Carl E. Hansen, a longtime resident of Cold Spring, age 83, entered eternal life on May 21, 2012, after several years of failing health. He was born on November 12, 1928, the only child of Karl K. Hansen and Sylvia M. More...

Route 9 Mining On Tap

Only parcel in town slated for mining under overlay

Need gravel? Philipstown’s got it. Or at least it will, if the multiyear process of approving a proposed Route 9 soil mining project reaches completion. More...

Healthcare for Trees and Plants

Business in Philipstown

You may think of Garrison Tree Inc. as the old standby to call when you are having trouble with your trees, whether fallen or standing or diseased. More...

How is Art Like Real Estate? Lesli Uribe Knows  Free Access 

With a Glassbury Court show, numerous programs at the Garrison Art Center, and Main Street venues exhibiting for Art Along the Hudson, you can’t go anywhere in the area right now without being exposed to new and exciting artwork. More...

Fr. John G. Mills is Laid to Rest

Pillar of faith community for years

At Our Lady of Loretto Church on Saturday morning, hundreds of people attended the Requiem Mass of Christian Burial to say farewell to a beloved husband, father, pastor, chaplain, friend, and community leader, Father John G. Mills. More...

Controversy Lingers from Gallagher Increase

Online petition to roll it back is latest move

Mayor Seth Gallagher’s recent salary increase is still drawing fire from his critics. More...

Staphylococcus food poisoning cause of Mother's Day nightmare  Free Access 

150 sickened at celebratory lunch

Lab results released Thursday by the Putnam Health Department revealed that staphylococcus food poisoning was the cause of the Mother's Day nightmare at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs. More...

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Arts and Entertainment

Garden Planting Tips: Tomatoes and Cukes (and Spring Mozzarella Salad)

Gardening GUSTO

Yes, siree Bob: Tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, beans—all these heat-loving vegetables are why we grow gardens. But, no, siree Bob: you can’t really grow a tasty, healthy tomato or cucumber before its time. More...

Live Music Calendar

Friday May 25 Chris Talio TRIOBeanrunner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskill beanrunnercafe.comSaturday May 26Marc BlackUnitarian Univ. Cong., 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavernwww.uucrt.orgSaturday May 26DEENA GOIDELThe Division StreeT Grill, 26 N. More...

Cultural Events

WEST POINT BAND West Point 845-938-2617 westpoint.edu/band Cornwall – West Point Steel Band presents a concert on Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. More...

Community

Cold Spring Bids Goodbye to Community Member Lucille Grow  Free Access 

In spite of some glorious spring weather, Saturday was a sad day for many in Cold Spring, who said good-bye to two beloved community members. More...

Moo Moo’s Supports Scouting

Shown here are Moo Moo’s Creamery owner, Alexi Katsetos, supporting local Girl Scouts, Katie Shields (Brownie), left, and Julie Shields (Daisy), right. More...

Sam Farber, Lynden B. Miller Honored

Manitoga

On Sunday, June 3, from noon to 4 p.m. Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center will honor Sam Farber and Lynden B. Miller at the 2012 Russel Wright Awards. Farber is the founder of Copco Cookware and Oxo International. More...

Sports

Haldane Blue Devils Booster Club Hosts 1st Annual Car Show in Cold Spring  Free Access 

The weather was grand, the sixty vintage, classic and custom cars were fabulous, rock ‘n’ roll music filled the air, and the crowds came out to support the Haldane Blue Devils Booster Club’s First Annual Car Show at the Haldane Scho More...

Tigers Top Edgemont, Advance to Quarterfinals

Entering the playoffs as the eighth seed with a 9-7 record, the Putnam Valley boys lacrosse team may not have seemed like a title contender, but after a dominant win in the opening round, the Tigers showed they are a better squad than their record. More...

Lacrosse Team’s Season Ends at the Hands of the Prom

The Haldane lacrosse team's season ended in surreal and unceremonious fashion this past week, when the team was placed between a rock and hard place by Section 1 for the second year in a row. More...

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