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Church sign at issue in Nelsonville

The Church on the Hill is a historic house of worship in Nelsonville. More...

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Civics and Politics

Village of Cold Spring – Water Main Cleaning/Lining Project

PUBLIC NOTICE

Dear Resident: More...

Newburgh to Beacon Swim Supports River Pool

On the morning of July 21, nearly 300 swimmers will plunge into the Hudson River off Torches Restaurant dock in Newburgh and stroke to Beacon. Over 100 volunteer kayak safety escorts will paddle alongside the swimmers across the mile-long route. More...

Saland Booted Over Gay Marriage

Fails to get Conservative nod

State Senator Steven Saland, the 32-year veteran member of the New York State Legislature whose new 41st District will encompass three towns in Putnam County on January 1, has failed to garner the endorsement of the state Conservative Party in his re More...

Schools

Haldane Classes of Early ‘70s to Reunite  Free Access 

Do you enjoy the music of The Band…Rod Stewart… Don McLean….the Beatles… Procul Harum? Are you a graduate of Haldane Central High School? More...

Haldane Honors Board President Joe Curto

Outgoing Board of Education President Joe Curto was honored at the Haldane School board meeting on June 19. More...

Haldane Class of 2012 Awards and Scholarships

High Achievers

The following awards and scholarships were bestowed on Haldane graduating seniors at the commencement ceremony on June 16. More...

Attractions

Celebrate the Fourth with a Picnic & Music

Boscobel

Pack your picnic, blankets and chairs and get into the patriotic spirit on Boscobel’s great lawn overlooking the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Hudson River, one of America’s most historic and inspirational vistas. More...

A Busy Mid-Week Fourth of July

The Calendar

Sat Jun 30 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Senate House State Historic Site Independence Day Patriotic service, music by Headless Horsemen Fife and Drum Corps, 18th century magic, 18th century games for kids , and an encampment. 845- 338-2786. More...

Historic Fashions Lovingly Brought to Life

Putnam History Museum

For true historians, history is a puzzle to be pieced together using whatever artifacts you can find. More...

Perspectives

A Hanging Affair

America’s Declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4, 1776, nor was independence voted on July 4. Rather, on July 4, the Continental Congress finished editing Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration. More...

Letters to the Editor

New Dunkin' Donuts Design a Disaster

To the Editor: After reading the front page report in this paper last week of the new Dunkin’ Donuts design review by the Historic District Review Board I had to check the date on the paper —the report read like an April Fool’s joke More...

Going Too Far on Green

To the Editor: I have a compelling question for the nation’s greenies, nannies and other professional “do-gooders.” If our environment is so contaminated, why are we living longer and healthier than our parents and grandparents? More...

Thrilling Stunts at Garrison School

A bit of Evel Knievel on the BMX

The final wrapup last week by the Garrison Union Free School PTA boasted a bit of Indiana Jones adventure. The occasion was the PTA’s outdoor, end-of school assembly. More...

From Mining to Houses?

With gravel mine plans withdrawn, other uses available

Philipstown is abuzz with talk that land once slated for a gravel mine could become housing. More...

Spirited Race in 95th

Republican challenger to Galef

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is part of the problem when it comes to what ails New York state, her challenger in the race, Republican Kim Izzarelli, said during a Cold Spring interview. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Shakespeare Gala Draws 300 Guests

More than 300 guests joined the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival for their annual gala celebration on June 9th. The evening began with cocktails on the great lawn at Boscobel. More...

Stevenson Art Exhibit Opens July 3 on Main Street

The Silver Spoon, at 124 Main Street in Cold Spring, is hosting an exhibit of the paintings of George Stevenson. The show, “Heros and Icons,” opens on July 3rd with a reception from 6 to 8 pm, followed by live music. More...

Watering Wisely (and MYO Salad)

Gardening GUSTO

As I write this, it is Friday of the Heat Wave. More...

Community

Boscobel Earns National Garden Commendation

The Garden Club of America Zone III Commendation for Historic Preservation was presented to Boscobel House & Gardens by the Chairperson of the GCA’s Garden, History and Design Committee, Barbara Benge Kehoe of Winnetka, IL, at the Annual Zo More...

Hospital to Host Cancer Survivor Event

Hudson Valley Hopital Center

As part of a national month honoring cancer survivors, the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital Center will hold a special reception on June 28 featuring that artworks of cancer survivors. More...

A Fourth of July Tree Grows in Cold Spring

Nelsonville resident Ed Cleary presented the Friendship Senior Center in Cold Spring with the one-of-a-kind patriotic 4th of July tree he made himself, especially for the seniors’ enjoyment. More...

Sports

Newburgh to Beacon Swim Supports River Pool

On the morning of July 21, nearly 300 swimmers will plunge into the Hudson River off Torches Restaurant dock in Newburgh and stroke to Beacon. Over 100 volunteer kayak safety escorts will paddle alongside the swimmers across the mile-long route. More...

Major Mets Win Second Consecutive Philipstown Little League Championship

The June 23 Philipstown Little League majors championship game pitted the championship-hungry Giants against the second place (10-5) Mets. More...

Yankees Win the 2012 Little League Championship

The Yankees and Dodgers played a nail biting Championship game on Saturday June 23rd. The Yankees’ season started out a bit rough when their team uniforms were stolen in a local spree of theft. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dimon M. Nicolosi

Dimon M. Nicolosi, age 86, a long time area resident, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. More...

Donald L. Trost, Jr.

Donald L. Trost, Jr., age 67, a longtime area resident, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Wingate at Beacon. Born in Brooklyn on September 29, 1944, he was the son of the late Donald L. and Jane E. (Fagan) Trost, Sr. Mr. More...

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