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August 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor says ‘Formula’ Businesses May Not Be Welcome

Cold Spring to consider restrictions next month | Water main work begins next week

At the Cold Spring Board of Trustees meeting On Tuesday Mayor Seth Gallagher asked the board to consider a law that will eliminate “formula businesses” in the Village. More...

Historic Board OKs Dunkin’ Design  Free Access 

The Cold Spring Historic District Review Board has unanimously approved the design for a Dunkin’ Donuts to be located at the current Elmesco Citgo station on the west side of Chestnut Street (Route 9D) near Main Street. More...

MTA Police Investigating Cold Spring Sex Assault Case  Free Access 

Dutchess man jailed in Putnam

A Dutchess County man is held on $600,000 bond at the Putnam Correctional Facility on charges of committing a criminal sexual act in Cold Spring as well as criminal use of a firearm following his arrest by MTA Police. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Toe-tapping at Legislature Meeting

Attendees at last week’s regular monthly meeting of the Putnam Legislature received quite a treat when three residents of Kent continued the county’s Bicentennial musical celebration. More...

Back-to-School Sales Tax Exemption Dead for This Year

Shoppers purchasing back to school clothing and shoes next week won’t be getting a sales tax break after all. More...

Visitors Celebrate Garden Day on Island; Shift in Control Mulled

On Saturday, August 11, Constitution Island celebrated its annual Garden Day. More...

Schools

Clarification

We learned this week from Haldane School Superintendent Dr. Mark Villanti that last week’s article “Got Local Milk? Haldane Does,” may have been misleading. More...

Attractions

Library Book and Media Sale Starts Friday

Desmond-Fish Library

This year’s Book and Media Sale at the Desmond- Fish Library in Garrison is not your typical book sale! Thousands of books are collected all year long for this event. Find great books, CDs, DVDs, and recorded books. More...

Hudson River Valley Ramble Set for September

Now in its 13th year, the Hudson River Valley Ramble is host to a variety of walks, hikes, paddles, biking tours and other events spanning 13 counties. More...

Growing Glynwood

Kathleen Frith brings her enthusiasm and expertise to the farm

Glynwood Farm occupies 225 acres of a glorious swath of land on the north side of Route 301, alongside Stonecrop Gardens and the Therapeutic Equestrian Center. More...

Sports

NoNetz: Sensible Swimwear, and Made in the USA

NoNetz is a new bathing suit company and their slogan is “Ridiculously Comfortable Swimwear for Guys.” What makes the difference? More...

Cold Spring Trio Leads Hudson Valley to Gold

A recent weekend saw many of the top boys basketball players in New York State converge on Binghamton for the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Summer Hoop Festival. More...

A Day of Golf at St. Christopher’s

Joe Sirola, Actor & Voice Over King, will serve as Master of Ceremonies at the SCI Golf Tournament Buffet Dinner The Salem Golf Course in North Salem to be exact, on Monday, September 17th. Registration and full breakfast for the St. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard Thomas Mayo  Free Access 

Richard Thomas Mayo, age 85, a long time resident of Garrison, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center.Born on April 19, 1927 he was the son of the late Frank and Katherine (Keevan) Mayo. More...

Daniel Baker  Free Access 

Daniel Baker, 82, of Wappinger Falls, formerly of Carmel, entered into eternal rest August 14 at Vassar Brothers Hospital.He was born November 5, 1929 to Eva (Barrett) Baker and Daniel Baker, Sr. More...

Breaking News - 8/21/2012 1:41 PM

Planning Board Workshop  Free Access 

TONIGHT - Just Posted

Planning Board WorkshopTuesday, August 21, 2012 at 7:30 PM More...

Open Government session draws crowd in Philipstown  Free Access 

Freeman talks on access, records

An eager audience of 60 people heard Robert Freeman, executive director of the state’s Committee on Open Government, spur them on Wednesday evening to monitor and sometimes challenge their local government bodies. More...

Planning Approval Still Pending for Dunkin' Donuts

Lately it seems as though if the Cold Spring Planning Board were a sports team, it would be a baseball club. More...

Putnam Valley woman attacked by marauding dog  Free Access 

Owner arrested 24 hours later

A 54-year-old Putnam Valley woman is recovering from surgery needed to repair a deep bite to her left calf inflicted by a neighbor's bull mastiff.The unidentified woman was walking her small mixed breed dog Wednesday afternoon when the larger animal More...

Big Backup on 403 and 9D on Thursday  Free Access 

State painters take their time relining roads

This anti-collision vehicle was last in a line of four NY State DOT trucks plying Routes 403 and 9D earlier today. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

ArtFull Living Events on Tap

The ArtFull Living Designer ShowHouse at Glassbury Court, Route 9, Old Spring, continues its program offerings later this month with three exciting programs, including a free lecture package this coming weekend. Sunday, Aug. 19 - 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. More...

August’s Roadside Gardens (and Bruce’s Improved Mexican Corn)

Gardening GUSTO

Despite the crazy weather we have had this summer, Philipstown is bursting its borders with beautiful flowers and bounteous vegetable gardens. More...

Putnam Sites Featured on National Television

Two Putnam sites will be featured Friday on the nationally televised “Dead Files,” a paranormal program aired on the Travel Channel that focuses on investigating haunted locations around the U.S. More...

Community

United Way to Host Annual Putnam Chefs Event

Garrison soiree proceeds will support health initiatives

The region’s best culinary experts will come together once again for United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s fourth annual Putnam Best Chefs and Fine Wines event on Monday, September 10, at The Garrison from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

Protecting Consumers at the Pump

The price of gasoline continues to escalate at the pump and the Putnam County Consumer Affairs Office wants to make sure customers receive every penny of the fuel purchased. More...

Country Touch, and a Smile  Free Access 

Doing Business in Philipstown

“I don’t have hot flashes; I have short private vacations in the tropics.” The Country Touch gift shop, at 97 Main Street in the heart of Cold Spring, has been doing business for twenty years come September. More...

Perspectives

Grants and Fundraising Now Key to Field Improvements

Perspectives

More than 18 months ago, on December 21, 2010, the Board Education held one of their many workshops. More...

State Senate Needs Leadership With Ideas

Perspectives

Editor’s note: Terry Gipson, Democrat, is seeking the 41st State Senate District. More...

Letters to the Editor

Historic Butterfield Hospital

To the Editor: More...

Thorough Review by Board Hailed

To the Editor: We are not writing to express our sincere gratitude for the recent acceptance of our application by the Historic Board, although we certainly are elated. More...

Loving the Library

To the Editor: I am writing this letter to acknowledge and compliment the ladies at the Butterfield Library. More...

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