August 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

The Bells of Nelsonville  Free Access 

Religious freedom at issue, pastor says

The Church on the Hill is ready to defend itself against complaints that the chimes at the historic landmark church should be silenced, Pastor Tim Greco says, calling it a matter of religious freedom. More...

Donut Debate Flies into Bald Eagles, on Chestnut?  Free Access 

On the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website it says, “Look for bald eagles near lakes, reservoirs, rivers, marshes, and coasts. More...

Abused Dog Dumped in Garrison

The Putnam County SPCA is investigating a case of animal abuse. More...

Civics and Politics

Nelsonville Talks Money, Water, Trees

The Nelsonville Board of Trustees met last week in the Village Hall and Mayor Tom Corless presided over an unusually busy agenda. Village Trustees Ande Merante and Will Duncan along with Village Clerk Pauline Minners were present. More...

Putnam Valley Building Work Underway  Free Access 

Putnam Valley Town Supervisor Robert “Bob” Tendy has had a comparatively quiet summer. More...

Meetings This Week  Free Access 

Wednesday August 29 7:30pm Garrison School Board Special Meeting 7:30pm Philipstown Board Weekly Workshop Friday August 31 Haldane Superintendent’s Conference Day More...

Schools

Haldane School Bus Transportation Schedules & Routes

HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL BUS ROUTES More...

Garrison School Bus Transportation Schedules & Routes

All students should be at their stop 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pick-up time.

High Schol Bus Routes ROUTE: ORANGE Approx. P/U time 6:35 Oak Rd. & Snake Hill Rd. 6:37 Greencliff Ln 6:38 Hudson Ridge & Avery Road 6:39 79 Avery Rd 6:40 13 Avery Rd 6:43 Garrison Depot More...

Preparing Kids for a Healthier Back-To-School

With school bells ushering in the new term next week and the dog days of summer soon to be only a memory, Putnam County Health Department officials have urged the public to begin re-evaluating practices that impact children’s health for the nex More...

Attractions

Constitution Island Reenactment Day

American Revolution and Civil War reenactors from across several states converged on Constitution Island on Saturday for its annual Reenactment Day. More...

Albany Post Road on Agenda at FDR Library

The Franklin D. More...

Russel Wright Design Retrospective Opens  Free Access 

On Sept. 8 from 5-7 pm, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz will host a public reception for two new exhibitions, including Russel Wright: The Nature of Design, curated by Donald Albrecht and Dianne Pierce. More...

Commentary

Cunningham’s Corner

A Strategy for Decay?

Can there be an irony more delicious than someone who lives on “Parsonage Street” complaining about the noise of the chimes from a nearby church? Even in Cold Spring, a community of many ironies, the answer surely is no. More...

Prevention, Public Health Begin with Immunization  Free Access 

Scientific discoveries have led to great achievements in public health. For more than 200 years, vaccine development has kept people free from dreadful diseases. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John J. Dwyer Jr.  Free Access 

John J. Dwyer Jr., of Victor, NY, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at the age of 82. John is survived by his wife, Sally M. More...

Michael Williams Takes on Role of Lifetime  Free Access 

GARRISON UNION FREE SCHOOL

In 1999, the psychological horror film, The Blair Witch Project, hit the theaters, and became an instant hit that went on to gross over $248 million at the box office, making it one of the most successful independent movies of all time, More...

Historic Board Digs In  Free Access 

Seniors and Post Office at Risk as Butterfield Debate Stalls on Saving Old Hospital

It could be called a stroke of genius or a descent into madness: bringing representatives of three of Cold Spring’s boards together to try to come to a meeting of the minds on the Butterfield project. More...

Water Main Work, At Last

A crew on Main Street in Nelsonville covers up the plastic piping that will be used to divert Cold Spring drinking water during the massive water main relining project that is underway now from Fishk More...

Water Work Continues  Free Access 

Cold Spring Water Superintendent Gregory R. Phillips updated the board Tuesday night on the water main relining project. Phillips said the crews were finishing up the above-ground pipe laying in Nelsonville. More...

Mom Helps Police Nab Son, 42

The driver of a speeding car in Mahopac Falls who fled into a wooded area when stopped by police was taken into custody due to the efforts of his mother. Carmel Police said the incident took place last week at 9:45 p.m. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Winding Down Summer (and Homemade Honey Peach Ice Cream in a Bag)

Gardening GUSTO

Labor Day weekend is coming up and this Friday will be the Full Corn Moon. Now when the alarm rings, it is still dark outside and crickets are going full blast. More...

Review: The Two Tenors at the Chapel  Free Access 

CHAPEL OF OUR LADY RESTORATION

The Chapel Restoration’s Sunday Music Series presented a thrilling performance of two extraordinary operatic tenors on August 19. More...

Live Music Calendar

Thursday , August 30 Tenbrooks Molly The Silver Spoon, 124 Main St., Cold Spring Silverspooncoldspring.com Friday , August 31 34 mornings Whistling Willie’s, 184 Main Street, Cold Spring whistlingwillies.com Saturday , September 1 The Spinners More...

Community

Lions Day At Guiding Eyes  Free Access 

It was Lions day at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown and the Cold Spring Lions Club were out in force to lend support. Lions Henry and Adele Stern along with Lion Suzanne Willis presented a $1,000 check to the cause. More...

Butterfield Book Debut

Laughs, smiles, and camera flashes were the order of the afternoon on Friday as Dr. Peter Gergely debuted two new books in his “Addy” series at the Butterfield Library. More...

Philipstown Garden Club & Clearwater Partner for Benefit of Local Youth  Free Access 

“An absolutely great experience, so different from everyday life!” is how Joseph Schmidt, an entering senior at O’Neill High School, described his Philipstown Garden Club internship with Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Inc. More...

Sports

Volleyball Bake Sale

Haldane volleyball players staged a bake sale this past weekend outside Foodtown. Participants included volleyball mom Lori Garrison, Nicole Etta, Melissa Tringali, Claudia Percacciolo, Lauren Etta and Kaitlyn Phillips. Elizabeth Ailes More...

Big Squad, Big Potential

17 returnees mean Lady Blue Devils soccer team is loaded for 2012

In 2011, the fortunes of Haldane’s two soccer teams took an almost surreal twist from the previous year. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News  Free Access 

Updated copy - be sure to read!

Philipstown Recreation Department NewsPhone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. More...

Perspectives

Not So Fast, Mr. Mayor

Perspectives

Because of the prominence given the Mayor’s letter regarding the Butterfield Hospital building, I feel compelled to address the misrepresentation of my comments in what he stated. More...

Letters to the Editor

Praise for the Highway Department

To the Editor: Most of the commentary we hear these days regarding municipal workers and services is negative; about jobs poorly done or left unattended for long periods. When jobs are done correctly, it often goes unnoticed. More...

Cold Spring Is Endangered

To the Editor: More...

Feral Cat Program Needed, Important

To the Editor: More...

Poll

Did you take part in a religious observance or gathering for Easter or Passover?
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