September 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Massive Water Project May be Delayed

The huge water main relining project in Cold Spring and Nelsonville may be delayed, with part of it not finished until spring. The Cold Spring water department provides metered water for the residents of both Cold Spring and Nelsonville. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Village, Historic Boards Parley; Need Consultant

The Village and Historic District Review boards met for more than 2 hours Tuesday evening, and in the end agreed to consult the consultant involved in an earlier study of Cold Spring’s historic buildings. More...

Hayworth vs. Maloney: Stark Differences as Race Boils to a Finish

The gloves are off in the Congressional race between incumbent Rep. Nan Hayworth and challenger Sean Patrick Maloney. More...

Putnam Targets Fracking Wastewater

The Putnam Legislature will be deciding later this year whether to craft legislation banning the treatment of wastewater and other noxious materials resulting from hydrofracking. More...

Schools

Haldane Sets Vote on Fields

In a late development Tuesday, the Haldane Board of Education voted 5-0 to approve a public referendum on the fields project. More...

Fun Year Planned for Garrison School

The Garrison School District announced new leadership for the Garrison School PTA and the Garrison Children’s Education Fund (GCEF). More...

Attractions

Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley

Desmond-Fish Library

Anthony Musso will speak about his new book, Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley, at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. More...

Bear Mountain State Park Oktoberfest 2012

After record breaking hot temperatures this summer, Bear Mountain State Park welcomes the cooler weather and fall foliage by bumping up the dates to celebrate Oktoberfest. More...

Therapeutic Equestrian Center Holds Autumn Benefit

Leslie Nice-Heanue, Executive Director of the Therapeutic Equestrian Center, announces that the Center’s annual fundraiser will take place at TEC on Sunday, September 23 from 4-7 p.m. More...

Sports

Hen Hud No Match for Black and Blue Devils

Blackout crowd helps bring down the lights on Sailors

The atmosphere was befitting the rivalry. The gym was packed. The crowd was vocal. The teams were amped. Everyone, including the MSG Varsity broadcast crew, was there to take in the event that is Haldane and Hendrick Hudson volleyball. More...

The Mitey and Tiny Mites Inherit the Earth

Whether it was New Paltz’s defensive coach screaming maniacally that Philipstown’s offensive foibles were his team’s “Christmas gifts” – or that the few Jewish players on the field were silently doing penance for R More...

Pee Wee Hawks in Red-Hot Game

On Saturday night, the Jr. Pee Wee Hawks took on the Fallsburg Comets under the stars 60 miles north of home. As the night got colder and colder, the Hawks got hotter and hotter. More...

Breaking News - 9/24/2012 10:18 PM

Saland Winner in Republican Primary  Free Access 

Bitter race with Di Carlo turned on social issues

Late update to include Monday results:  Saland wins GOP Primary More...

Garrison Connection in Putnam Sex Case  Free Access 

Possible additional victims being sought

A Kent man is facing a lengthy state prison term following his arrest for allegedly having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl at several locations throughout Putnam and Dutchess counties, including Garrison. More...

Big Crowd on Donuts

It was a hot time in the old town Tuesday night, as the Planning Board held a public hearing on Kenny and Fran Elmes’ application to turn their Elmesco garage and filling station into a Dunkin’ Donuts and convenience store. More...

Chapel Restoration Marked, 35 Years On

The picturesque location of the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration only adds to its spiritual feel. This past weekend, the 35th anniversary of the Chapel’s restoration was marked by supporters from around the community. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Finger Food: A Personal Account

Well, life on the farm is kinda’ laid back; Ain’t much an old country boy like me can’t hack; It’s early to rise, early in the sack; Thank God, I’m a country boy More...

September Colors (and Rainbow Tomato Chips)

Gardening GUSTO

Night-time temps have already dropped into the forties but, during the daytime, summer weather is thankfully lingering. Today I ate breakfast in the garden with a sweater on and was amazed by all the colors popping in the early morning light. More...

Live Music Calendar

Friday, Septe mber 21Greg Phillips & The Bar Sp iesWhistling Willie’s, Cold SpringACOUSTIC STRA WBSTowne Crier Café, 130 Route 22, PawlingTownecrier.comSat urday Septe mber 22RON BLA NCO, Live BandsPutnam Valley Town DayLeonard Wagner Town More...

Community

Vandals Strike New Fence at Dock

At the Village Board of Trustees, James Hartford informed the Board that the newly installed fencing at the dock was vandalized by someone with wire cutters. More...

Talk of our Town

The region was on the watch for bad weather as we went to press this week, and the Weather Service and utility company warnings of possibly dangerous winds came almost on top of one another. More...

Cold Spring Village Hall Gets Facelift

Recreation worker Joe Russo starts work on sprucing up The Cold Spring Village Hall by giving the outside a fresh new maroon color. More...

Commentary

Dinner Makes a Difference: Eat Dinner with Your Family

The Putnam County Communities that Care Coalition is asking Putnam Counties to set aside September 24 as a start to have more family dinners with their children. More...

Perspectives

Clarifying the Role of the Historic District Review Board

Starting this week, the Village Board and the Historic District Review Board (HDRB) will be reviewing the approval process and criteria the Review Board uses as defined by the Village Code, Chapter 64- Historic District. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William Fischer

William Fischer, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, entered into rest September 13, 2012, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. He was 92. Born January 28, 1920, in Cold Spring, he was the son of the late George J. More...

Helen E. Rose

Helen E. Rose (nee Adams), 90, of Manasquan New Jersey, formerly of Peekskill, NY, on August 27, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Jackson Rose. Loving mother of Jacqueline Vogel (Richard). Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. More...

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