November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Butterfield Zoning: Seniors, Neighbors Out in Force at Public Hearing

Headway made, but no vote yet

The mid-day move of Tuesday night’s Cold Spring Village Board meeting from Village Hall to the VFW Hall on Kemble Avenue was a smart decision: It could easily accommodate the group of 40 or more citizens who filled the facility for the public h More...

Trailers Discussed for Post Office

The Post Office's real estate firm is in talks with developer Paul Guillaro over using trailers at Butterfield to temporarily house the Post Office. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Town Comes in Under Tax Cap in New Budget

TOWN OF PHILIPSTOWN

The Philipstown Town Board has adopted its 2013 budget and, for the third year in a row, the town has been able to stay under Gov. Cuomo’s 2% tax cap. More...

Nelsonville Reviews Flood Maps, Commends Central Hudson

VILLAGE OF NELSONVILLE

New flood maps, a Hurricane Sandy review and the water main project were among the topics the Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees addressed this month. More...

Meet Zoning Board Member Dick Turner

Cold Spring resident Dick Turner is one of those people who can be called a true original. More...

Schools

BOCES Project Is Back in Business

All 18 member districts approve repair projects

At last week’s Haldane board meeting, Superintendent Mark Villanti reported that the 18 school districts that make up Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES have approved a $16.9 million, three-year capital project that was rejected by the Brewster, More...

Haldane Faces Half a Million in Cuts

School budgeting starts early this year

The Haldane School Board has its budget work cut out for it—so much so that it is starting this year’s process about two months earlier than usual. More...

‘Mouse That Roared’ at Haldane  Free Access 

Haldane Drama presents “The Mouse That Roared,” a comedic farce in 2 acts, written by Christopher Sergel and based on the novel by Leonard Wibberley. Performances are November 30 and December 1 at 7 p.m. in the Haldane School Auditorium. More...

Attractions

Paramount Center for the Arts Dissolved

In an announcement last week, The Paramount Center Board of Trustees announced their move to dissolve the Paramount Center for the Arts Inc., the legal entity that oversaw the popular performance venue in downtown Peekskill. More...

Colonial Reader’s Project Aids Local Libraries

Bookcases created by the membership of the Enoch Crosby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are gracing four area libraries this week. The women conceived the Colonial Reader’s Project targeted towards young readers. More...

Building Bridges Building Boats Heads to Boston

Ahoy, maties! Not one, but two Building Bridges Building Boats teams drove to Hull, Mass., on Nov. 17 to represent our community in the Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Rowing Championships sponsored by the Hull Lifesaving Museum. More...

Commentary

From the Library Desk

Libraries = Books?

Quick, what comes to mind when you hear the word “library”? Be honest, it’s books, right? You are not alone. Many people associate libraries with books and for good reason. More...

Reflections from the Catbird Seat

The Amazing Miss Marble

A not too reliable memory tells me the year was 1935 when I, aged 10, and five other close Garrison grammar school classmates played a tennis tournament in the presence of Miss Alice Marble. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rose Carollo  Free Access 

Visitation Wednesday, Funeral Thursday

Rose Carollo, age 99, a long time Cold Spring resident, died on Monday, December 3, at Westledge Extended Care Facility in Peekskill, NY.Born in New York City on January 20, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Costenzio and Caroline (Sorrentino) D More...

Patricia Ann Lahey Shea  Free Access 

Visiting hours Friday, Services Saturday

Patricia Ann Lahey Shea, age 81, a lifelong Cold Spring resident, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.Born in Cold Spring on April 7, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Schatzl More...

Breaking News - 12/5/2012 9:42 AM

FLASH: Planners Approve Dunkin' Application

Donut shop OK'd as year-long saga ends

Concluding a nearly year-long saga, the Cold Spring Planning Board, in a 5-0 vote on Tuesday night, approved the site plan for a new Dunkin’ Donuts, filling station and convenience store at the current Elmesco station on Chestnut Street.The Planners More...

Breaking News - 12/4/2012 10:51 PM

Chemistry lab experiment goes awry at O’Neill H.S.

Sixteen students and two staff members were taken to area hospitals Tuesday and the James O’Neill High School in Highland Falls was evacuated after a chemical mixture resulted in a smoke condition and sent noxious ammonia fumes  throughout the u More...

Historic Board to Review Butterfield in Critical Meeting

UPDATED with Guillaro comment

It figures to be Cold Spring’s version of the shootout at the OK Corral: At 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Historic District Review Board will hold an important public hearing over a developer Paul Guillaro’s request to demolish the old Butterfield hospital. More...

30 Days Left for New Yorkers to Register for FEMA Disaster Aid  Free Access 

Cuomo issues insurance order

New York – New York State and federal officials remind those affected by Hurricane Sandy that they have 30 days left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible federal disaster assistance. More...

Leibell Out of Prison, in Halfway House

Vincent Leibell, Putnam County’s one-time political boss and then a disgraced felon, has been released into a halfway house as his 21-month sentence for public corruption winds down. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

How to Make Turkey Stock (The Lazy Girl’s Way)

Gardening GUSTO

It might seem overwhelming to some, but making your own stock is one of the most satisfying little kitchen jobs ever. Way back when I was just learning to cook, I read recipes for making stock that were horrifyingly complex. More...

Attention Artists: Ornaments Wanted for Holiday Exhibition

The Garrison Art Center is issuing the call to Art Center patrons, fans, artists, crafters and anyone feeling creative this holiday season. More...

Gene Garfinkle Retrospective in Garrison

Garrison Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibition by late artist Gene Garfinkle, featuring over thirty oil paintings, pastels, watercolors and charcoal drawings that cover the span of his lengthy and impressive art career. More...

Community

Red Kettles and Bells at Foodtown

It wouldn’t be Christmas without The Salvation Army ringing their bell outside Foodtown. More...

Sweets & Treats With Mr. & Mrs. Santa

It’s “Ho, Ho, Ho” times two: That much-loved couple, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, will be hosting two festive yuletide gatherings at the Boscobel mansion in December. More...

Recognizing a Hometown Hero

Putnam Valley Town Board

Before the work began at a recent Putnam Valley Town Board meeting, other formalities took precedence: The Board recognized local Webelo scout Jake Beecher for an amazing act of heroism. More...

Sports

Haldane Recruits Putnam Valley, Kennedy for Hockey

Yes, you heard it correctly: Haldane (along with Kennedy Catholic and Putnam Valley High Schools) now has an ice hockey team to follow. More...

Ashley Morgan a Two Time All-American

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association has selected its 2012 All-Americans, and SUNY Oneonta junior Ashley Morgan, a 2009 graduate of Putnam Valley High School, earned honors for her outstanding season on the field. More...

Loretto Third Grade Girls Team Wins First Game

The Loretto 3rd grade girls CYO basketball team won their first ever game 20-6 over St. Patrick’s of Bedford on November 18th. The happy team is shown here. Photo courtesy Cindy Chiera More...

Letters to the Editor

Lions’ Wish List

To the Editor: It’s that time of year again when the Cold Spring Lions Club purchases the Children’s Holiday Wish List items for the needy families here in Philipstown. More...

Rethinking Due At Butterfield

To the Editor: More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

Misc

Calling for the loan of photographs and other materials related to the filming of Hello, Dolly! in Philipstown in 1968. For a spring 2013 exhibition at the Putnam History Museum, 63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring. More...

For Rent

1 bdrm apt. LR, DR, Kit, Full Bath, Parking, $1200/mo H & HW incl. 845-590-1057 More...

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