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The Case of the Cut-Up Cruiser

Was the wrong car ripped apart by firefighters in rescue exercises, or not? More...

Local Man's Horses Win Big

High-stepping Hackneys Bring Home Trophies

Edward Ochsenschlager, 80, lives in a modest house just off Route 301. He would seem an unlikely sort to be a player in the sometimes rarified world of fine horses and fancy shows. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 12/10/2012 11:21 PM

Saland to Drop Further Challenges

Move likely ensures Gipson takes seat

While not yet conceding the race, State Senator Stephen Saland indicated Monday it was unlikely he would be reelected and has decided to stop the legal challenges to absentee ballot counting against Democrat Terry Gipson for the 41< More...

New Planning Head Named for Putnam County

Some lawmakers object that he lives in Fishkill

A former Carmel resident who now lives in Fishkill is Putnam County’s new Commissioner of Planning. More...

Victory Celebration for Scuccimarra

Last Wednesday evening, Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill hosted a victory party for incoming County Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra. More...

Schools

One Student, One Month, a Million Experiences

For one month this fall, Haldane junior Jade Silverstein’s school day consisted of digging up invasive plant species, helping visitors to a museum, cleaning out animal cages, and occasionally, sharing quiet moments with a pair of bears. More...

Boulder-Dash in Garrison

School wants to know: Who cast the first stone?

At the late November Garrison School Board meeting, Superintendent Gloria Colucci reported that there was a problem at one of the entrances to the School Forest. More...

James Pond, state aid discussed by Haldane School Board

The Haldane School Board met earlier than usual this week due to Financial Aid night for high school juniors and seniors. More...

Sports

Lace ‘Em Up for Blue Devils

Trio puts Haldane name on a hockey sweater for the first time

As the weather turns colder, all eyes turn to the hardwood, as Haldane’s sports transition from the field to the basketball court. More...

Army-Navy Spirit Week Festivities on Tap

The public is invited to join in the festivities as the Black Knights prepare to battle the Navy Midshipmen during the 113th Army-Navy game on Saturday, Dec. More...

Perspectives

Historic Board and Butterfield: A Closer Look

Perspective

In his November 28 letter to the editor Michael Robinson inadvertently makes the point that the Historic Review Board has indeed overreached with regard to its handling of the Butterfield Hospital project. More...

Letters to the Editor

Preserving Historic Sites Is Critical

To the Editor: More...

Letter to Mr. Obama

Reprinted at the request of the author. Dear Mr. President: I have supported since you emerged on the national scene in 2004 and was glad to see your reelection. More...

Grateful for County Support, Sort of

To the Editor: More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

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For Rent

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For Sale

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Was Open Meetings Law violated?

Historic Meeting Raises Procedural Questions

The Cold Spring Historic District Review Board has been in the spotlight ever since it began deliberating the fate of the Butterfield Hospital property, which Garrison developer Paul Guillaro is proposing to turn into a combination of civic, retail, More...

Planners OK Dunkin'

Year-long quest for approval wraps up for Elmes family

Concluding a nearly yearlong 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. More...

Psychologist Launches Home-Grown Business  Free Access 

Doing Business in Philipstown

At the Desmond-Fish Library’s Holiday Boutique, there are two new products on sale this season, made by Vivere! Botanicals, whose founder is Dr. Geraldine Merola Barton. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Messiah Selections at St. Philip’s Church

On Sunday morning, December 9, at 10:30 the choir of St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands, Garrison, will perform selections from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah in the church sanctuary. More...

Books & Bedtime Stories at Barnes & Noble

The highly energetic Haldane PTA hit another home run last week when it hosted its annual pajama and bedtime story party at the Cortlandt Town Center’s Barnes & Noble store. More...

As Winter Sets In (and Savory Butternut Soup with Bacon-Cornbread Crispies)

Gardening GUSTO

I am missing my teeny tiny garden. It is still there -- quietly offering up a few hardy herbs, leeks and kale -- but it seems quiet and lonely. More...

Community

Photo

A Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps member displays one of the trees available. Christmas wreaths are also for sale. The corps is behind Town Hall. More...

Continental Village Santa Runs for 2012

The Continental Village Volunteer Fire Department will escort Santa Claus in the Continental Village, Westchester Lakes and Dogwood Rd. areas on Sunday December 9. If the weather’s bad, Santa will ride on Sunday December 16. More...

Birth Announcement

Erin Muir and Ethan Timm are proud to announce the birth of their daughter AMALIA ROSE TIMM on November 21, in Portland, Oregon. More...

Attractions

Advent Wreath-Making Day at Loretto

It was Advent Wreathmaking Day at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring on Saturday afternoon, and dozens of people came out to participate in this lovely tradition that marks the beginning of the season of Advent, a fourweek period of preparatio More...

‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ at the Depot Theatre

Every Christmas Pageant has a few quirks, and maybe a sloppy shepherd hat or two, but not every Christmas Pageant has the Herdmans: This group of unruly kids land in the pageant unexpectedly, and after much disruption, chaos, craziness and a lot of l More...

Garden Club’s Origami Tree at Library

Butterfield Library

The Highland Garden Club of Cold Spring welcomes all to come and enjoy our 7th annual Origami Christmas Tree at the Julia L. Butterfield Library, in Cold Spring. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anna Mosher

Anna Mosher, 100 years old, of Cold Spring, died peacefully at home on November 27, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 15, 1911, in Hopewell Junction, NY, and was the daughter of the late William and Anne Lee Horton. More...

Patricia Ann Lahey Shea

Patricia Ann Lahey Shea, age 81, a lifelong Cold Spring resident, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. More...

Samuel J. Sunday, Jr.

Samuel J. Sunday, Jr., age 74, of Fishkill, died on Monday, November 26, 2012, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, after a long illness. Born on, July 23, 1938, he was the son of the late Samuel J. and Mary (LeMon) Sunday, Sr. More...

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