January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Dunkin’ Donuts’ Signboard Gets OK

As the Historic District Review Board met last Wednesday to review the future Dunkin’ Donuts’ signboard and property lighting scheme, Kenny Elmes stood before the board for perhaps his last time. More...

Legislators Go to School, at Haldane

Meet with board on funding

UPDATED with video link. The always-small board room in the Mabel Merritt Building at Haldane was especially cozy Tuesday night as the board met with Philipstown’s state lawmakers, Sen. Terry Gipson and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef. More...

Leibell to Be on Probation

Home confinement to end on Saturday

Vincent Leibell, Putnam County’s longtime political kingmaker brought low by a corruption scandal, finishes his prison sentence Saturday. Leibell has already been in “home confinement” in Patterson since Dec. More...

Battling Neighbors Taking Village to Wood Shed

Cold Spring Zoning Board of Appeals

NOTE: Owing to a procedural issue the ZBA hearing scheduled for January 16 has been postponed and will be rescheduled. More...

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Civics and Politics

Paul Eldridge Reflects on Time as County Executive

Personnel Director and former County Executive Paul Eldridge said his opportunity to “right the ship” known as Putnam County by “providing a steady hand for the leadership of county government,” after Vincent Leibell’s g More...

Hurricanes and High Water Meeting Set

Community Workshop in Cold Spring

On Saturday, January 19, the Cold Spring Special Board will hold a free workshop from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Music Room at Haldane, titled “Hurricanes and High Water,” to explore strategies for coping with climate change and rising sea levels in the Vil More...

Hustis Tweaks the Record

Cold Spring Village Board
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Schools

Mount Saint Mary Names Ailes a Trustee  Free Access 

The Board of Trustees of Mount Saint Mary College has elected Elizabeth Ailes as a Trustee for an initial three-year term beginning January 2013. More...

Students Inducted into the National Honor Society

Monday evening, the National Honor Society Pledge was recited by three dozen new members of the National Honor Society, led by the president of the society and Haldane senior Simon Close. More...

Bullets Found at Garrison School

Two .22-caliber bullets were found on the middle school hall floor last week at the Garrison Union Free School District, officials said. More...

Religious News

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue Celebrates Tu B’shevat, New Year of the Trees

On Friday evening, January 25, 2013, the Philipstown Reform Synagogue (PRS) will welcome friends and congregants to its celebrate Tu B’shevat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees. More...

Graymoor Celebrates Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Theme: “What Does God Require of Us?” (Micah 6: 6-8)

The Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement will celebrate the 2013 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with services at Graymoor and in the local community to which everyone is invited. More...

Religious Services

CHURCH ON THE HILL Tim Greco- Pastor A Non-Denominational Ministry P.O. Box 299 Cold Spring, NY 10516 265-2022 Cm2ChurchonHill @aol.com 10:30am Sunday Worship PHILIPSTOWN REFORM SYNAGOGUE P. O. More...

Sports

Lady Blue Devils Top Chester

Haldane also downs Putnam Valley, loses to JFK

The week started about as poorly as it could have for Haldane’s girls’ basketball team, with an absolute pasting at the hands of Kennedy Catholic. More...

Putnam Valley Praises a Gridiron Hero

The Putnam Valley School Board met for the first time in 2013 on January 10. Superintendent Dr. More...

Loretto 3rd Grade Girls’ Hoops On Roll

At the halfway mark of the inaugural season of the Our Lady of Loretto 3rd grade girls’ basketball team, the team has an impressive record of 4 wins and 2 losses. More...

Perspectives

The Case for the Cycling Classic

Cold Spring, our beautiful village located on the shores of the majestic Hudson, is so many things to so many people. It is our home, yet on almost any weekend we are flush with tourists. More...

Technology for Local Libraries

Wondering what to do with your old e-Reader, tablet or laptop now that Santa brought a newer model? Donate those no-longer-needed items to the Desmond-Fish Library or the Butterfield Library to be repurposed for educational uses. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Debra Treuhaft and Robert Trimble to Wed

Robert Trimble, son of the late Evelyn and Robert Trimble III (“Snitchy”), and Debra Treuhaft, daughter of Cecile and the late Irving Treuhaft, wish to announce their engagement. 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...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com More...

For Sale

2006 ACURA TL, LOW miles, Excellent condition. Silver. 39,950 mi. $14,500. 845-265-9240 More...

Breaking News - 1/19/2013 5:22 PM

Putnam Officials Say Much Damage Already Done by Gun Map

Gannett capitulation on map a good step, but late, they say
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Village Taps Molloy for Zoning Panel

Tuesday night, the Village Board appointed a new Zoning Board of Appeals member, Cold Spring resident Barney Molloy. Molloy seems to be the talk of the town lately as he has made fast friends with many of the village residents. More...

Constitution Drive Has a Water Problem

Cold Spring Village Board

 On Tuesday evening the Cold Spring Village Board heard from Village resident Robert Leonard, who raised a major concern over a water situation he was experiencing at his home at Constitution Avenue. More...

Jennings Michael Burch Dead at 71

Putnam Author was Memorialized Friday

Jennings Michael Burch of Brewster, New York died on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Putnam Hospital Center. He was 71.Mr. Burch was born on April 27, 1941 in Manhattan. He was the son of the late Francis and Rita (Hogan) Burch. More...

Stubborn Flu Bug Plagues Putnam

While the debt ceiling and gun control dominate the national political debate, locally an especially early and active flu season has us madly washing our hands and hoping our flu shot really works. More...

Spa Employee Charged With Giving More Than Massages

A Queens woman employed at a massage parlor off the Taconic State Parkway on Bryant Pond Road at the Putnam Valley-Carmel town line is facing charges of prostitution for allegedly offering customers more than a back massage. More...

SNOW DAY!

This group of Cold Spring kids kept busy on Wednesday making a humongous snowman on St. Mary's lawn at the corner of Main and Chestnut Streets. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Food Reminiscences (and Hoboken Bolognese)

Gardening GUSTO

I grew up in a part of the South with a very vibrant, local and beloved cuisine. Our food was delicious and varied but we didn’t have Italian restaurants at all. More...

An Evening of Tibetan Music with Loten Namling

Tibetan musician, storyteller and activist Loten Namling will present a concert of Tibetan songs and stories at St. Philip’s Church in Garrison at 7 p.m. on January 31. More...

Live Music Calendar

Friday January 18The Capitol Steps Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., TarrytownTarrytownmusichall.orgSaturday January 19Jazz Vespers from 1st Presb. Ch. of Philipstown Graymoor, 1350 Route 9 GarrisonMichelle LeBlanc & Tom Kohl More...

Community

Warm-Weather Winterfest Draws a Crowd

Cars lined the dirt roads leading to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center Sunday as the National Winter Trails Day “snowless” Winterfest Celebration attracted many to enjoy the outdoors. More...

Firefighters Avert Calamity in North Highlands

North Highlands firefighters didn’t have far to travel late Saturday night when a fire broke out in wood frame home on Old Postal Road across the street from fire department headquarters. More...

Briefly: Elections, West Point, Haldane & Books

Candidates Have an Extra Day to File More...

Attractions

Fireboat Engineer Steams Into Cold Spring

The Putnam History Museum proudly presents a lecture by Jessica DuLong on her critically acclaimed book, My River Chronicles: Rediscovering the Work that Built America; A Personal and Historical Journey, this Saturday, Jan. 19, at 5pm. More...

King’s Legacy, Plus American Roots Music for Kids

Desmond-Fish Library

The Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison will present its 17th annual Martin Luther King Day observance, “Bringing the Dream Home: Civil Rights and the Hudson Valley,” with a potluck supper and speaker’s program for adults Sunday evenin More...

EagleFest: A Soaring Spectacle  Free Access 

On Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Teatown Lake Reservation is hosting its ninth annual EagleFest event at locations along the Hudson River between Ossining and Boscobel. More...

Commentary

A Walk on the Post Road with Caroline Kasterine  Free Access 

Caroline Kasterine and I first met when I interviewed her photographer husband, Dmitri, at their home last year. I also met Louie, their dog, who’s filled with boundless energy and very hard to ignore. More...

Sounding Off on Paving  Free Access 

Good municipal decisions are made when all stakeholders are involved and expert counsel is welcomed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Leave NY Alone

To the Editor: I’m a former military police officer who served in the US Army. When I got out of the Army I wanted to continue keeping up my marksmanship with a pistol and applied for a NY State Gun Permit. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rose K. Olshakoski  Free Access 

Visitation and Memorial Service Wednesday

Rose K. Olshakoski, age 86, a long time resident of Cold Spring, died onTuesday, January 15, 2013, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in CortlandtManor.  Born on November 8, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Isadoreand Rose (Raga) Tocci. More...

Arnold "Arnie" Schatzle  Free Access 

Arnold “Arnie” Schatzle, 79, a longtime resident of Wappingers Falls, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, with his wife of 57 years, Marylin, and his brother Philip by his side. More...

William "Bill" Edward Sohan III  Free Access 

William “Bill” Edward Sohan III, 65, a resident of Southern Dutchess since 1974, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, in his home. More...

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