March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Road Paving Falls Apart  Free Access 

Project on Old Albany Post Road will have to be rebid

An apparently fragile truce to pave 450 feet of Old Albany Post Road appears to have fallen apart, with the contractor withdrawing his bid of $366,250. More...

Prosecutor Said to Seek Sheriff’s Post

What was once a quiet race for Putnam County sheriff is rapidly becoming crowded as Christopher York, a career prosecutor, is weighing a run as a Republican. More...

North Highlands FD Offers Food, Fun this Month  Free Access 

The Philipstown North Highlands Fire Department is rolling out the churck wagon this month with three yummy events. Come, eat, and support your local firefighters! More...

Shed Saga Continues

Neighbors Seek to Punish Village

Still reeling from a major loss in State Supreme Court on Feb 22, Susan Peehl & Andrew Hall made their case again Thursday to the Cold Spring Zoning Board of Appeals. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 3/7/2013 5:42 PM

Putnam adopts anti-hydrofracking law

Aims to stop waste product from entering county

It was an environmental love-fest Wednesday night as the Putnam Legislature approved a countywide hydrofracking law that prohibits fracking waste from being accepted into any of the county’s 45 waste-water facilities, whether publicly or privately ow More...

Board Supports Formula Biz Ban

Cold Spring’s Special Board agreed Thursday night that a strong ban on formula businesses is needed. More...

Rookie Congressman Stops in Putnam

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney arrived an hour late but the first-term representative’s meeting with County Executive MaryEllen Odell was fruitful as they discussed a variety of topics. More...

Schools

Putnam Valley School Board Reschedules  Free Access 

Due to the anticipated inclement weather, the Putnam Valley Central School District Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled to Monday, March 11, at 7pm in the High School cafeteria. More...

Good News Amidst the Struggle at Haldane

HALDANE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Michael Twardy, Haldane’s Director of Facilities and Transportation, traded in his work clothes for a jacket and tie Tuesday night in order to present a report on the state of the district’s Operations & Maintenance and Transportation More...

Haldane School is 'Crazy for You' in Spring Musical  Free Access 

Crazy for You looks to be another Martha Mechalakos musical spectacular at Haldane. Students and faculty have been in rehearsals since October for their new production, and all signs point to a rousing musical. More...

Religious News

Gettysburg Choir Sings at Loretto

Our Lady of Loretto

The Gettysburg College Choir and Camerata will perform a concert on Tuesday, March 12th, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring. More...

St. Mary’s Welcomes All to St. Paddy’s Day Dinner

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Cead mile fáilte! “100,000 welcomes!” That’s the message St. Mary’s Episcopal Church extends in inviting the community to its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in Cold Spring, on the eve of the saint’s great feast. More...

Corned Beef & Cabbage, Plus Easter Eggs on Tap

Our Lady of Loretto

The Knights of Columbus, Loretto Council 536 have announced plans to host The First Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. More...

Sports

For Hamilton, Two is Enough

Back court pair scores all of team’s 50 points to end Lady Blue Devils’ season

In the end there was just too much Tiffany Corselli and Jasmine Robinson. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424- 4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. For your convenience registration forms are available at the Philipstown Town Clerk’s Office. PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMSCommunity Center More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William J. Budney, Jr.

Visitation Monday; Service Tuesday

William J. Budney Jr., age 72, of West Caldwell, N.J., passed away peacefully on March 7, 2013. William was born on March 10, 1940 to the late William J. Budney Sr. and Mary T. (Early) Budney, in Cold Spring. More...

Lawrence Brigati

Coach Larry Brigati passed peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. More...

Hans Joachim Herkert

Hans Joachim Herkert of Lake Valhalla in Cold Spring died Monday February 25, 2013, at the age of 65. Hans was born in Heidelburg, Germany, on December 15, 1947, to Herman and Maria Herkert. More...

Breaking News - 3/11/2013 9:14 PM

Trio charged with thefts from Garrison VAC

Illicit gas sales, other thefts at issue

Three young men from northern Westchester are facing a variety of charges for allegedly conspiring to steal a key to the offices of the Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps and then using it on several occasions to reportedly steal property More...

Village Hopefuls Press Case  Free Access 

Candidates Forum covers key Cold Spring issues

NOTE: We have made this story and the video Free Access as a public service. More...

Car accident causes power outage Thursday in Garrison

No injuries reported

On Route 9D northbound in Garrison early Thursday morning, a near car-deer collision caused a power outage in the Garrison area. No injuries were reported. More...

Snow Hits in Earnest; Schools Closed Across County

UPDATED 10:30 Friday morning

It took days for a late winter storm to arrive but the impact of Mother Nature’s wrath KO’d Putnam County in its tracks, until at least mid-afternoon when roads were clear and weather had settled down. More...

Longtime Haldane Coach Mourned

Haldane School

Cold Spring and Philipstown this week mourned the passing of longtime Haldane Coach Larry Brigati, for whom Haldane’s football field is named. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Around the World on the Equator (and Orchid Ice Cream)

Gardening GUSTO

It’s March and just about everyone could use a little trip to the tropics right now. Did you know that there is a one-acre tropical rainforest less than an hour south of the Putnam County line? More...

‘Romanticism’ by German Artists Hanak and Hutter

Garrison Art Center

Romanticism, an exhibition of paintings by two German artists, Andrea Hanak and Frank Hutter, curated by Sean Scully, opens in The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center, Garrison, on March 23, and runs through May 5. More...

Arts Council Kicks Off Exhibit Season For 50th

The Putnam Arts Council cordially invites you to join us as we open our 50th year anniversary celebrations with our annual Members Meeting and the opening reception of the Members show on Saturday, March 9th, 3pm at Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kenni More...

Community

Relay for Life Kicks Off at Nicola's Restaurant

Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will hold its kick-off organizational meeting at Nicola’s Restaurant on Thursday March 7, at 7 p.m. The public is invited at no charge. More...

Haldane Baseball Fundraiser in Beacon

Haldane

On Thursday, March 28, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Max’s on Main, in Beacon, NY, please join the Haldane Baseball Program, which is sponsoring a fundraiser event to support the Haldane Baseball Association and PLAYHaldane. More...

Talk of our Town

Welcome to March! We have Daylight Savings Time coming up on Sunday, March 10, so set your clocks FORWARD, or you’ll be late for church. More...

Attractions

‘Adventures Around Putnam’ Lecture  Free Access 

Steven Mattson, an explorer of Putnam County who revels in finding things to do with his family, will speak about his travels on Saturday at the Putnam History Museum. More...

'Raptors for Rookies'

and owl expert Anne Swaim, who directs Saw Mill River Audubon, will be in Garrison on the afternoon of Sunday, March 10th, at 3 p.m. More...

Farm Fun Together

Glynwood

It’s almost spring, and baby farm animals are flourishing at Glynwood. More...

Commentary

A call to Vendors for ‘Pedal Into Spring’

From the Chamber

All Cold Spring area shops and businesses are invited to participate in the “Pedal into Spring Festival” sponsored by the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and Putnam County Tourism Department. More...

Letters to the Editor

Supporting Campbell for Trustee

To the Editor: For the last year I have worked with Bruce Campbell on the Recreation Commission. What he brings to the table is his thoughtfulness, experience and wealth of knowledge about the Village. More...

Vote for Bowman

To the Editor: Cold Spring residents have the good fortune to choose between three highly qualified candidates for two Trustee seats, along with an experienced Trustee willing to step up and take on the role of Mayor. More...

A Sound Pick For Village Trustee

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

Town of Philipstown’s E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-265-3329 hapy hens on youtube : Horsemen Trail Farm in Winter in Cold Spring, NY See where Mary Finger eggs are born! More...

For Sale

2006 acura tl, low miles, Excellent condition. Silver. 39,950 mi. $14,500. 845-265-9240 More...

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