March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 3/15/2013 4:28 PM

Katz, nabbed for pot possession, predicts matter will be put to rest

State Assemblyman Steve Katz, charged Thursday with speeding and marijuana possession during a traffic stop on the NYS Thruway outside of Albany, forecast Friday that “once the facts of the case are presented, the matter will be quickly put to rest.” More...

State Aid Reductions Threaten Nonprofit

What started out as a recognition of PARC—Exceptional Opportunities for People with Disabilities—by the Putnam Legislature turned into a warning that services provided by the 59-year-old human services agency would be drastically slashed More...

Chamber Awards Dinner, 2013

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce said it has updated its awards program by adding new categories, which better represent our area, to recognize individual talent, local businesses, and “the best our community has to offer.” More...

Cold Spring Voters Guide 2013: The Candidates in their own words  Free Access 

Cold Spring candidates in the March 19 election answer our questions. Free access as a public service. More...

County to Sink $528,000 into Golf Course It Owns


Putnam legislators have approved more than a half million dollars in taxpayer money to upgrade the county’s only municipal golf course. More...

Putnam County Legislature Adopts Hydrofracking Law

It was an environmental lovefest last 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 pr More...


WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 6:00pm Putnam Valley Town Board 7:00pm Budget Workshop at the Garrison School 7:30pm Philipstown Board Weekly Wkshop (None scheduled at press time)8:00pm Cold Spring Historic Dist Review Board THURSDAY MARCH 14 7:00pm PNHFD Regular More...

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