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Two Young Women Honored by Chamber

Some 90 people joined the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and awards Thursday night. Pictured here are two of the young women honored. Sarah Diebboll, left, received the Philip and Esther Baumgarten Memorial Scholarship. More...

Odell on Rape Case: Sheriff Should Step Aside, Too; Objectivity Lost

In a fast-moving case that has thrown Putnam County politics into turmoil, County Executive MaryEllen Odell on Tuesday called for Sheriff Donald Smith’s office to step aside from investigating a rape case with tangential ties to the district at More...

Amidst Snow, the Promise of Easter

There were still patches of snow on the cold ground at McConville Park in Cold Spring on Saturday morning, but the intrepid Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Loretto Church again celebrated the promise of Easter and the joy of spring with an Easter More...

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Civics and Politics

York Tied to Poll in Sheriff’s Race

Potential Sheriff candidate Christopher York was involved with the poll done in the race the weekend of March 16, York said Monday evening. More...

Enthusiastic Crowd at 2013 Chamber Awards

One of the largest chamber gatherings in recent memory drew 90 people Thursday night for the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony and dinner. More...

Riverview Hailed for Food Safety

Thirteen facilities serving food in Putnam County received kudos and special recognition from the Putnam Health Department Monday for Operational Excellence at the county's 7th annual Food Operations Seminar. More...

Schools

Beekeeper Visits Haldane

The 4-H Youth Development Program visited Haldane Elementary School second grade classes to help celebrate Agriculture Literacy Week. More...

Explore Dutchess Community College  Free Access 

For parents putting children through college, there are always worries attached. But, with some private college tuitions reaching the $50,000 mark, the most prevalent is: How will we ever pay for this? More...

Garrison School ‘Moves It’

On March 14, Garrison School K-3rd graders had a blast showing off their moves in front of family and friends at the “Move It 2” concert. More...

Religious News

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN ‘The Church of the Open Door’ Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. More...

Easter, Passover Celebrated  Free Access 

Updated with Good Friday procession in Cold Spring. The highest of Holy Days on the Christian calendar is Easter. The area’s Christian churches will celebrate Easter on Sunday. More...

St. Mary’s Offers Open Communion And Baptism  Free Access 

The Episcopal Church of St. More...

Sports

High Expectations for Haldane Softball

Youth of Last Season Now Seasoned After 2012 Sectional Championship

Last year, Coach Nick Lisikatos faced a dilemma when his team opened the season 0-5. Stay with a battery made up of a pair of eighth graders, or opt for a potentially quick fix by plugging a more experienced hurler and juggling the lineup. More...

Philipstown Recreation Department News

Phone: 424-4618 Fax: 424-4686. Website: philipstownrecreation.com F.I.S.H. Phone: 424-4669. More...

Issue of Basketball Coach Reverberates at Board

The recent controversy over the firing of a high school basketball coach worked its way across town last Wednesday at the Putnam Valley Town Board meeting. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Sharon M. Hart

Visitation Monday; Service Tuesday

Sharon M. Hart, age 68, of Cold Spring, died on, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. Born in Beacon, on January 27, 1945, she was the daughter of the late B. More...

Breaking News - 4/2/2013 8:22 AM

Cold Spring Board Reschedules Tonight's Meeting

Reorganizational meeting set for Wednesday, this week only

The Village of Cold Spring Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been moved to Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. More...

Village Hit with $14K Bill for Historic Board Lawyer

The Village of Cold Spring was hit with a fee for $14,000 from the law-firm of Daniels, Porco and Lusardi for services provided to the Historic District Review Board regarding the demolition of the Butterfield Hospital. More...

'Malaise' Speech: Gordon Stewart Misleads On Role With Carter  Free Access 

The truth about the extensive effort to attack the Ailes family
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Cold Spring Prepares Tax Hike, as Budget Reviewed

Updated with more Butterfield details

Tuesday night’s Village of Cold Spring workshop brought to a conclusion the 7 years of public service by Mayor Seth Gallagher. More...

Shed Debate Returns, Still No Decision

The Saga of the Stone Street shed continued Thursday evening as Susan Peehl and Andrew Hall rested their case and Cold Spring Building Inspector Bill Bujarski defended his position in a continuation of the sometimes contentious proceedings. More...

Boscobel Welcomes New Season, New Director

Boscobel

Just in time for the opening of a new season next week, Boscobel House and Gardens has announced the appointment of a new Executive Director, Steven Miller. More...

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Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Fellner Plays at Piano Festival Finale

The Howland Chamber Music Circle’s winter piano series will end with an eagerly awaited return of the gifted Austrian pianist Till Fellner. More...

All Hail Kale! (and Kingsley Family Kale Salad)

Gardening GUSTO

When I was growing up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia, we ate very, very well. But one of my favorite vegetables, kale, wasn’t considered “company food” and was never associated with the finer things in life. More...

African Children’s Choir Comes to West Point

The African Children’s Choir will melt your heart with charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features children’s songs, traditional spirituals and rhythmic gospel favorites. More...

Community

Museum’s Annual Mtg on Tap

The Putnam History Museum’s Annual Meeting will convene on Saturday, April 6, at 4 p.m. The meeting will begin with reports by the Board Chair, William Hicks, and Executive Director, Mindy Krazmien. More...

Bald Eagle Comeback at Institute  Free Access 

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, a subsidiary of Clarkson University, honors Earth Day and kicks off an exciting 2013 event season with a talk on the recovery of the nearly-extinct bald eagle with nationally respected wildlife biologist Pet More...

A Cold Spring Indeed, as Boat Club Readies for Season

Although it feels like winter is still upon us, spring has officially begun, and with it comes the need to prepare for the warmer weather. This past Saturday was the first spring clean up day down at the Cold Spring Boat Club. More...

Attractions

Nature Education in Philipstown

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is bringing its environmental expertise to the east side of the Hudson! On Sunday, April 7, from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. More...

Cathryn’s Men in Black  Free Access 

At 4:30 in the afternoon on a Friday, Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill, on Main Street in Cold Spring, is just beginning to buzz. More...

Sloop Club Offering Sailing Class

The Beacon Sloop Club sail class will begin on April 10th and run for 8 weeks with the opportunity to sail on the Woody Guthrie on June 5th. The class meets one evening a week and is taught by the Woody Captains. More...

Perspectives

The truth about Jimmy Carter's 1979 ‘Crisis of Confidence’ speech  Free Access 

Local man's role not as he has described

When a big historical event occurs, it’s only natural that people want to be able to say, “I was part of it,” or even, “I made it happen.” Yet such claims must be truthful, because otherwise, the opportunity to truly learn from history is lost. More...

Letters to the Editor

When Common Sense Washes Away Speculation

To the Editor: Common sense and compromise were brought together a few years ago when our new Zoning Code was adopted, not at first, but eventually. We have a similar opportunity here, with Dirt Roads. More...

Generous Response for Boy Scouts

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My Opinion About Bogus Demands

A letter was submitted to the editor this week from a local resident, Gordon Stewart. His letter will not be printed here. 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...

For Rent

COLD SPRING HOUSE Excellent condition. 5 spacious rooms. Fin. bsmt. stone f/p. W/D, DW, AC. Wood deck on 2 acres. 1mi to train, $2,175/ mo. Cat OK 845-264-4525 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 HORSEBACK RIDING? Open house, Manitou Farm, April 7. Meet and greet our Morgans and Minis, play mounted games. More...

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