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County OKs PARC Infusion

Pre-school to continue operating

An infusion of $150,000 of county funds will allow the PARC Pre-School to continue providing services fo More...

Famous Island Looks to Banner Season

It was a gloriou Photos by Craig Watters s day as Bannerman Island kicked off the season with a press tour of this historic island in the Hudson River just north of Cold Spring on Tuesday, including visits to the former Bannerman residence and cas More...

Nelsonville OKs Budget; Meets Cap

Village of Nelsonv ille

On Monday night, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Nelsonville met in the Village Hall and adopted a $438,637.60 budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year that begins on June 1. More...

 

Civics and Politics

Town Committed on Repaving

Philipstown is moving rapidly ahead with seeking bids for the repaving of 450 feet of Old Albany Post Road. The work comes in the midst of a widespread debate within the town over whether to pave more of the town’s dirt roads. More...

Katz Pot Charge Dismissed if He Stays Out of Trouble

Pot possession charges against State Assemblyman Steve Katz will be dismissed if he completes 20 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for the next six months. More...

Hayworth Prepares for a Rematch

New York’s 18th District could see a rematch of 2012, as former Rep. Nan Hayworth, a Republican, has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission last week to lay the groundwork for a 2014 campaign. More...

Schools

Putnam Superintendents Weigh in on School Budgets

School superintendents in Western Putnam faced a complicated set of ups and downs this year as they crafted their budgets for the 2013-14 school year. More...

Putnam Students Honored as Emerging Artists

High school artists from across Putnam County have been honored, as teachers, students, parents and more enjoyed the annual exhibit at Belle Levine Art Center in Mahopac. More...

Haldane High School Honor Roll 3rd Quarter

Grade 12 Principal’s List: Simon Close, Gustav Kristiansen, Malinda Labriola, Emilie Procario, Carolyn Schaefer, Bayley Semple, Miranda Thompson, Stephen Zalys More...

Religious News

Virtual Lourdes Tour Set

Sunday at Loretto

A virtual tour of Lourdes for Our Lady of Loretto parishioners is planned for Sunday. Here are more details from the church: More...

Religious Services

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

Sports

Nelsonville Fish & Fur Derby a Huge Hit

It was the 25th rendition of the Nelson Fish & Fur Club’s Kids’ Fishing Day, the Tony Savastano Memorial. More...

Cycling Classic This Weekend; Top Racers Announced for Sunday’s Event, the Second

After months of preparation, the Ridge Hill Putnam Cycling Classic will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Bandstand. A full weekend of activities is planned throughout the village. More...

Blue Devil Rally Sinks Putnam Valley

Comeback win salvages split with Tigers

The Haldane baseball team capped a busy week with a 7-6 comeback win over the visiting Putnam Valley Tigers this past Saturday. 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 - 1BR apt L/R w/fplc, Kit, Dining Area, BR, tiled bath, Private Entrance, parking, 3 miles to train. $1,100/mo. Heat, Hot Water & Electr. Included. Owner/Broker (914) 953-3720 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 alcoholics anonymous If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. More...

Breaking News - 5/6/2013 4:59 PM

Fire at Butterfield

Possible attempted arson charges to follow

Sunday evening about 7 p.m., this reporter was coming down Chestnut Street and saw the flashing red lights from a squad car at the end of the driveway at the Caroline Lahey Pavilion. More...

Breaking News - 5/6/2013 12:36 PM

Richard Othmer to run for Highway Superintendent Post

Turmoil ahead on Legislature?

Putnam Legislature Chairman Richard Othmer plans to turn in his meeting gavel for a mechanic’s wrench as Kent’s new Highway Superintendent.Members of the Kent Republican Town Committee endorsed Othmer at its caucus last week to succeed Anthony Carave More...

UPDATE: Town Officials Meet with Seniors  Free Access 

80 people pack session at Chestnut Ridge

UPDATE: Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea and two Town Board members met with some 80 seniors on Thursday to review possible steps the town could take to improve services for them. More...

Haldane Teacher Resigns After Guilty Plea

The Haldane School Board, meeting in a hastily called emergency session, has accepted the resignation of High School teacher Joseph Sayers. More...

Longtime Supt. Nuzzi to Leave Putnam Valley

Putnam Valley Superintendent of Schools Barbara Nuzzi will be leaving her position this summer to become the chief school administrator of the Tuckahoe School District in Westchester. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Stay on Top of Weeds (and Peter Gergely’s Dandelion Salad)

Gardening GUSTO

The calls are coming in: “What is the little white flowering weed all over my lawn and how do I get rid of it?” My answer: “It is bittercress and it’s having a big year. Does it really bug you that much?” More...

Live Music Calendar

Friday May 3 Orlando Marin, the last mambo king Beanrunner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskill www.beanrunnercafe.com Saturday May 4 Tenbrooks Molly 7 p.m., Julia L. Butterfield Library, Cold Spring butterfieldlibrary.org/ More...

Cultural Events

GLYNWOOD FARM PO Box 157, Route 301 Cold Spring, NY 10516 845-265-3338 www.glynwood.org May 3- Spring Farm Dinner May 4, 9:30-4:30, one-day workshop from the Bionutrient Food Association: “Increasing Quality in the Food Supply.” May 19 - More...

Community

Philipstown Fire Departments Seek Recruits

This weekend, Philipstown’s firehouses participated in a statewide recruitment initiative, opening their doors, putting their equipment on display and generally inviting the public in. More...

New Chief’s Truck Could Follow New Bathroom

The Garrison Volunteer Fire Department is offering few specifics in its defense of buying a new chief’s truck, the third such truck for the department, and a purchase that would come hot on the heels of the $20,000-plus bathroom that the depart More...

Lions Host Dinner

Saturday night, the Cold Spring Lions Club once again hosted their annual dinner party for some 50 senior citizens of Philipstown. More...

Attractions

Fjord Trail Moves Toward Design

The contemplated trail along the Hudson between Cold Spring and Beacon is making notable progress. More...

Overhaul in Progress at Fahnestock

Construction is already underway at Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, as a Revitalization Project looks to make improvements at the Canopus Lake visitor and recreation areas. More...

Letters to the Editor

Asserting Preservation

To the Editor: An op-ed in the New York Times of April 22, 2013, by Robert A. M. Stern, architect and dean of the Yale School of Architecture, describes New York City preservation. It is much the way preservation could be asserted in Cold Spring. More...

ZBA and Wind Turbines

To the Editor: More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Nancy A. Tompkins

Nancy A. Tompkins, age 96, of Cold Spring, NY, died on, Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. More...

George Stanley Gordon

George Stanley Gordon was born on November 19, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, to Emily Millar, a housewife from County Down, Ireland, and George Gordon (Senior), a merchant marine from Liverpool, England. He grew up in Brooklyn. More...

Lawrence Ronan

Lawrence Ronan of Garrison & formerly College Point, NY, aged 71, died on March 29, 2013, after a long illness. More...

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