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Click it or Ticket

Planning any driving this weekend in Putnam County?Police on the state, county, town and village levels have warned the public to buckle up or risk getting a summons.State Police patrols began the ticket blitz Monday with county and local police plan More...

Young Filmmaker Faces Illness with Grit, Grace

If you are a regular customer at Foodtown in Cold Spring, chances are you know Sam McDonough. A friendly, unassuming 24-year-old, Sam is a relative newcomer to the village, where he lives on Main Street with his parents. More...

York Withdraws from Sheriff’s Race & Backs McConville

UPDATED with full statements: DeStefano also enters race as Republican

The race for Putnam County sheriff took a striking turn this week, as prosecutor Christopher York withdrew from seeking the Republican nomination and threw his support to Kevin McConville of Cold Spring. More...

Red Hats on Main Street

Women's group paints the town red

A group of Red Hat ladies from the Chester/Monroe/Goshen area of NY arrived in Cold Spring on Thursday to take in the sights and "do a little shopping."  This group of red-hatted, purple-shirted women belongs to the "Red Hat Tamales" chapte More...

Three Cold Spring boys charged in Butterfield Hospital fire

Three youths aged 14 and 15 face charges of juvenile delinquency when appearing in Putnam County Family Court next month following their arrests for causing a fire at the former Butterfield Hospital in Cold Spring.The Sheriff’s Department announced t More...

 

Civics and Politics

Breaking News - 5/21/2013 11:00 AM

Ball Says No Congressional Run in Offing

State Senator Greg Ball made it official Monday: He will not be running for Congress.Ball, who represents constituents in Putnam, northern Westchester and southern Dutchess, had been mentioned as a possible challenger to freshman Democrat Representat More...

State Says Putnam Is Safest County

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services has declared Putnam County as the safest county in the entire state for the third consecutive year. More...

Gun Debate Attracts Huge Crowd

More than 200 at 3-hour session; Nelsonville mom organized

Never before had a meeting of the Putnam Legislature ever attracted such a large audience. More...

Schools

Lively Interchange Among Garrison Board Candidates  Free Access 

PTA event draws a big crowd

The Garrison School PTA hosted a rare full house on Monday, May 13, in the school library. More...

Rowe Says Husband’s Website Not An Issue in Garrison Board Race  Free Access 

This week, Garrison school board candidate Charlotte Rowe said that her husband’s website, which includes some sexually explicit material, should not be a factor in the school board race. More...

Board of Education Candidate Profiles  Free Access 

Garrison, Haldane and Putnam Valley School Board candidates talk about the issues. More...

Religious News

First Communion Mass at Loretto

Our Lady of Loretto

Twenty-four young students received First Holy Communion at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring at a noon Mass on Saturday that was celebrated by Fr. Brian T. McSweeney. He is shown at center rear with Fr. Anthony Yorke, at left center. More...

Give and it Shall be Given to You

Local businessman comes to the aid of a church

Tales of generosity continue across Cold Spring and Philipstown. More...

Religious Services

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

Sports

Lacrosse Teams Racks Up Three Wins

Senior Night win over Carmel highlights big week

After starting the week with a heart-breaking loss to bitter rival Kennedy Catholic, Haldane’s lacrosse team ripped off three straight wins to close out their regular season schedule. More...

Daggers, Chargers & Sabres Celebrate Victories This Week

Daggers Calm Rage in 3-0 Victory More...

Eagles Win on Road, Falcons Drop Close Game

Eagles’ Tenacious Play Leads to Road Win 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...

Tag Sales

doug’s garage sale Every Fri 11-6. Sat & Sun 11-4. 347 Main Street, Nelsonville, NY More...

ELECTION RESULTS  Free Access 

It’s Thorpe and Daly at Haldane; Rowe by a nose in Garrison; Ferraro upset in Putnam Valley

School budget proposals across western Putnam County passed unanimously on May 21.Governor Andrew Cuomo’s two-percent tax levy cap appears to have worked its electoral magic for another year, and despite a comparatively light turnout. More...

Winds of Change, as Turbines Debated

ZBA hearing continues in Philipstown

The Philipstown wind turbine debate resumed on May 13. More...

Board Agrees on Formula Business Ban

Planners question Francisco’s absence

The Cold Spring Planning Board met on Wednesday to review the two major issues in the village, Butterfield and a formula business ban. More...

Mazzuca Case Closes with Plea

Former Philipstown Supervisor William Mazzuca faced Judge Thomas Costello and pleaded guilty to insurance fraud in the fifth degree, in a brief proceeding last Wednesday in Village Court. More...

Gipson Talks with Trustees

In Surprise, Waterfront Program on Hold

New York State Sen. Terry Gipson paid a quick, 10-minute visit to the Village Board of Trustees on Tuesday evening. More...

Foreclosure Actions Are Rising

Putnam’s rate of foreclosure actions continues to rise at a disturbing pace. More...

Car Show Postponed

New date, Sept. 29

The Haldane Blue Devil Booster Club 2nd Annual Car Show has been postponed due to rain. More...

Focus on Philipstown

Arts and Entertainment

Stay Calm (and Homemade Tonic Water)

Gardening GUSTO

We finally got some rain! The little peepers started tweeting again, the hummingbirds are back hovering at the feeder and--in case you have been backpacking in the Himalayas for the last month--the seventeenyear cicadas are coming. More...

Learn the Secrets to Writing Your Novel

Desmond Fish Library

On Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at the Desmond Fish Library in Garrison, Dr. Andy Rose, a former Superintendent of Schools, will show participants how to conceive, plan, and write a novel. More...

Main Street in Cold Spring Treats ‘Fashion as Art’

Be prepared to throw out all your preconceived notions about art and fashion. If you see art as belonging solely in galleries, and clothes only as something to wear, June in Cold Spring will be a revelation, and a special treat. More...

Community

Grand Re-Opening for Station

Photos by Chris Layton Last Tuesday, the Gulf gas station on Route 9D in Garrison opened its doors and had a Grand Re-Opening with all new gas pumps, a convenience store inside, and a repair shop that should be finished and ready to use by the end More...

Project Linus: Blankets of Love for Children in Need

The mission of Project Linus (named after the blanket-towing Peanuts character), mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gift of new, handmad More...

Elmeses Hope to Open Dunkin’ By Summer

With the long battle to open a Dunkin’ Donuts winding down, Kenny and Fran Elmes noted that they are in the process of finishing up the bidding for the construction. More...

Attractions

Farmers’ Market Moves Outdoors

Saturday morning, the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market moved outdoors for the warm weather season, from its indoor home at the Philipstown Community Center to Boscobel. More...

Seeking New York’s Official Reptile  Free Access 

19th Annual Turtle Walk

Here’s a fun fact: The snapping turtle is New York State’s official reptile. And about 1,200 of them live in the National Audubon Society’s Constitution Marsh, located just below Boscobel House & Gardens. More...

The Secret Garden Tour is a One-Day Vacation  Free Access 

7th Annual Secret Garden Tour, voted “Best Garden Tour” in the Hudson Valley, will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. across Putnam County. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Cycling Classic 2013

To the Editor: The Cycling Classic this past Sunday in Cold Spring seemed to be quite successful. Many events were held in and around the village. Some of which my wife and I took in and enjoyed. More...

Board Lauds Science Fair Winners

To the Editor: The Board of Education of the Garrison Union Free School District would like to acknowledge and congratulate the 11 Garrison School students who recently brought home honors from the 2013 Tri-County Science Fair. More...

Armed Displays By Deputies Not Needed

To the Editor: I like Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith. I always have. I particularly like Sheriff Smith’s position on our Second Amendment rights. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Hildegarde Lindholm Salmonson Gustafson

Hildegarde Lindholm Salmonson Gustafson, age 101, of Yorktown, NY, formerly of Cold Spring, died on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Field Home-Holy Comforter in Yorktown. More...

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