Ryan Owen Robinson

   Laurie A. Owen and Thomas M. Robinson of Fishkill proudly announce the birth of their son Ryan Owen Robinson. Ryan was born at Hudson Valley Hospital on July 24, 2004. Full Story

Marissa Ann Kane

   Proud parents Anna and James Kane announce the birth of their daughter Marissa Ann Kane on August 2, 2004. The family lives in Hopewell Junction. Full Story

90th Assembly District Schools Gains $5,890,346 in School Aid

   In the education budget, passed on August 9, 2004, the 90th Assembly District has gained $5,890,346 in state aid over the amount the Governor had proposed in January. The total school aid designated for the 90th Assembly District is $92,631,181. Full Story

Grant Helps At-Risk Teens to Help Others

   A first-time grant from the NYS Office of Mental Health, secured by the Rockland Children Full Story

Putnam Cap Urgently Needs School Supply Donations

   Putnam Community Action Program urgently requests individuals and organizations to donate school supplies to meet a growing local need. These materials will be provided to needy Putnam families for their school-age children. Full Story

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Haldane Teachers Completed Course on Environmental Ed

   On Friday, sixteen Haldane teachers completed the Hudson Environmental Learning Program (HELP) for 2004. Full Story

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Task Force Stages Mock Bioterrorism Drill at Brewster High School

County tests readiness to distribute medication to public

   If someone were to release a biological agent in the Jefferson Valley Mall, how quickly and effectively could Putnam County respond? Members of the County Full Story

Nelsonville Announces Completion of Repair Project on Healey Road

Flooding problems reduced "significantly"

   At the August 2 monthly meeting of the Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees, Mayor Mitch Dul announced that the Healey Road project had been completed. Full Story

Galef Introduces Legislation Requiring Governor and Legislators to Stay in Albany Until Budgets are Adopted

Assemblywoman advocates changing "the way we do business" in the New York State

   Assemblywoman Sandy Galef recently introduced legislation requiring that all members of the legislature and the Governor of New York remain in Albany until a budget is passed. Full Story

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Legislature Adopts Farmland Protection Plan

Goals set to protect and promote farming in Putnam County

   Putnam County farms contribute approximately $4.4 million to the local economy each year, and generate the equivalent of 42 full-time jobs. Full Story


Everything’s Coming Up Apples!

Apple Association predicts New York State crop will the the best ever

   The New York Apple Association (NYAA) announced that the predicted New York State apple crop in 2004 will be 26.5 million bushels, a harvest above the state Full Story


Members of AARP Enjoyed Lunch at the Cold Spring Boat Club

   The AARP holds a monthly lunch for its members on the third Tuesday of the month. During the months of July and August the Cold Spring Boat Club offered the seniors the use of its facilities for the function. Full Story

Putnam County Receives Funding for Senior Housing

Low interest loans and grants will support housing creation and rehab

   With the cost of housing in Putnam County on the rise, several large grants that will aid senior citizens and the disabled in finding affordable housing. Full Story

Public Notice

   The Town Board of the Town of Philipstown will hold their regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. on August 12, 2004 at the Town Hall, 238 Main St., Cold Spring. Full Story


Putnam Valley Residents Separate Their Concerns From Developer Issues

   Over 80 Putnam Valley residents showed up at the Putnam Valley High School Performing Arts Center on July 29, 2004 to participate in a "Visioning Meeting" conducted by Chazen Planners and the Master Plan Review Committee. Full Story

Criticism is a Form of Political Expression

   In his letter, "Hollywood Celebrities are Practicing Demagoguery," Deputy County Executive Frank DelCampo observes that "civility and respect for differences have been totally abandoned substituting rudeness and irreverence. Full Story

Labyrinth Behind Fish Library Provides Unique Experience

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Mayor Phillips Has Effected Positive Change

Dear Editor,

   I find it disheartening that the group trying to preserve one eyesore, the falling down lumberyard, is creating many more by plastering this village (probably illegally) with fliers extolling residents and visitors alike to help maintain the status q Full Story

Communication Problems Still Exist at Garrison Volunteer Ambulance

Dear Editor,

   As Captain of the Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. I feel I have an obligation to the residents of Garrison and Continental Village to inform them of the ongoing communication problem we have been experiencing. Full Story

Overhaul of Existing Local Government is Urgently Needed

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Red Herring: Mayor Distracts Community from Real Issues

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A Call to Action

   We are at a critical time for the future of our Town and Village. Full Story

Ross Laments Inefficiencies at Putnam Humane Society

   The two-month wandering German Shorthair Pointer has been adopted by a Cold Spring couple and my dealing with a salaried worker at the Putnam Humane Society regarding the Pointer was a horror. Full Story

Weekly Poll

The Village of Cold Spring is discussing raising the speed limit to 30mph, except in school zones, to match state standards. What do you think of this?