Local Athletes Participating in a Combined Baseball Team

   Over the summer many of our young baseball fanatics look to continue playing on summer teams. However, these teams are hard to find and participating on one usually means much traveling. Full Story

Learn to Dodge & Shoot in Lacrosse

   Progressive lacrosse skills will be taught during the Philipstown Recreation Department Full Story

Pop Warner Starts on August 2

   The Philipstown Hawks will begin practice for the 2004 season on Monday, August 2nd at 6 pm, Mayors Park, River Road in Cold Spring. Full Story

Carmella "Millie" Scalpi

   Carmella "Millie" Scalpi, age 86 of Fishkill, NY died on Wednesday July 21, 2004 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY. Full Story

Elbert "Burt" L. Murphy

   Elbert "Burt" L. Murphy, a long time Cold Spring resident, died at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla on Friday, July 16, 2004 after battling leukemia. Full Story

Eleanor Eliza Dushin

   Russell and Elizabeth Dushin of Garrison are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Eleanor Eliza on July 19, 2004. Maternal grandparents are Rolf and Elizabeth Glasfeld of Mystic, CT. Full Story

Zachary Wilson Kuttruf

   Zachary Wilson Kuttruf, son of Jennifer and Bruce Kuttruf, born on June 23, 2004, was welcomed home by big brother Kyle and big sister Cassandra. The family lives in Putnam Valley. Full Story

Michael Anthony Holowiak

   Tammy and David Holowiak of Putnam Valley are the proud parents of Michael Anthony, born on June 23, 2004. Julie and Lawrence Zarcone, maternal grandparents, live in Putnam Valley. Paternal grandparents Nellie and Peter Holowiak hail from Mahopac. Full Story

Victor John Versace, Jr.

   Peekskill parents Laura and Victor John Versace proudly announce the birth of their son, Victor John, Jr., on June 20, 2004. Maternal grandmother JoAnn Coogan is from Mahopac and paternal grandfather John Coogan is from Yorktown Heights. Full Story

Connor Matthew Reilly

   Connor Matthew was born June 18, 2004 to proud parents Colleen and John Reilly of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandmother is Cathy O Full Story

Madison Elizabeth Chiera

   Cold Spring parents Cindy and Frank Chiera proudly announce the birth of their daughter Madison Elizabeth on July 11, 2004. Maternal grandparents, Dr. Full Story


Garden of Wishes Fulfills Their Dreams

   Students from the first grade classes at the Garrison School spent time collecting and preparing baskets for children who would visit the United States. Full Story

Haldane Announces Renewed Free and Reduced Price Meal Program

Applies for continued exemption for breakfast program

   Haldane School has announced that hey have requested an exemption for their school breakfast program for the 2004-2005 school year. According to the school district, low participation in the program has prompted this request. Full Story

Rensselaer Polytech Announces Dean’s List Students from Garrison and Cold Spring

Lisa M. Stewart, Hudson L. Brower and Anthony Malacarne named

   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced the names of students who made the Institute Full Story

DCC Adult Student Orientation Begins Aug. 24 at Dutchess South Campus

   The Dutchess Community College Office of Counseling and Career Services will host a non-traditional/adult student (age 23 or older) Open House and College Orientation on Tuesday, August 24, 6 pm, at Dutchess South, DCC Full Story

Legislators Consider Addition of Deputy Highway Commissioner

CSEA and County reach contract agreement

   At the July 13 meeting of the Personnel Committee of the Putnam County Legislature, Committee Chairman Sam Oliverio, Jr. opened a discussion about possibly adding a Deputy under Highway and Facilities Commissioner Harold Gary. Full Story

Mayor Phillips Voices Concerns About Haldane Construction at Village’s Monthly Meeting

   At the monthly meeting of the Cold Spring Village Board on July 13, Mayor Anthony Phillips expressed concern about potential disruptions from the Haldane construction project that began recently. Full Story

Low Enrollment Prompts Garrison School to Eliminate Grade 6 French for 2004-2005

   In a move dictated by statistics, Interim Garrison School Superintendent Dr. Gary Loewenberg has recommended that 6th grade French be eliminated in the coming school year. Full Story

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Brewster Technology Offers American Dream to Latinos

   Ray Charles Full Story

Voters Asked to Support Budget Reform With Amendment to State Constitution

   On July 6, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and State Senator Vincent Leibell launched a bipartisan effort to gather public support for an amendment to the New York State Constitution. Full Story

Work Begins on Healey Road Project in Nelsonville

Village Board updates progress at monthly meeting

   At the July 12 monthly meeting of the Village of Nelsonville Board of Trustees, Mayor Mitch Dul announced that the bid for the Healey Road repair project had been awarded and that work was underway. Full Story

Public Notice

   The Philipstown Town Board will hold a workshop meeting on Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 pm at the VFW Hall, Kemble Ave., Cold Spring to discuss "Approval of Access" in Continental Village. Full Story

Is the ZBA Zoning Out the People?

Letter to the Editor

   Is the Zoning Board trying to zone out the people with deception? Full Story

There They Go Again


   The Village "Fathers" are now trying to infringe on Don Lusk Full Story

ZBA Should Not Hear Appeal of Lumberyard Proposal Until Scale Model is Created (Reprinted at the request of the author)

Dear Chairman MacDonald [Cold Spring ZBA]

   I arrived at the Cold Spring Fire House on July 14th and was surprised to find a notice posted that the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for that evening had been cancelled. Full Story

Real Problem With Bad Government is Individual Apathy


   The Philipstown Planning Board has once again cowered to the threat of litigation. At least that Full Story

Change on the Philipstown Planning Board Will Happen if Citizens Show Their Concern

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Bear Spotted in Garrison

   On July 19th at approximately 8:15 pm a large black bear was spotted climbing the front porch of a house on Rocky Lane off of Old West Road W. The bear was spotted climbing the front porch of a house whose front door was wide open. Full Story

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