Tour de Putnam Cycling Festival to be Held

   The Putnam Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the Eighth Annual Tour de Putnam Cycling Festival to be held on Sunday, August 29, 2004. Full Story

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Fourth Annual John J. Harvey Blue Links Tour of the Historic Hudson River 2004 Hudson River Trip August 11 - 23

   Hudson River communities exist because of the Hudson River, which connects towns and cities throughout New York. Full Story


Putnam Valley Stages Town Day Parade

   The sparse turnout at the July 31 Putnam Valley Town Day parade did not detract from the smart, neatly uniformed color guards, marching bands, firefighters and Emergency Medical Service volunteers from marching down Oscawana Lake Road and showing off Full Story

Insufficient Blood Donations and Drives Result in Second Summer Emergency Blood Appeal

Blood rationing to deepen as donations dip 20% below need

   New York Blood Center (NYBC) has announced this summer Full Story

Putnam County August Blood Drives

   In order to meet the severe need for blood in our area, local volunteers are hoping to encourage more donors at each of the drives already scheduled. Please consider becoming a blood donor at the following: Full Story


Rep. Kelly Creates New Task Force in Congress to Fight Terrorist Financing

   U.S. Rep. Sue Kelly has created the bipartisan Congressional Anti-Terrorist Financing Task Force, which has begun work in Washington to bolster efforts in the fight against financiers of terrorism. Full Story

Home Improvement Grants Available Through County

   The Putnam County Housing Corporation (PCHC) has $300,000 in grant funds from the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation to administer a Home Improvement Program for Putnam County residents. Full Story

Public Notices

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Reader Laments Betrayal of Democracy


   As indicated in newspaper articles etc., it seems the politicians in Putnam are pursuing their traditional game of pendulum pushing -while waiting for the next handout from other government sources. Full Story

Village Historian Urges Profound Care in Waterfront Decisions

   I in no way oppose constructive, discriminate housing, yet I find disturbance in accepting and adjusting to the current building boom in Cold Spring village. Full Story

Anti-Development Lobby Overrun With Excess Punctuation

Dear Sir,

   I was enjoying a delightful day out in upstate NY yesterday when I came across large placards outside a house (13 Main Street, I believe). A 40' foot (sic) condo was being planned. Full Story

CS Resident Protests Building of 11 Unit Condo at Waterfront

   I wish to add my name to the growing list of Cold Spring residents who wish to vehemently protest the building of the 11-unit condo development on the riverfront. Full Story

Indian Brook LLC Subdivision Approval Sets a Bad Precedent


   As an interested party and adjoining land owner, I have followed the proposed subdivision by Indian Brook LLC over the past two years. I have spoken before the Wetlands Committee and the Planning Board. Full Story

Mayor Responds to Concerns About Zoning Board

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President Bush is the One Who Should Be Embarrassed

   Although Sister Mary Martin wrote last week that she, being Irish, was embarrassed that President Bush encountered aggressive questioning from the Washington Correspondent of the Irish News Service, Carole Coleman, I would say the real embarrassment Full Story

Free White Flowering Dogwood Trees Offered

   Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during August 2004. Full Story

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer One-Day Prepared Childbirth Class

   The Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center has scheduled its next one-day prepared childbirth class for Saturday, August 21st, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. Full Story

Charity Raffles Mercedes to Raise Money for Children

   For anyone who ever dreamed of owning a Mercedes for $100, that dream could become a reality. Green Chimneys Children Full Story

Challenger Center Runs Moon Mission

   Crew will be home for dinner! Full Story

Senior Menu

Cold Spring Friendship Center - 265-3952
Putnam Valley Friendship Center - 528-2662

   Thursday - Soup, Reg. diet quiche w. salad, sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches. Full Story

Fr. Bernard Palka, SA, CEO and Marianne Taylor-Rhoades, Director of Operations at St. Christopher's Inn met with U.S. Representative, Sue Kelly (center) in Washington D.C.017p1_xlg.jpg

St. Christopher’s Inn Staff Met with Congresswoman Kelly

   As part of the Paths to Recovery grant funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in recognition of their standard of excellence for addiction treatment, St. 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


Cold Spring Lions Meet and Donate to Vacation Camp for the Blind

   At the July 19 meeting of the Cold Spring Lions Club, the group inducted two new members - Kelly Rizzi sponsored by Lion Betty Budney, and Helen Hoffman sponsored by Lion Anne Nichter. Full Story

Trio Charged in Burglary of Patterson Condo

   Putnam County Sheriff Smith reports that burglary charges have been filed against Ms. Michelle Faranda, aged 22, of Lake Carmel, Mr. Sean Candela, aged 20, of Carmel, and Mr. Full Story

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