2019-03-13

Village Reviews Recycling & Budget, Also Dockside


With the arduous budget review beginning in the Village of Cold Spring, recycling was a hot topic issue at the recent meeting Tuesday night, March 12. The cost of recycling is on the rise, and the village’s accountant, Michelle Ascolillo, has looked into other collection centers to no avail. Mayor Dave Merandy, to the chagrin of some board trustees, is […]

Thin Mints, Anyone?

Maggie Hall,Tara Flagler (Philipstown Troop Master) and Liv Holmbo take the early shift outside of Foodtown at the Junior Girl Scout Troop #2504 pop-up Girl Scout cookie sale on Saturday. Proceeds from the sale support the troop’s activities. For generations, Philipstown Girl Scouts have gained skills in goal setting, decision making, money management, communication and business ethics by selling cookies […]

Opioid Crisis Highlights Odell’s State Of The County Address


County Executive MaryEllen Odell stressed the Year of the Health Provider during her State of the County Address last Thursday evening, delivered before a standing room only audience in Mahopac. While highlighting nurses, physicians, EMTs, first responders, physical therapists and mental health providers for their dedication in keeping Putnam’s population safe and healthy, Odell expressed great concern regarding the opioid […]

Putnam Valley to Hire Special Patrol Officer for Town Hall


Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Oliverio met with members of the Putnam Legislature’s Protective Services Committee Tuesday evening and requested the hiring of a Special Patrol Officer, or SPO, for the Town Hall complex located off Oscawana Lake Road. Oliverio told committee members Paul Jonke, Ginny Nacerino and Neal Sullivan, along with Legislators Toni Addonizio, Joseph Castellano, Nancy Montgomery and Amy […]

Talk of our Town

I t’s a big weekend: Don’t miss out on Haldane’s performance of Cabaret: Friday 3/15 at 7pm, Saturday 3/16 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday 3/17 at 2pm. We understand the United Methodist Church Soup Sale was a rousing success on Saturday (our editor was tempted to buy three varieties). Also on the church front, the First Presbyterian Church of […]

Meetings This Week

Wed March 131pm-Cold Spring Court in Village Hall5:30pm-Nelsonville Court in Village Hall7pm-Cold Spring Independence Day Committee in Village Hall7:30pm-Philipstown Workshop with Community Choice Aggregation in Town Hall8pm-Cold Spring HDRB in Village Hall Thurs March 149am-Garrison BOE Budget Workshop7pm-Cold Spring Planning Board in Village Hall Mon March 187pm-American Legion Auxiliary in American Legion 7pm-Cold Spring Justice Court in Village Hall7:30pm-Nelsonville monthly […]

Religious Services

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 845-265-3718 lorettochurch@gmail.com ourladyoflorettocs.com Pastor: Fr. Thomas P. Kiely Masses: Sat 5:00pm, Sun 8:30am& 12:00pm., Weekday: 8:15am at Our Lady of Loretto, St. Joseph’s Chapel, Garrison: Sun, 10:15am. Holy Days: 8:15am & 7:30pm, Holy Day Vigil Mass: 5:00pm First Fridays: 8:15am followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament […]

Don Nice

Don Nice, an internationally known artist, a football player, golfer, environmentalist, husband, loving and loyal friend, teacher and father, died on Monday, March 4, at Hudson Valley Hospital after a long illness. He was 86. Don and his family lived in Garrison for over 50 years in an early 1800s house on Indian Brook Road. Don painted the Hudson Valley […]

Carole Zirkle Davidson

Carole Zirkle Davidson, 76, died peacefully at home on March 7, 2019, after battling lung cancer with grace and grit. She had been a resident of New York for the past two years. Born on December 8, 1942, in Winchester, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Loretta (Hinebaugh) Zirkle. She was raised in Winchester before moving […]

Garrison Raises Daily Rate for Subs, Hopes to Draw in More Certified Teachers


The Garrison Union Free School District is attempting to draw more certified teachers to their ranks of substitutes. At their Wednesday night meeting last week, the Board discussed raising the daily rate for certified subs to a more competitive figure. Superintendent Laura Mitchell gave the Board a recommendation to raise the rate from $85 to $100. This change was agreed […]