2019-12-18 E-Edition

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

It was a rousing turnout Sunday night for Cold Spring’s tree lighting, as scores of parents, children and other residents gathered at the Bandstand. Everyone enjoyed hot cocoa, cider, and cookies. The Bandstand was festively decorated, Santa Claus arrived by sleigh about 6:30 pm, and all children who wished to have a word were able to. Photos by Dennis Mazzuca

Inferno Greets Firefighters in Putnam Valley

A raging inferno greeted firefighters Friday morning when a 3,500-square-foot multi-story house under construction went up in flames along Canopus Hollow Road in Putnam Valley. The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in Carmel received several calls reporting the blaze at 7:30 am and dispatched the Putnam Valley FD. Chief Larry Cobb arrived minutes later and confirmed a “fully engulfed” structure sounding […]

Charles Hustis, Former Village Trustee, Arrested for Attempted Child Enticement

Former Cold Spring Village Trustee and unsuccessful mayoral candidate Charles Hustis is facing felony charges that could send him to prison for a minimum of 10 years. Hustis was arrested Monday by members of the FBI in the parking lot of the Cold Spring grocery store, where according to Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, […]

Talk of our Town

Merry Christmas! It has been a whirlwind of a week here. How about you? Are you ready? Eggnog in the fridge? We are reminded again that when many of us are sleeping or safe inside, others are out clearing the roads, sidewalks and driveways. Considering the intensity of the storm and ice overnight Monday and most of the day Tuesday, […]

The 2019 Christmas List Is In

We asked our Facebook friends what their favorite Christmas movie is, and the results are in. How many have you watched this season? The Classics: A Christmas Story It’s a Wonderful Life Miracle on 34th Street National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Prancer Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer The Bishop’s Wife The Polar Express  The Family Classic You’ll watch 18 times: Elf […]

Bail Reform Blasted in Putnam; DA Firmly Against Move

New York State’s bail reform legislation approved last March in Albany that takes effect on January 1 will result in potentially dangerous criminals being allowed back on the street. District Attorney Robert Tendy told members of the Putnam Legislature last week before the lawmakers approved a resolution calling on the State Legislature to rescind the measure: “Bail reform will make […]

Meetings This Week

Wed Dec 18  7pm- Haldane BOE in Rm. 211 of HS 7:30pm-Philipstown Year End meeting at Old VFW Hall 8pm-Cold Spring HDRB at Village Hall Thurs Dec 19  7:30pm- Philipstown Planning Board at Rec Center 7:30pm-Cold Spring ZBA at Village Hall

Menorah Lighting In Cold Spring

Chabad of Putnam is pleased to announce a community Menorah Lighting in Cold Spring on December 25th at 5:00pm. The menorah will be located at the end of Main Street (near Cold Spring Depot.) The festivities will include a menorah lighting, hot latkes and cider. For more local Chanukah activities visit www.PutnamChabad.org.

Religious Events

St. Philip’s Episcopal, Garrison Christmas Eve family service, 5 pm with pageant; Christmas Eve service with Holy Communion, 11 pm. Cold Spring/South Highland UMC Cold Spring/South Highland UMC worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. The services are held in Cold Spring: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec; in Garrison at South Highland: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov. First […]