2021-09-15 E-Edition

Candlelight Vigil Remembers Those Lost On Sept. 11, 2001; Somber Gathering Marks the 20th Anniversary

Names read aloud of all lost from Putnam; also, the latest deaths in Afghanistan

Saturday evening, hundreds of residents joined by scores of emergency services providers gathered at Cornerstone Park in Carmel to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001, including those from Putnam County. Putnam’s heroes who perished that fateful day 20 years ago included Firefighters Christopher Blackwell, George Cain, Daniel Harlin, Thomas Kuveikis and Robert Minara, Police Officer Stephen Driscoll and […]

Former Chalet on Hudson Property Acquired by NYS

A once popular venue that hosted many of the rich and famous has been acquired by New York State, which plans to use the 2-acre site to construct a trailhead for Brook Trail at Hudson Highlands State Park in Philipstown. The Chalet on the Hudson closed years ago and the property was later purchased by the non-for-profit Open Space Institute. […]

Upstate Man Killed in Goat Trail Crash

A 66-year-old upstate man was killed Saturday when his motorcycle crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic on the Bear Mountain Bridge Road and slammed into an oncoming Honda head-on. State Police identified the victim as Matthew Milicic of Newark Valley, a tiny village in Tioga County located north of Binghamton. Troopers said Continental Village FD and Peekskill Ambulance personnel […]

Village Board Gets an Earful on Code Changes

The Cold Spring Village Board held public hearings on revisions to the Village Code during its meeting last week (Sept. 7). On tap were Chapter 76 – Noise; Chapter 104 – Signs and Placards; Chapter 111 – Subdivision of Land; Chapter 124 – Unsafe Buildings (New); and Chapter 134 – Zoning. Residents said the village ought to ban noisy leaf […]

Talk of our Town

If they’re playing football and volleyball at Haldane, then it must be fall, yes? And so it is. We saw both teams, one on Friday and then the other on Saturday, and the seasons ahead are looking good indeed. Let’s get past this pandemic and the editor will be able to again get a chili dog. The Cold Spring Lions […]

PHC Employees Dead Last for COVID Vaccinations

Employees at Putnam Hospital Center have the dubious distinction of being the least vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus of any medical facility in the entire state of New York. The New York State Health Department last week released its Hospital Worker Vaccinations scorecard indicating only 55 percent of employees at Putnam’s sole hospital were fully vaccinated. Neighboring counties indicated […]

James Robert Houskeeper

July 27, 1930 – August 16, 2021 James Robert (Bob) Houskeeper, 91, died peacefully on August 16, 2021, at his home in Hudson, Florida, after a long illness. He was born July 27, 1930, in Montclair, New Jersey, the son of the late Peter and Margot (Young) Houskeeper. His family moved to Peekskill, New York, where he attended grade school […]

NYC Man Killed in Putnam Valley Crash

A 55 year old New York City man was killed over the long Labor Day weekend when his pickup drove off the Taconic State Parkway just south of the Route 301 intersection near the Kent-Putnam Valley town line and struck a tree. State Police Troop K Public Information Officer Trooper A.J. Hicks said at 9:30 am last Monday troopers from […]

Lion’s Club BBQ Is Set; Event Is Important Annual Fundraiser

The 6th annual Cold Spring Lion’s Club BBQ featuring Mystic Oysters along with grilled Hudson Valley chicken, and ribs will be on Saturday, Sept. 25, 3-7pm, at The Taconic Outdoor Education Center 75 Mountain Laurel Lane, Cold Spring. The event will feature musicians Ben Friehert and Friends, dinner, drinks and dessert. This will take place rain or shine at the […]