2022-05-25 E-Edition

Scouts Install Crosses for Memorial Day

The customary parade steps off at 9 am from Village Hall, with lineup at 8:30. It concludes, after interim stops at monuments and cemeteries along the way, at the Cold Spring Cemetery on Peekskill Road. Veterans will also remember those who served at sea, laying a wreath at the Hudson River at 11 am Sunday, at the Cold Spring Dock. 

Planning Board Views on Shakespeare Move Come into Focus

After many months of presentations and review, and three sessions of public hearings, the views of the Philipstown Planning Board about the planned permanent move by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to donated land at The Garrison golf course site are at last coming into focus. The Festival is operating this summer at The Garrison site using a temporary permit […]

Village Dives into Details of STR Revisions; Software to Help ID Rental Scofflaws

Continuing issues surrounding short-term rental (STR) permits are prompting the Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees to revise the short-term rental code. Last Wednesday, May 18, the board held a workshop meeting, with the primary focus of rewriting Chapter 100, the short-term rental code. Since the code was adopted in July 2021, only four applications for permits were submitted […]

Talk of our Town

Go to a Memorial Day ceremony if you possibly can. A number of them are scheduled across the county, with veterans in Cold Spring and Putnam Valley both set to commemorate the day on Monday. Veterans in Cold Spring and Philipstown are also set to resume their normal parade up Main Street to the various monuments and cemeteries; it steps […]

Memorial Weekend Observances

FRIDAY WATCHFIRE Locally, ceremonies begin on Friday evening when the Putnam Joint Veterans Council conducts the John Morris Watchfire Vigil throughout the weekend from 6 pm to 6 am. Friday’s opening ceremony begins at 7 pm. Veterans will stand guard at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park and retire American flags in a large burning barrel throughout the weekend. SUNDAY LAKE […]



Only seven budgets were defeated in the 673 school districts in New York State that held public votes last Tuesday – and Putnam County had the dubious distinction of being home to two of them. Residents in the Garrison and Mahopac Districts rejected fiscal spending plans by the closest of margins. In Garrison the vote was 314- 314; while in […]


January 6th Capitol Rioter Sentenced

A Carmel man who was turned into the FBI by a Bumble match is the latest to be sentenced in connection with his role in the January 6, 2021, Washington, DC insurrection. Robert Chapman was sentenced last Wednesday to three months of home detention and more than a year of probation for his role in the Capitol riot. Chapman appeared […]

Joan Marie (Gorges) Cerniglia

March 30, 1947 – May 16, 2022

Joan Marie (Gorges) Cerniglia of Mystic, CT passed away unexpectedly on May 16th, 2022, with her sons Richard and Jason at her side. She was 75 years old. Joan was born on March 30th, 1947 in Yonkers, New York, daughter of the late Marie Veronica (Brennan) Gorges and George Michael Gorges. She grew up in Cold Spring, New York and […]

Robert John Appleton

October 26, 1966 – May 18, 2022

Robert John Appleton of the Bronx, passed away suddenly on May 18, 2022. He was 55. Born on October 26, 1966, in Aspen, Colorado to Robert Floyd Appleton and Patricia Haas Johnson. Robert was raised in Aspen, Colorado and Lake Bluff, Illinois. He spent his teen years in Minneapolis, MN, and later moved to San Francisco, CA. He then relocated […]