2022-07-20 E-Edition

Cars & Truck Collide on Route 9 & 301

Friday (July 15th) several cars and a truck collided at the intersection of Routes 9 and 301. The truck overturned and spilled rock across the roadway. Route 9 was closed to northbound traffic at Snake Hill Road. Story page A2

Two Arrested

Following Cold Spring Road Rage Incident

STARTED NEAR BREAKNECK TUNNEL & ENDED WITH A FIREARM In a striking case of road rage on the western side of the county, police reported last week the details of the incident, which occurred in the evening of June 17. It’s the third notable incident of road rage in recent weeks across Putnam, and the second to involve firearms. Cold […]

Vandalism at Mayor’s Park Troubles Trustees, Village Police

Mayor Kathleen Foley told other trustees at last week’s meeting (July 13) that troubling vandalism had occurred at Mayor’s Park over three weekends, resulting in the overturning of picnic benches, spray-painted graffiti on the picnic tables and a broken light. Officer-in-charge Larry Burke said his officers seek to go past Mayor’s Park at least one or two times per tour. […]

Talk of our Towns

We all know Route 9 is dangerous … but it certainly is wise to be extra careful on that highway. Friday morning’s accident could have been far worse. A rapid response again by our first responders, including North Highlands Fire Dept., aided by the Cold Spring Fire Dept. and Philipstown Ambulance, as well as the Sheriff’s Dept. and Cold Spring […]

Putnam’s Rare One-in-30 Million Golden Lobster

A lucky lobster was saved from the boiling pot due to the observation of Shivani Williams, seafood manager at the Tops Friendly Market in Carmel. The rare one-in-30 million golden crustacean was delivered to the supermarket earlier this month and when Williams observed the lobster, she presumed it had died during shipping. “I was about to toss it when all […]

Car-Truck Crash Closes Route 301 in Philipstown from Page 1

A section of Route 9 was closed to traffic last Friday morning for several hours following the collision of a truck and several cars just south of the Route 301 intersection. Cold Spring, North Highlands and Garrison firefighting personnel were summoned along with members of the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps to the 9:17 am crash. The Putnam Sheriff’s Department, which […]

Tracey Vetter Colosanti

February 06, 1960 – July 06, 2022

Tracey Vetter Colosanti of Amherst, NY at age 62, passed away suddenly on July 06, 2022. Born in St. Albans Vermont on February 06, 1960, to the late Karl J. Vetter and Marilyn A. Vetter. She is survived by her four children, Neoma Chefalo, Evan Chefalo, Marissa Colosanti and Marilyn Colosanti. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse who was passionate […]

Utilities Must Compensate for Long-term Outages

Next time electric service is lost for more than 72 hours anywhere in Putnam County, residential and small business customers will be compensated by either the New York State Electric and Gas Company or Central Hudson Gas and Electric following new rules implemented by the New York State Public Service Commission. Commissioner Chairman Rory Christian told an Albany news conference […]

Community that Cares Coalition Receives $125,000 Federal Grant

A federal grant emanating from the Federal Drug-Free Communities Support Program has been garnered by Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney to help combat addiction throughout the county. The Cold Spring lawmaker last week announced a total of $625,000 in grants for organizations in Dutchess, Orange and Westchester which includes the Putnam allotment. Maloney said “addiction had devastated far too many lives, […]