At Last: The Single Most Dangerous Intersection in Putnam Set for Overhaul

Construction for Taconic-Pudding Street Overpass to Start

Groundbreaking to alleviate one of New York State’s most dangerous intersections is scheduled to get underway this morning (Wednesday) at 11 am when a ceremony at the Pudding Street-Taconic State Parkway interchange in Putnam Valley takes place. A diamond interchange carrying Pudding Street over the TSP will be constructed within the next two years which state officials say will reduce […]

Prepare to Be Swamped

Village trustees learned Tuesday night that the Seastreak boats that bring tourists to Cold Spring are expected to bring 750 people each day, Saturday and Sunday, or 150 more than the high from last weekend. Seastreak has agreed to pick up the cost of some additional portable toilets, Trustee Marie Early reported. Mayor Dave Merandy queried whether it would be […]

Popup shop for noted photographer on Main this weekend

Noted photographer Dmitri Kasterine was at an unusual spot last weekend: A Photography Pop Up at 44 Main, with a variety of prints for sale. They included such figures as Mick Jagger, Stanley Kubrick and Steve Martin, among others. A good bit of his recent work has been in the city of Newburgh. He also was shooting portraits for those […]

Land Trust to Present Award to Krystal Ford for Leadership in Environmental Conservation, at Annual Fall Fest

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) is pleased to announce the 2019 recipient of the Timothy Osborn Roberts Young Friends Conservation Award: climate change activist and community organizer Krystal Ford. Established in memory of local conservationist Timothy Roberts, the award honors young leaders whose work has contributed to the protection and preservation of the Hudson Highlands. The second annual award […]

Philipstown Reform Synagogue Invites St. Mary’s Church To Sukkot

The congregations of Philipstown Reform Synagogue and St. Mary’s Church united this past Sunday, October 13, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Rabbi Helaine Ettinger of PRS explained that sukkot is an 8 day observance that celebrates the harvest and is a holiday marked by building a sukkah – an impermanent structure open to the sky which symbolizes the […]

Haldane Celebrates Another Positive Audit Report

The Haldane school district received another great external audit report this year. The Board of Education received a brief summary at the Oct. 15 meeting. Various aspects of the audit showed there were no deficiencies in internal reporting, and no issues of non-compliance. Parts of the audit received an “unmodified” opinion from the auditor, Bonadio & Co. LLP, the highest […]

CUNNINGHAM’S CORNER: Thank a candidate, plus freedom of the press

FREE Thank a Candidate – Even If You Disagree

I have said it before, but in this season and at this time, the sentiment is surely worth revisiting: All of us should take a few minutes, the next time we see a candidate for public office in our town or county, to thank that person for running. I say this regardless of party, and regardless whether you personally agree […]

Hails Arrival of Philipstown Behavioral Health Hub

To the Editor: As a parent of two Haldane students, I’m heartened by the arrival of the nonprofit organization Philipstown Behavioral Health Hub, and the passion and innovation Danielle Pack McCarthy brings to it. Having struggled with heroin addiction and depression, I know – all too well – how easy both are to conceal, how difficult they can be to […]

Linson Versus Spofford for Putnam County Judge

Two town justices, one from each side of the county, will be seeking the Putnam County Judgeship next month vacated last summer by the untimely death of Judge James Reitz. Putnam’s Democrats have endorsed Philipstown Justice Camille Linson as their candidate while Carmel Justice Joseph Spofford will be seeking the position running on the Republican ticket. Linson has also been […]

Driving Force Behind Creation of Tompkins Corners Center Passes Away

John Cohen had a vision – a dream that became reality in Putnam Valley four years ago, when the Tompkins Corners Cultural Center held is first Farmers Market and the showing of his film, “Fifty Miles from Times Square.” Cohen, 87, a resident of Putnam Valley, lost his battle with cancer last month but his life and legacy will live […]