Halloween Parade a Hit for Young & Young at Heart

A beloved tradition in Cold Spring, the 25th annual Chamber of Commerce’s Halloween Parade, took place a day later than usual this year. With rain on Saturday, the fun festivities were rescheduled for Sunday, which gave everyone an extra day to perfect their costumes. Costumes were spooky and spectacular, colorful and creative – and well worth the extra day’s wait. […]

Get Out And Vote: 67,341 Residents Registered

elections 2018

After months of debates and campaigning, Election Day 2018 is imminent, and 67,341 residents of Putnam County are eligible to vote in state, county and local races. Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking reelection and is being challenged by Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and smaller party hopefuls Howie Hawkins, Stephanie Miner and Larry Sharpe. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is running […]

Local Synagogues Placed On Alert After Pittsburgh Shooting

Andrew Greenstein and his family were attending a Bar Mitzvah in New Rochelle Saturday morning when the Mahopac family and hundreds of other worshippers became alarmed when observing police officers inside the synagogue. Later they found out why. A madman opened fire at a temple in Pittsburgh, killing eleven members of the congregation and wounding six people including four police […]

News & the Mob


Next Tuesday is Election Day. Vote. And, if you see them, you might thank the candidates, of both parties. It takes a lot to run for office. The sacrifice, the headaches, the fundraising, the media, the impact on one’s family. We are fortunate this year that so many races are contested, by qualified and thoughtful candidates. The contests have sharpened […]

Bulb Planting Time

(with Apple Challah Bread Pudding)

Here’s my kind of trick-or-treat: if you invite me over for dinner anytime in early autumn, I am going to show up with a bulb catalog (or four of them) and urge you to mail-order a few of my favorite spring bloomers (or four hundred of them.) TRICK! I’ll also promise to return much later when the bulb boxes arrive […]

Local Boy Scouts Tackle Portion of Appalachian Trail

On the weekend of Oct. 20th, Scouts from Philipstown Troop 437 (Robbie B., Louis F., Patrick F., Liam G., Evan M., Jesse O., Patrick R., and Andy S.), leaders Tom Campanile and John Maasik, and parent Rob Ferreira took part in an amazing experience, a 15-mile, 2-day hike on the Appalachian Trail. Troop 437 set out from Dover, near the […]

Haldane Volleyball Advances To Semifinals

COLD SPRING – Haldane High School opened the defense of its Section 1, Class C volleyball title with a 3-0 sweep on Monday of No. 7 Woodlands. The No. 2 Blue Devils won by scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 25-13, and were scheduled to host No. 3 Dobbs Ferry on Wednesday in the semifinals. The winner of that match plays […]

Cancer Walk Unfazed by Weather

The wind on Sunday morning, Oct. 21, did not stop the Cold Spring Breast Cancer Walk from raising money for Breastcancer.org. In fact, organizer and founder Ashley Haines said the event was “very successful and it looks like we will be able to give over $8,000 to Breastcancer.org to help them with their focus on educating people about breast cancer […]