February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Planners Approve Environmental Assessment, 5-0, for Butterfield

Key approval moves project forward

The Butterfield development is well is on its way to becoming a reality, although it still has to navigate the various village boards. More...

Man Falls to His Death Cleaning Snow From Roof

Second Fatality This Month

A 48-year-old Putnam County man was pronounced dead at Putnam Hospital Center Sunday evening after falling from the roof of his home while attempting to remove snow.  More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Get OK with Okra (and Gluten-free, Vegan, Delicious Tomato Okra Roast)

Gardening GUSTO

As I have said here before, like most Southerners, I can easily remember when kale was not considered company food. We devoured it at home, we absolutely loved it, but we didn’t think about it in connection with fine dining. More...

Valentine’s Dance Rescheduled in Beacon

Couples – and singles, too – are invited to spend a romantic evening dancing to the songs you love at the rescheduled Valentine’s Dance, Friday, February 28th, 8 PM at the Howland Cultural Center. More...

Wandering Curves and Non-Verbal Communications at Cold Spring Gallery

Gallery 66

Rieko Fujinami’s original paintings stop the viewer in his or her tracks – and they are all painted on mirrors.  More...

Community

Talk of our Town

It's the winter that won't end, with more snow falling Tuesday! Figures show this is the snowiest winter since 1996. More...

Rescue Personnel Out in Force Saturday

Saturday was a busy day for area fire and ambulance companies. More...

Amtrak Stranded for Four Hours North of Cold Spring

An Amtrak train carrying 190 passengers spent four hours disabled on Metro North Hudson Division tracks last Friday north of Cold Spring when a mechanical failure caused by the heavy snows resulted in the train’s locomotive stalling.  More...

Sports

A Rivalry Put On Ice  Free Access 

Sailors and Blue Devils unite to skate for Hen Hud hockey team

On January 31st, the Haldane and Hendrick Hudson boys’ basketball teams waged a classic overtime battle on the basketball court. More...

Free Throw Winners Advance to Regional Competition

The Knights of Columbus Loretto Council No. 536 sent 6 boys and girls to the District 54 Free Throw Competition, which was held on February 14 at the St. Columba School Gym in Hopewell Junction -- and four of them came home winners. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Sonja Flavin

Sonja Flavin passed away on January 30th, at the age of seventy seven. She died from an infection that led to pneumonia at Hudson Valley Hospital. She had also suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and vascular problems.  More...

Marion C. Pipitone

Marion C. Pipitone, age 92, of Somers, NY, formerly of Cold Spring, NY, died on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Somers Manor Nursing Home in Somers, NY. More...

James Wells Dodge

James Wells Dodge died February 14, 2014, at home in Shohola, PA, after a long illness. He was 64 years old. Born in Willimantic, CT, he was brought up in Garrison, NY, and attended the Garrison Union Free School and Highland Falls High School. More...

Formula Business Ban Adopted

Executive Session Called into Question

The Board of Trustees’ workshop Tuesday began with the final public hearing and then consideration of the law to ban formula businesses in Cold Spring, approved 4-0.  Members of the public also discussed with the board various aspects of t More...

Are Petition Signatures An Ethical Conflict?

Signatures on petitions supporting Zoning Board of Appeals chair and candidate Donald MacDonald, gathered by Trustee Stephanie Hawkins, have come under scrutiny.   More...

Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail Charrette Draws Packed House to Review Options

Despite the impending snow storm, 125people, most of them supporters of the proposed Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, came out on a cold Wednesday night last week to get an update on the project and to offer their opinions on the master plan. More...

Civics and Politics

Historic Review Board OKs Sign, Contemplates Application Changes

Historic District review Board

After a heated meeting last month and various delays, SkyBaby Studio will finally have its new sign. In the absence of Chairman Al Zgolinski, Kathleen Foley headed the meeting. The three members present, Ms. More...

Breaking News - 2/19/2014 7:12 PM

To Tie Dye, or Not to Tie Dye?

At Tuesday night's Village workshop, trustees considered a request in the form of a letter from Forge Gate Drive residents Daniel Rayner and Angela Devine, inquiring about obtaining a peddler's license for their tie-dye clothing b More...

Meetings This Week

Wednesday Feb. 19 7 pm - Cold Spring Planning Board, Village Hall 7-9 pm- Philipstown Board interviews for vacant Committee spots at Town Hall. Not open to public. More...

Schools

Garrison Board Meets; Superintendent Search Narrows

Garrison School

The Garrison Union Free School board met last Wednesday night, a meeting that had been rescheduled due to the previous week’s winter storm. More...

Drug Education Forum At Haldane  Free Access 

Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy announced he would host a Drug Education Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the auditorium at Haldane High School. More...

School Kids Asked to Help Design New County Transportation Logo

Putnam school children have a homework assignment this week, despite five of the county’s six districts being on vacation.  The Putnam Chamber of Commerce, working in conjunction with county government, has kicked off its “Putnam Mov More...

Attractions

Museum, Library Present the Mysteries of Bees Documentary

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, in partnership with the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison, presents: “Queen of the Sun” an engaging documentary film that explores the mysteries of the beehive. More...

Maple Sugar Opening Day in Cornwall

On Saturday, March 1, from 10:30 am to 3 pm., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting a Maple Sugar Opening Day to celebrate the opening day of Maple Sugaring season and to kick off its annual Maple Sugar Tours. More...

Lego Robotics at Howland Public Library

Snapology of the Hudson Valley will present Lego Robotics to students ages 7 and up at the Howland Public Library at 313 Main St. in Beacon on Wednesday, February 26th, from 4-5pm. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bowman & Fadde A Great Team for Village

To the Editor:  More...

Financial Dexterity & Needed Experience

To the Editor:   More...

Bowman, Fadde Are Right Choice for Cold Spring

Dear Editor,  I will be supporting Michael Bowman and Cathryn Fadde in the upcoming Village election.  More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

PHILIPSTOWN TREE SERVICE: Land clearing, take downs, trimmings. Stump Removal. Fully insured. Reg. No. PC 607. 845- 265-2187. More...

For Rent

one bedrom apartment on Main St. Second floor, heat and hot water included. Walk to train, electric not included. $975.00 (914)475-9241  for rent cold spring 1 Bdrm Apt. Walk to train $1,150/mo. Util. included. Call 845-809-5312   More...

Help Wanted

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