March 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Haldane Seniors, in the Big Easy

Haldane Class of 2014, New Orleans, both leave their mark

Last week, Haldane's Class of 2014 traded in their textbooks and iPads for hammers, shovels, and wheelbarrows during a service learning trip to New Orleans.  More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber to Host Annual Awards Dinner in April, Honor Businesses  Free Access 

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 24, to honor the achievements of local businesses. This year, the Chamber has added two new awards for community leaders: the James G. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Spring is Here: So Turn Up the Heat Already (& Bruce’s Wild Fermented Hot Sauce)

Gardening GUSTO

Daylight Savings Time? Check! Birds singing in the morning? Check!  Snowdrop sightings? Check! Gardening? Bah!   More...

Clearwater Festival Honoring Pete Seeger

CLEARWATER FESTIVAL

The Clearwater Festival will take place on June 21 and 22, on the banks of the Hudson River at Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. More...

Chapel Restoration Announces Concert Series

The Chapel Restoration has announced the schedule for its 2014 Sunday Music Series, April to November, featuring the acclaimed Choir of St. More...

Community

Talk of our Town

Philipstown was hopping over the weekend! Route 9D and Chestnut Street were jammed Saturday afternoon in the area of the Putnam History Museum; a soldout crowd gathered to hear Allison Pataki speak about her new book. See our story, page 5.  More...

Putnam Valley Teens Face Felony Charges

Two Putnam Valley girls, aged 14 and 16, are in big trouble with the law for allegedly breaking into several parked vehicles under the cloak of darkness and stealing personal property found within them.  The Putnam Sheriff’s Department rep More...

Board Will Miss the Heart & Humor of Trustee Hustis, A Cold Spring Original

Honesty, boldness, a pinch of humor and a smattering of sarcasm – these are the ingredients that make up the personality of departing Trustee Chuck Hustis. More...

Attractions

A Packed House Turns Out for Local Author’s ‘Traitor’s Wife’

Fifty captivated people, some standing by the door, packed the Putnam History Museum to hear the guest of honor, Allison Pataki, this past Saturday. More...

Audubon Society’s Spring Dinner This Weekend  Free Access 

Saturday, March 29, is the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society (PHAS) annual spring dinner at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center’s Highland Lodge. Tickets are $38 at the door. The society is asking that children under 12 please not attend. More...

Commentary

PCNR Responds To Francisco, Hawkins  Free Access 

Editor's Note: On March 12, before the village election, Trustee Matt Francisco and subsequently Trustee Stephanie Hawkins accused the PCN&R of following them and surveilling their movements and those of candidate Donald Mac Donald. More...

Letters to the Editor

Appreciation for Voters, 'People of Good Will'

To the Editor:  We are grateful to our supporters, family, friends and neighbors – “The BOFA Team” if you will, for making this win a reality.  More...

Grateful for All Village Candidates

To the Editor:  I write to express my gratitude to each of my neighbors who ran in last week’s Village of Cold Spring election: (alphabetically) Michael Bowman, Cathryn Fadde, Matt Francisco and Donald Mac Donald.  More...

Spring: A Time to Rethink Food

To the Editor:  After several months of crippling snowstorms and flooding, I really look forward to spring weather, green grass, and flowers in bloom.  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 BEDROOM 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

DIRECTCARE Poughquag,NY. Seeking exp. direct care staff to support adults in a residential Setting. FT openings. $10.50-$13/hr Greystone Programs, Inc. Tel: 452-5772, x142 greystoneprograms.org   More...

Breaking News - 3/31/2014 7:30 AM

Freezing rain, accidents across Putnam  Free Access 

Last gasp of winter?

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Breaking News - 3/28/2014 5:40 PM

Garrison Home Burglaries Under Investigation

Two home burglaries in the Canopus Hill Road section of Garrison are under investigation by the Putnam Sheriff’s Department.Captain William McNamara reported Friday the daytime heists took place earlier this month when thieves broke into a residence More...

Lions Honor Budney, & 75 Years for Local Club

This Friday, a gala dinner and dance is set to celebrate this landmark year for the Cold Spring Lions Club.  More...

Momminia: Avant-Garde Jewelry on Main Street

Doing Business in Philipstown

If you’re like me and decide to do your shopping at the last minute you might be able to relate to my story. It was Valentine’s Day and I was in a panic as to what I was going to buy for my wife. More...

Civics and Politics

Hawkins Bypasses Trustees on Facebook

The dissemination of village news via an individual trustee’s Facebook page has come under scrutiny. More...

Meetings This Week

Wednesday March 26 7:00 pm - Cold Spring Recreation Committee Meeting at Village Hall 7:00 pm - Garrison School Budget Workshop 7:00 pm- Cold Spring ZBA Workshop at Village Hall 7:30 pm- Philipstown Town Board Meeting at Town Hall 8:00 pm- Joint Hist More...

Garden Club Members Lobby Washington

Philipstown Garden Club (PGC) members JoAnn Brown, Linda Magnusson-Rosario and Stephen Hutcheson joined over 300 Garden Club of America (GCA) members for the annual National Affairs and Legislation Meeting, held February 24th to 27th in Washington DC More...

Schools

New Super Tapped in Garrison

Both Philipstown schools now have permanent superintendents in line to take over, now that Garrison Union Free School District has tapped a former Haldane student. More...

New Manitou School Looks to Fall Opening at Plumbush Site

The former Plumbush Inn won’t be housing tourists this fall, but it will be inviting children, up to the fourth grade, to learn. Its new name: The Manitou School, which will be a new private school in Putnam County. More...

Board Reviews Budget, Revenue

Haldane looks to next year

The motto for Haldane 2014-2015 budget: It’s not a spending problem, it’s a revenue problem. The Board of Education is in the process of breaking down the options, the April 8 adoption deadline looming close. More...

Religious News

Jeremiah Jones Free Concert at the Hoving Home Thursday

The Walter Hoving Home is inviting the public out for a free concert at the Home this Thursday March 27, 7 PM.   More...

Methodist Health Kit Mission Ongoing

The Hudson Valley Cooperative Parish is continuing its mission to collect items for Health Kits to be donated to those in need. More...

Knights of Columbus Annual Easter Egg Hunt Is Set

The Knights of Columbus, Loretto Council No. 536, will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 (rain date April 19) at Mc- Conville Park at 11 am. More...

Sports

Baseball: Looking For A Three-Peat

Season kicks off with Blue Devils looking for third sectional title in a row

To say Haldane’s baseball season has already faced some adversity would be putting it lightly. First, the basketball season ran well into March, impacting the team’s preseason practice schedule. More...

Perspectives

New Chief: Safety Comes First At Metro-North

Perspectives

Editor's Note: The derailment and crash in December near Spuyten Duyvil killed four people, including James Lovell of Philipstown. It has prompted great scrutiny of Metro-North's record.  More...

Budget Process Leaves Region Ill Served

Perspectives

One of the final sparks that ignited my decision to run for the New York State Senate was when, as a small business owner, I received a letter stating that I would now have to pay the MTA Payroll Tax. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Helen (O'Neil) Santos  Free Access 

Helen (O'Neil) Santos, age 65, of Cold Spring, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 10th, 2014, at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital (St. Francis Hospital) in Poughkeepsie, NY More...

Harold Frederick Heim

Harold Frederick Heim, 90, died peacefully in his home in Buttonwood Bay, Key Largo, Florida on March 12. More...

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