April 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Final Meeting for Two Trustees, Hustis & Francisco

Village of Cold Spring

The agenda before the village Board of Trustees Tuesday night saw many familiar topics, including the the Butterfield development, the Grove property and the NYSERDA grant. More...

Lions Celebrate 75 Years, Budney Family

The Dutchess Manor was the place to be Friday night as the Cold Spring Lions Club held its 75th anniversary bash and honored the Budney family for their years of volunteerism in Philipstown.   More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Straw Bale Gardening (and Mixed Berry Fool)

Gardening GUSTO

April Fool’s Day was Tuesday and, as promised, this column is the long-awaited how-to regarding the surprisingly efficient, easy and organic way to raise vegetables in bales of straw.   More...

Ladies Auxiliary Hosts Bingo Night

Friday night the North Highland Fire District Ladies Auxiliary hosted their first family bingo night. A crowd of about fifty gathered at the firehouse to play six rounds of different kinds of bingo games, such as full card and X bingo.  More...

4th Annual Aery Theatre Co. One-Act Festival

The Philipstown Depot Theatre welcomes to its stage the 4th Annual Aery Theatre Company Ariane One-Act Festival, from April 4 to April 6. More...

Community

Day to Night Shift for Coffee Pantry, from Caffeine to Wine & Beer

Doing Business in Philipstown

When you walk into the Cold Spring Coffee Pantry on Rt. 9, the employees are hustling about, making gourmet artisan coffee, adding to the chalk board menu, and more than willing to have friendly conversation at the same time. More...

Talk of our Town

Have your allergies kicked in yet? It won’t be long now! Pretty soon we’ll see the grass come back to life and buds on the trees. Stonecrop Gardens and Boscobel are now open for the season. More...

Docks Installed; Boat Club to See Final Season in Current Building

Now that the ice is finally gone from the Hudson River, Cold Spring Boat Club members turned out in large numbers on a chilly day Saturday to begin repairing and then installing docks for the 2014 season.  More...

Attractions

Putnam History Museum Reports on Year Past, Looks Ahead to 2014

Putnam History Museum

The Putnam History Museum’s annual meeting was last Saturday, celebrating the second year of its new name and another worthwhile year overall. More...

Library Survey Queries Patrons on Technology

Libraries across the county, from the Butterfield Library in Cold spring to the Kent Library, are asking residents to fill out an online survey. More...

Stonecrop Gardens Is Open For Season

Stonecrop Gardens has opened for the season. After a long, cold, and snowy winter, the doors to the garden opened up for members on Saturday, March 22. As of Monday, the grounds are now open to the public. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Philip S. Mazzuca

Philip S. Mazzuca, age 73, of Poughkeepsie, died on Tuesday, March 25, at his residence. Born in Cold Spring on May 23, 1940, he was the son of the late Antonio and Concetta (Merante) Mazzuca. He is survived by his wife Anita (Noble) Mazzuca.  More...

Evelyn Reynolds

Evelyn Reynolds, 87, a lifelong Cold Spring resident, passed away on March 28 at home.  More...

Breaking News - 4/3/2014 12:32 PM

Alexandru Hossu-NOT GUILTY

Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, was found not guilty of raping a 12-year old Southeast girl three years ago. More...

Historic Board Seats Sought by Mac Donald, Francisco Supporters

Historic District Review board

Another battle royale could be brewing in the Village of Cold Spring. More...

Consumer affairs bureau aids Cold Spring businessman

Water had been added to fuel

Putnam’s Director of Consumer Affairs Jean Noel and her staff are being heralded as heroes for coming to the assistance of a Cold Spring merchant whose truck was damaged by a gas station owner who allegedly added water to the fuel.  More...

Could New Cell Tower Raise Money for Town?

Philipstown

The Town of Philipstown discussed the cell tower at the landfill site on Lane Gate Road in Cold Spring and also, in a new step, reviewed the prospect of the construction of a new cell tower on town property at its meeting Wednesday night. More...

Town Expanding Public Access Channel Coverage of Civic Meetings

Philipstown

The Town of Philipstown is expanding its coverage of municipal meetings on its public access channel.  The town also is seeking to expand the showings of meetings, or having them air more times over the course of a day and throughout the week. More...

Civics and Politics

Union Contract Approved for Putnam Employees by Legislature

PUTNAM COUNTY

The Putnam Legislature has approved a new contract for the county’s 320 CSEA workers retroactive to 2012, More...

Tilly Foster Farm Task Force Continues Deliberations

Putnam County government

Residents of Putnam County interested in the future of the Tilly Foster Farm are being encouraged to attend one of two workshops this month—the first planned for Saturday and the second on April 16.   More...

Hawkins Continues Divisive Actions  Free Access 

Trustee Stephanie Hawkins faces imminent legal action as she continues to have false information about the PCN&R and its owner's family on her "Stephanie Hawkins, Trustee" Facebook page. More...

Schools

Difficult Haldane Budget Talks Continue

Board still seeking $176,543 by April 8 for 2014-2015 spending plan

It is thanks to numerous calls from residents and parent of the Haldane District that an additional $82,206 was given by the state to cover the dreaded Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), a state calculation that results in the state taking back some o More...

Garrison Boy Honored as Student of Distinction By Lakeland Board

Evan Wolsdorf is an exceptional young man.  The Garrison resident, who is enrolled in the Lakeland School District and attends the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES program at the Walden School, often draws to express his thoughts.  More...

Putnam Valley Chess Tigers Take 3rd Place

The Putnam Valley Chess Tigers finished with a 3rd place showing at the Woodcrest Chess Challenge in Rifton, NY last weekend. The team did well in all three sections with 4-1 scores posted by Ivan Caposito, Kelby Dath and Tommy Cotrell.   More...

Religious News

Loretto Youth & Project Linus

Our Lady of Loretto’s teen youth group, TROC, partnered with Project Linus on Sunday, March 23, as part of a fun and rewarding service project through which they were given the power to make a difference for the benefit of other children. More...

Religious Services

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek 845-831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm; Sat morning Shabbat svcs, 9:30am. Check website for religious school, services, events info.   More...

Sports

What a Difference a Year Makes for Lacrosse Team

Haldane Lacrosse Raises Play, Expectations

Last year, when the Haldane lacrosse team opened their slate, they were green – very green. After starting the season with seven consecutive losses, the inexperience began to finally wash away. More...

Downstate Juniors Win GEVA Tournament

The Downstate Juniors VBC Aspire 13 Blue team won their first GEVA tournament on Sunday, March 30, at Center Moriches High School. More...

Letters to the Editor

False Statements Not Befitting Someone Running for Office

To the Editor:  More...

A Garden of Eden Diet

To the Editor:  TV host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster "Noah" as being "pro-animal" and unfaithful to the Bible. Well, yes and no. 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...

Misc

Town of Philipstown’s E-Blast list. Anyone wanting to be included, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-265-3329   More...

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