August 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Need for Speed Costs Taconic Drivers

A speed enforcement detail on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley will cost dozens of motorists in the pocketbook and wallet.  Troopers were out in force last week and during a threehour period nabbed 71 drivers for breaking the law.  More...

Parking Committee Wants Enforcement Officer

COLD SPRING PARKING COMMITTEE

With the end of summer and Labor Day fast approaching, the Parking Committee resolved Monday to “strongly recommend” a parking enforcement officer to the Chief of Police, Mayor Ralph J. Ralph Falloon and the Village Board.  More...

Summer Sunflower Delight in Garrison

These sunflowers are in their glory on Route 9D near Boscobel. Our Katherine Whiteside’s column delights in the farmer who grew them, as well as two end-of-summer salads. See Page 9 for more.   More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

An August Treat (and Two Cool, Crispy Borage Salads)

Gardening GUSTO

We have had it pretty lucky this August -- so far. The days haven’t been too unbearably hot, it hasn’t been too dangerously dry and the evenings have been surprisingly cool. More...

Associate Artistic Director and Fall Shows Announced at the Shakespeare Festival

The dog-days of summer don’t slow things down at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Artistic Director Davis McCallum recently announced the appointment of a new Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education, Sean McNall. More...

Slam Allen Blues Band at Summer Music Series

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Summer Sunset Music Series on Sunday, August 17, this week featuring the Slam Allen Blues Band.  More...

Community

Community Nursery: Happiest Place in Town  Free Access 

I was more than a little nervous on my first day of preschool, having never been away from my mother before. More...

Talk of our Town

I t's a big weekend in Garrison! This year’s Book & Media sale at the Desmond-Fish Library has a host of fascinating books, CDs, DVDs, games, and records. More...

Bates and Beverly Cutten Married 65 Years

Happy Anniversary to Bates & Beverly Cutten, married 65 years on Aug. 13, from their 4 boys; Mark, Scott, Rod & Eric.   They have been longtime residents of Garrison. More...

Sports

Haldane Boys' Soccer Has New Look

Returning Seniors look to offset key losses to graduation

When the Haldane boys' soccer team returns to the pitch on September 2nd for their opener against Hendrick Hudson, they will be without a number of familiar faces, including John Rotando, Jay Marchese, Jack McCann, Richard Vallejos and Noah Campbell More...

Births

John Francis Valenti III

John and Heather Valenti Jr. are proud to announce the birth of their son John Francis Valenti III, Born August 8, 2014, at 11:50 am at Vassar Bros Hospital, Poughkeepsie. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Margaret Rose Tellor Mills  Free Access 

Margaret Rose Tellor Mills, a long time resident of Cold Spring, died peacefully in her home at 48 Morris Avenue on Saturday, August 16, after a battle with cancer. Mrs. More...

Albert D. Santivenere

Albert D. Santivenere, 97, passed away in his 98th year on August 6, 2014. He was the husband of his beloved late wife of 55 years, Rose (Hayes) Santivenere. More...

Breaking News - 8/16/2014 10:13 AM

Trio arrested in Cold Spring trespass incident

A reported trespass at Grove Court in Cold Spring has led to the arrest of three local youths on charges of trespass and criminal mischief.The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrests Thursday of Allie Farwell, 20, of Nelsonville and a 16-year-old b More...

Breaking News - 8/14/2014 2:36 PM

Police Bust Three in Graffiti Vandalism  Free Access 

Rapid arrests come after widespread damage across village

UPDATED: Three Cold Spring teens were arrested Wednesday for allegedly causing widespread graffiti throughout the village. Cold Spring Police Officer-in-Charge George Kane said the youths were aged 16, 16 and 17. More...

Insecticides & Pesticides Come Under Fire at Legislature

Discussion over county control of pesticide and insecticide application across Putnam was quickly squashed Tuesday when Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Civics and Politics

Town Takes Up Rescue Truck for Continental Village

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN bOARD

The Philipstown Town Board addressed several large issues during its Thursday night monthly meeting, from the Continental Village Fire Department’s truck purchase proposal to the long-awaited reconstruction of a bridge on Indian Brook Road and More...

Attorney General’s Race Heats Up; Incumbent Failed to Act on Corruption, Says Challenger Cahill

John P. Cahill, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, said the incumbent's response to news of interference with the Moreland Commission has been gravely deficient.  More...

Legislators Fund Visitors’ Bureau

The Putnam Legislature has designated the not-forprofit Putnam Visitors Bureau as the county’s tourist promotion agency and also joined the state’s “I Love New York” program.  More...

Schools

Modulars to Be Demolished

District Also Sets Tax Rate, a Modest Hike; Curto, Back at the Helm, Honors Dr. Hare

He “retired” from the Haldane Board of Education just over two years ago and was re-appointed on the board by the current trustees at their July meeting, after Gillian Thorpe stepped down for personal reasons. More...

Exchange Students Complete Gardening Work at Boscobel

For over 50 years, the Philipstown Garden Club has helped maintain and grow the gardens of Boscobel in Garrison. For the past month, they have had the help of foreign exchange students Leo Coudert from France, and Lingyu (Niya) Yang from China.  More...

Haldane Alumni Graduates Basic Training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Peter L. More...

Attractions

Schooner Lois McClure Will Stop in Cold Spring This Weekend  Free Access 

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's schooner Lois Mc- Clure will be in port in Cold Spring at Cold Spring Harbor Park on Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, with public hours from 10 AM to 5 PM. More...

Hudson River Valley Ramble in September

The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area announced that the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble will feature more than 200 events throughout the Hudson River Valley. More...

Birders: Scientific Foot Soldiers of the Forest  Free Access 

For “birders,” the vibrant Hudson Valley forests are not full of mystery, but rather, knowledge. Above their heads, flying from limb to limb, are dozens of intellectual trivia questions waiting to be solved through identification. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Lauren Monroe and Cody J. Reeb

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Monroe Jr., of Cold Spring, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren to Cody J. Reeb, son of Paul and Kimberley Reeb, of Saint Louis, MO.   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...

Pets

DOG CARE IN MY HOME Fun Day Care and 24-Hour Restful Sleepovers. I make friends with and welcome your doggie into my home and an acre of fenced yard surrounded by the woods of Garrison. More...

For Rent

GARRISON HOME with 3BR + office space, LR w/fireplace, DR, ground level BR and bath. Close to RR and commuter roads. $2500. PM + Utilities, Security and Broker fee. Available AUGUST 15. Contact Pat. Limited Editions Realty 845 265-3111.   More...

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