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Village Race Takes Shape; Molloy, Ferris & Campbell Set to Run

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

With the Mayor's job and two Trustee positions up for grabs in this year's March election, some are now seeking signatures to be on the ballot.   More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Cauliflower, PhD. (and Quick Chicken and Cauliflower Roast, Plus Soup and Sandwiches)

Gardening GUSTO

“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” Mark Twain   More...

Live Music Calendar

FRIDAY JANUARY 16  8:00-10:30pm-Fred Gillen Jr. and Matt Turk at BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill  8:30pm- Joe Crookston & the BlueBird Jubilee, and The Kennedys band, at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon  SATURDAY JANUARY 17   More...

Community

Breaking News - 1/16/2015 2:05 PM

Community Service Abounds in Cold Spring Court; Nelsonville Building Inspector Paying Restitution

Village Court on Wednesday saw many teens being sentenced to community service. More...

Winterfest Gets Late Infusion: Cold & Snow

Things were not looking good for the annual Winterfest at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. But at almost the last possible minute, temperatures dipped and snow began to fall. More...

Ice Sends First Responders Scrambling  Free Access 

The ice storm created a busy day Monday for the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company. More...

Attractions

Remembering & Restoring Our Revolutionary War History  Free Access 

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM

Imagine undertaking a mission so critical that the future of a budding nation depended on its success. With fearless pursuit, the soldiers of the Continental Army embraced such a mission, leaving their history right in our backyard. More...

Up Close With a Rattler

PUTNAM HIGHLANDS AUDUBON SOCIETY

A bit after noon on Saturday, a three-feet long timber rattler slithered smoothly in my direction, pausing about five feet away from my boots. More...

King Day Events, Potluck in Garrison

DESMOND-FISH LIBRARY

The Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison will present its 19th annual Martin Luther King Day observances with an adult speaker’s program and potluck supper Sunday evening, January 18, starting at 6:30pm, and a family program Monday, January 19, at More...

Letters to the Editor

Speaking Out on Taxes, & Being Taxed Double

I have sent the following letter to the Philipstown Town Board  'Not my fault', I am sure both sides will wail in the matter of the double taxation of the people of Garrison who are now supporting two libraries with their taxes.  More...

Freedom of the Press?

Dear Editor,  We join the rest of the world in mourning the brave staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, gunned down by religious fanatics for defending freedom of the press.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lydia Ambrogio Fish

Lydia Ambrogio Fish, age 82, of Port Jervis, formerly of Cold Spring, passed into God’s arms on January 12, 2015. Born on May 21, 1932, in Queens, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Carmella (Lopresti) Ambrogio.  More...

Dorothy E. Mc Ilravy

Dorothy E. Mc Ilravy, age 80, a lifelong Cold Spring resident, died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Westledge Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Peekskill. More...

Vivian June Conklin

Vivian June Conklin, age 74, of Croton on Hudson, died on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. Born on July 14, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Louis H. and Patricia M. (Palmer) Conklin.   More...

Breaking News - 1/19/2015 7:50 AM

Icy roads cause havoc throughout the region  Free Access 

UPDATED, latest report

Putnam County was frozen in time Sunday when sleet and freezing rain stopped everything in its tracks. More...

Breaking News - 1/16/2015 7:32 AM

16-year-old with ties to Philipstown found, safe, in NYC  Free Access 

A 16-year-old developmentally disabled girl residing at a foster home in Philipstown and missing for 48 hours was found safe Thursday night at a department store in the Bronx. More...

Vandalism at Metro-North Lot

Shocked Commuters Come Home to Slashed Tires

Cold Spring Police and members of the Metro-North Police are investigating vandalism that occurred over the weekend at the Cold Spring Metro-North Railroad Station.   More...

Firestorm at County Emergency Services

Odell Digs In, Moves On; Mum on Stiebeling Exit

The release of Adam Stiebeling as Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services by County Executive Mary Ellen Odell created a firestorm throughout the county’s police, fire and EMS community, one whose broad dimensions became clear Saturday mornin More...

Civics and Politics

GreenPlan Hits the Village with Late Fee

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

Mayor J. Ralph Falloon was back at the helm for Tuesday evening's Village Board meeting. He was absent last week.   The board discussed the village being socked with a late fee by the planning firm Green- Plan. More...

Town Opens New Year & A Can of Pout

Scuccimarra Counters On Taxes, Butterfield

Thursday’s monthly meeting saw vigorous exchanges between members of the Town Board – all of them Democrats – and County Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra, a Republican. More...

Town Board Reorganizes for the Year

The Philipstown Town Board meeting was packed with reorganization resolutions, committee discussions, and all things 2015 at Philipstown’s January 8th meeting.  More...

Schools

Garrison Talks School Forest & Transportation

After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at its meeting, the Garrison school board immediately went into executive session for just shy of a half hour to discuss legal matters involving the school forest.  More...

Haldane to Embark on Strategic Planning Process

The Haldane Central School District Board of Education is seeking community members to serve on the District’s Strategic Planning Committee. More...

Religious News

Jazz Service to Celebrate Martin Luther King

The First Presbyterian Church in Cold Spring will present a jazz tribute to Martin Luther King on Saturday, January 17, at 5:30pm, as part of their Jazz Vespers series. More...

Reform Synagogue Welcomes Rabbi Ettinger

The Philipstown Reform Synagogue (PRS) is pleased to welcome guest Rabbi Helaine Ettinger to lead Shabbat afternoon services at 4:00 pm. on January 24, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Cold Spring. 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

Lady Blue Devils Rally to Stun Pine Plains

Haldane also Tops Putnam Valley Before Falling to Peekskill

The Haldane Lady Blue Devils basketball teams picked up a couple of gritty wins this past week, rallying past Section 9 foe Pine Plains 50-47 before holding on to knock off home standing Putnam Valley 42-31.  More...

Haldane Track Teams Impressive at Armory

The Haldane boys and girls track teams competed in a Section 1 meet at the Armory in the Bronx this past weekend, and came home with a nice array of hardware. More...

Second Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Games Set for Haldane

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Games to be held at Haldane Central Schools on Saturday, January 24. The schedule of events will be the Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball team will play at 10am. More...

Births

Thomas John Spooner

Thomas John Spooner was born to parents Kristen and Benjamin Spooner of Cold Spring on December 30, 2014.   Maternal Grandparents are George and Peggy Vasselman of Massapequa. Paternal Grandparents are Terry and Jean Spooner of Putnam Valley. More...

Emily Ann Rund

Emily Ann Rund was born to parents Kathleen and William Rund of Putnam Valley on December 18, 2014.   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...

Childcare

CREATIVE CHILDCARE - From “Energetic Grandma” trained and experienced in stimulating activities for kids of most ages. CPR and First Aid trained, local references; expert homework help – pet-friendly, too! More...

For Rent

COLDSPRINGRENTALS. COM No Fee Residential & Commercial Property rentals coldspringrentals.com   More...

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