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Butterfield Moving Ahead After Vote  Free Access 

PUTNAM COUNTY LEGISLATURE

Another major hurdle was cleared Tuesday to bring a new senior center to Philipstown and much needed county services to our community, when County Legislators approved a letter of intent to be sent to Butterfield developer Paul Guillaro to lease spac More...

North Highlands Man Stabbed in the Heart

A North Highlands man underwent emergency heart surgery early Sunday after being stabbed by his neighbor over a dispute relating to noise coming from inside an apartment building where the two men resided.  More...

Search for Missing Kayaker Continues

Police and prosecutors have appealed to the public for help in searching for the body of a missing kayaker – now a presumed murder victim – that could be in the Bannerman Island area.  More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

Garden Wake Up Call (and Roasted Asparagus and Eggs)

Gardening GUSTO

We are having some deliciously warm days but don’t let Jack Frost sneak back around on you. It is still too early to safely plant heatseekers like tomatoes, basil, morning glories, begonias and other tenders. Our unpredictable   More...

A Review: On Golden Pond Is A Sparkling Revival

That seventies show piece sentimental, “On Golden Pond” delivers a “loon song” for the crotchety Henry Fonda, the tremulous Katherine Hepburn and a bikini-poser Jane Fonda. More...

Live Music Calendar

WEDNESDAY MAY 6  7:00pm- The John Abercrombie/ Rob Scheps Quartet at Falcon Arts Center, Marlboro, NY  THURSDAY MAY 7  7:30pm-Songwriter’s Showcase at Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon  FRIDAY MAY 8  More...

Community

Philipstown Troop 437 Hikes Appalachian Trail

This past weekend, 19 Boy Scouts and five Scout leaders from Cold Spring and Garrison set off to explore one of our region's outdoor treasures, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). More...

Memorial Day Observance to Honor Two W.W. II Vets

The Memorial Day Committee of Philipstown has announced the schedule for the traditional Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 25. The parade will start promptly at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Building, Main Street. More...

Focus on Philipstown: The Country Touch Expansion

The Country Touch gift shop has been a mainstay on Main Street for well over 20 years. Owner Connie Kelley tells us that business is booming, so much so that she has recently expanded her store. More...

Sports

Haldane Runners Smash School Records

Phillips, Farrell, Girls’ 4x800m team set new marks at Somers Invitational

Haldane's banner track season continues to roll along, highlighted this week by three more school-record performances, and a league cochampionship for the girls. More...

Philipstown Recreation Group Seeks Your Feedback on Fields and Courts

Do you love tennis and wish Philipstown offered more courts? Would it be nice to have a designated running trail or track? Is the town woefully short on available fields for soccer, lacrosse, and football? More...

Tough Opponents for Philipstown Girls' Travel Soccer

Eagles Play Tough against Corlandt Patriots   More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote in the Haldane School Board Election

To the Editor:  The job of a Board of Education member has always been challenging. Today’s Board members face more complex issues than ever before. More...

Clements an Advocate for Children

To the Editor:  More...

Praise for Peggy Clements

To the Editor:  That we have Peggy Clements stepping up and running for the Haldane Board of Education is a glimpse of bright light and a nod toward public service being carried out for all the right reasons. More...

Breaking News - 5/10/2015 8:40 AM

Fire at Indian Point; company says no danger to public  Free Access 

Updated, New Info

A transformer fire at Indian Point nuclear plant about 6:30 pm Saturday has prompted widespread concern, but the company said that the fire has been knocked down and t More...

Breaking News - 5/7/2015 9:19 PM

Normal traffic resuming after I-84 shutdown  Free Access 

Carjacking suspect shot dead by police

I-84 was closed in both directions late Thursday afternoon for More...

Hydrant Flush This Sunday for Cold Spring

A note from the Water Department:  More...

Fjord Trail Price Tag Doubles, to $32M  Free Access 

SCENIC HUDSON

The estimated cost of bringing the master plan for the Hudson Highlands Fjord trail to fruition, revealed last week, is a stunner: $32 million to connect Beacon and Cold Spring via a hiking and biking trail along the Hudson River. More...

Derby Day Reels in Kids & Fish

The sun was out, the air was warm, and the fish were swimming. More...

Training to Save Lives from Drug Overdoses  Free Access 

HEROIN EPIDEMIC

Philipstown residents are taking action to counteract the tragic loss of life faced in our community through drug overdose deaths of young people. More...

Civics and Politics

Village and Boat Club Strike a Deal

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

The village of Cold Spring Trustees met at a special session Friday evening to finalize an initial lease agreement with the Cold Spring Boat Club that will clear the way for the coal tar cleanup to begin. More...

Bob Flaherty Named to the Town Board

Rumors abounded recently in Philipstown: Who would be named to fill the empty seat vacated by Dave Merandy? Names floating around were former Cold Spring Mayor J. More...

Indian Brook Road Culvert Bid Awarded

The Town of Philipstown held a special meeting on Friday, May 1, to award a bid on the Indian Brook Road Culvert project. The successful bidder was Con- Tech, for an amount not to exceed the submitted bid of $377,100.  More...

Schools

Haldane Candidates Weigh In On Opting Out, BOCES, Budget, & Everything in Between  Free Access 

Six candidates are running for the three spots on the Haldane School Board of Education. Current Trustee Evan Schwartz is running for re-election, Joe Curto and Jon Champlin are not. More...

Haldane Grants Tenure to Four Teachers

Adapting and overcoming technological difficulties, the Haldane Board of Education presented the final budget hearing before the May 19 Trustee Election and Budget Vote.  Due to power outages in the Cold Spring area shortly before the meeting Tu More...

Community Nursery School Shows Off Student Artwork

With graduation just over a month away at Community Nursery School, the students are showing off their creative skills. On Monday evening, an annual tradition of the school continued as parents gathered to view student artwork at Plate Night.  More...

Religious News

Church on the Hill Cookout A Hit

On Friday night, the smell of barbeque was sent wafting down from the Church on the Hill as their first annual community cookout turned out to be a huge success.   More...

Religious Services

OUR LADY OF LORETTO CATHOLIC CHURCH 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 845-265-3718 lorettochurch@gmail.com ourladyoflorettocs.com Pastor: Fr. Thomas P. More...

Attractions

Experiencing the Magic of the Marsh  Free Access 

CONSTITUTION MARSH

If your only experience of Constitution Marsh is from a train window while traveling south from Cold Spring, you have a wonderful surprise waiting for you. More...

Mother’s Day 'Save the Monarchs & Bees' Plant Sale  Free Access 

Celebrate Mother’s Day by buying plants that can save the monarch butterflies and bees at the Philipstown Garden Club’s Plant Sale this Saturday from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at North Highlands Fire Dept., 504 Fishkill Road (near Rt. More...

Daytime Stargazing at Boscobel Saturday

Boscobel will be hosting an Inflatable Planetarium for daytime stargazing.  There will be three sessions on Saturday, May 9:  10am, 11am or 12noon  Starlab, a portable planetarium, will receive visitors for an exploration of the night More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Hiroko Merante  Free Access 

Hiroko Merante, of Cold Spring, NY, passed away at home on May 4, 2015. 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...

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...

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE NEEDS Limited Editions Realty 10 Marion Avenue, Cold Spring. Call 845-265-3111 or go to limitededitionsrealty.com   More...

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