August 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Hires GreenPlan, Again

In a reversal that will affect months of work by the Code Update Committee, the VillageBoard Tuesday evening chose to hire GreenPlan as the new planning consultant for the panel and dump Barton and Loguidice (B&L). More...

Watters Takes the Plunge for Town Councilman  Free Access 

Philipstown Town Board

Garrison resident Craig Watters, 46, announced on Monday his intention to run for the Town Board as Councilman. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

The Burr Johnson Band At Summer Sunset Music Series  Free Access 

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host its popular Summer Sunset Music Series, on Sunday, August 9, featuring The Burr Johnson band. Special thanks to Mid Hudson Concrete for the donation of facilities. More...

‘An Iliad’, An Epic Tale of War, Opens Under the Tent at Shakespeare Festival  Free Access 

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

When “An Iliad” opened Monday night under the tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, it did so filled with ironies. It’s the festival’s first solo show, under the huge summer tent where the company performs. More...

First Friday in Cold Spring

First Friday in summer is a great time to do an art walk in Cold Spring. The day includes special events for August at participating merchants, gallery openings and music performances. More...

Community

Best BBQ On This Side of the Mason-Dixon Line

Focus On Philipstown with Tim Greco

Perhaps the first thing you notice pulling into the parking lot of this rustic restaurant is the irresistible smell of the succulent meat, slow cooking in the big smokers, wafting through the air. But more on that later. More...

Putnam Valley Library Board Opens Process to the Public

If you live in Putnam Valley, pay even the least bit of attention to the goings-on in the town, or read the “Letters to the Editor” section of this paper, odds are you have heard about the Putnam Valley Library’s proposed budget cha More...

Photo Contest for Chamber Website

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is holding an open call/contest for photographs that represent the Cold Spring/Garrison area and its businesses. More...

Sports

Haldane Says Goodbye To Cunningham  Free Access 

Blue Devil athletic director moving on to Croton-Harmon

A couple of weeks back, word came that Haldane was losing its Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics/Dean of Students, Tom Cunningham, on August 19. More...

New Season, New League for Philipstown Hawks

As the day turned to dusk over Mayor’s Park on Monday’s summer evening, the Philipstown Hawks had their eyes set on the autumn. More...

Haldane Wins Kerr Cup for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Haldane has earned the New York State Sports Writers Association Class C Kerr Cup. The Kerr Cup gives schools points for each team that reaches the state quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Muriel Tobin Farr (Byrnes)

Muriel Tobin Farr (Byrnes), elementary school teacher, professor, wife, mother and grandmother, died on June 21, 2015. She was 79 and lived in Charleston, SC, and Flat Rock, NC. More...

Norman Champlin, Jr.

Norman Champlin, Jr., age 86, a lifelong resident of Nelsonville and Cold Spring, died on Monday, August 3, 2015, at Wingate at Beacon. 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...

Help Wanted

Landscape Helper Experience helpful. Able to operate commercial lawn mower. Must have own transportation. Salary based on experience. 845-424-2323 More...

Pets

Small, private horse barn in Cold Spring has one opening. Lovely estate setting with pastures & trails. We are not a show barn. For complete info call 845-831-2057   More...

Breaking News - 8/6/2015 12:53 PM

Muriel Hicks, mother of County Executive Odell, passes away  Free Access 

Muriel Hicks, mother of County Executive Mary Ellen Odell, passed away Tuesday evening at Putnam Hospital Center, following a valiant fight against cancer.  Hicks, 76, was remembered Wednesday by her husband, Ron, as an “incredible woman. More...

Brutality charges dismissed against former Sheriff’s Investigator

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Pat Castaldo has a new lease on life after a State Supreme Court justice overturned a Putnam grand jury indictment. Castaldo, found himself on the wrong side of the law after being indicted in March on charges that More...

Cold Spring Emporium Opens on Main

Doing Business in the Hudson Valley

Elliott Glenn, owner of Cape Cod Leather on Main Street in Cold Spring, has done it again. More...

The Junior Firefighters Learn From The Best

The Junior Firefighters observed an exciting helicopter demonstration at Mayor’s Park on Thursday. On Friday, they ventured up to Albany to visit a fire museum, and had their formal graduation on Saturday. See more photos on Page 2. More...

Civics and Politics

Residents Fret Over Garrison Café Plans

Philipstown Planning Board

Garrison residents packed the Butterfield Library Thursday night for the Philipstown Planning Board public hearing on the possible expansion of the Garrison Café. More...

Town Limits Operation of All Wood-Fired Furnaces

Philipstown Town Board

The Philipstown Town Board held a quick public hearing on Wednesday evening on restricting the time of operation for existing woodfired furnaces. More...

Should Trees Be Cut to Make Way for Solar Panels?

John Lane is looking to install solar panels on his Mountain Ave. home. But the panels need ready access to sunlight, and he is asking the village for permission to remove or trim village-owned trees to bring that about. More...

Schools

Legislature Approves School Resource Officer for Haldane

A School Resource Officer (SRO) will be coming to the Haldane School District this fall.   The full Putnam Legislature Tuesday voted to approve the hiring of the specially trained deputy sheriff following a lengthy discussion.  More...

High Achievers

Commencements Tulane University More...

Religious News

Religious Services

ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS Episcopal 1101 Route 9D, Garrison Across from the Garrison School Rev. Francis H. More...

Attractions

Crafts Fair at Garrison Art Center

Now in its 46th year, Garrison Art Center’s Riverside Crafts Fair continues to support 75+ regional artists who remain devoted to making their wares by hand. More...

NY Air Show Remembers Planes of WW II

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the New York Air Show is celebrating that historic event by highlighting the aircraft that helped America and its allies secure victory.  More...

Desmond- Fish Book Sale Set

The Friends of the Desmond- Fish Library are happy to announce their annual Book and Media Sale, beginning Saturday, August 15th, and running through Monday, August 24th, in the Program Room at the Library. More...

Letters to the Editor

Speaking for the Silent Majority of Philipstown Re: South Mountain Pass Road

To the Editor:  More...

Pave Paradise; Put Up a Parking Space

To the Editor:  On Thursday I made some measurements.  First I measured the width of a Foodtown parking space. More...

Shameful Paving

To the Editor:  More...

Weddings/Engagements

Michelle Grasso and Salvatore Cordaro

Engagement Announcement

Joanne and Louis Grasso are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle to Salvatore Cordaro, son of Maria and Salvatore Cordaro of Somers. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Haldane High School. More...

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