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Vintage Guitars of Cold Spring: Heaven for Guitarists

Doing Business in the Hudson Valley

As customers peered into Vintage Guitars of Cold Spring on a busy Friday afternoon, owner Bobby Ginsberg casually took a 1990s Gibson Les Paul Standard off from its perch on the wall. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

The Great Tomato Race (and Fast, Cheese Grater Gazpacho)

Gardening GUSTO

Right now we are in the first stretch of the Hudson Valley’s version of the Gold Rush: the Great Tomato Race. More...

Artwork on Display at Riverside Crafts Fair

It was a beautiful weekend outside, as the sun shone down on the 46th Garrison Riverside Crafts Fair.   More...

Jazz Quintet to Perform at Chapel Restoration

The Rob Scheps/Roger Rosenberg Quintet will play jazz standards and original compositions at The Chapel Restoration on Thursday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Community

Landtroop Recognized for Dedication to Guide Dogs

Cold Spring’s Curt Landtroop, a loyal contributor to Guiding Eyes for the Blind for the past 40 years, has been awarded the 2015 President’s Leadership Award for his unwavering dedication to the organization. More...

Recreation Center Offers Courses on Hoarding

For some, it goes beyond the controlled clutter, the stacks of paper you just haven’t had the time to clean out.  More...

Riverkeeper Says Plastic Beads Toxic to Hudson

Members of the Putnam Legislature learned a thing or two about aquatic life and the dangers of tiny plastic balls known as microbeads at a meeting of the Health, Social, Educational and Environmental Committee Monday evening.  More...

Attractions

The Stars as Art: Celebrating Bannerman

If you find yourself boating along the Hudson River at night, don’t be surprised if you notice a new constellation, not in the sky, but crowning the castle ruins of Bannerman Island. More...

Military Reenactments Set for August

Join the Battle at Constitution Island This Summer

Constitution Island will soon transform into an American battlefield, as their annual Reenactment Day is fast approaching. More...

Revolution & Civil War Reenactment at Boscobel

Squeeze in a bit of quality education this summer by visiting Boscobel for an outdoor experience that promisesmuskets, memories and more on Military Reenactment Day on Sunday, August 30 from 11am-4pm.   More...

Letters to the Editor

NYS Education Department: Don’t Be A Bully!

To the Editor,  More...

Putnam Valley Library Suspends Campaign

To the Editor:  The Board of Trustees of the Putnam Valley Library is suspending its campaign to move the Library to a Chapter 414 type of funding that would allow the voters to approve the Town portion of its budget.  Errors in calculating More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Matthew Tyler Harris  Free Access 

Matthew Tyler Harris, died suddenly on Friday, August 21, 2015 at his residence in Garrison. He was 23, born in Mt. Kisco, on July 20, 1992, the son of Allan and Diane (Bogdan) Harris.    More...

Leroy A. Markey

Leroy A. Markey, age 78, died on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at his residence in Cold Spring. Born in White Plains, on February 14, 1937, he was the son of the late Leroy and Nina (Morgan) Markey. He was predeceased by his wife Eva S. More...

Breaking News - 8/21/2015 2:41 PM

Packed Public Hearings in Philipstown on Garrison Fire  Free Access 

Town Board continues to gather comment

Town Hall was filled Wednesday night for two public hearings on the possible Garrison Fire District; the public hearings remain open to continue to gather comment.  More...

Marcinak Killer To Get Retrial

UPDATED with family comment

Anthony Grigoroff remains incarcerated in the maximum security Sullivan Correctional Facility in upstate New York, but the 25-yearold former Lake Peekskill resident now has hope that he will be a free man in the not-to-distant future. More...

Paving on Route 9D

Paving on Route 9D has delighted motorists, who enjoy driving on the newly-smoothed roadway from Bear Mountain to Cold Spring. More paving and repair work on the state project continues through Aug. 28, proceeding north on the highway. More...

Civics and Politics

Philipstown Board Honors Marlene Bowman

After a very busy July, the Philipstown Town Board had a relatively quick and quiet August Monthly meeting last Thursday. More...

Merandy Touts as Business Owner Spouts Against Board  Free Access 

Trustee and Deputy Mayor Marie Early recently went door-to-door downtown hanging a letter attached by string to doorknobs. It was from Cold Spring Mayor Dave Merandy, touting his first 100 days’ accomplishments. More...

Independence Day a Success with Next Year in Works

On a hot night in August, two Independence Day Committee members met in Village Hall to wrap up the final numbers for this year’s 4th of July celebrations. More...

Schools

Deputy Piazza to be School Resource Officer

Dr. Diana Bowers, superintendent of schools, gave a detailed superintendent’s report Tuesday evening, a highlight of which was the recommendation of a School Resource Officer. More...

Most Schools Begin Classes Before Labor Day

The summer has flown by and for area school children, vacation-time has been reduced this year.  With Labor Day falling on Sept. More...

High Achievers

Commencements Providence College More...

Religious News

Attaboy Rocks the Bandstand  Free Access 

On a hazy, hot Saturday afternoon when temperatures reached into the 90s, the Christian rock group Attaboy played to crowds gathered at the bandstand. More...

Religious Services

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILIPSTOWN ‘The Church of the Open Door’ Academy & Cherry Streets, Cold Spring 265-3220 Rev. More...

Sports

Fall Sports Teams Adapt Practices to Scorching Heat

Haldane fall sports practices got off to a truncated start in Monday, as temperatures in the mid 90s scuttled firstday plans. More...

Births

Samantha Louise Bovari

Samantha Louise Bovari was born on July 31, 2015, to parents Suzanne and Jamal Bovari of Putnam Valley.  Maternal grandparents are Emelia Millard of Putnam Valley and Harry Millard of Lake Peekskill.  Paternal grandparents are Mama and Lahc More...

Aidan James Ogunc

Aidan James Ogunc was born on July 20, 2015, to parents Bianca and Armaan of Putnam County. Maternal Grandparents are Leonora and John Tranquillo of Putnam County. Paternal Grandparents are Selma and Ferhun Ogunc of Westchester County.   More...

Lorenzo John Pidala

Lorenzo John Pidala was born on July 21, 2015, to parents Annette M. Pidala and Salvatore J. Pidala III of Cold Spring.  Maternal grandparents are Ralph Manzoeillo and the late Mary Manzoeillo. 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 Sale

ANTIQUE BARN SALE 7’ table made of reclaimed wood, plus old cupboards, benches, lots of small country items. Every Sunday 11 to 5:00 or by appointment at Tompkins Corners, Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley 845-225-6068   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...

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