February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pledge of Allegiance Under Attack  Free Access 

Local Progressive Wants Haldane to Banish Tradition

A Cold Spring resident by the name of Steve Laifer – whose wife recently led the Haldane PTA – sparked a community wide controversy when he took to the Haldane PTA Facebook page last week to suggest that the Pledge of Allegiance be banned More...

Candidate Molloy Outlines Views on Village

Cold Spring Village Election

One thing you can say about former Planning Board Barney Molloy chair: He is tenacious. Last year he lost his bid in the Cold Spring mayoral race. But he calls this spring, and this race, a brand new day. More...

 

Arts and Entertainment

A Full- Service Squash (and Sunny Winter Soup)

Gardening GUSTO

Judging from reader response to the previous four “Gardening Gusto” columns about raising vegetables from seeds, Putnam County is going to have lots of new home-style vegetable patches this summer. More...

‘Plastic Harvest’ Will Challenge Gallery Visitors

Plastics, Benjamin, plastics.  It’s not the story from The Graduate, but rather two artists, one from Cold Spring and one from Beacon, are taking over Gallery 66NY come March.  More...

Quinn’s Announces March Music Lineup

Quinn’s, located at 330 Main Street in Beacon, is excited to announce its music lineup for the month of March, which is packed with something for everyone, every night of the week. More...

Community

Seniors Elated Over Progress  Free Access 

Butterfield Project

Seniors at the Cold Spring Friendship Center located at the American Legion are watching with great anticipation the rapid progress on the new building at the Butterfield site. More...

Focus On: Small Town Confessions

Focus on Philipstown

Making his third appearance on the Focus on Philipstown show, Phil Geoffrey Bond invited us to his charming home in Garrison and was joined by a special guest, veteran actress and Tony Award nominee Sally Mayes, to talk about his latest production at More...

Lead Poisoning Worries Cold Spring Residents

Fifty three cases of lead poisoning have been confirmed in Putnam County from 1993 to 2016 with the majority in the greater Cold Spring and Brewster areas. More...

Attractions

Outstanding American Gardens at Winter Hill

We all need a colorful splash of spring inspiration right about now. Join us at Winter Hill on Sunday, March 6, at 2 pm as Page Dickey shares some of the most beautiful gardens across the country in her illustrated talk Outstanding American Gardens. More...

Daryl’s House Seeks Outdoor Expansion

Residents of Putnam County won’t have far to travel to hear popular music if entertainer Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates fame has his way. More...

Secret Garden Tour In Need of Gardens

Partners with PARC, a nonprofit dedicated to securing the financial future of people with disabilities, will host its annual Putnam County Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 4, and gardens are needed for this year’s fundraiser.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Molloy Has What Village Needs

To the Editor,  Anyone who attended or saw a Cold Spring Planning Board meeting under the leadership of Barney Molloy knows that he is the only candidate to vote for this March. More...

Advocacy for More School Funding

To the Editor,  More...

Only One Person Qualified in Vote

To the Editor,  Barney Molloy is the only truly qualified person to be elected Trustee on March 15. If it were permitted I would ask that you vote for Barney twice. Simply put, his vote is the only one that matters. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charles Edward Byrnes  Free Access 

 Charles Edward Byrnes, age 78, of Charlemont, MA, died suddenly on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Westchester Medical Center. Born in New York, NY, on March 31, 1937 he was the son of the late John E. and Evelyn F. More...

Regina M. Uva  Free Access 

Regina M. Uva, age 89, died on Monday, February 29, 2016 at her residence in Millbrook, NY. Born in Garrison, NY, on January 1, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Louise (Boniello) Bocchino. More...

Josephina J. Johnson

Josephina J. Johnson, age 69, of Garrison, NY, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel. Born in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on February 19, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Petrua and Adriana (Maas) van Rooij. More...

Breaking News - 2/29/2016 10:38 AM

Police ID victims in grim Taconic pile-up

A motorcyclist from Queens was killed, another seriously injured, in a grim crash on the northbound side of the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley Sunday afternoon. Police have now identified the victims. More...

Breaking News - 2/27/2016 8:32 AM

TransCare ends operations in Putnam County; new ALS firm in place

Ambulance coverage in Putnam County has not been disrupted in the wake of TransCare ending its service. More...

Restoring the Iconic Sloop Clearwater  Free Access 

The sloop Clearwater, one of the most identifiable and iconic pieces of Pete Seeger’s environmental legacy, is now up on blocks and metal supports, its upper structure shrouded in white plastic. More...

Icy roads cause crashes in western Putnam

Icy roads Friday resulted in several crashes in western Putnam—one involving serious injury to the driver of one of the vehicles involved. More...

You Can Lead a Horse to Water But ….

Two of the three village candidates for Cold Spring trustee spots have refused to commit to a PCNR candidate forum and the free exposure that comes with it. More...

Civics and Politics

Consumer Affairs Director Pleads Guilty to Taking County Funds

The latest bombshell to hit county government has resulted in the resignation of Putnam’s Consumer Affairs Director Jean Noel after the 64-year-old Kent resident pleaded guilty to taking $275 from local contractors to satisfy county-issued fine More...

Packed Agenda at Town Planning Board

Philipstown Planning Board

It was a packed agenda for the Philipstown Planning Board last week, with what could have been every major and minor project in Philipstown before the board. More...

HDRB Workshop Reviews Ordinance

Historic District REview Board

On a cold February Thursday night, the members of the Historic District Review Board huddled into the small room of the Village Hall, hoping it would be warmer than the main room, in order to review the draft of their ordinance update. More...

Schools

Outstanding Performance by Haldane 1st & 2nd Graders

You knew it wasn’t going to be the normal same old Haldane with this year’s 1st and 2nd grade musicals. Most parents and grandparents knew it on hearing the start time, 9:30am. More...

Colonial Times Celebrated By Haldane Elementary

Haldane School

The fourth graders at Haldane Elementary were transported back in time as they celebrated Colonial Day where their classrooms were transformed to the colonial era.  More...

Garrison Looking to Buy New Bus

Garrison School

Diana Swinburne led the Garrison board of education as members listened to the next round of budget reviews. More...

Religious News

The Catholic Center of Cold Spring

Before Our Lady of Loretto, mass was said in the Chapel of Our Lady on Market Street, which was built in 1834. The land for this church was donated by Gouverneur Kemble. More...

Thousands Welcome Chinese New Year in Putnam

Thousands crowded into the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs Sunday to celebrate the Chinese New Year 4714.  The Year of the Monkey was ushered in with prayer and song.  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...

Sports

Hockey, Boys' Basketball Open Sectionals With Key Wins

One game was never in doubt, the other quickly went from comfortable to queasy, but both the Haldane boys' basketball team and the Hendrick Hudson/Haldane hockey team managed to escape opening round sectional match ups with wins.  More...

Play Ball: Put Me In, Coach, the Season Is Almost Here!

In Arizona and Florida, Major League baseball players are headed to spring training to prepare for the new season, which is right around the corner. More...

Births

James Otto Lennon

James Otto Lennon was born on February 5, 2016, to parents Melissa Lennon and Patrick Lennon, Jr., of Putnam Valley, NY. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Barbara Repicky of Lagrange, NY. 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

ROUND UP TEXAS BBQ P/T incl. weekends. Ask for Linda 805-809-5557   More...

For Sale

ANTIQUE BARN SALE 7’ table made of reclaimed wood, old cupboards, benches, lots of small country items. More...

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