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Town Rejects Dahlia House Bids

After numerous meetings, workshops, plans, and walkthroughs, the Dahlia House’s promised TLC got delayed at the very last step–the paperwork. More...

Coming Events

 

Arts and Entertainment

Presidents' Week (and Two Maple Syrup Cocktails)

Gardening GUSTO

We’re now in the middle of Presidents’ Week. It is a tumultuous time in America. But this is not our beloved country’s first tumult nor will it be our last. More...

Art Institute for Teens This Summer

Summer Art Institute for Teens is open for registration! More...

BeanRunner Café Announces March Music

The BeanRunner Cafe is gearing up for a month full of exciting Jazz music in Peekskill this March. Here are some of the events: More...

Community

Cold Spring’s Gunner Wins Big at Westminster

At the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last week, Gunner the Bullmastiff from Cold Spring received the highest honor of his career. The smiley canine won an Award of Merit, which is only given out at special shows like Westminster. More...

Two Nerds Go to the Oscars (Sort Of)

The Oscars haven’t happened yet, so of course we didn’t go. More...

A Very Special Day at Putnam Sheriff’s Promotion Ceremony

Sheriff Don Smith called it a “very special day” when six members of his department were promoted during a 90-minute ceremony at the county’s Bureau of Emergency Services before a SRO audience.   More...

Attractions

Joseph Pell Lombardi Lecture To Be Held At Putnam History Museum

Join the Putnam History Museum for a presentation by world-renowned architect, Joseph Pell Lombardi on March 11 at 3pm. More...

Clearwater Festival to Celebrate Diversity, On For June 17-18

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (Clearwater Festival), the country’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival, brings together major musical acts and Clearwater’s own brand of green activism for a unique weekend e More...

Manitoga Summer Nature & Design Camp

Since 1988, Manitoga has been offering a summer day camp program designed to cultivate an awareness and love of nature in children through the exploration of Russel Wright’s woodland garden and his unique design experiments within the House and More...

Commentary

Washington’s Birthday & Taxes  Free Access 

Cunningham's Corner

Monday was Presidents Day, what we used to call Washington’s birthday, and I thought a couple of bits of wisdom from George Washington especially appropriate: ‘Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting More...

Letters to the Editor

Oliverio Responds; Putnam Valley Does Not Face ‘Impending Doom’

To the Editor:  More...

‘Solid Choice’ in Pragmatic Merandy

To the Editor:  In our opinion, villagers have a solid choice for mayor: Dave Merandy. He exemplifies the thoughtful, pragmatic consensus builder that every village wishes it had.  More...

Letters Policy on Elections

The 2017 Cold Spring Village Election will be held Tuesday, March 21, with voting from 6 A.M. to 9 P.M. at the Cold Spring Fire House, 154 Main St. Letters to the editor about the election are welcome, as are letters about the Nelsonville election. More...

Village Hopefuls Outline Views  Free Access 

2 Vie for Mayor, 3 Plus Write-in for Trustee

In their first comments on the approaching Cold Spring election, Mayor Dave Merandy and Trustee Marie Early outlined why they should be reelected, and trustee hopeful Peggy Schatzle spoke of why voters should choose her. More...

Overdose Deaths Spike

Since January 1, eleven drug overdose deaths have been reported across Putnam County. More...

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Civics and Politics

Merandy Defends Village on Highway Chief

Village of Cold Spring

Contrary to some recent public criticism, Mayor Dave Merandy said the hiring of a new Highway Department crew chief had been thoroughly researched. More...

Nelsonville Will Vote on Whether to Increase Number of Trustees

Village of Nelsonv ille

Nelsonville held a public hearing Tuesday night on local law #1 of 2017, which would see the village board increase from two to four trustees, plus the mayor, or five members total.  More...

Uber Bill Passes Through State Senate

A bill that would permit ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate throughout Putnam County and the Hudson Valley passed through the New York State Senate last week by a 55-5 margin.  More...

Schools

Manitou School Looking to Expand

Chairman Anthony Merante started off the Philipstown Planning Board meeting Thursday night by remembering board member Mary Ellen Finger, who had passed away the week before. The thoughts and prayers of the board went out to her family. More...

Emergency Shelters Coming To Schools

The Putnam Legislature next month will sign intermunicipal agreements with the county’s school districts, clearing the way for emergency shelters to be located in each district in the event of a crisis or calamity necessitating the evacuation o More...

High Achievers

Dean’s List  Hofstra University   More...

Religious News

First Hebrew Congregation Sets Purim Events

The First Hebrew Congregation has set two events to mark Purim. They include:  March 11  More...

West Point Cadet Chapel Recitals Set

The West Point Cadet Chapel will continue this spring offering weekly organ recitals of about 35-45 minutes.   These recitals will highlight the tonal variety of the largest all-pipe organ in a house of worship in the world! 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

Junior Varsity Lady Blue Devils Complete Successful Basketball Season

Coming off a 6-11 season a year ago, and three losing seasons in the past four years, the 2016-17 JV Lady Blue Devils completed an 11-6 season. More...

Driscoll Places 6th at NYCHSAA Wrestling Finals, While Barry Reaches Top Eight In Buffalo

Varsity wrestlers Henry Driscoll and Kevin Barry, both Philipstown residents and juniors at Catholic high schools, each made their presence known at the NYCHSAA (New York Catholic High School Athletic Association) State Championship at St. More...

Putnam Valley Cheerleading Earns Berth At State Meet on March 4

WHITE PLAINS – It was going to take a phenomenal performance by the Putnam Valley High School cheerleading team to win the Section 1 championship and advance to the March 4 state championship meet.  More...

Weddings/Engagements

Emily Lombardo and Nicholas Nastasi

Wedding Announcement

James and Julie Lombardo of Cold Spring, New York, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lombardo, to Nicholas Nastasi, son of Thomas and Maryann Nastasi, of Cold Spring, New York.  The couple both attended Haldane High School. More...

Classifieds  Free Access 

Services

Seasoned Firewood Local deliveries, $200 per cord, Expert tree work by local certified arborist. Free estimates. Lic/Ins 845-424-2323 www.create-a-scape.us More...

Misc

Private Spanish Classes Offered by Native Spanish Speaker, 30+ years experience. All ages & levels, for work, study, travel. Call Celia Reissig: (914)473-1614. cvasile@mercy.edu More...

Situation Wanted

Experienced Personal Assistant and Grounds Keeper position wanted. Loyal and dependable local resident looking for a position as personal assistant and or property manager. Willing to commute. Call (845) 608-1228 for an appointment   More...

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