The Affair to shoot in Cold Spring again
By Michael Turton
The Cold Spring Village Board may have set a record for brevity, convening for less than 25 minutes in dealing with a very light agenda at its Monday, July 7, meeting.
Trustees authorized Mayor Dave Merandy to send correspondence to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, urging him to support a bill passed by both the state Senate and Assembly that will enable the Village of Cold Spring to expand its residential parking program. Currently, only residents below the Metro-North tracks are issued the special permits, which allow them to park for longer periods than the normal four- or five-hour maximum.
The letter to the governor asserts that the expanded permit system would also “encourage visitors to seek parking away from residential areas but still within close proximity to Main Street.” Merandy said the bill “is on the governor’s desk” awaiting his signature.
The Affair is returning to Cold Spring. The Showtime TV series shot several scenes in the village on June 8, and trustees approved a request from its producers to film additional scenes on Wednesday, July 22. Shooting will take place at Hudson Hil’s restaurant, Cold Spring Antique Center and on Main Street between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Merandy said Showtime will pay the village a fee of $1,100 to $1,200 and also cover the cost of any additional policing required on the day of the shoot.
The Village Board accepted Ruth Elwell’s resignation from the Code Update Committee. She was only recently appointed to serve on the committee. Her letter indicated she resigned for health reasons.
John Furst, an associate with the Newburgh- and Fishkill-based firm of Catania, Mahon, Milligram and Rider PLLC, will attend next week’s Village Board meeting, his first as the new village legal counsel.