Effort to Restore Historic `Dark Skies’ View of Mountains at Night Bogs Down in Questions

Effort to Restore Historic `Dark Skies’ View of Mountains at Night Bogs Down in Questions

By Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong An effort to restore 19th-century ambience to the 21st-century Cold Spring dock hit roadblocks recently as new critics raised old questions about lighting intended to reduce costs and make mountains and stars visible by night. A project led by the Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) and village government seeks to bring […]

County Health Department Warn of Scam against Restaurants

County Health Department Warn of Scam against Restaurants

The Putnam County Department of Health today (July 22) alerted area restaurants to a scam, perhaps part of a national fraud scheme, in which a caller claiming to be a Health Department employee attempts to schedule a bogus \”inspection.”

Village, DEC Ponder Best Way to Deal with Coal Tar Mess

Village, DEC Ponder Best Way to Deal with Coal Tar Mess

An industrial process that illuminated 19th-century homes now casts a frightening shadow over the Hudson Riverfront as Cold Spring confronts coal tar — the dangerous residue left behind by a factory that turned coal into fuel for gaslights.

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