Contention over minutes and agendas, bubbling beneath the surface at the Cold Spring Village Board for weeks, erupted Tuesday (Aug. 10) over late additions to board minutes of May 25 and June 15, sessions marked by disputes over Village policy on the Butterfield Hospital site.
The Village of Cold Spring ended the 2009-10 fiscal year with a fund balance of $128,000, a positive turn after years of budget deficits, according to a financial report given the mayor and trustees Tuesday evening (Aug. 10).
Philipstown’s Town Board last week moved toward membership in the Hudson River Valley Greenway Compact and disputed notions that a reference in rezoning documents to Putnam County’s Greenway program undermines property rights.
Rep. John Hall launched his re-election on Saturday, July 24, asserting that \”somebody needs to stand up here and speak the truthÃ¢â‚¬Â about tough issues, including federal spending, climate change, and unpopular votes.
One driver was killed and another suffered injuries, though relatively minor, in a head-on collision about 4:30 p.m. Friday (July 23) on Route 9, just north of the intersection with South Mountain Pass,
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 “dark skies” lighting to the waterfront. Advocates say the new system will not only reduce light pollution and make historic night-scapes again visible but improve maintenance and energy-usage, thereby saving money; increase security, and meet standards for fixtures that can withstand Hudson Valley winds. But recent small-scale demonstrations failed to allay doubts about the proposed lights, a combination of yardstick-high bollards and “shepherd’s crook” streetlamps resembling those used at the Metro North train platform. “The dock is a very special place.
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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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.