Reader Comments

  • Comment on Dr. Richard Geoghean (1954-2019) by Leonora Burton December 5, 2019
    Dr. Geoghean was an extraordinary person and chiropractor. My heart felt sympathies for his family.
  • Comment on Dr. Richard Geoghean (1954-2019) by Mary Cooper December 5, 2019
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Dr. Geoghean was a wonderful person and chiropractor. He will be missed.
  • Comment on Karen Solicito (1956-2019) by Mary Cooper December 5, 2019
    Roger, Roger Jr. and Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was such a sweetheart; she will be missed. My deepest sympathy.
  • Comment on Dominic Bocchino (1925-2019) by Jim West December 4, 2019
    Thank you for your valuable service. We will remember you. RIP
  • Comment on What Has Changed? by Jackie O'Brien December 3, 2019
    Very brave work. Just the fact of doing this play already has created ripples of change. Thank you.
  • Comment on What Has Changed? by Mary Anne Myers December 2, 2019
    Insightful interviews, with beautiful photos of the young people in the cast I remember some from the old "A Poem a Day" in April project! These students give me hope for our future as a species. Thank you, Alison!
  • Comment on Clara Lou Gould: Doula of Beacon’s Rebirth by Kelly Ellenwood December 2, 2019
    She was the real deal! Beacon would be a very different place if it weren't for her vision and tenacity. So grateful that I have been able to know her and work alongside her on a number of initiatives.
  • Comment on Analecta: From Bark to Photos and Sculptures by Robin Rice December 2, 2019
    I have seen all the images for this exhibition and they are amazingly beautiful.
  • Comment on Cold Spring Creates Parking Lottery by Site Editor November 29, 2019
    The Cold Spring Village Board responded: The $3 annual fee was for Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. The $40 fee for 24/7 parking from Dec. 1 to April 15 is based on costs of advertising the permit system, obtaining stickers to identify permit-holders, and lost revenue based on use of the municipal lot from Dec. 1 to April 15. The fee equates to less t […]
  • Comment on Early Vote Going Smoothly by Susan Anspach November 29, 2019
    New York State’s first year of early voting was successful and well-received. The new electronic polling books (iPads with voter registration information) worked as planned and expedited the sign-in process on election day. Kudos to all at the Putnam County Board of Elections who rose to the challenge of implementing the new law.
  • Comment on A Rider’s Guide to Beacon’s Bus-Shelter Art by Karlyn Benson November 26, 2019
    Thanks for writing about this project and for featuring all the artists! I'd like to make a correction - the article mentions people who helped with the project in previous years. In 2019 Michelle Alumkal and I received graphic design assistance from Chris Neyen and installation help from Anna West, Kelly Ellenwood, Greg Slick, and Marc Bernier.
  • Comment on A Rider’s Guide to Beacon’s Bus-Shelter Art by Kelly Ellenwood November 24, 2019
    Thank you for featuring the Beacon Bus Shelters - it is a project I'm very proud of. Just a quick clarification: the Beacon City Council did NOT provide funding for this project, although the City provided support in executing a license agreement between BeaconArts and the City to install artwork, as well as support in repairing several of the shelters […]
  • Comment on A Rider’s Guide to Beacon’s Bus-Shelter Art by Anna West November 24, 2019
    Thank you for the comprehensive article, your writing always takes the subject beyond the surface and keeps it interesting.
  • Comment on Cold Spring Creates Parking Lottery by Roseanne Halpin November 22, 2019
    I'm just wondering how the Village Board arrived at a $40 fee for four months when a $3 “annual” fee was suggested by a board member at the Oct. 1 meeting. The Spring Brook Condominium held an owners' meeting on Oct. 22 and residents could not attend the follow-up meeting of the Village Board on Oct. 22. Furthermore, the lot is mostly or entirely e […]
  • Comment on Letter: Short-Term Rentals by Irene Pieza November 22, 2019
    The owners and promoters of short-term rentals need to talk to each other about sloppy management and disregard for residents. It is disingenuous to argue that Foodtown or village shops will close if Airbnbs are regulated. The police are not property managers. The neighbors are not silent business partners or a concierge. The sloppy, rude and exploitative sh […]
  • Comment on Liam Gillespie (1946-2019) by Jeffrey Durocher November 21, 2019
    Liam, I will miss you and remember fondly all the good times, good humor, road trips and the kindness in your soul.
  • Comment on Liam Gillespie (1946-2019) by David Cary November 21, 2019
    I'm saddened to hear this news. Kind and gentle, he was a good friend to all, me especially. A Hasher for 30 years, through and through. He will be missed by many. On on, Liam. Say hello to Ian and Pete for us.
  • Comment on Booming Beacon by Brandon Smith November 19, 2019
    If you think Beacon has become too expensive, you should support more development. More people want to live in Beacon so it needs more housing for them. If we don't build it, the existing housing will just get more and more expensive. Supply and demand to housing no matter what my Beacon neighbors want to believe.
  • Comment on Putnam Legislator Questions Contracts by Armanda Famiglietti November 19, 2019
    “We have a contract in front of us. We renew it every year. That’s what we do.” Say what? Putnam taxpayers deserve better. Thank you, Nancy Montgomery, for bringing good governance to the Legislature — or at least trying to.
  • Comment on Booming Beacon by Georgeann Rutkowski November 19, 2019
    It has become quite clear that the mayor, council, zoning and planning boards just do not care about those of us who have lived here for decades. Those of us who stayed in our community through the very hard times. Those who lived with the boarded up storefronts and the graffiti. It has become too expensive and too crowded. We have lost our Beacon.
  • Comment on Putnam Legislator Questions Contracts by Eileen McDermott November 18, 2019
    Am I missing something here? Seventy thousand dollars a year for barely 15 hours of work per week as a local legislative attorney? The average federal government attorney salary is $126,000 for a full-time position. Firriolo writes legally meaningless resolutions for the religious right containing lies and misrepresentations. Why are we paying him so much mo […]
  • Comment on Putnam Legislator Questions Contracts by Kathleen E Foley November 18, 2019
    Would be great to see more people and committee and legislative sessions. There are rarely folks from Philipstown in attendance.
  • Comment on Booming Beacon by Brandon Smith November 18, 2019
    "[T]he council began a discussion about the amenities it could consider requiring — including public parking, affordable housing and public open space — as “trade-offs” for developers who want to build four-story buildings (with a fourth-floor setback) on Main Street" What a bad idea. Main Street needs LESS parking if we want to keep it a vibrant, […]
  • Comment on Putnam Legislator Questions Contracts by Kathleen E. Foley November 18, 2019
    This isn’t about a lone Democrat pushing back against all Republican colleagues. This is about a true public servant fighting for what is ethical. Nancy Montgomery, who represents Philip-stown, is the only county legislator working with the needs of the Putnam taxpayer and resident in mind. As with so many contracts with Putnam County’s government, legislati […]
  • Comment on Putnam Legislator Questions Contracts by Charles E. Hustis III November 17, 2019
    I believe that it has come time for the taxpayers of Cold Spring to stand up in unison and voice our concerns and complaints about what services we are not getting here for the sales tax dollars we send to the county. I believe that the more people stand together and voice their concerns, public policy will shape. The political games have got to stop and the […]