Many thanks to Jeanne for this wonderful article. I am so glad that she and the Voice are helping to get the word out about some of the great shops right here in Putnam. In recent years, Cold Spring has become a shoppers paradise with all the new stores that have opened up as well as the other establishments that have graced Main Street for many years.
I urge readers to check out the Country Goose, Archipelago, Kismet, Momminia, Cold Spring Antique Center and many other shops where they can find some amazing last minute gifts that are not available anywhere else in our area. Also, if the shopping gets to be too much, there are plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat with something for every palate and price. Enjoy! View Comment
Mr. Tendy's arrogance knows no bounds, but it's really amazing that he believes he should be annointed the next DA of Put County or that he's somehow better than Mr. Levy. Mr. Tendy is known in town as the BIC or Bully in Chief. I urge any potential supporters to start watching the videos of the town board meetings to see him in action. His preposterous story about the letter he wrote in support of Leibell implies that he is either stupid or a liar. Which is it? All I can say to Mr. Tendy as he goes up against Levy is that people who live in glass houses most certainly shouldn't throw stones. View Comment
Dan Vera- I am trying to get in touch with you to commend you on the excellent work you are doing for PV. Your letters and comments on the school budget have been spot on. For the longest time it seems that no one in town cares about the horrendous level of spending in our school district and the town. Please contact me any time. Thanks.
Patty Villanova View Comment
Liberals are the most intolerant bunch of "do gooders" out there. The Indiana law is exactly the same language as the federal statutes that were approved by the Dems back in the day. Cuomo et al are nothing but fascists, pretending to be for freedom and equality while their regime is anything but. View Comment
I'd love to know what one has to do to get a real news story published here. Maybe something that features real local politics and intrigue, not just this happy rainbow stuff that they put out. Also, comments are censored, kind of like North Korea. You can't say anything bad about the local officials who do all the dirty. Let's get real. View Comment
Thanks so much for your letter and for bringing this to our attention. However, this is really an initiative that should be massively publicized by the PV school district in order to help save the taxpayers some serious money. Perhaps you can suggest this to the board. Your efforts are greatly appreciated! View Comment
Jeanne- As a shop owner on Main Street (Side Effects/ NY boutique) I totally appreciate and applaud you for doing this article. I hope that you will come back again and do another piece about all of our great new shops, many of which just opened in 2014. Cold Spring is no longer just antique shops and hasn't been for quite some time. In fact, we have some of the best shopping venues that you'll find north of NYC including Old Souls (very much like a quirkyk LL Bean), Cold Spring General Store, Open Concepts (exquisite artisans' jewelry), Cape Cod Leather (fabulous leather bags at super reasonable prices), Kismet by Caryn (one of the most outstanding gift shops in Putnam/Northern Westchester) and Simply Elegant/Giadele (fabulous Steampunk jewelry unlike anything else in town. I do appreciate your article and hope to see you again in the Spring! View Comment
Can't believe you didn't mention The Country Goose in Cold Spring. Leonora Burton is known throughout Putnam for her wonderful shop where you can find the yummiest chocolates, cookies and other sweets on Main Street. There are also fantastic gifts (reasonably priced) for the kitchen, cooks and everyone else. Don't miss this shop if you're in town visiting the other great stores that are mentioned in this article. View Comment
The PV Library is dysfunctional at best and that's being charitable. The entire renovation ended up being a huge boondoggle that resulted in the make believe "librarian" getting paid for doing even less than she usually does. Taxpayers contribute over $200,000 per year for a "library" that is hopelessly outdated and virtually obsolete. For some reason the "librarian" was allowed to run a construction job, something that she knows even less about than running a library. As a result, the work took 5 times as long as it should have, but not to worry- I don't think too many people even noticed the place was closed. Like everything else in PV government funded entities, there is no reward for success nor penalty for failure. View Comment
Stranger things than this have happened, and you know what? After what the GOP has been doing on the national level, the betrayal of the American people after the last election, the disgraceful Johnny B. and all the rest of them, Pataki is looking pretty good at the moment.
He's got more of a shot than the NJ loudmouth plus he has a lot of very valuable environmental cred. He managed to get elected in one of the blue-est of blue states and doesn't seem to have many enemies. I am putting him in serious contention. View Comment
This guide is an insult to the merchants of Cold Spring, the Jewel of Putnam County when it comes to Main Street small business. Many of the listings are businesses that are no longer in existence. Plus, there is no mention of the many new high end shops that have opened recently. How do they get away with this? View Comment
With all the problems that Peekskill has when it comes to attracting quality retail, you'd think the council would go out of its way to do everything possible to encourage a business like Homestyle. This bakery is one of the jewels of Northern Westchester and Rose's confections are world renowned. It's about time for some common sense with this situation. More people go to Homestyle in one week than will go to the Lincoln boondoggle in a year. Trust me on that one. View Comment
Tendy is the one that should be ashamed of himself. His vendetta/ lawsuit against two Putnam Valley seniors has been in court for over 14 years with no end in sight. The only reason he wants Levy out is because he wants the job, the power, the pay. He couldn't care less about the fair enforcement of the law. View Comment