Highlands Current Inc. is a New York State not-for-profit corporation begun in 2010 as Philipstown.Info, Inc., to provide balanced reporting of the news and events of the Hudson Valley communities of Cold Spring, Garrison, Nelsonville and North Highlands.
The website started that year by Philipstown resident Gordon Stewart (his Founder’s Greeting is below) was expanded in 2012 to a print edition, called The Paper. Together the website and the newspaper have won 16 New York Press Association awards for excellence in various categories since it first year of eligibility in 2013.
In 2014, Stewart recruited a board of directors of like-minded individuals to formally create a community-supported not-for-profit corporation, and in September that year he relinquished his role as publisher to the new board of Philipstown.Info, Inc. Gordon Stewart died two months later.
In April 2016, to reflect broadening coverage of Beacon and other neighboring towns, the newspaper was renamed The Highlands Current and the website, HighlandsCurrent.com. The corporation became Highlands Current Inc. The newspaper is published weekly on Fridays and is free to the public in order to inform the widest group of readers.