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News Update  Free Access 

The PCN&R has learned that results of an autopsy performed at Putnam Hospital Center on the body of an unidentified man, found floating in the Hudson River off of Constitution Island earlier this week, were inconclusive. More...

The Upper Crust

Pie makers help to keep life in Putnam sweet, and just a little bit flaky

Andrea (pronounced Andréa) Rouxel is a dyed-in-the-wool Garrison native, and that’s the way she likes it. More...

Body Found in Hudson

The body of man was found floating in the Hudson River in the vicinity of Constitu­tion Island on Tuesday. More...

Pension Costs Rise Due To Poor Economy

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

The good news is Cold Spring’s financial condition is even stronger than last year, ending the June 2010-May 2011 fiscal period in the black with a positive $123,735 in the village General Fund. More...

Coming Events

 

Civics and Politics

EVENING MEETINGS This Week

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17 5:30pm – Philipstown North Highland Fire District Workshop 7:00pm – Putnam Valley Town Board Regular Meeting7:30pm – Philipstown Board Weekly Wkshop THURSDAY AUGUST 18 More...

Smooth Sailing for Foundry Park

COLD SPRING PLANNING BOARD

Last week the Cold Spring Planning Board took its show on the road. More...

The Town Board Meeting That Didn’t Happen

PHILIPSTOWN TOWN BOARD

The story of Philipstown’s latest round of fee increases began back in January and continued in July. But it ar­rived at a new chapter a little before 2pm on Thursday, Aug. More...

Schools

Learning About Insects at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Saturday, August 20, at 10 a.m., the Hudson High­lands Nature Museum in Cornwall presents Bug Out! This time of year the air is filled with the humming and buzzing of interesting insect sounds; have you ever won­dered who is making them? More...

Monarch Butterfly Walk also Slated at Museum

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is holding a Monarch Butterfly Walk! on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 An­gola Road, Cornwall. More...

NY State Birding Conference on Tap, and Right Up the Road

The Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club invites all birders to a weekend of educational and fun birding events. On Sept. More...

Commentary

Democrat to Take Over Levy Space

Cunningham’s Corner

The curious fate of 51 Gleneida Avenue in Carmel is raising more than a few eyebrows in political circles. More...

Perspectives

Homemade Cures for Blight, Bugs and Magical Thinking about Deer

GardeningGUSTO

Gardening is like fishing: sometimes you have good luck and sometimes you don’t. August is when most garden­ers, literally, enjoy the fruits of their labors, picking, eat­ing and preserving boatloads of fresh produce every day. More...

Births

ELLIE GRACE SHIELDS

Ellie Grace Shields was born on May 23, 2011, at Vassar Bros. Hospital to Patrick and Erin Shields of Cold Spring. More...

Weddings/Engagements

Katie Matero and Ryan Szirmay Are Wed

Ryan Szirmay and Katie Matero were married on July 29, 2011. The wedding weekend be­gan with the exchange of vows against a beautiful Hudson River backdrop. More...

Health

New Doctor Joins Practice

Egesta Mani, MD, has joined The Westchester Medi­cal Practice and is currently seeing patients at WMP’s Yorktown offices. Dr. Mani is a board certified internist, who speaks four languages including Spanish. West­chester More...

Breaking News - 8/23/2011 2:38 PM

Virginia Earthquake Felt in Putnam  Free Access 

A little before 2pm today, a 5.9 earthquake that hit northern Virginia and forced the evacuation of numerous buildings in Washington, DC, including the Pentagon, was also felt here in Putnam County. More...

Body Identified  Free Access 

Putnam County Undersheriff Peter Convery has told the PCN&R that the body found floating off on Constitution Island earlier this week has been positively identified as Joseph Corcoran, 39, of Brooklyn. More...

Whistle-Stops in Cold Spring

Schumer Urges Simpler Boater Checks

Last Thursday Sen. Charles Schumer visited Cold Spring on perhaps the loveliest day of the summer. Schumer came to show his support for the Hudson River boating community by calling for the U.S. More...

Sniffen Takes the Helm

Haldane’s New Head Football Coach is a Familiar Face

In the midst of a brutal schedule last fall, head coach Tony Percacciolo handed con­trol of the game planning, personnel and game-day deci­sion making to then-assistant Jeff Sniffen. More...

Car Stolen Right Out of Driveway

VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING

On Monday morning Aug. 8, Gillian Thorpe, Director of the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library in Cold Spring and a Trustee of the Haldane Central School Board, had a rude awakening. More...

Second Camper Bitten By Poisonous Snake At Surprise Lake Camp

For the second time this summer, a young camper has been bitten by a poisonous snake at the Surprise Lake Camp in the North Highlands section of Philipstown and has lived to tell the tale. More...

Meeting Videos from PCN&R


Focus on Philipstown

Elections

PCN&R to Host Philipstown Candidate Forum

The Putnam County News & Recorder is hosting a Phil­ipstown Candidate forum on Monday, October 24, at the Haldane School cafeteria from 7pm to 9pm. More...

Odell Opens Campaign Headquarters In CarmelTEC

The scene at Odell cam­paign headquarters in Carmel resembled an Election Night victory celebration when hun­dreds of the county executive hopeful’s supporters crowded into the store front at the Put­nam Plaza Shopping Center with dozens more o More...

Young Republicans Make Endorsements

At their August 11 meeting The Putnam County Young Re­publican Club headquartered on Main Street in Cold Spring, welcomed the newly appointed New York State Young Repub­lican Campaign Committee Chairman and endorsed the following candidates: More...

Arts and Entertainment

Ellen Lewis Show at RiverWinds

RiverWinds Gallery at 172 Main Street in Beacon, New York presents “The Ho­rizon Line – New Paintings” – Ellen Lewis. More...

Perfectly Imperfect at the BAU Gallery

The BAU Gallery presents Michael Gaydos & Catherine Welshman: Perfectly Imper­fect. More...

Cultural Events

CHAPEL OF OUR LADY RESTORATION 45 Market St., Cold Spring 265-5537 chapelofourlady.com Aug 21 - Sun Music Series - 4 pm Viktor Antipenko, tenor / Eugene Sirotkine, piano / A selection of arias and songs. More...

Community

Religious Directory

BEACON HEBREW ALLIANCE Conservative Synagogue 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon Rabbi Josh Wohl Cantor Ellen Gersh845- 831-2012 beaconhebrewalliance.org Fri night Shabbat services 7:30pm Sat morning Shabbat services, 9:30am Check website for religious schoo More...

Graymoor, Garrison Firefighters Will Commemorate 9/11

On Sunday, September 11, at 7 pm the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and the Gar­rison Volunteer Fire Company will hold a candlelight prayer service at the World Trade Center Memorial Cross in the St. More...

Wine Tasting Festival A Great Success

Guests attending Putnam’s first annual International Wine Tasting Festival were pleasantly surprised. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Concetta A. Timoney  Free Access 

Visitation Thursday evening, funeral Mass Friday

Concetta A. Timoney, age 81, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Elms of Cranbury in Cranbury, NJ. Born April 20, 1930 in Cold Spring, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Anna (Arrigo) Frisenda. More...

Briefly Noted

Talk of Our Town

T his week’s soaking rains have saturated the trees and made their branches extra heavy. Some of the back roads are cluttered with debris. Be watch­ful for falling limbs. More...

Continental Village, Garrison Team Up at Rescue Drill

Continental Village Volunteer Fire Department and Garrison Volunteer Ambulance participated in a water rescue drill at Cortlandt Lake in Continental Village. Both agencies are always looking for new members. More...

Main Street Sidewalk Repair

On Monday and Tuesday workers repaired the sidewalk in front of Robert A. McCaffrey Realty on Main Street in Cold Spring. Annie Chesnut More...

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