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Breaking News - 10/16/2014 8:21 AM

Violent home invasion in Putnam Valley

A 69 year old Putnam Valley man has suffered injuries to his face, head, chest and neck during a violent home invasion. The Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest Thursday of William Gilligan, 31, of Newburgh in connection with the alleged incident. More...

Large Shopping Centers Doomed in Putnam?

Patterson Crossing Project In Doubt

Large box store shopping centers such as Patterson Crossing appear to be doomed in Putnam County. More...

Fierce Competition in Mahopac vs Carmel

Above: Mahopac offense collides with John Ronaldo #54 and Dom Caporale #24 on defense. Inset: The Carmel defense vs. a tenacious Mahopac ball carrier. More...

Politics

Hot Dogs & Politics On Tap Next Week  Free Access 

The Putnam County Courier and its sister paper the PCNR are having a picnic-style candidate forum next week. More...

Around the County

Putnam to Celebrate Day of Prayer

Many of Putnam's movers and shakers will be up early next Tuesday to attend the county's annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast. More...

Putnam Prepares for Winter Weather

The calendar may read mid-October with leaves starting to turn to radiant shades of red, orange and yellow but Putnam County government is already preparing for the long winter ahead. More...

Town Keeps Spending in Check

For the first time in three years, Carmel’s town budget will be kept within the two percent state mandated cap. Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt credited his administration with “sound fiscal management” for keeping spending in check. More...

School News

5th Graders Become Field Study Scientists

A glorious fall day with golden sunshine and mild temperatures greeted dozens of students last week who ventured to the Lake Tonetta waterfront in Southeast where for two hours, the 10-year-olds became field scientists. More...

Rotarian Dictionary Distribution A Success

Rotarian Mike Cavalieri never dreamed that a dictionary project conceived 14 years ago by the Brewster Rotary would be such a success. During last week's Rotary meeting, 550 dictionaries were turned over to officials of the C.V. More...

Mahopac Band Shines in Columbus Day Parade

Tens of thousands of people lined Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Monday for the annual Columbus Day parade when 65 members of the Mahopac High School Marching Band represented their school and community with great pride. More...

Letters to the Editor

Terrence Murphy is Right for Putnam

Dear Editor, Regardless who wins in November Putnam County will not be represented by a local resident for the first time in our history. More...

Vote No to Term Limits

I urge all Kent voters to vote NO on the referendum this November. More...

Support for Michael Bartolotti

Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for Michael Bartolotti, candidate for Putnam County Clerk. More...

Breaking News - 3:17 PM

Lake Carmel man escapes death in Danbury  Free Access 

A Lake Carmel man is lucky to be alive after his car crashed through a fence at the Danbury City Park and plummeted into Candlewood Lake. Danbury Police said that when officers arrived on the scene of the 11 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 1:17 PM

Hayworth & Maloney Race Tightens More as Race Closes  Free Access 

A recent Siena Research Institute poll shows Dr. Nan Hayworth pulling ahead in the polls for the 18th District seat over incumbent Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. Hayworth, who won in 2010, lost the seat in 2012 to Maloney.  More...

Eight Escape Major House Blaze

Fire Chief: ‘Check your smoke detector batteries’

It was a calamity waiting to happen. More...

Fire Rages in ’Pac’s Olympic Diner

A popular Putnam restaurant was damaged by fire Saturday despite the efforts of some 100 emergency responders from fire companies throughout Putnam and Westchester. The blaze was reported at 2:15 p.m. at the Olympic Diner on Route 6 at Miller Road. More...

General Stories

Molly McGuinness Aids Putnam Humane Cats

Molly McGuinness loves all animals, especially cats. More...

Brewster Firefighters Visit St. Lawrence

Three and four year olds learned fire safety last Friday thanks to the efforts of the Brewster Fire Department. A dozen firefighters spent the morning at St. More...

Preparing for Ebola—Just in Case

A case of Ebola would be an extreme rarity in Putnam County, yet officials at Putnam Hospital Center— the county’s sole medical center—are preparing nevertheless, and last Friday conducted a mock drill involving a possible Ebola inf More...

Sports

Students Fight Domestic Violence

Students at Carmel High School have donated $1,200 to the Putnam Women’s Resource Center in the hope of stemming the tide of domestic violence. More...

Rough Games for Mahopac Soccer

Two losses and a tie for the week’s contests

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School boys' soccer program has traditionally given powerful Arlington fits. The two teams play physical soccer that often plays to Mahopac’s favor. More...

Football Playoff Scenarios for Putnam County High Schools

This is the last week of the regular season for high school football, so let’s take a quick look at where the five Putnam County high schools are in terms of making the playoffs. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

TERRIBLE ACCIDENT ON THE HARLEM RAILROAD

The freight and milk train on the Harlem Railroad was thrown from the track at Williams Bridge on Sunday night about 12 o’clock. Some scoundrels placed a rail across the track. The engine struck it and was completely turned over. More...

WORD of the WEEK

Bivouac to make a temporary encampment under little or no shelter More...

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