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Breaking News - 1/23/2015 10:37 AM

Carmel man seriously injured in 50-foot fall from tree  Free Access 

Miracle story; safety harness broke

A Carmel man is lucky to be alive after falling 50-feet from a tree being pruned. More...

Putnam’s Meghan Taylor Leaving For State Economic Development Group

Meghan Taylor, president of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, will be leaving her post next week to assume the role as regional director of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Council—overseeing a sevencounty region. More...

Heroin Distribution Ring Smashed

Two New York City men are calling the Putnam Correctional Facility home following their arrests for allegedly distributing large quantities of heroin throughout the county. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 1/23/2015 10:34 AM

Katz calls for Silver’s resignation  Free Access 

Galef pledges chamber will continue to function

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest Thursday for his alleged engagement in a scheme to defraud the public and use his power to obtain millions of dollars from two outside law More...

Serino to Open Constituent Office in Putnam Valley

Residents in Kent, Philipstown and Putnam Valley who desire to meet with or discuss issues with their state senator won’t have far to travel. More...

Around the County

Fraternal Order of Police Celebrates Special Anniversary

The night was January 20, 2004, when the Stephen Driscoll Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police conducted its first meeting in Carmel. More...

Brewster Theater Kicks Off 2015 Season

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? More...

Kick Off The Weekend: Adult Trivia Night

“Kick Off The Weekend: Adult Trivia Night” Friday February 27 at 7 PM at the Patterson Library. Beat the winter blues with another great night of trivia! Come solo or bring a group of friends and play to win great prizes. More...

Cultural Events

Acting Workshop at Studio Around the Corner

The Cultural Arts Coalition is sponsoring a 3-Day February break acting workshop run by Spotlight Arts Inc. More...

Sports

Carmel, Mahopac Boys’ Basketball to Meet Again Amidst Racism Allegations

So, here we are again. More...

Carmel Cheerleaders to Defend Championship

Members of the Carmel High School Cheerleading Team are determined to defend their national title this weekend in the Lone Star State. More...

Brewster, Carmel Gymnasts Shine in Meet

CARMEL – Individually, gymnasts from Brewster and Carmel high schools out on a show Tuesday afternoon, but it was Edgemont/Eastchester’s depth that won the meet. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com Sunday programs: 9-10am - Chanting and Meditation, 10-11am - Dharma Talk, 11am-12pm - Noon Book Discussion Group, Vegetarian lunch, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-1pm More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alice (May) Gottwald

Alice (May) Gottwald, 68, of Carmel, passed peacefully in her sleep on December 24, 2014. She was born December 4, 1946, to Rudolph and Ethel May of Bronx. More...

Maria (Pelliccioni) Guidi

Maria (Pelliccioni) Guidi, 93, of Stormville, died on Jan. 16, 2015, in Ormond Beach, Fl. at the Seaside Manor Assisted Living Facility where she recently moved. At the time of her death she was accompanied by her 3 loving children. More...

Lawrence Thomas Heubel

Lawrence Thomas Heubel, 78, a long-time resident of Pawling, NY, and formerly of Carmel, NY, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. More...

Breaking News - 7:29 PM

Transportation to come to a grinding halt at 11 pm; non-emergency travel banned  Free Access 

Final train departures announced

Venture out-of-doors tonight in your car, truck or SUV and risk facing arrest. Governor Andrew Cuomo is restricting travel on all roads throughout Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester and Rockland counties beginning at 11 p.m. tonight. More...

Breaking News - 1/25/2015 8:34 PM

Mahopac Falls home destroyed by fire

A rapidly moving fire destroyed a wood frame home in the Lake Secor section of Mahopac Falls Sunday. More...

Breaking News - 1/25/2015 8:30 PM

Updated: Gas pipeline expansion gets tentative OK on impact

Despite hundreds of local protesters fearing the worst should the Spectra Energy Plan to expand its transmission system with the Atlantic Bridge Project connecting North American natural gas supplies with markets in New England and the Maritime provi More...

Gas leak forces evacuation of Putnam Plaza in Carmel

Anxious moments at the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center in Carmel Thursday when a natural gas leak forced the evacuation  of several stores.A clerk at the Dress Barn called Carmel Police around 11 a.m. More...

Danger on Nichols Street Causeway

Road is ‘An Accident Waiting to Happen’

Meet an oncoming vehicle on the Nichols Street causeway in Kent and take your life into your hands. More...

General Stories

Carmel Fire Department Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration

The Carmel Fire Department has initiated its 100th anniversary with installation of officers. More...

Carmel Town Board Organizes for 2015

The Carmel Town Board has organized for the new year. More...

Tendy Calls for Dr. King Addition to Mt. Rushmore

Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy, an adjunct professor at Marist College in Poughkeepsie and a local attorney, is calling for a bust of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be added to Mt. Rushmore. More...

Enterprise

Crossroads 312 to Create 700 Jobs

A large crowd is expected this evening, Thursday, when the Southeast Town Board conducts a public hearing regarding a zoning change on the Crossroads 312 project. More...

From the Chamber

Former Chairman Zacotinsky Honored As Mahopac-Carmel Businessperson of the Year

The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce has named as Businessperson of the Year longtime local business owner and former Board Chairman Bill Zacotinsky, of East Road Motors in Carmel. More...

School News

New Racism Charges Probed in Mahopac

For the second time in less than a year, charges of racism are being probed in the Mahopac School District. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The ungrateful farmer

The Pawling Chronicle printed the following letter from A.J Woudwin: The benevolent milk companies have done so much to befriend and encourage the farmers, and who have made so many a sacrifice on behalf of the farmer, to promote his interests and we More...

Word of the Week

Palinode an ode or song recanting or retracting something in an earlier poem; a formal retraction More...

Letters to the Editor

Putnam Deserves Gold Standard of Emergency Services

To the Editor: Emergency preparedness has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years. It is no longer just about fire protection service. It is also about natural disasters and homeland security. More...

Crossroads in Southeast

Dear Editor: Jobs are needed in Southeast. Economic development is needed in Southeast. Tax relief is needed in Southeast. The proposed Crossroads 312 project will positively contribute to all these needs for Southeast and beyond! More...

Thanks on Rocco

I would like to sincerely thank your wonderful senior reporter, Eric Gross and the editor of the Putnam County Courier for making “Rocco’s” (See http:// www.putnamcountycourier.com/news/2015-01-15/ Front_Page/Rocco_Gets_a_ New_Lease More...

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