October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Waitress Saves A Life With The Heimlich

A waitress employed at a popular Southeast restaurant is being credited with saving the life of an elderly woman by using the Heimlich Maneuver when a morsel of bread became stuck in the victim’s windpipe. More...

Man Among Giants Highlights Putnam Prayer Breakfast

Many of Putnam's movers and shakers were up early Tuesday attending the county's 23rd annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast highlighted by a moving presentation from former New York football Giants Hall of Famer George Martin. More...

Politics

Toni Addonizio vs. Jeff Green for Legislature District 3 Seat

Two long-time residents of Putnam County will be challenging each other on Election Day for the seat being vacated by District No. 3 Legislator Lou Tartaro. More...

Rogan vs. Shulgin in Putnam’s Only Contested Town Race

There is only one contested town race in Putnam County on Election Day and that pits incumbent Patterson Councilman Shawn Rogan against Luz Shulgin. More...

Around the County

Carmel Halloween Parade Set for Sunday

The Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association is sponsoring its fifth annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 26. The HCCA Halloween Parade is for children from pre-school up to fourth grade. More...

Benefit Dinner for Warrior Events Project

The German-American Social Club is hosting a benefit dinner whereby all proceeds will go to the Warrior Events Project, a subsidiary of the Wounded Warrior program. More...

Brewster VFW Looking for New Members

The Brewster VFW just celebrated its 75th year. To keep us going for the next 75 years, we are looking for new members to join us. More...

Sports

Mahopac Football Earns Playoff Berth

WHITE PLAINS – This is what it means to take care of business. In the end, in order to make the Section One, Class AA playoffs, the Mahopac High School football team needed to win, and then needed a little help from its friends. More...

Benito Muniz & Sawyer Maher: 1st and 2nd Invitational Placings

The Section 1 Coaches Invitational at Bowdoin Park had three boys' varsity races. In the Varsity 3 Race, Benito Muniz was 1st in 16:12 and Sawyer Maher was 2nd in 16:41.This is the 3rd straight Invitational that they have finished 1st and 2nd. More...

Section One Football Brackets Set

So with Section One’s regular season now over, here are the finalized playoff matchups and seedings for all classes. SECTION ONE, CLASS AA More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 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 

Lori E. (Sinclair) Dixon

Lori E. (Sinclair) Dixon, 55, widow of George C. Dixon, a resident of Granger Hollow Road, Shaftsbury, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at her residence following a long illness. More...

Reverend Richard R. Guice

Reverend Richard R. Guice, a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty, NY. He was 82 years of age. The son of the late Reverend Robert B. More...

Mary Anne Villani

Mary Anne Villani (Cullinane), 76, of Putnam Lake (Brewster), beloved wife of Robert Villani, died peacefully at home on Friday, October 17th 2014. More...

Breaking News - 7:39 AM

Fire damages Mahopac Village Shopping Center

An early morning fire damaged the Mahopac Village Shopping Center on Route 6 near the Carmel-Baldwin Place town line. Firefighters arriving on the scene found flames and smoke shooting from the façade of the Feed Barn. More...

As Election Day Draws Near, Differences Clear in Packed Forum  Free Access 

There was standing-room only in the Carmel VFW Hall Wednesday evening when the Putnam Courier and its sister paper, the Putnam County News and Recorder, sponsored its annual candidates forum. More...

Putnam Legislature Finishes Budget Talks on $145 Million Plan

Eleven days of budget deliberations ended Monday evening when the Putnam Legislature meeting as a Finance and Budget Committee wrapped up its deliberations of County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s 2015 budget. More...

General Stories

Row of Honor Unfurled in Carmel

Putnam County's Row of Honor was unfurled Tuesday along the Lake Gleneida shoreline in downtown Carmel by County Executive MaryEllen Odell and members of the veterans community. More...

Lake Carmel Man Escapes Death

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

Those Who Make a Difference Recognized by Putnam Community Services

Individuals and organizations who have made a difference in the lives of others through their accomplishments in human and community services in Putnam County were honored recently at the annual awards breakfast of the Putnam Community Services Netwo More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

New Putnam County Budget Promises Fiscal Strength, Integrity

The latest county budget has been proposed to taxpayers, and it is now in our hands to review and comment on. More...

School News

$38.9 Million Referendum Proposed for Brewster Schools

Residents in the Brewster School District will be going to the polls December 9 to decide the fate of a $38.9 million bond referendum to upgrade facilities while taking care of long standing problems and inadequacies found throughout the district&rsq More...

Brewster’s Got Talent Competition Underway

The Brewster Education Foundation has begun gearing up for next January when the community’s 1st Annual Brewster’s Got Talent Show will be performed. More...

Karlsson Joins Brewster School

A 2001 graduate of Carmel High School who has served as business administrator in the Tuckahoe School District will be shortening his commute starting next Monday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bartolotti Is Best for Job

Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to give my personal endorsement to Michael Bartolotti as Putnam County Clerk. A better person for the job does not exist. I have known Mike on both a personal and professional level since 2008. More...

Othmer Supports Odell

To the Editor, I am the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Kent. More...

Oliverio Best for Executive

Dear Editor, I am a Putnam Valley resident and a member of the Putnam Valley Senior Center since the day it opened 10 years ago. I have eaten many lunches at the center and they were always excellent. More...

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