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Indecent Exposure

Prominent Lake Carmel man faces felony charges for sexually explicit contact with minor

A man described by police as a “prominent member of the community involved in area youth groups and sports organizations” is facing felony charges for allegedly having sexually explicit on-line conversations with a 14-year-old Carmel gir More...

More Debates Ahead

Tonight at 7pm at the Lake Carmel Community Center in Kent, the League of Women Voters will hold another in its series of debates in eastern Putnam County. More...

General Stories

Tour de Putnam Takes Off Aug. 30

Bicycle enthusiasts across the Northeast are gearing up in preparation for the 12th Annual Tour de Putnam Cycling Festival, the race designed by cyclists for cyclists. More...

Grants for Nonprofits Available

The Community Foundation of Dutchess County is now accepting applications from tax-exempt organizations serving residents of Putnam County for the Fall 2009 Grant Cycle. More...

Putnam’s Local Banks Weather Economic Storms

The banks and financial institutions of Putnam County are running smoothly, even in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. More...

Enterprise

A Storehouse of Ballpark Stories

Village Baseball Cards is more than a place to buy signed Yankees memorabilia

Mike Dwyer, former 5th and 6th grade teacher in Carmel, spends his summer afternoons in his shop, Village Baseball Cards, talking about the golden age of baseball in the 50s and 60s, discussing signed memorabilia, and arranging rare baseball cards i More...

Cold Spring Café is Village’s Country Kitchen

Peter Inserillo has owned and operated the Cold Spring Bakery and Café for close to eight years, but the familyowned and-operated business was decades in the making. More...

Editorials

Local Officials Left to Manage Mess Caused by Congressional Inaction

Illegal Immigration

It was truly disappointing to read a recent opinion piece written by Congressman John Hall whereby he provided readers with inaccurate and misleading statistical information concerning the reports made by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office to More...

Governor Should Eliminate DMV Fee

I, as your Putnam County Clerk, am calling on Governor David Paterson and the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles officials to eliminate a number of DMV fee increases passed as part of the 2009-2010 budget, including the controversial new “plate More...

Brewster High Alumnus Promotes Patriotism

Kevin McPartland, 18, a graduate of Brewster High school, was honored at the Annual Chief Nimham Pow Wow by Gil Tarbox as the President of the Children of the American Revolution, along with Ms. More...

Letters to the Editor

Borkowski Should Be Ashamed

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Borkowski Owes Voters an Apology

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Sanctity of Life

Dear Editor: In answer to Reverend Lutz’s letter, I would be delighted to see a new national health plan be the means by which the hated Hyde Amendment ceases to deny poor women the opportunity to terminate unwanted pregnancies and force th More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ronald W. Bodisch

Ronald W. Bodisch, 66 of Brewster, NY, died on August 17, 2009. Beloved husband and soul mate of Joan Masterson Bodisch. Cherished father of Lynn, Gigi, William, Debbie, Timothy, and the late Paul. More...

John C. Dohm

Dohm, John C., age 85, of Carmel, NY, died Saturday, August 15, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Dohm was born in New York City on July 31, 1924, son of Peter and Helen (Furgenson) Dohm. More...

Kathleen Gregory

Kathleen Gregory of Brewster, New York died Thursday August 13, 2009 in Danbury, CT, after a long illness. She was 73. More...

Manor Mess Settled

Town of Kent reaches settlement with Kent Acres after decades of dispute

The Town of Kent reached a settlement in its decades-long dispute with Kent Acres, the property development company that hoped to build hundreds of new homes in Putnam, before it became entangled in legal problems. More...

Putnam’s Wappinger Past

9th Annual Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow

The 9th Annual Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow beat its way through Kent last weekend. Gil “Cryinghawk” Tarbox organized the event at Veterans Memorial Park. More...

Brewster School Upgrades Will Face Taxpayer Scrutiny this Fall

Residents in the Brewster School District will be going to the polls October 9 to decide the fate of two propositions— a $25.6 million modernization project that addresses the health, safety, and educational concerns of students at the Henry W More...

Around the County

Southeast Mahopac

Cullen seeks to bring ‘fresh air’ to Town Board

Robert Cullen has spent over 20 years policing the streets of Yorktown. Now he wants a shot to restore order to the Southeast Town Board. “I just feel that I’m a breath of fresh air,” he said. More...

Try New Voting Machines at Kent Library Today

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Home Improvement Board has openings

The Putnam County Legislature is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Home Improvement Board. There are currently two openings on the Board—one for a citizen representative and one for a tradesperson. More...

Sports

‘Pac Nines Wallop Two More To Win WBA

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac nineyear old baseball team overwhelmed Hillcrest, 7-1, in last Monday’s semifinals, then rolled past Pleasantville, 10-5, in Friday’s championship game to win a Westchester Baseball Association championship. More...

Kent White Sox Softball Sets the Standard

Without Playoffs, Dominant16U Team Finishes Season Quietly, Unable to Receive Recognition for Accomplishments

KENT – The Kent White Sox 16U softball team recently closed another strong summer season. The White Sox, under the guidance of coach Michelle Lopane, posted their second unbeaten season in the last three summers. More...

PHC Reservoir Classic Road Race

Applications are now available for the 22nd Annual Putnam Hospital Center Reservoir Classic Road Race. Sponsored by the Carmel-Kent Lions Club, it will be held Sunday, September 27th. More...

Columns

Daniel Nimham, American Patriot

Life Sketches in Putnam History

The story of Daniel Nimham, the namesake of last week’s Pow Wow, is full of ironies. Here was a Native American who was baptized as a Christian. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

140 Years Ago August 2 21, 1869 Beware of Circular Saws while in Motion More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac, NY 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Patterson Baptist Hosts Seminar on Islam’s Beliefs and Practices

On August 14, at the front of the Patterson Baptist Church—a historic congregation associated with the struggle for the separation of Church and state in America—sat a collection of Korans and Muhammad’s sayings called the Hadith. More...

Calendar

Things to Do This Week & Next!

Thursday, August 20 in Huge Closing Sale New Voting Machines The Putnam County Board of Elections will be demonstrating the new ImageCast optical scan voting machines at the Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, on Thursday, August 20, 1 More...

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