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General Stories

Putnam Flunks State of the Air Report

Once again Putnam County has joined its neighbors in Westchester, Dutchess, and Orange counties by receiving a failing grade when it comes to air quality. More...

Putnam County’s Snow Budget Is Exhausted for the Year

Putnam County officials have issued a plea to Old Man Winter: No snow until January 1, 2012, at the earliest! The persistent inclement weather of January, February and March of this year has virtually exhausted the county’s 2011 snow budget. More...

Putnam’s Most Senior Politician Hangs up His Gloves

Carmel Councilman Robert Ravallo has served residents of the Carmel-Mahopac area during four different decades. More...

Enterprise

Chambers of Commerce Should Be Strong Business Advocates

From The Chamber

New York State is one of the toughest places in America to do business. Taxes are relatively high, services are few, and the regulatory climate is extremely challenging. More...

School News

Outdoor Classroom Readied at Elementary School

Boys and girls enrolled at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster will soon be learning some basic lessons out-of-doors. More...

Passing of the Ladle in Brewster Schools

More than three decades ago Joan O’Brien offered Cathy Ashe her first job in the food services industry. More...

Columns

Putnam People

…The Board of Directors of Putnam Hospital Center recently approved the appointment of seven new members to the Carmel hospital’s medical staff: pediatrician SHARON BRITOSNEVES, MD; internist LEWIS KOHL, DO; nurse anesthetist JONATHAN MA More...

Cunningham’s Corner

I think it’s the spontaneity that struck me first: People gathering at Ground Zero, and outside the White House, chanting, singing, some waving flags. More...

Thank You, Putnam County

When my dad passed away 19 years ago this November on his 76th birthday, I remember my late mom telling me “the mornings and nights are the most difficult times to cope.” Mom—you were right! More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

CELINA K. (KELLEY) SONDHEIM

Celina K. (Kelley) Sondheim, 62 of Sharon, Massachusetts passed away at home on April 25, 2011, after a long illness. Ms. More...

ANNA D. GAGLIARDO

Anna D. Gagliardo of South Pasadena, FL, died Saturday April 23, 2011, in South Pasadena after a long illness. She was 72. Mrs. Gagliardo was born October 1, 1938 in the Bronx, daughter of the late Pete and Frances (DeYorge) Folletto. More...

UMBERTO GABRIELLI

Umberto Gabrielli of Brewster died at home on Friday April 29, with his family at his side. He was 84. Mr. Gabrielli was born July 18, 1926, in Frosinone, Italy, son of the late Antonio and Giulia (Casagrande) Gabrielli. More...

It’s Spring in Cold Spring  Free Access 

Spend a memorable May 14 in Cold Spring-on-Hudson

“It’s Spring in Cold Spring!” More...

Split Legislature Approves Term Limits by 5-4 Vote

By a vote of 5-4, the Putnam Legislature has enacted term limits for future legislative bodies. More...

Here’s the Church… … Here’s the Steeple

Philanthropist George Whipple was awestruck. More...

Around the County

‘Men Who Cook’ Draws a Hungry Crowd

Guests arrived hungry. More than 350 jammed into the Starr Ridge Manor Banquet Hall in Southeast Saturday for the Patterson Rotary Club’s 15th annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser. More...

Breakfast Will Help Support Scout Project

Come join us for breakfast. From 9am to 11:30am on Sunday May 15, at the Brewster VFW Post 672, located at 262 Peaceable Hill Rd, in Brewster, Boy Scout Jimmy Duncan is hosting a breakfast fundraiser for his Eagle Scout project. More...

Four Appointed to Cancer Board

Four residents of Putnam County have been appointed to the newly formed Regional Board of Advisors of the American Cancer Society of the Hudson Valley. More...

Cultural Events

Putnam Residents Save on Shakespeare

Putnam and Dutchess County Nights at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival are coming up in June, on the following dates: Wednesday, June 15 – Hamlet; Tuesday, June 21 – The Comedy of Errors; Wednesday, June 22 – Around the World i More...

Auditions Announced For One-Act Plays

Arts on the Lake announces auditions will be held on Saturday, May 7, for an evening of one-act plays that will be presented at the Lake Carmel Cultural Center on June 10 and 11. More...

Sports

Indians Dig Early Hole, Fall to John Jay

MAHOPAC—In two recent games, the Mahopac High boys lacrosse team gave two different efforts, and got varied results. The Indians (8-3, 1-2) came out flat Monday night at John Jay- Cross River, fell behind early and lost 9-6. More...

PV Tigers Top Palisades, Fall to Kennedy, Hen Hud

PUTNAM VALLEY—The Putnam Valley High baseball team fell to host Kennedy, 5-1, Monday night, after beating Palisades Preparatory of Yonkers, 7-1, at home on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the Tigers fell to Hendrick Hudson, 11-0. More...

Brewster Girls Lose to Lakeland/ Panas, Rip Greeley

BREWSTER—Gerry Walsh’s Brewster girls lacrosse team knew it had a golden opportunity in Saturday’s home game against always-tough Lakeland/Panas – with the game tied at 8-8, and possession of the ball, with 2:00 to play. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kent Zoning Change

Dear Editor: The Kent Town Board proposes to change the Town’s zoning laws to introduce an “Office Park Overlay District.” This may be a good idea—but the process stinks! Again, we see no evidence of open government. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. More...

Contemporary Praise and Worship Service

On Sunday, May 8, at the Pawling United Methodist Church, 2 Dutcher Avenue, Village of Pawling, enjoy Coffee, dessert, and fellowship at 5:30 with a worship service at 6pm. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke