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Remembering the fallen in Carmel ceremony, more than 1,000 gather  Free Access 

Across region, we reflect on 9/11/01, and the changes since

9/11 Events to mark attacks, Remember the Lost; First Responders march in Mahopac; more than 1,000 gather at Cornerstone Park in Carmel. More...

GROUND ZERO FLAG UNFURLED IN PUTNAM

By ERIC GROSS

A flag that flew over Ground Zero was unfurled outside the Putnam Sheriff's Office Friday afternoon by emergency responders who made final plans for Sunday's 9/11 Memorial ceremony at the Carmel Cornerstone Park. More...

9/11 Son Joins NYPD

Barry Driscoll became a man at the age of 15. Driscoll, the only child of the late NYPD Emergency Services Unit Officer Stephen Driscoll and his wife, Ann, remembered September 11 vividly; not as a 10-year-old event. More...

Questionable Signatures Gathered by Hay?

District Attorney Adam Levy is said to be reviewing whether to take any action on possibly questionable petition signatures gathered by Legislator Tony Hay in his quest to become Southeast supervisor. More...

Vets Back McGuigan

Legislative candidate Bobby Mc- Guigan Jr, running in a Republican primary against incumbent Dini LoBue, is drawing new support from veterans. More...

Putnam Awaits FEMA Declaration on Damage

More than a week after Hurricane Irene hammered Putnam County with massive rains and brutal flooding, especially its western side, federal emergency officials are still deciding whether Putnam sustai More...

General Stories

Ball Demands Answers from Utility Companies

State Senator Greg Ball wants answers concerning why it took utility companies so long to restore electric service to tens of thousands of Putnam County residents following the ravages of Hurricane Irene. More...

Fugitive Arrested at Putnam Hospital Center

A man being treated at Putnam Hospital Center for an undisclosed ailment wound up at the Putnam Correctional Facility after authorities discovered he was a wanted felon. More...

Teens Arrested for Street Sign Thievery

Four northern Westchester youths are facing felony charges in Carmel and Somers for allegedly stealing street signs in the Mahopac-Carmel area as well as in Somers. More...

Enterprise

In Praise of a Putnam Icon – He Made Prosperity Possible

Putnam County said goodbye on Wednesday to a man who was the face of Mahopac for several generations, when William D. Spain was laid to rest at the age of 92. A lifelong leader and advocate for local business, Mr. More...

School News

CHS Class of 1961 Plans 50th Reunion

Plans are proceeding for the 50th reunion of the Carmel High School Class of 1961. Organizers Jeanette Beacom Johnson and Connie Grimaldi Brown have forecast a “fantastic weekend” for those who attend. More...

Mahopac School Board to Meet

The Board of Education of the Mahopac Central School District will hold its Regular Monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 8 pm, in the Mahopac Middle School Gymatorium. More...

Middle School Opens on Time

The Henry Wells Middle School opened for the new school term on time Wednesday. Contractors moved onto the site last June and throughout the summer worked to remodel and renovate the existing building while constructing a new addition. More...

Columns

Cunningham’s Corner

Sunday is 9/11. All of us should take time to remember, to reflect, on the loss and on the time since. Attend a 9/11 ceremony, if possible. We have so much to remember, and so much for which to be grateful. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

AN EARTHQUAKE SHOCK. Portions of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Shaken More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Breaking News - 9/14/2011 11:22 AM

Primary Election Totals across Putnam County  Free Access 

Close races mark some campaigns

LoBue defeats McGuigan in Republican primary; Patterson supervisor nod will come down to absentee ballots More...

Breaking News - 9/9/2011 10:22 AM

FEMA Declares Putnam a Disaster Area  Free Access 

By ERIC GROSS

County Executive Paul Eldridge finally received the call he had been waiting for from Washington. More...

BEARS CROWD REMEMBERS 9/11

The first game played at the new Brewster High School Bears Stadium took on special meaning Friday night when the crowd paused to reflect on the sacrifices made by 3,000 innocent Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. More...

Court Officers Kick Off Putnam 9/11 Remembrances

By ERIC GROSS

Court officers assigned to the Putnam County Courthouse kicked off Putnam’s 911 remembrances Friday with a solemn ceremony outside the courthouse in downtown Carmel. More...

Eldridge Unveils $141 Million Budget

County Executive Paul Eldridge unveiled his $141 million 2012 fiscal spending plan Tuesday that carries a 1.75 percent increase over the county’s current $138.5 million budget. More...

Putnam CAP Helps Families with Back-to-School Expenses

Back-to-school is always a difficult time for families with limited incomes. More...

Primary Day On Tuesday

Primary Day is Tuesday and Southeast is the hottest among various county and town races. More...

Around the County

Tree Trimming

Tree trimming has been commonplace throughout Putnam County in recent days resulting from Hurricane Irene’s wrath. More...

Service Network’s Annual Awards Breakfast Coming Up

Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, September 28th, at 9 am, when the Putnam Community Service Network holds its Twenty-sixth Annual Awards Breakfast at Clearpool Education Center in Carmel. More...

Helen Avakian to Perform at Library

Singer-songwriter Helen Avakian has been compared to Tori Amos, Natalie Merchant, and Jewel. More...

Cultural Events

Arts on the Lake Hosts Fall Fundraiser

A day of golf followed by a party at the boathouse has been announced by Arts on the Lake for Friday, September 23. Both events are fund-raisers for the five-year-old local arts organization. More...

Sports

New ‘Pac Squad Aims to Repeat Last Season’s Success

MAHOPAC—A year ago, the Mahopac High football relied on their strong senior class as they went 8-1 and advanced all the way to the sectional championship before being upended by New Rochelle. More...

Rams Look to Stay Healthy, Rebuild, Return to Playoffs

Cayea: ‘Senior leadership will be key to our season’

CARMEL—Last year’s edition of the Carmel Rams finished at 5-4 and out of the playoffs – an unlikely scenario for a team that had been part of the post-season dance for the prior five years straight, and a team that has a reputation More...

Bears Looking Forward to New Field, New Start

Polverari looking for good things from returnees

BREWSTER—The Brewster High football team is coming off a 3-5 season where the team didn’t reach the playoffs. But fifth-year Head Coach Don Polverari believes the experienced players he has returning can make a difference this fall. More...

Letters to the Editor

Phone Book Recycling

Dear Editor: Students in Carmel High School have organized a Phone book recycling night, which will take place on Monday, September 12, 2011, during the Carmel High School Curriculum Night. More...

A New Low

Dear Editor: More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

BEATRICE ‘BOBBIE’ ABEL

Beatrice “Bobbie” Abel, 96, of Inverness, Florida, formerly of Carmel, passed away on August 28, 2011. Mrs. Abel was born on April 12, 1915, to Clarence and Jennie (Larson) Johnson in Hartford, Conn. More...

WILLIAM D. SPAIN

William Darius Spain of Mahopac, New York died on August 31, 2011, age 92. He was born on August 26, 1919, first child of Mable Hollister Spain and William Henry Spain at the family home on McAlpin Avenue in Mahopac. More...

EVELYN DEAN BLAU

Evelyn Dean Blau, age 67, of Crossville, TN, passed away on August 30, 2011. She was born October 20, 1943, in St. Augustine, FL. More...

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