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Breaking News - 10/28/2011 4:50 PM

Raging Inferno Destroys Lake Carmel Home  Free Access 

Smoke was visible for miles Friday afternoon when a fire destroyed a single story wood frame home on Princeton Road in Lake Carmel. The Putnam 911 Dispatch Center received a call around 2:30 pm reporting smoke coming from a building. More...

I-84 Rock Throwing Probed

State Police called it a double miracle that no one was seriously injured or even killed when rocks thrown by unknown individuals from a cliff over I-84 in Southeast came crashing through the windshields of two passing cars. More...

MaryEllen Odell, Republican

As MaryEllen Odell traverses Putnam County, the contrast between last year’s campaign for County Executive and this year’s is striking. Night and day might better encapsulate it. More...

General Stories

Breaking News - 10/31/2011 3:31 PM

Thousands still without power; Eldridge urges no trick or treating  Free Access 

County sets up emergency shelter, in Mahopac

Thousands remain without power, some areas still have downed wires. More...

Business Leaders Blast State Bureaucracy

Two dozen business leaders criticized the bureaucracy in Albany during a forum in Mahopac calling for fiscal constraint and mandate relief. More...

Kent Town Board Budget Workshops

The Kent Town Board will hold a Town Board Budget Workshop with Department Heads as follows: Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, October 31, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Sports

Putnam Valley Rolls to Easy Win Over Edgemont, 43-7

PUTNAM VALLEY—A week ago, injuries wreaked havoc on the Putnam Valley High football team, but with a healthy defense and some key players returning to the offense, the Tigers (4- 3, 3-3) had no trouble bouncing back against Edgemont High. More...

Carmel Girls Close Regular Season as Only Unbeaten Team in Section

CARMEL—The Carmel High field hockey teamwashopingtoputaW on the board to cap a brilliant regularseason run Monday, but the Rams had to settle for a 0-0 tie at Somers – despite dominating the game. More...

Rams Get Just Enough to Top Fox Lane, 14-7

CARMEL—The Carmel High football team wrapped up the regular season last Saturday with a 14-7 win at Fox Lane, leaving the Rams with a 3-4 mark. Carmel will now play two non-playoff, matchup games to complete a nine-game schedule. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Breaking News - 11/1/2011 9:52 AM

Kent Woman Killed by Falling Utility Pole  Free Access 

See this week's paper for more details

A 48-year-old Kent woman became Putnam’s first fatality of the freak late October snow storm when a utility pole fell on top of her while she was walking the family dog. More...

Breaking News - 10/31/2011 3:31 PM

Thousands still without power; Eldridge urges no trick or treating  Free Access 

County sets up emergency shelter, in Mahopac

Thousands remain without power, some areas still have downed wires. More...

Halloween parade brings out kids

Carmel parade a hit

The tin man, goldilocks, police officers and their prisoner were joined by a clown, a 1970s go-go girl, the Hulk and little angels when more than 125 boys and girls marched through Carmel Sunday for the hamlet’s 2nd annual Halloween Parade. More...

Only Memories Will Be Left at Closed Garden St. School

By a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, the Brewster Board of Education decided to implement a redistricting plan resulting in the closing of the Garden Street Elementary School. More...

Patriotism and Tears at Police Dinner

Rich Miller received a standing ovation after telling his story to a SRO audience of more than 150 members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Carmel last week. More...

Alan Schneider, Democrat

Alan Schneider, 62, is the kind of candidate who shows up at an interview with his own tape recorder, just to make sure he’s not misquoted. More...

Around the County

Mend-A-Heart Raises $7,000 For Heart Association

Jane Smith and members of her executive committee were elated last Wednesday evening when tabulating the results of this year’s Mend-A-Heart fundraiser. More...

Halloween Parade Brings Out a Ghostly Gathering

The tin man, goldilocks, police officers and their prisoner were joined by a clown, a 1970s go-go girl, the Hulk and little angels when more than 125 boys and girls marched through Carmel Sunday for the hamlet’s 2nd annual Halloween Parade. More...

2nd Big Pot Bust in Mahopac

Is Mahopac becoming the marijuana capital of the region? Carmel Police are asking themselves that question this week following a second major marijuana bust within the past month. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

PUTNAM FACES SERIOUS FUEL PROBLEM MUST ECONOMIZE 40 PER CENT More...

Letters to the Editor

Common Ground in Southeast

Dear Editor: More...

Vote Yes for Library

Dear Editor: On November 8, 2011, an important vote will be put before the Village of Brewster and the Town of Southeast. This is the vote for the budget of the Brewster Public Library. More...

A Southeast Spring?

Dear Editor: Despite the Fall foliage everywhere around us, we hear every day about Spring—currently, the Arab Spring. Decades ago, in the fifties, it was the Hungarian Spring. Later came the Balkan Spring. And so on. … More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Peter Milano  Free Access 

Visitation Tues and Wed; Services Thursday

Peter Milano of Brewster, NY, died Sunday October 30, 2011 in Carmel, NY, at the age of 78. More...

MARGARET MARY (PEG) JOHNSON

Margaret Mary (Peg) Johnson died on October 15, 2011 in Venice, Fla. She was born in Purdys, N.Y., to Martin and Mary (Quinn) Lundy. She grew up in Purdys and graduated from Central High School in Croton Falls. More...

ELIZABETH ‘TISH’ SCHWEIZER

Elizabeth “Tish” Schweizer, of Fallbrook, Calif., and formerly of Mahopac Falls, passed away on October 19, 2011. She was born in Cold Spring, NY, June 2, 1930, the daughter of James G. Childs, who was from Ireland, and Myrtle E. More...

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