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Whipple Foundation Gets Important New Backing

Preserving the history and greenways of Putnam County is getting some new, high-powered backing with the formation of a new board to expand the efforts of the Whipple Foundation. More...

Cuomo Road Show is Light on Details

A visit by New York State DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce was tabbed as an opportunity for local residents to learn about specific projects earmarked for Putnam County contained in Gov. More...

Home Is Where The Help Is

Within the next five years, Putnam County will experience a 70 percent growth rate of residents over the age of 60 with one out of every four county residents being eligible for Social Security. More...

Politics

Cuomo Road Show is Light on Details

A visit by New York State DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce was tabbed as an opportunity for local residents to learn about specific projects earmarked for Putnam County contained in Gov. More...

Around the County

Carmel Fire Dept. Installs New Leadership For 2012

The Carmel Fire Department installed officers for 2012 as more than 200 guests gathered Saturday evening at the Ceola Manor in Jefferson Valley for the affair. More...

No Flu Here

Carmel High School freshman Monique Litombe beams after learning that she had won tickets to a Renegades baseball game this summer just for receiving her flu shot, one of 276 students to be immunized More...

Music Fees for Concerts to Increase

Outdoor musical performances this summer performed at the Mahopac Chamber of Commerce Park will be costing taxpayers a few dollars more this year. More...

Cultural Events

Village Film Festival Seeks Short Films

The VOB Film Festival announces a call for entries to its first outdoor film festival, to be presented at the Walter Brewster House on September 1, 2012. More...

Time to Focus on Tilly Foster Photo Contest

Tilly Foster Farm has announced its 2012 Photo Contest. More...

School News

76 Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

Students at Brewster High School are beaming this week after receiving word that 76 young men and women have earned AP Scholar Awards for their outstanding achievement on AP exams. More...

Brewster, Mahopac Say No to Joint Services School Plan

It’s back to the drawing board for members of the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Board. More...

Cartwheels for Cancer Make a Difference

Members of the Brewster High School Gymnastics Team are determined that research finds a cure for breast cancer. More...

Columns

Washington Dispatches

A big fight broke out last week in Washington – and this time, the lines were not strictly drawn with the Democrats on one side and Republicans on the other. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A PLEASANT SEWING MEETING was held at the home of Mrs. W. 0. Taylor last Tuesday afternoon and about fifteen aprons of various kinds and colors were completed for the spring fair of the Presbyterian Ladies’ Aid society. More...

Breaking News - 1/27/2012 10:26 AM

Putnam Split in Half by Redistricting Plan  Free Access 

For the first time in its history Putnam County will be represented in the New York State Senate by two lawmakers under a plan proposed by the state’s Task Force on Redistricting. More...

Bicentennial Celebration Kicks Off

If Putnam’s Bicentennial Ball was any indication, the remainder of 2012 will be truly special across Putnam County. More...

Odell Taps New Highway Chief

Fred Pena is the new keeper of the 117 miles of county-owned roads in Putnam. More...

Four Cop Cruisers Smashed on 84

Putnam’s first substantial snowfall of 2012 was disastrous for the New York State Police. More...

General Stories

Four Cop Cruisers Smashed on 84

Putnam’s first substantial snowfall of 2012 was disastrous for the New York State Police. More...

Architects of Diplomacy

Elizabeth Ailes, owner and publisher of The Putnam County Courier, visited with friends John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Dr. More...

Brewster-Based Group Hopes To Rebuild Haiti

One Small House, a Brewster-based organization, wants to do its part in rebuilding earthquake ravaged Haiti and will be sending three teams to the Caribbean nation next month where a 7 magnitude quake killed an estimated 300,000 men, women and childr More...

Enterprise

Home Is Where The Help Is

Within the next five years, Putnam County will experience a 70 percent growth rate of residents over the age of 60 with one out of every four county residents being eligible for Social Security. More...

Celebrating Putnam’s Bicentennial Year in 2012

From The Chamber

Two hundred years ago, a swath of land in the lower Hudson Valley was separated from Dutchess County and given its own name, Putnam, in honor of one of the valiant generals who helped the fledgling United States win its independence from Great Britai More...

Sports

’Pac Mat Men Continue Hot Streak, Top Carmel, Yorktown

Carmel’s Pecora earns 100th career win

MAHOPAC—After spending almost two weeks wrestling at tournaments throughout the Northeast, the Mahopac High wrestling team got back into league competition this week and picked up two wins. More...

Bears Swimmers Pick Up Two Easy Wins

BREWSTER—With the season winding down, the Brewster High swim team picked up two more wins, after beating Beacon High 48-39 on Tuesday, the Bears (10-1) topped Peekskill High 56-31. More...

Lady Rams Roll Past Bears, Tuskers, Improve to 9-4

CARMEL—Sabrina Diaz had 14 points, and Alyssa D’Apice added 13 points and three assists to lead the Carmel High girls basketball team to a 53-36 victory over Brewster in a League 1B game played Friday at Brewster. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

James J. Durkin  Free Access 

Visitation Tuesday in Brewster, Mass on Wednesday

James J. Durkin age 82, of Carmel, also of Hurley, NY, passed away on January 28, 2012, peacefully with his family by his side. Mr. Durkin was born October 2, 1929 to the late Andrew J. and Mary (O’Brien) Durkin. More...

ELSIE MATTEO

Elsie Matteo, longtime resident of Carmel, passed away peacefully at her home on January 22, 2012, at the age of 68. She was born in the Bronx, on May 24, 1943. She was the loving wife to Rocco Joseph Matteo. More...

WILLIAM MEAD SHIELDS

William Mead Shields, 81, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2011, at his home in Fort Pierce, Florida after a courageous battle with a rare form of cancer. More...

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