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Breaking News - 2/11/2012 4:34 PM

Sex offender on parole busted in Putnam Valley  Free Access 

Posed as teenage girl to meet young boys

            A convicted sex offender recently released from prison on parole is facing new charges following his arrest in Putnam Valley.  More...

DOT Releases Additional Details for Putnam Projects

Last month’s visit by DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald at a Mahopac Library forum sponsored by the Putnam Chamber of Commerce failed to reveal specific projects for the county outlined in Gov. More...

It’s Been Three Years Since the Courier Died, and Rose Again

The dates of a number of anniversaries will remain with me forever.  December 26 was the day my late wife and I married. September 3 was the day our first child was born.  Not all anniversaries have happy memories. More...

Edwin Alvarez Fills Town Board Seat

Edwin Alvarez is the newest member of the Southeast Town Board.  Alvarez, 43, employed as associate director of the Crystal Run Healthcare Group in charge of diagnostic imaging, was appointed by a 3-0-1 vote of the current town council at its me More...

Teens Face Charges for Harassment, Drugs

Two 16-year-old Mahopac youths face hearings in Carmel Town Court Feb. More...

Emergency Generators Secured At Little Cost

The Town of Carmel couldn’t refuse a bargain, and as a result three new generators have been purchased for emergency use.  Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt credited the town’s recently hired engineer Ron Gainer for his efforts in obtaining More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2012 3:52 PM

Disaster averted in Patterson Village fire Saturday  Free Access 

Firefighters knock down blaze, contain damage; no injuries

Recalling a horrific blaze that destroyed six units at the Patterson Village Condominiums a year and a half ago, fire crews responded in force Saturday after numerous 911 calls were received reporting a "working fire" at the sprawling compl More...

CAP Offering Free Income Tax Help

When one thinks of the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP), Thanksgiving holiday baskets, food pantries, a soup kitchen or Christmas toy drives come to mind.  More...

Wolf Lawton Announces Run for New 94th District Assembly Seat

Wolf Lawton, a life long resident of Mahopac who is employed as a paramedic in Westchester, on Tuesday announced his candidacy to seek the new 94th District Assembly seat.  More...

Alcohol-Related Incidents Mar Super Bowl Sunday

Despite pleas from police urging motorists to avoid drinking and driving on Super Bowl Sunday, area law enforcement reported seven arrests for DWI during and after the big game.  State Police made six arrests late Sunday and early Monday includi More...

Fire Protection Costing More in the Area

The cost of fire protection is on the increase in the Mahopac-Mahopac Falls area.  The Carmel Town Board approved fire protection contracts for the three fire departments and two ambulance corps serving Putnam’s largest municipality last w More...

Mahopac Falls Man Critically Hurt by Car; Was Walking Dog

A Mahopac Falls man suffered serious head trauma Sunday evening when he was struck by a car while walking his dog along Route 6N in Mahopac Falls.  Carmel Police Chief Michael Johnson identified the victim as Edward O’Brien, 75.  More...

Local Businessman Cries Foul on Verizon

Richard Osmers calls himself a “victim of corporate greed.”  The owner of OSCOM Communications in Carmel for the past quarter century who also chairs the Advocacy Committee of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce—a group that More...

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