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Assemblyman Katz challenges senator

Official announcement came Monday in Carmel

Assemblyman Steve Katz made it official Monday: He’s running for state Senate, and he intends to kick out incumbent Sen. Greg Ball. More...

Irish Eyes Were Smiling

Talk about the luck of the Irish! Golden sunshine and mild temperatures Sunday, combined with enthusiastic marchers and thousands and thousands of bystanders, resulted in Putnam’s greatest parade ever. More...

Restaurant Week on Culinary Horizon

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week begins on Sunday, and Putnam County will be in the thick of it. The annual event—which is actually two weeks—begins on March 18 and runs through the 31st. More...

General Stories

Pedophile Remains in Neighborhood

A Level 3 sex offender who relocated to Carmel in January and caused a furor when placed in a home across the street from a nursery school and down the street from a daycare center remains in his apartment despite promises from officials that he woul More...

Three Charged with Stealing Street Signs

Carmel officials have issued a stern warning: Street sign thefts will not be tolerated. More...

Judge Sides with Prosecutor in DiPippo Retrial

A visiting Westchester County Court judge sided with Putnam prosecutors last week, as he reviewed convicted murderer Anthony DiPippo’s demand for a special prosecutor in his case. More...

Enterprise

Run Like You Stole It

From The Chamber

Have you ever considered how much your attitude can make a difference in creating success and opening doors that previously seemed impenetrable? More...

Putnam Records Lowest Rate of Unemployment Across NYS

When it comes to unemployment numbers, Putnam County is number 1. More...

Sports

Rams Rolled to 14-6 Mark, Finished One Win from County Center

Rugova takes All-Section honors, Grace named All-League

CARMEL—The Carmel High boys basketball team had one of its best seasons in recent memory this winter, rolling to a 14-6 record and finishing second in League 1B with a 7-3 mark. More...

Carmel Wrestlers Had Ups and Downs During Inconsistent Winter

Knox, D’Ambrosio, Alvarez and Pecora brothers earn All-League honors; Twardy to step down

CARMEL—It wasn’t the kind of winter season the Carmel High wrestling team is used to having, but this winter’s Rams team battled from start to finish, closing with a 6-12 dual meet record and advancing four to the sectional tourname More...

Organizations Benefit from Rousing Community Basketball Shoot-out

What a turnout! Scores of budding basketball players of all ages filled the gymnasium at Carmel High School Sunday for the Rotary’s annual Community Basketball Shoot-out. 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 

FRANCIS M. O’GRADY  Free Access 

Francis M. O’Grady died on Sunday March 11, 2012. He was born in Brooklyn and resided in Yonkers during his youth. He served two tours in the Army during WW II while stationed in Hawaii and Japan. More...

TARA L. CUNNINGHAM

Tara L. Cunningham, of Brewster, passed away on Thursday, March 8th, 2012, at the age of 38 years young. Tara was born April 2, 1973, in Mt. Kisco, daughter of Thomas and Lenore (Tierney) Cunningham. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1991. More...

CORINNE B. SMITH

Corinne B. Smith, of Brewster, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Florida. She was 85. More...

Breaking News - 3/19/2012 5:01 PM

Joining Hands Across America to Remember 9/11  Free Access 

'Sacred steel' headed to California

Firefighters from Carmel (pronounced car-MEL) California arrived in Carmel (pronounced CAR-mel), New York Monday afternoon to begin a 3,000 mile long journey that will bring a chunk of World Trade Center steel taken from Ground Zero to the San Franci More...

Breaking News - 3/17/2012 8:25 AM

Odell calls for 'reset' in county government  Free Access 

Calls for consolidation of departments, sale of excess space

 County Executive MaryEllen Odell called for a ‘reset’ of county government in her first State of the County address, given before a packed house in Carmel on Thursday evening. More...

Breaking News - 3/15/2012 7:03 AM

Bomb threat at Carmel High turns out to be hoax  Free Access 

Hostages mentioned in vicious prank

A telephone threat reporting a bomb about to be detonated with hostages being held at Carmel High School sent police and emergency responders into action late Wednesday afternoon, but the threat turned out to be a hoax. More...

Ball Kicks Off Senate Campaign

Primary against Katz is first

State Senator Greg Ball kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday at a rousing breakfast event at Murphy’s restaurant in Yorktown. Ball entered the room to a round of applause, whooping, and hollering. More...

Gas Line Rupture Causes Chaos in Carmel

A construction crew installing a water main in downtown Carmel accidentally ruptured a natural gas line last week resulting in chaos throughout the Putnam County seat. More...

Odell to Give First ‘State of County’

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell will deliver her first State of the County Address Thursday before an expected standing-room-only crowd. More...

Around the County

Great Response for Passport Day

Helene Como is planning a vacation this summer where a passport will be needed. The Carmel woman was among 77 local residents taking advantage of Passport Day last Saturday at the Putnam County Clerk’s Office in Carmel. More...

Mr. Brewster Contest Hopes to Find Cystic Fibrosis Cure

Guys are “strutting their stuff” around Brewster High School these days in preparation for the Mr. Brewster spectacular. More...

Freezin’ for a Reason in Lake Mahopac

The temperature was 38 degrees last Saturday when at 5:05 p.m. 150 brave souls cheered on by another 200 men, women and children ran into chilly Lake Mahopac to raise money for what has become a Putnam tradition. More...

School News

Student Awarded $11,000 Scholarship

Cat Leist literally and figuratively stumbled upon Paul Smith’s College of the Adirondacks. More...

Carmel High School musical is this weekend

Mike Landivar, who plays Ralph Rackster in this weekend’s Carmel High School performance of the Gilbert and Sullivan musical “H.M.S. Pinafore,” sings last Friday during a rehearsal at the George Fischer Middle School. More...

Sonia Mesika Appointed to Brewster Board of Education

Welcome, Sonia Mesika. The four-year resident of Southeast, married and the mother of two young children, has been appointed to the Brewster Board of Education filling the seat vacated by Roger Gross. More...

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