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Breaking News - 4/7/2012 8:49 AM

Coins commemorate County's Bicentennial  Free Access 

Coins, lapel pins available to public

Newly minted Challenge coins and lapel pins are now available for purchase allowing all residents of the county to celebrate Putnam's Bicentennial. More...

Odell to DiVestea: Not So Fast

Hospital Land Controversy Unfolds

An epic showdown is building between Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and the Putnam Community Foundation, the non-profit Joe DiVestea heads, the same one started by former state senator Vincent Leibell. More...

Former Brewster Cop Jailed

Fired shots inside house; had cache of weapons

Former Brewster Police Officer Pat Frezza was treated at Putnam Hospital Center last Friday after firing three rounds from a .45 caliber handgun inside his Mahopac home following a dispute with his wife before being sent to jail. More...

One Of Putnam’s Oldest Trees Comes Down

The Rev. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 4/6/2012 10:27 AM

Hayworth meets with Odell, other Putnam officials  Free Access 

Economy and jobs tops on list of concerns

The economy, jobs, governmental mandates and regulations were on the minds of some two dozen elected officials from Putnam and Northern Westchester Thursday during a conference with Congresswoman Nan Hayworth. More...

Around the County

1,400 Students Learn Health, Wellness

Carmel News

The Carmel School District’s Child Nutrition and Wellness Fair was a huge success. More...

Jake Isherwood Earns Eagle Scout

News from Mahopac

Jake Isherwood spent hundreds of hours preparing for his Eagle Scout project and now that it has been completed the entire community will benefit. After meeting with spiritual leaders, Jake, a junior at Mahopac High School, decided that the Mt. More...

Women of Distinction Recognized

TheBrewster Standard Covering Southeast & Brewster

The first class of Women of Distinction from towns and villages throughout the Putnam, northern Westchester and southern Dutchess region were recognized last Friday evening before a SRO crowd at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services auditorium in C More...

Sports

Brewster Softball Team Returns Experience and Talent

Bears set sights on league title; team opens with 1-0 win over Somers

BREWSTER – Shannon Sommer pitched seven innings, allowing no runs on two hits, and Marisa Delzio drove in the game-winning run to lift the Brewster High softball team to a 1-0 victory over Somers in a League IIB game played Monday at Somers. More...

Carmel Softball Team Looking for Offense to Set Tone This Season

CARMEL - A year ago the Carmel High softball team finished an up and down season at 11-9 after losing to North Rockland in the first round of the sectional playoffs. More...

Mahopac Girls Hang On, Surprise Fox Lane, 11-10

MAHOPAC – Alyssa Corace’s goal with 17 seconds to play lifted the Mahopac High girls lacrosse team to a rousing, 11-10 victory over Fox Lane in a game played Saturday in Bedford. More...

Breaking News - 4/11/2012 6:15 AM

Police Probe Carmel Student's Death; Overdose?  Free Access 

District makes counselors available

Family and friends are mourning the passing of Michael Kastle of Lake Carmel this week, who died Sunday from a suspected drug overdose. More...

Breaking News - 4/10/2012 5:28 AM

DeCicco's Market, Kohl's spared from huge damage  Free Access 

Fire climbs wall between buildings in Southeast

 Quick response by firefighters Monday afternoon to the Highlands Shopping Plaza in Southeast averted a calamity when a pile of mulch apparently ignited by a tossed cigarette started a blaze between DeCicco's Market and Kohl's Department Store. More...

The Great Easter Egg Hunt in Patterson  Free Access 

Kids have a ball

 Dozens of children accompanied by parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles converged on the Patterson Baptist Church Saturday for an old fasioned Easter Egg Hunt. More...

Courier Wins First Place  Free Access 

In-Depth Reporting on Leibell Scandal Hailed

The Putnam County Courier has nabbed first place for in-depth reporting on the Vincent Leibell corruption scandal, one of five statewide awards for excellence in reporting and advertising given to the Courier and its sister paper during the annual me More...

Two 2nd-Place Mega Millions in Putnam

It’s not $640 million—but $250,000 isn’t bad either. More...

Trio With Ties to Russian Mafia Busted in Putnam Jewelry Scam

Three men from New York City with ties to the Russian mafia who believed that Putnam County was easy prey discovered just the opposite, and now face lengthy state prison terms following their arrests last week in conjunction with a bogus precious met More...

General Stories

Ball Wins Republican Nod

State Sen. Greg Ball has secured the endorsement of the Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Republican County Committees, which met jointly on Monday night. The vote was 15,233 votes to 6,260. More...

Budget Process Revision Stalled by Legislators

When it comes to firsts, Putnam County leads the state in several areas—the lowest rate of unemployment, the county with the lowest crime rate and the first county to declare Teen Driver Safety Awareness Month. More...

Disabled Call for More, Not Less

Putnam's annual Legislative Forum attracted a large crowd to the county's Emergency Operation Center auditorium last Saturday morning when dozens of speakers called on elected and appointed officials to create and support disability related public po More...

Enterprise

Putnam’s Business Community Deserves Strong Senate Support

Enterprise

The state Senate campaign for the 40th District is in full swing, with Sen. Greg Ball securing the Republican party endorsement, and Assemblyman Steve Katz mounting a primary challenge. More...

School News

Breaking News - 4/11/2012 6:15 AM

Police Probe Carmel Student's Death; Overdose?  Free Access 

District makes counselors available

Family and friends are mourning the passing of Michael Kastle of Lake Carmel this week, who died Sunday from a suspected drug overdose. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Route 311 at Maple Ave., Patterson jangled@aol.com More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

ERNEST A. SMITH

Ernest A. Smith, 94, of Brewster, NY, passed away on March 31, 2012, at Putnam Hospital Center. Mr. Smith was born on November 18, 1917, to Nathaniel and Katrina (Booth) Smith in Mahopac Falls, NY. Mr. More...

WILLIAM McGOORTY

William J. McGoorty of Brewster, (September 27, 1929 – March 29, 2012), was a man of faith. His life was commemorated with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, on Wednesday, April 4th. More...

Pets

LOST OR FOUND PET? Call Dog Control Officer, 265-4732. Call Sheriff’s Dept., 225-4300 only in an emergency. More...

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