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Bicentennial Celebration Kicks Off

Putnam’s long anticipated Bicentennial weekend has arrived. More...

Beals Becomes Putnam’s Health Chief

By a split vote, the Putnam Legislature Tuesday confirmed Dr. Allen Beals of Putnam Valley as the county’s new Commissioner of Health. More...

Daring Escape

Accused jumps from window

A Lake Peekskill man is incarcerated at the Putnam Correctional Facility this week following a daring escape attempt while being interrogated in a second-floor conrerence room at the Putnam Sheriff’s Department. More...

Putnam Bicentennial Book Unveiled

Putnam’s Bicentennial book was unveiled Tuesday evening at the regular monthly meeting of the Putnam Legislature. More...

General Stories

Top Hayworth Aide Gone in Wake of Remarks

The controversy over an insensitive Facebook post claimed a top aide to Rep. Nan Hayworth this week. On Monday, the campaign for Hayworth, R-19, issued a statement explaining that top campaign aide Jay Townsend had resigned. More...

High School Student Assaulted on Bus

Two Mahopac High School students are facing charges of assault for allegedly forcing another boy from his seat on a school bus last week, resulting in the victim suffering a head injury and concussion. More...

Man Charged; Pepper-Sprayed Neighbor

A Mahopac man is facing an assault charge for allegedly attacking his neighbor with a can of pepper spray. More...

Enterprise

Enterprise

200 years … Past, Present, and Future

This year is Putnam County’s bicentennial, its 200th year of incorporation. This weekend will feature the unearthing of a time capsule in Carmel that the business community had a hand in creating some 50 years ago. More...

Columns

Courier Archives

157 Years Ago June 9, 1855

The political world during the past year has presented a strange spectacle for co-contemplation, and one which will leave a melancholy impress upon the archives of our country. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Dorothy Murray

Dorothy Murray, age 85, of Brewster, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Summerville, S.C. Mrs. Murray was born on March 28, 1927, in Brooklyn, to Charles and Nellie (Griffen) Westmiller. She graduated from the Girls Commercial High School in Brooklyn. More...

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Putnam's 200th Celebration a Rousing Success  Free Access 

Thousands watch parade, fireworks, more

Putnam's long anticipated Bicentennial weekend was a blast. More...

Breaking News - 6/7/2012 8:09 PM

Smoldering cigarette ashes responsible for tragic Carmel fire  Free Access 

Ignited mulch next to home

The captain of the Putnam Fire Investigation Team, Dan Tompkins of Garrison, called it a "perfect storm." More...

Mahopac Woman Falls in Train Gap

A Mahopac woman is lucky to be alive after slipping through the gap between a railroad platform and a moving train at the Southeast Metro-North station. The bizarre incident occurred Friday evening before dozens of horrified commuters. More...

Scholarship Recipients Take Home $10K

Ten deserving youths from throughout Putnam County received scholarships from the Putnam County News & Recorder and Elizabeth and Roger Ailes on Friday evening. More...

Almost Time To Say Goodbye

Garden Street School Principal Eileen McGuire summed it up best: “It’s so nice we’ve had this time together, but now it’s time to say goodbye!” The end of an era in Putnam County educational circles takes place in two sh More...

Around the County

Troop 1 Boy Scout Gives Back on His Birthday

TheBrewster Standard

Jacob Kayler, a Boy Scout with Brewster Troop 1, recently completed a food drive to benefit needy families within the community. More...

Jimmy Duncan Achieves Eagle

TheBrewster Standard

Putnam’s newest Eagle Scout is James Duncan of Brewster. The 17-year-old Brewster High School senior, son of Jack and Debbie Duncan, was bestowed the rank of Eagle Scout last week by Sheriff Don Smith at a Court of Honor ceremony in Southeast. More...

Letter to the Editor

TheBrewster Standard

Dear Editor: I have had and still have a business relationship with Joe DiVestea. He currently owns a building previously owned by me. Joe DiVestea is also a friend of mine. More...

Sports

Mamaroneck Stuns ‘Pac in Class A Championship Game, 9-8

Indians can’t protect early 5-2 lead

MAHOPAC—While it seemed unlikely, there are those who saw this coming. And as much as a team, and a head coach, can try to guard in advance against overconfidence, it can still affect the outcome of a big game. More...

Carmel’s Hot Streak Ends with Semifinal Loss to John Jay

Rams fall, 8-1, in Class AA semifinal

CARMEL—The Carmel High baseball team was one of the hottest teams in the section – having won 15 of 16 – going into last week’s Class AA semifinal against John Jay of East Fishkill. More...

Bears Go On Roll to Reach Class B Final, Fall to Beacon, 8-3

BREWSTER—The Brewster High softball team got hot at the right time last week, and knocked off the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds to reach the Class B championship game for the first time in four years. But the Bears – the tournament’s No. More...

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"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale