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Parade, Fireworks, Speeches Mark Bicentennial

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

Maguire Gets Out of Jail on Friday

Raymond Maguire Jr., the former top aide to now disgraced state senator Vincent Leibell, gets out of jail Friday. More...

Cigarette Caused Fatal Carmel Fire

The captain of the Putnam Fire Investigation Team, Dan Tompkins of Garrison, called it a “perfect storm.” Tompkins’ comments came last Thursday afternoon at Carmel Town Hall in Mahopac when police and fire officials revealed the cau More...

Politics

Three Coroners to Serve County Starting Next Year

Shift to two fails

Starting next year, three coroners will be serving residents of Putnam County. More...

Hayworth Challengers Square Off

Democratic challengers to Rep. Nan Hayworth, the incumbent lawmaker in the 19th District, drew such a crowd to the Philipstown North Highlands Firehouse community room that it might have been in danger of a visit from, well, the fire department. More...

Bennett Hailed; Served 36 Years as Elections Commissioner

Robert Bennett has seen it all during his 36 years as Putnam County Elections Commissioner. More...

Enterprise

A Sign: Mortgage Tax Receipts Climb Slightly

Mortgage tax receipts are on the rebound. The receipts are an indicator of economic activity and, following a dismal report issued last fall, Putnam County’s mortgage tax revenue increased slightly during the past six months. More...

ACTION! Bringing Industry Clusters to Putnam

Chamber column

As I’ve mentioned several times in this column, an industry task force is meeting and beginning to share its thoughts with us on possibilities for future industry development in Putnam County, aimed at providing good jobs, lower taxes and a hig More...

School News

'Creativity Takes Courage' in Brewster

Art Exhibit for Special Needs Kids

“Creativity takes courage” was the theme of Brewster High School’s 1st annual Art Exhibit involving special needs children. More...

Brewster Kids Combat Obesity

A project that began as a series of lessons relating to obesity and its ramifications on today’s youth has spiraled into something very special in the Brewster School District. More...

Educational Exchange with China Blossoms

10 students return from China

The Brewster-Beijing connection is alive and well! More...

Columns

Courier Archives

100 Years Ago June 12, 1912

MRS. JEWELL RETIRES To Be Replaced by Misses Carpenter of Norwalk. To the Editor: More...

Birth Announcements

Births

At Putnam Hospital Center’s Birthing Center Baby Girl Emma Christine Neuman was born May 11, 2012, weighing 8 lbs. More...

Bells to Ring on Monday  Free Access 

The Courier has learned that Brian McPartland, the New York State President of the Children of the American Revolution, met Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell at the Brewster Elks Flag Day ceremony last week. More...

Firefighters Battle Massive Fire in Brewster  Free Access 

UPDATED Saturday morning

A troublesome fire at Uncle Bob's Self Storage facility on Route 22 in Brewster is being fought by firefighters from four counties and two states this afternoon. More...

Time Capsule Opened in Carmel

A Copy of Courier is First Item

Artifacts and materials connecting the past to the present were unveiled Tuesday at the historic Putnam County Courthouse, when a time capsule buried in 1962 and unearthed last weekend was opened before a standing-roomonly crowd during Putnam’s More...

Leibell’s Name Stays on Veterans’ Home

In a striking turn of events, former state senator Vincent Leibell, who will have been incarcerated for one year next month in federal prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges, was remembered Monday as a “man who did good things&rdquo More...

General Stories

Essay: Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Sunday, June 17th, is Father’s Day. There have been sale promotions circulated in all the newspapers. It is a day set aside for Dad, to remember all that he does and what he means to each of us. More...

Share A Book With Dad This Father's Day

A great way to show Dad your appreciation is by getting him a book he would love to read. We spoke with several librarians for their suggestions. These books can range from hilarious experiences of the writer all the way to an intense biography. More...

A Day for Dads at Tilly Foster Farm

On June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tilly Foster Farm has planned a day of fun activities for dad and kids at Tilly Foster Farm in honor of Father's Day. More...

Around the County

Patriotism is Alive and Well in Putnam

Historian in Revolutionary garb opens Legislative meeting

What a beginning to the monthly meeting of the Putnam Legislature. Patterson historian Dr. More...

Public Asked to Help Identify Robbery Suspect

The Brewster Standard

Sheriff’s Department investigators are continuing to probe last month’s armed robbery of a Brewster delicatessen and are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect. More...

Elderly New Jersey man killed in Southeast

Had parked along shoulder of 84

State Police are trying to determine why an elderly New Jersey man parked his vehicle along the shoulder of I-84 in Southeast last week and decided to stand in a grassy knoll off the interstate near Exit 21. More...

Sports

Late Surge Put Brewster Girls in Sectional Final for First Time

Yarusso named All-American; Ohberg, Frates, Moore, Lleshaj also take post-season honors

BREWSTER—Bears girls lacrosse coach Gerry Walsh knew he had an experienced team heading into this season, and that experience translated into some ups and downs. More...

‘Pac Persevered Through Up and Down Season to Reach Class A Championship Game

Thompson, Evans, Berardis, Hynes take All-Section honors

After stunning top-seeded Lakeland/ Panas in the Class A semifinals, the Indians of Mahopac High were in for a bit of a shock themselves, once they reached the final. More...

Carmel Girls Experience Growing Pains, but Stay Competitive

Rattigan, Venturo take All-League honors

After going 8-8 in their first season – one year ago -- as a varsity team, the Carmel High girls lacrosse team was hoping to put up even better numbers this season. But, as the Rams found, that’s not always how things work. 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 

CLARENCE H. COLMAN

Clarence H. Colman, of Pawling, passed away at New Milford Hospital, New Milford, Ct., on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Mr. Colman was 94. More...

david a. nelson

David Nelson passed away suddenly on May 31st at his home in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He was 59 years old. He spent most of his life in Brewster and attended Brewster schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970- 1972. More...

richard k. red

Richard K. Reed, age 59, of New Fairfield, Ct., formerly a lifelong resident of Putnam Lake, died June 10, 2012, at his home. Richie was born on January 18, 1953, in Mt. Kisco, to Martin and Helen (Patterson) Reed. More...

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