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Dems speak: It's Maloney v. Hayworth

Primary results have Putnam Democrat going against incumbent

Area Democrats have spoken. Cold Spring’s Sean Patrick Maloney will challenge incumbent Congresswoman and Westchester physician, Nan Hayworth (R-19) for the newly-drawn 18th congressional district. More...

Heated Race in 95th

Galef faces aggressive challenger

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is part of the problem when it comes to what ails New York state, her challenger in the race, Republican Kim Izzarelli, said during a Putnam County interview. More...

Big Bucks to Keep Water Clean

A check for $7.4 million was turned over to the East of Hudson Watershed Coalition by County Executive Mary Ellen Odell last week, money aimed at increasing storm-water projects and maintaining the integrity of local waters. More...

General Stories

Brewster Farmers Market Flourishes

The Brewster Farmers Market is celebrating its 18th season this year by providing what organizer KC Anderson of the Coalition for a Better Brewster calls “first-stop shopping to downtown Brewster while helping to support local and regional grow More...

Connecticut Woman Hurt in Patterson Crash

A Connecticut woman was seriously injured last week when her Subaru crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic on Route 22 in Patterson and plowed into a GMC truck head-on. Brewster State Police investigated the 3 p.m. More...

Historic Fashions Lovingly Brought to Life

For true historians, history is a puzzle to be pieced together using whatever artifacts you can find. More...

School News

Sweltering Graduation for Mahopac Class of 2012

Last memories and snapshots for 430 grads

Even the blacktop appeared to be sweating Thursday afternoon, as the 2012 graduating class of Mahopac High School made their way to the football field as the temperature was 97 degrees outside. More...

Carmel High Class of 2012 Remembers Meaghan Sullivan

Three hundred fifty-three members of the Carmel High School Class of 2012 reflected on a departed classmate last Thursday evening during the school’s annual graduation ceremony. More...

Tears and Goodbyes at Garden Street School

Final day at popular institution

Garden Street School – the school on the hill that has educated children from the greater Brewster area for almost a century – has officially closed. More...

Editorials

A Hanging Affair

The trials and the cost of independence

America’s Declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4, 1776, nor was independence voted on July 4. Rather, on July 4, the Continental Congress finished editing Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration. More...

Lawlessness Affirmed?

Supreme Court decision will complicate issue

This week, the Supreme Court Police upheld Arizona law that police officers are allowed to check the immigration status of every person who is stopped or arrested. More...

Courier Archives

134 Years Ago June 29, 1878

JOHN WILKES BOOTH’S CONFESSION. STATEMENT OF ITS DELIVERY TO JOHN F. COYLE, AND OF ITS BURNING IN THE PRESENCE OF WITNESSES. More...

Breaking News - 7/3/2012 8:43 AM

UPDATED: Brewster youth, severely beaten, recovering  Free Access 

Baseball bats, wrenches as weapons

Two Brewster youths were beaten Friday with baseball bats and wrenches while attending a party that apparently got out of control in Southeast; the most severely injured is now improving. More...

Breaking News - 7/3/2012 8:39 AM

Motorcycle in driveway leads to serious injury  Free Access 

A 21-year-old Carmel man suffered a serious leg injury Sunday while operating a motorcycle in a common driveway adjacent to his home. The Putnam 911 Dispatch Center received a report of a "man down" at 123 Gleneida Ridge Road at 5:30 p.m. More...

Carmel High Class of 2012 Remembers Meaghan Sullivan

Three hundred fifty-three members of the Carmel High School Class of 2012 reflected on a departed classmate last Thursday evening during the school’s annual graduation ceremony. More...

Saland Booted by NY Conservatives

Vote for gay marriage at issue

State Senator Steven Saland, the 32-year veteran member of the New York State Legislature whose new 41st District will encompass three towns in Putnam County on January 1, has failed to garner the endorsement of the NYS Conservative Party in his reel More...

Toddler Lucky to be Alive

A 2-year-old toddler from Southeast is lucky to be alive after falling through a window from his second-story bedroom to the ground below. More...

Around the County

Going to the Dogs for a Day

Carmel News

County Executive MaryEllen Odell loves all four-legged creatures. “There is nothing like a pet to make you feel good. More...

Carmel Woman Sues Wal-Mart

Carmel News

A $7 million lawsuit has been filed by a Carmel woman who claimed she was wrongly accused of shoplifting at the Wal-Mart store in Cortlandt earlier this year. More...

NY: Unemployment Low

Carmel News

Unemployment numbers in Putnam County continue to remain low. More...

Enterprise

Relationships Between Business and Elected Officials Are Vital

Elected officials have a very tough job leading our communities, so it is very important that they build strong relationships with local independent business owners, so vital to any economic recovery. More...

Sports

Tantalos Title, League Championship Highlighted Indians’ Season

Kernan, Haight named All-Section; D’Ambrosio, Komendowski, Bass pocket All-League honors

MAHOPAC—Another solid season for the Mahopac High baseball team saw the Indians rolling to the Tantalos Tournament title, and winning a League II-B championship, all before the Indians’ season ended in a playoff loss to Suffern and two-ti More...

Viola Helped Fuel Rams’ Furious Run Toward Finish Line

Carmel’s senior captain takes home Athlete of the Month award

CARMEL—Once in a great while, a player who can do just about anything a coach asks comes through a program, and leaves an impact. More...

Bears Hope to Carry Lessons Learned into Next Spring

Bentson, DelFranco take All-League honors

BREWSTER—It was a season of struggles for the Brewster High baseball team, which went 5-16, and lost to Lakeland in the first round of the sectional playoffs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Sophie Robinson  Free Access 

Visitation Friday, Funeral Saturday

  Sophie Robinson, 93, of Patterson, passed away on July 2, 2012 at Putnam Hospital Center. Mrs. Robinson was born on May 12, 1919 in Tuckahoe, N.Y., to Paul and Philomena (Pulaski) Kurvitski. More...

Marigrace Ryder Blanks  Free Access 

Visitation Thursday, Service Friday

  Marigrace Ryder Blanks passed away on June 29, 2012. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Blanks was born in Carmel, New York on February 8, 1922 to Leland and Antoinette Ryder. More...

Charles A. Conklin

Charles A. Conklin, 75, a long-time resident of Holmes, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Putnam Hospital Center, in Carmel. More...

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