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Mahopac man sentenced to prison for underpaying workers  Free Access 

But released due to time already served

A Mahopac man will be spending the next four months in prison for underpaying workers on public works projects his company managed at LaGuardia Airport.William Mazzella was sentenced Friday in Putnam County Court by Judge James Reitz for illegally sh More...

Video Justice on Tap

Putnam County has begun streamlining the justice process by allowing defendants to appear in court for routine appearances via video technology. More...

Arts on the Lake: Hidden Gem in Putnam

The Arts on the Lake venue was hidden for the past four to five years, behind the drooping trees, and a still common idea that the building remained a firehouse. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Back On Track

Putnam sales tax revenue failed to exceed the previous year’s tally in April; but the ship righted itself when Commissioner of Finance William Carlin reported Monday that May sales tax receipts came in at $5,377,866, an increase of nearly $250, More...

Drunk Dad Crashes with 3-year-old

A 24-year-old Kent man has a lot of explaining to do when appearing in Kent Town Court next week following his arrest for felony DWI, after crashing the family car while his 3-year-old son was riding in the rear seat. More...

Politics

Lawmakers Balk at New Snow Removal Trucks

By a vote of 5-4, the Putnam Legislature has refused to authorize the spending of $1.3 million for the purchase of five snow trucks and two front loaders but instead agreed to a compromise of spending $880,000 for the purchase of six vehicles. More...

Hayworth Hosts Academy Students

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth congratulates young men from the 19th Congressional District she recommended for acceptance to the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. More...

Around the County

Brothers Charged in Brewster Mob Attack

The Brewster Standard

Two teenaged brothers from North Salem, already in hot water for allegedly inciting a riot in Croton Falls last month, now face more serious felony assault charges in connection with the June 29 vicious attack of a 17-year-old Brewster youth. More...

Dorothy Killackey’s ‘Musings’ Reflect on a Life Well Lived

The Brewster Standard

Dorothy Killackey has affected the lives of many people during her 85 years—first as a mother, a school teacher, a career in real estate and most recently her prose. More...

Career Crook Busted Again

Carmel News

A man described by police as a career criminal with numerous arrests and convictions dating back more than 20 years is back in jail again. More...

Columns

Courier Archives

86 Years Ago July 9, 1926

GREAT CROWD HERE FOR THE HOLIDAY IS UNMARRED BY ACCIDENTS Hotels and Camps Filled, Motor Traffic Heavy, But No Organized Patriotic Demonstration. 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 

Emily Biteto

Emily Bitetto, age 93, of Patterson, formerly of the Bronx, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Wingate at Dutchess in Fishkill, NY. Mrs. Bitetto was born in Gibraltar on December 22, 1918, to Jesse and Prosperina (Fernandez) Sterrett. More...

Edward Curan

Edward Curran, age 90, a 35-year resident of Patterson (Putnam Lake), formerly of the Bronx, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his home. Mr. Curran was born in Ring, County Waterford, Ireland on April 17, 1922, to Michael and Mary Ann (Wall) Curran. More...

Geraldine M. Gali zia

Geraldine M. Galizia of Brewster, New York, died Tuesday July 3, 2012, in Carmel, NY at the age of 75. More...

Breaking News - 7/17/2012 5:56 PM

Heat hammers region  Free Access 

No relief on tap for Wednesday

High temps are scorching Putnam County, and there’s little relief in sight for Wednesday.Oppressive heat and humidity, accompanied by high degrees of ozone in the atmosphere, have prompted officials on the state and county level to issue an ozone hea More...

Breaking News - 7/17/2012 6:49 AM

Mahopac man sent to jail for sales tax fraud  Free Access 

Collected, but didn't submit, more than $1M in taxes

A Mahopac man will be spending the next six months at the Putnam Correctional Facility after being sentenced on felony sales tax charges for collecting more than $1 million in state and local sales tax from customers but failing to remit the money to More...

PHC Tops in the Region When it Comes to Patient Safety  Free Access 

When it comes to patient safety no one does it better in the region than Putnam Hospital Center! More...

Massive Storm Pelts Putnam on Sunday  Free Access 

Most power to eastern part restored

Torrential rains accompanied by strong winds and ground-to-sky lightning knocked out electricity to large sections of Kent, Lake Carmel, Patterson and Southeast Sunday afternoon. More...

Will Re-enactors, Muskets Scare Tilly Foster Animals?

In a case of history meeting modern concerns, cannon and black powder musket firings planned for Saturday at the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast have raised the ire of animal rights activists throughout the county. More...

All-American Fourth

Bicentennial Celebrated with Gala, Fireworks

Putnam’s proud history came to life Sunday at a Bicentennial bash on Constitution Island, across from West Point. More...

General Stories

Mekeel’s Corners Service Honors Patriots and the Birth of a Nation

It was standing room only at Mekeel's Corners Chapel on the annual 4th of July celebration in honor of the birth of our great nation. Nelsonville resident Ed Cleary led the simple ceremony as he welcomed the packed church. More...

Health Clinic for Working Class and Uninsured to Open in Brewster

A $650,000 grant will result in the creation of Putnam’s first health clinic for working class and uninsured residents. More...

Putnam CAP Annual Motorcycle Ride is Sunday

On Sunday the growls of motorcycles will be heard throughout the region to raise dollars for families in need. Putnam Community Action Program’s 8th annual Run for Hope begins at 11 a.m. More...

Enterprise

Assessing Possibilities for Attracting Business to Putnam

Various ideas have been presented of late as to what the future industries of our County might look like. More...

Sports

Sox College Team Stays Hot, Tops Cortlandt for 11th Straight Win

Defending champs set to open playoffs this week

KENT—The Kent White Sox 24U baseball team found something four games into the summer season. They found a winning formula. Kent was 1-3 at four games into the 2012 summer campaign. More...

White Sox Split Twinbill, Come Back to Top Armonk, 10-9, in Eight Innings

KENT—The Kent White Sox 10U baseball team split a double-header at Ryan Field Saturday, dropping a 13-7 decision to New Castle in game one, then later grinding out a 10-9 win over Armonk in eight innings. More...

Kent 11-year-olds Solve Mahopac Magic, 8-3

KENT—The Kent White Sox 11U baseball team picked up an 8-3 victory over the Mahopac Magic in a New York Elite Baseball League (NYEBL) game played Monday at Sycamore Park in Mahopac. More...

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