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Brewster Man Dies in Custody

Investigation underway

An autopsy performed Tuesday evening on the body of a Brewster man, who collapsed and died suddenly when being restrained by members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and Brewster State Police, is inconclusive as to the cause of death. More...

Carmel Police Charge Pawling Judge with Felony DWI

Pawling Village Justice Robert Apple is facing state prison incarceration following his arrest for felony DWI by Carmel Police. More...

Carmel Native Killed in Operation Enduring Freedom

A member of the military serving in Afghanistan, born and raised in Carmel, has been killed by enemy small arms fire in Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. More...

Pataki Talks Tourism

Putnam’s tourism director Libby Pataki continued Tuesday to try to bridge the divide between eastern and western Putnam County and bring much needed tourism dollars to the area. More...

General Stories

Schools Welcome New District Clerk

Jennifer Bisaccia has arrived in the Mahopac School District. Bisaccia, a Westchester resident, succeeds Dorothy Gilroy who retired last month as district clerk after a fulfilling quarter-century career in the school district. More...

Courier Archives

112 Years Ago July 27, 1900

CHINA APPEALS TO AMERICA. Asks President McKinley to Intervene with the Powers. More...

Photo

Naura Slavinsky and Kristin McConnell place stickers on multi-packs of alcoholic beverages last week in Carmel. More...

Enterprise

Redistricting Draws New Lines Across County

On Thursday, July 12, candidates for several Putnam area offices came together for a meet and greet at the Putnam National Golf Club before members of the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce and its seven affiliated local organizations. More...

Editorials

Cunningham’s Corner

The Petri Dish Matters

I am what my children call “old.” And it is true that I’m on the wrong side of 50, which surely means really old. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Maria Angela Sciortino

Maria Angela Sciortino of Palm Coast, Florida, a former resident of Somers, NY, peacefully passed away on Friday, July 13th, surrounded by her loving family. She was 81 years old. More...

Marie Elizabeth Twomey

Marie Elizabeth Twomey, 68, of Brewster, passed away Sunday morning, July 22, after a prolonged battle with cancer. Hailing from Astoria, NY, Marie is the daughter of Maria and John Greg, who emigrated from Hungary in the 1930s. More...

Breaking News - 7/27/2012 1:41 PM

Fire at Popular Mahopac Deli  Free Access 

Employees of the Ding Dong Deli on Route 6 in Mahopac had opened for the day Friday and were preparing for the morning crowd of breakfast requests when at 6:30 they smelled smoke and noticed flames inside a convection oven. More...

Breaking News - 7/27/2012 1:36 PM

UPDATED: Bad Weather Wreaks Havoc in Putnam  Free Access 

Mother Nature rumbled through Putnam County with a vengeance Thursday evening turning day to night in a matter of minutes. More...

St. James Carnival Blessed By Great Weather

Ideal weather conditions brought out a huge crowd Saturday for the St. James the Apostle Church annual carnival. More...

County Re- Evaluation?

For years, a countywide re-evaluation of all property throughout Putnam has been described as an issue “too hot to handle.” More...

Public Notice:

Outdoor Burning Ban Extended

Despite torrential downpours in recent days, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation extended its burning ban throughout the Hudson Valley Monday due to high fire risk. More...

The Courier is Alive & Publishing

A Special Opinion Column to Address Don Hall’s Folly

‘Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.’ – Mark Twain Even in the dog-eat-dog media world, even in the blood-sport of Putnam County, some stories still shock one. More...

Around the County

Metro-North to Improve Service

TheBrewster Standard

Weekend and off-peak passengers riding Metro-North trains on both sides of the county received good news last week—the railroad will be adding more than 200 trains to meet non-commutation ridership that grew more than six percent last year. More...

60 Safe After I-684 Bus Crash

TheBrewster Standard

Sixty passengers traveling from Manhattan to Boston on a commercial double-decker bus experienced the scare of their lives last Friday when the Megabus struck a car on I-684 about one mike south of the Interstate 84 interchange in Southeast, slammed More...

Back-to-School Time at CAP

TheBrewster Standard

Hard to believe but summer is half over! With August right around the corner, Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) has begun its Back to School Supply Project which over the years has proven to be an enormous resource to families in need. More...

Sports

Highlands Preservation Leads Hikers to Former CCC Camp

While the temperature reached a high of 94 degrees in Carmel on July 1st, Highlands Preservation guided local history and nature lovers down an old country road to the former Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp in Putnam Valley for its July editio More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

God Bless Putnam’s Emergency Responders To the Editor: Having lived in Putnam County for almost 38 years we, fortunately, have never had to make a 911 call. We always believed our community had great emergency responders! 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...

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