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Putnam man dead in Hudson River drowning  Free Access 

Tried to assist niece

A Garrison man died a hero Friday night while attempting to rescue his seven year old niece, who slipped off a raft while boating in the Hudson River off Charles Point in Peekskill.The 52-year-old victim was identified Saturday afternoon as Christoph More...

More storms hammer Putnam

Thousands without power again

In what seems to be a weekly occurrence this summer, another round of strong storms pelted Putnam on Sunday evening.Cloud-to-ground lightning, strong winds and torrential downpours kept emergency responders on the go for several hours. More...

Tails from the 4-H Fair

Torrential downpours, strong winds and extremely humid conditions failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of men, women and children who attended last weekend’s Putnam County 4-H Fair at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park. More...

Katz Fundraiser: All Business, No Shooting

Assemblyman Steve Katz was annoyed by the negative publicity that had been generated by a fundraiser that touted the success of the Paladin Center in Carmel, a private training center for emergency responders and law enforcement. More...

Junior Firefighters Learn the Ropes

Putnam’s 11th annual Explorer Training Weekend takes place Saturday and Sunday at the county’s Veterans Memorial Park in Kent. More...

General Stories

Storms Rumble in Putnam

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

Putnam Enjoys Low Unemployment Rate

County Exec Stresses Economic Development & Jobs

Putnam County has done it again by recording the lowest rate of unemployment in all of New York State. More...

Courier Archives

97 Years Ago August 6, 1915

CARMEL HOME DAY CELEBRATION Village Improvement Society to Have Charge of Big Carnival Here on Labor Day. Two Ball Games, Athletic Events, Civic and More...

Enterprise

Considering the Vacancy Rates, Needs and Wants of the Public When Assessing Development Possibilities

Development is a major component of regional growth, enabling a community to modernize by building better infrastructure to attract new business and investors, thus increasing the tax base. More...

Sports

’Pac Girls’ Soccer Looks to Build

MAHOPAC – After a heart-wrenching playoff loss to Fox Lane in the 2011 sectional game, the Mahopac High girls’ varsity soccer team is looking to build upon the success of last season’s 11-6 record (9-3 in league). More...

Home Run for Brewster Little League

Carl Peterson, president of the Brewster Little League, was like a kid in a candy shop Sunday evening when a facsimile check for $95,000 was presented to little league officials and dozens of players. More...

Mahopac Football Looks for Better 2012

MAHOPAC – Mahopac High’s varsity football team is looking to bounce back from last year’s 2-7 record, where a hard-fought season marked by injuries ended with definite room for improvement. More...

Breaking News - 8/7/2012 2:43 PM

Brewster woman dies in Lake Gleneida but 6-year-old is saved  Free Access 

Second drowning tied to Putnam in recent days

New York City DEP Police Tuesday identified the woman found floating in Lake Gleneida late Monday afternoon as Pamela Kaner, 59, of Brewster.Quick action on the part of police, fire, EMS personnel and Good Samaritans saved the life of a six year-old More...

Nan Hayworth Talks with Seniors

Putnam Valley seniors had a chance Wednesday to take their concerns to a host of government officials, including Congresswoman Nan Hayworth. More...

Carmel teen reported missing  Free Access 

Police ask for aid

A 15-year-old Carmel girl has been reported missing and police are asking the public for its help in finding the teenager.Sheriff's Investigator Michael Nalbone identified the missing person as Claudia Pepper who was last seen Friday evening in the v More...

Icy Road Nets $20M in Suit

A Mahopac man’s routine trip home along Route 6 in Baldwin Place on a cold winter’s night five years ago turned tragic when his car and another vehicle encountered icy pavement and collided head-on. More...

Trucker Hits Wires, Kills Power

A trucker backing up his rig along Route 6 in front of the Putnam Plaza Wednesday afternoon failed to see overhead utility wires – and the raised bed of the truck became entangled in the wires, ripping them down along with an adjoining utility More...

Putnam Cycling Classic 2012 Unveiled

Putnam’s director of Tourism—former First Lady Libby Pataki—was bubbling with enthusiasm Monday night when announcing a revamped tourist attraction—the Putnam Cycling Classic 2012. More...

Around the County

Wizard of Oz Returns to Brewster

Wholesome family entertainment returns to the stage at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster next week when the St. Lawrence O’Toole Theater Department presents “The Wizard of Oz.” More...

Prayer Shawls Donated to Putnam Ridge

Months of volunteer work came to fruition recently when members of the Knit and Crochet Ministry of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster donated 88 prayer shawls and lap afghans to the Putnam Ridge Nursing Home. More...

Odell Meets With Metro-North Chief

County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Tourism Director Libby Pataki show Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut a copy of the July 26 edition of the Putnam County Courier containing an article a More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

The following letter was addressed to the Putnam County Times, in Mahopac, and was copied to us by the writer. Dear Editor: I have enjoyed reading all local papers in Putnam County for years. I read the Putnam County Times, Examiner, and COURIER. 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...

Birth Announcements

Births

Ryder Payden Marin

Baby Boy Ryder Payden Marin was born on July 20, 2012, weighing 7 lbs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Patric k J. Brangan Sr.

Patrick J. Brangan Sr., age 77 of Middleboro, Mass., died Friday July 13, 2012. More...

John E. Mongson

John E. Mongson of Carmel died suddenly on July 26, 2012, in Carmel at the age of 77. Mr. Mongson was born July 24, 1935, in Mt. Kisco, son of the late David and Mary (Mead) Mongson. More...

Edwin P. Wintle

Edwin P. Wintle of Brewster died Saturday July 28, 2012, at the age of 79. More...

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