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Rider Lucky to Be Alive

A Westchester man is lucky to be alive after falling onto Metro-North Railroad tracks in Southeast and coming into contact with a fully charged third rail. More...

Gun-toting Robber Nabbed in Heist Attempt

A gun toting woman robber was captured by police Thursday night minutes after she allegedly attempted to hold up the pharmacy at the Rite-Aid Drug Store at the Putnam Plaza in Carmel. More...

Chaos at Patterson Town Hall

A suspicious person at Patterson Town Hall sparked fears of a possible bomb threat last Thursday – resulting in lockdowns, evacuations and disruption of pedestrian, vehicular and railroad traffic throughout the hamlet for hours, More...

Brother of Teen Killed by Drunken Driver Is Charged

The twin brother of a Lake Carmel teenager killed by a drunken driver eight years ago now finds himself in trouble with the law for allegedly driving drunk near his home. More...

Politics

Absentees to be Counted Thursday, as Incumbent Saland in Barnburner for Senate  Free Access 

Katz, Castellano winners on Primary Day in Putnam County

In a turn of events that will shock Albany politics, State Senator Stephen Saland is in a barnburner with Neil Di Carlo in the Republican primary. While Saland is leading, the race is too close to call. More...

Democrat Gipson Says Silver Should Step Aside

In something of a counter-intuitive move, Terry Gipson, Democratic candidate for the state Senate in the 41st District, has called for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down from his leadership post. More...

Around the County

Metro-North Train Catches Fire in Southeast

Reports of a fire aboard a northbound Metro-North train carrying hundreds of passengers from Grand Central Station to Putnam County sent emergency responders scurrying last Thursday evening. More...

Tilly Foster Hosts Antique Machinery Show

Join Tilly Foster Farm for a Unique Show of Historic Engines, Tractors and Antique Cars on September 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tilly Foster Farm, Route 312, Brewster. More...

Housing Corp. Offers Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

A Foreclosure Prevention workshop will be offered by the Putnam County Housing Corporation on Thursday, September 20, at Mahopac Public Library. More...

School News

$4.9M Vote in Carmel School District

Residents in the Carmel School District will be going to the polls Oct. 12 to decide the fate of a $4.9 million capital project issue to repair and replace several items at Carmel High School. More...

School Transition Runs Smoothly

John F. More...

Editorials

Courier Archives

112 Years Ago Sept. 14, 1900

BREWSTER BUDGET: A Review of Events in that Energetic Town The Victory Is in Sight. The farmers in this vicinity have at last stiffened the vertebrae. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Paul Lundelius , Jr

Paul Lundelius, Jr, age 74, a resident of Patterson, since 1958, died Tuesday, September 11, 2012, in Carmel. Paul was born on December 6, 1937, in White Plains, son of the late Paul and Bodina (Carstenson) Lundelius. More...

Herman G. ‘Bil ’ Rigs , Jr.

Herman G. “Bill” Riggs, Jr., 58, a twelve-year resident of Patterson, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died at home on Thursday, September 6, 2012. Mr. More...

Breaking News - 9/19/2012 10:44 PM

Storms Ravage Putnam  Free Access 

Power out, winds, at least one district cancels school

Strong storms pelted Putnam Tuesday resulting in power outages to thousands of area residents.Wind gusts of up to 55 mph accompanied by torrential downpours flooded roads, toppled trees, caused transformer explosions and kept emergency responders on More...

New Grandkids Add Meaning to 9/11

Ann Driscoll of Lake Carmel looked skyward as tears streamed down her face when her late husband’s name was recited Tuesday evening at Putnam County’s annual 9/11 ceremony in Carmel. More...

$4.9M Vote in Carmel School District

Residents in the Carmel School District will be going to the polls Oct. 12 to decide the fate of a $4.9 million capital project issue to repair and replace several items at Carmel High School. More...

Soggy 75th at Mahopac Falls Parade

Mother Nature can be cruel! More...

General Stories

‘Tears from Heaven’ Interrupt Carmel’s 9/11 Memorial Dedication

Sunday’s 9/11 Memorial dedication was interrupted by “tears from heaven” when 30 minutes after the solemn service got underway outside Carmel Town Hall in Mahopac, the skies darkened and steady rain forced the service inside. More...

Man Arrested for Taking Law into Own Hands

A Lake Carmel man is in trouble with the law for taking what he believed was the proper action when a speeding motorist drove through his neighborhood. More...

Mahopac Man Charged in Burglary

A Mahopac man wanted in connection with the burglary of a popular Mahopac tavern is in custody following his arrest by Carmel Police. Matthew Reynolds, 24, was taken into custody last week by Sgt. More...

Enterprise

Reflections On The Post-9/11 Business World

Pivotal moments of time stand out in the memory of each American generation – Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, and of course, September 11, 2001. More...

Business Expanding in Putnam County

Despite the topsy-turvy economy, business is on the rebound in Putnam County. More...

Sports

Bria Leads Carmel to Season-Opening Win

CARMEL—Whatever questions the Carmel High School football team had in opening the 2012 season – mostly surrounding a freshman starting quarterback – were answered last Friday night when the Rams dominated Mount Vernon in their seaso More...

Brewster, Mahopac Football Split Openers

Bears win at home; Indians fall to defending champs

This is why football coaches at every level take the pigskin at practice, place it within striking distance of the goal line, and then tell their offense and defense, respectively: “You’re down five points with two minutes to play – More...

Carmel Girls Soccer Drops First Two Games

If anything, the Carmel High School girls’ soccer team received a month’s worth of experience in the opening week of the sports season. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. More...

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