September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Big Jobs Only For Residents?

County job might require county address

Should top county officials be residents of Putnam County? That’s the issue being debated among members of the county Legislature these days. More...

See It Here: Time in a Bottle, in Putnam!

Contents of Putnam’s 1962 time capsule unveiled earlier this summer are now on display at the County Clerk’s Office in Carmel. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 9/24/2012 10:28 PM

Saland Is Winner in Republican Primary  Free Access 

Race turned on social issues

Senator Stephen Saland has won a Republican primary that turned almost entirely on social issues, according to vote counting Monday. More...

Poll Indicates Hayworth Leads in 18th

Dynamic could change if Working Families candidate drops out

A Siena College Research Poll has Congresswoman Nan Hayworth with a comfortable 13 point lead over her Democratic challenger Sean Patrick Maloney. More...

Hayworth vs. Maloney: Stark Differences as Race Boils to a Finish

Is she in the Tea Party? Is he a carpet-bagger?

The gloves are off in the Congressional race between incumbent Rep. Nan Hayworth and challenger Sean Patrick Maloney. More...

Around the County

Humane Society, Feline Association Take Action to Slow Feral Cats

The region’s feral cat population is increasing and two local organizations hope to stem the tide by trapping and neutering the wild domestic animals. More...

Reunion to Remember for Class of ’62

Fifty graduates of the Carmel High School Class of 1962 laughed, cried and reminisced about the past half century last weekend while attending their 50th year reunion. More...

Carmel Man Charged with Aggravated DWI

A Carmel man allegedly so drunk that he passed a stopped police cruiser waiting at a traffic signal and reportedly drove through a red light is facing charges of aggravated DWI. 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 

Lenore Renée Hildenbrand

Lenore Renée Hildenbrand of Poughquag, New York, died Saturday September 15, 2012, in Carmel, New York, after an extended illness at the age of 75. More...

Nicholas DeBellis

Nicholas DeBellis, most recently from the Villages, Florida, and a long time resident of the Carmel, NY, area, passed away on September 14th. Mr. DeBellis was born on March 13, 1942, in the Bronx, NY to Nicola and Lillian (DelGrosso) DeBellis. More...

Patricia Marion Horn

Patricia Marion Horn of Brewster, New York, died Tuesday September 18, 2012, in Danbury, Connecticut at the age of 81. More...

Breaking News - 9/22/2012 9:53 AM

Local Man Survives Mauling by Tiger  Free Access 

Leapt into tiger den

A Mahopac man with a seeming death wish has miraculously survived an attack by a 400 pound Siberian tiger.New York City Police officials identified the victim as David Villalobos of Mahopac. More...

Breaking News - 9/22/2012 9:58 AM

Big Putnam Valley Celebration Delayed  Free Access 

Bad weather expected

We have this word in from Putnam Valley Supervisor Bob Tendy: More...

Million-dollar Lottery Winner Gets New Weed-wacker  Free Access 

Simple needs

Billy Mascio won $1 million in the Powerball Lottery game and after purchasing a new SUV for his wife, the Mahopac resident purchased himself a weed-wacker. More...

Kent Man Faces Sex Charges; Other Victims?

A Kent man is facing a lengthy state prison term following his arrest for allegedly having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl at several locations throughout Putnam and Dutchess counties. More...

General Stories

Storms Ravage the Area

Strong storms pelted Putnam on Tuesday resulting in power outages to thousands of area residents. More...

Antique Machinery Enthusiasts Flock to Tilly Foster

Antique machine enthusiasts were in seventh heaven last weekend while visiting an end-of-summer tradition in Putnam County--the 5th annual Antique Machinery Association’s show at the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast. More...

Blues and Barbecue Festival is a Winner

The aroma of an old fashioned barbecue wafted throughout the hamlet of Patterson last Saturday, while sounds of music kept scores of guests tapping their feet during Putnam County’s first Blues and Barbecue Festival sponsored by the Patterson R More...

Enterprise

Health Quest Announces Cuts & Initiatives in Tough Economy

No Jobs to be Lost at Putnam Hospital Center

Health Quest, parent of the Putnam Hospital Center, this week announced a number of cost-saving and revenue enhancement initiatives designed to ensure the system will be able to continue to provide the highest quality of care and service to its patie More...

Citizens Should Exercise Their Right To Vote

Elections are the main way that the citizens of our community get a chance to clearly impose their wishes on government. Yet so often, the percentage of people who show up at the polls is incredibly anemic. More...

Sports

Clean Sweep! Mahopac, Brewster, Carmel Football all Win on Friday

MAHOPAC — It was a clean sweep Friday night for the Mahopac, Brewster and Carmel high school football teams. More...

Carmel Coaches Perfect A Mix of Youth and Experience

CARMEL — For the Carmel High School varsity football team, a mix of young and old seems to be a pretty darn good formula – just look at the coaching staff and the fact that the Rams have jolted out to an impressive 2-0 start. More...

Father, Son Complete Dutchess County Classic

Shane McNerney, age 11, completed the Dutchess County Classic 1/2 Marathon (with his father), with a time of 2.21. He has been training with his father, Rob McNerney, for several years. More...

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