October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 10/30/2012 9:43 AM

Dry Ice Distribution Set  Free Access 

Somers and Mahopac are locations

Updated at 10:45 am Tuesday: Dry Ice distribution has been set for Tuesday as cleanup recovers. More...

COUNTY DIGS IN  Free Access 

State of Emergency declared in Putnam

A state of emergency takes effect at 7 a.m. Monday across Putnam County due to the expected effects of the monster storm that continues to churn up the eastern seaboard. More...

Rallying for 9/11 Victim

Putnam County lost eight heroes on September 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center’s twin towers tumbled to the earth following a terrorist attack. More...

Candidates Debate Tax Relief, Jobs

A Packed House As Hopefuls Spar & Feint

The Congressional candidate who moved to Cold Spring this year to challenge incumbent Rep. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 10/25/2012 1:52 PM

Legislature Adopts Budget

Odell to review for possible vetoes

The Putnam Legislature adopted its 2013 budget Thursday evening following three and one half weeks of discussion and debate.The fiscal spending plan is 1.76 percent higher than the current budget and one quarter of one percent less than the executive More...

Bus Routes Saved

The Putnam Legislature has listened to its constituents and restored $675,000 in the county’s 2013 budget allowing for a full Putnam Area Rapid Transit System for next year. More...

Conklin Crosses Party Lines and Backs Democrat for Legislature

Putnam County Legislature Chairwoman Mary Conklin has crossed party lines to endorse Luz Shulgin as her successor on the nine-member governing body. More...

Around the County

Carmel Guard Member Receives Medal for Valor

Christopher Stewart doesn’t consider himself a hero yet the 44-year-old Carmel resident, who serves as a part-time officer with the Fishkill Police Department, was recognized for his heroics by receiving New York’s highest military award, More...

Sheriff’s Department, Mike DiMattia to be Honored

Tickets go on sale this week for next month’s 15th anniversary celebration of Putnam Family and Community Services. The gala is planned for Nov. More...

Heating Oil Plan Set in Southeast

Residents in Southeast have the opportunity this winter to enroll in SHOP-- Southeast Heating Oil Plan. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

82 Years Ago Oct. 24,1930

WE STILL HAVE A PROMISE More...

Word of the Week

gar•ni•ture embellishment, trimming More...

Breaking News - 10/31/2012 1:46 PM

Message from the County on Halloween  Free Access 

Storm poses extra concerns for trick-or-treaters
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Breaking News - 10/31/2012 1:37 PM

Status of Comfort Stations in Putnam - October 31  Free Access 

County of Putnam, Putnam Valley Senior Center and the William Koehler Senior Center will be open from 8 a.m. through 9 p.m.Town of Southeast and the Village of Brewster, in conjunction with United Cerebral Palsy, will be open from 7 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 10/30/2012 11:51 AM

100 County Roads Still Closed  Free Access 

Massive cleanup begins; 'comfort stations' opened

As of 12:45 pm Tuesdasy: 100 county roads remain closed. The County 911 Center in Carmel has crashed, service is intermittent. And, eastern Putnam woke to tragedy and devastation, with large chunks of the county without power. More...

State of Emergency in Place  Free Access 

Effects of Sandy hit county

Widespread flooding in west; trees uprooted in eastern Putnam as day and wind pound the region. More...

Man Charged in Stormville Home Invasion

A 19-year-old Putnam resident is facing up to 25 years in state prison for allegedly robbing and sexually assaulting a young Stormville woman during a breakin of her residence on Holmes Road. More...

Sheriff: ‘Corruption’ Not Over

A battle is brewing between County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Sheriff Don Smith over spending practices in the 2013 county budget, and its bringing up shades of the big 2010 Putnam corruption scandal, at least according to the sheriff. More...

Operation: Mail Call Reunites Father, Son

A six-year-old Brewster boy whose dad is serving in the military in Afghanistan received the surprise of his young life Friday during a guest reader lesson at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School. More...

General Stories

Carmel Sidewalk Project Dedicated

The summer of 2012 is one that motorists traveling through the Putnam County seat wish to forget. More...

30 Years of Affordable Housing

The Putnam County Housing Corporation is celebrating its 30th birthday this year--three decades of providing affordable housing across Putnam County. More...

County Employees Don Purple for Domestic Violence

Putnam County government resembled a sea of purple last week when dozens of employees reported for work wearing specially designed tee shirts. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 10/26/2012 9:37 AM

Brewster Wins in Barn Burner!

Final moments of play before team seals victory

BREWSTER – Brewster's football team won in the final minutes Thursday evening to continue in the playoffs, marking an incredible season-long run of victories. More...

Brewster Earns Top Seed in Playoffs

Ends regular season undefeated

BREWSTER – With all due respect to the hundreds of high school athletes in Putnam County, the story of the year continues to roll along with an almost surreal, yet feel-good, aura. And that would be the Brewster High School football team. More...

Brewster Football’s Playoff History

1996 Won Section One, Class BBeat Rondout Valley, 42-21, in State QuarterfinalsLost to Ravena, 21-6, in State Quarterfinals 1997Won Section One, Class BBeat Rondout Valley, 54-33, in State QuarterfinalsBeat Ravena, 27-6, in State Semifinals 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 

HAROLD LLOYD BAILEY

Harold Lloyd Bailey of Patterson died on Saturday October 20, 2012, at the age of 71. Mr. Bailey was born October 26, 1940, in Peekskill, son of the late Lloyd Atward and Mabel (Stevens) Bailey. More...

BARBARA A.M. DURAND

Barbara A. M. Durand, of Danbury, formerly Brewster, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at home. She was 75. Barbara was born January 6, 1937, in the Bronx, the daughter of the late Edward and Ann (Larkin) Markel. More...

ERNIE KIDD

Ernie Kidd, age 96, of North Salem, died Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Danbury Hospital. Ernie was born August 7, 1916, in Liverpool, England to Harry and Margaret (Lloyd) Kidd. He graduated from schools in England and served in the British Army. More...

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