November 1, 2012 RSS feed / General Stories

Putnam’s Unemployment Fourth Lowest in the State

Putnam County finds itself with the lowest rate of unemployment in the entire Hudson Valley and the fourth lowest in all of New York State. More...

County Bicentennial Closing

November 11 Marks End of Year-Long Celebrations

It’s been a year of celebrating Putnam’s 200th birthday. Festivities end next Sunday when at 2 p.m. More...

Brewster Receives $7,500 Greenway Grant for Main Street Study

The Village of Brewster is on the move. Village officials learned last week that the Hudson River Greenway Council awarded Brewster with a $7,500 grant--one of only five in the entire state--to develop a Main Street study. More...

Police News

Vehicle vandalism in Southeast- Brewster area under investigation Brewster State Police and the Putnam Sheriff's Department are investigating numerous cases of vehicle vandalism in the greater Brewster-Southeast area. More...

Putnam Hospital Recognized for Clinical Excellence

Putnam Hospital Center has been recognized by the American Quality Outcomes Survey for 2013 as one of America’s finest medical facilities. More...

Election Special

2012 Elections: The Courier Questions the Candidates

State Senate District 41 Neil Di Carlo (Conservative) Office sought: Senator, District 41 Party Affiliation: Conservative Residence: Putnam County Age: 43 More...

Putnam Valley Smackdown for Katz & Falk

With November 6 almost here, local and regional political candidates seem to be on round-the-clock duty, meeting voters and debating one another. More...

Broadway Comes to Brewster

Donald Pippin, former musical director of Radio City Music Hall, played piano while Broadway singers Debbie Gravitte and Nat Chandler regaled the audience consisting of more than 200 local residents including composer Alan Menken with recollections o More...

Putnam Youth Court Welcomes Silver Anniversary Class

The historic Putnam County Courthouse was filled recently when Putnam Youth Court commenced its 25th anniversary season. For 10 weeks, students from schools throughout Putnam County will learn about the judicial process – the U.S. More...

County Releases Emergency Guide for Indian Point

With wind and water on the front burner lately, it’s important to remember that there are other potential emergencies in Putnam County, too. More...

Southeast DWI Check Results in Arrests

Troopers were out in force early Sunday patrolling along Route 684 in Southeast with positive results. More...

Apply Now for MTA Tax Refund

Senator Greg Ball of Patterson and Assemblyman Robert J. More...

Cuomo Advises County, Towns: Spend Only What You Take In

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered little sympathy for county, town and village governments who find themselves being strangled by a property tax cap and millions of dollars of unfunded mandates. More...

Putnam Demands MTA Forensic Audit

Putnam lawmakers are fed up with perceived overcharging by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and have called on the state to conduct a forensic audit of the agency that operates railroad service into Putnam County. More...

Legislature Adopts $140.1 Million Budget

The Putnam Legislature adopted its 2013 budget Thursday evening following three and one half weeks of discussion and debate. More...

Brewster to Celebrate Grand Central’s 100th Anniversary

Railroading has been a part of Brewster for generations. Metro North realizes that fact and last week announced that Brewster would become an integral part of next year's 100th anniversary celebration of Grand Central Station. More...

Bonjour Carmel, French Exchange Students Return Home

A dozen high school students from Marseilles return to France Friday following a two week long educational experience in Carmel. The 16 and 17 year olds have been attending Carmel High School while residing with local families in the school district. More...

Lions Lend a Hand to Hospital Foundation

Putnam Hospital Center Foundation Executive Director Jeffrey D. Kellogg (right) was recently presented with a $5000 check for hospital projects and services by the Carmel-Kent Lions Club. More...

Putnam People

…Army National Guard Spec. TRAVIS R. LASH has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). More...

Sandy Doesn’t Stop Ragamuffin Parade

Threats of Hurricane Sandy failed to deter more than 200 families from participating in Sunday's Halloween Ragamuffin Parade through downtown Carmel. More...

CAP Receives Surprise Gift From Sedgewood Club

Thanks to the generosity of residents of the Sedgewood Club in Kent, the Putnam Community Action Program is $4,500 richer this week. More...

Exercising is Good for Your Health

Dozens of “seasoned” citizens are exercising regularly thanks to the efforts of the Putnam Office for the Aging and its super volunteer George D’Alessandro. More...

Brewster Woman Competes in International Beauty Pageant

Karonlay Cueva of Brewster is a beautiful young woman both in appearance and inner self. More...

Mahopac Woman Charged with Serving Alcohol to Minors

A Mahopac woman is in trouble with the law for allegedly serving alcohol to underage teens. Carmel Police arrested Pauline Giannino, 61, last week after responding to a residence on Baldwin Place Road at 11:30 p.m. More...

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"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children" ~Walter Elias Disney