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4 dead from Bad Drugs

At least four young people have died of heroin overdoses in the past few days that officials believe may be due to contaminated drugs. More...

All Ages Enjoy Kid's Day

The tradition continued at Carmel High School when for the 32nd consecutive year, students and staff at CHS opened their school for an oldfashioned holiday get-together consisting of carnival games, refreshments, entertainment, free prizes and a visi More...

Chanukah Celebrated in Putnam

The Festival of Lights was celebrated by young and old alike when children enrolled in Putnam Chabad visited the Putnam Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Southeast on Sunday to spin the dreidel, light candles and entertain their hosts with s More...

Politics

Saland Stops Ballot Challenges

While not yet conceding the race, State Senator Stephen Saland indicated Monday it was unlikely he would be reelected and has decided to stop the legal challenges to absentee ballot counting against Democrat Terry Gipson for the 41st State Senate sea More...

A Bittersweet Goodbye for Tamagna

The senior member of the Putnam Legislature had mixed emotions when bidding his colleagues farewell. More...

Leibell in Home Confinement

Vincent Leibell is now in “home confinement” in Patterson as his 21-month sentence for public corruption heads to conclusion next month. More...

Enterprise

Enterprise

The 40 Under 40 Nominees

Here are the names of 56 nominees who made it through the first round of judging for Putnam’s first-ever “40 under 40” awards, to be presented January 25 at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac. More...

National Park Here?

The effort to turn western Putnam into a national park, perhaps beginning with Constitution Island, has gained new steam locally, with a poster of support prominent in many businesses, politicians talking about it, and the incoming Chamber of Commerc More...

School News

42 Students Pass Youth Court Bar Exam

Forty-two young people from throughout the region have completed a rigorous 10-week training period by passing the Putnam Youth Court’s 25th anniversary Bar Exam. More...

‘Kids Help Kids’ at Mahopac Middle School

One hundred forty children residing in the Rockaways whose families were devastated by the ravages of Hurricane Sandy are smiling this week after receiving new backpacks filled with games, socks, hats and school supplies thanks to students at the Mah More...

Band Hosts ‘Drummin’ to Dublin’ Fundraiser

The Brewster High School Marching Band and Performing Arts Boosters invite you to a special night out to benefit "Drummin' to Dublin,” their fundraising campaign for the band’s trip to Ireland for the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

104 Years Ago Dec. 11, 1908

ROOSEVELT GIVES THE LIE TO TWO EDITORS More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to concerns raised by Patty Villanova, who had called into question the activities of Putnam County’s Legislature, its tourism promotion, and the Cold Spring Chamber. Pataki Engaged, Hard-Working More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

GERALD F. BLASL

Gerald F. Blasl, of Carmel, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel. He was 83. Mr. Blasl was born March 24, 1929, in Manhattan, to George and Anna (Czermak) Blasl. More...

RUTH G. ODDEY

Ruth G. Oddey, a lifelong resident of Brewster, passed away on December 8, 2012. Ruth had just celebrated her 99th birthday. More...

Breaking News - 1/17/2013 2:14 PM

Newtown Massacre Has Ties to Local Region  Free Access 

Plus, local school security roundup

The pain and sadness of Friday’s unthinkable massacre in Newtown is being felt throughout the U.S. More...

It's Official: Gipson Defeats Steve Saland

A new state senator will representing Philipstown, Putnam Valley and Kent on January 1 now that Senator-elect Terry Gipson has defeated long-time State Senator State Senator Stephen Saland. More...

Connecticut Horror Too Close To Home  Free Access 

Just 19 miles from Putnam

Friday’s mass carnage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., was too close to home—19 miles from the Putnam County border.The death of innocent children and dedicated educators reverberated throughout the region when television and radi More...

A Gift of Life for This EMT

Robert Ferrara considers himself the luckiest man on earth. More...

General Stories

Toys Needed in Putnam for Families in Need

With Christmas less than two weeks away and Chanukah’s arrival last weekend, holiday gifts are still needed by the Putnam Community Action Program. More...

10 Years for Putnam Independent Living

The numbers continue to rise and latest statistics indicate nearly 20 percent of Putnam’s population is in need of special services. More...

Lights—Cameras—Action for Grad

The hamlet of Carmel resembled a movie set last weekend when Carmel High School graduate Sebastian Savino returned home with a crew of 27 to film a motion picture in conjunction with his college studies. More...

Around the County

Former Southeast Supervisor Arrested in Trespass Dispute

Former Southeast Supervisor Michael Rights is facing criminal charges of trespass from an alleged dispute at the World Gym in Southeast. More...

30 Years for Carmel Class of ‘82

In 1982, a gallon of gasoline cost 91 cents. It cost 20 cents to mail a first class letter. President Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Disney’s EPCOT Center opened in Florida. More...

Sherman Christmas Program Sunday

The annual Christmas program of Christmas hymns and a carol singalong will take place Sunday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Sherman Church, 6 Church Road, Sherman, Ct. More...

Sports

Carmel Girls Top Saunders in Hoop Tourney Consolation Game

CARMEL – The way Dan O’Hare sees it, the first half of the Carmel High School girls’ basketball season could be “up and down.” But that’s only because the young Lady Rams are still finding their footing. More...

Brewster Wrestling Picks Up Where it Left Off, Winning

BREWSTER – The Brewster High School wrestling team was the unquestioned champion of dual meet events last year, posting a record of 36-4 during the season en route to a seventhplace finish in the Section One, Division I championship meet. More...

Mahopac Soccer Star Iraola Makes Second-Team All-State

MAHOPAC – When the high school boys’ soccer season started in September, it was a frustrating beginning for Mahopac star Joseph Iraola. 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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