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Breaking News - 1/18/2013 2:33 PM

Jennings Michael Burch Dead at 71

Putnam Author to be Memorialized today, Friday

Jennings Michael Burch of Brewster, New York died on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Putnam Hospital Center. He was 71.Mr. Burch was born on April 27, 1941 in Manhattan. He was the son of the late Francis and Rita (Hogan) Burch. More...

Flu Cases Rise

With four months of the flu season to go, Putnam County has already broken its all-time record for lab-confirmed cases of influenza this season. Commissioner of Health Dr. Allen Beals reports 148 confirmed cases of flu to date. More...

Big Heroin Distributor Nabbed

A major heroin distributor is behind bars with the arrest of a 23-year old Bronx man who recently took up residency in an apartment complex on Old Route 6 in Brewster. More...

‘Dirtman’ Sentenced for Illegal Landfill

A Mahopac man who pleaded guilty last year to operating an illegal construction and demolition debris landfill within the New York City watershed in Mahopac was sentenced Thursday to four months of weekend incarceration at the Putnam Correctional Fac More...

General Stories

Alyssa Dellaripa Called an American Hero

Alyssa Dellaripa is an American hero. The 22-year-old daughter of Barbara Reitz and Chris Dellaripa and stepdaughter of Putnam Judge James Reitz was recognized last week by the Putnam Legislature for her community service and enlisting in the U.S. More...

County Plans Are Top Concern on Butterfield Project

The Cold Spring Village Board met with newly elected Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra Tuesday night to hear about her plans to help bring county services to the Butterfield development. More...

Eldridge Reflects on Time as County Exec

Personnel Director and former County Executive Paul Eldridge described his opportunity to “right the ship” known as Putnam County as one of the greatest honors of his life. More...

School News

Christopher McCarthy is Patriot’s Pen Essay Champ

Christopher McCarthy of Brewster has quite a future. More...

Financing a College Education

Sending a child to college is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

FISH ASKS LAW FOR POPULAR VOTE ON WAR Local Congressman Battles for Constitutional Amendment on Declarations of War.

Two major moves today featured the battle of Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr., of Garrison, to place before the American people a constitutional amendment providing for a referendum before declaration of war by this country. 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 

Gloria J. Bishop

Funeral Saturday, Visitation Friday

Gloria J. Bishop of Patterson, New York, died Tuesday January 15, 2013 in Danbury, Connecticut at the age of 66.She was born July 30, 1946 in Glens Falls, daughter of the late Arthur G. and June E. (Whiting) Bishop. More...

Carmel’s Fred Sayegh Loved His Fellow Man

The sudden death of Fred Sayegh has left a void not only within his family but the community that he loved and treasured so greatly. Sayegh, a resident of Carmel, died on Jan. 5 at the age of 81. More...

CONCETTA CLOROFILLA

Concetta Clorofilla, 90, a resident of Poughquag since 2004, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. More...

Breaking News - 1/20/2013 3:11 PM

One Driver Jailed after Crash in Carmel

Route 6 closed during probe

An Illinois man was sent to the Putnam Correctional Facility on $2,500 bail Sunday hours after he allegedly caused a bad crash in Carmel that injured a Carmel woman.Carmel Police investigated the 7:45 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 1/19/2013 4:25 PM

Putnam Officials Say Much Damage Already Done by Gun Map

Gannett capitulation on map a good step, but late, they say
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Spa Employee Charged With Giving More Than Massages

A Queens woman employed at a massage parlor off the Taconic State Parkway on Bryant Pond Road at the Putnam Valley-Carmel town line is facing charges of prostitution for allegedly offering customers more than a back massage. More...

FEDS: Mahopac Man is Trash-Hauling Racketeer

An 82-year-old Mahopac man was one of 32 individuals charged Wednesday with alleged racketeering in the commercial waste hauling industry throughout the New York metropolitan area. More...

Vincent Leibell to Finish Sentence

Vincent Leibell, Putnam County’s longtime political kingmaker brought low by a corruption scandal, finishes his prison sentence Saturday. Leibell, now 66, has already been in “home confinement” in Patterson since Dec. More...

Carmel Man Charged with Assaulting Highway Worker

A Carmel man is facing charges of assault for allegedly attacking a Carmel Highway Department employee Monday afternoon in downtown Carmel. Carmel Police identified the suspect as Robert Schuffrumps, 20. More...

A horse-drawn caisson carries the remains of Fred Savegh to his final resting place

A horse-drawn caisson carries the remains of Fred Sayegh to his final resting place last week while family members mourn the passing. See story about this community fixture on page 5. More...

Around the County

Rotarians Kick Off Sandy Small Appliance Drive

Hurricane Sandy did more than ravage homes in its path. While many buildings were destroyed others suffered insurmountable damage including the destruction of appliances that were either washed away or left behind in states of disrepair. More...

Humane Society has Friends at Volz Auto

The Volz family, owners of Meadowland of Carmel and Brewster Ford, have been dog and cat lovers for years. More...

Take a Virtual Trip to Korea at the Mahopac Library

Take a virtual trip to Korea with members of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP). More...

Enterprise

A Brewster Icon Moves On

In the real estate business, I routinely sell properties large and small. But one recent transaction really made me stop and reflect on past, present, and future. More...

Sports

Brewster Boys Win League Indoor Track Title

NEW YORK – What a day for the Brewster High School boys’ indoor track team. More...

Six in a Row for ’Pac Boys’ Basketball

MAHOPAC –Ever since the Mahopac High School boys’ basketball team upset the No. 4 Class A team in New York State three weeks ago, the Indians have been on a roll. And it hasn’t stopped. More...

Cirocco Helps Brewster Basketball Split Two Games

BREWSTER – The Brewster High School boys’ basketball team split a pair of games in the last week, topping John Jay-Cross River but losing an absolute heart-breaker to Somers. More...

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