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Breaking News - 2/1/2013 3:32 PM

Former Brewster cop sentenced to jail

Headed canine unit at one time, then, an armed standoff

Former Brewster Police Officer Pat Frezza, who last year fired three rounds from a .45 caliber handgun inside his Mahopac home following a dispute with his wife, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. More...

Pawling Judge Pleads Guilty to Felony DWI

Pawling Village Justice Robert Apple has avoided state prison by pleading guilty to felony DWI in Carmel Town Court. More...

Tartans & Toasting on Burns Night

The tartans were out, the drums were pounding and the whiskey was flowing on Saturday night in Garrison. It was the 7th Annual Hudson Highlands Pipe Band Burns Supper, at the Highlands Country Club, and everyone was in Scottish overdrive. More...

Teen Attacks Mother, Jailed

A 17-year-old Lake Carmel woman faces charges of assault and criminal mischief for allegedly attacking her mother following a violent family dispute. More...

General Stories

Brewster Resident Arrested in Heroin Case

State Police crackdown follows overdose deaths in county

Two more young people have been arrested on heroin possession charges as State Police continue their crackdown on illegal heroin sales in the Putnam-northern Westchester area following the deaths last month of a number of young men of suspected heroi More...

Mom Reportedly Stoned, Busted with Child in Car

A Mahopac woman is facing felony charges of aggravated DWI along with driving while her ability was impaired by drugs after being stopped in downtown Carmel with her 22-month-old daughter riding in the family car. More...

Odell Monitors Tappan Zee

Putnam County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell said she’s closely watching developments regarding the new Tappan Zee bridge. She serves on the Mass Transit Task Force appointed by the governor regarding transit in the 287 corridor. More...

Enterprise

40 Under 40: A Lesson In Success

Putnam County’s inaugural 40 under 40 event has finally taken place, and by any measure it was a rousing success. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Soars in 2012

People are shopping Putnam like never before. More...

School News

School Aid Up at Mahopac, Carmel, Down at Brewster

Each January school officials across New York State hold their breaths waiting to learn about individual district state aid allotments in the governor’s proposed budget. Last week was no exception. More...

Survey: Drinking, Drugs Still Problems for School Youth

If you live in Putnam Valley and think your child won’t be exposed to drugs or alcohol, you might want to think again. More...

School Administrators Review APPR Standards

School leaders from across the region met recently at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to hear about the latest requirements from the state Education Department regarding teacher and principal evaluations and to learn the most effective strategies f More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

MAHOPAC MAY HAVE LIGHTING DISTRICT

250 STREET LIGHTS PLANNED Petition Will Soon Be Circulated Among Taxpayers Requesting Town Board to Establish It. More...

Ensuring Oral Health with Fluoride, Screenings

Perspective

Fluoride is a naturally occurring compound that helps prevent dental decay. It is present in water, as well as foods and beverages in varying amounts. For nearly 70 years, it has also been added to public water to improve oral health. More...

Letters to the Editor

Questions on Hydofracking

Dear Editor: Re your news article, “Putnam to Enact Hydrofracking Law,” at least three questions can easily arise. First, has any entity suggested hydrofracking for natural gas anywhere in or near Putnam County? More...

Kent Sewer District

Dear Editor: In the interest of the people of the Town of Kent it is necessary to separate the political subterfuge driving public perception from the truth, by illuminating the facts surrounding the proposed Route 52 Sewer district. More...

Public Service or Nuisance?

Dear Editor: As a law-abiding citizen who considers those who secrete deadly weapons on their persons a threat to our safety,and believes that the practice of doing so ought to be stigmatized rather than celebrated, I believe it is our county officia More...

Breaking News - 2/4/2013 5:18 PM

Young Couple Seriously Injured In Carmel Crash  Free Access 

Both airlifted to Valhalla hospital

A young Carmel couple was seriously injured Monday in a single car crash on Seminary Hill Road in Carmel.Carmel Police identified the victims as Alexis Casey, 20 and Joseph Wirchansky, 21. More...

Breaking News - 2/4/2013 1:12 PM

Ed Koch remembered in Putnam County  Free Access 

Milked a goat at fair

The year was 1982 when New York City Mayor Ed Koch traveled to Putnam County to milk a goat. More...

Business ‘Trailblazers’ Hailed

Putnam’s 40 Under 40 Trailblazers represent a wide cross section of the county. More...

Brewster Schools Have a Night to Celebrate

Two former professional athletes whose prowess on the football field and baseball diamond brought New York sports fans to their feet for years made special all-star appearances in Putnam County Saturday night as the Brewster Sports Foundation hosted More...

Around the County

CAP Soup Kitchen Serves 150 Each Week

More than soup is served three times each week at the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) Soup Kitchen. More...

Joyful End for Former Addicts

Six residents of Putnam County drew cheers and applause for accomplishing what some believed was the impossible—completion of the rigorous Putnam Drug Treatment Court Program. More...

Maloney Takes Oath in Mahopac

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of Cold Spring took his ceremonial oath of office Sunday, promising a standingroom only crowd gathered at the Mahopac Library: “I want to stay hometown, not Hollywood.” More...

Cultural Events

Arts on the Lake to Cast Canterbury Puppet Play

Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52, Lake Carmel, will hold auditions on Monday, February 4, starting at 6 p.m., for men and women actors, 18 years or older, to play various characters and voices in a new puppet theatre production of Chaucer’s &ldqu More...

Arts Council Offers Yoga Basics

Putnam Arts Council is pleased to continue our new Four- Week Series of Yoga Basics offered on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:45. More...

Emmy Award Winning Bromka at the Depot

Emmy Award-winning actress Elaine Bromka brings her one-woman show, “Tea for Three,” to the Depot Theatre in western Putnam on February 3rd at 2p.m. More...

Sports

Champs! Brewster Wrestling Upends Beacon, Wins League Title

BREWSTER – All season long, Brewster High School wrestling coach Tom Looby has been saying he didn’t know what to expect from his team after graduating 10 seniors from last year’s squad. More...

10 in a Row for Mahopac Basketball

MAHOPAC – Kevin Downes said last week that his Mahopac High School boys’ basketball team’s game on Saturday against Peekskill would be “defining.” “The winning streak has been great,” the Indians’ coach More...

The Week Ahead for Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac High School Sports

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 GYMNASTICS Brewster, Carmel, Mahopac in Section One Divisionals, at Lakeview Elementary School, Mahopac, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Mahopac at Ursuline B, 4:30 p.m. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. More...

Birth Announcements

Gage Julian Wiliams

Baby Boy Gage Julian Williams was born January 23, 2013, weighing 8 lbs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jane Lobdel

Jane Lobdell, age 81, a lifelong resident of Brewster, died on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at her home. Ms. Lobdell was born in Brewster on December 3, 1931, to Alexander Frazier and Emma Jane (Steacy) Lobdell III. More...

John Roland Scherer

John Roland Scherer, born December 13, 1926, passed away peacefully at his home in Carmel on Saturday, January 26, 2013. He was a devoted husband to Lydia “Mickey” for over 50 years. Mickey had passed away on June 12, 2000. More...

Dr. Salvatore Militano

Dr. Salvatore Militano of Brewster died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Danbury, CT, at the age of 80. More...

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“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937