February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire Destroys Kent Cliffs Building

Smoke was visible for miles Sunday when a raging fire destroyed a large storage building along Hortontown Hill Road in western Kent.Fire equipment had great difficulty reaching the scene around 3 p.m. More...

Valentine’s Day for Area Vets

More than 1,350 brightly colored Valentine’s Day cards – each with a special message – will make the day of romance special for patients at the Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Dutchess County and the FDR Veterans Hospital in Montr More...

Young Couple Seriously Injured In Carmel Crash

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...

School Delays Monday

Icy road conditions slow openings

Due to the slippery road conditions a number of schools are reporting delays this morning: TWO HOUR DELAYS Brewster Carmel Mahopac Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES PawlingSt. More...

Politics

County Offices in West Face New Trouble

After a contentious public hearing last week over a proposed zoning amendment for the Butterfield Hospital property, Garrison resident and developer Paul Guillaro has suspended plans for his hotly debated project. More...

Putnam Says It’s Vindicated on Gun Permit Data

Putnam County officials say the county’s been vindicated for not releasing gun license information, after an appeals court ruled unanimously that a lower court was incorrect in ordering the NYPD to release the home addresses of city handgun lic More...

Around the County

Healthy Community, Healthy Workforce

Last Thursday evening, 100 businessmen and businesswomen attended a forum at Putnam Hospital Center tabbed “The Health Care Revolution and its Impact on Small Business.” For 90 minutes, several experts in the health care industry discusse More...

Three Funds Benefit Humane Society

Life is never dull at the Putnam Humane Society. More...

Upcoming Programs at Hospital

Diabetes Support Group The next meeting of Putnam Hospital Center’s free Diabetes Support Group will be held on Tuesday, February 19th, at 6 p.m., in the Michael T. Weber Community Auditorium at the hospital. More...

Columns

Perspective: Reflections on Lincoln & Freedom

President Abraham Lincoln’s hand was shaking. New Year’s Day festivities on January 1, 1863, began at 11 A.M. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

BEET SUGAR IN NEW YORK.

Farmers to begin the Cultivation of Beets in This State. RESULTS OF THE EXPERIMENTS. More...

Letters to the Editor

Time to Get Real on Guns?

Dear Editor: It seems increasingly strange of all the fulminating gun-law proponents to declare that gun violence can be decreased by making it ever more difficult for law-abiding citizens to obtain a gun. More...

A Stronger, Healthier Hudson Valley

Dear Editor: As your state senator, the most important priority I have is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of our district and of New York. More...

Breaking News - 2/12/2013 11:10 AM

Wrong Way Driver Forces Multiple Vehicles off Taconic  Free Access 

Phone lines lit up like Christmas trees at the Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in Carmel Monday afternoon when caller after caller reported a wrong-way driver on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley. More...

Most areas clear; train service back on track, after storm  Free Access 

15 inches across county

Although the snow has stopped, police are encouraging motortists to stay off area roads allowing highway crews on the state, county, town and village levels to remove as much as 15 inches of snow. More...

Sticky Wicket at Pudding St. Intersection with Taconic

On Jan. 31, Putnam Valley Town Hall hosted a rare, weekday afternoon press conference to push for the building of an overpass at the Taconic State Parkway’s Pudding Street Intersection. More...

35 Cats Rescued

Carmel Animal Control Officer Crickett Dyckman had seen worse, yet the inhumane conditions of 57 cats being kept in a private residence in Mahopac was almost too much to bear. More...

Ex Brewster Cop Sentenced

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...

General Stories

Cycling Classic Off to Fast Start

The Putnam Cycling Classic is pedaling ahead, with any concerns from last year’s rocky debut assuaged by this year’s detailed planning, thorough maps and coordination with the Cold Spring business community. More...

How Ed Koch Came to Milk a Goat

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

Putnam Jail Revenue Climbs in 2012

A shift in Putnam’s jail population resulted in an unexpected increase in revenue for county finances last year. More...

Enterprise

The Shop Putnam Expo Returns On May 11

Putnam County has been known as the home of one of the Hudson Valley’s largest and most diverse regional business showcase events for nearly a decade. More...

School News

Future of Garden Street School Under Review

Brewster’s Garden Street School closed its doors last June and the future of the historic building is now in the hands of the Brewster Board of Education. More...

Carmel High School Students Visit Indian Point

Students enrolled in Carmel High School’s Principles of Engineering and Physics class had a rewarding experience last week when visiting the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. More...

Sports

Mahopac Clinches Title, Streak at 13

MAHOPAC – Hottest high school team in Putnam County? Easy. Mahopac High School boys’ basketball. More...

Breaking Down the Super Bowl with Brewster Football’s Ed Mulvihill

BREWSTER – More than 108 million people watched the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, in an exciting Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday that featured Baltimore jumping out to a big lead, San Francisco coming back, Baltimore hanging More...

Carmel Basketball Picks Up Key Win Over Brewster

BREWSTER – The Carmel High School boys’ basketball team has been blessed to have two potent scorers in its lineup this season in RJ Martinez and Dan Behnken, and that certainly won’t change. But it’s always nice to have help. 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 

Carl Borsari

Carl Borsari of Somers, New York, died on Saturday February 2, 2013, at White Plains Hospital. He was 75. Carl was born June 11, 1937, in Brooklyn, son of the late Antonio and Nancy (Benvenuto) Borsari. More...

Geraldine Campbell

Geraldine Campbell, age 54, of Brewster, NY, died Thursday, January 31, 2013. Gerri was born August 12, 1958, in Mt. Vernon, NY. Daughter to the late Frank W. Madden, Jr. and Geraldine V. More...

Carol Carpenter

Carol Carpenter, age 76, of Brewster, died on Monday, February 4, 2013, at Putnam Hospital Center. Mrs. Carpenter was born in North Tarrytown, NY, on June 4, 1936, daughter to the late Joseph and Evelyn (Tidaback) Schwer. More...

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