February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

School Safety Sought, as More Security Reviewed

Sheriff: Highly trained officers protect our kids

Calling children “our most important resource” Putnam County lawmakers welcomed school officials from three of Putnam’s districts to a meeting of the legislature’s Protective Services Committee last week to discuss the issue o More...

Missing Hiker Found at State Park

There were some anxious moments for a Carmel woman and dozens of emergency responders Saturday when a 9-1-1 call was received from the frightened hiker who was lost on a trail in the 1,133-acre Wonder Lake State Park in Kent. More...

Politics

Developer: Organized Group Killed Butterfield Project in Western Putnam

The single most important issue facing the Village of Cold Spring right now, both supporters and opponents agree, is the Butterfield development. More...

Private Bus Lines Serving Both Sides of County, Task Force Finds

Putnam County’s Transportation Task Force, which has begun the process of redesigning public transportation for county residents as well as for out-oftowners, learned last week that five regional bus lines already provide services on both sides More...

Trying to Make Putnam National Profitable

In the Rough: County Faces Big Expenses on Golf Course

Putnam County is about to sink more money into the golf course it owns. More...

Enterprise

Reflecting on a Great Year for Putnam’s Countywide Chamber

The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce has been a very busy organization since its 2010 inception. More...

School News

Colonial Fair Allows Kids to Connect with Past

Creativity, hard work, teachers’ collaboration and funding from the Brewster Education Foundation resulted in another successful Colonial Fair at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster. More...

Wolf Visits Mahopac Middle School

Not a howl could be heard when Atka visited the Mahopac Middle School last week. The 80-pound Arctic Gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem was an invited guest by teacher 7th grade teacher Dawn Petersen. More...

Planning Underway for Putnam Youth Forum

Preparation is in full swing for Putnam’s 19th annual Youth Forum scheduled for April 22 at the Clearpool Education Center in Kent Cliffs. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

87 Years Ago Feb. 19, 1926

SAVE THE SPECKLED TROUT Mississippi legislators are considering ways and means of preserving fish in that state, particularly the speckled or brook trout. 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 

Francis C. Whalen

Francis C. Whalen, of Brewster, died February 11th surrounded by his loving family. He enjoyed a full and long life. He would have turned 87 next month. More...

Breaking News - 2/25/2013 10:24 AM

Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Crash

Nelsonville man killed

A 22-year-old Nelsonville man is being remembered this week following his death in a tragic two-vehicle crash on Route 9 in Fishkill Friday night. More...

Cops Prepare for the Worst with Realistic Drill

Heavily armed officers wearing bullet proof vests charged into the Austin Road Elementary School in Mahopac Tuesday when a report of an active shooter was received – but it was only a drill. More...

Rotarian Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Al Lotrecchiano remembers the exact moment when he joined Rotary International 50 years ago. More...

Putnam Businessman Struck by Car, Killed

A Putnam County businessman died Saturday hours after being struck by a car while walking on Route 22 in Purdys. State Police identified the victim as William Geller, 47, of North Salem. More...

General Stories

9-1-1 Center to be Dedicated in Honor of Bob McMahon

Putnam County’s 9-1-1 Dispatch Center will be sporting a new name on Monday—the Robert McMahon Communications Center. More...

Kent Sewer District Puts Lake Carmel on Map

The creation of a new sewer district in the Town of Kent is expected to expand commercial development along the Route 52 corridor in Lake Carmel. More...

Head-on Crash Injures Brewster Woman

A head-on crash last Thursday night in Patterson sent a Brewster woman to Danbury Hospital. Joan Baird, 66, was traveling northbound along Route 22 at 8:30 p.m. More...

Around the County

Mahopac Business Leader Bud Kellogg Dies

DeLong Bud Kellogg who helped change the face of business in Putnam County for more than 40 years died last week at his Florida residence. Kellogg was 91 years old. Kellogg was a 60 year resident of Mahopac who served in World War II as a Navy pilot. More...

Arts Council Kicks Off 50th Season

The Putnam Arts Council cordially invites you to join us as we open our 50th year anniversary celebrations with our annual Members Meeting and the opening reception of the Members show on Saturday, March 9th, at 3 p.m. More...

Kennedy Catholic Presents ‘Pajama Game’

The Kennedy Catholic Players present “The Pajama Game” on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 7, 8 and 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m., preceded by Sunday Mass and Brunch at 12:30 p.m. More...

Sports

'Pac Wins Thriller in Double OT

County Center next!

Late update, as Mahopac wins thriller: FREEDOM PLAINS -- of course it had to be this way. More...

Local Hockey Teams Eliminated

All Putnam Teams Fall in Round One of Playoffs

BREWSTER – The good news? All three local high school ice hockey teams ended up qualifying for the Westchester Rockland Putnam Dutchess Interscholastic Ice Hockey League playoffs. The bad news? All three lost in the first round. More...

Carmel Boys, Mahopac & Brewster Girls All Eliminated from Hoops Playoffs

CARMEL – The seedings and brackets for the Section One basketball playoffs are always tricky to navigate. The Carmel High School boys’ basketball team found that out quickly. More...

Letters to the Editor

Legislature Embraces the NRA ‘Fantasy’

Dear Editor: More...

Responding to Katz on Guns

Dear Editor: For weeks after the massacre in Newtown, Ct, I could barely contain my emotions. I thought of the little ballerinas in my granddaughter’s Newtown dance school who will never again wear their pink slippers. More...

Kent Fiscal Watch on Term Limits

Dear Editor: Last year the Putnam County Legislature had the courage to move forward by enacting term limits. More...

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