April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

100 Protesters Hail NY's New Gun Rules

Oppose county resolution

One hundred Putnam residents rallied outside the Putnam Courthouse Wednesday evening protesting local legislators actions who voted last month to oppose New York’s new gun reform l More...

Tamagna Said to Divest from Chamber, Political Work

Deputy County Planner Vincent Tamagna will shortly resign his posts as president of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and head of the Philipstown Republicans to concentrate on his county work, the Courier has learned from independent sources. More...

Cops: Husband, Wife Both Drove Drunk

A Carmel couple has a date next week—not for dinner or a theater engagement—but an appearance in Kent Town Court to answer charges of drunken driving. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 4/4/2013 5:47 PM

McConville to run for Sheriff

Cold Spring resident to challenge Smith

Kevin McConville, former chief of the 768-member MTA Police Department, likes More...

Anthony DiCarlo to seek reelection for legislature

Putnam Legislator Anthony DiCarlo is seeking reelection for his District No. 9 seat. More...

Ken Schmitt to Run Again for Carmel Supervisor

Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt has made it official. More...

Enterprise

Taylor Brings New Life to EDC

Meghan Taylor has hit the ground running. The bubbly and effervescent 28-year-old new President of the Putnam County Economic Development Corp. More...

Recent Business Forum with Elected Officials Signals Strong Collaboration

On Sunday, March 24, the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce annual elected officials’ business forum took place, with attendance from town, county, state and federal officials. More...

Plans Underway for Putnam’s Business Expo

Putnam’s 8th annual Regional Business and Home Expo is being touted as the largest event ever in Putnam County where commerce and industry can showcase products and services. More...

Sports

From Carmel’s Field to RPI

Slowly but surely, Nick Palmiero is working his way into the lineup with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. More...

Mahopac Girls’ LAX Season Opens with Win Over Arlington

FREEDOM PLAINS – It’s a brand new Mahopac High School girls’ lacrosse team this season with a plethora of new faces, but there’s still one constant. Team captain Samantha Karner. More...

Locals Cazzari, Deieso to Play in Exceptional Seniors Basketball Game

The boys had their chance, and now it’s the girls’ turn. Rosters for the Section One Exceptional Seniors Game were released and two local Putnam players were be featured. More...

Breaking News - 4/9/2013 10:17 AM

Lawmakers seek wider evacuation zone at nuke reactor

Putnam legislators agree with members of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition and have called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commi More...

Breaking News - 4/8/2013 11:11 AM

Brewster Man Partially Crushed by Truck, but Still Alive

Rushed to Hospital

A Brewster man is lucky to be alive after a pick-up truck he was working beneath ran over his head early Monday.Brewster Fire Chief William Rieg said he had never seen anything like it. More...

Breaking News - 4/7/2013 6:30 PM

Lake Carmel firefighter killed in Dutchess crash

A Lake Carm More...

Item Pricing Bill on Chopping Block

Putnam County’s item pricing legislation, approved last year with little fanfare and intended to ensure accurate pricing as well as honest advertising procedures, is on the way out. More...

Anthony Rubino: Youthful Centurion

Anthony Rubino is an amazing man. The Mahopac resident celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday before family, friends and more than 250 seniors gathered at the William Koehler Center in Mahopac. More...

Legion Commander Visits Putnam, Hails Park

New York State American Legion Commander Timothy Van Patten heard about the Putnam Veterans Memorial and during a visit to the county Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last week, first realized the majesty of the unique monument. More...

General Stories

Lipton Named Assistant EMS Commissioner

EMS and firefighting has been in Robert Lipton’s blood for years. More...

Brandon Gipson has Quite a Culinary Future

Carmel High School senior Brandon Gipson wowed patrons at the Front Street Café in Patterson. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb

Sales tax revenue continues to climb across Putnam County but officials are expressing concern nevertheless. More...

Around the County

Spelling Bee Fundraiser Two Weeks Away

Officials at Putnam Family and Community Services are encouraging the public to “make your reservation today!” On April 18, the non-profit that provides recovery-based mental health, chemical dependency treatment and prevention services c More...

Stations of the Cross Celebrated in Mahopac

Dozens of Putnam’s newest residents from Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico and Puerto Rico converged in downtown Mahopac on Good Friday afternoon to celebrate a 2000-year-old tradition— the Stations of the Cross. More...

Magical History Tours and Nature Hike

Please join us on Sunday, April 14, at 11 a.m. for our free “Magical History Tour and Nature Hike.” More...

School News

Brewster School Staff Learns CPR

Patti Frische dreams that each and every resident of Putnam County learns CPR. “The technique saves lives,” she said last week during a training session at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster where 13 members of the John F. More...

FOX 5 Weatherman Visits C.V. Starr School in Brewster

FOX 5 weatherman Mike Woods got the brunt of some ribbing last week when visiting students at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster. More...

Never Too Young to Learn About Art in Southeast

Art is an important subject taught at the Heart 2 Heart Childcare Center. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE NEWS EPITOMIZED. Eastern and Middle States

CHARLES ARBUCKLE, the millionaire coffee merchant, died a few days ago in Brooklyn, N. Y., in his fifty-ninth year. More...

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