April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Pet lizards survive house fire in Mahopac Falls

Two pet lizards survived a house fire in Mahopac Falls Monday evening thanks to the quick response of firefighters from Mahopac Falls, Mahopac and Putnam Valley.The blaze broke out around 7 p.m. More...

A War Vet & Honor Across the Decades

World War II veteran Mario Antoci and County Executive MaryEllen Odell were up early Saturday. More...

Years Later, A Wedding Ring Miracle

Editor’s Note: This is a tale of a wedding ring lost, and then found, of connections, and love undiminished even by death. Here is Don H. MacDonald’s report, in his own words. He lives in Cold Spring. More...

General Stories

Kent Cell Tower Approved by 3-2 Vote

Despite objections from a group of homeowners in western Kent over the town’s plan to construct a 150-foot-tall cell tower off Route 301, the Kent Town Board has approved the project by a split vote. More...

Kent Councilman to Represent Young Republicans on National Level

Kent Councilman John Greene has been nominated to become a national committeeman for the Young Republican National Federation. More...

Walk-a-Thon Weekend in Putnam

Outdoor enthusiasts will be out in force this weekend when three fundraising walk-a-thons are expected to attract large crowds in the Carmel- Brewster area. More...

Enterprise

Get Your Tickets Early To Putnam’s Premier Business Celebration

It’s that time again – for the third year in a row the business community of Putnam County will assemble to celebrate the tremendous progress that has been made on behalf of business interests. More...

Sports

Florie Leads Mahopac Girls to Track and Field Win  Free Access 

Carmel shines at Red Raider Meet

MAHOPAC – Corinne Florie won three individual events and the Mahopac High School girls’ track and field team captured a thrilling 81-76 victory over Yorktown on Monday. The Mahopac boys lost to Yorktown, 90-67. More...

Ferris’ First Win of Season Lifts Brewster Baseball

BREWSTER – As Meatloaf once sang, two out of three ain’t bad. More...

Mahopac Softball Bounces Back, Beats Suffern

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School softball team rebounded from back-to-back losses to Dutchess County powerhouses Roy C. Ketcham and John Jay-East Fishkill, as well as a loss to Lakeland, by beating Suffern on Monday, 6-5. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Breaking News - 4/27/2013 8:47 AM

Legislators promise to save PARC Pre-School

Call for emergency funding

A rare Friday evening meeting of the Putnam Legislature brought out a large gathering to the third floor of the Putnam Office Building when members of the legislature’s Health and Education Committee approved a resolution requesting that county fundi More...

Breaking News - 4/26/2013 5:36 PM

Four Mahopac teens charged with gun-wielding attempted robbery

Four Mahopac teens are facing violent felony charges for allegedly approaching a man at his Putnam Valley home, brandishing a gun and demanding money.The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrests Friday of Philip DeSanctis, 18, Abel Perez, 18, Sabrin More...

Katz pot charge dismissed if he stays out of trouble

Guilty of improper parking

Pot possession charges against State Assemblyman Steve Katz will be dismissed if he completes 20 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for the next six months.The deal was brokered in a courtroom in upstate Coeymans Thursday by Katz’ at More...

Ball Calls for ‘Torture’ of Boston Suspect

State Senator Greg Ball’s suggestion that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be “tortured” to extract more information was received with both positive and negative comments from his constituents. More...

Judge Sweeny, Grossman Hope to Make History

Putnam County Senior Judge John Sweeny and Carmel attorney Victor Grossman hope to make history in Putnam County this fall. More...

National Day of Prayer to be Observed Next Thursday

Putnam County will be participating in next Thursday’s National Day of Prayer with an observance in Carmel. The day was established in 1952 as a joint act of Congress that was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. More...

Around the County

Killer Bees Take Top Honors at Putnam Spelling Bee

The buzz was deafening when the Killer Bees became champions of the 4th annual Adult Spelling Bee presented by Putnam Family and Community Services. More...

Mahopac Girl Scouts Aid Putnam Hospital

There is nothing more frightening for a child than to visit a hospital’s Emergency Department either as a patient or accompanied by family members and friends needing treatment resulting from injuries or sickness. More...

Putnam Irish Dance Group Crowned as Bronze World Champs

Putnam County’s Kelly Oster School of Irish Dance has taken third place honors in the Irish Dancing World Championships held in Boston. More...

School News

School Safety Discussed at Roundtable

Officials on the state, county, town and school levels spent two hours last weekend discussing how schools can be kept safe. More...

22 Candidates Seeking School Board Seats Next Month

Great interest is being shown in Board of Education seats this year as 22 candidates filed petitions this week with clerks in each of Putnam’s six school districts to run for the unsalaried positions in next month’s school elections. More...

Retired Teachers Association Awards Scholarships

An annual rite of spring takes place this month when the Putnam Retired Teachers Association awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Forcing New York to Putnam County

SURVEYS MADE IN DUTCHESS For Its Future Water Supply, New Jersey Brings Action in the U.S. Supreme Court More...

Word of the Week

lo•qua•cious full of excessive talk; wordy 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