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Breaking News - 5/3/2013 7:33 AM

PARC Pre-School to Stay Open After County Infusion

$150,000 committed

An infusion of $150,000 of county funds will allow the PARC Pre-School to continue providing services for Putnam’s most vulnerable population—childre More...

Veterans Rally at Loyalty Day Celebration in Kent

Scores of veterans and their families gathered at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent Sunday to celebrate Loyalty Day—a day set aside to remember all veterans while also serving as a counterpoint to the communist May Day celebrations. More...

‘Men Who Cook’ Draws Hungry Crowd

Guests arrived hungry as more than 300 jammed into the Starr Ridge Manor Banquet Hall Saturday evening for the Patterson Rotary’s 17th annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser. More...

Politics

Katz Pot Charge Dismissed if He Stays Out of Trouble

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. More...

Sant Honored by Putnam Young Republicans

“Teddy Roosevelt would have been proud!” More...

Around the County

Rotarians’ Donation to Allow for Carmel Beautification

Veteran Brewster-Carmel Garden Club members Elaine Krueger and Dimmy Lotrecchiano thought they had been invited to lunch to hear a report from Cornell Cooperative Extension specialist Jennifer Stengle. More...

Ideal Weather Highlights Walk-a-thon Weekend in Putnam

The weatherman cooperated for a change as outdoor enthusiasts were out in force last weekend in large numbers for three fundraising walk-a-thons in the Carmel-Brewster area. More...

Tilly Foster Farm Comes to Life

Tilly Foster Farm was a hotbed of activity Saturday when hundreds of people crowded onto the county owned farm in Southeast for what farm director Meredith Whipple called Spring Fling Day. More...

Sports

Scorching Week for Mahopac Softball: Wins 4 of 6, Then Drops 2 to Brewster

MAHOPAC – The only thing standing between the Mahopac High School softball team and a winning record is Brewster. The Indians had a phenomenal week, playing six games and winning four of them, including a doubleheader over Walter Panas. More...

Red-Hot Nery Boosts Carmel

Baseball Team’s Record Increases to 7-3

CARMEL – The Carmel High School baseball team is up to its old tricks again – winning. The Rams won three consecutive games last week to boost their record to 7-3 this spring and continue a phenomenal streak dating back to last season. More...

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

THURSDAY, MAY 2 BOYS’ LACROSSE Carmel at Peekskill, 4 p.m. Hendrick Hudson at Mahopac, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS’ GOLF Carmel at Arlington, 3:30 p.m. Yorktown at Mahopac, 3:15 p.m. SOFTBALL Arlington at Carmel, 4:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Philip M. Campbell

Philip M. Campbell, age 80, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston, Wisconsin. Phil was born July 22, 1932, in New York City, the son of Peter Campbell of More...

Breaking News - 5/8/2013 5:02 PM

Cycling Classic Draws 366 Racers  Free Access 

Scores visit county

More than 350 cyclists swarmed Cold Spring, downtown streets were thronged and this year’s Putnam Cycling Classic drew hundreds of new visitors to Putnam County. More...

Breaking News - 5/6/2013 10:54 AM

Richard Othmer to run for Kent Highway Superintendent

Would leave Legislature post

Putnam Legislature Chairman Richard Othmer plans to turn in his meeting gavel for a mechanic’s wrench as Kent’s new Highway Superintendent.Members of the Kent Republican Town Committee endorsed Othmer at its caucus last week to succeed Anthony Carave More...

Crash in Carmel Closes Route 6; 1 dead

A 77-year-old Carmel man was killed Wednesday in a two vehicle crash on Route 6 at Belden Road in Carmel. Police identified the victim as John Findlay of Gleneida Ridge Road. More...

Hayworth Preps for Rematch

New York’s 18th District could see a rematch of 2012, as former Rep. Nan Hayworth, a Republican, has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission last week to lay the groundwork for a 2014 campaign. More...

Man Awarded $22.5 Million in Damages

A Mahopac man’s routine trip home along Route 6 in Baldwin Place on a cold winter’s night six years ago turned tragic when his car and another vehicle encountered icy pavement and collided head-on. More...

General Stories

Five charged with drug possession in Southeast

Sunday bust follows traffic stop

An early morning arrest Sunday in Southeast resulted in the apprehension of five young people on various charges of drug possession.Brewster State Police Station Commander Sgt. More...

First Anniversary of County’s Most Tragic Fire

Wednesday marked the first anniversary of Putnam County’s most tragic fire when four members of the Thomas Sullivan family perished inside their Carmel home as it went up in flames in a predawn inferno. More...

Keeping Children Safe from Sexual Abuse

The statistics presented Tuesday evening were alarming: A sex offender resides within every square mile of the U.S., on average Most abusers are able to molest dozens of children before they are apprehended. More...

Enterprise

Mahopac-Carmel Chamber’s New CEO Is A Passionate Business Advocate

Good leadership is vital to any organization, and we as a business community benefit greatly from the vision of those who have assumed the mantle of executive of our various organizations. More...

School News

Carmel Schools Adopt $113.6 Million Budget

Residents in the Carmel School District will be going to the polls May 21 to decide the fate of a $113,616,757 budget for the 2013-2014 school year. More...

Longtime Supt. Nuzzi to Leave Putnam Valley

Putnam Valley Superintendent of Schools Barbara Nuzzi will be leaving her position this summer to become the chief school administrator of the Tuckahoe School District in Westchester. More...

Legislators Promise to Save PARC Pre-School

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 More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

AGAIN THE CONTRACT IS LET

This Time it is Campbell-Dempsey Co. Who Has the Job of Building Our New County Building. More...

Word of the Week

au.bade a song or poem greeting the dawn; a morning love song More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

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