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Breaking News - 5/23/2013 12:57 PM

Legislature Overrides Odell’s Veto

Indian Point Evacuation Plan at Issue

By a vote of 8 to1, the Putnam Legislature has overridden County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s veto of legislation that called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to expand the emergency evacuation zone around Indian Point from 10 miles to 50 miles.&n More...

Hossu to Testify Before Grand Jury

In a highly unusual move, Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy who has been charged in the rape of a 12- year old Southeast girl three years ago, will testify before a grand jury next month. More...

Fire Chief is One-Man Firefighting Brigade

Volunteer fire companies may find it difficult answering daytime calls but when a noon-time vehicle fire was reported in Carmel last week, CFD Assistant Chief Dave DiRienzo became a one-man firefighting brigade and prevented a major calamity. More...

Politics

Senator Ball Will Not Run for Congress

State Senator Greg Ball made it official Monday: He will not be running for Congress. More...

Tamagna To Leave Cold Spring Chamber

Deputy County Planner Vincent Tamagna will resign his post as president of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, Tamagna said last Thursday evening. More...

Around the County

Rains Fail to Dampen Spirit at Putnam Feis

A steady rain accompanied by raw and breezy conditions failed to dampen the spirit of hundreds of dancers and their families who flocked to the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent for Sunday’s Emerald Association of Putnam County’s 34th More...

Public Meeting on Lake Gleneida

The Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association has announced that the program for their next meeting will be a discussion of Lake Gleneida and Water District 2 in the Hamlet of Carmel. More...

Amateur Radio Operators Meet

The next meeting of the QSY Society Amateur Radio Club will be held Tuesday, June 4, at the East Fishkill Community Library at 348 Route 376. Topic will be Field Day, followed by the usual roundtable discussion. More...

Cultural Events

Artists Wanted for 3rd Annual ArtBeat in Village of Brewster

ArtBeat, the Village of Brewster’s sidewalk art show, returns for its third season and organizers are planning to make this a community-centered event. ArtBeat will be held on June 1st, July 6th and August 3rd. More...

Sports

Carmel Falls to New Rochelle, Ranks 13th in State in Class AA

Softball Carmel 3 New Rochelle 4 CARMEL – In its final regular season game before the Section One seedings were to be announced Wednesday, the Carmel High School softball team lost to New Rochelle, 4-3. More...

Mahopac’s Karner Becomes School’s All-Time Leading Girls’ LAX Scorer

Indians beat Arlington in sectionals but then fall to No. 2 Suffern

Rich Thomaselli Lacross e Mahopac 5 Suffern 9 Mahopac 18 Arlington 10 More...

Mahopac, Carmel Face Tough Road in Baseball Sectionals

The Section One high school baseball postseason tournament and seedings were announced on Monday afternoon, and both Mahopac and Carmel faced a difficult road in Class AA. More...

Letters to the Editor

Senator Gipson To Majority Leadership: Bring Term Limits To The Floor

Dear Editor: I don’t get angry easily, but right now I am outraged. It’s time for those who hold the reins of power in Albany to be taken to task for the culture of corruption they have allowed to fester over the last decade. More...

The Power of the Pen

Dear Editor: The current citizen uproar re: the targeting of individuals by the IRS simply on the basis of their political beliefs is a rebuke to the perpetuation of the mythology by the NRA and its supporters that the only weapon against an abuse of More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Audrey P. Ridpath

Visitation Friday, Funeral Saturday, in Cold Spring

Audrey P. More...

Antonio Rodolfo DiGennaro

Antonio Rodolfo DiGennaro, known by all as Anthony, of Pawling, died with his family by his side, Saturday May 11, 2013, at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. He was 22 years old. More...

George Raymond Cuggy

George Raymond Cuggy, age 60, of Waterbury, Ct., formerly of Bear, Del., died Sunday May 19, 2013, in Waterbury. More...

Breaking News - 5/27/2013 2:35 PM

Patriotic Putnam  Free Access 

Red, white and blue was most evident over the long holiday weekend as Putnam County’s patriotism shone during a variety of Memorial Day observances. More...

Breaking News - 5/25/2013 11:25 AM

Rains fail to dampen Watch Fires in Putnam County

Despite rain, wind and unseasonably chilly conditions, a fire burned brightly in a steel drum at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park Friday night to symbolize veterans' determination of never having their park desecrated again. More...

Row of Honor Unveiled Along Lake Gleneida

Veterans hailed with flag display

One hundred American flags grace the Gleneida shoreline in downtown Carmel thanks in part to the county’s Joint Veterans Council and Putnam County Governmen More...

A Dream Realized for ’Pac Mom

Gina Walpole recalled sitting around the dinner table with her husband and four children on New Year’s Day 2010 deciding on special holiday resolutions when her eldest daughter said: “Mom, if you go to college, I’d be so proud of yo More...

General Stories

Trio of Seniors Recognized for Community Work

The ballroom at Putnam National was filled to capacity last Friday when the Putnam Office for the Aging hosted its 40th annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration. More...

Police Investigate Armed Robbery In Southeast

A service station was robbed at gunpoint last week and police are asking the public for its assistance in apprehending the individual responsible. More...

Wild Ride Leads to Arrest in Brewster

A Lake Peekskill man’s wild ride along Brewster’s Main Street has left six cars heavily damaged while resulting in the driver’s arrest for aggravated DWI. More...

Enterprise

Swimming Suit Maker Thriving: Made in America and proud of it  Free Access 

A few months ago we reported on a story involving three sisters and a start-up swimwear company that was made in the USA . More...

All Roads Lead To Brewster – Putnam’s Hard-Working Community

The village of Brewster and town of Southeast lie at the junction of major highways, as well as the Harlem Line on the Metro-North Railroad. More...

School News

Voters Ratify All School Budgets by Solid Margins

The story was the same on school election night across Putnam County. Each of the county’s six school districts as well as neighboring North Salem approved budgets for the 2013- 2014 school year by comfortable margins. More...

4th Grader Serves as Principal for the Day

Sal Lagana arrived at school wearing a shirt and tie instead of his polo and jeans. After all, a principal has to look the part even if you are only nine years old! More...

Putnam Residents Graduate Mount St. Mary

Newburgh native and worldwide literary phenomenon James Patterson joined Mount Saint Mary College on Saturday for its commencement. Patterson returned to his hometown to congratulate the newest Mount graduates: “You guys made it. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Garlands for the Brave.

A Beautiful and Appropriate Observance of Memorial Day. 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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