June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

In unusual move, Hossu testifies before grand jury

Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy who has been charged with raping a 12-year old Southeast girl three years ago, testified Friday before a grand jury. More...

Prom Tradition Continues In Brewster

Young ladies felt really special when entering On Line Hair Design in Brewster last Friday hours before their senior prom. More...

Ruggiero Leaving Putnam for Points South

Putnam County Planner Anthony Ruggiero, hired by the county less than six months ago, is headed back to his former employer in a blow to County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s administration. More...

Several Bear Sightings Reported Locally

At least five incidents of bear sightings have been reported in the SoutheastBrewster-Carmel-Mahopac area in recent days. More...

Politics

‘Heritage Area’ Pushed for Hudson River Valley

It was a rainy day at Boscobel on Friday as U.S. More...

Around the County

Cystic Fibrosis Walk Raises $250,000 For Research

Putnam County’s annual CF Walk had special meaning this year now that a major gain has been reached in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. More...

Build Your Own Rain Barrel

Interested in conserving nature while at the same time saving money? Cornell Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the Putnam Master Gardeners Volunteer Program is hosting a Build Your Own Rain Barrel workshop Saturday in Southeast. More...

Partners with PARC Hosts Annual Benefit Golf Outing

Partners with PARC will host its annual golf benefit on Monday, July 8, at the renowned Centennial Golf Club in Carmel. More...

Cultural Events

Second Kent Baptist Welcomes You

Consider yourself personally invited to Second Kent Baptist Church. While the church shares in the rich history of the Carmel area, the heart of the ministry is fresh and new. More...

Patterson Library Art Show

Artists from The Harlem Valley Arts will have their work on display at the Patterson Library through July 31st. More...

School News

525 Graduate from Putnam- Northern Westchester BOCES

BOCES Superintendent James Langlois looked around the SRO crowd on the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown last week, including 525 young men and women who received their diplomas after successfully completing courses of study, and c More...

HIGH ACHIEVERS

… The following student from Putnam County has been recognized by Berkeley College Dean’s List: SANDRA SANTOS of Mahopac. More...

Carmel Teachers Raising Funds for Cancer Research

Jeannine Blum and Amber Boyle have dedicated themselves to assisting cancer patients of all ages. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

AS IT SEEMS TO US A DEMOCRATIC TICKET

There is an old saying that “you have to go away from home to get the news.” While all the New York City newspapers have been beating the bushes, the air and other things in great excitement over whom the Democrats may run for governor an More...

Word of the Week

bur•geon to grow and expand rapidly : flourish More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lillian L. ‘Lill’ Ware

Lillian L. “Lill” Ware, age 90, of Carmel, formerly of Brewster, died peacefully at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Lillian was born May 13, 1923, in Bridgeport, Ct., to Benedict and Rose (Welden) Hayes. More...

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Breaking News - 6/17/2013 9:12 PM

Bear sightings reported across Putnam County

Bear sightings across Putnam have kept police on the go in recent days. More...

Breaking News - 6/17/2013 12:35 PM

Fire damages popular Mahopac restaurant

Ariano's sustains serious damage in blaze

Firefighters arriving on the scene of a structure fire at Ariano’s Restaurant on Clark Place in Mahopac early Monday found flames and smoke coming from the upper story of the 3,000-square foot building.The blaze was reported at 6:15 a.m. More...

‘The Best Call Ever’ on Pregnant Mom

Just call her “Auntie Robyn!” Putnam 9-1-1 dispatcher Robyn Tricinelli was on duty last Wednesday evening when she received a call from Mandi Scuderi of Putnam Valley who advised that her son and daughterinlaw were traveling on I-84 in St More...

Putnam to Redesign Public Transportation

Putnam’s long-awaited Transportation Task Force report was released Monday and it suggested a complete overhaul of the county’s archaic public transportation system. More...

Patterson’s Relay for Life Avoids Rain

Patterson’s Relay for Life was an intimate affair. The fourth annual Relay took place last Saturday at Patterson FD headquarters thanks to the cooperation of the weatherman. More...

General Stories

Breaking News - 6/13/2013 7:50 AM

Brewster man charged with stabbing Muslim cabbie sent to prison

Crime drew wide attention

The stabbing of a New York City taxicab driver in Manhattan nearly three years ago because he was a Muslim reverberated around the world -- and when the acc More...

Fire Damages Condos in Carmel

A fire accidentally ignited by a plumber using a torch started a troublesome blaze Tuesday that damaged several units in the Clearing in the Woods condominium development on Drew Road in Carmel. The fire was reported at 9:09 a.m. More...

Secret Garden Tour Blooms to Success

The annual Secret Garden Tour, held on Saturday, June 8, was a blooming success, according to Rand Bridget Otten, director of development for Partners with PARC. More...

Enterprise

Putnam Is Open For Business

Meghan Taylor, the 28-year-old new President of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, received a round of applause Wednesday when meeting with business leaders and entrepreneurs at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Carmel. More...

The Putnam County Transportation Advisory Council – Increasing Mobility For All

The Putnam County Transportation Task Force recently released its findings which, if adopted, promise to help improve our county’s mobility index and get more people on mass transit, thus connecting all of our towns via a more durable thread. More...

Debate over Relocation of Putnam EDC

While business is on the rebound across Putnam County and the Putnam Economic Development Corporation, led by its recently hired chair, Meghan Taylor, hopes to continue steering economic vitality on both sides of the county, discussion and debate has More...

Sports

Reliving the Top 10 Moments From the 2012-13 High School Season

We’re calling it a wrap on the 2012- 13 high school season, with a hearty thanks to all the athletes, coaches, team managers, volunteers, school officials and parents who made it so much fun to follow our local teams. More...

Carmel Softball Already Focused On Next Year After Winning Title

CARMEL – Carmel High School softball coach Kerri O’Connor had two premonitions, one at the beginning of the season and one at the end. The first? More...

Carmel Runner Holt Caps Banner Track Year with Title

MIDDLETOWN – Six months after finishing third in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association cross country championships, Carmel High School runner Eric Holt capped his senior season in style. More...

Letters to the Editor

Online School Testing a Burden to Districts

The following is an email sent to the NYS Department of Education, which the writer asked us to share. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: 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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