June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Brewster Class of 2013 Called ‘All Good!’

The O’Neill Center on the Western Connecticut State University campus in Danbury was filled to the rafters Saturday when 300 members of the Brewster High School Class of 2013 received their diplomas during the school’s 122nd commencement. More...

Journal News Again Wants Private Gun Info

An out-of-town newspaper that drew widespread condemnation for publishing the addresses of gun permit holders is again seeking such records from Putnam County. More...

Politics

County Tourism’s Pataki Responds to Putnam Cycling Classic Critique

Patty Villanova, a longtime Putnam Valley resident, current Cold Spring shop owner, and veteran government financial watchdog, has spent a considerable amount of time lately calculating the costs related to the May 2013 Putnam Cycling Classic. More...

PAYGo NY to Protect Taxpayers with Common Sense Strategies

Officials from throughout the Hudson Valley gathered in Carmel Tuesday to discuss PAYGo NY—a new initiative aimed at finding new innovative solutions at the local level of government that will protect taxpayers as well as deliver high quality s More...

Around the County

Mekeel’s Corners to Celebrate the Fourth of July

The historic and scenic Mekeel’s Corners Chapel is pleased to announce the annual service celebrating America’s birthday. More...

Doansburg Offers Flute, Harp Recital

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will open its 2013 season with performances of flute and harp. The program is Saturday, July 27th, at 7 p.m. at St. More...

YaYas Bring Spirited Music to Library

Two-time Kerrville New Folk finalists and 2012 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, The YaYas are an engaging and uplifting trio hailing from New York’s Hudson Valley region. More...

School News

Two Veteran Educators Leaving Brewster Schools for New Posts

Two veteran educators with more than 20 years of experience are saying “good-bye” to the Brewster School District. More...

Brewster High School Students Lauded For Assisting Food Pantry

A dozen Brewster High School freshmen received pats on the back last week for going above and beyond the call by assisting the Brewster Community Food Pantry. More...

Big Turnout for ‘Oxyana’ in Putnam Valley

The 600-seat Performing Arts Center at Putnam Valley High School was buzzing on Wednesday evening with the showing of the feature-length documentary film, “Oxyana.” More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

TRAIN ROBBERS FLEE WITH BOOTY

Use Red Pepper as Bloodhound Preventive and Escape DYNAMITE EXPRESS SAFE Interrupted in Dynamiting Safe, They Force Engineer to Proceed After Disarming Detective--Bold Work of Two Bandits More...

Word of the Week

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Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Hossu Indicted By Grand Jury

The former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, Alexandru Hossu, who has been charged with raping a 12-year-old Southeast girl three years ago, has been indicted by a Putnam County grand jury. More...

Sparks Fly Over Bike Path Signage

While Richard O’Keefe and Ivan Bellotto, two long time residents of Mahopac, want to make the Putnam Bike Trail safer by installing new signs, a number of residents are opposing the concept and vociferously voiced their objections at a committe More...

Sol Kroll, Former County Attorney, Dead at 94

Sol Kroll at the opening of the Putnam time capsule last year, during the Bicentennial Celebration. He died last week. More...

General Stories

Two Seriously Injured in Head-on Patterson Crash

A Dutchess County man who formerly resided in Carmel and a resident of Pennsylvania suffered serious injuries last Friday afternoon in a head-on crash in Patterson that closed Route 164 for several hours. More...

Putnam Blood Drive Scheduled

The Putnam tradition of donating blood twice annually continues next week when members of the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police join the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, the Carmel Knights of Columbus lodge and Putnam residents serv More...

Bear Sightings Reported Across Putnam County

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

Cultural Events

Look Art Gallery – Color, Water, & Light

Please plan to join us to meet artists Elizabeth Castellano and M. Patricia Roth at the Opening Reception on Sunday June 23 from 4-6 pm, free and open to the public. The gallery is at 988 South Lake Boulevard, Mahopac. More...

Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School at Sherman Church

Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School begins August 12 at the Sherman Church, 6 Church Road, for five days of games, crafts, music and fun while learning to stand strong for God. More...

Cocktails from the 1800s at Boscobel

The new cocktail and craft distillery craze will step back in time later this month at Boscobel. Did our early 19th-century ancestors imbibe unusual brews? More...

Sports

Football’s Back! No, Really, Carmel Event Kicks Off Summer Camp Season

And here you all thought high school football ended last November and wouldn’t begin again until mid- August. Hardly. More...

Kent Rec. Teams End Season On A High Note

After two months of regular-season competition, the Kent Recreation Minor and Junior Division youth baseball and softball teams rounded out their respective seasons with exciting playoff tournaments that spanned the first two weeks of June. More...

Mahopac’s Gabriella Anderson Earns All-American Status In Lacrosse

Mahopac High School has its very first All-American. Girls’ lacrosse goalie Gabriella Anderson has been named an All-American by U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body for the sport in the United States. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Breaking News - 6/24/2013 6:45 AM

Lucy A. Bondatti

Visitation and Services on Monday

Lucy A. Bondatti, age 97, a lifelong resident of Croton Falls, died on Friday, June 21, 2013 in Carmel.Mrs. Bondatti was born June 24, 1915 in Croton Falls to Peter and Carmela (Bosco) Maiorani. More...

Janice Ann Cleary

Cleary, Janice Ann, age 81, of Brookfield, Ct., died Tuesday June 4, 2013, at Danbury Hospital Center. Janice was born August 3, 1931, in Derby, Ct., daughter to the late Joseph and Pauline (Moncada) Picone. More...

John Knapp

John Knapp, of Brewster, died Thursday June 6, 2013, at home with his loving family by his side. He was 90 years old. Mr. Knapp was born on November 28, 1922, in Pleasantville. He was the son of the late Harry and Mary (Horan) Knapp. More...

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