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Hundreds run in Putnam Fourth of July Classic

Putnam County’s Fourth of July Classic—an eight mile road race beginning and ending at Mahopac High School—attracted a large gathering of runners from throughout the U.S. More...

Hossu Arraigned on Charges of Raping a 12-year-old Girl

Pleads not guilty

Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, was arraigned Tuesday in Putnam County Court before Acting Putnam State Supreme Court Judge Lester Adler from Westchester. More...

Garden Street School Holds Key to Brewster’s Future

The Garden Street School, vacated a year ago when the Brewster School District consolidated its elementaryage population to the JFK Elementary School and the CV Starr Intermediate School, holds the key to the future of the Village of Brewster, accord More...

Back to Drawing Board for Bike Path Signage

Legislature votes to table, after long debate and comment

Updated with new details: The public swayed the Putnam Legislature Tuesday night and after more than three hours of debate among the legislators themselves, as well as hearing from a dozen impassioned residents opposed to bike path signage, the gover More...

Politics

Breaking News - 7/3/2013 9:22 AM

Back to the Drawing Board for Bike Path Signage

Legislature stalls over proposal to advertise

The public swayed the Putnam Legislature Tuesday night and after more than three hours of debate among the legislators themselves as well as hearing from a dozen impassioned residents opposed to bike path signage, the governing body voted to table a More...

Around the County

Chamber Golf Outing is Coming

Join us on July 16 at the Centennial Golf Club, in Carmel, for the first annual Mahopac-Carmel Chamber Golf Outing. More...

Too Blue Opens Summer Music Series Friday

Arts on the Lake’s Summer Concert Series will open with the bluegrass band Too Blue on Friday, July 5, at 7 pm. More...

July Fourth Fireworks Schedule

Independence Day fireworks are being planned for the 4th of July in Southeast and 48 hours later at Lake Carmel. More...

Sports

5 Things to Watch in Prep Sports

August 19. Circle it on your calendars. More...

Perspective

Section One Should Improvise New Jersey Policy on Trash-Talking

There’s a legendary story from one of the National Basketball Association All-Star games, circa 1980s, when the league decided to institute a three-point shooting contest and a dunk contest to spice up the festivities. More...

Local Players Earn All-State Nods

The All-State Teams from the New York State Sportswriters Association have been announced in baseball and softball, with strong representation from the five Putnam County high schools. More...

Columns

PERSPECTIVE

High Blood Pressure … Common, but Fixable

Nearly one in three adults has high blood pressure—that’s approximately 25,000 individuals in Putnam County. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Amelia ‘Mimi’ Collabolletta

Amelia “Mimi” Collabolletta, a lifelong resident of Croton Falls, died Thursday June 27, 2013, at Putnam Hospital Center. She was 100 years old. More...

Breaking News - 7/5/2013 2:57 PM

Mahopac man faces life imprisonment for drug dealing

Carmel Police worked overtime over the holidays and have apprehended a 23-year-old Mahopac man described by Chief Michael Johnson as a “major drug dealer in Putnam County.”The arrest of Thomas Scovotti on Independence Day culminated a  four mont More...

Three burned at Southeast fireworks display

The Fourth of July fireworks display took on a frightening scene Thursday night when debris from the pyrotechnics  began falling onto the large crowd gathered at the Highlands Shopping Center in Southeast.For the first time fireworks were held a More...

Weapons Cache Found in Mahopac

Munitions removed in day-long, delicate operation

A Mahopac man found shot to death inside his home at 303 East Lake Blvd. More...

Bear Mountain’s Rustic Beauty

If you’re looking for affordable places to go this summer on just a fraction of a tank of gas, don’t overlook Bear Mountain State Park. More...

Odell: Putnam Golf Course Lawsuit is ‘Frivolous’

County Executive MaryEllen Odell charged Monday that a lawsuit filed in May by the former operators of the Putnam National Golf Club alleging that management had been ordered to hire a member of the administration’s staff to oversee the club&rs More...

General Stories

Dr. Frank Pedlow, Founding Physician of Putnam Hospital, Dead at 84

A giant in the field of Putnam County medicine has died. Dr. Frank Pedlow, a long-time resident of the area who was one of the founding physicians of Putnam Community Hospital in 1964, passed away May 28 at the age of 84. More...

Farewell to the Falls Elementary School in Mahopac

It was a bittersweet farewell to the Mahopac Falls Elementary School when teachers and staff gathered for one final time last week to say “good bye” to the kindergarten center that has closed after 13 years of operation. More...

Five Injured, Two Seriously, in Frightening Southeast Crash

Imagine the fright experienced when a speeding Toyota 4Runner barreled down Route 22 in Southeast with a mechanical problem not allowing the driver to slow down the SUV. More...

School News

The Courier’s

2013 Scholarship Essay Winners

Simon Close My younger brother, Peter, was the sort of little boy who was equally comfortable wearing an elaborate costume or nothing at all. More...

About the Essays

These are the winning scholarship essays of the 10 Putnam County students who each received a $1,000 scholarship toward their college expenses next year. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Glorious Fourth

Most if not all of the incorporated villages and cities prohibit the use of firecrackers on the Fourth and in such incorporated districts the reckless celebration of the Fourth is a thing of the past. More...

Word of the Week

de•cou•page the art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts (as of paper) and then coating with usually several layers of finish (as lacquer or varnish) 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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"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~ John Quincy Adams