July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Early Retirement Incentive Offered at County

Putnam County is offering its employees an early retirement incentive program where municipal workers with at least 10 years of full-time employment will be able to retire this year with incentive benefits. More...

Bellows Named Mahopac Rotarian of the Year

Earle Bellows has been named as Rotarian of the Year by the Lake Mahopac Rotary Club. More...

Politics

Back to the Drawing Board for Bike Path Signage

Users of the Putnam Bike Trail had mixed views on whether signage was needed there, and lawmakers have agreed to further review the issue. More...

Lawmakers Approve Term Limits, Again

Putnam County legislators will be able to serve only four terms in office following action taken at its July 2 monthly meeting. More...

Ball Hailed as Independent by Albany Group

State Senator Greg Ball, R-Patterson, chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has again been ranked as New York’s most “Independent Senator” by the New York Public Interest Research Group. More...

Enterprise

Tax Holidays Would Benefit Putnam’s Economy

The proposed sales tax holiday on clothing and footwear for 2013 has hit a snag, apparently because some in the State Assembly fear it would cause competition between neighboring counties as opposed to attracting business into the state from outside. More...

Cultural Events

Tom Chapin To Perform Friday

America’s singer/songwriter Tom Chapin will perform with friends at Arts on the Lake on Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. More...

Summer Art for Everyone at the Belle Levine Art Center in Mahopac

Registration is currently being accepted for a wide variety of programs in the arts to take place this summer at the Belle Levine Art Center on Kennicut Hill Road in Mahopac. More...

Fest at the German American Club

Join the German-American Club in Putnam Valley under a giant party tent, rain or shine, on Saturday July 20, from 3 - 10 p.m., and Sunday July 21, Noon - 8 p.m., at Kramer’s Pond Rd, Putnam Valley. More...

Sports

Local Baseball Players Make Gulf Coast League

Two more local players are making inroads with their respective professional baseball careers this summer. More...

Two Mahopac Students Picked for New York Summer Hoops Tourney

Two local players have been selected for the Hudson Valley roster that will participate in the third annual Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY) Summer Hoops Festival Tournament. More...

Mahopac’s Riefenhauser Chosen for Major League Baseball Futures Game

Mahopac High School graduate C.J. Riefenhauser has been making a steady, spectacular rise in the Tampa Bay Rays farm system since the left-handed pitcher was drafted in 2010. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Breaking News - 7/12/2013 5:01 PM

Firefighter Heroes Rescue Injured Motorist

Call them firefighter heroes!A dozen members of the Brewster and Carmel Fire Departments risked their own safety Friday morning while rescuing a Carmel man whose vehicle crashed and overturned several times before plummeting down a steep embankment c More...

Breaking News - 7/12/2013 3:34 PM

Sheriff’s Race: And, They’re Off!

UPDATED: Smith, McConville file; DeStefano is out

The race for Putnam sheriff will be a two-man affair in November now that petitions have been filed with the Board of Elections. More...

Hundreds Run in 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. Thursday. More...

Putnam Foreclosure Actions Continue to Increase

Putnam’s alarming rate of foreclosure actions continues to rise at a fast pace. More...

General Stories

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. More...

Massive Drug Crackdown Continuing

When it comes to illegal drug trafficking in Putnam County, police are taking a zero tolerance view. More...

Legislature Proclaims 4-H Fair Week in Putnam

Preparation for Putnam’s 42nd annual 4-H Fair is in full swing and last week at its regular monthly meeting, the county Legislature proclaimed the week of July 22-28 as Putnam County 4-H Fair Week. More...

Around the County

Putnam Dog Wash Planned for Aug. 3

Summer is here and you know what that means .... It’s time to get your dirty dogs ready for the Putnam Humane Society DOG WASH! More...

Orientation to Raise a Guiding Eyes Puppy

Guiding Eyes for the Blind will hold a series of orientation classes for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer puppy raiser or puppy sitter for the nonprofit organization. More...

Putnam Hospital’s Junior Volunteers

Junior Volunteer Class of 2013 Debuts. Summer’s here and with it, Putnam Hospital Center’s Junior Volunteer Program is in full swing. More...

School News

Boards of Education Organize for New School Year

Boards of Education in Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac have organized for the 2013-2014 school year. More...

100 Backpacks in 100 Days Returns

For the past two years the overwhelming generosity of area residents has enabled a group of Putnam Valley students to deliver 160 backpacks loaded with school supplies to PS 236/173 in the Bronx as well as an additional 100 + to the Oakside Elementar More...

New Mahopac Falls Nursery School Enrolling for the Fall

The new Mahopac Falls Nursery School, located at 411 Route 6N in Mahopac, has openings for the 2013/2014 school year. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Miss Carroll, Rep resentativeOf The Brewster High School.

The Alumni dinner at the Brewster House was attended by about seventyfive people. The prominent guests were President Vreeland, members of the board of education and faculty of the High School. Harry Wells presided. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary McCaffrey Dewhirst

Mary McCaffrey Dewhirst passed away on July 3, 2013, in Arlington, Va. Born in New York City on January 17th, 1925, she was the second child of Catherine and Daniel McCaffrey and sister to Frances, Jerry and Theresa. More...

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"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale