July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Considers Banning Cigarette Sales at Pharmacies

Cigarette smokers may soon find themselves without having the opportunity to purchase “smokes” at their neighborhood drug store in Putnam County. More...

Trio Charged with Stealing from Monastery

Three young residents of Kent are facing charges of larceny for allegedly stealing cash donations from the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent. More...

Junior Hospital Volunteers Provide Invaluable Service

Fifty young men and women are volunteering their time and energy at Putnam Hospital Center this summer. “Our junior volunteers are truly as asset to the medical center. More...

Politics

Truck Traffic on Peekskill Hollow Road Under Fire

Putnam County officials will be deciding in the weeks and months to come whether or not to ban heavy truck traffic along Peekskill Hollow Road except for local deliveries. More...

Bike Path Signage Firm Withdraws

It’s back to the drawing board for bike path signage in Putnam County. More...

Free Food at Courier Sheriff's Debate!

The COURIER will provide free picnic-type food at its Labor Day “Eat & Greet” debate for the candidates for Sheriff. More...

Around the County

Putnam Valley Man Charged with DWI at 100 mph

A Putnam Valley man has a lot of explaining to do when appearing in Southeast Town Court today (Thursday) following his arrest for driving drunk at 100 mph with a child in his vehicle. More...

Celebrate Southeast Museum’s 50th

Celebrate with us! Celebrate the Southeast Museum’s 50th Birthday with a party at Historic Ryder Farm on Sunday August 4, 10AM-3PM, Rain or Shine. Walk-ins Welcome! Bring the family for a day on the farm. More...

Case of Dad Charged After Son’s Death Transferred to County Court

The father of a 13-year-old Brewster boy who took his own life in January – and was later charged with illegally possessing the gun that fired the fatal shot – has had his case transferred to Putnam County Court. More...

School News

Donna Colello’s Dream Becomes Reality

Donna Colello always dreamed of creating an early childhood learning center. During her many years of teaching kindergarten at the former St. More...

Preparing for the Unspeakable with School Drill

Putnam 9-1-1 frequency radios sounded the alarm: “Active shooter at the Austin Road Elementary School in Mahopac Falls. Numerous casualties. Students and staff down. Hostage situation. More...

NJROTC Leadership Academy Offers New Challenges for Six Brewster Teens

Brewster High School’s NJROTC (Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) chapter has been heralded over the years as not only the region’s finest but as one of the most well trained and disciplined units found across the U.S. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Live In History at the Inspiration of Men Who Led the World In Art and Learning “All Inspiration comes from woman.” More...

Letters to the Editor

Bought by the Same Group?

Dear Editor: Our representatives are acting more like our rulers than public servants. The laws they pass are no longer written and debated -- or even read-by our elected “lawmakers.” More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Birth Announcements

Birth

Giuliana Angiolina Eagan

Born on June 14, 2013, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center to Matthew and Patrizia Eagan of Hopewell Junction, NY. Giuliana was 8 lbs. 6 oz. and 20.5 inches at birth. Maternal grandparents are Gian-Piero and Giovanna Lupi of Hopewell Junction. More...

Breaking News - 7/26/2013 4:11 PM

4-H Fair underway

Animals, food, games, exhibits

Putnam’s 42nd annual 4-H Fair got underway Friday with large crowds at the upper Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Kent. More...

Resident Wins $250K Award; County Seniors May Benefit

The prestigious Bradley Foundation awarded $250,000 to four recipients this year at a Kennedy Center ceremony in June in Washington, DC. More...

Mahopac Crafters Offer Royal Baby Project

While the world applauded the arrival of the Royal Baby and the future king of England on Monday, a group of women in Putnam County were busy creating baby blankets. The Community Crafters meet each week at the Mahopac Library and weave their magic. More...

General Stories

PARC Kids Enjoy Themselves Despite Heat

Last week’s scorching heat wave is now a memory for thousands of local residents. More...

4-H Fair Time Has Arrived

The tents have been installed, booths erected and livestock relocated to the upper Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Kent. More...

Sarah Crabtree and Danielle Pascale Join DA’s Staff

Two seasoned prosecutors have joined the staff at the Putnam District Attorney’s office. Assistant District Attorneys Sarah Crabtree and Danielle Pascale have had many years of experience and, according to D.A. More...

Enterprise

A Putnam County Community Development Update

In each of Putnam County’s communities, various efforts are underway to help build our economy and make our hometowns a better place to live, play and work. More...

Cultural Events

‘Shrek the Musical’ Comes to George Fischer Middle School

When you think of youth theater, you may envision cute little kids dressed in awkward costumes, stumbling over their lines. Well, think again. More...

‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’ Comes to Brewster

Enjoyable, wholesome family entertainment comes to Brewster this weekend when the St. Lawrence O’Toole Theater Department performs its annual summer staff show. More...

Cajun Rock Band ‘Swamp Gumbo’ Serves It Up Hot

The locally-grown and NYC-bred band Swamp Gumbo will close the Summer Concert Series at Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52, Lake Carmel, Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Hourglass Shape Not Always Flattering at Putnam County Golf Course’s 14th Hole  Free Access 

MAHO PAC – Some people would kill for an hourglass figure. More...

Perspective: Decision on Kennedy the Right One

Governing bodies – whether they be commissioners of sports leagues, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, juries of our peers, heck even the government itself – sometimes make perplexing decisions. More...

Cyclists Ride for Special Olympics

One hundred seven cyclists rode 75 miles Sunday throughout the lower Hudson Valley to raise money for the Special Olympics movement. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ernest R. Finney

Ernest R. Finney, known by all as Bob, of Holmes, N.Y., died suddenly with his family by his side, Wednesday July 24, 2013 at his home. He was 77 years old.Bob was born on April 19, 1936 in Patterson, son of the late Ernest R. More...

David E. Lewis

David E. Lewis, 86, of Fishkill passed away peacefully at Wingate at Dutchess on July 20, 2013. More...

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