August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

DiCarlo Pulls Out of Legislative Race

First-term Putnam Legislator Anthony DiCarlo has withdrawn from the race for reelection to his District No. 9 seat. More...

I-84 Traffic Nightmares

Motorists traveling along I-84 from Putnam County into Connecticut faced traffic nightmares this week when construction projects in the greater Danbury area backed up eastbound traffic for more than 10 miles into Southeast. More...

Two Men Busted for Boating While Drunk

The recent tragedy on the Hudson River served as a wake up call for all boating enthusiasts. Two people were killed and four others injured when a motorboat plowed into a barge in pitch black visibility near the Tappan Zee Bridge. More...

Politics

Challenger Seeks 3 Debates With Sheriff

Ahead of the Sept. 10 Republican primary, challenger Kevin McConville has demanded a series of three debates in the race for Putnam County sheriff. More...

Was Obama Testy in Exchange with Maloney?

An exchange between President Obama and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney regarding a potential loan guarantee for an Orange County biomass project has prompted national attention on whether Obama was testy and dismissive in his reply. More...

Putnam Expands Transportation Advisory Task Force

Planning for the future of Putnam’s archaic public transportation system is now in the hands of an expanded transportation advisory task force. More...

Enterprise

Second Quarter Home Sales Boost Positive Trends For Putnam County

People are buying homes again. During the second quarter, the Hudson Valley saw a 24% increase in such sales over the same period in 2010, with the largest growth in Orange County (34%). More...

Cultural Events

Pete Seeger: At 94, Still Strong & Still Singing  Free Access 

Pete Seeger is about as iconic a personality as you can find on the streets around Beacon and Cold Spring. More...

Arts Briefs: Parties, Quilting!

Celebrate the Center at Arts Council’s Birthday Bash More...

‘Woman Fest: Celebrating Women’ Coming to Carmel Today and Friday

A very different kind of regional festival is coming to the Mid-Hudson Valley - Woman Fest: Celebrating Women, the net proceeds of which go towards programming to enhance positive selfimage in girls and women and to save lives. H. G. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Tilly Foster

For some time past there has been a great deal of dissatisfaction existing here with the manner in which the present teacher has conducted the school; so it was generally expected that there would be a “warm” time at the school meeting la More...

Word of the Week

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Letters to the Editor

Busy Crosswalk

Dear Editor: I waited at The Reed Library to cross the Street for Church this past Sunday. This is a very busy cross walk for handicapped people who use canes, like me —I wear leg braces on both of my legs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Loretta Brown

Loretta Brown of Brewster, died Tuesday July 9, 2013, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home. She was 88 years old. Loretta was born on October 9, 1924, in New York, daughter to the late Ben and Eva Brown. More...

Richard E. "Hap" Sprague

Richard E. “Hap” Sprague of Patterson, died at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was 62 years old. Hap was born in Patterson, NY, on February 4, 1951, son of the late David C. and Helen (Burdick) Sprague. He attended Carmel central school. More...

Breaking News - 8/12/2013 1:11 PM

Tragic weekend for motorcyclists

Separate incidents result in injuries, one death

It was a tragic weekend for motorcyclists in Putnam County. One man was killed and a second critically injured in a pair of cycle crashes in Kent. Kent Police identified the fatal victim as Dominik Kokoszka, 26, Iselin, N.J. More...

Breaking News - 8/11/2013 7:13 PM

Carmel businessman accused of raping 18-year-old worker

Case cited in Sheriff's race by challenger; Smith reacts

UPDATED with Sheriff comment.... A Carmel businessman is facing felony charges of rape for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his employees. More...

Help Tilly Foster Farm Find Lost Dog, Bella

$1000 RE More...

Putnam’s Hazel Martinez Passes Away

Gold Star Mom, Senior Citizen of the Year, Hailed for Work

Director of Veterans Affairs Karl Rohde remembered Hazel Martinez Tuesday as an “all around great lady.” The 87-year-old resident of Putnam Lake, who passed away July 27, was a Gold Star Mother, having lost her son, Robert Gracia, during More...

Dog Wash for Humane Society

Fido, Buster, Penny and Daisy are all sporting shiny new coats this week thanks to the efforts of a small army of volunteers who spent last Saturday washing the family pets to raise money for the Putnam Humane Society. More...

General Stories

Junior Firefighters Learn the Ropes

Erin Scott looked around the Putnam Fire Training Center in Kent last weekend and beamed with pride. More...

Consul General of Guatemala Visits Brewster

An exciting initiative will be taking place in Brewster next month on Founders Day. More...

High Speed Pursuit Leads to Capture of Ct. Motorist

Motorists traveling along the Taconic State Parkway in Kent, Carmel and Putnam Valley thought they were witnessing a cops and robbers thriller when police began chasing a vehicle at speeds of 90 mph. More...

Around the County

Paying Due Respect to Brewster’s First Eagle Scout

James Duncan was determined to visit the gravesite of Brewster’s first Eagle Scout. More...

3rd Round Of Regional Economic Development Councils To Open

Senator Greg Ball has announced that the third round of the Regional Economic Development Council has begun. More...

Volunteer Meeting for 3RD Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner Set

Senator Greg Ball and the Military Order Of The Purple Heart, Chapter 21 are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner and need your help. More...

School News

Eco-friendly Pond Created at Brewster School

Unsightly wetlands adjacent to the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster have been converted into an attractive eco-friendly retention pond this summer thanks to the efforts of local, city, state and federal agencies. More...

Sports

‘The Ultimate Risk & Reward Shot’

KENT LAKES – Back in late June, Rocco Cambareri was in one of those grooves. A zone, if you will. More...

Mahopac’s Gabay Hits Setback

It was the best of months and worst of months for Mahopac native Willie Gabay. More...

Mahopac’s Simone, Martinez Lead Hudson Valley Hoop to Silver Medal

It was oh-so-close to back-to-back. 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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