August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mahopac Grad Shot Dead by Police

A 1991 graduate of Mahopac High School was shot to death by police early Tuesday and authorities are attempting to determine why he pointed a loaded gun at a trooper when told to drop his weapon. More...

Birthday Gifts for CAP

Emma and Catie Durante may be six and four years old, respectively, yet the girls’ concern for others exceeds their young ages. More...

Politics

'Death Trap' on Peekskill Hollow?

The elimination of oversized commercial vehicles on Peekskill Hollow Road as it traverses from Putnam Valley to Kent brought out a large attendance at Monday’s meeting of the county Legislature’s Physical Services Committee. More...

Young Republicans Celebrate in Western Putnam

Three years after the Young Republicans in Putnam County opened an election headquarters in Cold Spring, they returned to the village to celebrate recent accomplishments, including being named “Outstanding Small Club” by the national orga More...

Nanny State on Cigarette Sales Here?

Is Putnam County sliding toward a nanny state by considering a prohibition on cigarette sales at area drug stores? More...

Enterprise

Shoppers Flock to Tax-Free Holiday in Connecticut

It could have been but “thanks” to the New York State Assembly’s killing a measure that had called for a sales tax free holiday this week in Putnam County, local businesses are losing revenue while cash registers are ringing up larg More...

From The Chamber

Albany to Putnam: Shop Danbury

Students are going back to school soon, and their parents are shopping for needed items without benefit of what had been an annual incentive to keep their dollars local. More...

Cultural Events

Renaissance Faire: Centuries Away, Still Close to Home

This year marks the 36th Anniversary Celebration of the New York Renaissance Faire, located in Tuxedo, New York. The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set within the Majestic Groves of the Sterling Forest. More...

Doansburg Chamber Ensemble to Present Chamber Orchestra

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will continue their 2013 season with performances by their chamber orchestra on Saturday, August 31st, at 7 p.m. at St. More...

Sports

Marines Help Carmel Athletes Meet the Challenge

Michael Marsich was exhausted, yet the 16-year-old Carmel High School student-athlete met the challenge along with three dozen other young men last week on the school’s athletic field. Members of the U.S. More...

First Day Of High School Practices

Everybody Wants To Know, ‘Who’s The Next Brewster Football?’

BREWSTER -- It was a somewhat humid, slightly overcast day on Monday when hundreds of high school athletes across Putnam County – and Westchester, Rockland and Dutchess – hit the fields and courts for the first official day of practice fo More...

Cheerleaders Bring Joy to Kent Nursing Home

Carmel Varsity Cheerleaders present teenage fashions

When school bells ring at Carmel High in less than two weeks members of the CHS varsity cheerleading team will undoubtedly be talking about their recent visit to the Kent Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where the young ladies presented a fashion s More...

Worship Services

Volunteers from The Mission Church Meet with President of Ghana during Medical and Construction Outreach Trip

Thirty four volunteers from The Mission Church, Holmes, spent 9 days in Ghana in late July conducting a variety of Christian outreach missions to help the needy. More...

Worship Services

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

Breaking News - 8/25/2013 9:20 AM

Mercy College to partner with Putnam County

Emergency services training, strategy a target of effort

When County Executive MaryEllen Odell took her oath of office from former Governor George Pataki two years ago on the steps of the historic Putnam County Courthouse, she forecast that a college or university would be providing programs within the cou More...

Bomb Blasts Rattle Putnam

The explosions were deafening. The power of the FBI triggered IED’s (improvised explosive devices) resonated throughout the enormous Peckham quarry in Patterson Tuesday afternoon. More...

Brewster Teen Killed in Michigan

A 19-year-old Brewster youth was killed early Tuesday in a two-car crash while in Zeeland, Michigan, helping a friend move into college. Authorities identified the victim as Steven D’Ottavio. More...

Hospital Medical Staff Assaulted by Patient

Three members of the Putnam Hospital Center medical staff are nursing bumps and bruises this week while a Dutchess County man is facing felony charges of assault following a brawl at the medical facility in Carmel. More...

General Stories

Putnam’s Daniel Nimham Pow Wow Attracts People from Across America

Native Americans as well as those interested in learning about local history filled the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last weekend for the county’s 13th annual Daniel Nimham Pow Wow. More...

Kent Woman Lucky to Be Alive

A Kent woman is lucky to be alive following a spectacular crash in upstate New York. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department reported the incident that occurred on Saturday night around 9:30 p.m. More...

Bats Inundating Health Department Offices

Commissioner of Health Dr. Allen Beals called it the “power of the press!” More...

Around the County

Constitution Island’s History At Stake

$750K State Grant Draws Flak at Hearing in Carmel; Pataki & Odell Oppose Location of Visitors’ Center

Most speakers at a public hearing in Carmel over plans by the Constitution Island Association to buy a Cold Spring building said the idea is a poor use of state money, will remove property from the tax rolls and will not create jobs. More...

Community Basketball Shoot-out Trophies Awarded

On a magnificent summer’s evening overlooking Lake Gilead in Carmel, trophies were handed out to winners of the Community Basketball Shoot-out. More...

Rotary Clubs Join Hospital’s Path to Progress Brick Program

Rotary’s motto of “service above self” was exhibited last Friday at Putnam Hospital Center when members of the Brewster, Carmel, Mahopac and Patterson Rotary chapters visited the medical facility and unveiled a brick plaque configur More...

School News

Projects Near Completion on Mahopac Campus

It’s been a busy summer on the Mahopac School District campus. In addition to routine cleaning, upkeep, repair and painting chores undertaken by custodial and maintenance personnel, several major projects are now near completion. More...

Mercy College, Putnam County to Outline College Partnership

Mercy College and Putnam County said Wednesday they have partnered to form The Leadership Alliance to provide educational programs for Putnam County leaders. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

ANNEXATION TO NEW YORK.

ACCORDING to the New York papers, a project is on foot to annex the lower part of Westchester County to the city of New York. More...

Word of the Week

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Louis ‘Louie’ Marino

Louis “Louie” Marino, age 99, of Fleetwood, NY, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully at Waterview Hills Nursing Home Friday, August 9, 2013. More...

Alfred E. Schutz

Alfred E. Schutz, age 83, of Brewster, died Monday, August 19, 2013, in Carmel. More...

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