August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Lifeguards Prepare for Disaster

The summer of 2013 will be remembered as one of he safest on record in Lake Carmel thanks in part to a team of highly trained and dedicated lifeguards. More...

Foreclosure Actions Continue to Increase

The economy might be on an uptick but in Putnam County the high rate of foreclosure actions continues. More...

Going Inside Indian Point

Public concerns about safety involving the Indian Point nuclear facility continue to be high in nearby communities as New York’s governor and many environmentalists want it shut down. More...

Politics

Mandate Relief Roundtable to Meet Next Saturday

Mahopac Superintendent of Schools Thomas Manko and State Senator Greg Ball are hoping for a large turnout next Saturday, Sept.7, when the pair host a Mandate Relief Roundtable at Mahopac High School. More...

Scott Friedman Wants to Make a Difference

Scott Friedman wants to make a difference. The 20 year Hamlet of Carmel resident is running for the Putnam Legislature District No. 5 seat now held by Carl Albano. More...

Around the County

Senior Picnic is Set for Sept. 10

The annual Senior Citizen Picnic, organized by Putnam County’s Office for Aging, is set for Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the county’s Veterans’ Memorial Park. All seniors are invited. More...

The Cat’s Meow, Exhibit at Kent Library

Retired Carmel art educator Richard Harrison’s love for cats has resulted in a unique exhibit at the Kent Public Library. More...

Blues and Barbecue Festival Wraps Up Summer

Putnam County’s second Blues and Barbecue Festival sponsored by the Patterson Rotary takes place next Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Patterson FD headquarters. More...

Sports

Mahopac’s 16th Marked by Beautiful Stone Wall

MAHOPAC – Well, you don’t see this every day on the golf course. At least, not too many in the states, anyway. But on the 16th hole at the Mahopac Golf and Beach Club lies a beautiful stone wall. More...

Mahopac Football

The Mahopac High School football team had an interesting season in 2012, bouncing back from longtime coach Tom Donahoe’s first losing season in 2011 to post a 5-3 record. Unfortunately, the Indians just missed the playoff. More...

Brewster Football

It was a magical season in 2012 for the Brewster High School football team, one of those times in life when the sun, the moon and the stars all align. Whether history can repeat itself remains to be seen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Get to Know Your Sheriff

To the Editor: Nowadays, we are hard pressed to find an elected official who takes their oath of office seriously More...

A Cop, Not a Politician

To the Editor: I have lived in Cold Spring for 37 years and have known Kevin McConville for many years. When I first met Kevin, he was a detective with the MTA Police Department More...

County Needs Change

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Kevin Mc- Conville as the next Sheriff of Putnam County. I have known Kevin for over 40 years and have been his neighbor since 1994 More...

Mahopac Man Pleads Guilty in Mob Waste Hauling Scheme

An 82-year-old Mahopac man, one of 32 individuals charged in January with alleged racketeering in the commercial waste hauling industry throughout the New York metropolitan area, pleaded guilty last week in federal court to loan sharking. More...

Virtual Court Arrives with Technology's Help

Big savings expected in new program

Electronic arraignments and video court appearances will begin in Carmel, Southeast and Patterson Town Courts as early as next month. More...

Mercy College to Partner with Putnam

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...

Fundraiser Benefits Wounded Marines

Singles, fives, tens and even $20 bills filled a red, white and blue decorated jar outside the Brewster Hill General Store Saturday as men, women and children of all ages stopped by to support the Semper Fi Odyssey. More...

General Stories

Two Road Construction Projects Causing Headaches

A pair of road construction projects continue to cause headaches for Putnam motorists but one of them is expected to be completed within the next two weeks—three months ahead of schedule. More...

Firefighters Avert Calamity in Croton Falls Blaze

Quick action on the part of Croton Falls, Brewster and Mahopac firefighters early Tuesday averted a calamity in downtown Croton Falls when a commercial building caught fire necessitating the rescue of three tenants from third-floor apartments who esc More...

Rave Reviews for Brewster Farmer’s Market

The Brewster Farmer’s Market was a busy place Saturday—so hectic that a police officer was directing traffic. More...

Enterprise

Putnam County EDC Sets Sail With Its October Gala Event

For 2013, our county’s Economic Development Corporation has developed a unique event to showcase its work, that of its partners and the economic opportunity in Putnam County. More...

School News

High School Seniors Learn Safe Driving

Dozens of high school seniors in Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac will now have parking privileges on school grounds this semester after completing a three-hour course dealing with distracted driving and simulated driving while under the influence of dru More...

New Eligibility Criteria for Free and Reduced Lunch Program

School officials throughout the county are reminding parents of children returning to school next week who are in need of financial assistance not to be embarrassed but to contact their local district seeking free and/or reduced price meals for their More...

Reunion Planned for Brewster High School Classes of 1959-1963

Members of the Brewster High School classes of 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 were the first generation to say something was “cool” without referring to the weather. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Major George Haven Putnam, veteran of the Civil War and great, great, nephew of Gen. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jane S. Tate

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013, Janie left this world to be with “Grammy’s Girl.” Janie was 57. Those fortunate to have known Janie, knew of her life; she was deeply loved, and will be greatly missed. More...

WW II Vet George Gisondi Passes Away

World War II Navy veteran George Gisondi has passed away at the age of 86. Gisondi, who died Sunday, was one of the first tenants of the Vincent Leibell Veterans Home in Carmel, where he resided for the past 13 years. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937