September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Cyclist Cheats Death on 301

An off-duty New York City corrections officer is lucky to be alive following a spectacular crash on Route 301 at Gipsy Trail Road in Carmel. More...

Biker has a lot to be thankful for

The drone of speeding motorcycles is a common sound for residents living off Route 301 as it traverses from Carmel to Cold Spring. More...

Politics

Albano Seeks Reelection for Legislature

Putnam Legislator Carl Albano is seeking reelection to the District No. 5 seat on the county Legislature because of his desire to make Putnam a better place. More...

Around the County

Putnam’s First ‘First Lady’ Remembered at Fundraiser

Marilyn Bruen, Putnam County’s first “First Lady”, was remembered last week for her love for life, boundless energy and determination to help others. More...

Mahopac Man Guilty in Bribe Case

A Mahopac man has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes while employed as a shop steward for a New York City union and now faces up to five years. Russell Argila, 40, copped the guilty plea last week in U.S. District Court Brooklyn. More...

Mandate Relief to Be Discussed in Mahopac

A Mandate Relief Roundtable takes place in Mahopac Saturday with state and local officials requesting widespread public participation. More...

Cultural Events

Brewster Film Festival and Food Fair: Great Hits

For those who stayed close to home over the long holiday weekend, a visit to Brewster was in order for fine films and scrumptious food accompanied by a local band. More...

Jimmy O’Neill Has a Passion for Acting

The acting bug bit Jimmy O’Neill at the age of five when he was hired as an “extra” in a Robert DiNiro film. More...

Nancy Allen Trio To Perform at Tilly Foster

Les Amies – a musical trio of Nancy Allen, harpist, Cynthia Phelps, viola, and Carol Wincenc, flute – will perform under the auspices of Arts on the Lake’s Friends of Classical Music in the Lodge at Tilly Foster Farm on Sunday, Sept More...

Sports

Brewster Football: Can the Bears Do It Again?

BREWSTER – About 13 months ago, in the sweltering August sun, the Brewster High School football team began practice for the 2012 season just hoping to reverse some fortunes. More...

FOOTBALL PREVIEWS

—Rich Thomaselli The Bears will be tested right out of the gate vs. Harrison WHO: Brewster (0-0) at Harrison (0-0) WHEN: Saturday, September 7 WHERE: Harrison High School TIME: 3 p.m. More...

Carmel Cheerleaders Excel at Camp

Members of the Carmel High School cheerleading squad are kicking off the new school year on the right foot. More...

Breaking News - 9/11/2013 1:54 AM

Smith Takes Every Ballot Line

Race effectively decided in Tuesday's primary

The race for Putnam sheriff was all but decided on Primary night. More...

Breaking News - 9/5/2013 8:51 AM

Motorist suffers partially severed arm in I-84 crash

Huge tie-up on 84

A Danbury man suffered massive trauma to his left arm following a horrific crash on Interstate 84 in Southeast Wednesday night that closed the interstate for hours resulting in massive traffic tie-ups into Dutchess County. More...

CROWDS THRONG COURIER’S EAT & GREET

The two Republican candidates for sheriff squared off in a pre-Primary Day debate at the VFW Hall in Carmel during a standing-room-only “Eat & Greet” event Labor Day evening. More...

Mackenzie Courtein Donates Her Locks

Salon 782 in Carmel was hopping early Saturday when a dozen members of the Courtein family joined seven year old Mackenzie Courtein for her first haircut. More...

General Stories

9/11 Ceremonies Set for Carmel, Garrison and Putnam Valley

The tradition will continue in Carmel and Putnam Valley on September 11, and Garrison Sept. 8. More...

A New Year Celebrated Across Putnam

Jews throughout Putnam County are celebrating the High Holy Days with the observance of Rosh Hashanah today (Thursday) and Friday and the culmination of the week long observance with Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement next Saturday, Sept. 14. More...

A Note to Our Readers:

You are holding the redesigned PUTNAM COUNTY COURIER, the first issue to appear in our new size. In addition to moving to a size that is easier to handle, we’ve redesigned key aspects of the paper for high-impact visual reference. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Focusing on the Issues Not the Politics

With many important local races coming up in next week’s primary elections, the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce held a “Meet and Greet” last August 28th at Villa Barone, to give all candidates and incumbents a chance to get up cl More...

School News

Armed Guards Back in Schools

The 2013-2014 school year is underway across the region, and school security is markedly beefed up. More...

Kids, Parents Ring in Another Year

Tears? No! Smiles were more like it at bus stops throughout the Brewster and Carmel School Districts Tuesday when school bells rang in the 2013-2014 school term. More...

Imagination Station II Coming to Kent School Complex

The 2013-2014 school year has kicked off on the right foot for children in the Carmel School District with funding in place for the Kent School’s Imagination Station II playground. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE COUNTRY STORE

AWAY from the cities the whole range of lesser everyday wants turns for fulfillment to the country store. And so it becomes a clustering-point for all of village life. More...

WORD of the WEEK

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Columns

COMMISSIONER’S COMMENTS

Putnam’s Medical Reserve Corps Wants You

The Putnam County Medical Reserve Corps, known as the M-R-C for short, wants your help and recruitment is in high gear this September for Emergency Preparedness Month. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gianni Gallo

Gianni Gallo of Brewster, New York, died Monday August 19, 2013, at Putnam Hospital Center. He was 79 years old. Mr. Gallo was born November 13, 1933, in LaPiana, Northern Italy; he was the son to the late Pietro and Maria (Gilardi) Gallo. More...

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