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Breaking News - 9/14/2013 9:52 AM

Brewster man captured in Danbury manslaughter case

A Brewster man wanted in connection with a Danbury manslaughter earlier this year was captured in Putnam County by members of the Sheriff’s Department.Jason James Hoffman, 27, was arrested Friday around 6 p.m. More...

Putnam Pays Tribute To Airman Killed In Afghanistan

Putnam County poured its heart out Wednesday afternoon when 150 men, women and children congregated on the Route 312 and I-84 overpass in Southeast and waved Old Glory while saluting a processional that passed below. More...

TRAFFIC DISASTER: I-84 to Close Twice for Bridge Replacements

Traffic throughout eastern Putnam County will become a nightmare for two weekends later this month when Interstate 84 is closed for bridge replacement work in Southeast. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 9/16/2013 5:42 PM

Albano wins GOP Primary

New totals in Sheriff's race

Write-in votes were tabulated at the Putnam Board of Elections office in Carmel Monday afternoon and Carl Albano defeated Scott Friedman in a GOP Opportunity to Ballot primary for the District No. 5 seat on the Putnam Legislature. More...

Around the County

Carmel Girl Scouts in Cape Adventure

Girls from Carmel Troops 1084, 1104, 1095 and 1048 had an amazing Cape Cod adventure this summer. More...

John Kelly to Lead Patterson Rotary

John Kelly has been involved with community service all his life and when the opportunity arose for him to become a member of the Patterson Rotary he jumped at the chance. More...

Celebration Brings Ecuadorians to Mahopac

A processional in Mahopac Saturday evening attracted hundreds of Ecuadorians from throughout the region who celebrated the Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary. More...

Cultural Events

Blues & BBQ Fest Draws Large Crowds

Delicious, melt-in-yourmouth barbecue brisket carved by chef Mike Ingber highlighted Saturday’s second annual Blues and Barbecue Festival sponsored by the Patterson Rotary Club. More...

Come and See ‘Godspell’ at Bannerman Castle

Don’t miss Newburgh’s premier theatrical group, Just Off Broadway’s encore performance of “Godspell” performed on Bannerman Island on September 21 to benefit the stabilization of the Tower. More...

Brewster Theater Company Presents Teen One-Acts and Monologues

Brewster Theater Company, in conjunction with The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition, will present a short series of One-Act Plays on Saturday, 9/28, at 8pm, and Sunday, 9/29, at 3pm, at The Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main St, Ste. More...

Sports

Mahopac Football Starts Strong

Carmel, Brewster Suffer Opening Losses

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School football team has been called the sleeping giant in Section One football. More...

New Coach Leads Brewster Girls Volleyball Into Action

BREWSTER – The Brewster High School volleyball team has a new coach. Alicia Cavallo, formerly the coach for the school’s jayvee and modified teams, takes over the varsity from Teri Schumacher, who has retired after 12 years of coaching. More...

Football Previews

The Bears are looking to bounce back from a season-opening loss

WHO: Brewster (0-1) at Walter Panas (0-1) WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 12 WHERE: Walter Panas High School TIME: 5:30 p.m. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Update your CHurch’s lsiting by emailing us at Editor@pcnr.com, with WORSHIP in the Subject Line. More...

Breaking News - 9/16/2013 2:04 PM

Carmel Condo Damaged in Blaze; Unattended Kettle on Stove Cited

Firefighters averted a calamity Monday when a pot accidentally left burning on a stove caused a kitchen fire at the Kings Grant condominium development off Fair Street in Carmel. More...

Breaking News - 9/15/2013 8:03 PM

Putnam Firefighter of the Year Named

Headed dramatic rescue during hurricane

Cold Spring Mayor J. Ralph Falloon wears a number of hats these days and one of them has garnered him the recognition as Putnam’s Firefighter of the Year. More...

It’s Over: Smith takes it all in primary

Nabs every ballot line

The race for Putnam County sheriff was decided on Primary night. Sheriff Don Smith was victorious in not only the GOP Primary but in the Independence Party primary, too. More...

On 9/11, Putnam Remembers Its Fallen

Ceremony in Carmel recalls attack

The names of Putnam’s eight heroes lost on September11, 2001, were read last Wednesday night at the Carmel Cornerstone Park during the county’s annual 9-11 candlelight vigil. More...

Local Officials Demand Break on Mandates

Mandate relief is on the minds of local, county, school and state officials throughout the Hudson Valley. More...

General Stories

Voice-over Phones Causing Concern at 911 Center

Modern technology is defeating modern technology! More...

Community Days in Kent and Patterson Are Family Affairs

Magnificent late summer weather greeted large crowds in both Lake Carmel and Patterson last Saturday as both communities celebrated community days. More...

Ground Broken for Kent Sewer District

County Executive MaryEllen Odell told a groundbreaking ceremony in Lake Carmel Monday: “Sewers are not a sexy topic but sewers lead to commercial development.” The creation of a new sewer district in the Town of Kent is expected to expand More...

Enterprise

A Helping Hand for the Handyman from Putnam

Life for home improvement contractors servicing residents from Carmel to Cold Spring has become a lot easier thanks to members of the Putnam Legislature. More...

Brewster Develops An Opportunity Area Implementation Plan

The Village of Brewster faces significant challenges affecting its economic vitality. Unemployment is high, home ownership is low, and a far larger percentage of people live in poverty within the village than is the norm for Putnam County. More...

County Chamber Hosts Intern Pilot Program

The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce is launching our first Internship Program in the Fall of 2013. We are currently partnered with Carmel High Schools respective internship programs. More...

School News

Putnam’s Chinese School Welcomes New Class Sunday

Chuang Yen Monastery Chinese School Director Lu Liu will be welcoming a new class of students Sunday to the county’s first Chinese school. More...

Five to be Inducted into CHS Hall of Fame

Five former athletes who starred on the playing fields and basketball court at Carmel High School will be inducted into the CHS Hall of Fame next month. The quintet consisting of Nick Constantinides, Anne Marie Guglieri, Steve Lambiase, P.J. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Adams’ Corners

The Clam Bake of the Putnam Valley Grange took place at, their hall at Adams’ Corners, Labor Day. This was the fourth annual and like its predecessors the attendance in numbers kept fast a little ahead of the capacity of the bake. More...

Word of the Week

mal•a•pert impudently bold : saucy More...

Letters to the Editor

No Time for Constituents

Dear Editor: For the past 3 weeks I and others have been calling and writing our congressman, Sean Patrick Maloney from NY18 More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

The Rev. James B. M. Frost

James Bertram Manwaring Frost died peacefully in his sleep on September 6, 2013, in Houston, Texas. He was born on February 8, 1925, in Paterson, N. J., to James Bertram and Marion Frost. More...

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