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Breaking News - 9/27/2013 2:51 PM

UPDATE: School Opens Friday Under Watchful Police Eyes  Free Access 

FBI shares little info; Sheriff now in command

WITH VIDEO. UPDATE: School opens under tight security Friday in Cold Spring, as huge manhunt continues. More...

POOCHES TAKE OVER PUTNAM PARK

Despite overcast threatening skies with an intermittent shower, the Putnam Humane Society’s annual fund raiser—Strutt Your Mutt— was a great success. More...

Keeping Mike Purdy’s Spirit Alive

It will be two years ago this November that a tragedy of monumental proportions rocked the Town of Carmel. Two long-time friends, Michael Purdy, 56 and Michael Boccardi, 47, were shot to death in a murdersuicide. More...

Man Convicted Of Vehicular Manslaughter Arrested

A 37-year-old resident of the Hill and Dale Country Club in Kent—who spent time in state prison for causing the death of a Hopewell Junction father of three while under the influence of narcotics—is again back in trouble with the law. More...

General Stories

Ideal Weather During the Reservoir Classic

The weatherman was watching over Putnam County Sunday. More...

Golden Anniversary Bash At Putnam Arts Council

Happy Birthday Putnam Arts Council! Dozens of people stopped by the Belle Levine Arts Center on Kennicut Hill Road in Mahopac Sunday to partake in a 50th anniversary celebration. More...

County: Preparation Is Critical for Emergencies

While the motion picture “Contagion” kept 200 movie viewers on the edges of their seats Friday night at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services Operations and Training Center, theater goers learned how to prepare in the event of an emerge More...

Cultural Events

Arts on the Lake Hosts October Art Exhibit

Arts on the Lake is proud to announce its October Art Exhibit. More...

The Look Gallery Features Staples & Winchester

When the time came for LOOK|ART GALLERY founder and Executive Director, Christopher Staples, to partner for an exhibit in the space that she pioneered, there was no question that partner would be her good friend and artist Elizabeth Winchester. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A WHOLE FAMILY POISONED.

We learned, last evening, that the family of Mr. Ward were poisoned. More...

Word of the Week

ac•qui•esce

to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively — often used with in or to More...

Letters to the Editor

Arts on the Lake: A Welcome Addition

Dear Editor: Reading media accounts of local happenings in Putnam is generally discouraging … scandalous officials More...

Vital Protection For Peekskill Hollow

Dear Editor: The public worked for years to protect Peekskill Hollow Road from widening and straightening to preserve its country nature and historic character More...

Breaking News - 9/30/2013 4:08 PM

FLASH: Body Found in Hudson River, Thought to Be Killer Suspect  Free Access 

Sheriff Confirms Kim's Identity at 4pm

News Flash: Sheriff Don Smith confirmed at 4 p.m. Monday that the body found in the Hudson River Monday morning just south of the Bear Mountain Bridge has been positively identified as that of shooting suspect Sang Ho Kim, 63.Around 8:50 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 9/27/2013 7:20 AM

Condo fire displaces six families in Carmel

Six families residing in the Wood Land Trails condominium development in Carmel were displaced by fire late Thursday night, but quick action  on the part of firefighters from six area departments averted a major conflagration. More...

Maloney & Gipson Statements Regarding the Manhunt in Putnam  Free Access 

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) released the following statement regarding the ongoing manhunt in Putnam County: More...

Neighboring Schools Eye Cold Spring Police Activity  Free Access 

The manhunt centered in Cold Spring continues to draw community attention. Neighboring school districts are especially alert since this morning’s closure of the Haldane campus. More...

Rape Suspect Hossu Running Low on Cash

Alexandru Hossu, who has been charged with raping a 12-year old Southeast girl three years ago, is running out of money and may need a public defender. More...

A New I-84 Bridge, Overnight; One to Go

Forecasts that traffic throughout eastern Putnam County would become a nightmare when a section of Interstate 84 carrying 75,000 vehicles a day was closed for bridge replacement work in Southeast never materialized. More...

Putnam Residents Rally to Revive Storied Theater

Garrison resident Kurt Heitmann is a visionary and an Emmy award-winning sound engineer. More...

Around the County

Garden Club Hosts Show

Courier reader Meredith Laubin reports: “I attended the opening day of the Mahopac Garden Club flower show at Sycamore Park in Mahopac on Friday Sept 20th. More...

Two Years On, Snake Hill Open At Last in West

Two years after Hurricane Irene caused massive road damage across Philipstown, Snake Hill Road reopened at last to traffic on Friday, its bridge permanently repaired at a cost of $370,000. More...

All Aboard the Pumpkin Patch Train

It’s the fall harvest season so what better way to celebrate and welcome in the cooler weather than with a short ride on a vintage train to the Danbury Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Patch. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Re-vamp a Golf Course and They Will Come!

The new and improved Putnam County Golf Course (187 Hill Street, Mahopac) is having a grand celebration at 5 PM on Friday, September 27, Hosted by Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Legislature Chair Richard Othmer and the legislative body. More...

Sports

Brewster Cross Country Dominates Invitational

QUEENSBURY – Already ranked 13th in the latest New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B rankings, the Brewster High School boys cross country team was already receiving some deserved recognition. More...

Football Previews

The Bears are on their heels after 0-2 start

WHO: Eastchester (2-1) at Brewster (0-3) WHEN: Friday, Sept. 27 WHERE: Brewster High School TIME: 7 p.m. BREWSTER PLAYER TO WATCH: Frank Golinello and the defense. He’s a senior and he’s shown senior leadership. More...

Rams still looking for victory No. 1 in 2013

WHO: Carmel (0-3) at Clarkstown South (2-1) WHEN: Friday, Sept. 27 WHERE: Clarkstown South High School TIME: 7 p.m. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Stephanie T. Deery

Stephanie T. Deery, age 98, of Brewster, died Saturday, September 21, 2013. Mrs. Deery was born December 26, 1914, in New York City, NY, to Michael and Anna (Martin) Scoran. She married Arthur R. Deery on November 25, 1937. More...

Timothy M. Dufficy, Jr.

Timothy M. Dufficy, Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep September 19, 2013. He was at home with the love of his life of 53 years, Carole and his loving children by his side. Timothy was born in Mt. More...

Jane T. Littel

Jane T. Littel, 70, of Kent, passed away on September 17, 2013, at Putnam Hospital Center. Ms. Littel was born on May 29, 1943, to John and Ethel (Pride) Trethewey in Poughkeepsie. More...

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