October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 10/7/2013 12:16 PM

Heroin Overdoses Skyrocket In Mahopac  Free Access 

A heroin overdose epidemic has prompted Carmel Police to issue a warning to those experimenting with the drug: “Don’t do it!”Chief Michael Johnson reported the death of a 25-year-old Mahopac man Sunday resulting from a heroin overdose as well as thre More...

Cigarette Sales Ban Fails

Despite impassioned pleas from Legislators Sam Oliverio of Putnam Valley and Barbara Scuccimarra of Philipstown, by a 7-2 vote, the Putnam Legislature last Wednesday evening rejected a resolution that would have banned the sale of cigarettes in pharm More...

Odell Proposes $142.9M Budget

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell outlined a $142.9 million budget last evening (Wednesday) during her annual budget message. A large gathering attended the presentation at the newly refurbished Putnam County Golf Club’s banquet hall. More...

Killer Found Dead in Hudson River

This story was reported by Tim Greco, Eric Gross, Annie Chesnut, Douglas Cunningham & Carol Balducci. More...

General Stories

Town of Kent Open House Welcomes Large Crowd

Gorgeous autumn weather allowed the Town of Kent to display its services in style last Saturday when the municipality conducted its first open house. More...

Community Connection Well Received in Brewster

Dozens of Putnam’s newest residents are learning life skills thanks to the Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition. More...

Brewster Dad Charged in Son’s Death Takes Plea

The father of a 13-year-old Brewster boy who took his own life in January, and was later charged with illegally possessing the gun that fired the fatal shot, has pleaded guilty to a single charge of criminal possession of a weapon in Putnam County Co More...

School News

Four Brewster Students Return from Rome

Brewster High School seniors Olivia Headen, Tori Iarusso, Ariana Pagnotta and Belinda Vuto are back in the U.S. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

DANBURY FAIR IN PROGRESS THIS WEEK OVER THE LINE

The big Danbury fair is in progress and from all accounts it is a record breaker. It is being extensively attended from this section. More...

WORD of the WEEK

lu•cu•bra•tion

laborious or intensive study; also : the product of such study — usually used in plural More...

Letters to the Editor

Questions on Moderation

To the Editor: It was gratifying to finally hear one broadcaster echo my sentiments about moderate Muslims. A Fox News commentator asked the magic question - why are the moderate Muslims not condemning the actions of the extremist Muslims? More...

Election Letter Advisory

The last day for Letters to the Editor about the November election and candidates to appear will be Oct. 24, so that no spurious, last-minute claims are raised via a letter. More...

Breaking News - 10/7/2013 2:52 PM

Tornado Watch Cancels After School, Evening Activities  Free Access 

A tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service for the lower Hudson Valley including Putnam County has resulted in area schools cancelling all after-school and evening activities. More...

Breaking News - 10/7/2013 2:47 PM

Driver Inexperience Results In Serious Mahopac Crash

Emergency responders at the scene of Sunday’s single car crash in Mahopac that injured five young people. More...

Heavy Trucks To Be Banned From Peekskill Hollow Road

The elimination of oversized commercial vehicles on Peekskill Hollow Road as it traverses from Putnam Valley to Kent will soon come to fruition once signs are installed on the dangerous and winding road. More...

100 DAYS FROM START TO FINISH AT GOLF COURSE

Refurbished Putnam Golf Course officially opens

Sybil Ludington would have been proud. More...

Wife Talks Husband Out of Killing Her

A tragedy of monumental proportions was averted in Mahopac Friday when according to Carmel Police a Mahopac woman talked her husband out of killing her and then taking his own life. More...

Around the County

‘Old Geezers’ Bring Long Tradition to Mahopac Falls Fire Department

They call themselves the “Old Geezers!”—eleven long time members of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department with a combined total of 480 years of dedicated service to residents and businesses in Putnam County. More...

Library to Celebrate ‘Pat Kaufman Day’

The Mahopac Public Library Board of Trustees, Staff, and Friends of the Library, along with Town of Carmel Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt, invite all residents of Mahopac to “Pat Kaufman Day” on Thursday, October 10th, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Our Montessori Celebrates Constitution Day/Pledge Across America

Tuesday, September 17, was Constitution Day. “Pledge Across America” was a synchronized recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance from Hawaii all the way to the East Coast. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Get your nominations in for the Annual Trailblazers Awards!

Each year the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce offer a suite of Trailblazer awards to local businesspeople who have created financial, community and/or regional success, as a result of assuming financial and/ or personal risk. More...

Sports

Brewster Football Wins First Game

Mahopac earns shutout; Carmel falls to 0-4

BREWSTER – Victory ! More...

Football Previews

The Bears notched their first win last week & look for more WHO: Gorton (2-2) at Brewster (1-3) WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4 WHERE: Brewster High School TIME: 7 p.m. More...

Carmel Volleyball Takes Title in its Own Tourney

CARMEL – It’s a pretty cool event that Carmel High School hosts every year, an annual day-long volleyball tournament. Only thing is, in the 10 years of its existence the Rams have never won it. Now that distinction can be erased. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

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