October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Mourns Bob McMahon  Free Access 

Robert McMahon was a legend in the field of firefighting and EMS.McMahon, 67, a resident of Lake Carmel, who retired last year after serving residents of Putnam since 1990 first as a deputy fire coordinator and from January 2000 to August 2012 as Com More...

Heroin Overdoses Skyrocket

A deadly 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-yearold Mahopac man Sunday resulting from a heroin More...

Fatal Crash in Patterson

Elderly Connecticut Man Killed in Head-On Collision

An elderly Connecticut man was killed and a Carmel woman injured in a head-on crash on Route 164 in Patterson Monday. Brewster State Police identified the fatal victim as David Mehne, 85, of Sherman, Ct. More...

General Stories

Driver Inexperience Cited in Serious Mahopac Crash

Carmel Police Chief Michael Johnson said driver inexperience was part of the cause of a serious crash in Mahopac Sunday afternoon, sending four young people to area hospitals. 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...

Side-by-Side Fires to be Set by Patterson Fire Dept. No. 1

Exercise to show risks

Side-by-side fires in Patterson – but only a drill – will help demonstrate how fast danger can spread. “Sometimes people just need to see it to believe it,” says Patterson Fire Dept. Chief of Department Matt Szpindor. More...

School News

BHS Track Reopens to Great Fanfare

The Brewster High School track is back—bigger and better than before. More...

College Admission Made Easy

Everything you wanted to know about college admissions will be explained this evening (Thursday) when the Brewster High School Guidance Department hosts its annual College Admissions Panel. More...

Experiential Curriculum Challenges Students in Brewster’s Henry Wells

The 2013-2014 school year is off and running and in the Brewster School District the driving philosophy behind the Henry Wells Middle School is an experiential approach to learning. More...

Editorials

Commissioner’s Comments

Sleep: Enough of It Is An Essential Ingredient For Better Health

If you have ever felt yourself dozing off during the day, you are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from lack of sleep that affects their daily functioning. More...

Word of the Week sleuth

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Worship Services

Worship Listings

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

Breaking News - 10/11/2013 4:56 PM

Putnam Child Hit While Exiting School Bus  Free Access 

Putnam Valley Superintendent of Schools Fran Wills called it the “unthinkable” Friday when referring to one of her students—a seven-year old boy—who was struck while exiting a school bus 24 hours earlier only to have the driver flee the scene. More...

Breaking News - 10/10/2013 4:09 PM

Drug Use, Deaths, Draw Huge Crowd to Forum  Free Access 

Illegal drugs rampant, panel says

Drug use and abuse among today’s young people is rampant across Putnam County.Wednesday evening more than 250 people crowded into the Community Room of the Mahopac Firehouse for a two hour long forum tabbed “Drug Crisis in our Backyard” where prevent More...

Weather Fails to Dampen Columbus Day Parade

No luck of the Irish in Mahopac Sunday when the Italian-American community celebrated Columbus Day with its annual parade. 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...

Around the County

Veterans Memorial to be Erected at Union Cemetery

A small rural cemetery in western Kent will soon be the home of a veterans memorial recognizing the brave men and women buried there who left their homes and families to preserve America’s freedoms. More...

Several Area Methodist Churches Join in a Cooperative Parish

The Cold Spring and South Highland United Methodist Churches (UMC) are now part of the Hudson Valley Cooperative Parish, along with Van Cortlandtville Community (UMC) in Cortlandt Manor and Grace UMC in Putnam Valley. More...

Memorial Program Honors Revolutionary Soldier

On Saturday, October 26, at 2 p.m., there will be a ceremony at the Old Revolutionary Cemetery on Route 311 in Patterson to place a memorial plaque to honor Revolutionary War soldier Joshua Griffeth. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER: Proposed Budget Provides Strong Financial Footing

On October 2nd, County Executive MaryEllen Odell presented the 2014 county budget at the newly renovated Putnam County Golf Course. More...

Sports

One, Two, Three for the High School Football Teams

Carmel wins first game, Brewster wins second, Mahopac wins third and closes in on playoffs

For the first time this season, all three local high school football teams won on the same weekend. More...

Brewster X-C Shines In School’s 36th Classic

BREWSTER – Depending on your point of view, Brewster High School was either a great host for the 36th annual Brewster Bear Cross Country Classic on Saturday, or was quite inhospitable. Maybe a little of both. More...

Volley for the Cure in Brewster History Tour & Nature Hike to Hawk Rock October 13th

BREWSTER – Brewster High School will host “Volley for the Cure” on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. at the school gymnasium as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

COLUMBUS

The most heroic story of history—the story of the voyage of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America—is being celebrated today, October 12. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Keith Harrison Schwenn

Beloved Keith Harrison Schwenn, age 66, of Putnam Lake, died peacefully at home on October 3, 2013. Keith was born on January 29, 1947, in Flushing, NY to Carl and Marie (Harrison) Schwenn. More...

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