October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Internet Scam Defrauded Dozens

Money orders, transfers part of Putnam woman's scheme

A Lake Carmel woman is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly defrauding dozens of people around the globe in a sophisticated internet scheme. More...

Bizarre Twist in Hossu Rape Case

Alexandru Hossu, who has been charged with raping a 12-year-old Southeast girl three years ago, and his attorney have parted ways. Hossu is a former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy More...

Traffic Nightmare This Weekend on I-84

Traffic throughout eastern Putnam County is expected to become nightmarish this weekend when a section of Interstate 84 carrying 75,000 vehicles a day is closed for bridge replacement work in Southeast. More...

Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center Hails Steinem, Others  Free Access 

Humanitarian contributions cited

Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather than to fear, to try rather than not to try. More...

General Stories

Hundreds On Hand For Brewster FD Open House

Sunday was picture perfect for any type of outdoor activity including a visit to the local neighborhood firehouse. More...

Fire Safety Taught in Patterson

Patterson firefighters opened their fire station Saturday and taught children and adults the do’s and don’ts of fire safety in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. More...

Trio Charged with Reign of Terror Along Bike Trail

Three young men are facing 16 charges of criminal mischief for allegedly causing a reign of terror along the Putnam Bike Trail in Mahopac. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

NY Business Tax Climate Remains Worst in the USA

According to a study commissioned by the Tax Foundation (www.taxfoundation.org), the state of New York suffers from the worst business tax climate in the country for the second year in a row. More...

School News

Edith Newman Leaves a Legacy of Nursery School Education

Thousands of young adults residing in and around Putnam County today received the foundation needed for success from “Mrs. Newman”—director of the Carmel Nursery School. More...

Three Carmel High Students Named as National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Three seniors at Carmel High School are among the top 16,000 students in America today having been named as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. More...

Full-day Kindergarten Praised in Mahopac

The kindergarten wing at the Lakeview Elementary School in Mahopac is an exciting place these days, now that Mahopac’s youngest students are attending classes full time and at their neighborhood schools. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Edith Ruth Newman

Edith Newman died peacefully with extremely wonderful care and warm friends on Sunday, October 13, at St. Mark Village in Palm Harbor, Florida. Born in the Bronx in 1915, the daughter of Albert Maeder and Anna Keck, Mrs. More...

John E. Woodall, III

John E. Woodall, III, 29, of Yonkers, passed away on October 13, 2013. John was born on May 26, 1984, to Susan Elaine (Bowen) and John E.Woodall, Jr. in Gastonia, NC. He worked as a Sales Representative for Add Prime Media in New York City. More...

Breaking News - 10/22/2013 12:36 PM

Hossu rape case becomes more and more bizarre

New lawyer is related to Adam Levy

Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, has a new lawyer, and it’s Levy’s brother-in-law—Daniel Mentzer. More...

Breaking News - 10/20/2013 2:11 PM

I-84 Bridge Replacement Work Finished

Road reopened ahead of schedule

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 have not materialized. More...

Putnam Mourns Bob McMahon

Robert McMahon was a legend in the field of firefighting and EMS. More...

Child Injured in Hit & Run

Struck by car while exiting school bus

Putnam Valley Superintendent of Schools Fran Wills called it the “unthinkable” Friday when referring to one of her students—a 7-year-old boy—who was struck while exiting a school bus 24 hours earlier only, to have the driver f More...

Mother-Daughter Fight Leads to Arrest

And in this ring, it’s the mother-daughter smackdown, or at least that was the scene deputies found last week. More...

Around the County

Kruti Dave is Proud to be an American

Kruti Dave of Mahopac will be returning go her native India before the end of the year to visit family as a foreigner. More...

Drug Overdoses, Deaths Reviewed at Forum

Drug use and abuse among today’s young people is rampant across Putnam County. More...

Tilly Foster General Store Turns Back the Clock

Walk into the new Tilly Foster General Store and you’ll find yourself recalling life of yesteryear. More...

Cultural Events

Brewster Actors Read ‘The Hitchhiker’

The Armchair Actors wing of Brewster Theater Company will present a reading of THE HITCHHIKER and other short works on Sunday, October 20, at 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Mahopac Boys’ Soccer Shows It’s for Real This Season

A tie? Oh it was much, much more than a tie. More...

Mahopac Girls Clinch League Soccer Title

MAHOPAC – We’re still a week away from the Section One, Class AA playoffs, but the Mahopac High School girls’ soccer team will be going in on a high note for sure. More...

Football Previews

Can the Rams avenge last year’s 34-13 loss to the Indians? WHO: Carmel (2-4) at Mahopac (3-3) WHEN: Saturday, October 19 WHERE: Mahopac High School TIME: 1:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Bicyclist Killed By Team.

George Hobby of Ridgefield Run Down While Returning from Danbury George Hobby, a well known young field man, was ran down by a team while on his way home from the Danbury fair Thursday afternoon on his bicycle. More...

WORD of the WEEK

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