October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Odell Asks Attorney General to Investigate Robo Calls

County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell will ask the State Attorney General’s office to investigate a series of robo calls received by dozens of Putnam residents earlier this month criticizing her administration. More...

I-84 Bridge Work Finished 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 never materialized. More...

Politics

East-West Divide Meets Lawmakers in Carmel

A half dozen senior citizens from the western side of Putnam traveled to the eastern side Tuesday night and called on the county Legislature to advocate for the seniors of Philipstown. More...

New Course for Tilly Foster?

Tilly Foster Farm, home to heritage breeds of cattle, sheep and other livestock, as well as antique tractors, engines and open space to protect the watershed, could soon follow the model of the Putnam County Golf Course. Golf Course? More...

Around the County

MANIAC PUMPKIN CARVERS VISIT PUTNAM

The Maniac Pumpkin carvers visited Putnam County Sunday, stopping off at the Mahopac Chamber of Commerce Park in downtown Mahopac to help kick-off the community’s annual Pumpkin Fest. More...

Vigil Remembers Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic violence continues to plague Putnam County. One hundred people were on hand in Carmel last Thursday evening when the People Against Domestic Violence conducted its annual candlelight vigil to support victims of spousal abuse. More...

Needs of the Elderly to be Discussed

What are the needs of Putnam’s growing elderly population, and how can they be met? More...

School News

Mahopac Schools Stress Security

Two hundred security cameras have been installed throughout the Mahopac School District to protect students, faculty and staff from outside intruders. More...

Tim Conway to Succeed Jane Sandbank in Brewster

Brewster’s long time number two administrator will become Acting Superintendent of Schools on January 3, 2014, following the retirement of Jane Sandbank. More...

Reed Library Vote Is Coming Up in Carmel

Voters will go to the polls on December 9 to consider rechartering the Reed Memorial Library as a special district library and establishing its initial operating budget. Seven trustees will also be elected to the Library Board. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

REPORT OF PUTNAM CO. SOCIAL PROBLEMS AS GIVEN BY COUNTY WORKER

The following is the report of the social problems, citing the causes, treatment, extent and resources used in caring for them as given by Miss Lena Parrott, county social worker, at the annual meeting of the Putnam County Charities Committee here la More...

Word of the Week

par • ol word of mouth : oral communication More...

Letters to the Editor

Re-Elect Doherty

Dear Editor: I am writing to address an important issue that I feel needs to be addressed publicly. I have been a resident of the Town of Kent for 46 years and have never been more pleased with how our Town has been operating. More...

At Last Kent Has A Choice

Dear Editor: That was to be the subject of this letter until we learned that the Town Board, AFTER each member received a request from Kent Fiscal Watch that was sent on Oct. More...

Don’t Trust Robocalls

Dear Editor: So what is with these autodial calls of late? More...

Breaking News - 10/26/2013 9:42 AM

Mahopac boy finds needle in slice of bread  Free Access 

Police on the local and state levels are investigating an incident of consumer product tampering after a 15 year old Mahopac boy Friday found a hypodermic needle in a slice of white bread. More...

Breaking News - 10/28/2013 9:51 AM

UPDATE: Hearing Held in Levy Defamation Suit Against Smith

And, Levy Role in Rape Case Under Fire

On Thursday, both parties met in Putnam County State Supreme Court for a hearing on DA Adam Levy's defamation lawsuit against Sheriff Don Smith. More...

Four Escape Burning Lake Peekskill Residence

Four residents of a home on Argyle Street in the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley escaped their burning home Thursday night without injury.The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in Carmel received several calls reporting the blaze at 8:30 p.m. More...

Seatbelts can be dangerous to an inquisitive 5-year-old

An inquisitive 5-year-old kindergartner at the Matthew Patterson Elementary School has found out the hard way that fingers don’t belong in the buckle of a seat belt. More...

General Stories

Fire Prevention Stressed in Mahopac

The Mahopac Fire Department welcomed residents from throughout the area Sunday during its annual Fire Prevention program. More...

Lake Carmel Woman Charged in Internet Scheme to Defraud Dozens

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...

Teen Dead, Two Others Injured in Holmes Crash

A 17-year-old Pawling High School senior was killed and two other upperclassmen seriously injured in a single car crash on Route 292 at the Putnam-Dutchess county line early Sunday. More...

Enterprise

From The Chamber

Putnam County IDA Names New Executive Director/CEO

The Putnam County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), which offers financial incentives to businesses to develop and grow within our County, has named Neal L. More...

Cultural Events

‘Brewster’ Author Slouka at Arts on The Lake for Reading

Arts on the Lake is partnering with the Kent Public Library to present “A Conversation with Mark Slouka” on Sunday, October 27, at the Lake Carmel Arts Center, 640 Route 52, at 3 pm. More...

Benedict Arnold Lecture Tells of Treachery in Putnam

Love & Betrayal Along Hudson

On Friday at the Desmond- Fish Library in western Putnam, author and guest lecturer Allison Pataki gave a riveting talk about her historical book, “The Traitor’s Wife: A Novel,” Pataki’s lecture focused on the tumultuous days More...

West Point Foundry Preserve Again Open

Lincoln visited weapons maker during Civil War

After more than a year, the West Point Foundry Preserve is once again open to the public, and many residents came out Saturday morning for the ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the park’s reopening. More...

Sports

Carmel Boys’ Soccer Team Wears Pink

Cancer Awareness Month has resulted in many teams on the professional and collegiate levels donning pink. Pink helmets, shoes and uniform sashes have been observed on football players around the country during the past few weeks. More...

Mahopac Girls’ Soccer Rings Up Three Shutouts on Way to Playoffs

You talk about a nice little hot streak heading into the postseason. The Mahopac High School girls’ soccer team is on one. More...

Mahopac Football Knocks off Carmel in Regular-Season Finale

Brewster Falls to Somers

MAHOPAC – The playoffs had been decided. 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 

William Milton Reynolds Sr.

William Milton Reynolds Sr. of Carmel was born September 27, 1927, in Funston, Georgia to W. Milton Reynolds and Seley Bryant. He was one of 16 children. He died October 21, 2013, at home peacefully at 86. More...

Christine Marie Spinney

Christine Marie Spinney, age 22, of Poughkeepsie, NY, formerly of Patterson, NY died Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at home. Christine was born May 30, 1991, in Carmel, to Stacie (Ricciardi) Spinney of Patterson, and Richard Emerson Spinney, Jr. More...

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