November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Road Signage for Peekskill Hollow

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...

Politics

Oliverio to Run for County Executive

Legislator Sam Oliverio, the senior member and only Democrat on the nine member county governing body, wants to become Putnam’s next county executive. More...

Christine Puccini Reelected to Brewster Village Board

On Election night the name of Christine Puccini, a threeterm Brewster Village trustee and former Deputy Mayor, didn’t even appear on the ballot. More...

Justin Wagner Seeks Rematch Against Greg Ball

Democrat Justin Wagner realizes he faces an uphill battle in the predominantly Republican lower Hudson Valley yet the 33-year-old Croton resident, who was narrowly beaten by State Sen. Greg Ball last year, will again challenge the incumbent in 2014. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Community Development Update: A Committee To Strengthen Downtown Mahopac

Small business is the backbone of our local and regional economy, and Community Development at the microeconomic level holds the key to more vibrant downtowns and more viable businesses. More...

Exciting Economic News for Southeast

Meghan Taylor, President of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, brought exciting news to Monday’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature’s Economic Development Committee. Two electrifying projects were coming to fruition. More...

Cultural Events

Opening at Patterson’s Front Street Gallery: ‘Hashtag Trainwindow’

“Unless I am sick, on vacation, or forgot my phone, every day I take a photograph from the train on my commute to NYC from Pawling.” With those words Lisa Kelsey begins her Hashtag Trainwindow page on Facebook. More...

Ed Kenney to Read Arthur Miller Classic

Death of a Salesman at Arts On The Lake

Actor and Morning Star Trading Company proprietor Ed Kenney will read Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s iconic classic, Death of a Salesman, presented by the Blue Horse Repertory at Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52, Lake Carmel, on Saturday, Novembe More...

Art Beat

… Putnam potter ROGER BAUMANN is hosting his annual Pottery Sale at his studio, 26 Anton Place, Lake Peekskill, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8 from 10am - 6pm. Info: 914-419-8470 More...

Sports

Stars Sign On The Dotted Line

Players set to take the next step at college

It’s the natural evolution in the next step for a high school student-athlete – picking a college that fulfills both their academic requirements and athletic opportunities. More...

Mahopac Basketball Begins Life Without Brendan Hynes

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School basketball team has had very similar seasons the last two years. More...

Brewster Football Recap

Bears Showed Resilience in 2013

BREWSTER – This could have been bad. This could have been really bad. More...

Columns

Perspectives

Individualization, Not Standardization: My Thoughts On The Common Core Curriculum

Providing a quality education for our children has always been a top priority of mine. With this comes a strong personal belief that the strength of our education system cannot be measured by test results alone. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tilly Foster Has Been Important Asset to Putnam

The following letter was Submitted to the Putnam County Board of Legislators: My name is Ned Moran and I am a retired New York City Firefighter and Director of Avalon Archives, a musical museum located at Tilly Foster Farm Museum. More...

Every Day a Gift

To the Editor: Here we are again at a most beautiful time of year. The rain and humidity of summer are over and we can do our raking and cleaning up in relative comfort. We can look at the majestic fall colors and breathtaking skies. More...

Has EVERY Efficiency Been Found?

To the Editor: The proposed 2014 Carmel town budget, which includes a tax increase well above the state-mandated cap, was sharply criticized by some residents during a public hearing on Nov. 6. More...

The Real Meaning of Thanksgiving

JFK School Students Give to Others

Children at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in the Brewster School District are learning the real meaning of Thanksgiving by giving to others. More...

Levy’s Brother-in-Law Can Represent Hossu, Judge Rules

The former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, Alexandru Hossu -- who has been charged with raping a 12-year-old Southeast girl three years ago -- will now be represented by the prosecutor’s brother-in-law in his upcoming trial. More...

Concern for Vets Who Slip Through Cracks

The Putnam Veterans Task Force is concerned for the many veterans residing in the county’s six towns and three villages who have slipped through the cracks. More...

General Stories

Big crowd on Hand for Carmel Girl Scout Holiday Fair

The cafeteria inside Carmel High School resembled Santa’s workshop Saturday despite the mild conditions out-of-doors. More...

A Chopper is Only a Phone Call Away

The chief pilot for the New York State Police Aviation Unit—Sgt. James Torhan—paid a visit to Putnam County last week where he met with members of the county’s Bureau of Emergency Services. More...

Questions Arise Over Emergency Response Funding

Town of Carmel officials have questioned county government over the expense incurred by The Putnam County Emergency Response Team. More...

Around the County

Plans Finalized for Holiday on the Lake

The Putnam County seat will soon be taking on a holiday aura thanks in part to the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association. The community’s annual menorah lighting takes place on Dec. 2 during the fifth night of Chanukah. More...

Mega-Breakfast Buffet is on the Griddle in Patterson

The PFC Robert Gracia Post 11-11 is sponsoring its monthly AMVETS Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 4 Fairfield Drive in Patterson. Adults are just $10, kids, $5 or free. More...

Autographed Books at Mahopac Library

Writers from Putnam, Dutchess and northern Westchester counties will be featured at a special holiday event on Saturday, December 7, from 1-4 pm at Mahopac Public Library. More...

School News

Mahopac Musicians Honored by Board of Ed

The Mahopac High School Music Department received an ovation from an appreciative audience gathered for last week’s Board of Education meeting in Mahopac Falls. More...

Kyle Ulich, Tinkerer, Named as BOCES Distinguished Student

Carmel High School senior Kyle Ulich has quite a future. More...

Students Contribute to Vets’ Thanksgiving

At Brewster High School earlier this month, eight students in grades nine through eleven created posters and special placemats for the upcoming Veterans’ Thanksgiving dinner. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

ELEPHANT ON HER HANDS Emil J. Wallach, a circus promoter, his wife and their two children boarded with Mrs. Hilda Bertholf in Kent, Putnam County, for fourteen weeks. Then he departed, owing her $210. More...

Word of the Week

ac•co•lade a mark of acknowledgment, an expression of praise 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 

Helen D. Seymour

Helen D. Seymour, 92, of Route 22 in Hillsdale, New York, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at her residence. More...

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