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Breaking News - 11/30/2013 6:10 PM

Santa arrives in Carmel next weekend

Trees around Lake Gleneida decorated

The weather was perfect—clear and cold—when a small army of volunteers decorated 85 holiday trees Saturday on the shores of Lake Gleneida in preparation for the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association's annual Holiday on the Lake. More...

Angelina Jolie Did Not Buy Mahopac Island

Internet and social network claims that Angelina Jolie has purchased a prime piece of Putnam real estate are not true. More...

Happy Thanksgiving for Turkeys at Tilly Foster

Several magnificent Narragansett turkeys are enjoying Thanksgiving strutting around their pen at the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast knowing they are not the centerpiece for a family’s holiday meal. More...

Elections Commissioner Bob Bennett Retires

Bob Bennett, New York State’s most senior Elections Commissioner with 40 years of service under his belt, has retired. More...

General Stories

Two Women Suffer Serious Burns from Cooking

Two women preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday suffered painful and serious burns in recent days when scalding liquids splashed onto them. The first incident took place on Foggintown Road in Southeast. More...

Forgery Charges for Area Man

A Mahopac man is facing charges of forgery in Somers Town Court next week. Matthew Slader, 31, was arrested last Wednesday following a lengthy investigation. More...

Changing The Culture Of Intoxication

While drug use and abuse among today’s young people may be rampant across the region, police also realize the devastating effect on families. More...

Enterprise

Silver Anniversary Celebrated at Daniels Jewelers Southeast

It’s been 25 years since Donato Ruggiero made one of the best decisions of his life—opening a small community jewelry store. More...

Small Businesses Have Earned Our Support 365 Days Each Year

From the Chamber

Small Business Saturday is in the news this week, nestled in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Is it just another sales gimmick designed to separate people from their money? More...

School News

Carmel Students Create Thanksgiving Baskets for CAP

Carmel High School students are a giving group of young people. More...

Jr. ROTC Program Hailed at Brewster

Since 2000 the Brewster High School NJROTC (Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) has received Distinguished Unit honors twelve times, with the 13th year earning Unit Achievement. More...

45 Students Pass Youth Court Bar Exam

Forty-five young people from throughout the region have completed a rigorous 10- week training period by passing the Putnam Youth Court’s 26th annual Bar Exam. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

UNEMPLOYED URGED TO REMAIN AT HOME

Travelers’ Aid Society Head Says Drifting Aimlessly Intensifies Difficulties More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Update your Church’s listing by emailing us at Editor@pcnr.com, with WORSHIP in the Subject Line. Chabad Jewish Center Of Putnam County 5 Fair Street Carmel 845 225 4770 www.Putnamchabad.Org More...

Breaking News - 12/2/2013 10:20 AM

Forty-five Take Advantage of Railroad Shuttle  Free Access 

Forty-five residents of western Putnam took advantage of a county operated shuttle early Monday and were bussed to the eastern side of the county where they boarded Harlem Division Metro-North trains for their trip into Grand Central Station. More...

Breaking News - 12/2/2013 7:55 AM

One victim in Sunday's derailment is from Putnam County  Free Access 

Putnam adds shuttles for morning commute

Sunday’s derailment of a Metro North train in the Bronx that claimed four lives and injured 67 passengers—11 critically—has hit home in Putnam County. James Lovell, 58, of Cold Spring, husband of Philipstown Deputy Supervisor Nancy Montgomery, w More...

Breaking News - 11/30/2013 5:44 PM

Panic at Danbury Mall on Black Friday

False report of weapon spawned havoc; popular shopping area for Putnam

Sally was shopping on the busiest day of the holiday season--Black Friday—at the Danbury Fair Mall when “all of a sudden, I heard screams and people began running in every direction.” More...

George’s Thanksgiving tradition continues

Dinner served to those without a place to go

The tradition continued. For the 31st consecutive year, George’s Place, a popular restaurant in downtown Carmel, opened its doors to provide a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 45 area residents who had no place to go for the holidays. More...

Beals Disputes ‘Fattest’ Region Claims

Health Commissioner Dr. Allen Beals has disputed a claim that Putnam is the “fattest” county in the entire New York Metropolitan region. More...

Fire at Putnam Hospital Sends in the Troops

Nothing is more frightening for emergency services providers than a report of a fire at a medical center. More...

Around the County

New Citizen Has A Lot To Be Thankful For

Helen Chiera has a lot to be thankful for this week. After 33 years in the United States, the Southeast woman has become a U.S. citizen. More...

Vets Thanksgiving Dinner Attracts 1,000

It takes a lot to surprise State Senator Greg Ball but the Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester lawmaker was completely flabbergasted last weekend over the turnout for the region’s third annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner. More...

‘I’ll Have A Piece Of Putnam Pie’

Maureen Salinger can’t wait to put her feet up on the day after Thanksgiving. After baking nearly 2,500 pies, it will be time to rest! More...

Sports

Carmel Youth Soccer Coach Recognized

The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) has named Carmel’s Karlten Wong as its Boys Competitive Coach of the Year. More...

Hockey Kicks Off Winter School Sports Season

And the 2013-14 winter high school sports season is off and running. Er, skating. More...

Serrecchia to Attend Hofstra

When it comes to determination despite adversity Brewster High School senior Joe Serrecchia ranks at the top of the list. More...

Editorials

Toasting Winston Churchill’s Birthday

Winston Churchill turned 69 on November 30, 1943 – only eighty years ago. The toasts at the summit conference in Tehran were interminable that night. More...

Letters to the Editor

Re.: Town of Kent 2014 Budget

On November 7, the Kent town board approved its 2014 budget. As in the previous 3 years, expenditures exceed revenues, the deficit this year being $444,000, covered by drawing on reserves. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charles Henry Johansen, Sr.

Charles Henry Johansen, Sr., 88, of Carmel, passed away on November 24, 2013, at Putnam Hospital Center. Mr. Johansen was born on January 2, 1925, to George and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Johansen in Mt. Vernon, NY. More...

Loretto M. Leeds

Loretto M. Leeds, age 89, of New Fairfield, formerly a 25-year resident of Carmel, died Thursday, November 21, 2013, at home. Mrs. Leeds was born January 4, 1924, to James W. and Loretto (Collins) Lang. More...

Rosemarie D. Doyle

Rosemarie D. Doyle passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at her home in Pawling. She was 65. Born in Brooklyn on June 22, 1948, she was the daughter of Anthony and Antoinette (Finnimore) Barra. More...

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