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Putnam Man Dies in Train Crash

Sunday’s derailment of a Metro-North train in the Bronx, which claimed four lives and injured more than five dozen other passengers, 11 critically, now appears to have been caused by a dozing engineer whose train went into a 30-mph curve at 82 More...

CARDINAL DOLAN MEETS MAHOPAC FLOCK

Cardinal Timothy Dolan turned on his Irish charm and scores of Putnam residents fell in love with the gregarious priest. The Archbishop of New York, who in 2009 replaced Edward Cardinal Egan upon his retirement, visited St. More...

Grossman, New Judge, Assigned to Carmel

State Supreme Court Justiceelect Victor Grossman, who came in third on Election Day among the 10 candidates seeking five judgeships in the 9th Judicial District and became the first Democrat ever to be elected from Putnam to serve on the high bench, More...

Politics

Republicans Lining Up to Challenge Gipson

Four Republicans are considering to challenge State Senator Terry Gipson next year. More...

Odell Opposes Sharing Sales Tax Money with Towns; Says Fix Mandates

County Executive MaryEllen Odell opposes any sharing of sales tax with local municipalities. More...

Around the County

Troopers Nab 121 Drivers in Two Holiday Details

State Police were out in force over the long holiday weekend and nabbed 121 motorists in two special traffic safety initiatives. More...

Dozens on Hand for Putnam’s Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Dozens of people gathered along the Gleneida lakeshore in downtown Carmel Monday evening for the lighting of the official Putnam menorah. More...

Kick Off the Weekend: Adult Trivia Night

The Patterson Library, 1167 Rte. 311, in Patterson is hosting “Kick Off The Weekend: Adult Trivia Night” Friday December 13 at 7 p.m. It may not be a weekend at the beach but it is a free, fun night with complimentary central heat! More...

Cultural Events

Putnam Chorale Gives Vocalists an Opportunity to Perform

The Putnam Chorale has been offering singers of all levels an opportunity to perform for three decades. The group under the direction of Douglas Anderson will be providing a community concert Sunday in Brewster. More...

Look Gallery Offers Art Gifts for Everyone

Look Art Gallery, at 988 South Lake Boulevard, in Mahopac, is offering a Holiday Fine Art and Craft group show how through January 5 With an Artist’s Reception Dec, 7 6-8pm See new work from all of the Look Gallery artists in all styles, media, More...

Mahopac Musicians to Perform in Rochester

Three Mahopac High School co-eds will be performing Dec. 9 at the All-State concert in Rochester. More...

Editorials

Perspective

Whipples’ Good Works Will Be Missed by Putnam County

My name is Jeff Hyatt and I have been involved with Tilly Foster Farm since 2008. Tom Mill and I have deep roots in Putnam County, 4 generations each. We operate the Antique Tractor Barn and Small Museum at Tilly Foster Farm. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Reed Library is Open To All

BOOKS, MAGAZINES, AND PAPERS The Use of Them and the Library Are Free, You Will Be Welcome There. More...

Word of the Week

foi•son archaic : rich harvest More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James P. Mooney

James P. Mooney, age 70, of Carmel, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013, in Brewster. Mr. Mooney was born in the Bronx on November 16, 1943, to Thomas and Mary Ita (Harnett) Mooney. More...

Grace Lillian Becker

Grace Lillian Becker, 92, of New Fairfield, passed away Friday, November 22, 2013, at her daughter’s residence in Radcliff, Ky., surrounded by her loving family. More...

Beatrice Lupano

Beatrice Lupano, 93 of West Milford, NJ, widow of Edward L. (2004), died on November 25, 2013, following a brief illness. More...

Breaking News - 12/10/2013 12:24 PM

Day II: Cancellations again as storm bears down  Free Access 

Morning commute also hit

Tuesday AM UPDATE: With another blast from Mother Nature forecast for today, all public schools and many private and parochial schools in the region have canceled class for the second day in succession. More...

Breaking News - 12/5/2013 4:01 PM

Brewster Man Charged With Felony Assault

A Brewster man faces felony charges of assault for critically injuring his girlfriend by allegedly dragging the young woman 100 feet as she clung to the suspect’s car.Brewster State Police arrested Daniel Dwyer, 24, Thursday on charges of 2nd degree More...

Santa Arrives in Carmel on Saturday

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...

Alleged Air Thief Charged with Larceny

A Dutchess County man who formerly resided in Carmel is facing charges of larceny for allegedly stealing $160 in coins from an air tire pressure machine at a Carmel service station. More...

Cycling Classic to Start and Finish in Brewster

When cyclists pedal down the road at the beginning of the 2014 Putnam Cycling Classic, several key things will be different. The race organizer will be Ray Fusco, an event producer from Cold Spring. More...

General Stories

State American Legion Commander Visits

New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor heard about the Putnam Veterans Memorial and during a visit to the county Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last week, first realized the majesty of the unique monument. More...

George’s Thanksgiving Tradition Continues

The tradition continued— for the 31th 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...

New Lodge for Troubled Women Opens  Free Access 

The once-dilapidated Lodge of the Walter Hoving Home in western Putnam debuted its new look on Sunday, and the Lodge will immediately be in use as troubled women recover from various addictions. More...

Enterprise

20 Years of Serving with a Smile

Jeannie and Tony Greco can’t believe that 20 years has passed since they opened the Carmel Diner and Restaurant on the hamlet’s main thoroughfare. More...

School News

Carmel Students Inducted into Honor Societies

It’s been quite a week for exemplary students at Carmel High School. Eighty-three young people were inducted in the National Honor Society last week while 19 students and two adults were inducted into the CHS Business Honor Society. More...

‘No Shave’ November Raises $1,400 for Charity

Twenty-eight staff members at Carmel High School refused to shave for the entire month of November. Besides growing beards and looking at times rather scruffy, the teachers and administrators raised $1,400 for area charities. More...

Sports

Mahopac Hockey Takes Icebreaker Tournament

BREWSTER – If there were questions about the Mahopac High School ice hockey team, some were certainly answered over the weekend. More...

Brewster Students Sign Letters of Intent

Two Brewster High School students have signed letters of intent to play sports while studying at prestigious universities on scholarships next fall. More...

Carmel Boys, with New Coach, Start Season With Victory

FREEDOM PLAINS – As coaching debuts go, John Venditti’s first game at the helm of the Carmel High School boys basketball team couldn’t have gone better. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

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

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