December 12, 2013 RSS feed / General Stories

Holiday Festivals Abound

Scores of Christmas shoppers were out in force last weekend stocking up on holiday fare at a variety of bazaars, fairs and market places courtesy of churches and fraternal organizations throughout the region. More...

Blast Of Winter In Late Autumn

It’s been a week to remember that most Putnam residents wish to forget. More...

Christmas Story Comes to Life

Parishioners of four local churches are teaming up this weekend to recreate the birth of Jesus Christ at Tilly Foster Farm. More...

Large Moose Struck By Car On Taconic

A large female moose sustained fatal injuries when struck by a car last week on the Taconic State Parkway in western Kent. New York State DEC spokeswoman Wendy Rosenbach told the Courier the animal was struck around 4 p.m. More...

Holiday on The Lake Attracts Large Crowd

Saturday’s Holiday on the Lake sponsored by the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association turned the Putnam County seat into a magical fairytale with song and dance, refreshments and a gala parade consisting of 48 floats that attracted an estimated 5, More...

Chowder Tasting Order of the Day

Putnam’s annual Chowder Festival attracted large crowds to the Carmel Cornerstone Park last Saturday when people of all ages sampled delicious homemade chowders, soups and chili prepared by area restaurants and delicatessens. More...

Communities That Care Blood Drive

Give the gift of life for Christmas! The American Red Cross is teaming up with officials from the Town of Carmel in coordinating a Communities that Care blood drive next Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Mahopac Fire House on Route 6. More...

Gus Nickou’s Generosity Shines at Hospital

Constantine “Gus” Nickou wants to be remembered as a man who gives back to his community. More...

Brewster Teachers Donate 234 Coats to CAP

Many of the region’s less fortunate are keeping warm these days thanks to the efforts of the Brewster Teachers Association. More...

Three Probationers Busted, Face Jail

Three Putnam residents sentenced to probation for committing crimes ranging from assault to larceny and DWI now face incarceration for allegedly violating the terms and conditions of the court orders. More...

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