December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Nabs Far More State Development Money

In sharp contrast to 2012, when Putnam received not a single dollar of the state economic development grants, County Executive MaryEllen Odell and business people are thrilled with this year’s showing: $1.3 million for six Putnam related projec More...

SANTA BRAVES THE ELEMENTS IN MAHOPAC FALLS

Old Man Winter didn’t deter a 40-plus year old tradition for the Mahopac Falls Fire Department. More...

Woman Accused in Multi- State Identity Fraud Case

A Carmel woman and two men from New York City have been indicted by an Ohio grand jury for using fake credit cards and drivers licenses to purchase merchandise at big box stores throughout Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York as well as Ohio. More...

Politics

Brewster Village Board Organizes for 2014

The Brewster Village Board wants to start off 2014 on the right foot so instead of conducting its organizational meeting during the first week of the New Year as most municipalities do, Mayor James Schoenig and his village trustees made annual appoin More...

Maloney Opens Satellite Office In Carmel

Putnam residents in need of assistance from Uncle Sam will no longer have far to travel now that Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has opened a satellite office in Carmel. More...

Around the County

Toys Needed for Christmas

A shortage of toys donated to CAP (Community Action Program) in Brewster has officials concerned as Christmas Day is a week away. More...

Auditions for Music & Monologues: Young Adult Showcase

The Brewster Theater Company and Town for Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are offering a unique opportunity for young adults in High School and College to showcase their talent. Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

The Pawling United Methodist Church invites you to a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on December 24 at 5 p.m. All ages are welcome; children are encouraged to come with their parents. More...

Sports

Mahopac Basketball Roars Out To 4-0 Start

MAHOPAC – Make no mistake, Brendan Hynes was a great basketball player for Mahopac High School. But when a standout graduates the program, it can go one of two ways the following season: rebuild, or reload. More...

Local Residents Receive Eastern NY Soccer Kudos

NEW YORK -- Two local soccer stalwarts, Robert Sibiga and Jin Eleftherion, were honored last week by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) at its annual Bronx banquet. More...

Santa Arrives Early via Carmel Rotary

“Santa” Amy Covais, President of the Carmel Rotary, was in a gift giving mood last Thursday and during the weekly meeting of the chapter presented checks to the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association and the Brewster-Carmel Garden Club. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reject the ‘Hijack’

Dear Editor: I read with interest recent comments from Putnam Commissioner of Elections for the Republican Party, Tony Scannapieco. 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 

Donald J. Grenier

Donald J. Grenier, 81, passed away peacefully in Needham, Ma., on December 8, 2013, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Born on December 7, 1932, to Paul A. More...

Breaking News - 12/20/2013 5:01 PM

Bank Robbery in Putnam Lake  Free Access 

The sleepy little hamlet of Putnam Lake resembled a community under siege Friday following the robbery of the Putnam County National Bank.At 11 a.m. a man walked into the bank on Haviland Drive and announced a stick up. More...

Breaking News - 12/19/2013 5:48 PM

Four Seriously Injured In Philipstown Crash  Free Access 

Four people were seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on Route 9 in Philipstown this morning. EMS personnel responding to the scene near Travis Corners found two victims entrapped and two others ejected onto the highway. More...

Providing A Safe & Warm Sleeping Place For Those In Need

The first snow of the season has fallen. Night time temperatures continue to drop. Winter is upon Putnam County. More...

VALUABLE ART STOLEN FROM DEAD MAN’S HOME

A Cortlandt resident faces a variety of felony charges for allegedly stealing valuable pieces of art from a Lake Peekskill man who was found dead in his home by the suspect. More...

General Stories

Putnam Blasted by Old Man Winter, Twice in a Week

Winter hasn’t yet officially arrived, yet many Putnam residents are already fed up with snow and ice that wreaked havoc across the county on two separate occasions in the past few days. More...

Carmel Rotary Feeds The Hungry

Santa’s helpers are sporting blue and gold Rotary ID tags these days! More...

Hundreds Party at RSVP Holiday Party

Senior citizens from across Putnam traveled to Mahopac Falls last Thursday for the county’s Office for the Aging RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) annual holiday luncheon. More...

School News

Jane Sandbank Recognized at Retirement Bash

Brewster School Superintendent Jane Sandbank was recognized for her years of service at a gala affair last week attended by more than 125 colleagues, guests and family. More...

Seniors Welcomed at C.V. Starr

The weather outside was frightfully cold but inside the gymnasium at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster, 50 “seasoned” citizens were welcomed with warmth and compassion by students, faculty and staff alike. More...

Student Natalie Jara Wins Prestigious NROTC Scholarship

Brewster High School senior Natalie Jara has become one of a handful of students across the U.S. to have been awarded the Navy Reserved Officers Training Corps scholarship—a four year award valued at $250,000. More...

Editorials

Perspective: For A Happy, Healthy Holiday Season, Begin with a Good Night’s Sleep and a Walk

With the holiday season in full swing comes an array of activities: Entertaining, visiting friends and family, traveling and extra occasions to eat, cook, clean and shop. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Carmel Locals

A Weekly Recital of the News at the County Seat CHRISTMAS FETES. SUNDAY SCHOOLS AND THE UNION SCHOOL ARE TO ENTERTA1N. More...

Word of the Week

gus·ta·to·ry relating to or associated with eating or the sense of taste More...

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“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937