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Publisher Ailes Hailed As ‘Christmas Angel’ by Dolan

A host of Putnam County people attended the 68th Annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, where Elizabeth Ailes of Garrison received the “Christmas Angel” award. More...

SANTA MAKES HIS ROUNDS

Thousands of candy canes were distributed throughout Putnam County last Saturday courtesy of Santa’s helpers and members of area volunteer fire departments. More...

Politics

Othmer Steps Down as Legislative Chair

The big, bold and sometimes brassy chairman of the Putnam Legislature stepped down Friday night with nary a whimper. Richard Othmer chaired the year-end meeting before a handful of residents in the County Office Building in Carmel. More...

County Funds to Help Cold Spring Clean Up Trash

County funds totaling $7,500 are headed to Cold Spring that will offset the cost to local residents paying for trash removal. More...

Around the County

A Merry Christmas at Putnam Humane Society

Christmas came a few days early at the Putnam Humane Society, but no one is complaining. More...

LOCAL LIBRARY EVENTS

Mahopac Public Library The New Year brings a new season of discovery and creativity to Mahopac Public Library More...

Holiday Blood Drive This Friday

Putnam’s semi-annual blood drive sponsored by the Stephen Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, local residents serving with the Fire Department of New York and the Carmel Knights of Columbus take More...

Sports

Mahopac Boys Win Twice, Move to 6-0 on the Season

MAHOPAC – So far, the Mahopac High School boys basketball team is making its case as the clear frontrunner for best team in the area. More...

Wrestling Teams Continue to Thrive

Another weekend, another impressive performance from the three local high school wrestling programs. Mahopac won the Woodlands Dual Meet Tournament. More...

Mahopac Girls Basketball Outlasts John Jay-EF

SOMERS – Maybe this should have been the championship game. It was that good. 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 

Peter Morrison

Peter Morrison, formerly of Lake Carmel, passed away on December 12, 2013, at Citrus Springs, Fla. He was 72. His wife Tatianna survives him, along with three children, Kevin, Laury and Shelly. More...

Walter W. Hildenbrand

Walter W. Hildenbrand of Poughquag died Friday December 20, 2013, at his home. He was 75 years old. More...

Breaking News - 12/28/2013 12:43 PM

Yorkie left to die in Kent

The cruelty of mankind was exhibited Friday when a four to six year old Yorkshire terrier was found abandoned in a deserted section of Kent—left to die in a small metal crate. More...

Breaking News - 12/26/2013 4:59 PM

Christmas Grinches arrested in Putnam

Police: Pair was stealing tips left for workers

A father and son are accused of being the Grinches who stole Christmas and as a result spent the holiday behind bars.Cold Spring Police arrested Edward Yeagley, 36, and his 61-year-old father, Edward, both of Newburgh, on Christmas-eve morning after More...

Katz Investing in Pot Business

State Assemblyman Steve Katz who opposed a medical marijuana bill last year has a change of heart and now wants to legalize the medicinal use of the drug. More...

Putnam Foreclosure Actions Soar

It’s been one of the top stories of the year. The economy might be on an uptick but in Putnam County, the rate of foreclosure actions rises at a disturbing clip. More...

A Wedding and a Whale

Is this photo looks familiar, don’t be surprised. It has been making the rounds lately on the Internet, TV, and in newspapers. What most people do not know is that there is a Putnam connection. More...

General Stories

Toy Drive Aids Putnam CAP

Putnam’s Stephen Driscoll Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police has aided the Putnam Community Action Program’s annual toy drive in a big way. More...

Ed Sumber Reflects On Life With Polio

Ed Sumber, a prominent Putnam County attorney and 40-plus year member of the Carmel Rotary Club, has been designated as next year’s “poster boy” for the annual Rotary Basketball Shoot-out scheduled for April at Carmel High School. More...

Woman Accused of Stealing Dead Mother-In-Law’s Identity

A New Fairfield woman is facing felony charges of forgery for allegedly using her dead mother-in-law’s identity by forging a check and using it to pay for a prescription at a Brewster pharmacy. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Economic Development Awards Bring Putnam Optimism But Also A Challenge

The annual round of state economic development awards are in and the Mid-Hudson Region received $59.6 million for 87 projects. That is far behind some regions but still a hefty amount of economic development support. More...

School News

Search On for New Brewster Super

Now that Jane Sandbank has left the Brewster School District following her retirement after 37 years in public education, the Brewster Board of Education must find a permanent replacement. More...

Brewster-Cornell Tradition Continues

Students learn from top scientists

Forty-eight Brewster High School students had a onceina-lifetime experience when they attended Cornell University earlier this month to learn from some of the most brilliant scientists in the world. More...

CPR Taught at George Fischer Middle School

Students and faculty at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel have begun a rigorous after-school course by learning CPR. The initiative got underway thanks to Robert Cuomo, Putnam’s Director of Emergency Medicine. More...

Editorials

Perspective

Conservation Easements: ‘Deduct’ This Needless Loophole

Growing up in the Dakotas, I learned firsthand about the value and many uses of land — from family farms and real estate development to the spectacular protected wilderness of our national parks. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

BIG RUSH FOR 1929 LICENSES EXPECTED

No Days of Grace Will Be Allowed This Year for Drivers after January 1st More...

Word of the Week

foo·fa·raw frills and flashy finery More...

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Weekly Quotation

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale