January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Around the County

Heroin Distributor Sentenced to Prison

A major Putnam heroin distributor has been sentenced to three years in state prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of criminal sale of controlled substances. More...

Lightning Strikes Twice at Bank in Putnam Lake

For the second time in as many weeks the Putnam Lake Branch of the Putnam County National Bank has been robbed. A lone bandit entered the bank on Haviland Drive Thursday at 9:45 a.m. More...

A Feeding Frenzy

A feeding frenzy took place at the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center in Carmel on New Year’s Eve when a large flock of seagull-like birds swooped down on the center’s parking area, scattering holiday shoppers. More...

Carmel Moving Company Executive Charged With Fraud in $5.7M Theft

A man who formerly served as chief financial officer of a well known Putnam moving and storage company has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly embezzling $5.7 million from his employer. More...

Lake Carmel Businessman Killed Upstate in Snowmobile Crash

A Lake Carmel businessman died last Saturday when his snowmobile collided with a farm tractor in a remote section of upstate New York. More...

Kent Woman Sent to Prison for Attempted Hold Up of Pharmacy

A gun-toting woman robber captured by police minutes after she attempted to hold up the Rite-Aid Pharmacy at the Putnam Plaza in Carmel in September 2012, will be calling the New York State Department of Corrections home for the next five years. More...

Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest

you know that over 150 bald eagles spend the winter along Hudson Valley waterways? And what better way is there to celebrate than visit Teatown’s 10th Annual Hudson River EagleFest, on Sat, February 8, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. More...

The Courier’s Facebook Photo of the Week

“Patterson Snowfall”

While winter in this area can, at times, be rather brutal, every now and again she’ll throw us a little beauty to behold. South Quaker Hill Rd. in Patterson ( on the NY/CT border) after a recent snowfall. ~Kevin Heffernan More...

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Weekly Quotation

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