Bears Overwhelmed by Indians in Season Opener



BREWSTER—It was an eye-opening season opener for the Brewster High boys lacrosse team last Thursday, as the Bears dropped an 18-8 decision to John Jay in a game played in Cross River.   The Indians, ranked in the top 20 in the nation as o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

Put Valley Gets Going Late, Falls Short, 5-4



PUTNAM VALLEY—The Putnam Valley high softball team traveled to Dover Monday to open its season, and the Tigers went scoreless for the first six innings, but finally woke their bats up in the seventh. Unfortunately it was not enough, as the Tig… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Bears Offense Comes Up Short



BREWSTER—After spending the offseason working on offense, the Brewster High softball team was unable to get on the scoreboard Monday against non-league opponent Arlington. The Admirals scored all of their runs in the last two innings to beat t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Three Bears Bring Home Post-Season Honors

Cirocco named All-Conference; Blumberg, Trainor take All-League accolades

CW from Above: Jordan Cirocco, Nick Blumberg, Sean Trainor. Photos by SKIP PEARLMAN. BREWSTER—Three members of the Brewster High boys basketball team received post-season honors recently, for a Bears team that closed the season at 14-5 and as L… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Putnam Sportsman



  How high can a wallaby jump mate, how high can a wallaby jump? How much does a beagle named Scout, love a leg of lamb bone cooked on the grill? A lot! So, for the first time ever, this column is being written, not with music in the background… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam […]

Mahopac Girls Lacrosse Gets Good Start



ARLINGTON—The Mahopac High girls lacrosse team got its season off to a strong start last Wednesday by defeating Arlington on the road in the season opener, 11-6. Coach Jim Lieto was happy with how the Indians performed in the first game of t… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

The Bookbag



If you read any of these books*, submit a short book review, 300 words or fewer, for publication in the Courier. Please send submissions to courier@pcnr.com. Look for more recommendations in the future. KINDERGARTEN Wind in the Willows by Kenne… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Schools Prepare for Budget Cuts



Boards of education and administrators in each of Putnam’s six school districts have spent many sleepless nights in recent days preparing for the inevitable— larger class sizes, fewer extracurricular activities and electives, less acade… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Galef, Leibell at Odds Over Teacher Retirement Incentive



Assemblywoman Sandy Galef favors an early retirement teacher incentive that will be voted upon in the State Assembly any day now. The legislation would enact a temporary retirement incentive for teachers and other school personnel who are 55 or o… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Helen Phillips Passes Away



Helen Phillips hasn’t missed a Brewster Fire Department parade in decades. The 86-year-old, half-century employee of the North Salem School District, who also served as recreation director in Southeast for more than 35 years, passed away last week at her home in Brewster with family by her side. Phillips was born June 9, 1923, to Marie and Charles Schanze, of […]


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