CARMEL GIRLS: NATIONAL CHEERLEADING CHAMPIONS



The Carmel Cheerleaders are National Champions. The cheers are a little louder today at Carmel High School as the 23 members of the CHS Varsity Cheerleading team strut their stuff. The gals who cheer at all home basketball games and home and away foo… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. […]

Odell: Rein in Spending, Aid Seniors, Fight Drugs



County Executive Mary Ellen Odell makes a point during her speech. County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s State of the County address covered reining in spending and the fight against drugs, and also touched on the Year of the Senior Citizen, increasing… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Heroin Use Soars in Putnam



Heroin use is on the rise across Putnam County. Sheriff Don Smith released his department’s annual report for 2013 last Friday that indicated undercover investigators seized more than three times the amount of heroin last year than they did in 2012…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Thousands Raised at Rotary Shootout



The three year old granddaughter of Rotarian Kathleen Valletta, Shayla Knolker, shoots baskets with precision at Saturday’s event. From toddlers to senior citizens, people were out in force Saturday at Carmel High School participating in the Ca… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Hossu Trial Underway at Last After Jury Picked in County Court



The trial of Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, got underway last Thursday in Putnam County Court after taking more than a week to select a jury. Hossu is charged with raping a 12-year old Southeast girl thr… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Mistrial Declared in Ariano Rape Case



Lani Zaimi Ariano discusses the jury’s deadlock. After six days of deliberations and with a jury of six men and six women hopelessly deadlocked, Putnam County Judge James Rooney late Monday afternoon declared a mistrial in the rape case involvi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Railroad Safety Culture Faulted



The Brewster Train Station. In a scathing report on the safety of Metro-North Railroad, the Federal Railroad Administration said that the railroad over-emphasized ontime performance at the expense of safety, and that it had a deficient safety culture… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam’s Unemployment at 5.4 % for the Month of February



The State Labor Department last week reported Putnam’s rate of unemployment for February at 5.4 percent, a decline from 7 percent in February 2013. Putnam has remained with the lowest rate of joblessness in the Hudson Valley for the past 19 months. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Children’s Art Workshop at The Studio Around The Corner



  The You Picasso – Found Art Children’s Workshop will be at The Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall at 67 Main Street, Suite 101, in Brewster. Children will create “Something from Nothing” using everyday items found around the house. The… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

‘Legally Blonde’ in Carmel



Four young CHS thespians rehearse for Legally Blonde. The students include Caraline McDonnell, Leigh Kilgus, Gabrielle Avellaneda and Amethyst Arbore. Large audiences are expected at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel this weekend when the CH… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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