Some 400 people gathered in Brewster for a pasta dinner organized by teachers at the Henry Wells Middle School to help an agency whose focus is families and children. The school’s 3rd annual Italian Bistro dinner reaped benefits for Putnam Family and Community Services— a not-for-profit organization providing mental health and chemical dependency services for people of all ages countywide. […]

Hossu Case: Jurors to Hear Final Arguments Monday

Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, should know his innocence or guilt by this time next week. Hossu has been charged with raping a 12-year-old Southeast girl three years ago. Closing arguments are set for Monday in the trial of the 36-year-old undocumented alien from Romania, after eight days of testimony in Putnam County Court. […]

Surprise: Reservoirs Low

Following one of the snowiest winters in recent memory, with more than 69 inches of snow measured throughout the watershed, New York City DEP officials reported Tuesday that reservoir capacity is below normal for the first quarter of the year. DEP spokesman Chris Middleton said reservoirs such as the West Branch, Boyd’s Corner, East Branch, Middle Branch and Croton Falls—all […]

Study Shows Environment Not Related to Cancer in Putnam

Cancer has affected practically every family throughout Putnam County—be it a loved one, acquaintance, co-worker or neighbor diagnosed with the often deadly disease. The New York State Health Department has concluded a nine year study of cancer in Putnam County after a Mahopac man became concerned that a large number of people in his neighborhood were diagnosed with leukemia. Medical […]

5.5 Million Bagels and Counting

During its 10 years of operation, Carmel Bagel-Delilicious has sold 5.5 million bagels. On Saturday, the popular delicatessen located on Route 52 adjacent to the Shop-Rite Plaza in Carmel, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a gala party at the store. Proprietor Kevin Stenger credits his success over the years when many other businesses have come and gone to his […]

45 Scofflaws Lose Driving Privileges

Forty-five residents of Putnam County have lost their driving privileges for failing to pay back taxes. NYS Tax Commissioner Thomas Mattox reported last week that seven percent of New York’s 8,900 tax scofflaws whose driver’s licenses have been suspended reside in the Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan County area. Of the 45 in Putnam, 11 are residents […]

Logo Design Winner is Home Schooled

Chloe Herrmann, 17, is a home-schooled high school senior from Brewster. She is the winner of the Putnam Moves Logo Design Contest. The winning design concept will be used to rebrand the newly renovated public transit system, from P.A.R.T. to Putnam Moves. Herrmann’s design earns her a $500 scholarship. Her school affiliation was incorrect in the March 20 Courier, due […]

Putnam Youth ‘Kick Butts’

Members of Putnam Reality Check joined dozens of other young people from throughout the Hudson Valley last week to speak out against tobacco advertising on Kick Butts Day. The Hudson Valley Tobacco Free Partners consisting of Putnam’s Reality Check and POW’R Against Tobacco along with other groups from Dutchess and Ulster counties, conducted an information forum at the Galleria Mall […]

Peter Pan Flies Into Brewster

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, and John in the high-flying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. The musical adaptation of the 1904 play, Peter Pan will be performed next week on the great stage at the Brewster High School Performing Arts Center on April 3, […]

New Project for Local Businesses Is Set for Mahopac Public Library

“A Mahopac Minute”, the new project of Mahopac Public Library, pairs items or services featured by local businesses with materials and resources that can be found in the Library collection. It’s free advertising which promotes the excellence and diversity of businesses in Mahopac. For example, flyers created by the Library will feature a restaurant’s specialty pizza with the library’s collection […]