A brazen robber walked into the Putnam Plaza branch of the Putnam County National Bank minutes before closing Monday, announced a stick up and fled with an undetermined amount of money. Authorities said while no weapon was displayed, a note handed to a teller warned bank employees that the suspect was in the possession of a handgun and he would […]

Hayworth Defeats Maloney in Independence Party Primary

Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has gained impetus in her efforts to recoup her seat lost two years ago to Representative Sean Patrick Maloney by defeating the incumbent in Tuesday’s Independence Primary. The New York State Board of Elections reported Hayworth the victor early Wednesday by a vote of 685- 612. In Putnam County, Hayworth defeated Maloney 113- 89. Maloney contacted […]

Dramatic Rescue Saves Family of ‘Quackers’

Traffic came to a standstill! Police, fire and highway workers rushed to the scene. A family was in distress! Such was the scene Saturday at noon-time on Route 52 in Lake Carmel at Barrett Hill Road when a mother duck escorting her brood of 10 ducklings across the heavily traveled state highway made the mistake of crossing over a covered […]

Girl, 14, Drowns in Lake Mahopac

Jenna Nolan, the 14-yearold Mahopac Middle School student who drowned last Friday in Lake Mahopac, died from what a medical examiner concluded as “accidental drowning.” Carmel Police Chief Michael Cazzari announced the findings late Monday afternoon telling the Courier: “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Jenna. Our community stands united in support of them during this […]

Volunteers Build Imagination Station 2

Brittany Alvarez remembered the time when Imagination Station was constructed at the Kent Schools Complex in 1990. “I was in kindergarten and our job was to soap the screws so volunteers could more easily construct the playground,” she recalled as a small army of volunteers were placing the finishing touches on Imagination Station II last weekend. The project had been […]

Fire Damages Brewster Home

A Sunday afternoon blaze heavily damaged a two story residence on Marvin Avenue near Michael Neuner Drive in Brewster. Firefighters found the southern portion of the wood frame building fully engulfed when arriving on the scene shortly after 12-noon. Brewster Fire Chief William Rieg sounded a general alarm and requested mutual aid from the Carmel, Lake Carmel, Putnam Lake and […]

Bake Me a Cake and Mark it With a ‘Y’

Putnam’s own Rose Sanca has done it again by making another delectable cake for the New York Yankees. Sanca is owner of Home Style Desserts, which she has operated in its current Peekskill location for 26 years. Rose has designed beautiful cakes for the Yankee events for the past five years. This is her sixth time at bat making the […]

CHS Seniors Receive Arts on The Lake Scholarships

Tonight’s (Thursday) Carmel High School graduation will be extra special for two young women in the Class of 2014 after being named as recipients of the Robert Bradley Scholarship. Courtney Bernardo and Clair Mulvena were both notified this week of the Arts on the Lake recognition for greatly contributing to the organization. Courtney excelled in all of her AP art […]

Classic Car Show To Remember Putnam Businessman

William Geller was full of life. The Putnam businessman, killed after being struck by a car while walking on Route 22 in Purdys last year, will be remembered Sunday at the Billy Geller Car Show planned for Temple Beth Elohim in Southeast. Geller was walking with his back to oncoming traffic around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2013, in the […]

New Painting Exhibit to open

After a ten-year exploration of the Mexican Calaveras tradition, artist Susan Zoon has returned to her roots with cultural, political, and allegorical themes in her trademark curvilinear cubist style. Zoon’s paintings for REALITY CHECK speak to the consequences of our actions as stewards of the planet and how those actions and inactions, contribute to the extinction of species, the rise […]