Fierce Competition in Mahopac vs Carmel

Large Shopping Centers Doomed in Putnam?

Patterson Crossing Project In Doubt

Large box store shopping centers such as Patterson Crossing appear to be doomed in Putnam County. Meghan Taylor, President of the Putnam Economic Development Corporation, and Thomas LaPerch, President of the EDC Board of Directors, met with members of the Putnam Legislature’s Economic Development Committee Tuesday evening and for more than an hour discussed the business future for the county. […]

Hot Dogs & Politics On Tap Next Week

The Putnam County Courier and its sister paper the PCNR are having a picnic-style candidate forum next week. The forum, for all candidates whose races involve Putnam County, is to begin at 6 pm at the VFW Hall on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel. All are welcome from both sides of the county. In a repeat of the popular format the […]

Town Keeps Spending in Check

For the first time in three years, Carmel’s town budget will be kept within the two percent state mandated cap. Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt credited his administration with “sound fiscal management” for keeping spending in check. The $42.3 million spending plan presented to the town board last week includes budgets for special districts throughout the greater Carmel, Mahopac and Mahopac Falls […]

Eight Escape Major House Blaze

Fire Chief: ‘Check your smoke detector batteries’

It was a calamity waiting to happen. Eight residents of a multi- family residence at 122 Gleneida Avenue in Carmel escaped their burning home Wednesday when a fire developed in a hall closest and a nearby smoke detector failed to sound the alarm since its batteries were inoperable. The residents included four children as well as a man and woman […]

Fire Rages in ’Pac’s Olympic Diner

A popular Putnam restaurant was damaged by fire Saturday despite the efforts of some 100 emergency responders from fire companies throughout Putnam and Westchester. The blaze was reported at 2:15 p.m. at the Olympic Diner on Route 6 at Miller Road. Fires responders found smoke inside the restaurant and ordered an immediate evacuation of all patrons and staff. Mahopac FD […]

5th Graders Become Field Study Scientists

A glorious fall day with golden sunshine and mild temperatures greeted dozens of students last week who ventured to the Lake Tonetta waterfront in Southeast where for two hours, the 10-year-olds became field scientists. Under the direction of science teachers Amy Butera, Steve Coshal, Elaine Karczmit and Joe Regan, the boys and girls conducted a series of watershed studies to […]

Maloney Urges Travel Ban as Ebola Precaution

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee, has called on President Obama to enact a travel ban from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, including Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, to stop the spread of the disease. The move comes as a second health-care worker in Texas was diagnosed with the disease, and […]

Preparing for Ebola—Just in Case

A case of Ebola would be an extreme rarity in Putnam County, yet officials at Putnam Hospital Center— the county’s sole medical center—are preparing nevertheless, and last Friday conducted a mock drill involving a possible Ebola infected patient. The exercise evaluated PHC’s preparedness in treating a patient who might be brought to the hospital with symptoms associated with the deadly […]

Pregnant Inmate Two Weeks From Delivery

A pregnant inmate at the Putnam Correctional Facility who is due to give birth within the next couple of weeks is posing new concerns for jail staff. Undersheriff Peter Convery and correctional facility administrator Captain Patrick O’Malley brought the news to a meeting of the legislature’s Protective Services Committee last week when Legislators Roger Gross, Dini LoBue and Kevin Wright […]