Putnam’s Meghan Taylor Leaving For State Economic Development Group



Meghan Taylor, president of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, will be leaving her post next week to assume the role as regional director of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Council—overseeing a sevencounty region. County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell told the COURIER in an exclusive interview Tuesday that while she was sorry to see Taylor leave her position, she was […]

New Racism Charges Probed in Mahopac



For the second time in less than a year, charges of racism are being probed in the Mahopac School District. The latest alleged incident occurred during the recent basketball game between Mahopac and Carmel High Schools when at least one Mahopac ball handler directed racial slurs at a Carmel playmaker. Superintendent of Schools Brian Monahan shared the information with members […]

Heroin Distribution Ring Smashed



Two New York City men are calling the Putnam Correctional Facility home following their arrests for allegedly distributing large quantities of heroin throughout the county. The Sheriff’s Office reported the arrests Tuesday of Tiquan Lewis, 29 and Donnel Norman, 25, both of Manhattan in connection with the heroin sales. Chief Investigator Gerald Schramek said the arrests followed a month long […]

Fraternal Order of Police Celebrates Special Anniversary



The night was January 20, 2004, when the Stephen Driscoll Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police conducted its first meeting in Carmel. Over the years, the Putnam FOP chapter has grown to more than 800 members and is one of New York’s largest and most active organizations by conducting a variety of fund-raisers and community events yearround—all in memory […]

Danger on Nichols Street Causeway

Road is ‘An Accident Waiting to Happen’

Meet an oncoming vehicle on the Nichols Street causeway in Kent and take your life into your hands. The narrow quarter mile road, used by emergency responders as a short cut to the Putnam Fire Training Center as well as by hundreds of motorists traveling to the central and western portions of Kent, is in dire need of repair. Guiderails […]

Crossroads 312 to Create 700 Jobs



A large crowd is expected this evening, Thursday, when the Southeast Town Board conducts a public hearing regarding a zoning change on the Crossroads 312 project. JPH Development Corporation hopes to erect a four-story, 100-room hotel plus four small box retail stores containing 143,000 square feet on space off Route 312 in the vicinity of the Highlands Shopping Center that […]

Carmel Fire Department Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration



The Carmel Fire Department has initiated its 100th anniversary with installation of officers. Two hundred guests were on hand at the Starr Ridge Manor Banquet Hall in Southeast Saturday evening for the affair that recognized distinguished guests, honored 50 year members and welcomed a life member. Attendees also applauded when firematic and administrative officers took their oaths. Vincent Ruggiero will […]

Brewster Theater Kicks Off 2015 Season



What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly or a hysterical night of namecalling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? Boys will be boys, but adults are usually worse – much worse – and […]

Acting Workshop at Studio Around the Corner



The Cultural Arts Coalition is sponsoring a 3-Day February break acting workshop run by Spotlight Arts Inc. In this three-day acting workshop, students will take a comedic spin on some of their favorite fairy tales. Scene selections and monologues will be selected based upon each student’s age and proficiency. Students will learn about comedic timing, character development, funny voices, accents […]

Kick Off The Weekend: Adult Trivia Night



“Kick Off The Weekend: Adult Trivia Night” Friday February 27 at 7 PM at the Patterson Library. Beat the winter blues with another great night of trivia! Come solo or bring a group of friends and play to win great prizes. Hudson Valley Trivia will host and bring Trivia Night to another level with buzzers and more! Ages 18 & […]