March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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.  More...

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 More...

General Stories

Hospital's New President Forecasts Bright Future For Putnam Hospital

James Caldas likes what he sees at Putnam Hospital Center.  The Long Island native, who has spent the past 25 years at an executive level leading improvement in clinical quality, patient and physician satisfaction and employee engagement, has re More...

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.  More...

Inferno Destroys Lake Carmel Business

A raging inferno destroyed a building housing LaRussell’s Dry Cleaners in Lake Carmel Sunday night despite the efforts of firefighters from several Putnam departments.  The blaze was reported at 8:30 p.m. More...

Cultural Events

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. More...

School News

Carmel Schools to Tap Into Winter Recess in 2015

In the wake of the wildest winter in years with area schools closing as many as eight days due to inclement weather resulting in shortened spring recesses for most districts, the Carmel School District has decided to cut into the winter recess next y More...

Nicholas Furer: Student of Distinction

Mahopac High School senior Nicholas Furer has quite a future in store. The 17 year old has been named as Student of Distinction by Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES where he is enrolled in the Television Production and Digital Film curriculum. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

the swetnes of home

He who has no home has not the sweet pleasure of life; he feels not the thousand endearments that cluster around that hallowed pot to fill the void of his aching heart and while away his leisure moment in the sweetest of life’s joys. More...

Word of the Week

Perforce  by force of circumstance   More...

Letters to the Editor

Putnam County Makes It Right

To the Editor: Back in the beginning of January, I had gotten filled up at a local gas station. I had driven less than a ½ mile and my truck died. After several attempts at restarting, I gave up and had truck towed to a local repair shop. More...

Putnam Valley Senior Center Indeed Serves Hot Meals

To the Editor:   So when did our culture change so that facts are no longer relevant? How is that people can say anything or publish anything true or untrue without consequences? More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bridget Higgins

Bridget R. Higgins, of Brewster, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Putnam Hospital Center with her family by her side. More...

Eleanor Doris Bubenicek

Eleanor Doris Bubenicek, age 88 of Patterson, died Tuesday, March 18, at the Putnam Ridge Nursing Home in Brewster.   Mrs. Bubenicek was born on February 21, 1926, in Bronx, NY to Edward and Mary (Zoubek) Freygang. More...

Thomas W. ‘Walt’ Kenny Jr.

Thomas W. ‘Walt’ Kenny Jr., age 82, of Brewster, NY, died on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the NY home for veterans in Montrose, NY.  More...

Breaking News - 3/31/2014 7:33 AM

Freezing rain across Putnam results in accidents  Free Access 

Winter's last gasp?

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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. More...

PASTA DINNER BENEFITS PUTNAM FAMILY

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.  More...

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 licens More...

Around the County

Public Input Sought at Tilly Foster Farm Workshop

Residents of Putnam County interested in the future of the Tilly Foster Farm are encouraged to attend a workshop this afternoon (Thursday) at 3 pm at Carmel Cornerstone Park. More...

Cops: Speeding Leads to Crash in Southeast

A speeding pick-up truck at 3:30 in the morning has led to a serious crash that injured four 21-year-olds from Brewster—two of them critically.  More...

Sales Tax Revenue Declines for Third Straight Month

Putnam lawmakers are hoping that a sales tax revenue decline for the third month in succession is only weather related and not the beginning of a new trend.  At Monday’s meeting of the legislature’s Audit Committee, Commissioner of F More...

Enterprise

5.5 Million Bagels and Counting

During its 10 years of operation, Carmel Bagel-Delilicious has sold 5.5 million bagels. More...

From the chamber

Elected Officials Forum To Discuss Business

For several years now, the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce has been hosting a series of roundtables aimed at fostering better communications between business leaders, elected officials and the general public. More...

Sports

Mahopac Boys Lacrosse Looking to Bounce Back from ‘Off’ Season

MAHOPAC – Mike Haddeland enters his eighth season as head coach of the Mahopac High School boys lacrosse team with optimism and enthusiasm.  And why not?  The Indians only lost four starters from what Haddeland called “an off ye More...

Dignan Has Strong Year in Oneonta

Brewster High School graduate Jack Dignan wrapped his second year playing basketball for the State University of New York at Oneonta, and what a year it was.  More...

Carmel Grad Rodia Earns Ivy League Softball Weekly Honors for Columbia

Last year she helped the Carmel High School softball team win the first Section One, Class AA title in school history.  Looks like Alyssa Rodia is picking up in college where she left off in high school.  Rodia last week was named Ivy Leagu More...

Columns

Perspective

Speaking Up For The Hudson Valley

One of the final sparks that ignited my decision to run for the New York State Senate was when, as a small business owner, I received a letter stating that I would now have to pay the MTA Payroll Tax. More...

Perspective

Safety Will Again Come First At Metro-North

Editor's Note: The derailment and crash in December near Spuyten Duyvil killed four people, including James Lovell of Philipstown. It has prompted great scrutiny of Metro-North's record.  More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Update your Church’s listing by emailing us at Editor@pcnr.com, with WORSHIP in the Subject Line. More...

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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland