April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

BHS Students Raise Funds For St. Jude's

The tradition continued last weekend at Brewster High School. For the sixth consecutive year members of the school's Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society worked with third graders from the John F. Kennedy Elementary School to raise money for St. More...

Progress at Constitution Island

The Constitution Island Association is targeting the year 2017 to re-open the long shuttered Warner House. More...

General Stories

Union Contract Approved for Putnam Employees; Union Says It’s ‘Fair’ Pact

The Putnam Legislature has approved a new contract for the county’s 320 CSEA workers retroactive to 2012,  More...

Now That’s a Real Bagel!

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell stopped by Carmel Bagel-Deli-licious last Saturday to congratulate proprietor Kevin Stenger on his 10th anniversary.  Odell told the small businessman: “I knew this was a popular shop but I had no idea tha More...

Two Injured, One Seriously, In Patterson Crash

Emergency responders from eight separate agencies were pressed into action when a vehicle came barreling off the exit ramp of I-84 in Patterson and slammed into an SUV that was proceeding northerly on Route 311.  Last week’s crash took pla More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

The Butterfield Project – An Economic Driver For Cold Spring

Redeveloping sites that are no longer serving their original purpose is a top priority of community planners everywhere in the USA. More...

Sports

Teams Still Battling with Mother Nature

By now, Mahopac High School baseball should have started.  Brewster and Carmel softball? They had a game on Monday, against each other, that was postponed.  More...

High Expectations for ’Pac Girls Lacrosse

Mahopac High School girls lacrosse coach Jim Lieto is looking for big things from his team this year after last season’s 10-7-1 campaign, and the Indians didn’t disappoint in their opening game last week.  Kim Harker had six goals an More...

Local Basketball Coaches Like Florida in Final Four, But Watch Out for Kentucky

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament concludes this weekend at the Final Four, with the semifinals on Saturday and the national championship game Monday night in Dallas.  Kentucky will play UConn in one semifinal, and then Florida and Wisc More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

TWO SUDDEN DEATHS

The sudden death of Platt B. Parker came as a shock to Patterson on Saturday. More...

WORD of the WEEK

Word of the Week  adscititious  derived or acquired from something on the outside, supplemental, additional   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

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

Breaking News - 4/4/2014 7:22 AM

Hossu - NOT GUILTY

Verdict Thursday came after jury was deadlocked

Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, was found not guilty of raping a 12-year old Southeast girl three years ago. More...

One Down - 22,000 To Go! Patching Up Potholes

Putnam’s latest initiative— Operation Smooth Streets— got underway Wednesday when a county highway crew was joined by Putnam and town officials to begin filling thousands of potholes from Carmel to Cold Spring.  More...

Cops: ’Pac Woman Stole $270K

A Mahopac woman is facing felony charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records for allegedly stealing $270,000 from her employer.  State Police announced the arrest last Friday of Margaret Salomon, 42, in connection with the incident. More...

Putnam’s Population Declines

Once the fastest growing county in New York State, Putnam’s population continues its slow decline.  The U.S. More...

Around the County

Cathi Ruiz Fights Lyme Disease Every Day

Cathi Ruiz is a fighter. The 50 year old Brewster resident, married and the mother of a 19 year old son, has been battling Lyme disease since 2002, waking up most mornings confused and in pain all because she was not diagnosed early enough. More...

Carmel Cardinals Raise Money for Cancer Support

On Saturday, March 29, a group of Carmel residents known as “The Carmel Cardinals” held a fundraising event that raised close to $11,000 for Support Connection, Inc., a notforprofit organization that provides free support services for peo More...

Mary Dimino to Perform for Founder’s Day Celebration

Mary Dimino is performing ‘Big Dummy: Me & My Old Man’, her acclaimed show, at George Fischer Middle School in Carmel on Thursday April 24th at 7pm. The stop is part of H. G. More...

School News

School Aid Climbs Slightly Across County

State aid for Putnam County’s six school districts, which had fallen short in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget, increased slightly this week after the State Legislature approved its fiscal spending plan for the new year. More...

Mr. Brewster Raises $12 K

Chris Blank is wearing the distinction of Mr. Brewster these days around the BHS campus but the real winner of the school's SALTY Hands Club sponsored contest is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation after raising $12,000 for CF research. More...

Interim Principal in Brewster Middle School

Welcome back Harvey Schnall! More...

Letters to the Editor

False Statements Not Befitting Someone Running for Office

To the Editor: I was incensed to see that Putnam County Legislator and County Executive candidate Sam Oliverio stated recently that "the present Administration has closed down the Putnam Valley Senior Center kitchen More...

Who Is Behind Anonymous Mailers?

To the Editor:   In the past two weeks there have been two anonymous mailers sent to Putnam County residents. The mailers are completely full of lies. What is the truth has been so distorted that it might as well be a lie. More...

Where Are Answers on the IDA?

To the Editor: Many thanks for your excellent article on the Putnam County IDA and its recent audit by the State Comptroller’s office. The only problem was that after I read it, I felt like my head was going to explode More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gretta Malara

Gretta Malara, 98, of Milford, CT, died on March 27.   Born in Yonkers on August 26, 1915, she was the daughter of John and Bessie Littlefair. She had been employed as an administrative assistant for the Chamber of Commerce in Milford.   More...

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