May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Retired Cop Guilty of Menacing

Loses Temper on Quadriplegic Man

A retired NYPD officer residing in Brewster has been found guilty of menacing for scuffling with a quadriplegic man while brandishing a handgun over loud music being played in his car.  Mario Zeoli, 50, was found guilty of menacing and harassmen More...

Conway Named Superintendent of Brewster Schools; Was Interim in Post

It’s now official. After serving for five months as Brewster’s Interim Superintendent of Schools, Tim Conway was unanimously appointed the district’s chief school administrator at Tuesday’s meeting of the Brewster Board of Education. More...

Politics

Oliverio to Lead Putnam Democratic Ticket in November

Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio received the unanimous support of the Putnam Democratic Committee Tuesday night to seek the county executive’s position in November. More...

Petition Misconduct in Putnam Valley

A Lake Peekskill woman faces charges of violating New York State Election Law as well as the state’s penal code in connection with nominating petitions filed last year for the Putnam Valley town election. More...

Addonizio to Seek Putnam Legislature Seat

A professional Realtor and long-time resident of Putnam County has decided to enter the political arena. Toni Addonizio of Kent will be challenging Putnam Legislator Lou Tartaro in the District No. 3 seat this fall. More...

Around the County

Birds of Prey Day Celebrates 22nd Anniversary Sunday

Paul Kupchok can't believe that 22 years have already gone by since Green Chimneys celebrated its first Birds of Prey Day in 1992. More...

Emmanuel House of Carmel Helps Women in Need

Nestled in a small office off Fair Street in Carmel sits an agency whose mission is to assist women in need.  Emmanuel House provides services to moms and momstobe who are in crisis by providing pre-natal and after birth resources and support se More...

‘Writers Read’ at Arts on the Lake

“Writers Read” is an afternoon of published work, and work-in-progress, read by members of Lake Writers, the writing workshop group at Arts on the Lake 640 Route 52,Carmel. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

know thy country

“Know America” is a slogan that should ring out from every school room, office, farm, and shop in this nation. More...

Word of the Week

svelte  slender, lithe   More...

Letters to the Editor

Not All Lakeland Taxpayers Are Equal

To the Editor:   I just received a mailing from State Senator Gipson about the great job he is doing in reducing taxes.   More...

Prayers, Help for Struggling Mothers

To the Editor:   More...

Breaking News - 6/3/2014 2:04 PM

High court upholds Anthony DiPippo conviction

“Anthony DiPippo is a murderer who should spend the rest of his life in jail and never again taste freedom,” were the words of Putnam District Attorney Adam Levy on Tuesday, after learning that the NYS Supreme Court’s Appellate Division had upheld th More...

Back to square one—Mahopac to appoint interim superintendent

It’s back to square one for members of the Mahopac Board of Education, who now find themselves in need of a superintendent. More...

REMEMBERING FALLEN COMRADES

From the shores of the Hudson in Cold Spring to the foothills of the Appalachian Trail in Patterson, residents of Putnam County paused over the long Memorial Day weekend to reflect on those members of the military who made the supreme sacrifice allow More...

Cops Save Carmel Woman’s Life with Narcan Spray

A Carmel woman is alive today thanks to the efforts of Yonkers Police and the administration of Narcan—a life saving spray that reverses an opiod overdose.  More...

General Stories

Watch Fires & Remembrance

Fires burned brightly in steel drums at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park throughout the holiday weekend to symbolize veterans' determination of never having their park desecrated again.  More...

Arturo Torres Unveils Veterans' Memorial in Lake Carmel

Carmel High School junior Arturo Torres received an ovation for his efforts on Memorial Day when his Eagle Scout project was unveiled in Lake Carmel.  More...

Bus-Car Crash on I-84 Injures Man

A 21 year old Danbury man returning home from college for the summer fell asleep at the wheel on I-84 in Patterson last week, resulting in his car crashing into a commercial bus before overturning down an embankment and landing in the center median.& More...

School News

Project Linus Teaches Kindergartners to Give Back

Kindergartners at Kent Elementary School are learning about giving back to those in need thanks to teachers and parent and grandparent volunteers. Children in Eileen Douglas' class created four quilts that will be donated to Project Linus. More...

Sports

RIP to My Writing Mentor and My Inspiration – My Father

I owe all of this – a 28- year journalism career, multiple writing awards, a book, bylines in some of the best newspapers and magazines in the country, and the very fact that you are even reading my words at this moment – to my father.&nb More...

Former ’Pac Basketball Coach Joins Yorktown

MAHOPAC – Former Mahopac High School boys basketball coach Kevin Downes, who resigned his position in March in the wake of the scandal in which eight students were suspended after posting racial slurs on Twitter, has taken the head coaching pos More...

Carmel Softball Upset

CARMEL – This was not how it was supposed to end.  It was supposed to end with the Carmel High School softball team reaching the Section One, Class AA championship to defend its title, likely against Roy C. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

James Francis O’Leary

James Francis O’Leary, 82, passed away at his home in Patterson, on May 25. More...

Douglas Vance Bryde

Douglas Vance Bryde, of Mandeville, LA, died Monday, May 19, 2014. He was 66 years old. Mr. Bryde was born January 20, 1948, in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Douglas and Dorothy (Whalley) Bryde.  More...

Nancy Sherman

Nancy Sherman, passed away peacefully at her home in Green Valley, Arizona on May 21. She was born on July 23, 1940, to Concetta and Guiseppe Mineo in the Bronx.  More...

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