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Breaking News - 6/23/2014 8:35 PM

Accidental drowning is cause of death of Mahopac teen

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Maloney & Partner Wed in Cold Spring

Service draws many dignitaries

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Randy Gene Florke were married Saturday evening at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring. The Rev. Fr. More...

Inferno Destroys Carmel Business

A rapidly moving fire along Carmel’s main street has destroyed a popular business while leaving a young couple homeless. More...

Visiting Nurse Services Called Angels

A group of highly trained, compassionate and caring professionals are on call 24 hours a day seven days a week to assist residents of Putnam County in need of home health assistance.  Last week, members of the Visiting Nurse Services in Westches More...

Politics

Breaking News - 6/25/2014 11:39 AM

Hayworth Wins in Putnam Independence Primary

Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth defeated Representative Sean Patrick Maloney in an Independence Line Primary Tuesday across Putnam County by a vote of 113-89. More...

Gipson vs. Serino in 41st District State Senate

Republican Sue Serino has emerged from what began as a four candidate GOP field to challenge State Senator Terry Gipson this fall. More...

Castelli to Primary Murphy

Former Assemblyman Robert Castelli plans to challenge Terrence Murphy in a GOP Primary in September for the 40th District State Senate seat being vacated by State Senator Greg Ball. More...

Around the County

Patterson Rotarians Donate $40,000 to the Community

The Patterson Rotary Club may be one of Putnam’s smallest Rotary chapters but the 29 men and women who comprise the organization, whose motto is “Service above Self,” are giants when it comes to fundraising. More...

SPCA Police Patrolling Shopping Centers

It’s a common sight to observe a sheriff’s car or town police cruiser patrolling through one of Putnam’s many shopping plazas.  Consumers at the Putnam Plaza in Carmel took a double take last week when a police cruiser with SPC More...

Cottages To Castles: Historic Southeast

The Landmarks Preservation Society of Southeast will present some of Southeast’s most fabled properties during a historic tour July 13. More...

Sports

Brewster Soccer Fundraising Effort Saturday

On Saturday night, June 21, Brewster High School soccer will hold a fundraising dinner at the Putnam County Italian American Club in Brewster beginning at 6 p.m.  The purpose of the dinner is to raise funds for the boys’ modified soccer pr More...

Carmel’s Peter Impresses at State Golf Tournament

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls golf championship trophy has Lauren Peter’s name written all over it.  Maybe not this year, but certainly in the future.  After all, it’s a high school championshi More...

Camp Herrlich Scholarship Fund Benefits from Area Golfers

Golfers took to the links to raise funds for the Camp Herrlich Scholarship Fund, and everyone came out a winner.  The annual Mercedes Golf Invitational at the Trump National Golf Course last week attracted more than 100 golfers who raised $40,00 More...

Letters to the Editor

Honored by Women of Distinction

Dear Editor:   What an amazing night. How do I begin to thank someone for one of the most emotional and amazing nights of my life? When I originally found out I had been nominated by Senator Ball as a Woman of Distinction,   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Diane Carol Nikola

Diane Carol Nikola passed away on June 12, 2014.   Diane was the devoted daughter of the late Marguerite Ellicott Smith and Harold Thomas Nikola and the stepdaughter of the late Donald B. Smith, former Assistant County Executive. More...

Breaking News - 6/23/2014 8:31 PM

Bank robbed in Carmel

Suspect eludes police dragnet

A brazen robber walked into the Putnam Plaza branch of the Putnam County National Bank minutes before closing Monday, announced a stick up and fled with an undetermined amount of money. More...

Breaking News - 6/22/2014 5:24 PM

Fire damages Brewster residence

Fireplace ashes said to be cause

A Sunday afternoon blaze heavily damaged a two-story residence on Marvin Avenue near Michael Neuner Drive in Brewster. Firefighters found the southern portion of the wood frame building fully engulfed when arriving on the scene shortly after 12-noon. More...

Former Kent drug dealer charged in heroin-related deaths

A former Kent Cliffs man who recently moved to Beekman in Dutchess County was one of two people charged with causing the deaths of three young adults from heroin More...

SUN SHINES ON BREWSTER HIGH CLASS OF 2014

Following a week of dark, dank and unsettled weather, the sun appeared from behind gray skies Saturday to shine on the Brewster High School Class of 2014.  The O’Neill Center on the Western Connecticut State University campus in Danbury wa More...

Carmel Water Rates Continue to Soar

Residents in the Hamlet of Carmel can expect higher water bills starting next month.  The New York City Water Board has notified Carmel Town officials that the rate charged for water supply made available to consumers outside of the Big Apple wh More...

New Contract for Deputies’ PBA

The Putnam Legislature is expected to ratify a new five year contract with the Putnam Sheriff’s Department PBA next month following ratification by the 75 member rank-and-file and approval of the Legislature’s Personnel Committee Tuesday More...

General Stories

Cancer Survivors & Supporters Come Together at Patterson Relay for Life

Patterson's Relay for Life was an intimate affair.  The fifth annual   Relay took place last Saturday at Patterson FD headquarters.  From 12-noon to 12-midnight, cancer survivors were joined by dozens of others who walked laps to raise More...

Happy 200th Birthday, Putnam County Courthouse

The Putnam County Courthouse never looked better!  A standing-room-only crowd packed the historic landmark in Carmel last Thursday evening for a birthday bash marking the 200th anniversary of the grand dame.  More...

Putnam's Law Enforcement Future Graduates from Cadet Academy

Forty young men and women from throughout the region were recognized last week when graduating from the Putnam Sheriff's Department— Kent Police Department Cadets Basic Training Session Academy.  More...

School News

Deputy Steve Kanuk to Retire: NY’s First SRO to Hang Up His Badge

Steven Kanuk set the mark for others to follow. Deputy Kanuk, New York State’s first School Resource Officer (SRO), will be retiring at the end of the month after a glorious 25 years serving residents of Putnam County. More...

Diane Nikola Remembered as a Loving Teacher

Family and friends are mourning the passing of Diane Nikola this week. Nikola died June 12 at the age of 78. More...

Editorials

CARRIAGE OVERTURNED

W.A. Ferris and Miss Jennie Field Upset in a Danbury Street

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Word of the Week

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a group of retainers or attendants   More...

Worship Services

Golden Anniversary Celebrated with Visit from High Priest

On June 14, 1964, Francis Cardinal Spellman traveled to Carmel and celebrated a dedication mass while anointing a new altar and blessed the appointments of St. James Church. More...

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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