July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fathers charged with distributing heroin to their daughters

Shocking drug bust

The heroin epidemic that has the region in its grasp has resulted in more than three dozen deaths in Putnam County, 69 fatal overdoses in Dutchess and more than 150 deaths in Westchester during the past 18 months, yet residents of Brewster and Kent C More...

Brian Monahan is Mahopac Interim Superintendent

Brian Monahan is no stranger to chief administrative positions in the Putnam region.  The former Interim Superintendent in the Garrison District and Hendrick Hudson School District has been appointed as Interim Superintendent in Mahopac replacin More...

Dozens Ticketed During I-684 Detail

State Police were out in force last Thursday along I-684 in Southeast, conducting a distracted driving detail – and within four hours, 68 motorists had been ticketed for a variety of offenses.  Troop K Public Information   More...

Politics

Tilly Foster July 4th Fair Draws Criticism; Theme Park?

Nothing more wholesome than an Independence Day weekend hometown fair! More...

Greg Ball’s Farewell Dinner Benefits Disabled Veteran

Like him or hate him, State Senator Greg Ball did it his way! More...

Schneider Withdraws from Primary

Carmel Councilman Jonathan Schneider, who two weeks ago announced plans to primary State Assemblyman Steve Katz this fall for the 94th District seat, has withdrawn from the race. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Summer Excursions Bring Visitors, Revenue to Putnam

This past month, Mahopac High School held its graduation here in town, giving students a chance to celebrate amidst their home community, and their families a chance to choose local restaurants in planning the graduation parties. More...

School News

Mahopac High Graduates 426

Mahopac High School held its 2014 commencement ceremony under the sunlightturnedstarlight skies of Fred C. Schneider Field last Thursday. More...

Kevin Carroll Lauded at Graduation for Carmel High

Carmel High School’s retiring Principal Kevin Carroll received an ovation last Thursday evening as well as being named as the CHS Yearbook Dedicatee during the school’s annual commencement. More...

Odell Commends Mahopac’s Tom Manko

Tom Manko has returned to his upstate roots. The former Mahopac Superintendent of Schools packed his bags last week after accepting a new position in New York’s western tier. More...

Editorials

Perspectives

Winston’s Declaration

Seventy years ago, the landing of Allied soldiers continued on Normandy’s beaches – four weeks after the initial D-Day landings on the French coast. More...

In Defense of Adam Levy

Adam Levy is the duly elected district attorney of Putnam County. As DA, he is Putnam's chief law enforcement officer. I have known Adam for 12 years and am proud to call him my friend and fellow attorney.  More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Lost time

How beautiful and truly has it been said that “blessings brighten as they take their flight,” and in nothing is this truth more conspicuous than in the matter of education. More...

Breaking News - 7/8/2014 5:45 PM

Career criminal charged with Putnam crimes, including bank heist

Cops: Tried to escape after arraignment

A 29-year old career criminal residing in North Carolina who has ties to Putnam County was arrested Tuesday on felony charges stemming from his alleged involvement in two residential burglaries in Putnam Lake, the attempted robbery of the A&P in More...

Woman Accosted in Broad Daylight on Bike Trail  Free Access 

A woman walking along a deserted section of the bike path at 1:40 p.m. in the vicinity of Crafts Road near the Mahopac-Carmel border was approached by a man riding a bicycle. More...

Baby Surprise, & Mom Didn't Know!

A 19-year-old Carmel woman delivered a bouncing baby girl in her Kelly Ridge Road residence Tuesday – much to the young mother’s surprise.  Carmel Police said the unidentified woman told EMTs and first responders that she had been un More...

Turpentine-Filled Car Ignites

Firefighters got more than they bargained for Sunday when arriving on the scene of a car fire on Balla Road in a residential neighborhood off Seminary Hill Road in Carmel.  More...

General Stories

Brewster Farmers Market Opens

A sign of the season has returned to Brewster.  The Brewster Farmers Market opened its new season last week featuring a wide variety producers and purveyors of the finest food available anywhere in Putnam County.  K.C. More...

John Duane is Answering Alarms in Heaven

Honorary Fire Chief John Duane will be answering alarms in heaven after losing his battle with cancer.  Duane, 72, passed away June 26.  Duane was bestowed the rank of Honorary Chief by members of the Carmel FD last month while in his hospi More...

Credit Card Breach at Local Auto Wash

A data breach at area Splash Car Washes may affect thousands of customers. More...

Around the County

Carmel Couple Catch USS Slater Steaming Past Cold Spring to Port

Cold Spring’s riverfront was packed to the brim with adults and children alike awaiting the arrival of the USS Slater Monday afternoon. Some even followed the historic ship in their own boats. More...

Guillaro, Odell Discuss Offices in Western Putnam  Free Access 

Would be at Butterfield site

On Tuesday morning, Putnam County officials, developer Paul Guillaro and a benefactor who wants to help outfit a new senior center met at the long abandoned Butterfield Hospital to show support and a recommitment to the Philipstown seniors. More...

Local Students To Perform Off Broadway!

“Lucky Boy”, an original rock musical written and produced by John Ryerson of Lake Carmel, will be performed at The Robert Moss Theatre in New York City July 10-13 by Stormville’s Pied Piper Youth Theater. More...

Sports

Brewster’s Joe Wegwerth Selected by Florida Panthers in NHL Draft

BREWSTER – Joe Wegwerth is only 18 years old but is already 6-foot-3, 230-pounds. More...

No Developments on Mahopac Basketball Coaching Hire

Mahopac High School is still without a boys' basketball coach heading into summer ball, and while that doesn’t exactly hurt the Indians – assistants and jayvee coaches can run the program – the school will likely need a coach in pla More...

USA Out of World Cup, But Soccer on Everybody’s Minds

The United States is out of the World Cup after losing to Belgium, 2-1, on Tuesday in the round of 16.  But the team is not out of people’s minds.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Kent Sidewalk Grant is Another Handout

To the Editor,   I read Mr. Tartaro’s eloquent letter in support of this project.  It made me sad.  Our community has become addicted to government handouts, even as we know there is no free money.  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 

Mary Ellen O’Rourke

Mary Ellen O’Rourke, age 87, of Brewster, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Dover Plains, NY.  Mrs. O’Rourke was born in Wilmington, DE, on February 14, 1927 to Lea J. and Mary Ellen (Churnside) Kirk. More...

Lenore M. Tierney

Lenore M. Tierney, age 86, of Brewster, died on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Mohegan Lake.   Mrs. Tierney was born in the Bronx on November 3, 1927, to Hugh and Marie (Mahoney) McKiernan. She graduated from Aquinas High School in the Bronx. More...

Charlotte Anita Brown

Charlotte Anita Brown, 81, formerly from the Purdys area, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, NY.  More...

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