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Putnam Sends Nine to Boys’ State!

Nine high school students from Putnam County took part in Boys’ State last week, where they joined 1,000 other high school boys from across New York State for a week-long educational program on the U.S. governmental system.  More...

Pet Cockatiel Rescued by Patterson FD

A dramatic rescue took place on South Street in Patterson last week when members of the Patterson Fire Department used their tower ladder truck to retrieve a pet cockatiel that had escaped its home and flew into a nearby tree.  More...

Politics

Legislators Proclaim July 21- 27 as Putnam 4-H Fair Week

Putnam 4-H Cooperative Extension Executive Director Marjorie Keith has promised a “bigger and better” 4-H Fair later this month. More...

County to Accept Credit Cards

Putnam residents may now pay their tax bills and other financial obligations to county government with the use of their credit card. More...

Taconic Parkway Bridge Renamed to Honor Disabled Veterans

A bridge carrying the Taconic State Parkway over Bryant Pond Road in Putnam Valley will forever be called the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Bridge. Gov. Andrew Cuomo penned his signature to the legislation naming the bridge last Thursday. More...

Around the County

She’s 100. Her Secret? Be Kind

Happy 100th Birthday Raphaela Fattori. The centurion celebrated her big day Monday telling the Courier: “I feel positively wonderful and don’t have a complaint in the world.” What does the birthday girl attribute her long life to? More...

Low-Flying Choppers to Buzz Putnam

Residents throughout the county are being advised not to be alarmed in the next few days by low flying helicopters.  The choppers have been hired by the New York State Electric and Gas Company to inspect high voltage power lines.  More...

Putnam Remains as Safest in NYS

The numbers are in and for the fourth consecutive year, Putnam County has the lowest total crime index rate among all counties in New York State.  More...

School News

Brian Monahan Likes What He Sees in Mahopac

Brian Monahan has been on the job for a week and he already likes what he sees. More...

HIGH ACHIEVERS

Dean’s Lists, Commencements, & Scholarships

Dean’s List The following students were named to the Dean's List at Becker College for the Spring 2014 semester: Alexander Ahlberg of Patterson and Francis Lavelle of Brewster. More...

Jay Dave Earns MBA with Honors

Jay Dave has graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Master’s in Business Administration.  The Mahopac resident, who is employed as an analyst in project management by GE Capital, achieved a grade point average of 3.8.  More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

a remarkable discovery

A correspondent of the Chicago Times gives to the Curator of the Battle Creek High School Museum the credit of telling a very remarkable story about a recent discovery of human remains in Barry County, Mich. Last fall a Mr.  More...

Word of the Week

preterit  past tense   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Josephine “Josie” Kassey

Josephine Kassey, ‘Josie’, age 91, of Putnam Lake, died Monday, July 7, 2014, in Danbury, CT.  Josie was born on February 7, 1923 in Manhattan, daughter of the late Gaetano and Anna (Parlatto) Corsaro. She graduated from St. More...

Helen Fellin

Helen Fellin, , age 100, of Patterson, NY, died on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Brewster.  Mrs. More...

Angelo A. “Andy” Senno

Angelo A. Senno, aka “Andy,” resident of Jenson Beach, Florida, and longtime resident of Carmel NY, departed this life July 5, 2014, in the midst of his loving family. More...

Breaking News - 7/14/2014 7:09 AM

Sunday nightmare on I-84

10-hour closure for eastbound lanes

I-84 finally reopened eastbound just before midnight Sunday, after being closed for more than 10 hours due to a truck fire. More...

Breaking News - 7/11/2014 3:06 PM

Gridlock expected in Carmel as Police Inspector Kevin King is mourned

Gridlock is expected in Carmel this weekend as thousands of police officers from around the eastern U.S. More...

Woman Accosted in Broad Daylight

Police are encouraging users of the Putnam Bike Trail to be a little extra cautious these days following an ugly incident that occurred last week along the popular recreational venue in the Town of Carmel.  A woman walking along a deserted secti More...

Career Criminal Charged with Crimes, Bank Heist

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...

Fathers Charged with Distributing Heroin to Their Daughters

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...

General Stories

Odell on Tilly Foster Farm Fair: ‘Thrilled’ by Response

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell looked around the vast pasture at the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast Sunday and called the county’s first Independence Day weekend fair a “success. More...

Classic Car Show Remembers Businessman

Sheri Geller looked to the heavens and smiled as a tear filled her eye.  “Billy would have been so proud. The good Lord is shining down on us probably with Billy’s help,” she said.   More...

Tom Boyce Dead at 58, Honored by Firefighters  Free Access 

Family and friends remembered Thomas Boyce Saturday at a memorial service in Carmel. Boyce, 58, a long time resident of Carmel, passed away June 24 at his home. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

A Starting Point For Revenue-Generating Events

The just-concluded Tilly Foster Fair provided local residents and visitors alike a chance to enjoy outdoor family fun in a historic and bucolic setting. More...

Cultural Events

First the Russians Come, Now the British

It’s been quite a week at the Studio Around the Corner in Brewster. More...

Pawling’s Gallery on the Green Presents William Mutell Exhibit

Radio tower antenna engineer by day, painter by night, self-taught artist Bill Mutell reaches new heights in a retrospective of his work, on view at the Gallery on The Green in Pawling, starting July 19. More...

Donna Filomio Art Exhibit

Visit the East Fishkill Community Library on Friday July 11, at 6pm for the opening reception for the exhibit by artist Donna Filomio. Donna Filomio is an artist who primarily works in Acrylic and Watercolor. More...

Sports

Partners with PARC Hosts 17th Annual Golf Outing

Partners with PARC will host its annual golf benefit on Monday, July 21, at the renowned Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, NY.  More...

Erin Taylor Named To All-Academic Team

Erin Taylor, from Brewster, a senior member of the Keene State College Women's Lacrosse team, majoring in English, was named to the Spring All-Academic team.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Smith for Congress, 18th District

To the Editor: My name is Scott Smith and I am seeking your support as an independent, unaffiliated candidate for U.S. Congress, representing New York’s 18th district. More...

Praise for Tilly Foster Farm

To the Editor:   It took a Country Fair to get me to Tilly Foster Farm and I’m so glad I went. More...

Worship Services

American Pride Alive at Mekeel’s Corners Chapel

A misty sky deepened the already-surreal aura at the charming Mekeel’s Corners Chapel on Independence Day morning. More...

10th Annual Feast at St. James

Bring the family and have a great night at the 10th Annual Feast of St. James the Apostle on Wednesday July 16 – Saturday, July 19, 6 -11 PM nightly. More...

Worship Listings

CHUANG YEN CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com Sunday programs: 9-10am - Chanting and Meditation, 10-11am - Dharma Talk, 11am-12pm - Noon Book More...

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