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Breaking News - 8/11/2014 11:33 AM

Bee attacks keep EMS providers busy across the county  Free Access 

A rash of bee sting cases have kept Putnam EMS providers on the go in recent days. Nine cases were reported Sunday with ambulances being summoned to transport victims of bee stings to area hospitals. More...

Putnam Wages War on Heroin

The battle lines have been drawn to fight the scourge of drugs in our backyards.  More...

Auto Show Raises Funds for Handicapped

Hundreds of automobile enthusiasts were out in force Sunday to raise funds for the Putnam Recreation Program for the Handicapped (PRPH).   The group’s 13th annual antique car show was held at the Patterson Town Park.  More...

Brewster Man Accused of Sexually Abusing 6-Year-Old

A 67-year-old Brewster man is held at the Putnam Correctional Facility for allegedly molesting a 6-yearold child.  The Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest Monday of Michael Edward Cunningham of Garden Street in connection with the reporte More...

Politics

Astorino Assails Corruption, Taxes

Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino blasted Gov. Cuomo’s shutdown of an anti-corruption panel and outlined his plans to control taxes and create jobs, in a one-onone interview with the Courier. More...

Maloney Responds On Wedding Costs

For the first time since Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney tied the knot to his long-time partner Randy Florke in June at a wedding ceremony in Cold Spring that cost Putnam taxpayers $7,500 for security, the firstterm Democrat has spoken out. More...

AG Missing on Moreland, Cahill Says

John P. Cahill, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, said the incumbent's response to news of interference with the Moreland Commission has been gravely deficient. More...

Cultural Events

’Pac’s Georgine Honohan Displays ‘Faces and Places’

Georgine Honohan brings her exquisitely rendered portraits and landscapes to Mahopac Public Library’s Third Floor Gallery. More...

School News

Brewster Educators Honored by National PTA

Two career educators in Brewster have been honored by the National PTA with the organization’s Life Achievement Award. Robin Young, Principal of the John F. More...

Brewster School Buildings Busy with Maintenance

School bells kick off the 2014-15 school year in less than a month with maintenance activity now reaching a fevered pitch in school buildings throughout the county. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Worse Than Vanity

Few people consider gray hair a crown of glory, as one may judge by the countless advertisements for “hair restores” warranted to restore gray hairs to brown, black, even golden, in 24 hours.  More...

Word of the Week

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a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that classifies or categorizes the accompanying text (such as a tweet)   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

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

Worship Services Under a Tent

Parishioners at the Grace Assembly of God Church in Brewster desire to conduct services beneath a large tent. More...

Breaking News - 8/12/2014 9:23 PM

Body found in ravine off Putnam Bike Trail in Carmel  Free Access 

Thought to be of homeless individual

The body of a 52-year-old man was found in a ravine Tuesday evening off the Putnam Bike Trail in Carmel. More...

Breaking News - 8/11/2014 11:39 AM

DWI crash leads to serious personal injury

A 21 year old North Salem man is in trouble with the law for allegedly driving his speeding brand new Honda Civic through a traffic light near Putnam Hospital Center while drunk and colliding broadside with a Mercedes resulting in serio More...

Ebola in America—not to worry, says Putnam Hospital Center  Free Access 

Unless you plan to travel this summer to Nigeria, Sierra Leone in West Africa or Liberia don’t expect to be infected with the Ebola outbreak. And by the way, Dr. More...

Three injured—one seriously in Mahopac crash

Sgt. Robert Behan didn’t have far to travel when responding to the scene of a serious personal injury crash in Mahopac. The veteran Carmel cop had pulled onto the shoulder of Route 6 just west of Drewville Road at 6:15 p.m. More...

47 Firefighters Join the Ranks

Putnam's proud tradition of volunteerism in the emergency services field is alive and well following the graduation of 47 young firefighters.  More...

General Stories

Putnam Man Charged with Fatal Stabbing

A man residing at the Green Chimneys School has been arrested in connection with a deadly stabbing in upstate Troy.  Xavier Parker, 18, was arraigned in Rensselaer County Monday on charges of 1st and 2nd degree manslaughter, as well as criminal More...

Arrest Made in Road Rage That Led to Trooper’s Crash

A Dutchess County man has been arrested in connection with a road age shooting incident on Route 84 in Southeast that resulted in a trooper assigned to the Brewster State Police barracks becoming involved in a five car crash while responding to inves More...

Telephone Scam Reported in Putnam

Several Putnam residents have been contacted in recent days by a caller advising that a warrant had been issued for their arrest and unless payment was made by the conclusion of the business day, cops would be taking them into custody.  More...

Around the County

Wine Connoisseurs Converge on Patterson’s Annual Wine Festival

The weekend weather wasn’t the best for outdoor activity yet hundreds of wine enthusiasts turned out for Putnam County's 4th annual International Wine and Food Fest on the grounds of the Patterson Flea Market in Patterson. More...

Two Dozen Moms Participate in ‘Big Latch On’ Breastfeeding

Two dozen of Putnam’s breastfeeding moms from both eastern and western sections of the county traveled to Carmel FD headquarters last Friday and participated in the Big Latch On. More...

Patterson Rotary’s Penny Byron Appointed Rotary District Governor

With over 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotary works to improve lives locally and internationally through charitable endeavors. Five-hundredand-thirty-seven of these individuals serve as leaders in their districts. More...

Sports

Brewster Travel Baseball Seeking Help For Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip

The Brewster Little League’s Brewster Bombers, the league’s 12-and-under travel team, are on the cusp of a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but they need your help.  More...

Becker Earns Academic Honor at SUNY Potsdam

On the field, folks around here remember Mahopac High School graduate Kelly Becker as a three-sport star for the Indians in softball, soccer and track.  They might not know she’s pretty darn good in the classroom, too.  More...

Carmel Football Looking For Boost from Off-Season Work

Things have been no different this off-season compared to any other summer for the Carmel High School football team.  In other words, there’s really no ‘off’ about it.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Immigrant Rights Over Ours?

To the Editor: Look at what is being done to American citizens by our elected officials: The borders are thrown wide open to a flood of poor, unskilled, illiterate people. Some may wish to work, others may be criminals; some may be healthy More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph Henwood

Joseph Henwood, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 27 at his home in Waterbury, CT.  Joseph was born May 1959 to the late Eugene and Gloria (Prisco) Henwood. He grew up in Brewster, where he attended schools. More...

Terry Lee Ridpath

Terry Lee Ridpath, 67, of Garrison, passed away in Naperville, IL on Saturday, August 2, 2014 while doing what he loved best – spending time with his grandkids. More...

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