December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Brewster Voters Approve $38.9 Million Referendum

Superintendent of Schools Tim Conway was on cloud nine Tuesday night after the results of a $38.9 million referendum were announced.  By a 110 vote margin, residents approved the proposition. The tally, 635 yes votes to 525 no ballots.  More...

Officer Saves Two Teens with Narcan

Two teenaged girls who lost consciousness and stopped breathing inside the Putnam Correctional Facility from heroin abuse were revived by jail staff who administered a nasal spray antidote for opioid overdoses.  More...

Politics

Sam Oliverio Lauded By Putnam Legislature

Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio has described his 18 year tenure on the county legislature as a “great ride.” More...

Around the County

VFW, Scouts Visit Castle Point VA Hospital

Cub Scouts from Pack 1, Boy Scouts from Troop 1, and some local Girl Scouts joined members of Brewster VFW Post 672 on Saturday, December 6, at Castle Point VA Hospital to host a holiday party for some of the long-term patients/ Veterans there. More...

Carmel Fire Dept. Aids Hospitalized Children

Carmel firefighters will be making the holidays bright and cheery for dozens of children hospitalized at the Maria Ferrari Children’s Hospital in Valhalla. More...

Criminals Target Unlocked Cars

The Putnam Sheriff’s Department and State Police are investigating a series of larcenies from parked vehicles that have taken place in the Putnam Valley area.  More...

Cultural Events

Native American Artwork by Fifth Graders Displayed

Fifth grade students from Fulmar Road Elementary School created colorful paintings inspired by the distinctive pottery of the Native America tribes of the Southwest. More...

Sports

The First Annual All-Putnam High School Football Team

They are the best of the best in Putnam County.  For the first time ever, the Putnam County Courier and Putnam County News & Recorder have selected an All-Putnam team for several fall high school sports – football, boys' soccer, girls' More...

Mahopac Basketball Hot Under New Coach Harter

From a basketball perspective, new Mahopac High School boys' hoops coach Jim Harter stepped into an unenviable situation this year.  Nearly 40 points of offense left when Ryan Simone and RJ Martinez graduated.  Apparently, it’s not a More...

Brewster Girls' Hoops Shoots Out to 3-0 Mark in Young Season

BREWSTER – We’ve learned so far in three games that the Brewster High School girls' basketball team gets better as games go along.   More...

Worship Services

Putnam to Dedicate Its Own Torah

A torah consists of the foundational narrative of the Jewish people and their covenant in God, which involves following a way of life embodied in a set of moral and religious obligations and civil laws. More...

Worship Listings

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  Discussion Group More...

Breaking News - 12/15/2014 2:22 PM

Stormville woman badly injured in Kent crash

A Stormville woman was critically injured early Monday in a single car crash on Farmers Mills Road in western Kent.  Kent Police identified the victim as Meghan Nagle, 31.  More...

Breaking News - 12/12/2014 9:15 AM

Influenza reported in Putnam County  Free Access 

Five cases of confirmed influenza have been reported across Putnam County with two of the victims admitted to Putnam Hospital Center for treatment.   More...

Cops: ‘Bicycle Bandit’ nabbed; accused in 15 robberies

Crime spree hit multiple counties

A Dutchess County man is facing felony charges in connection with 15 armed robberies throughout the lower Hudson Valley including the December 2 More...

Christmas Spirit Shines Through Storms

Holiday on the Lake a Success Despite Nasty Weather

The weather outside was positively frightful yet despite a steady rain and bone chilling temperatures, hundreds of brave souls dressed in a wide variety of storm gear participated in last Saturday’s Holiday on the Lake throughout the Putnam Cou More...

200 Rally Against NY SAFE Act

Carmel’s Paladin Center was packed when more than 200 gun aficionados met last week to discuss New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act and its potential impact on Putnam County. More...

General Stories

Eagle Scout Benefits St. James

Anthony Rizzo remembers attending CCD classes at St. James School in Carmel and not being able to play on the school’s playground due to its deteriorating condition.  More...

Emergency Service Workers’ Dedication Recognized

Staff at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services 9-1-1 Dispatch Center have taken the time from their busy schedules to wish local residents a “happy, healthy and safe holiday season.”  More...

Crosswalks Installed in Putnam Lake

The sleepy hamlet of Putnam Lake has new crosswalks thanks to county government. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Shop Local Via A Web-Based App

Finding the perfect gift in Putnam just got easier. Putnam County Tourism has teamed up with the Putnam Chambers of Commerce to launch an interactive map to promote ideal places to shop this holiday season and beyond.  More...

School News

No-Shave November for a Cause in Carmel High School

Fifteen teachers and administrators at Carmel High School took well deserved shaves last week following a month-long respite from the razor. More...

Carmel High School Kids’ Day Holiday Get-Together Called ‘Best Yet’

The tradition continued Sunday at Carmel High School when for the 35th consecutive year, students and staff opened their school for an old-fashioned holiday get-together consisting of carnival games, refreshments, entertainment, free prizes and a vis More...

Carmel Middle School’s Students of the Quarter Announced and Honored

Fifty-four students enrolled at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel have been named as Students of the Quarter for exemplifying respectfulness, organization as well as being helpful and cooperative to others. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

CIVIL WAR IN KANSAS

Party feeling is assuming fearful in Kansas. The warfare is no longer confined to words, but is being conducted with firearms and other implements of war.  More...

WORD of the WEEK

Pelagic  of, relating to, or living or occurring in the open sea : oceanic   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Glenn Allen Cargain

Glenn Allen Cargain, of Gray, Tennessee, and a past resident of Mahopac, died on December 5, 2014. He was born on February 18, 1948, in Putnam County, New York.  More...

Shannon L. Beers

Shannon L. Beers, age 50, of Patterson, formerly of North Salem, NY, died on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY.  Shannon was born August 11, 1964, in Mt. Kisco, NY, to John and Virginia (Thorne) Beers. More...

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