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Breaking News - 12/21/2014 9:28 PM

Pataki, Ball, Odell and Smith express outrage over killing of cops

Four prominent Putnam residents have expressed outrage over Saturday’s assassinations of two New York City cops who were gunned down while seated in their police cruiser in downtown Brooklyn. More...

Breaking News - 12/18/2014 10:12 PM

Pataki for President? Former governor considering race

Garrison resident and former Governor George Pataki is considering a run for President in 2016.   More...

Anglers Unhappy with Lake Gleneida Shoreline Project to Relocate Boats

Anglers are upset over a plan to relocate their boats along Lake Gleneida in Carmel.  Dozens of fishermen packed the Carmel firehouse last week for the first in a series of meetings to discuss the granting of a permit by the New York City Depart More...

$2,020 Raised for Carmel High School Musicians Trip to Italy

Lakeview Community Church’s philanthropy continues around the holidays with the sales of Christmas trees.  Last weekend, the church, which currently offers Sunday worship services at Carmel   More...

Politics

Farewell to Outgoing Putnam Lawmakers

One hundred well wishers stopped off at the Putnam Legislature office last Friday morning to wish retiring Legislators Sam Oliverio and Lou Tartaro Godspeed and good luck in their future endeavors. More...

Rocky Road at Legislature on Butterfield; But Seniors Say Need is Overwhelming

Monday night, members of the Putnam Legislature refused to commit to any county facility being located on the site of the former Butterfield Hospital in Cold Spring. More...

Around the County

A Mahopac Couple’s Christmas Story  Free Access 

This is the story of a crosscounty Christmas miracle that proves a little kindness can go a long way. Last Wednesday morning, a package from a Mahopac couple arrived for Caryn Cannova of Kismet at Caryn’s in Cold Spring. More...

Master Gardeners Graduate with Honors

Eleven residents of Putnam County have completed a rigorous 11 week training course provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension and have become Master Gardeners.  More...

Putnam Hospital Blood Drive

Putnam Hospital Center is stepping in to help fill a gap in donations this holiday season by hosting its first blood drive. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 29 in the Michael T. Weber Conference Room 2, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Josh Bilings on Skating

Having heard much about skating parks and the health and muscle that was imparting to the present generation at a slight advance from fast cost, I bought a ticket.  I found the ice in a slippery condition, covering about five acres of water, whi More...

Word of the Week

Egregious

conspicuous; especially : conspicuously bad : flagrant   More...

Letters to the Editor

Local Reps Support Land Conservation

To the Editor: Although the defeat of the Supporting America’s Charities Act in Congress (H.R. More...

Worship Services

Chanukah to be Celebrated Tonight

The county seat’s official menorah will be lit this evening, Thursday, thanks in part to the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association’s Holiday on the Lake. The menorah lighting takes place during the third night of Chanukah. 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 - 12/23/2014 1:37 PM

UPDATED: Water Woes in Carmel  Free Access 

A State of Emergency was lifted Tuesday at noon in the Hamlet of Carmel due to a flooding condition at the town’s water system pumping station, but town officials have asked residents to curtail all unnecessary water use for the next day or so.  More...

Breaking News - 12/22/2014 7:03 PM

Water floods Carmel Water District shaft; Emergency declared  Free Access 

A State of Emergency has been declared in the Hamlet of Carmel due to a flooding condition at the town’s water system pumping station. Residents are being asked to curtail all unnecessary water use for the next 48 hours. More...

Breaking News - 12/20/2014 9:25 PM

Santa comes to the aid of Putnam’s Undersheriff

Quick Fire Dept. Response

Putnam Undersheriff Peter Convery was never more pleased to see Santa than he was Saturday when the jolly fellow arrived atop a Mahopac fire truck.   More...

Grant Money Pours into Putnam

Seven projects in Putnam County to create new jobs while sustaining a vibrant economy have been included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new round of economic development grants. More...

Candy Cane Runs Enjoyed By Young and Old

The sounds of screaming sirens and blasting air horns permeated the Putnam countryside last Saturday when firefighters and EMS providers conducted their annual tradition— the Candy Cane Run.  Dozens of first responders traveled throughout More...

General Stories

Motorists Get Welcome Holiday Gift of Falling Gas Prices

Motorists are getting a welcome holiday gift this year: The cheapest gasoline in years!  As on Wednesday afternoon, prices range from $2.85 a gallon for regular in Patterson to $2.93 in Mahopac, to $2.87 in Brewster, and $2.91 for a gallon in Ca More...

Holiday Toy Distribution Gets Underway in Putnam

Putnam Community Action Program’s Toys for Tots program gets underway today (Thursday) with distribution taking place from 50 Main Street in Brewster.  With hundreds of children being served, CAP Executive Director Judy Callahan said addit More...

Influenza Reported in Putnam County

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

School News

‘First Book’ Program Reaps Benefits in Brewster

Four hundred teachers and other employees in the Brewster School District have given children a gift for the holidays that will last for years. More...

Seniors Welcomed at C.V. Starr School

The weather outside was snowy but inside the gymnasium at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster, 33 “seasoned” citizens were welcomed with warmth and compassion by students, faculty and staff alike. More...

Sports

Juliette Lawless Signs Letter of Intent to Play at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland

Juliette Lawless of Mahopac, a senior at Pomfret School in Pomfret, Conn., has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play Division I basketball next year for Mount St. Mary's University in Frederick, Md.  More...

The First Annual All-Putnam High School Volleyball 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, girl's More...

Brewster Girls are 5-0 After Big Road Win Over John Jay-EF

WICCOPEE – It was already going to be a good win, going on the road against a Class AA school with a pretty darn good tradition of high school girls' basketball.  That Brewster was able to beat that school, John Jay-East Fishkill – a More...

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