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Breaking News - 6/5/2015 1:40 PM

Adam Levy Makes It Official

Judge Judy Scheindlin is one of the world’s most recognized women.On Friday, Judge Judy joined members of her family along with county governmental leaders and some two dozen supporters of her son, Adam Levy, who announced on the steps of the histori More...

Putnam Valley Heroes Save Dogs From Kent House Fire

Jerry Zimbaldi and Mike Nallan of Putnam Valley are being hailed as hometown heroes after they saw smoke and flames while they were into action: They called 911, checked the home for occupants, and rescued two dogs inside. More...

Politics

Pataki Sees Great Support from Putnam for Bid

Putnam County’s George Pataki knows that people are prone to count him out too early. More...

George Pataki Seeks The White House

Governor George Pataki of Garrison, the son of farmers who ascended to New York’s highest office, announced he will run for president. He spoke at rallies Thursday in New Hampshire and Sunday in Peekskill, where he was once mayor. More...

Assemblywoman Suzi McDonough?

Carmel Councilwoman Suzi McDonough is considering a new title on January 1, 2017, and last week kicked off an exploratory campaign to seek the State Assembly seat being vacated by Steve Katz. It will be up for election in November 2016. More...

Enterprise

Your Doctor, Somewhere Out in the Cloud

In a spacious secondfloor office just off Route 9 in western Putnam, a local company that mixes medicine and the latest in information technology hopes to bring new meaning to the phrase, "the doctor will see you now." More...

From the Chamber

Businesses Help Fund Higher Education Through Voluntary Scholarships

High school graduation is upon us, and area chambers of commerce are presenting some valuable scholarships to distinguished local students.  More...

School News

School Prom Tradition Continues in Brewster  Free Access 

Young women felt really special when entering On Line Hair Design in Brewster last Friday hours before their senior prom. More...

Brewster School Reassigns Principals

Two veteran principals employed in the Brewster School District will have new assignments when the new school year begins in September. Frank Zamperlin, Principal of the C.V. Starr Intermediate School, and Robin Young, Principal of the John F. More...

Editorials

Perspective

Swimming Precautions for All This Summer, Including the Young and Fit

Summertime is here and that means hot weather, picnics and countless other ways to enjoy the great outdoors. One summer favorite is swimming. More...

A RAILROAD CRASH MUCH PROPERTY DESTROYED BY COLLISION AT CROTON FALLS. NO LIVES WERE LOST

Marvelous escape from death and injury of Railroad men on the Harlem Road on Monday evening last. Kindling wood made plenty.   More...

Word of the Week

Lissome  easily flexed; lithe, nimble   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Chabad of Putnam County 5 Fair Stree, Carmel 845 225 4770 www.PuntamChabad.org Rabbi Avi Korer conducts Shabbat services Saturdays at 10:00am. Education director Michal Korer. Hebrew school Sundays 10am - 12pm More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kenneth Earl Finney

Kenneth Earl Finney, age 57, recently of Ocala, FL, having lived in both Mahopac and Holmes, NY, died May 26, 2015, in Ocala, FL.  Ken was born on February 19, 1958, in Mahopac, NY to Dorothy (Miller) Finney of Holmes, NY, and the late Ernest R. More...

Breaking News - 6/8/2015 6:16 PM

Hero dog saves blind woman's life  Free Access 

A service dog owned by a legally blind Brewster woman has been credited with saving her life by throwing himself in front of an oncoming mini-school bus Monday, and taking the brunt of the impact.   More...

Breaking News - 6/8/2015 10:01 AM

Truck fire snarls traffic on I-84  Free Access 

A tractor trailer rig headed eastbound on I-84 in Southeast caught fire Monday, heavily damaging the truck and causing a massive traffic jam for morning commuters.The out-of-state 18-wheeler ignited around 7:30 a.m. More...

Adam Levy: ‘Record Is Bullet Proof’

District Attorney Adam Levy is tired of the accusations, allegations and innuendos.  “My record is bullet-proof,” he said Monday during an exclusive interview with the Courier. More...

14-year-old Girl Attacked in Putnam Valley

Residents in Putnam are on edge after a girl was attacked while her dog along Timberline Court in the Oscawana section of town this week.  More...

I-684 Weekend Detour

Motorists using Route 684 in Putnam County will experience some inconvenience this weekend due to road maintenance. More...

General Stories

New EMS Commissioner Meets the Troops

Tony Sutton called his first day on the job as Putnam’s Commissioner of Emergency Services a “whirlwind.”  The career emergency services professional, who previously held posts with Westchester and New York State, began his ten More...

Legislature Stands Firm on Sutton Appointment

Tony Sutton will remain as Putnam County’s "Acting Commissioner" of Emergency Services.  At Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature, the lawmakers refused to confirm Sutton’s appointment on a permanent basis until a More...

‘Stoned’ Babysitter Arrested in Patterson

A babysitter supposedly caring for seven month old twins was found unconscious last week from an apparent alcohol and drug overdose.  Brewster State Police arrested Celimata Dionbera, 29, of Patterson on Thursday for endangering the welfare of a More...

Around the County

Man Charged In Brewster Stabbing

A 24 year old Lake Peekskill man is facing felony charges of assault for allegedly stabbing a patron of the popular Bull and Barrel Brew Pub on Route 22 in Brewster last week.  More...

PARC Secret Garden Tour is Saturday

It’s finally here! Partners with PARC is proud to present the Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 6.  The day-long event, with gardens open from 10 a.m. More...

Mahopac Public Library is Seeking Proposals For Art Exhibits from All

Mahopac Public Library invites local, regional, emerging and established professional artists to submit exhibition proposals for the Library’s Third Floor Gallery and second floor exhibit space. More...

Cultural Events

Child’s Play Teaches Value of Writing for Youngsters

Kindergarten, first and second graders at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster experienced their own writing come to life last week when the Child’s Play Touring Theater visited Putnam County. More...

Wells Middle School Kids Are American Young Voices

The performance tonight (Thursday) by two dozen Henry Wells Middle School Select Chorus members promises to be a once-in-alifetime experience for the young teens. More...

Sports

So Close: Last Team Standing Finally Loses

Brewster softball suffers its first loss of the year in sectional title game

THIELLS – The plaque would have been nice.  But the Brewster High School softball team doesn’t need a plaque to validate a championship season.  The Bears did what no other team in Section One, in any class, was able to do this More...

Workout Recalls A Vet's Dedication

The CrossFit community is known for their high-intensity workouts that push people past their limits. The community is also known for its dedication to veterans of war and to keeping the memory of fallen soldiers alive. More...

Coming Next Week: Spring All-Putnam Teams!

Beginning with next week’s issue we will begin selecting our All-Putnam teams in high school baseball, softball, boys' lacrosse and girls' lacrosse. More...

Letters to the Editor

An Ode to Brewster Softball

To the Editor:  For the past several weeks, I have enjoyed watching the Brewster High School Varsity Girls’ Softball Team play against teams such as Arlington, Harrison, Rye, Lakeland and Mahopac. They are phenomenal. Amazing.  More...

Stroke Awareness in Putnam

To the Editor: For those of your readers who may not know, May was American Stroke Month. As the #5 killer of all Americans, stroke also leads the United States as the #1 cause of disability More...

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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland