July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislature Demands Common Core be Scrapped

After months of discussion and debate, the Putnam Legislature Tuesday called on Albany to discontinue the implementation of the Common Core state standards. More...

Mother Nature Unloads on Putnam

Torrential rains pelted Putnam County Tuesday flooding roads, uprooting trees, interrupting electric service and causing several vehicle crashes.   The downpours began at 5 p.m. More...

Politics

Pataki Blasts Donald Trump for Anti-Mexican Rhetoric

Presidential hopeful and former governor George Pataki has criticized Donald Trump for language used to describe Mexicans. More...

Around the County

Fallen Mountain Hiker Rescued Dramatically By Chopper

A Rockland County man traversing a mountain peak known as Anthony’s Nose in Continental Village suffered life-threatening trauma Sunday when he slipped and fell off the Blue Trail, landing on a cliff dozens of feet below on a secondary trail. More...

Big Trucks at the Kent Library

The Kent Public Library will be hosting a “Big Truck and Community Vehicle Day,” on Saturday, July 18th. More...

SIZO Salon to Open

A chic and cool new salon is eager to show off its talent and services to its neighboring customers. SIZO salon is located in a beautiful stone building in front of the monument square at 83 Haviland drive in Patterson.  More...

Cultural Events

The First Act of Summer: Attend the Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel

Shakespeare wrote that “the play’s the thing,” but Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has managed to up the ante. More...

Live Music Serenades Downtown Carmel  Free Access 

Pedestrians and motorists traveling through the Putnam County seat Monday stopped in their tracks! A live jam session at the Cornerstone Park in the middle of the hamlet made one man ask: “Am I in Car-mel, California or Carmel, New York?” More...

Arts on the Lake Hosts Sounds of Aretha Franklin

The sounds of Aretha Franklin will be performed live at Arts on the Lake Friday courtesy of Chicago born Ada Dyer. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Two Young Fishermen Attacked By Minks at Lake Gilead

Robert Tilford, of this place, and Harry B. Fanton, the young antiquarian of Danbury, Conn., had an exciting adventure at Lake Gilead on Wednesday. The young gentlemen started out on the lake about 4’o’clock in the morning to fish.  More...

Word of the Week

Esoteric  designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Memorial Service To Remember Muriel Cornish

Family and friends will gather at St. More...

Marie Bambina Falcone Prewitt

Macungie, PA—Marie Bambina Falcone Prewitt, a resident of Macungie, died on July 8, 2015 at Lehigh Center.  More...

Breaking News - 7/10/2015 12:04 PM

Missing teen with autism found in woods  Free Access 

Huge search effort to find youth

A massive search for an autistic teenager involving more than 200 paid and volunteer professionals ended Friday when the youth was located by a helicopter in a wooded area near his Brewster Heights home. More...

Giving Back to the Community to Make Lake Carmel Fireworks Extra Special

Talk about giving back to one’s community!  Corey and Justin Berke and their buddy, Anthony Rauso, decided to make the Fourth of July fireworks display over Lake Carmel extra special this year.  More...

Oliverio Refuses Independence Party Backing

Former Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio, Democratic candidate for Putnam Valley Supervisor in November, has advised Independence Party officials “thanks but no thanks” when it comes to an endorsement.  More...

General Stories

Fireworks in Southeast ‘Picture-Perfect’

Massive crowds estimated at more than 10,000 jammed the Highlands Shopping Center and surrounding roads in Southeast Friday evening for a colorful fireworks display.  People of all ages enjoyed the 17 minute pyrotechnics exhibit that lit up the More...

Sparklers on the 4th of July

Mary Jovanka Torres never dreamed she would have so much fun with fireworks. More...

Foreclosures Leveling Off In Putnam

For the first time in three years, foreclosures have begun to level off in Putnam County.  While 17 additional families have lost their homes in June to foreclosure, upping the year’s total to 81, the June tally matched that of 2014— More...

Enterprise

‘Embracing Agriculture As A Business’ in Putnam

The 4-H Fair is coming up on July 24, 25, 26. This is Putnam's largest attraction with probably 10,000 people through the gates. Its popularity is no wonder, because agriculture is one of Putnam's most successful industry clusters. More...

School News

CHS to Expand Student Work Experience Program

Officials in the Carmel School District hope to expand the Carmel High School Work Experience Program for students this fall and are currently seeking partnerships with certified minority and women-owned businesses. More...

Sports

C.J. Riefenhauser Update: Mahopac Grad Having Up And Down Year In MLB

It’s been an up-and-down year for former Mahopac High School baseball star C.J. More...

Kim Harker Is One of Putnam’s Best – Ever

Many great athletes get their start here in Putnam County, or pass through here, while some still call the area home.   Unequivocally it can be said that Mahopac High School’s Kim Harker is one of the area’s best.  Ever.  More...

Yoga for Everyone: Yogascape Opens in Downtown Carmel

Sunday’s official reopening of The Yogascape in downtown Carmel brings a new venue for those interested in the physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Scholarships Make Us All Proud

Dear Sir, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your July 2-July 8 edition of The Putnam County Courier which printed the winning entries from your “Scholarship Essay Contest”. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Patterson Baptist Church 595 Route 311 Patterson, 845-878-4160. Sunday Worship 10:30am; Sunday School 9:30am; Bible Study: Thurs. 7pm SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH More...

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