November 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 11/8/2015 8:31 PM

Mahopac teen shot with arrow, seriously injured  Free Access 

A 13 year old Mahopac boy was seriously injured Sunday when he accidentally shot himself with an arrow while attempting to dislodge a crossbo More...

Breaking News - 11/5/2015 11:12 PM

Parole violator captured  Free Access 

A 25 year old Dutchess County man who absconded from his parole officer Wednesday night caused panic throughout the Philipstown-Cold Spring ar More...

Legislators Green-Light Senior Center  Free Access 

The Putnam County Legislature voted 7-0 in favor of leasing 6-thousand square feet of space for a new senior center at the Butterfield site in Philipstown Wednesday evening. More...

Tendy Trounces Levy in District Attorney Race

Putnam County will have a new district attorney on January 1st. More...

Election Results

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Tragedy Strikes Lake Carmel Family Again

It was 13 years ago on Halloween night when tragedy struck a Lake Carmel family when a teenaged boy was struck and killed by an intoxicated motorist. More...

General Stories

Kevin Blackman Continues The Fight

Two year old Kevin Blackman, diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, continues the fight of his young life. The little boy whose mom, Kelly, and godmother Barbara Reitz, have been with him every step of the way, is now in treatment at St. More...

Mahopac School Kids Learn Not to Burn

Fire trucks roared up to the Fulmar Road School in Mahopac last week.  There was no fire nor any other emergency.  Volunteers with the Mahopac Fire Department under the command of MFD Fire Prevention Officer Joe Munch and Lt. More...

Sauro Brothers Keep a Promise

When Steve and Lenny Sauro, proprietors of Sauro’s Deli on Route 311 in Patterson, opened their Town Square Pizza Café last summer, they promised to give back to their community.  More...

Sports

Carmel Takes Trophy in Football Rivalry Over Mahopac, 24-6

MAHOPAC – For a while it looked as though one of the Hudson Valley’s greatest high school football rivalries wasn’t going to be played this year. More...

Mahopac Basketball Coach Jim Harter Resigns

Mahopac High School boys’ basketball coach Jim Harter has resigned after just one season, and questions linger as to whether he was forced out.  Reached by the Putnam County Courier, all Harter would say regarding his resignation is that & More...

Winter High School Sports Season Begins On Monday

Sectional and state championships in high school cross country and swimming are still on deck to wrap up the fall season, but the winter season is fast approaching.  How fast?  Like, uh, Monday.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kenneth H. ‘Skip’ Eastwood Jr.

Kenneth H. “Skip” Eastwood Jr., age 81, of Brewster, NY, died peacefully on November 2, 2015, at Salem Hills Nursing Home, Purdy’s, NY.  More...

James O. Oberndorfer

James O. Oberndorfer, 70, of Brookfield, husband of Diana (Day) Oberndorfer, died on Friday, October 30, 2015, at Regional Hospice Center for Comfort Care and Healing, Danbury.  More...

Breaking News - 11/11/2015 1:34 PM

Vets Day logjam on Route 301

Regular morning commuters using Route 301 in western Kent must have thought they were having a bad dream Wednesday when bumper-to-bumper traffic greeted them.  More...

Breaking News - 11/11/2015 12:34 AM

Socialite with ties to Putnam found murdered

An 83-year-old North Salem woman with ties to Putnam County was found dead Monday in her North Salem estate and State Police have called the death murder.  Lois Colley, a long-time member of the Brewster-Carmel Garden Club, died from blunt More...

Breaking News - 11/10/2015 8:01 AM

Legislators reject call for hunting ban in Putnam

Dozens of hunters from across the county packed Monday’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature’s Protective Services Committee to protest a reques More...

Breaking News - 11/7/2015 3:00 PM

Former Carmel man killed in plane crash  Free Access 

Well-known as businessman, strategist

Family and friends are mourning the passing of James “Brad” McGee this week. The 57 year old entrepreneur and resident of Rye, New Hampshire, who graduated from Carmel High School in 1976, died  Wednesday when his single engine plane crashe More...

Chase Arrives in Putnam

The canine crew at the Putnam Sheriff’s Department is expanding. More...

25 Percent of Putnam Voters Cast Ballots on Election Day

One quarter of Putnam’s 63,000 eligible voters took the time to ballot on Election Day where races for District Attorney, three seats on the county Legislature and numerous town and village races were decided. More...

Remembering Loved Ones in Carmel

A gathering at the historic Putnam Courthouse, a march along Gleneida Avenue past the statue of Sybil Ludington and a celebration at the Reed Memorial Library in Carmel Sunday highlighted Putnam County’s first ‘Day of the Dead’ cere More...

Around the County

Autumn 2015  Free Access 

  Autumn in Putnam County is a glorious time of year. At left, downtown Carmel, shot from across Lake Gleneida. Above, the Hudson River looking toward the western shore, from Garrison. Photos by Chris Layton   More...

Cornell Cooperative Extension Meeting Is Nov. 10

The 72nd Annual Business Meeting of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will be held on Tuesday, November 10, at the Putnam County Golf Course, 187 Hill Street, Mahopac at 6:30 pm. More...

Backyard Bird Feeding Program

On Sunday, November 15th, at 12 noon, Scott Silver, Facility Director and Curator of Animals at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo, will present a Basic Backyard Bird Feeding Program at Hubbard Lodge on Route 9 in Cold Spring.  More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Remember Our Veterans And Hire Them

As told by the Putnam County Veterans’ Services Agency, “on the morning of November 11, 1918, after four years of war, Allied and German powers met in Rethondes, France, to sign an armistice that halted the hostilities of World War I. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Taft & Sherman Elected By Landslide

Washington, D. C. — William H. More...

Word of the Week

Quondam \KWAHN-dum\  adjective former, sometime   More...

Letters to the Editor

Outrage Over Benefits

I have to admit that after reading your article about Putnam County retiree health benefits, I too was angry. In fact, I was so outraged that I thought my head was going to explode.  More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 14 Gleneida Avenue Carmel 845-225-2079 Masses at St. James Sat. 5pm, Sun, 8am, 10am, 12 noon & 5pm. Masses at Our Lady of the Lake Sat. 4pm, Sun. 9 & 11am. More...

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