December 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Patterson Family Reunites With Hero 9-1-1 Dispatcher

A Patterson family has a lot to be thankful for and on the day after Thanksgiving, Earl and Lisbeth Scott along with their two year old son, Ambrose, and newborn son, Zephyr, visited the Putnam 911 Center in Carmel to say ‘thanks” to Disp More...

Sheriff Don Smith takes cautious approach to self-arming  Free Access 

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General Stories

Thanksgiving Tradition Continues at George’s Place

The tradition continued— for the 33rd consecutive year, George’s Place, a popular restaurant in downtown Carmel opened its doors to provide a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 35 area residents who had no place to go for the holidays.&n More...

Community Thanksgiving Celebrated at Bob’s Diner

The greater Brewster community came together for the ninth consecutive year on Thanksgiving Day by providing a wholesome home cooked meal for three dozen residents who had no place to go for the holiday. More...

Town of Carmel Criticized by State Audit

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said the Town of Carmel needs to tighten its record-keeping to avoid losses and waste.  The news came last Friday in the form of a town-wide audit for Putnam’s largest township.  The 22-page audit docum More...

Cultural Events

A Show of Talent at Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center, located at 9 Route 39 South in Sherman, CT, will be presenting "A SHOW OF TALENT" on Sunday, December 6th, from 1:30PM - 4:00PM. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE ARMY

The report of the secretary of war shows that the army has been well and economically supplied, that our small force has been actively employed and has faithfully performed all the service required of it. More...

Word of the Week

Xeric \ZEER-ik\  ADJECTIVE characterized by, relating to, or requiring only a small amount of moisture   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Episcopal Church  of the Holy Communion 1055 Route 6, Mahopac  845-628-6144 cohc@verizon.net holycommunion. dioceseny.org Chabad of Putnam  County 5 Fair Stree, Carmel 845   More...

Breaking News - 12/8/2015 3:33 PM

Jane Smith, wife of Putnam Sheriff Don Smith, passes away  Free Access 

Jane Smith, wife of Putnam Sheriff Don Smith, passed away early Sunday after losing a valiant fight against cancer with her husband by her side.  More...

Breaking News - 12/6/2015 10:41 AM

Orange County man to challenge Maloney in 2016 for Congress  Free Access 

A former Orange County legislator has announced he will challenge Putnam Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney next fall.   More...

Breaking News - 12/3/2015 9:34 AM

Senator Serino Shuts Down Videographer in Putnam Valley

State Senator Sue Serino has come under fire for reportedly failing to allow a videographer from Dutchess County to record a session in Putnam More...

County To Study Police Consolidation

The question of police consolidation has always been a ticklish situation in Putnam County.  The county has decided to evaluate the pros and cons of a countywide police department through the auspices of a career law enforcement officer from ups More...

Katz Pushes Term Limits In Wake of Silver Verdict

State Assemblyman Steve Katz on Tuesday called the conviction of former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver long overdue, but he charged that further corruption in Albany has made state government a joke.  More...

Around the County

Christmas Trees Decorated for Holiday on the Lake  Free Access 

A small army of volunteers was up early last Saturday and despite damp, gloomy overcast weather, eighty holiday trees were decorated that gave the Putnam County seat a holiday aura. More...

Robert Lipton Jr. Receives Prestigious Michael Neuner Award

Michael Neuner was a brave, dedicated and highly trained firefighter who tragically lost his life in a 1999 house fire in Southeast leaving his wife, children and a grieving community behind. More...

Nichols Street Causeway Reopens At Last

Motorists using Nichols Street in Kent have a new road to travel following the completion of a major renovation of the once dangerous narrow artery. More...

Sports

Carmel Boys Set to Open BB Season

There is optimism around the Carmel High School boys’ basketball team as the Rams prepare to open their season on Friday in the Lakeland Tournament. More...

Putnam County Courier Presents the All-Putnam Football Team Highlighting The Key Players County-Wide From the 2015 Season

It was a terrific year in Putnam County high school football, with four of the five teams boasting winning records and advancing into the postseason.  Now it’s time to honor them.  The Putnam County Courier has selected a Player of th More...

Letters to the Editor

Duty to Protect

To the Editor: Immediately after the Paris attacks, the French president named it terrorism, bombed ISIS facilities, and closed the borders of his country. More...

Praise for George’s

Our community is grateful at this time of year for a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner that is provided to our senior citizens by George’s Restaurant in Carmel, New York.  Karen & Gus Pourakis, the owners of George’s Place and More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Muriel M. Bass

Muriel M. Bass, 96, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, passed away on November 30, 2015, at the Lutheran Care Center. She was born in Plymouth, England, on September 21, 1919, the daughter of Henry G. & Rosina Symons Avis.  More...

Walter J. Osnoe Jr.

Walter J. Osnoe Jr., age 85, of Carmel, NY, died peacefully on November 24, 2015, at Waterview Hills Nursing Home, Purdy’s, NY.  More...

Catherine Healy Dadabo

Catherine Healy Dadabo passed away peacefully into Jesus’ arms on November 27, 2015.  More...

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