December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

More Than 350 Toys For Needy Kids Donated

Putnam’s Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)—the Stephen Driscoll Chapter—named in memory of the September 11, 2001, hero from Lake Carmel who gave his life at Ground Zero so others could  live, has donated more than 350 toys to ne More...

Aided by Weather, Carmel Park Takes on New Look

The big, green space of the “Central Park of Carmel,” also known as Camarda Park, is undergoing major renovation thanks to unseasonably mild weather.  Last week, a huge crane moved onto the site off Seminary Hill Road and within hour More...

General Stories

Coat Drives Assist CAP Clients

Area residents in need of a gently used warm coat or jacket this winter will now be afforded one thanks to the generosity of dozens of local folks who donated a coat trough the auspices of the Brewster Teachers Association and the Brewster and Patter More...

Putnam’s Holiday Blood Drive Takes Place Saturday

Putnam’s semi-annual blood drive sponsored by the Stephen Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, local residents serving with the Fire Department of New York and the Carmel Knights of Columbus take More...

Sisters Of 9/11 Hero Named Grand Marshals for Parade

The pain and memories are always present yet for Gail Silke of Lake Carmel and Michelle Tierney of Patterson, the new year will bring much pleasure when strolling along Route 6 in Mahopac as grand marshals of Putnam’s annual St. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

CHRISTMAS

When snow lies deep upon the ground, And winter winds are blowing. More...

Word of the Week

Pellucid \puh-LOO-sid\  ADJECTIVE admitting maximum passage of light without diffusion or distortion   More...

Letters to the Editor

Putnam Valley School District Referendum

To the Editor:   Thanks to the Courier for its coverage of the disgraceful Putnam Valley school district referendum, both before and after December 8th when less than ten percent of the eligible voters showed up to vote. More...

Socialism and The Infantile

To the Editor,  I see that geriatric socialism is suddenly hot again, at least to a crowd of the substantially less aged.  More...

Breaking News - 12/29/2015 8:32 AM

First winter storm hits; ice and slick roads reported  Free Access 

Old man winter finally arrived with 72 hours left in 2015. A combination of wet snow, freezing rain and a cold rain slicked roadways early Tuesday resulting in a number of vehicle crashes.  More...

A Christmas to remember as soldier returns home  Free Access 

Firetruck heralds arrival

Marie DeNapoli received a special Christmas present on Christmas Eve morning when her 21-year-old son, Mike – stationed in the military in Hawaii – arrived home for the holidays. More...

Body of Baby Found in Woods  Free Access 

Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected, based on later information from the state police, to indicate that the body of the infant was found near Dover Plains, not near Heidi’s Inn.  More...

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

Vehicle Thefts on the Rise

Police on the state, county, town and village levels have issued a vehicle thievery warning. More...

County Lawmakers to Tackle Climate Change!

Putnam County lawmakers are concerned about the environment and last week at a meeting of the Legislature’s Health Committee, discussed taking the Climate Smart Communities Pledge.  To become a recognized Climate Smart Community, a municip More...

Financial Help at Holidays for Injured Shoprite Worker

A Stormville woman critically injured hours before Thanksgiving when she was run over by a Jeep in the parking lot of the ShopRite Plaza in Carmel remains hospitalized at the Westchester Medical Center. More...

Around the County

CHRISTMAS FACTS

19th century: Santa commands a flying sleigh (Washington Irving’s Knickerbocker’s History of New York,) slides down chimneys (Clement Clarke Moore’s The Night Before Christmas,) and monitors kids from the North Pole (Thomas Nast&rsq More...

Local Author Joe Bagnato to Give Talk & Sign Books at Kent Library on Jan. 9

The Kent Public Library will host local author Joe Bagnato on Saturday, January 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to to talk about and sign his book, "Family Inspires Great Hope Together: How We Fight."   More...

Book Club Meeting Set

The Reads at Reed Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, January 5th, at 7pm to discuss the book "The Archivist" by Martha Cooley. The meeting will be held at Reed Memorial Library, 1733 Route 6, Carmel. Contact 845-225-2439 with any questions.   More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Annual Trailblazer Awards to Recognize Over 100 Past Recipients; Great Networking Event

Another year with many positive achievements is ending, and a new one with much promise is about to begin for Putnam County. To help get things off to a fast start, we are changing things up a bit. More...

Sports

Brewster Hockey Isn’t Just Winning, It’s Winning Clutch

BREWSTER – Brewster High School is doing more than just winning ice hockey games; the Bears are proving to be clutch when it counts.  The Bears put together consecutive wins in the last week, both by the same 4-2 score and both by scoring More...

Members of the new Brewster Bulldogs have already become good neighbors

  Members of the new Brewster Bulldogs have already become good neighbors as the professional hockey team in conjunction with the Toys for Tots program collected toys for underprivileged children at a recent game. More...

Carmel Girls Fall to Harrison

Hana Riddle had 12 points and Claire Cody tallied 11 points and six assists, but the Carmel High School girls’ basketball team fell to Harrison, 44-36.  The Rams showed significant improvement in their defensive game holding a very good Ha More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

SACRED HEART  CATHOLIC CHURCH  414 Havilland Drive, Patterson, NY 845-279-4832  http://sacredheartpattersonny.org Pastor: Fr. More...

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Weekly Quotation

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