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Breaking News - 1/23/2016 10:09 PM

Town of Kent representatives take to the roads  Free Access 

Three governmental representatives who normally do their work around a committee table or desk joined their highway department counterparts Saturday by climbing into Town of Kent Highway Department vehicles to experience first hand what it means to c More...

Putnam IDA Resigns En Masse

Putnam County’s all-volunteer Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has resigned en masse, a significant blow to the county’s economic development efforts. More...

DWI Arrest Follows Car Being Driven on Three Tires!

The Kent Police switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree Monday evening when caller after caller reported a car being driven along Route 52 near the Kent Center Shopping Plaza on only three tires.  Detective Ray Beauchesne located the vehicle a More...

Fire Department Hearings A Year Late

A public hearing at Wednesday’s Patterson Town Board meeting titled “Fire Protection” resulted in quite a shock for the 35 people in attendance. More...

Libby Pataki Again Supervising Tourism

Libby Pataki, director of the Putnam County Office of Tourism, is back at work now that her husband George’s presidential campaign has ended, and she’s already reporting a matching funds grant of $61,506 for the office, as well as the new More...

General Stories

Carmel FD Adopts ‘Mascot’ at Installation Dinner

The Carmel Fire Department officially kicked off its 101st year Saturday evening at the volunteer fire agency’s annual installation dinner.  More...

Miracle on the Hudson Survivor Looks Back

Chris Rini considers himself a very lucky man.  Rini, proprietor of Chris’ Automotive in Lake Carmel, made news seven years ago last Friday when he survived the Miracle on the Hudson.  On the morning of January 15, 2009, a flock of ge More...

Donations Requested to ‘Bring a Little Comfort to Our Troops’

Operation Cupid is in full swing and on Friday, a small army of volunteers will be packing a variety of Valentine’s Day favorites in addition to other daily necessities and treats that will be forwarded to troops serving overseas.  More...

Sports

Kent Recreation Basketball Excitement Builds in 2nd Week

Thrilling. More...

Kevin Hazelwood to Attend Buffalo

One of New York State’s premier student athletes, Brewster’s Kevin Hazelwood, will be exchanging his Bears attire this fall for the uniform of the Buffalo Bulls.  Hazelwood signed a letter of intent to attend the upstate school last More...

Dominic Caporale Signs With Sacred Heart

Dominic Caporale signed a letter of intent last week to study and join the wrestling team at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut next fall on a full scholarship.  The Carmel High School senior, who has served as captain of the Rams wrestling More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

LAKEVIEW  COMMUNITY  CHURCH 845-721-9985 Brian Mc- Intyre, Pastor, Lakeviewcc.org Service on Sunday  10:30am at Casey Hall in  Carmel High School. Cha bad of Putnam   More...

Birth Announcements

Salma Almellouki

Salma Almellouki was born to parents Reem Abdallah and Zouheir Almellouki of Mahopac on December 30, 2015. Congratulations on the new arrival!   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Andrew Adolph Larson

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Andrew Adolph Larson, 81, of New Fairfield, CT, died on January 16, 2016, at the Regional Hospice and Home Care Center in Danbury, CT.   More...

Marie Teresa Brusco

Marie Teresa Brusco was born on March 28, 1924, and died on January 15, 2016, at the age of 91 after an 11 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She grew up on Purdy Street in the Bronx and graduated from Christopher Columbus High School.  More...

Dirk Johannes Jongeneel

Dirk Johannes Jongeneel, age 61, passed away November 19, 2015, in Carmel, New York. He was born on May 25, 1954, in Port Chester, NY to Dorothy Claire Condon Jongeneel and James C. Jongeneel.  More...

Breaking News - 1/24/2016 9:23 AM

The Big Dig underway as residents recover from storm  Free Access 

Residents and contractors on Sunday began cleaning up in earnest from the 8-10" of snow that Winter Storm Jonas dumped on Putnam. More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2016 11:00 PM

Couple seriously injured in snowmobile mishap  Free Access 

A man and woman were seriously injured Saturday during the height of Winter Storm Jonas when a snowmobile they were riding on went out of control in the Great Swamp of Patter More...

Breaking News - 1/24/2016 9:25 AM

Vehicle ban lifted across Putnam  Free Access 

Updated with new info

Governor Cuomo’s mandated vehicle ban throughout the Hudson Valley was lifted at 7 a.m. this morning although it was not enforced locally by area police. More...

Breaking News - 1/22/2016 11:18 AM

Putnam area experiences job losses in 2015  Free Access 

Another indicator that the economy in Putnam County is far from rosy was reported this week when the New York State Department of Labor released its annual private sector employment report for 2015. More...

A Future Rockette in the Making?

Broadway and Radio City dancer Nathalie Marrable visited Putnam County last weekend and dozens of young girls from throughout the region experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  More...

Schumer Seeks to Break Silence on Cell Service Dead Zones in County

Senator Charles Schumer suspects that wireless phone companies are deceiving consumers about the extent of their service in the Hudson Valley and he wants the public's help proving his case.  Schumer launched a crowd-sourcing campaign Sunday ask More...

Acme Supermarket Coming to Patterson

The former A&P Shopping Center in Patterson will soon be called the Acme Shopping Plaza now that the supermarket giant, which last year took over operations of A&P markets in Brewster and Mahopac, will assume ownership of the shuttered A& More...

Around the County

How to Identify Birds This Winter

During the winter, when birds of all sizes, shapes, and colors crowd local bird feeders in their haste to nab a sunflower seed or a morsel of suet, the issue of identification can be a challenging one. More...

Veterans Program Set at Putnam Valley Library

This Thursday, Jan 21, from 2-6pm a representative from the Vet@Vet program will be at the Putnam Valley Library, 30 Oscawana Lake Road.   The aim is to talk to vets about the services the program can provide. More...

Mahopac High School Heat Problems Force Closing

Students at Mahopac High School had a half day of school Tuesday when a heat pump failed in the sprawling building along Baldwin Place Road.  Superintendent Dennis Creedon explained that a recirculation pump malfunctioned between Monday night an More...

Enterprise

From the chamber

Setting the 2016 Legislative Agenda

The Business Council of New York State has set another aggressive agenda this year, calling for various legislative reforms in Albany and for infrastructure, education and workforce development investment to bring our state’s economy forward. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Source of thunder showers

In order to convey a more definite idea of our theory we will choose a certain locality which may serve the purpose of a diagram to our demonstration, and this diagram shall be the region of West river.  More...

Word of the Week

Imprimatur \im-pruh-MAH-toor\   Noun a license to print or publish especially by   Roman Catholic episcopal authority; approval of a publication under circumstances of official censorship   More...

Letters to the Editor

Action Needed for Dangerous Intersection

To the Editor,  Recently, the Courier and your writer Eric Gross published a story about the Pudding Street crossing of the Taconic State Parkway.  My wife and I had a very serious accident there back in 2009. More...

Cuomo's Proposed Increase is Good for the Hudson Highlands

Governor Andrew Cuomo's historic proposal to increase the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to record levels of funding – $300 million annually — puts New York in a position of national leadership.  More...

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