January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 1/29/2016 3:26 PM

Zika health advisory issued by Putnam Health Department  Free Access 

The Putnam Health Department Friday issued an advisory for those traveling to Central or South America as well as the Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Brazil due to an epidemic of the Zika virus.  More...

Brother & Sister Both Patrol the Big Apple

Putnam Undersheriff Peter Convery and his wife, Luanne, are a proud mom and dad. More...

Grim State of Affairs on Jobs Front

Putnam Losses Worse Than Binghamton, Ithaca

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

Congressman Maloney Talks on Syria, Vets, Local Issues

Two-term Congressman and Philipstown resident Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents New York’s 18th District, spoke Friday about issues facing the nation, including the Syrian refugee situation. More...

General Stories

Police Consolidation Study Called Off

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

7-year-olds celebrate Greek Day

A six-week study of ancient Greece for second graders at the Fulmar Road Elementary School in Mahopac ended on an upbeat note when the 7-year-olds celebrated Greek Day last Thursday.  Dressed in Greek-style costumes, performing in a Greek play i More...

Think Spring! It’s Only Weeks Away

Spring is only seven weeks away and for most area residents March 19 can’t come soon enough.  Cornell Cooperative Extension is also thinking spring and will be offering a Basics of Seed propagation class Saturday at the Putnam Cornell offi More...

Sports

Kent Recreation Basketball Hits Full Stride

It may not be filled with the exciting finishes of this year’s Minor Division games. And it definitely can’t boast much of the all-star play of this year’s Junior Division athletes. More...

Consistent Brewster Girls’ Basketball Continues to Be The Story of The Year

BREWSTER – Remember last year, when the Brewster High School girls’ basketball team got off to that great 8-1 start and then barely played .500 ball the rest of the season? More...

Carmel Boys’ BB Team Nips Arlington

FREEDOM PLAINS – The Carmel High School boys’ basketball team has the potential to be a sleeper in the Section One, Class AA playoffs next month, but for now the Rams aren’t sneaking up on anyone in league play.  Not anymore.&n More...

Breaking News - 2/1/2016 1:01 PM

A parent’s worst nightmare—2-year-old chokes to death on apple  Free Access 

Every parent’s worst nightmare unfolded for a Kent couple when their 2-year-old twin son choked to death while eating an apple.  Kent Police, Lake Carmel FD Rescue Squad personnel and a paramedic from the Trans Care Ambulance Service raced More...

Breaking News - 1/31/2016 10:49 AM

48 firefighters join the ranks across county

Putnam's proud tradition of volunteerism in the emergency services field is alive and well following the graduation of 48 young firefighters. More...

Caine’s Arcade Celebrated in Brewster

It all began when a nine-year old boy from Los Angeles became bored during the summer of 2012. Caine Monroy decided to build an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store by using a variety of items found around the shop. More...

Town Board Catches Heat For Planned Parade Fees

A proposal to charge organizations and community groups fees for parades and events in the greater Carmel-Mahopac area was met with anger and disbelief by some three dozen residents attending Wednesday’s Carmel Town Board meeting.  More...

Helmets Save Pair in Snowmobile Wreck

A Dutchess County couple was 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 Patterson and crashed into a tree.  Patterson, Putnam Lake and Pawlin More...

Around the County

Hudson Valley Scenes Grace Courier Office

April 15 marks seven years since the Courier’s sister paper, the Putnam County News & Recorder moved to 144 Main St. next to the Firehouse in Cold Spring. The building now houses production offices for both Courier and PCNR.  More...

High achievers

Dean’s List  University of Hartford   The University of Hartford is pleased to announce the following local student has been named to the Dean's List for Fall 2015:  More...

Scholarship Fund Wrestling Tourney This Weekend

This year the Peter Caruso Mahopac Tournament will be January 30 at Mahopac High School, beginning about 8 am and continuing throughout the day. Organizers expect 17 teams to take part in what is said to be a very competitive tournament.  More...

Enterprise

from the chamber

Putnam County’s IDA Needs A Reboot

The board of the Putnam County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) resigned en-masse on Tuesday evening, January 12, over a situation that has been building for some time. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Was He Working A Crosword Puzzle?

Newspaper offices are constantly asked to furnish information on various subjects and do so gladly.  Upon answering a certain call on our telephone one day this week, the calling party, after being informed it was the Courier, asked: “Can More...

Word of the Week

Unclubbable \un-KLUB-uh-bul\  adjective having or showing a disinclination for social activity : unsociable   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Christ Episcopal Church   Route 311 at Maple Ave., Patterson jangled@aol.com Holy Eucharist every Saturday afternoon at 5   More...

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