February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dramatic ice rescue behind JFK High School

The Good Lord was looking down on a member of the New York State Police and a yellow Labrador retriever Saturday when the trooper -- seeking to rescue the dog -- fell through More...

Schumer says czar need for zika virus  Free Access 

In the wake of Putnam County reporting its first case of Zika virus, upping the number to 16 in New York State and three dozen throughout the United States, Senator Charles Schumer Friday called on President Obama to appoint a “zika-czar” to coordin More...

Serino proposes feminine hygiene products be tax-free

Tax-free tampons and other feminine hygiene products may be coming to New York if State Senator Sue Serino has her way.  More...

Talent Galore: The Songs! The Skits!  Free Access 

The auditorium at the George Fischer Middle School was filled to the rafters last Wednesday evening when hundreds of young thespians enrolled at the Matthew Paterson Elementary School took to the stage. More...

Valentine’s Day and the Flower of Love

Some are corny—others cute!   Roses are red—violets are blue—Love you so much like I love you!   Roses are red—violets are blue—Chili is hot and so are you.  More...

Region’s Most Modern Ladder Truck Arrives in Putnam County

With red lights flashing and cheers ringing out at Carmel FD headquarters, the newest and most modern piece of firefighting apparatus throughout the region arrived in Putnam County Thursday evening. More...

General Stories

Putnam Lake FD Welcomes Patterson Town Board

Putnam Lake firefighters welcomed members of the Patterson Town Board to their firehouse last week to demonstrate emergency services skills.  Chief James Gagliardo Jr. More...

Heroin Trafficking Takes Major Hit

The trafficking of deadly heroin has taken a major hit across southern and western Putnam with the arrest of an alleged drug dealer outside a popular Yorktown Heights shopping plaza.  More...

Brewster Crash Sends Motorist to Jail

A midnight crash last Thursday sent a Connecticut man to jail when police found the driver to be highly intoxicated and in the possession of a quantity of cocaine.  The Sheriff’s Department investigated the mishap that took place in front More...

Enterprise

From the chamber

The Best Of Where The Country Begins

Over the last six years, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce has honored local business owners with the 40 under 40 award and the Trailblazer awards. More...

School News

Boces Sports Medicine Students Learn From A Pro

Rich Snedaker trained members of the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team as well as NY Knicks great Patrick Ewing. More...

Carmel 6th Graders Achieve Million Page Challenge

The congratulations banner is on display at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel this week now that sixth graders have conquered and surpassed the million page challenge. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Means to Get Rich

Ten or twelve years ago there was a miner working in the upper levels of the Comstock mine, Nevada, at $4 per day. More...

Word of the Week

Bogart \BOH-gahrt\  VERB: bully, intimidate; to use or consume without sharing   More...

Letters to the Editor

Dismay Over Tourism Promotion

To the Editor:  More...

Let’s End The Gap Elimination Adjustment

To the Editor:  Do you have school aged children or grandchildren? Have you heard about the GEA?  More...

Birth Announcements

Liliana Elizabeth Titus

Liliana Elizabeth Titus was born on January 22, 2016, to Amanda and John Titus of Fishkill. Grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Robert Civitano of Stormville, and Mr. and Mrs. John C Titus of Fishkill, and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ryone of Florida.   More...

Sawyer Thomas Gilbert

Sawyer Thomas Gilbert was born to parents Lindsey and Derek Gilbert on January 24, 2016. Grandparents are Denise Francis of Florida and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Supiro of Putnam Valley.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Antoinette ‘Toni’ Handrik

Antoinette "Toni" Handrik (nee Delcore) of 460 Cornwall Hill Road, Patterson, NY died on the evening of February 5th, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was 70 years old.   More...

Jesse M. LePino

Jesse M. LePino, of Brewster, NY, died suddenly on February 3, 2016, at home. He was 31 years old.   Jesse was born on June 21, 1984, in Mt. Kisco, NY, son of John Sr. and Deborah (Conklin) LePino of Brewster, NY. More...

Patricia O’Callahan

Mrs. Patricia O’Callahan, wife of Daniel J. O’Callahan, and mother of Danny, Susan, Alicia and (predeceased by) Jane Kahlua. She was the grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. More...

Breaking News - 2/16/2016 2:51 PM

Fire truck crash ties up Route 84 at county line  Free Access 

Updated with new info

A fire truck crash has tied up traffic along Route 84 at the Putnam-Dutchess County line. More...

Breaking News - 2/13/2016 10:45 AM

Brewster Superintendent Tim Conway to retire  Free Access 

Calling his career a “great run,” Brewster Superintendent Tim Conway announced Friday that he will be retiring at the conclusion of the current school year on July 31. More...

Breaking News - 2/13/2016 4:29 PM

John Bodor receives hero’s salute  Free Access 

A legend in fire safety

John Bodor, the man dedicated to the emergency services community for nearly half a century, received a hero’s salute Saturday during his funeral service in Pawling. More...

Trooper injured in Lake Carmel crash  Free Access 

A member of the New York State Police was injured Thursday evening in a three vehicle crash on Route 52 in Kent directly in front of Lake Carmel FD headquarters.Troop K Public Information Officer Trooper Melissa McMorris said the trooper, who was not More...

Baby it’s COLD outside -- lowest temps in a century  Free Access 

Residents awakened to the coldest Valentine’s Day in Putnam County in the last 100 years with early morning temperatures recorded at anywhere from MINUS SIX in Cold Spring to More...

Libby Pataki Blasts Tourism Coverage: ‘Wrong and Unfair’  Free Access 

Libby Pataki, Putnam County’s tourism director, vowed Monday evening to remain in the job and continue to serve the people of Putnam County. More...

John Bodor, Who Taught Fire Safety to Thousands, Loses Battle with Cancer

John Bodor was dedicated to the emergency services community – a man whose desire to keep Putnam County safe resulted in his teaching tens of thousands of elementary school children the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of More...

Around the County

Cuomo Orders Indian Point Probe

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a new investigation into the Indian Point nuclear energy plants after increased levels of tritium were found in three groundwater monitoring wells on the site. More...

Putnam Chef Lynn Duffy Makes Food Network  Free Access 

According to the Food Network, Cold Spring’s own Lynn Duffy is one of America’s nine best chefs in the nation, a fact that her fellow coworkers at the PCNR and Courier can confirm. More...

Cook Up A Storm At Kent Library

The Kent Library's club for cooks is held every 3rd Wednesday of the month. We will meet to celebrate the wonder of cooking and cookbooks! More...

Sports

Mahopac Boys Turn Tables on Carmel; Both Teams Prepare for Sectionals

MAHOPAC – The gym was raucous and busting at the seams. No surprise, of course. More...

Brewster Gymnast McCarthy Off to States

CARMEL –Brewster High School’s Allie McCarthy took third on the balance beam at the Section One championships last week, earning a bid to the New York State meet later this month.  The sectionals were held at Carmel High School. More...

Brewster, Carmel, Mahopac Wrestlers Set For Sectionals

CARMEL – Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac high schools all had strong showings in the Section One wrestling qualifiers last week, sending numerous athletes to this coming weekend’s Section One championship meets.  More...

Columns

Lincoln & Churchill: Preparation for Greatness

“If a man will stand up and assert, and repeat and re-assert, that two and two do not make four, I know nothing in the power of argument that can stop him,” declared Abraham Lincoln at Peoria on October 16, 1854. More...

Cunningham’s Corner  Free Access 

David McKay Wilson, Character Assassin

In a week when the governor called for his agencies to investigate “radioactive tritium-contaminated water” that had leaked at Indian Point, the ever-shrinking Journal News empire devoted pages and pages over multiple days to Putnam Count More...

Worship Services

Sandy Hook Moms Cope with Daughters’ Deaths Through Their Faith

Two women who lost children in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting three years ago told congregants gathered at the First Baptist Church of Brewster Sunday that their faith in the Lord has allowed them to survive their unspeakable tragedy. More...

St. Christopher’s Inn Honors Lee & Faith Majors

Hollywood legend Lee Majors and his wife Faith are lending a hand to the men of St. Christopher’s Inn by agreeing to be honored at the twelfth annual St. Christopher’s Inn Board of Directors Dinner on Wednesday, April 27. More...

Worship Listings  Free Access 

Second Kent Baptist Church 1118 North Horsepound Rd. Kent 845-225-1306 SecondKentBaptist.org Sunday School (all ages) 9:45am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Mid-Week Bible Study & Prayer Time 7pm More...

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