March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 3/12/2016 4:40 PM

Hero Putnam cop saves infants from death  Free Access 

Officer Tom Huestis was at the right place at the right time Friday when the off-duty 2001 graduate of Carmel High School dove into an icy pond to save the lives of two young children. More...

Odell’s State of the County highlights business development, Danbury initiative

County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s State of the County address ranged from reining in spending to the “War on Drug Addiction,” the fight against cancer, Putnam’s financial status and a number of business proposals. More...

DRAMATIC CRASH CLOSES I-84

A large truck traveling westerly along I-84 Monday morning jackknifed and overturned on a bridge carrying the interstate over Route 52 in Stormville necessitating the closing of the interstate at Ludingtonville Road in Kent. More...

Pudding Street Strikes Again!

Two more personal injury crashes have occurred along the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley, further increasing residents’ concern about the dangerous intersection.  The mishaps occurred at the same time 24 hours apar More...

Record Setting Temperatures!

What a difference a year makes! A year ago this week, snow covered the Putnam countryside while residents shivered with temperatures in the teens and low 20s. More...

General Stories

Sunday Is the Day for Putnam’s Wearing of the Green at Parade  Free Access 

Everyone will be a “little bit Irish” in Putnam County Sunday when the county’s 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 2 p.m. in Mahopac. More...

Maker Space Affords Carmel High Students A Little Extra

The old guidance suite at Carmel High School has taken on new light thanks to the creation of the Maker Space room. More...

Heart Walk 2016 Campaign Underway

Organizers of Putnam’s annual Heart Walk have forecast a beautiful day for April 26 at Brewster High School when hundreds of people will walk the school’s campus for the annual event that raises money for the American Heart Association.&n More...

Sports

Basketball Shoot-out on Saturday

Putnam’s unique fundraising opportunity—the annual Carmel Rotary Club Basketball Shootout—takes place Saturday at Carmel High School.  Shoot-out organizer Al Lotrecchiano described the activity as a "unique opportunity to parti More...

Kent Recreation Playoff Action Heats Up!

As the 2016 youth basketball season winds down, the action and competition continues to heat up as Kent Rec’s Minor and Junior division teams approach the final stretch of their championship push.  More...

Milena Strano Signs Letter of Intent

One of the region’s top student athlete softball players has signed a letter of intent to pursue her educational and athletic career at Manhattanville College.  Milena Strano, a senior at Brewster High School, who serves as the Lady Bears More...

Breaking News - 3/14/2016 11:54 AM

More mayhem on Taconic at Pudding Street; 3 more wrecks  Free Access 

The intersection of the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley is rapidly becoming one of Putnam’s most dangerous and notorious crossroads.  Three more personal injury crashes were reported over the weekend by state police More...

Breaking News - 3/14/2016 7:38 AM

Baby born along I-84 in Putnam  Free Access 

The stork couldn’t wait and as a result a baby was born along Interstate 84 near Kent while en route to the hospital. More...

Breaking News - 3/13/2016 4:10 PM

A day for the Wearing of the Green  Free Access 

Everyone was a “little bit Irish” in Mahopac Sunday for Putnam County’s 40th More...

Libby Pataki leaving tourism post

Libby Pataki, Putnam County’s director of tourism, told the Courier that she is leaving the post, effective immediately. More...

Learning of the Future: Now!

Fourth and fifth graders at the Lakeview Elementary School in Mahopac are discovering the world through technology thanks to a pilot program initiated this year by veteran teachers Helen Leibell and Mary Kurtz. More...

Oliva Nabs GOP Backing for Maloney Challenge

Phil Oliva, who hopes to unseat Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney in November, has swept the four-county Republican nomination process. More...

Putnam Mourns Beloved Nun Killed in Baldwin Place Crash

A beloved nun and career educator at the John F. More...

Around the County

Lawmakers Ask State to Ban Synthetic Pot

A bill under review in the New York State Legislature criminalizing the sale of synthetic cannabinoids has received the unanimous support of the Putnam Legislature.  More...

Two from Mahopac Charged With Larceny

Two residents of Mahopac face larceny charges when appearing next month in Yorktown Town Court following their arrests for allegedly shoplifting $201 worth of merchandise from the Sears Store at the Jefferson Valley Mall.   More...

Pajama Story Time at Library

Come to the Kent Public Library for a Pajama Story Time for all ages! Join Miss Melanie on Wednesday, March 30th, from 5:30- 6:30. Grab your teddy bear and wear your pajamas for a fun evening of stories and songs. Registration is required.   More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Standing Up For New York’s Small Business

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released a recent report summing up the contributions of small business to the New York State economy, and the numbers are incredible: “451,000 entrepreneurs covering a vast spectrum from neighborhood coffee shops to sp More...

Letters to the Editor

Putnam Valley Proposed Certificate of Occupancy & Rental Registration Laws Struck Down

Last night in a four to one vote by Town Board members, the proposed Certificate of Occupancy & Rental Registration Laws were struck down.  More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

DREW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH   28 Gleneida Aenue, Carmel, 845-225-2019 www.4UMchurches.com,drewumc1@gmail.com Pastor Jenn Tiernan-Bindler Worship Service 9:30am Sunday Suicide Loss Support Group Second Wednesday of Month 7pm Use side door   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Knapp

Gerald “Jerry” Knapp of Brewster, NY, died on March 5, 2015, at the age of 70, but his quiet exterior and trademark stubbornness will never be forgotten. Jerry was born on October 5, 1945, in White Plains, New York. More...

Richard S. Schweizer

Richard S. Schweizer, of Holmes, NY died suddenly and tragically on February 27, 2016, in his 66th year. Formerly of Smithtown and Huntington. Beloved companion of Stacy Pober. Loving father of Lesley Boswell and Scott Schweizer. More...

Lucy A. Becker

Lucy A. Becker (Troy) passed away at home on March 5, 2016. She was 86 years old. Lucy was born in the Bronx, NY, daughter of the late John and Bridget (Fitzgerald) Troy. She graduated from Aquinas High School in the Bronx. More...

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