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Stations of the Cross celebrated in Brewster  Free Access 

Hundreds of Putnam’s newest residents from Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico and Puerto Rico converged in downtown Brewster on Good Friday evening to celebrate a 2000 year old tradition—the Stations of the Cross. More...

Mexican Purim Fiesta celebrated in Carmel  Free Access 

The Jewish holiday of Purim was celebrated in a most unusual fashion in Carmel when Christians and Jews gathered at Putnam Chabad for the region’s first Mexican Purim Fiesta. More...

COUNTY MAKES FULL-COURT PRESS OVER DANGEROUS INTERSECTION

Putnam County officials have had it with the State of New York and have promised to hold the state accountable if a serious mishap occurs involving a school bus crossing the dangerous TSP – Pudding Street intersection in Putnam Valley. More...

Be Part of the ‘Butterfly Effect’ with Putnam’s Audubon Society

Edward Lorenz (1917- 2008) was a pioneer of Chaos Theory and famously posited that a massive storm may have its beginning in the faraway flapping of a butterfly’s wings. More...

Shh! More Quiet Cars Coming for Metro-North Commuters

Commuters using Metro- North trains on both the Harlem and Hudson lines who desire peace and tranquility en route to and from the Big Apple received some good news Monday.  More...

General Stories

Thousands of Eggs Found at Kent Rec!

A chilly but sunny Saturday morning attracted hundreds of children from throughout the county for the Kent Recreation Commission’s annual Easter Egg hunt.  More...

Last Chance to Register for Primary

If you are planning to vote in next month’s Presidential Primary, Putnam Elections Commissioners Anthony Scannapieco and Kathy Croft remind Putnam residents that mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight Friday, March 25, More...

Putnam County to Enact New IDA

Putnam County lawmakers have decided to enact a new Industrial Development Agency (IDA). More...

Enterprise

From The Chamber

Here’s A New Hashtag: Let’s Help Workers #Find15

A few weeks ago we discussed how a consortium of over 50 business groups, chambers of commerce and economic development agencies have developed a campaign called the Minimum Wage Reality Check (www.minimumwagerealitycheck.com) to share real world exa More...

Editorials

Personal Mention

Concerning People Whom We Know or Should Know

The Rev. William G. Murphy, rector of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Katonah, and St. Joseph’s Church, Croton Falls, has been appointed vice-rector of the American College at Rome. Father Murphy was born in New York city in 1864. More...

Word of the Week

Somnolent \SAHM-nuh-lunt\  adjective : of a kind likely to induce sleep, inclined to or heavy with sleep : drowsy; sleepy   More...

Letters to the Editor

A New Threat to Putnam County Lakes

Putnam County is known for its beautiful lakes and waterways. However, if we don’t work together to protect them, it might be too late to save them. Aquatic invasive species have been found in some of our lakes.   More...

Dear Editor, Four more high-speed accidents have occurred in the

past two weeks at the Pudding Street / Taconic State Parkway intersection. How much more delay will occur before an overpass will move to the top of the priority list for the governor, our elected officials and the DOT?  More...

Breaking News - 3/29/2016 6:03 PM

DiPippo conviction tossed by state’s highest court

The brutal rape and murder of 12-year-old Josette Wright, now 22 years ago, was one of  Putnam’s most heinous crimes. It resulted in the conviction, twice, of Anthony DiPippo.   More...

Breaking News - 3/29/2016 11:08 AM

Smoke Detectors Save The Day

It’s been a busy past few days for members of the Brewster Fire Department with emergency responders answering three alarms for house fires.In each case, tragedy was averted since smoke detectors alerted residents that fire was brewing in their home. More...

Breaking News - 3/29/2016 7:16 AM

Power restored for most after brutal winds take down trees  Free Access 

Updated with new info

NYSEG crews worked throughout the night and early morning to restore electric service to thousands of Putnam residents who lost power Monday evening when wind gusts recorded by the National Weather Service in excess of 50 mph toppled trees and tree l More...

More mayhem on TSP with another dangerous crash

Another week—another More...

Easter Treats For All Ages!

Adults from across the county brought back memories of yesteryear Sunday by participating in a special Easter Egg Hunt at the Putnam Humane Society that raised money for the county’s animal shelter. More...

Road Menace Strikes Again

An 18-year-old Brewster youth faces another appearance in town court for allegedly driving at mach speed on a local Putnam County road. More...

Hossu Files $45 Million Lawsuit

Alexandru Hossu, the 38-year-old Romanian immigrant charged with raping a 13-year-old girl in 2010 but exonerated four years later, has filed a $45 million federal lawsuit alleging he was wrongfully arrested as a result of a bitter political feud. More...

Around the County

Forum on Oil Trains Set

The Philipstown Garden Club is sponsoring a forum on “Crude Oil Transport in the Hudson Valley,” on Saturday, April 2, from 2-4pm at the Garrison Union Free School, 1100 Rt. 9D, Garrison. The event is free and open to public.  More...

Suspicious Fire Damages Lake Peekskill Home

Fire of suspicious origin damaged a vacant home in the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley early Thursday.  Firefighters were dispatched to the residence at 6 Traverse Road shortly before midnight.  Putnam Valley FD Chief Shawn Keeler s More...

Felony Charges Lodged Outside School Complex

A report of an erratic driver led to the arrest last Wednesday of a man from Jamaica, Queens on felony charges related to DWI.  Kent Police received the dispatch at 8:15 p.m. More...

Sports

SUPER SIX for Girls'

Meet the Super Six, the Putnam Courier’s post-season All-Star team of high school girls’ basketball players. This group not only had terrific individual seasons but helped carry their teams well into the post-season. More...

SUPER SIX for Boys' Basketball

Once again the Putnam Courier is selecting its postseason All-Star team of high school boys’ basketball players, dubbing this year’s group the Super Six.  These young men had outstanding seasons in leading their respective teams to s More...

Mahopac Girls’ Lacrosse Looking for Repeat

It was a magical season in 2015 for the Mahopac High School girls’ lacrosse team, making a run all the way to the Section One, Class A championship game before losing a close, hard-fought battle to perennial powerhouse Suffern, 10-6.  This More...

Worship Services

Worship LLisitinsgtsings

First United Methodist Church of Brewster  83 Main Street Brewster 845 279-7611 www.brewsterfirstumc.com Pastor Wongee Joh Sunday Services at 9:30 am   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Edward D. Richardson

Edward D. Richardson, age 77, a resident of Putnam Lake since 1973, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, NY.   More...

Helen ‘Ebbie’ Marie McKeon

Helen (“Ebbie”) Marie McKeon, née O’Toole, 98, of Brewster, New York passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 3, 1917, in Manhattan. More...

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