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Putnam to implement Animal Cruelty Registry Law

Committee sends measure to Legislature

Calling animal cruelty a “serious problem, resulting in the abuse of thousands of animals each year across the United States,” the Putnam Legislature’s Rules, Enactments and More...

Firefighters avert calamity in Carmel

Two firefighters arriving on the scene of a house fire on Duke Drive in Carmel Monday are being credited with averting a calamity when they assisted a homeowner in extinguishing the inferno with a garden hose prior to the arrival of fire apparatus.&n More...

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Carmel High School

A stupid end-of-the-year prank resulted in the evacuation of Carmel High School Friday while 250 students were taking finals and Regents exams.  More...

Play Ball!

Civil War Style

Seventh graders at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel revisited life on the baseball diamond in the 1800s last Friday as one of their final assignments of the 2015-16 school year.  More...

The Face of Putnam Hospital Retires

Anita Minella has been the face of Putnam Hospital Center for nearly four decades and over the years while working with the Putnam Hospital Foundation, has raised more than $35 million for the medical facility.  More...

Putnam Lake FD Chief Has A New Title

Next time you run across Putnam Lake FD Chief Jamie Gagliardo, congratulate him.  The chief of one of the area’s busiest volunteer fire departments who has been employed for the past nine years as a paid member of the Danbury Fire Departme More...

General Stories

Courier & Writer Gross Honored

The Putnam County Courier was recognized for 175 years of service and senior reporter Eric Gross was given a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Putnam County Day celebration of the county’s 204th birthday, marking the split from Dutchess Cou More...

Scholarships Awarded to Seniors

High school seniors and their proud parents gathered at the Courier and PCNR offices Friday evening to celebrate the awarding of ten $1,000 scholarships by the Putnam County Courier and our sister paper the PCNR.  More...

Putnam Blood Drive Takes Place Next Friday

The Putnam tradition of donating blood twice annually continues next Friday, June 24, when members of the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police join the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, the Carmel Knights of Columbus lodge and Putnam re More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

The Indian Point Debate: Safety Concerns Versus Energy Access

At a recent hearing regarding the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s assessment report on Indian Point’s safety performance in 2015, a large number of speakers weighed in with their views on the plant’s future.  More...

Editorials

Perspective

Putting Library Budget in Hands of Voters Is Positive Step

I’d like to correct a small, misinformed voice we’re hearing in Putnam Valley. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE LOCAL COMMITTEE MEETING

The first meeting of the local committee on a suitable memorial for the men, who served in the World War, was held at the Reed Memorial Library on Wednesday evening and the following members were present: E. L. Hoag, Chairman; Clayton Ryder, John W. More...

Word of the Week

Quincunx \ KWIN-kunks \  noun : an arrangement of five things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and one in the middle   More...

Breaking News - 6/22/2016 4:29 PM

Serious crash closes TSP in Putnam

A serious motorcycle crash in the southbound lanes of the Taconic State Parkway in the area of Bryant Pond Road near the Putnam Valley-Town of Carmel line has closed the highway. More...

Breaking News - 6/22/2016 7:57 AM

Security to be extra tight at Carmel commencement  Free Access 

Security will be extra tight Thursday at Western Connecticut State University for the Carmel High School commencement. The district has received several threatening messages in recent days referencing the 2016 graduation.  More...

Poughkeepsie man found dead on Appalachian Trail

The body of a 39-year-old Poughkeepsie man was found Monday afternoon along the Appalachian Trail just north of the Putnam-Dutchess County line.State Police identified the victim as Brandon Ellis. More...

Capsized boaters rescued in Putnam Lake

Three residents out for an afternoon of fishing in Putnam Lake had a harrowing experience Saturday, but thanks to the rapid response of the local fire department, the trio was safely rescued. More...

Feds : Ex Mahopac Fire Treasurer Stole $5.7M

The former treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, Michael Klein, was arrested Wednesday on charges that he allegedly embezzled $5.7 million from the fire department treasury over a 13-year period.  More...

Michael Revenson Named Educator of the Year for State

Veteran Mahopac High School science teacher and certified paramedic Michael Revenson, who educates not only students in his chemistry classes but also instructs young men and women about emergency medicine, was recognized Monday as New York State&rsq More...

DiPippo Released From Jail

Anthony DiPippo has been released from jail.  DiPippo, twice convicted of killing 12 year old Josette Wright, twenty-two years ago now, walked out of the Putnam Correctional Facility last Wednesday afternoon with his attorney and family by his s More...

Democrats Field A Candidate For Legislature

One of Putnam’s three legislative races will be contested in November now that Jennifer McLaughlin Cassidy has entered the political arena.  Cassidy announced Tuesday that she will run on the Democratic ticket for the seat being vacated by More...

Around the County

Matthew Paterson School Kids Travel To Albany

One of the highlights of the 2015-16 school year for fourth graders at the Matthew Paterson Elementary School took place last week when boys and girls, accompanied by their teachers and parent chaperones, traveled to Albany.  More...

Humane Society Benefits From American Legion

The Putnam Humane Society is $550 richer this week thanks to the generosity and interest of members of the Patterson American Legion Post 1542.  Earlier this month, the post held a fundraiser with all proceeds earmarked for the Humane Society.&n More...

High achievers

Honor Society   Kate Kilgus, daughter of David and Carolyn Kilgus, Carmel, has been elected to Lawrence University's chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, a national honor society for students with exceptional musical and scholastic achievements. More...

Sports

Thomas Shofi Named Player of the Week

Alfred State sophomore outfielder Thomas Shofi of Carmel has been named the USCAA player of the week. Shofi led the Pioneer offense in a doubleheader at Houghton.  More...

Thomaselli’s Top 5 Memories from Spring

With the 2015-16 high school sports season having officially come to a close, it’s time to look back on the spring season and pick out our top five memories.  More...

Big Contrasts for Carmel Boys’ Lacrosse

How many clichés can we throw out to describe the Carmel High School boys’ lacrosse team from 2015 compared to this season, other than the obvious.  Night and day.  “I thought we improved drastically in winning six more games th More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHABAD OF PUTNAM COUNTY 5 Fair Stree, Carmel 845 225 4770 www.PuntamChabad.org Rabbi Avi Korer conducts Shabbat services Saturdays at 10:00am. Education director Michal Korer. Hebrew school Sundays 10am - 12pm No membership necessary. CHUANG YEN More...

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