December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 12/20/2016 7:41 AM

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Single digits, but no storms in forecast

Putnam residents awakened to bone-chilling cold temperatures Tuesday.   More...

Candy Cane Run Special For The Coslett Family

I n 1994, a special family tradition began for the Coslett Family of Kent when the wail of fire department sirens on the second Saturday before Christmas indicated time for the Lake Carmel Fire Department’s Candy Cane Run.  More...

At 16, Jillian McNamara is a World Champion

Jillian McNamara has quite a future! The 16 year old Brewster High School junior returned from Germany last week as a world champion after competing in the International Dance Organization’s World Tap championships.  More...

Putnam Valley High School Considers Later Start

Recent research findings regarding the effect of school start time on adolescent academic achievement and mental health has compelled the Putnam Valley School District to consider pushing back the opening bell at Putnam Valley High School.  More...

General Stories

Festival of Lights to be Celebrated Countywide

Chanukah or the Festival of Lights will be celebrated countywide this year thanks to Chabad of Putnam County.  Three menorah lightings, one in Cold Spring, are planned for the final week of the month.  More...

Holidays Arrive In Lake Carmel

The holidays have arrived in Lake Carmel thanks in part to the effort of the Lake Carmel Park District.  With the assistance of the Kent Police Department, Santa arrived over the weekend in a flurry of lights and sirens.  Games for children More...

Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration In Brewster

Carols performed by the Putnam Chorale greeted guests Saturday evening at the historic Walter Brewster House as the Landmarks Preservation Society greeted dozens of guests for an old fashioned holiday party. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Agricultural Notice

The Eighth Annual Meeting of the Putnam County Agricultural Society will be held at the Hotel of J. J. Smalley in Carmel, on Wednesday, December 29th, 1858, at 10 o’clock, A. M. More...

Word of the Week

triptych \TRIP-tik\  noun : something composed or presented in three parts or sections; especially : trilogy   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.  More...

Breaking News - 12/20/2016 4:53 PM

Judge denies Andrew Krivak’s motion for new trial  Free Access 

One of the major stories of 2016 evolved around the acquittal of Anthony DiPippo, who had spent more than two decades in a maximum security penitentiary and was twice convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a 12 year old Carmel girl. More...

Breaking News - 12/20/2016 7:55 AM

Firefighters summoned for structure fire at Carmel senior complex

Smoke from burned dinner

The alarm sounded at 8 p.m. Monday when a report of a fire at the Gleneida Court senior housing complex on Seminary Hill Road in Carmel was broadcast on county fire frequencies, but this time, damage was minor. More...

Wrong way DWI crash on I-684 critically injures Carmel man

A Carmel man reportedly intoxicated and in the possession of a quantity of marijuana was critically injured late Sunday night in a wrong-way crash on Route 684 in Bedford.State Police said the unidentified 30 year old Putnam resident entered the high More...

Courier, PCNR Under New Ownership  Free Access 

Elizabeth Ailes, the owner and publisher of the Putnam County News & Recorder and the Putnam County Courier, announced that she has sold both historic newspapers of record. More...

23 Now Proud to be An American

I t’s been quite a year for 197 of America’s newest citizens.  The final naturalization ceremony of the year was held Wednesday at the historic Putnam Courthouse when 23 men and women recited their oath of allegiance to the United St More...

Around the County

Saunders Nativity Set for December 18

Sandy Saunders will again host the Living Nativity at his farm on Old Albany Post Road and Philipsbrook Road in Garrison on Dec. 18. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Barge Anchorages On The Hudson – An Evaluation

Concerns are being raised by environmental interests and some business groups over the US Coast Guard’s proposed 10 new anchorage grounds in the Hudson River, to improve navigational safety for large commercial vessels between Yonkers and Kings More...

Sports

NY Giants Honor Mahopac Player Charlie Burt

Mahopac High School football player Charlie Burt was named as the recipient of USA Football’s Heart of a Giant Award presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants.  Burt was surprised by Giants’ running back R More...

Beacon Hands New Tigers’ Coach Her First Loss, Now 2-1

PUTNAM VALLEY – Putnam Valley High School girls’ basketball coach Kristi Dini suffered her first loss back at her alma mater on Tuesday night, as the Tigers fell to Beacon, 34-30, in a non-league game.  More...

Former Brewster Star Merkel Shines

MINNEAPOLIS – Former Brewster High School girls’ basketball star Frannie Merkel, now a freshman with the Plattsburgh State women's basketball team, has been named to the D3hoops.com Women's Team of the Week presented by Scoutware for the More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: We don’t typically print letters from people outside the county, but the writer’s point is a great reminder. He volunteers at Putnam’s animal shelter in Carmel. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

JOHN J. FITZSIMONS

John J. Fitzsimons, age 77, of Brewster, NY, died December 12, 2016 at his home.  John was born on October 8, 1939 in Manhattan, NY to Patrick and Molly (Brabacon) Fitzsimons. More...

JOAN HYATT

Joan Hyatt of West Coxsackie, NY passed away peacefully on Monday, December 5th, at the age of 84. She was born in Mahopac Falls, NY, the daughter of Horace and Glenna (Tompkins) Lockwood. On June 9, 1950, she married James E. More...

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