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Putnam Home Sales Best In Years

Putnam County posted the best real estate results since the post-recession recovery in 2016. More...

Live Chickens May Call Carmel-Mahopac Home

Residents of the greater Carmel-Mahopac area living on a halfacre of land may soon be permitted to raise chickens on their property under an amendment to the town’s code that has received a positive recommendation from the town’s Planning More...

General Stories

Youngest Chief Assumes Reigns Of Carmel Fire Dept

One of Putnam County’s youngest fire chiefs took his oath of office Saturday evening to lead the Carmel Fire Department during its 102nd year of service. More...

Firefighters and EMS Providers Now Protected Under ‘Move Over’ Law

Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Tony Sutton applauded state lawmakers Saturday for expanding New York’s ‘Move Over’ Law to protect volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel.  More...

‘Bubblers’ Scrutinized in Town of Carmel

Carmel officials are concerned that deicing devices known as bubblers which keep private docks free of ice are creating a hazardous condition on Lake Mahopac.  Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt said while the town doesn’t want to ban the use of t More...

Enterprise

KAS Spirits of Mahopac Awarded Development Grant

A three-year old family owned craft-liquor business located in Mahopac has been awarded a $5,000 New York State Empire Development Grant to invest in equipment. Kestutis Katinas manufactures a Lithuanian honey liquor called krupnikas. More...

FROM THE CHAMBER

Cuomo’s State of Our State

Our Governor has chosen an unusual delivery for his 2017 “State of the State” message, visiting multiple sites as opposed to the customary presentation in front of a joint session of the Legislature and invited guests. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A SERIOUS MISFORTUNE

Augustus Gruten Loses An Eye And May Be Blind  Augustus Gruten met with a serious misfortune while at work assisting John Smith to gather his harvest of ice. More...

Word of the Week

sylvan \SILL-vun\  adj : living or located in the woods or forest   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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kathleen Mulvihill

Kathleen Mulvihill (nee O’Neill), age 80, of Bedford Hills, NY and formerly of the Bronx and Carmel, NY, passed away peacefully at her home on January 17, 2017. More...

Jeffrey R. Fisher

Dr. Jeffrey R. Fisher 31, of Sidney, ME, died January 18, 2017 as the result of a snowmobile accident. He was born in Mount Kisco, NY on June 12, 1985. More...

FRANK JOSEPH RUSSO

Frank Joseph Russo, known by all as Fra, died suddenly on January 15, 2017 at his home. He was 46 Years old.   Frank was born September 19, 1970, in Yonkers, NY, son to Dominic and Rose (Zuzolo) Russo of Brewster, NY. More...

Breaking News - 1/29/2017 6:07 PM

Molloy charged with $10 theft of newspapers outside coffee shop  Free Access 

The chairman of the Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau, Barney Molloy, is facing larceny charges for allegedly stealing copies of the New York Times from bundles outside the Cupoccino More...

Breaking News - 1/29/2017 5:44 PM

President Trump’s refugee Executive Order gets mixed reaction

President Trump’s executive order related to refugees from Islamic parts of the world is getting mixed reaction, with leading area Democrats calling it ill-advised.   More...

Pick up truck destroyed in early morning blaze

A Chevy Silverado pickup truck was destroyed by fire Tuesday when it ignited on Route 301 between Glenvue Drive and Gleneida Ridge Road in Carmel. The vehicle went up in flames around 7 a.m. More...

Serious Crash in Brewster Sends Three to Hospital

A serious two-vehicle crash on Route 22 south of the Village of Brewster last Tuesday morning sent three men to the hospital, one with life threatening injuries.  The crash that occurred minutes before 8 am involved a northbound pickup truck and More...

Around the County

Eagle Eye Thrift Shop Offers Something For Everyone

The Eagle Eye Thrift Shop is an amazing place! More...

Maxwell Greene Becomes Newest Eagle Scout

Maxwell Greene of Brewster has become Putnam’s latest Eagle Scout recipient.  Max, a member of Brewster Troop One, served as leader by working with 36 volunteers who dedicated 235 hours to design, construct and install a kiosk, two benches More...

Woman Jailed For Attempting To Cash Phony Payroll Check

A young woman from Continental Village is incarcerated at the Orange County Jail on felony charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument in addition to attempted grand larceny for allegedly attempting to cash a fake payroll check from a Dutch More...

Sports

Johanson Dominates in Gymnastics

MAHOPAC – Callie Johanson just continues to have a phenomenal season for the Mahopac High School gymnastics team.  Johanson won three of the four disciplines on Thursday, and the Indians beat Scarsdale, 167.2 to 117.1 in a Section 1 gymnas More...

Brewster Girls Drop Back-to- Back Basketball Games

WICCOPEE – Tough week for the Brewster High School girls basketball team – a couple of kids sick, a couple injured, and a couple of losses.  The depleted Bears lost to Somers and John Jay-East Fishkill last week to fall below the .50 More...

Brewster Boys Fall at John Jay

WICCOPEE – It was, in every sense of the cliché, a tale of two halves.  Brewster High School’s Harry Dignan had a solid first half, but John Jay-East Fishkill’s Isaiah Tullo carried the second half, and that was enough for the More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner  Free Access 

The New Courier: Moving Fast, With You

Last week, for the first time, we changed the publication day of the Courier, moving our press run ahead by two full days to Monday night instead of Wednesday night. More...

My Favorite Seed Catalogs

(and Fast & Easy Cheese Puffs)

Two weeks ago, I mentioned that I was taking My Boss to a Cuban Cooking Class at the hospital. We had a nice time catching up away from the Paragraph Factory and enjoyed a big plate of rice and beans with a side of plantains. More...

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