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July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Oh No! High Winds Topple Official Christmas Tree

A 45-foot tall blue spruce that served for years as Putnam’s official Christmas tree is no more. More...

Courier Awards $10K in Scholarships

The Putnam County Courier and the The Putnam County News & Recorder have again awarded 10 scholarships to deserving students to further their education. More...

General Stories

Brewster’s Sue Pigat to Play in National Senior Games

Sue Pigat looks nothing like a senior citizen, yet the soon-to-be 52 year old from Brewster couldn’t wait for her 50th birthday so she could participate in the National Senior Games. More...

Holiday Festivities Galore Across Putnam

Three unique fireworks displays are planned for the Independence Day holiday weekend in Putnam County. On Friday, the Southeast fireworks spectacular will light up the skies over the Highlands Shopping Center off Route 312 and I-84. More...

Brewster Boy Scouts Conduct Court of Honor

Brewster Boy Scout Troop One was founded in 1910 – the first year of scouting in America, and the tradition of the Boy Scouts has continued in Putnam County thanks to the troop’s leadership since that time. More...

Cultural Events

Whipple Brings City Art to Putnam County

This past Saturday, Brooklyn came to Carmel. To celebrate its opening, the Whipple House hosted an exhibition composed of works from diverse artists from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick. More...

Arts on the Lake Gears Up for Summer

Ed Durkee is a busy man. As I sat in a fold out chair in the old Lake Carmel Fire House, my notepad resting on one of many tables pushed together and covered in paper, posters, and open laptops, Durkee alternated between standing and sitting. More...

Sports

High School Softball All-Putnam Team

Here Are the Fabulous Five; Bears Dominate

When we set out to choose the first annual All-Putnam Team, selecting the athletes we believe are the five best high school softball players in the area, we had an inkling one school might dominate. And that’s how it played out. More...

19th Century Baseball Revisited at Carmel Middle School

Play Ball! 19th century style. Seventh graders at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel revisited life on the baseball diamond in the 1800’s last week as one of their final assignments of the 2014-15 school year. More...

High School Baseball All-Putnam Team

Meet The Fab Five From Spring Season

Meet the Fab Five. We set out to choose the first annual All-Putnam Team, selecting whom we believe are the five best high school baseball players in the area. More...

Letters to the Editor

Special Mass with Cardinal Dolan

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Cardinal Timothy Dolan arrived at St. Lawrence with a smile from ear to ear and blessed our newly renovated church. More...

Worship Listings

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH 414 Haviland Drive Patterson 845-279-4832 Administrator: Fr. Richard GillDaily Mass Tues, Sat: 9:00am Sat Vigil Mass: 4:00pm Sun: 8:30am & 10:30amReligious EducationMeg Cairney Coordinator of Relgious Education More...

Muriel E. Cornish

Muriel E. Cornish, 98, of Carmel, NY, passed away on March 04, 2015. In honor and celebration of her life, family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on July 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James the Apostle R.C. More...

Breaking News - 10:30 PM

Man apprehended following chase through Putnam

Police throughout the region have experienced a busy Fourth of July searching for a man wanted in connection with a high speed chase More...

Fireworks display in Southeast “picture-perfect”

Massive crowds estimated at more than 10,000 jammed the Highlands Shopping Center and surrounding roads in Southeast Friday evening for a colorful fireworks display.People of all ages enjoyed the 17 minute pyrotechnics exhibit that lit up the skies a More...

NYC Drug Dealer Arrested in Putnam

Illegal drug trafficking in the Putnam area has taken a major hit thanks to the efforts of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department Countywide Narcotics Enforcement Unit. More...

Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan Leads Centennial Mass

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Around the County

Mountain Biker Rescued From Wilds of Kent

An 18 year old Somers man got more than he bargained for when taking a bike trek in the wilds of Kent. Richard Luadamo went missing Thursday night around 8:30 p.m. in the Mt. Nimham area and as darkness fell friends became concerned and called 9-1-1. More...

Driver Inexperience Contributed to Crash

Driver inexperience has been cited in a serious personal injury crash in Southeast that sent four people to the hospital. More...

Mekeel’s Corners Celebrates The Fourth

The Mekeel's Corners Chapel Association is pleased to announce the service celebrating America’s birthday will be held Saturday, July 4, at 10 a.m. at the Chapel at Rt. 9 and Rt. 301, Philipstown. More...

Enterprise

Tompkins Mahopac Bank Welcomes Two New Employees

Tompkins Mahopac Bank has found a new marketing communications business partner in James McKenna. More...

School News

CHS Commencement Recalls Tragic Passing of a Classmate

Mairead Sullivan was a member of the Carmel High School Class of 2015. More...

400-Plus Graduate from MHS Despite a Year of Interruptions

Mahopac High School Principal Adam Pease said it best: “We had an interesting year this year. More...

10 From Putnam Becoming Licensed Practical Nurses

Ten young women from Putnam County were among the 28 students who graduated last week as Licensed Practical Nurses from PutnamNorthern Westchester BOCES after completing a rigorous course of study in addition to dozens of hours of real-world experien More...

Editorials

The Civil War: A People’s Contest

On July 4, 1861, the U.S. Congress convened in special session. Its first act was to receive a “Special Message” from the President about the onset of the Civil War. More...

Worship Services

Father Sorgie to Leave St. James Church

One of the region’s most loved, respected and revered clergymen is leaving his parish next month after being reassigned by the Archdiocese of New York. More...

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"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!" ~Daniel Webster