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Breaking News - 6/22/2017 3:55 PM

Raymond Hill Cemetery thievery leads to arrest of Pawling man

A Pawling man is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly stealing more than $250,000 in cash and equipment from the Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel.  State Police Thursday reported the arrest of Robert Bauer, 47, in connection with More...

Levy Wins $150,000 in Lawsuit Against Smith

Stunning Defeat for Sheriff

The Putnam County Legislature meets in special session Thursday to approve a $125,000 settlement as a result of a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit filed by former Putnam District Attorney Adam Levy against Sheriff Don Smith.  More...

1,500 Carp Arrive Today In Lake Mahopac

One thousand five hundred triploid carp will be calling Lake Mahopac home by nightfall (Tuesday).  More...

General Stories

256 Graduate from Brewster High School

Two -hundred-fifty-six young women and men have closed a chapter in their lives and opened a new one following their graduation from Brewster High School.  The O’Neill Center on the Western Connecticut State University campus in Danbury wa More...

End-of-Year Tradition Begins in Brewster

One hundred ninety-one young men and women – all dressed in their commencement finery – received a hero’s welcome Friday when, on the eve of their high school graduation, they visited the John F. Kennedy Elementary School, C.V. More...

Four Young Men From Brewster Become Eagle Scouts

Four young men from Brewster are Putnam’s latest Eagle Scouts.  The prestigious rank in scouting was awarded to Maurice Pierre, Jeb Perera, Justin DiBari and James Hosey during a ceremony recently at the Brewster Elks Lodge.  The quar More...

Sports

DeMatteo Returns Home To Mahopac

The timing was just never right.  Until it was.  Longtime Mahopac resident Dominick DeMatteo is returning home, having accepted a physical education teaching job and the head football coaching position at Mahopac High School.  More...

Top 10 National Finish For Carmel Girls Runners

GREENSBORO, N.C. – They are the best of the best at Carmel High School.  Now, four distance runners from the school are among the best of the best nationally.  Katie Turk, Angela Castronuovo,   More...

Renegades Welcome New Batch of Players As Season Begins

FISHKILL – It’s that time again.  The Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball team are back for their 24th season in nearby Fishkill, barely a 20-25 minute drive from Putnam County  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara B. Piazza

Barbara B. Piazza, age 91, of Pawling, NY, died peacefully on Friday June 9, 2017, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home, Brewster, NY.   Mrs. Piazza was born March 16, 1926, in Tuckahoe, NY, daughter of Henry and Mary (Carton) Brundage. More...

Yolande Chasse

Yolande Chasse, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie.  A resident of Carmel, NY since 1964, she was born in Quebec City, Canada on August 22, 1935, to Mendoza and Anna Marie Rousseau.  More...

Breaking News - 4:53 PM

Rabid cat warning issued for Mahopac  Free Access 

A full grown gray tabby cat has tested positive for rabies in Mahopac and Putnam County Health Department officials are urging the public residing within the Tanager Road-Wright Road neighborhood, who may have come into contact with the cat, to conta More...

Breaking News - 6/22/2017 4:44 PM

Mahopac FD treasurer sentenced to federal prison  Free Access 

Scheme stole millions from fire department

The former treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, Michael Klein, who experienced a lavish life style at the expense of his fellow emergency responders and taxpayers of the greater Carmel-Mahopac area, will soon discover that crime doesn’ More...

2017 High School Graduation Coverage

256 Receive Diplomas at Brewster High School’s 126th Commencement

Graduates rejoice at Western Conn. State University stadium. More photos and full recap on page 2. Photos by Eric Gross More...

The Stars Aligned As Woman’s Life Is Saved in Patterson

Kathy Pellegrino calls herself the “luckiest woman in the world!”  The 63-year-old Patterson resident, a nurse for 45 of those years, was walking her dogs in January throughout the Cornwall Meadows complex when she collapsed and beca More...

DeStefano Calls For Smith’s Resignation

Retired New York Police Department Captain and announced candidate for Putnam Sheriff Andrew DeStefano has called on Sheriff Don Smith to resign in the wake of his admitting to have fabricated official news releases regarding the Alexandru Hossu case More...

Around the County

Late Storms

As the Courier went to press, massive thunderstorms knocked out power for thousands in eastern Putnam. The storms also canceled Monday night’s North Salem High School commencement. It will be Wednesday evening.   More...

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Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Is The County in Competition With The Business Community?

The question of county-owned venues potentially competing with area businesses is raised periodically, for example, when Putnam County was taking over the golf course, and now with Tilly’s Table. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A THUNDERBOLT

From a clear sky could not have startled the audience more than what Dr. Yeager announced before awarding the diplomas. More...

Word of the Week

erstwhile / ERST-wile /  ADVERB: in the past : formerly   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner  Free Access 

East Meets West; World Doesn’t End

It was, right there on one of The Garrison’s outdoor decks, a peaceful, collegial meeting. Drinks, salad, nice cheeses, Brussels sprouts with bacon, short-rib sliders. Umbrellas to keep the sun off. More...

Summer Solstice Success

(and Trading Post Bleu Cheese Dressing)

Wednesday, June 21st, marks the Summer Solstice and the official first day of summer. Celebrate like heck: we’ve earned it after this spring’s October-ish thermometer shenanigans. More...

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