March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Miracle Escape: Smoke Detector Alerts Pair

Peggy and Duke Papp were lounging around their Coolidge Drive home in Southeast overlooking Lake Tonetta Tuesday morning with their Yorkie, Maggie, when a smoke detector activated. More...

Changing the Culture of Intoxication

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Confronts Addiction

Drug use and abuse among today’s young people is rampant across Putnam County. More...

Emerson Appleyard and Benjamin Antoniuk

Emerson Appleyard and Benjamin Antoniuk, both fifth graders, explain their hypothesis of measuring energy in plants. |align=left|width=250|height=184|link=node] More...

General Stories

Say ‘No’ to the Bag Campaign Discussed Before Legislature

Admitting that eliminating plastic bags from local business will be a “tough nut to crack,” Putnam Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra called on her colleagues to follow Rockland County’s lead by enacting legislation that will eventually More...

Man Charged With Stealing from Unlocked Gym Lockers

A northern Westchester man is facing state prison for allegedly stealing from unlocked gym lockers at two popular Carmel fitness centers. More...

Stun-Gun Drunk Driver Facing Charges

A Holmes man is facing felony charges for allegedly driving drunk and possessing a stun gun following his arrest by Brewster State Police. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

First Putnam County Chambers Legislative Priorities Booklet Released

Your countywide chamber of commerce has released its first 2015 Legislative Priorities booklet, giving residents, business owners and elected officials an opportunity to review the issues of greatest concern in a concise, clear format. More...

School News

Courier Announces Scholarships

The Putnam County Courier announced it will once again offer $10,000 in scholarship monies to area students for their college or vocational careers. More...

College of Westchester Recognizes Carmel High School Students

Fourteen Carmel High School students majoring in business education have been honored by the College of Westchester. More...

Science Fair Brings Out the Best

One hundred twentyfive students attending the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel created nearly 200 projects that received rave reviews last weekend at the school's 39th annual Science Fair. More...

Letters to the Editor

Philipstown Hypocrisy

I read with interest the article about the Town of Philipstown failing to appear at a hearing for a subpoena brought by Putnam County. More...

Praise for Boy Scouts

To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire staff at the Brewster Public Library, I would like to thank Nick Headen and the Carmel Boy Scouts Troop 1 for the beautiful new shelves they provided for our children’s room More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rosemarie Ann Krull

Rosemarie Ann Krull, 89, of West Melbourne FL, formerly of Brewster, NY, and Sandwich, MA, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank T. Krull, Jr, who predeceased her in 1980. More...

Breaking News - 5:41 PM

Carmel School bus driver recounts pit bull attack, rescue  Free Access 

Fought dog with broom

Carmel School bus driver Bill Donovan was at the right place at the right time when a pit bull terrier attacked a 14 year old high school girl on his route. More...

Breaking News - 1:47 PM

Judge spares dog’s life

Carmel Town Justice Thomas Jacobellis has spared the life of a pit bull terrier that attacked a 14 year old Carmel girl waiting for her school bus in addition to both her parents who came to the teen’s assistance. More...

Judge to Decide Fate of Dangerous Dog

Carmel Town Justice Thomas Jacobellis will decide whether a pit bull terrier that attacked a 14 year old Carmel girl waiting for her school bus, in addition to both her parents, will live or be euthanized. More...

Putnam Asked to Investigate County Police Consolidation

Police officers in Putnam County may be wearing the same uniforms from Carmel to Cold Spring, containing identical badges and patches, if residents approve a merger of the county’s current two town and two village forces along with the Sheriff& More...

Around the County

Metro-North Increases Fares, Again

It will cost you more to ride the rails from Putnam County into the Big Apple. Metro-North increased its fare schedule this past Sunday on both the Harlem and Hudson Lines by some 4 percent. More...

Gardens Needed for PARC Secret Garden Tour On June 6

Partners with PARC, a non-profit dedicated to securing the financial future of people with disabilities, will host its annual Putnam County Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 6, and gardens are needed for this year’s fundraiser. More...

Gardening for Birds with Native Plants

The Putnam Highlands Audubon Society program on Gardening for Birds with Native Plants is scheduled for this Sunday, March 29, at 2 pm at the Howland Public Library in Beacon. Light refreshments will be served and the program is free. More...

Cultural Events

Art Center Hones Student Offerings

The role of art in education took over the Garrison Art Center Saturday. The day marked the opening of two exhibitions at the Center, located on the river at Garrison Landing. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 7:10 PM

Another black eye for Mahopac sports program  Free Access 

Father attacks lacrosse coach

A Mahopac man has been arrested on charges of harassment and criminal mischief for allegedly punching and spitting on a coach who cut his daughte More...

The Best of the High School Boys

They are the best of the best in Putnam County. For the first time ever the Putnam County Courier and Putnam News & Recorder have selected an All-Putnam team for high school boys' and girls' basketball, both featured in this issue. More...

Highlighting the Star Girls

Who are the best high school girls' basketball players in Putnam County? We think we have an idea right here. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Navigation between Newburg and New York, which by reason of the ice has been stopped since the latter part of December, was resumed Tuesday, March 21, 1905, when the propeller Newburg left Newburg for the metropolis and the Homr Ramsdeell left New Yo More...

Word of the Week

Acumen keenness and depth of perception, discernment, or discrimination especially in practical matters More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com Sunday programs: 9-10am - Chanting and Meditation, 10-11am - Dharma Talk, 11am-12pm - Noon Book Discussion Group, Vegetarian lunch, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-1pm More...

Reform Temple Potluck Dinner Set for Friday

The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley is hosting a model Passover Seder and Potluck dinner, free of charge and open to the community, on Friday March 27th, at 6:00 pm. More...

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