January 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Serious crash on Route 22 in Brewster sends 3 to hospital

New info; victims ID'd

A serious two-vehicle crash on Route 22 south of the Village of Brewster Tuesday morning sent three men to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. More...

25 New Firefighters Join The Ranks in Putnam

Putnam's proud tradition of volunteerism in the emergency services field is clearly thriving, following the graduation of 25 young firefighters.   More...

Innovation Learning Center Opens With Great Fanfare

In December 2014, residents of the Brewster School District overwhelmingly approved a $38.9 million referendum that called for major renovations throughout the school system.  Last Wednesday evening, the flagship of the renovation project was un More...

The Courier Now Out on New Day!

Beginning this week, the Courier will be available on newsstands on Tuesdays throughout eastern Putnam. More...

General Stories

Volunteers Create Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention

Thousands of pinwheels will be on display throughout Putnam County this spring thanks to the Pinwheel Campaign in tandem with April being declared as Child Abuse Awareness Month.  The Child Advocacy Center, working in conjunction with county gov More...

Sasha Ono Featured On 2017 Grammy Ballot

Sasha Ono, an orchestra teacher in the Brewster School District, is being featured on the album “Renew” which has received a Grammy ballot for the 2017 Grammy Awards.  The album also features Grammy Award winning artists Shunzo Ohno More...

Bowling Fundraiser Planned For Carmel FD

The Carmel FD annual fundraising bowling tournament is still two months away but organizers have reminded the public to register early since according to one of the tourney’s coordinators “lanes always fill up fast.”  Michael D More...

Sports

Carmel Boys Finish Strong For Win

CARMEL – What was it that Alec Baldwin said in Glengarry Glen Ross? Always Be Closing?  That’s what the Carmel High School boys’ basketball team did last Thursday night.  More...

Brewster Wrestling Drops Slim Match to Beacon

BEACON – Beacon High School dominated the heavier weights on Wednesday, and the Bulldogs pulled out a 42-39 wrestling victory in a league match.  Here are the full results:  More...

Barry, Johnson Carry Carmel Girls

WICCOPEE – Alex Barry and Khadijah Johnson each had a big game Thursday, and the Carmel High School girls’ basketball team beat John Jay, 39-32, in a league contest.  Barry led all scorers with 16 points, and Johnson added 14.  More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner  Free Access 

Listen to History. Just Listen

One of my favorite things about the MLK holiday is that his speeches become prominent again, at least for a time, before receding for another year. Here’s a thought: Don’t listen just to the excerpts. Listen to the whole speech. More...

Winter Cravings: Orange You Glad?

(and Arugula and Orange Salad)

Do you crave Vitamin C foods in winter? Locally, there are still lots of winter squash to eat and those big vegetal treasure chests are packed with Vit C. More...

Breaking News - 4:46 PM

Reaction mixed to Trump inauguration  Free Access 

Hours after Donald Trump took his oath of office becoming the 45th President of the United States, reaction in and around Putnam County was mixed regarding the President’s address. Former Gov. More...

Breaking News - 1/19/2017 11:48 AM

Alleged bank robber surrenders to police  Free Access 

A Brewster man had second thoughts after allegedly robbing a bank in Danbury – police said he turned himself into authorities less than 12 hours later, confessing to the heist. More...

Crash, fire, missing driver keep EMS busy for hours

Emergency responders in Mahopac experienced a wild morning early Monday when a 9-1-1 call sent Carmel Police and Mahopac FD personnel to Wixon Pond Road for a report of a single car crash with possible entrapment–a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. More...

Paul Boscia Named as Putnam’s New Undersheriff

A career member of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department – who retired only three weeks ago – will soon be back on the job but this time as Undersheriff.  More...

Walk to Highlight Immigration Awareness in Brewster

Three toddlers carry a sign through the village of Brewster calling for neighborliness during the King Candlelight Prayer Walk for Immigration Awareness in Brwester on Monday. More...

Around the County

Mahopac Fire Department Elects Officers For 2017

Newly elected officers for the Mahopac Fire Department will take their oaths of office at the department’s annual installation dinner on January 28. More...

Franciscans Plan Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement invite people of all denominations to join them on any or all of these eight days in praying for Christian Unity at Graymoor and in Peekskill. More...

High achievers

Dean’s List   The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 869 students to the President's List, in recognition of their academic excellence in the Fall 2016 semester. More...

Cultural Events

The Hudson River Ramblers Perform ‘Alexander Hamilton’ at Mahopac Library

Mahopac Public Library’s exciting BAMM (books, art, music in Mahopac) series returns on February 12 at 2 pm with a performance by Rich Bala and Jonathan Kruk, also known as the Hudson River Ramblers. More...

Author Zadie Smith to Read from Works at Vassar

Acclaimed author Zadie Smith will deliver the annual Alex Krieger ’95 Memorial Lecture at Vassar College. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

For Stret Lights Town Board May Be Asked To Take Action

We wouldn’t be surprised to see a petition circulated soon among taxpayers of Carmel, praying for the establishment of a lighting district in this village   More...

Word of the Week

consigliere \kohn-sil-YEH-reh\  noun : counselor, adviser   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...

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