September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Justice O’Rourke Cools Mahopac Parking Debate

The future of a controversial commuter parking lot on Route 6 and Mt. Hope Road in Mahopac is now in the hands of the courts. More...

The Cannons Roar, the Muskets Fire, Gunsmoke Hangs in the Air

Reenactors from 14 military units across New England came together last weekend at Constitution Island, in the Hudson River across from West Point. More...

General Stories

Synagogue Forum Highlighted by Civility

Perhaps it was the surroundings—a house of worship—but Sunday’s debate sponsored by the Men’s Club of Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac took on a feeling of civility as compared to previous debates, where tempers often flared and More...

Does Sheriff’s Department Need Accreditation?

In the campaign to become Putnam’s next sheriff, some candidates have pointed out that the police department lacks accreditation status with the New York Division of Criminal Justice Systems. More...

Smith’s Challengers Engage in Pre-Primary Debate

On Tuesday evening at Mt. Ebo in Southeast, candidates for sheriff engaged in their final debate before the upcoming September 15 primary. Sheriff Don Smith did not participate, citing a prior commitment. More...

Sports

Carmel Core Returns to the Field

Rams soccer hoping off-season work pays dividends

CARMEL – Coming off a season that was not all they hoped it would be, the Carmel High boys soccer team has reason for optimism. More...

Returning Starters Give Mahopac Spark

Indians miss Villanova, look to expand upon successes of last year

MAHOPAC – With the bulk of the starting lineup back for another season, the Mahopac High girls soccer team is looking for bigger and better things in 2009. More...

Mahopac Field Hockey Ready for New Season

With a new season approaching and a new league on tap, there are a lot of question marks on the horizon for the Mahopac High field hockey team. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Calendar

Things to Do This Week & Next!

This Weekend Sunday, September 6 Prayer Meeting Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Carmel. 7 to 8pm. Music by Tony Ginese will begin at 6:30pm. People of all faiths and denominations are welcome for prayer. 76 Gleneida Avenue. More...

Tax Increase

Request to increase mortgage tax approved in 5-4 vote

A one quarter of one percent mortgage tax would have generated more than $14 million for county coffers over the past five years—money that would have come in handy during the current downturn in home sales. More...

Analyzing the Crime Stats

Putnam Sheriff’s Race

As the Sheriff’s race has intensified in the weeks leading up to the primary, the four candidates have made crime statistics one of the top issues of the campaign. More...

Local Lawmakers Blast New DMV Fees

Local lawmakers are saying, “Governor Paterson: enough is enough!” More...

More Town Halls with Ball and Hall

Assemblyman challenges congressman to show up at one of his health care forums

Congressman John Hall and his presumptive challenger, Assemblyman Greg Ball, continued their series of separate health care forums last week in Somers. More...

Police: Crime Lab Closing Will Hurt Putnam

An announcement by financially strapped New York State that its forensic crime lab in New Windsor outside Stewart Airport will be closing by October 31 has concerned law enforcement officers in Putnam County. More...

Around the County

Southeast

School tax bills decline

Residents in the Brewster School District will be receiving a break on their school taxes. More...

Board of Elections says it needs additional space

New technology, along with additional personnel, is resulting in a challenging situation at the Putnam Board of Elections Office in Southeast. More...

Patterson

Tough grandma alive after rollover accident

A Patterson woman on her way to visit her grandchildren in Lake Peekskill wound up at Putnam Hospital Center instead when her vehicle skidded out of control and overturned. More...

Editorials

Editorial Note:

We have decided to postpone this week’s editor ial because we have received many letters to the editor, a positive sign of the health of our local democracy, especially in this election season. More...

In Sheriff’s Race, Let’s Stop Making Immigrants into Scapegoats

The Putnam County Sheriff race disturbingly reflects the heated tone we have been witnessing at town hall meetings nationwide. More...

Criminal Al iens Pose Serious Problem

Criminal aliens set free on the streets of America — instead of being deported after serving their time — are being rearrested as many as six more times by U.S. authorities, according to a government audit just released. More...

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