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Guilty Plea in Donohue Deaths

“I ask for their forgiveness and am sorry for what happened in Brewster.” More...

Lake Carmel Loses a War Veteran and Firefighter

Father Vincent Howley remembered Cornelius Kemp best: “Corny was a gentleman—a man who risked his life during World War II and a volunteer who served the Carmel Fire Department with pride and distinction who was looked up to by younger h More...

Putnam’s Top Doc: Don’t Panic

Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Sherlita Amler has urged the public not to panic in the wake of Gov. David Paterson’s State of Emergency declaration over swine flu. Dr. More...

General Stories

Memories of Old Put

Life on the Old Put—a railroad line that transported passengers and freight from the Bronx to Brewster before becoming defunct in the 1970s—is captured in photos and verse by the area’s only railroad aficionado who has just complet More...

Rizzuto Aids Grieving Families through Pictures

Margaret Rizzuto believes no foot is too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world. More...

Gut ter Cleaning Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Four residents of Putnam County learned the hard way Sunday that cleaning leaves and debris from roof gutters can be dangerous to your health. More...

Enterprise

Rock Solid Business Weathers Rough Economy

Bill Drig, owner of Putnam Stone and Mason on Route 6 in Carmel credits his father, William Drig Sr., for his success. “He was the hardest-working man I ever knew,” Drig said wistfully. More...

Putnam, Westchester Realtors Unite

The region’s real estate industry has arrived in the 21st century with the creation of the Putnam-Westchester Association of Realtors. More...

Animal Kingdom USA’s Ask Critter Chatter

Danny from Peekskill asks: Should I microchip my dog and does it hurt him? More...

Editorials

THE DISJUNCTION OF FACT AND PERCEPTION

It has been a long time since the economic data have been flashing positive signals, and an equally long time since consumers, businessmen, and occupants of the White House have been so gloomy. Why this disjunction of fact and perception? More...

Letters to the Editor

Recognize Atomic Veterans

Dear Editor: The purpose of this letter is to inform the citizens of New York State that there are many American Veterans not recognized for their service. More...

Is Rights a Role Model?

Dear Editor: How ironic that in the “Parents Return to School to Learn about Positive Youth Development” article on page 8 of the Oct 29th issue of the COURIER that the town of Southeast Supervisor Michael Rights is in the picture. More...

Fight Cuts to Services for Developmentally Disabled

Dear Editor: Assemblyman Greg Ball understands and appreciate our state’s current fiscal crisis, but knows that Governor Paterson’s current proposed cuts to developmental disability services will: Devastate the Office of Mental Reta More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Silvio L. Mauro

Silvio L. Mauro, 85, a resident of Hopewell Junction since 2002 and formerly of Kent, died on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at the Putnam Ridge Health Care Facility in Brewster. More...

Virginia M. Beers

Virginia M. Beers passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday October 27, 2009, at the Putnam County Hospital. She was 80 years old. More...

SMITH DEFEATS McCONVILLE

Conklin keeps her seat, Carmel’s Schmitt crushes Wilson

by Eric Gross Sheriff Donald Smith easily won his third term as Putnam’s chief lawman Tuesday defeating Kevin McConville of Cold Spring by a wide margin. More...

Mahopac Park & Ride Approved

Mahopac Legislator Dini LoBue is fuming this week after her colleagues on the Putnam Legislature voted to proceed with a controversial park-and-ride on Mt. Hope Road at Route 6 in Mahopac. More...

Photo

Colonial Days: Schoolchildren from Southeast and North Salem groom oxen at Philipsburg Manor during a live study of Colonial America. More...

County Approves Jail Suicide Settlement

A Putnam Valley family has reached a $600,000 settlement with Putnam County in a civil rights lawsuit over the suicide of a 21-year-old inmate who hanged himself inside a jail cell three and one-half years ago. More...

Around the County

CARMEL

Record-breaking squash

Angel Spaccarelli, a Carmel resident, sent this photo to The Courier with the apt acclamation: “Oh my gosh, look at this squash!” Ms. More...

Caregivers to be thanked today in Carmel

Family caregivers—those who support and keep loved ones in their own community—will be recognized Thursday at a gala in Carmel. More...

SOUTHEAST

Scores inoculated against seasonal flu at Vote and Vax initiative

More than 2,000 men, women and children are protected against seasonal flu thanks to the county’s 6th annual Vote and Vax initiative. More...

Sports

Rams Lose to Themselves

Rams victimized by turnovers in 32-14 loss to Mount Vernon, Knights score 14 off turnovers

CARMEL—For several years now, area football coaches have been looking for that magic formula. More...

Carmel Rocked by Red Raiders, 8-0

Rams count wins over Mahopac, Mt. Vernon

CARMEL—After spoiling Mahopac’s chance to tie for a league title and ripping Mount Vernon in an out-bracket game, the Carmel High boys soccer team just didn’t have much left in the tank. More...

Indians Fail to Get on Track

MAHOPAC—Consistency. It’s been a problem for the Mahopac High football team throughout the season, and Saturday it reared its ugly head again. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

90 Years Ago November 2 7, 1919

Decorate Carmel There is a wide spread movement all over these United States for the erection of Memorial buildings and they are recommended as an expression of public feeling, vastly superior to any mere monument in stone or bronze—loving More...

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

Installment Eight in which Ichabod encounters the Headless Horseman

This story was immediately matched by a thrice marvellous adventure of Brom Bones, who made light of the Galloping Hessian as an arrant jockey. More...

Worship Services

Worship Ser vices

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...

Birth Announcements

Lily Shay Sceppaquercia

Baby Girl Lily Shay Sceppaquercia was born October 22, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. More...

Calendar

Things to Do This Week & Next!

This Weekend November 6-7 HOLIDaY POTPOURRI A Holiday Standard Flower Show. Richard F. Gennaro Recreation Center, 790 Long Pond Road, Sycamore Park, Mahopac. 845-628-7888. Friday, November 6, 2pm to 8pm; Saturday, November 7, 10am to 4pm. More...

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