July 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Election Chiefs Retain Posts After ‘Brouhaha’

Putnam’s long time elections commissioners had to sweat it out on the hottest night of the summer season during their reappointment process. More...

Camarda: Anti-Business Attitude Hurts Taxpayers

Elected officials vote against sharing sales tax revenue to offset road improvements

On Tuesday night the Putnam County Legislator voted 7-2 a county will not share sales tax revenue with private developers. More...

Urban Combat Training

Putnam police officers spent a day of training at West Point recently. Above, the heavily armed officers enter a residence at the military academy during the scenario. More...

General Stories

Nesheiwat Named Physician of the Year

One of the region’s most respected and revered physicians is Dr. Michael Nesheiwat. More...

Ecker Joins Putnam Judiciary

Judge Lawrence Ecker has become Putnam’s new State Supreme Court Judge. More...

Putnam Fire Training Center Taking Shape

Giant earthmovers and backhoes have moved onto the site of the Putnam County Fire Training Center in Kent. More...

Cultural Events

MARISA DENOTA & CHARLES LAMB

Mr. Eugene DeNota and Ms. Patricia DeNota Keane are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Marisa DeNota to Charles Lamb, both of Carmel, NY. Mr. Lamb is the son of Charles Lamb, Sr. and the late Sondra Lamb. More...

Everything From Comics to Kisses for this Graphic Artist

It may be one of the best headshots in a while. More...

Sports

Brewster Baseball Team Saved Best for Last

Byrnes named All-Section HM; Sheppard earns All-League honors

BREWSTER—The regular-season record was not what the Bears would have liked, but when it came to being ready to crank it up in the playoffs, the Brewster High baseball team played it’s best ball of the spring, and closed the season strong. More...

Brewster Lacrosse Team Finished 2010 Season Strong

Meyer, Nicol named All-Section; Salvia, Smith also take honors

BREWSTER—The Brewster High lacrosse team recently closed out the spring season after going 9-10 overall, but the Bears came up with some of their best performances when it counted most – in the playoffs. More...

The Putnam Sportsman

American Birthdays

I had an interesting 73rd birthday, for sure. The 4th of July parade in Cold Spring went off without a hitch, as the fleet of Putnam County News & Recorder cars have been well trained. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support for Katz

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Yes, I Would Visit the Bridge

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The Standards of Journalism

Dear Editor: I’m writing this letter in reference to the slanted, tabloidesque article written by Carli-Rae Panny (“Chamber Adopts New By-Laws,” Thursday, July 1), who clearly needs some lessons in journalistic writing. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

FREDERICK LAWRENCE GOOSSEN

Frederick Lawrence Goossen, husband of Bettina Butler Goossen, died on Friday, June 25, 2010. More...

ROLAND LINDQUIST

Roland Lindquist, formerly of Carmel, and most recently of Dover Plains, passed away on June 30, 2010, at the age of 95. Roland was the loving husband of Evelyn Lindquist. More...

DOROTHY J. MATTIACE

Dorothy J. Mattiace of Sherman, Conn., died suddenly on Thur. July 1, 2010, at her home. She was 50. More...

Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department Parade  Free Access 

Video from the July 8th Parade

Fire departments from around the county march in the Mahopac parade that took place on July 8th. For instant access to the PCC's journalism online, add only $5 to your print subscription. Click on the subscribe link above or call (845) 225-1914. More...

Did He Grab Her?

Ball laments after-work drink, accuses Leibell of skullduggery

Is Assemblyman Greg Ball facing sexual harassment allegations or is this just another case of dirty politics in the race for New York Senate? More...

Pit Bull Kills Neighbors’ Dog

Mahopac family is devastated after losing a beloved pet

Jennifer Marino described the scene as a “horror show.” The young mother of three heard her eldest daughter’s screams coming from her front yard off Kia Ora Blvd. More...

Vandals Ravage Hill- Agor Farmhouse

Vandals have ravaged the Hill-Agor Farm in Mahopac Falls, one of Putnam County’s most cherished treasures. More...

Around the County

Training and the Real Thing

Patterson Fire Department and Rescue Squad personnel finished several hours of training before being pressed into action for the “real deal.” Firefighters and EMTs extricated a 200 pound “dummy” trapped inside a demolished More...

Rob Castellano Wanted to Become a Millionaire

It all began when Rob Castellano and his fiancée, Brittany Collins were attempting to stay dry during a rainstorm. More...

Farmer’s Markets Flourish

Two farmer’s markets in eastern Putnam County are flourishing this summer. More...

School News

Dean’s List Candidates

Michael McNulty, of Patterson, is on the Dean’s list of SUNY Cortland School of Arts & Science. Michelle Morrera, of Patterson, was named to the Dean’s List of Alfred State College for the spring 2010 semester. More...

Top 40 of the CHS Class of 2010 Gather One More Time

The Carmel High School tradition continues. More...

Andrea DeMarchi makes Stony Brook Dean’s List

Andrea DeMarchi of Carme l , NY has made the Dean’s List at Stony Brook University. More...

Editorials

PERSPECTIVES

Putnam Chamber Is Needed for Business Growth

A new undertaking is well underway within Putnam County with the potential to have a huge impact on independent business. More...

Columns

Eye on Government Spending

NEW YORK STATE BUDGET WOES—SECOND IN A SERIES

Despite New York State’s budget woes, Albany politicians are still able to find money to dole out as “member items,” which has been labelled “pork” by critics. More...

EAR TO THe GROUND

The Buzz at the Bar

J.P. CUNNINGHAM’S, MAHOPAC J.P. Cunningham’s Restaurant and Tavern was quiet on a sweltering Monday night with many likely recovering from the holiday weekend. More...

What’s for Dinner?

A Contemporary Take On A Classic Salad

(NAPS)—Updating a classic dish isn’t always easy. You have to stay true to the qualities that made it a classic in the first place and still find a way to make it tastier or more nutritious. 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...

Birth Announcements

SEAN CHRISTOPHER THORPE

Baby Boy Sean Christopher Thorpe was born June 25, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. More...

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