October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

It's Election Night in Putnam  Free Access 

Stay with putnamcountycourier.com throughout the evening for up-to-the-minute results!

After numerous debates, press conferences, court battles, and promises, the long-awaited election is finally here. More...

Key Democrats Are No Shows at Forum  Free Access 

Hayworth, Ball, Katz debate themselves

Greg Ball, Republican candidate for the 40th district senate seat, answered questions by himself at Tuesday's PCN&R/Courier Candidate Forum. More...

Putnam’s Biggest Battle  Free Access 

Legislator Odell poses a surprisingly strong challenge to Senator Leibell

Read the PCN&R to make an informed decision at the polls Tuesday. Be sure to check our website for updates and results throughout election night. More...

Walk Turns Deadly

A Mahopac businessman out for a morning walk with his dog was struck and killed by a passing pickup truck. More...

Politics on the Rocks

BILL GOULDMAN, 90TH ASSEMBLY

Conspiracy theorists like to depict nameless men in smoke filled backrooms, secretly controlling world events with glasses of whisky in hand. More...

Businessman Files Complaint Against Southeast Officials

A Putnam County businessman has filed a civil complaint with the United States District Court Southern District of New York against several Town of Southeast officials. More...

Politics

Four Vie for Two Village Trustee Positions  Free Access 

There are four contenders vying for two available seats on the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees. The November 2 ballot will list two new candidates, one current village employee, and one trustee seeking reelection. More...

Putnam’s Biggest Battle  Free Access 

Legislator Odell poses a surprisingly strong challenge to Senator Leibell

Read the PCN&R to make an informed decision at the polls Tuesday. Be sure to check our website for updates and results throughout election night. More...

Around the County

County Mulls Revising Sex Offender Law

District Attorney Adam Levy spent the first years of his prosecution career trying cases against sex offenders. More...

St. Lawrence Learning Center Fundraiser Is Friday

St. Lawrence O’Toole Church’s Early Childhood Learning Center will be the benefactor Friday during a fundraising event at the Brewster house of worship. More...

Fire Prevention Week Teaches Local Kids Not to Burn

Thousands of school children throughout the region have been taught to “learn not to burn” and to “stop, drop and roll” by dozens of dedicated volunteer firefighters and emergency responders. More...

Sports

Carmel Girls Shake Off 1-1 Tie vs. Brewster, Rout Somers, 4-0

Rattigan has hat-trick in win over Tuskers

Above: Carmel keeper Rebecca Meyers defends as Brewster’s Michaela Spannaus tries to get a shot off last Thursday at Brewster. More...

Rams Win Four Straight, Earn Share of League 1B Title

Carmel caps final week of regular season with 3-1 win over Yorktown

LEAGUE CHAMPS - Alyssa D’Apice (5), Jaime Wade (9), Nicole Rollo (15), Christina Cirillo (17), Sam Parlato (4) and Katelynn Ulrich (3) of the Carmel volleyball team walk off the court after beat More...

Mahopac Routes Ketcham in Class AA Quarterfinals

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Columns

Courier Archives

85 Years Ago 2 Oct. 30, 1925

West Haven People Taken From Auto By One Armed World War Veteran More...

Visiting Union Cemetery and a Nearby Stone Chamber

Pastimes

A cemetery can be one of the best places to sit and read a book. They can be quite picturesque, they are generally quiet, and someone else mows the lawn. And, of course, they can give us perspective on life. More...

Let’s Play a Game. . . Where in the County is The Courier?

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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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

ANN D. FOSHAY

Ann D. Foshay, of Carmel, passed away on October 21, 2010, at her residence. She was born on May 21, 1927 in Chicago, Il. She is predeceased by her husband Albert Foshay they were married on October 16, 1948 in Scarsdale, NY. More...

CHRISTINA TOMASULO

Christina Tomasulo, 87, was reunited with her devoted husband Joseph on October 22. Chris enjoyed traveling, playing cards and bingo, and loved spending time with family and friends. More...

MARY C. NAGEL

Mary C. Nagel of Brewster died Friday October 22, 2010, at home with her family at her side. More...

Hayworth Wins  Free Access 

Our most recent homepage Election Night Update shows that Nan Hayworth is projected to have won the NY-19 Congressional District from incumbent John Hall. More...

Leibell Wins / Hayworth Looking Strong  Free Access 

Our most recent homepage Election Night Update show that Vincent Leibell has apparently won the race for County Executive over MaryEllen Odell More...

Results are Coming In!  Free Access 

Visit our website now for up-to-the-minute reports on the results and the mood at the key candidates' headquarters! More...

Astorino Endorses State Candidates, is Silent on Putnam Executive Race  Free Access 

Daily newspaper endorses MaryEllen Odell

On Thursday, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino gave his endorsement for fellow Republicans Dr. Nan Hayworth, Assemblyman Greg Ball, Dr. More...

Pataki Endorses Ball in State Senate Race  Free Access 

Last week, former New York Governor George Pataki, a Garrison resident, endorsed fellow Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball for the 40th district state senate seat.  “I am pleased to endorse Greg Ball for the senate and know he will provide More...

The Last Standoff

Leibell and Odell go at it again; Assembly, legislative candidates discuss differences

The race for Putnam County executive between State Senator Vincent Leibell (R) and Legislator Mary Ellen Odell (I) has been relatively quiet the past few weeks—until Tuesday night’s Candidate Forum hosted by the PCN&R and the Putnam C More...

Schooling Albany

SANDY GALEF, 90TH ASSEMBLY

On November 2 Sandy Galef will seek re-election as the New York State Assemblywoman for the 90th district, an office she has held for the last 18 years. More...

General Stories

Self -Appointed Fairness Judges Rule on Senate Race

On Tuesday, the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee released a press release announcing that they have found Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball, 40th district state senate candidate, in violation of their standards. More...

Patterson Woman Charged with Felony DWI

A report of erratic operation of a motor vehicle in Southeast has led to the arrest of a Patterson woman on felony charges. More...

Yorktown Police Nab Two Mahopac Men for Larceny

Following their arrests for larceny, five residents of Putnam County will appear in Yorktown Town Court next month. More...

Enterprise

Running a Modern Chamber of Commerce

FROM THE CHAMBER

Once upon a time business organizations were run like clubs. Business owners schmoozed with fellow entrepreneurs, and elected a few of their number to a Board of Directors to manage Chamber affairs. More...

Cultural Events

Backyard Landmarks: Visiting an Old Haunt of Poe

October 7 was the 161st anniversary of the death of Edgar Allan Poe. A younger Poe used to frequent a local tavern for drinks during his short career as a cadet at the United States Military Academy. More...

Tricks to Make You a Halloween Hit

When Jen Rotando decorates for Halloween she begins as soon as the kids go back to school. Anthony P orto, owner of Smalley’s Inn restaurant in Carmel, starts even earlier, in August. Halloween is their thing, and both admit it openly. More...

Fall Fun at Historic Boscobel

Boscobel may be a Hudson Valley hot spot in the summer, but it’s their fun, and not to mention picturesque, autumn events that make this their busiest time of year. More...

Editorials

Carl Paladino and His Radical Plan

NEW YORK, NEW YORK— Carl Paladino should be kicking himself—or firing whoever’s been giving him political advice. More...

Andrew Cuomo: Following Father

Andrew Cuomo has been involved in politics, in some sort or another, for nearly the last thirty years. More...

Letters to the Editor

Responding to Mr. Elner

This letter is in direct response to Mr. Greg Ellner’s “Perspective” in last week’s paper. How dare Mr. More...

Vote for Change or More of the Same, But Just Vote

To the Editor: More...

Participate and Be Informed

To the Editor: More...

Birth Announcements

NIKOLAOS ANSTIDIS THANOS

Baby Boy Nikolaos Anstidis Thanos was born October 14, 2010, weighing 8 lbs., to parents Tammy and Aristidis Thanos of Ossining, to maternal grandparents Dina and Nikolaos Rentoulis of Mahopac and to paternal grandparents Despina and Nikolaos Thanos More...

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