November 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Hayworth Ousts Hall

“This night is about the voters. I’ve been listening to them for 14 months. I’ve shared with them my vision for what I would seek to do for them as their Congresswoman … Clearly they have responded affirmatively.” More...

Grigoroff to Learn Fate Next Month

Defense attorney already planning to appeal

Anthony Grigoroff , who is currently incarcerated at the Putnam County Jail, is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in state prison by Putnam County Judge James Reitz on December 14 after having been found guilty of murder. More...

Katz Wins 99th Assembly District Seat

Steve Katz called it an “opportunity and privilege” to soon be representing residents of Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties in the New York State Assembly. More...

General Stories

Water Concerns At Schools Complex

KENT SCHOOLS

Unacceptable levels of lead and copper in the water at the Kent Schools Complex are continuing to force Carmel School District officials to provide water for students and staff from portable water coolers. More...

Phony Therapist is Off to Prison

A Lake Carmel woman who admitted using fake credentials to work as a therapist with autistic children will be spending the next three years behind bars in Connecticut. More...

Putnam Woman Wins $300,000 in Auto Crash Suit

A resident of the Holmes section of Kent has been awarded $300,000 in damages for injuries received in an auto crash six years ago. More...

Enterprise

Business and Political Leaders Must Come Together

From The Chamber

Election Night results pleased some and disappointed others, fostering surprises and some predicted results. The seemingly universal sentiment? “Thank goodness it’s over!” More...

School News

Students Honored for Italian Studies

Two students at Brewster High School have become the first Putnam residents to be recognized by the Westchester Coalition of Italian-American Organizations for their mastery of the Italian language. More...

Brewster High School to Unveil its Family University

Family University is coming to Brewster High School. The undertaking will be unveiled next Wednesday (Nov. More...

Local Students Win ‘Frogs’ Artist Awards

Two students from Carmel High School and two from Pawling High have taken top honors in the Friends of the Great Swamp’s (FrOGS) 14th annual Art Show. More...

Sports

Determined Mahopac Hangs On, Edges Clarkstown North, 6-3

Unbeaten Indians set to face defending champ New Rochelle for AA title

Clockwise from top left: The Indians celebrate win that put them in the Class AA championship game -on their own field. More...

Rams Hoping To Be In Class AA Semifinal Round

Carmel needed upset over No. 3 Scarsdale to advance

Top: The Carmel Rams were hoping to get to the finals for the second time in three years. More...

Smith, Bears Go Out With a Bang in 41-18 Win Over Saunders

Brewster captain rumbles for 210 yards, five TDs

Brewster captain Trevor Smith had 210 yards rushing and five TDs in a win Saturday. 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...

Southeast Voters Say No to $3.8 million project  Free Access 

New trustees elected to Brewster board

On Election Day, Southeast citizens voted against spending $3.8 million to renovate the Old Town Hall into a theater. More...

Don’t Forget to Turn Back Your Clocks on Sunday Morning  Free Access 

Daylight Savings Time is ending this weekend. More...

Leibell is New County Executive

State Senator defeats Odell by wide margin

State Senator Vincent Leibell will be wearing a new title on January 1— County Executive Vincent Leibell. Voters across the county overwhelmingly elected the Patterson resident Tuesday by a 61 percent to 39 percent margin. More...

Ball Beats Kaplowitz

With State Senator Vincent Leibell vacating his seat for the Putnam county executive office, the 40th District became the battle ground for Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball and Mike Kaplowitz, a Democratic legislator from Westchester. More...

ELECTION RESULTS

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Around the County

Local Youth Earns Eagle Scout Honors

Boy Scout James McMurray with Troop 440 in Patterson was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on October 10. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Scouting. More...

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic At Brook Farm Vet Center

The Putnam County Department of Health is sponsoring a free rabies vaccination clinic at the Brook Farm Veterinary Center, Route 22, Patterson, on Saturday, November 13, from 2pm to 4pm. Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets. More...

Business Educators are Among New York’s Best

Carmel High School business teachers Mike Gizzo, Dave Salvo, Mary Odell, Phillip Alberga and Nancy Cornell go above and beyond the call of duty each day in the classroom. More...

Cultural Events

Understanding Art the Fun Way

If you have ever brought a child to a museum, it has probably happened you. More...

Performer Jen Chapin Gives Back Through Music

Jen Chapin believes in giving back. More...

Courier Publisher Honored for Preservation

Last Saturday afternoon against the beautiful autumn backdrop of Carmel’s Lake Gleneida, Elizabeth Ailes, the Publisher of the Putnam County Courier, was awarded the Preserve Putnam County Award for “Saving New York State’s oldest More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

80 Years Ago Nov. 2 7, 1930

Supervisors Seek State Aid More...

New York Democrats Show Staying Power

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Cuomo Wins New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo won a landslide victory against his Republican opponent, Carl Paladino, in Tuesday’s statewide gubernatorial election. More...

On the Shores of the Hudson at Chapel of Our Lady Restoration

Pastimes

For 65 years it sat as a ruin atop a small bluff on the shores of the Hudson River. But since the late 1970s the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration has been a beautiful spot to learn about local history and take in the river scenery. More...

Letters to the Editor

It’s COLD in Lake Mahopac

Dear Editor: More...

Take the Opportunity to Thank a Vet

Dear Editor: In November, we honor our Nation’s Veterans through a proclamation presented by our Grand Exalted Ruler. So long as there are Veterans the Benevolent and Protective of Elks will never forget them. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

JOAN A. FINCHAM

Joan A. Fincham, a resident of Fishkill and formerly of Cold Spring, entered into rest Monday, October 25, 2010 at home with her children at her side. She had just celebrated her 76th birthday. More...

BETTYLOU MCGEE

BettyLou McGee, 78, a six-year resident of Dover Plains, NY, formerly of Carmel, died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at New Milford Hospital in New Milford, CT. Mrs. More...

FREDERICK PFISTER

Frederick Pfister, 79, a resident of Patterson for over 50 years, and previously of Lake Carmel, passed away on Mon., November 1, 2010 at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel. More...

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