November 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Crash Causes Havoc

Veteran emergency responders couldn’t believe their eyes. More...

A New Home for Pups

County Executive Robert Bondi points to an area where dogs can be boarded in a building at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park during a meeting Tuesday with Legislators Richard Othmer and MaryEllen Odel More...

General Stories

State Releases Audit Criticizing Southeast

The final version of an audit of the financial state of the Town of Southeast has been released this week. The confidential draft had caused major upheaval when it was leaked in September. More...

Santa Comes Early For New Putnam SPCA  Free Access 

Retiring Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi donned his Santa Claus suit Tuesday by agreeing to allow the recently formed Putnam SPCA to use a building at the Putnam County Park in Kent as a temporary shelter for abused animals. More...

Legislature Expected to Prohibit Public Vehicle for Executive

On November 23, the Putnam County Legislature will vote to amend the “restricted use of County vehicles” law, in order to prohibit the assignment of a vehicle to the county executive. More...

Enterprise

Seeking Growth Opportunities for Putnam County’s Economy

‘Most ambitious project ever undertaken in Putnam’

To build a prosperous and pleasurable community, our leaders seek the balance between environmental preservation and economic opportunity. More...

Cultural Events

Fiber and Paint, an Exhibition of Beauty and Scenery

“Russian Art: Fiber and Paint,” a current exhibition of artists Ekaterina Piskareva and Natalya Aikens at the Gallery in the Mahopac Public Library, is one of those simple titles that promises one thing and delivers something entirely mo More...

Putnam Arts Council’s Annual Juried Craft Sale Returns

Putnam Arts Council’s 2010 Craft Showcase & Sale will be on display in their beautiful, re-built gallery space at 521 Kennicut Hill Rd. in Mahopac. More...

Kick off Your Holiday Season in Cold Spring

“Cold Spring by Candlelight: Holiday Festival and House Tours on Main Street America” is the premier holiday destination event of the year and it’s set for Saturday, December 4, from 12 noon to 5pm in Cold Spring. More...

Columns

Thankful Not to Eat This Dish

Thanksgiving is rounding the corner and all of us have traditional, seasonal treats that we look forward to eating— juicy turkey, corn-bread dressing, my pumpkin pie—and things that we don’t look forward to eating—insulatio More...

Chronicling the Accomplishments of Putnamites

PUTNAM PEOpLE

… Bowdoin College held its annual Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony Friday, October 22. More...

‘Memories of Kirk Lake’

As Carmel Town Historian, I occasionally receive emails and letters from out-of-state folks who once lived here in Carmel. They ask for information or photographs of their former homes or have information, photos, or just memories to share. More...

UPDATE: Carmel Planning Board Listens to Public Input on Union Place Project  Free Access 

Camarda development would includes shops, offices, parks, housing

Wednesday night’s public hearing for the proposed large-scale Union Place commercial and residential development in Mahopac was clearly of interest to many residents. More...

Welcome Home, Sergeant  Free Access 

This Saturday, Marine Sergeant William R. MacKenzie, of Brewster, will be returning home after he was severely injured while leading a patrol in Afghanistan in September. More...

A Tree Falls in Putnam . . . so that it can rise at Rockefeller Center

Mahopac Falls had never seen anything like it. More...

State Senate Control Still Hangs in the Balance  Free Access 

Ball says he’s won but Kaplowitz has not conceded 40th district race

The New York State Senate majority currently hangs in the balance, as Republicans currently hold 30 seats and Democrats 29, with three races left to be decided. More...

Around the County

Kessman Farms Has All Seasons Covered

On a Friday evening, business at Kessman Farmers Market and Garden Center isn't necessarily busy, it's not necessarily dull either. The farm stand located along Route 22 near the Patterson-Pawling border, sees its share of regular customers. More...

Keller Williams Realty Group Hires Jennifer Maher

Keller Williams Realty Group of Eastchester/Scarsdale and Incline Real Property Services of Mahopac are joining forces. Effective immediately, Jennifer Maher, of Mahopac, will become Team Leader at the Scarsdale office of Keller Williams Realty. More...

CHS Student s Support CAP

The generosity of the Carmel High School student body has resulted in next week’s Thanksgiving basket drive and the upcoming CAP Toy Drive. More...

Sports

Bears Race to Fifth at State Championships

Maguire, Carr, Bottalico earn All-State honors

BREWSTER—The Brewster High boys cross country team put another notch on its belt last weekend, taking a fifth-place finish Saturday at the State Championship Meet at Pawling’s Lakeside Park. More...

’Pac Field Hockey Team Enjoyed Exceptional Season

Armstrong earns All-State honors, Viaggio, Reiser named All-Section

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High field hockey team had one of its most successful seasons this year, going 16-3 and winning their league with a 10-0 record before falling in the sectional semifinals to Mamaroneck. More...

Mahopac Boys Soccer Team Got a Taste of Success in 2010

Strzepka, Basuljevic named All-Section, five Indians take post-season honors

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High boys soccer team had a strong season in 2010, going 14-5 and making it to the sectional semifinals, where the Indians lost 3-1 to Scarsdale. More...

Letters to the Editor

Nonprofits and Not-for-Profits

Dear Editor: More and more organizations announce, proudly, that they are nonprofit. Others tell us, sometimes militantly, that they are non-profit. Still others, to make sure that we really get it, proclaim that they are not-for-profit. 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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

LESLIE RHYNDERS DUERR

Leslie Rhynders Duerr, 60, a sevenyear resident of Dover Plains, NY, formerly of Kent, died Thursday, November 11, 2010, at Wingate at Beacon. For many years, Mrs. Duerr worked as a library clerk at the Kent Free Public Library. More...

RICHARD (DICK) WEIZENECKER

Richard (Dick) Weizenecker, 83, a lifelong resident of Brewster, died on November 11, 2010. More...

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