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November 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Capasso is lone dissenter

Last week, the town of Patterson adopted its budget for 2011 by a four to one vote, with Councilman Joseph Capasso as the sole dissenter. Taxes town-wide, including the special districts, will go up very slightly--.26 of one percent. More...

Not All Turkeys in Putnam Are on the Menu

Thanksgiving is the time of the year when turkeys throughout the region could become a bit apprehensive, wondering if they will become the main course on a holiday dining room table. More...

Garden Street Elementary School

Antonio Medina and Jenna McNamara, who attend the Garden Street Elementary School in Brewster, learned about Thanksgiving while celebrating with their own little feast. See page 5 for story. More...

General Stories

Changing of the Guard at Putnam Family and Community Services

After 13 years as executive director of Putnam Family and Community Services, Edythe Schwartz has stepped down and Diane Russo has been named interim executive director. More...

Brewster Man Charged With Felony Assault

A Brewster man has some explaining to do when appearing in Southeast Town Court next month after allegedly slashing another local resident with a knife while the victim was having dinner with his family. More...

Brewster Dad Charged With Felony DWI

Another case of felony DWI was reported Sunday night when a Putnam man arrested for drunken driving was stopped for speeding. Inside his car troopers found the man's wife and three young children. More...

Enterprise

Combat Marketing

CRAIG TRUGLIA Under the Hood

A repair shop sent out an advertisement recently in the mail advertising a $12.95 oil change and tire rotation. “Get your oil changed for pocket change,” it boasted. More...

Chambers Provide Stability and Advocacy for Commerce Districts

FROM THE CHAMBER

After filing business papers one fall day in 1995, I joined our local chamber of commerce. It was my smartest decision, generating customers and making accessible vast professional experience and knowledge. More...

Sports

Rams Volleyball Enjoyed One of Best Seasons in Recent Years  Free Access 

Rollo named All-Section; Wade, Cirillo All-League

CARMEL—Rams volleyball coach Amy Carinci didn’t know exactly what to expect from her squad heading into the fall season. She was just hoping it would be a good season. More...

Kennedy Struggled with Inconsistency

Gitta named All-Section; Kazinduka, Furman, Girolamo, Angelilli earn honors

SOMERS—Even in preseason scrimmages, the Kennedy Catholic football team struggled with consistency, a trend that continued throughout a 2-6 season that included a loss to top-seeded Pelham High in the opening round of the sectional playoffs. More...

Mahopac Girls Soccer Team Got a Taste of Success in 2010

Vellek, Vassallo, Hynes, Perruzza take post-season honors

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High girls soccer team had a season that it hopes to build on next year - after making it to the sectional playoffs, the Indians lost to North Rockland in the first round, after a thrilling, 3-2 victory over White Plains in More...

Letters to the Editor

NPR Was Wrong

Dear Editor: More...

Time to Speak Out

Dear Editor: The people spoke out at the Carmel Town Planning Board Public Hearing. Citizens voiced concerns on “Union Place” and were against this plan. More...

American Spirit

Audie L. Murphy, Medal of Honor recipient

C I TAT ION More...

Sheriff Smith Comments on Senator Leibell Turmoil  Free Access 

Statement of Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith regarding Published Reports about State Senator Vincent Leibell More...

BREAKING NEWS: Vincent Leibell will not become Putnam's new executive  Free Access 

A shocking chain of events has Putnam County government in turmoil. More...

Southeast, Patterson Budgets Pass  Free Access 

Town taxes will increase

Southeast homeowners will see a steep hike in town taxes after the town board approved of a 9.98 percent tax increase in a split vote decision last week. More...

A Hero’s Welcome

Marine Sergeant William MacKenzie is home for the holidays. More...

Residents Debate Proposed Plan

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Around the County

Prom Bridges Generation Gap

on an upbeat note for 250 senior citizens and 125 students from greater Mahopac. More...

Senior Citizens Welcomed To Carmel School District

Dozens of “seasoned citizens” went back to school last Thursday to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving turkey dinner a week early, courtesy of the Carmel School District. More...

Hospital is Hosting Free Class on Introducing Your Pet to Your Newborn Baby

On Saturday, December 4, from 10 to 11am, Putnam Hospital Center’s maternity department will offer a Pets and the Newborn Class in its Birthing Center, located at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Cultural Events

A Week to Remember, Stories to Share

This Philipstown teen has something extra to be thankful for—a dream trip with Taylor Swift

Mackenzie Fariel might just be the luckiest 13-year-old in Philipstown. More...

The Nutcracker Season

Great productions, keeping it local

This weekend marks the beginning of the holiday season, and in dance that means Nutcrackers. More...

Editorials

A Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

85 Years Ago 2 Nov. 27, 1925

THANKSGIVING More...

Fourth Time’s the Charm for Hawk Rock

Pastimes

The first time we tried to visit Hawk Rock, we followed the directions of a fellow hiker who, intentionally or not, sent us on a nice walk but completely in the wrong direction. 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 

ROBERT ZAPPOLO, SR.

Robert Zappolo, Sr., passed away in Lake Havasu, Arizona on October 21, 2010. Formally of Lake Carmel, he was born on August 4, 1929, son of the late Vincent and Catherine Mannle Zappolo and devoted brother to the late V. James Zappolo. More...

Susan DiRienzo Passes Away at 62

Family and friends are mourning the passing of Susan DiRienzo of Carmel, who died earlier this month on her 62nd birthday. DiRienzo was the daughter of Veronica and William Celona of Eastchester. More...

JOHN WECHSLER

John Wechsler of Mahopac passed away on November 19, 2010, at home, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 70, after a long battle with Alzheimer and Parkinson Disease. He was born in St. Nikolaus, Austria, on June 2, 1940. More...

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