December 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Ponders Who Will Take Interim Reins

On Thursday, State Senator Vincent Leibell announced that he would not be assuming the role of county executive, due to undisclosed; reasons. More...

Mangone Pleads Guilty

Disgraced lawyer has Putnam ties

On Monday, Westchester lawyer Anthony Mangone pleaded guilty to public corruption after being arrested in June on charges of “conspiracy, bribery, and extortion in connection with two real estate development projects within the city of Yonkers More...

General Stories

Local Man Sentenced To Prison For Embezzlement

A Carmel man found guilty of embezzling nearly $2 million from his employer and failing to pay personal income tax to New York State will be calling the NY State Department of Correctional Services home for the next nine years. More...

Carmel-Mahopac Merchants Comply With ABC Laws

Thirty-nine businesses in the greater Carmel-Mahopac area are complying with New York State ABC (Alcohol and Beverage Control) legislation when it comes to checking the I.D. of those attempting to purchase beer or liquor. More...

Two New Dates for Conscious Fathering Program

Two more Conscious Fathering™ workshops have been added to the event schedule at Putnam Hospital Center. The workshops, part of the largest program for expectant fathers in the U.S, are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Jan. More...

Enterprise

Brokerage Firm Finds a Branch Home on Carmel-Kent Border

William Hammond, of the a financial services firm Edward Jones, recently celebrated the Grand Opening of his firm’s new branch office at 208 Route 52 in Carmel by holding a putting contest and a drawing for a $100 “money tree” to a More...

Please Consider Your Local Merchant for Holiday Shopping

From The Chamber

With the annual Black Friday ritual over, those of us who don’t like to brave the crowds and long lines are choosing where we will buy our holiday gifts for our loved ones. More...

The Cold Truth About Feet and Frostbite

During cold and damp weather conditions it is important to keep your feet warm and dry. Staying warm during freezing temperatures can be critical for the elderly and people with circulation problems. More...

Sports

Carmel High’s Lady Rams Believe Their Time Is Now

Horne, Rams aim for return to County Center

CARMEL—By reaching the County Center and the Class AA semifinals last winter – with the team’s star player still a junior - the Carmel High girls basketball team made this season’s No. More...

Mahopac Looking to Improve on Record

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High boys basketball team is looking to rebound from a 7-9 record last season, when the Indians made it to the second round of the section playoffs before losing to Poughkeepsie. More...

’Pac Dream Season Ended Just Shy of Sectional Title

Seven Indians take post-season honors

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High football team had a season to remember in 2010, going 8-1 and making it to the Section 1 title game before losing to New Rochelle earlier this month. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to the Putnam Community

Dear Editor: On behalf of the senior citizens of Putnam County, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who participated in our annual Thanksgiving Basket drive. More...

Birth Announcements

NELSON FRANCO SAHLE

Nelson and Marie Sahle of Stormville, NY would like to announce the birth of their son, Nelson Franco Sahle on April 26, 2010 at Mt. Kisco Hospital, weighing in at 8 lbs 2 oz. Maternal grandparents are Margaret and Frank Degano of Carmel. More...

New Details on Leibell’s Guilty Plea  Free Access 

On Monday morning, former State Senator Vincent Leibell pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice and one count of tax evasion at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in White Plains. More...

Leibell Won’t Be County Exec

‘The Last Hurrah’ expected to end in FBI indictment

State Senator Vincent Leibell , who soundly won the election for Putnam County Executive on November 2, told the Courier that he would not be filling the position for undisclosed reasons. Leibell said he could not comment further. More...

Friends, Foes React to Leibell Shocker

Reaction was mixed to the news that Leibell would not be serving as Putnam's next county executive as a result of questionable conduct. Some folks were saddened, some confused, and some were not surprised. More...

Around the County

Carmel Prepares For Holiday On The Lake

Bill Shilling remembered the holidays when he was a small boy. “Christmas was always special when the community got together and celebrated the magic of Christmas,” he said. More...

Carmel Youth Lacrosse is Now a Reality

Carmel now has a Youth Lacrosse Program, thanks to the hard work and dedication of a few people who went above and beyond just to make sure it happened. More...

United Martial Arts Center Gives Back

When you think of most martial arts schools you think of punching, kicking, and fighting. United Martial Arts Centers embodies compassion, goodwill, and generosity. More...

Cultural Events

Celebrating Chanukah: History, ‘Dedication’

Philipstown Reform Synagogue Rabbi offers perspective

The Courier local houses of worship. In the first installment, Rabbi Michael Rothbaum of the Philipstown Reform Synagogue spoke about Chanukah and the holiday season. More...

‘Cold Spring by Candlelight’ Tickets Still Available

“Cold Spring by Candlelight: Holiday Festival and House Tours on Main Street America” is set for this coming Saturday, December 4, from 12 noon to 5pm in Cold Spring. More...

Hudson Heritage Guide Available Now

The Hudson River Valley Greenway has unveiled its Hudson River Valley National Area Heritage Site Guidebook, with information about the 100 National Heritage Area Heritage Sites in New York’s Hudson River Valley. More...

Columns

Courier Archives

90 Years Ago 2 Dec. 3, 1920

WILL NAME A MAN A MONTH Congressman Fish Has A New Plan to Select Secretaries at Washington Poughkeepsie — Congressman Hamilton Fish Jr., has put a new idea into operation in the selection of his secretary. More...

Exploring The History of One of Putnam’s Oldest Roads

The poet Robert Frost preferred the less-trodden path. John Denver wrote fondly yet sadly about country roads. More...

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

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Worship Services

Worship Services

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

RUTH L. AUSTIN

Austin, Ruth L., age 72, a lifelong resident of Holmes, NY, died Monday, November 22, 2010. Mrs. Austin was born on May 27, 1938 in Pecksville, NY to Mabel (Sprague) Smith of Holmes, NY and the late Watson Smith. More...

HELEN G. CASTILLO–COYLE

Helen G. Castillo–Coyle of Danbury, CT, died Monday November 29, 2010 in Danbury. She was 93. More...

THOMAS A. HEFELE SR.

Thomas A. Hefele Sr., of Brewster, died Tues. November 23, 2010 at home after a long illness with his family at his side. More...

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