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Odell, Hay, or Bondi?

The race for Putnam county executive between former State Senator Vincent Leibell and Legislator Mary Ellen Odell was a long, difficult road. More...

Where is Ray?

Leibell’s longtime lieutenant, Raymond Maguire Jr., was not seen in the courtroom Monday, leading to many rumors about his whereabouts. Since April 2007, Maguire has made $422,635 working as Senator Leibell’s chief of staff. More...

General Stories

Woman Charged With Stealing From Relative’s Home

POLICE NEWS

A Carmel woman is facing felony charges of grand larceny for allegedly stealing cash and jewelry from a relative’s home in Stormville. East Fishkill Police arrested Shyla Daley, 19, last Thursday following a five-month long investigation. More...

Firefighters Recognized For Averting Tragedy

Firefighter training has paid big dividends in Mahopac. More...

POLICE NEWS

Marijuana Munchies Carmel Police shook their heads in disbelief when arresting a former Mahopac man on charges of marijuana possession that included cookies laced with the illegal substance. More...

Enterprise

Local Funeral Director Appointed to State Commission

The New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) has appointed Christopher Milano, owner of Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster, to the association’s Family Assistance Commission (FAC). More...

Teamwork Will Overcome Any Challenges

FROM THE CHAMBER

Recent events concerning County leadership may have you wondering how sound things are in Putnam. More...

Synthetic Motor Oil Q & A

Under the Hood

Q: Is synthetic motor oil really worth it, or is it a placebo? A: Synthetic motor oil is certainly worth it if you buy it at Walmart, but maybe not worth it at your repair facility. More...

Editorials

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Taxes More...

The Dawn of a Brighter Day in Putnam County

The federal corruption case against former state senator Vincent Leibell has shocked and disturbed many people in Putnam County, the residents of his former senate district and all New Yorkers. On a personal level, I am deeply disappointed. More...

Corruption Costs Us All

The guilty plea of former Senator Vincent Leibell must serve as a wake up call to all residents of Putnam County. Corruption does exist here and it may permeate through many layers of our local government(s). No more can this fact be ignored. More...

Letters to the Editor

No Sympathy for Leibell

Dear Editor: More...

Learn from Other’s Mistakes

Dear Editor: More...

New York is a Mess

Dear Editor: For those who need further convincing that New York State is sinking into absurd silliness, I offer the following. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

SUZANNE RENEE FISH, née MIZELL

4/09/69 – 11/29/10

On Monday, November 29, Suzanne Renee Fish, of Bristow Virginia, passed away. Suzanne is survived by her loving husband Christopher, son Alexander and daughter Madeleine, parents LTC (Ret) and Mrs. Louis L. More...

AUGUST J. GROSS, JR.

August J. Gross, Jr. passed away on November 29, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. August was born on April 7, 1942, in the Bronx, New York, to August, Sr. and Monica (Porcelli) Gross. More...

YVONNE J. STRONG

Yvonne J. Strong, 87, of Mahopac, passed away on November 14, 2010. Mrs. Strong was born on April 5, 1923, in New Rochelle, NY to Joseph H. and Ethel M. (Seacord) French. On May 30, 1943, she married Harry A. Strong. Mrs. More...

Culture of Corruption  Free Access 

How federal investigators caught Vincent Leibell in the act

Vincent Leibell, the once proud state senator, lawyer, and captain in the Naval Reserve, was reduced to standing obediently silent Monday as the prosecution read the charges against him in front of a full courtroom. More...

GOP to Oust Tamagna as Legislature Chairman  Free Access 

The Courier has learned that the Republican caucus of the county legislature plans to oust Vincent Tamagna as chairman when the new term begins Jan. 1. More...

Carmel’s Holiday on the Lake

Carmel’s Holiday on the Lake resembled a Currier and Ives Christmas scene. More...

Around the County

The Holiday DARE Tradition Continues

The spirit of giving is alive and well in Putnam County. More...

Chanukah Celebrated In Putnam County

Last week Christians and Jews gathered along the Gleneida lakeshore in downtown Carmel to celebrate Chanukah. A ceremony led by Rabbi Avi Korer of the Putnam Chabad was attended by 75 men, women, and children last Thursday evening. More...

Putnam Humane Society Volunteer Bakers Needed!

We need volunteers to donate cookies for this year’s annual Cookie Walk fundraiser at Drew Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. Contribute your craft! The date is Sat. Dec. 18th, from 10am-3pm. More...

Cultural Events

Local Bestsellers: 20 of the Most Reserved, Requested and Sought After Books of the 2010 Holiday Season

Pick a good book and you’re a superstar. Books are in style more than ever, especially as a gift (thanks in part to the e-reader, although let’s not get carried away). So, now for picking that good book. More...

Sports

’Pac Wins Tourney in Dramatic Fashion

Foley, Wagner both hit gamewinning shots in final seconds
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Rams Start Season with Win

Horne delivers 17 points, 14 ‘bounds; D’Apice, Diaz provide spark

Rams point guard Sabrina Diaz takes a hard foul while trying to put up a shot. More...

Bears’ Tapio Suffers Season Ending Injury

Bears lose top scorer, rebounder to torn ACL

BASKETBALL BREWSTER—Every team’s nightmare became a harsh reality for the Brewster High girls basketball team last week when the Bears lost their top player before the team has even opened the new season. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

90 Years Ago 2 D ec. 17, 1920

PUTNAM COUNTY JAIL IS INSPECTED Was in Very Good Condition The Putnam County Jail was inspected on December 3 and was found to be in good condition. The report of the inspection as approved by the State Commission of Prisons follows in full: 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...

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