December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Jail Time for Drunk Drivers is Costly

More than 600 DWI arrests have been made this year in Putnam County. More...

CLARIFICATION:

CLARIFICATION: In “Philipstown Republicans Battle” (December 9), we said that Terry Polhemus “contacted the FBI on matters relating to Chiera, according to [Chiera’s suit against Polhemus].” To be more accurate, we sh More...

General Stories

Altercation At Arms Acres Leads To Arrests

An early morning altercation at the Arms Acres residential treatment center in Carmel has led to the arrests of a Putnam Valley man and a Carmel woman on numerous charges. More...

Marcinak Murderer Gets 25 to Life in Jail

Andrew Marcinak felt justice was done Tuesday afternoon inside the Putnam County Courthouse when Judge James Reitz sentenced the man convicted of killing his brother to 25 years to life in prison. More...

Putnam Hospital Ads Officers for 2011

The Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary recently installed its slate of officers for 2011. More...

Enterprise

Provident Bank Finances DeCicco’s, Attends Grand Opening

Executives from Provident Bank joined with the DeCicco family to celebrate the grand opening of the newest DeCicco Family Market location at 50 Independent Way in Brewster. More...

Business Leaders Show Vision in Spreading Holiday Cheer

From The Chamber

Each year there are holiday celebrations throughout the county. More...

Mahopac Merchant Helps Humane Society

The Putnam Humane Society reports that Mahopac Motorcycles is helping the society to buy a pre-owned, certified ATV, equipped with a snowplow, at a very reasonable price. More...

Sports

Rams Finish Strong in Win over Roy C. Ketcham

Rugova, Smi th lead sol id al l - around effort by 2-0 Carmel team
Full Story

Putnam Valley Loses Two

CW from Top Left: Brandon Schmelmer of Putnam Valley shoots in loss to Haldane. • PV’s Andre Soto fires jump shot as Haldane defender flies by. More...

Carmel Girls Make Early Statement with Two Big Wins

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

We Were Warned

Dear Editor: More...

Let’s Stop Pretending

Dear Editor: More...

Sad, but not Surprising

Dear Editor: The news of the downfall of former State Senator Vinnie Leibell is both sad and, unfortunately, not surprising. 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...

Putnam’s Leadership Dilemma  Free Access 

How much power does Vincent Leibell still have?

With former county executive elect Vincent Leibell going from the New York State Senate to the federal justice system on a corruption conviction, Putnam residents are left wondering who their next county executive will be. More...

Nonprofits Undergo Scrutiny  Free Access 

Some residents of 137 Main Street in downtown Brewster are concerned over the future of their residency, owned by the Putnam Community Foundation. More...

A New Class of Leaders

Putnam County Youth Court has 37 new members this week. The teens from across the county participated in a rigorous training program for the past three months. More...

Around the County

When it Comes to Holiday Giving, Walden Students Say ‘It’s a Wrap!’

While most people haven’t even finished their holiday shopping yet, students at the BOCES Learning Center at Walden were busy wrapping all 95 of the presents they collected to give to children at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhall More...

PHC Mothers Club Celebrates Three Years of Service

Members of the Mothers Club of Putnam Hospital Center recently celebrated their third anniversary of service to the Carmel hospital. They were presented with a certificate of appreciation by PHC Senior Vice President Jeffrey D. More...

Fire Dept. Brings Candy Canes Across Putnam

Santa Claus made his rounds last weekend courtesy of the Carmel Fire Department. More...

Cultural Events

On the Set of ‘Black Swan’

The buzz that has been swirling around the new movie Black Swan began well before the trailer was released. It was going to be dark and disturbed. More...

School News

Teachers Collect 346 Coats For The Needy

Three hundred forty-six gently used outer garments are being worn by Putnam’s less fortunate residents this week thanks to the efforts of the Brewster Teachers Association. More...

Brewster Native Promoted to Major by the Army

The United States Army promoted Brian Hanley, a 1997 graduate of Brewster High School, to the rank of Major on November 1, 2010. More...

School Bus Evacuation Drills Prepare For Disaster

The Brewster School District is prepared. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

CHRISTMAS NUMBER More...

Revisiting Laurel Ledges to Explore Its Newest Trail

Pastimes

Back on May 7, 2009, I wrote about Laurel Ledges. Since then, a new trail has been added, so I recently revisited the preserve to do a little more exploring. More...

Retiring to the Water and the Woods

After 33 years of writing The Putnam Sportsman column, I made a decision to retire. I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all the readers who have followed my column through the years, many from the very beginning. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

SEAN HAMILTON

Sean Hamilton of Brewster died Monday, December 13, 2010, at home after a brief illness. He was 80 years old. More...

FLORENCE WABSHINAK

Florence Wabshinak of Oldsmar, Fla., died December 8, 2010, after a long illness. She was 80. Mrs. Wabshinak was born on March 24, 1930, in the Bronx to Salvatore and Josephine Gonna. She graduated from Evander Childs High School in 1948. More...

Click here for digital edition
2010-12-16 digital edition

Weekly Quotation

“Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.” ~Voltaire