December 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Executive Indecision  Free Access 

Politicians angle behind the scenes to determine county’s interim leader

There seems to be a significant amount of confusion and disagreement among Putnam’s political leaders as to whom the legislature will name interim county executive on New Year’s Day. More...

Gas Prices Soar for the Holidays

As the price of gasoline continues to climb, it’s been a painful experience this holiday season filling up the family car. More...

The Man Behind the Christmas Classics

It is a lonely aspect of life, but sometimes everyone feels like they belong on the Island of Misfit Toys. More...

General Stories

Steamy Vehicle Fire is a High Visibility Distraction on I-84

Flames, smoke and steam were visible for quite a distance when a car was destroyed by fire in Patterson. The blaze broke out last week on the eastbound exit ramp off I-84. More...

Mahopac Home Invasion Solved

A Yonkers man already incarcerated in Westchester on robbery charges is now facing additional jail time in Putnam for allegedly entering a home in Mahopac. More...

Enterprise

Remembering a Friend, Colleague, and What’s Really Important

FROM THE CHAMBER

spent with loved ones. Grandma’s holiday dishes were legendary, and over the years new faces made their arrival in our home. New children joined the family, new friends and acquaintances came our way. More...

Chamber of Commerce Plays Santa

In what has become an eagerlyanticipated holiday tradition, the members of the Greater Mahopac- Carmel Chamber of Commerce recently donated over 175 teddy bears and other stuffed animals, to Putnam Ho More...

Political Nonprofits: Building Community or Aiding Corruption?  Free Access 

Government officials with ties to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations beware. More...

Editorials

A Holiday Message to the Legislature: Do The Right Thing

Perspectives

The holidays are rapidly approaching and many of us are really busy. Whether one is preparing for a celebration, shopping, traveling or reminiscing about past times or loved ones no longer with us, we are generally occupied this time of year. 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 

JOHN G. GREEN SR.

John G. Green Sr., age 75, of Riviera Beach, FL, passed away on December 15, 2010. He was the son of the late Gilbert and Josephine Green. He resided in Carmel before moving to Florida 22 years ago. He served his country in the US Army. More...

JOSEPH J. PALUMBO

Joseph J. Palumbo, age 58, of Patterson, formerly of Carmel, died at home on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Mr. Palumbo was born on April 3, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY, to Catherine Norton Noonan of Lakewood, NJ, and the late Anthony Palumbo. More...

MARGARET O’CONNELL

Margaret O’Connell, 68, of Mahopac passed away on December 8, 2010 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. O’Connell was born on August 1, 1942 to Daniel and Annie (nee Clinton) Sugrue, in the Bronx. More...

BREAKING: Eldridge Likely to be Interim Executive

COURIER EXCLUSIVE

Read this week's Courier for the latest developments leading up to the January 1 selection of an interim county executive for Putnam County. Subscribers can read the story now. More...

BREAKING: Police Nab Mahopac Murder Suspect in Taxi Cab  Free Access 

Illegal alien allegedly stabbed wife on Christmas Eve

Note from the Courier: We are sorry to send such news on Christmas Day, but we figure our readers would like to know that the Mahopac Falls murder suspect has been caught. More...

Blizzard Blasts Putnam  Free Access 

The region's first snow storm of the season will be remembered for quite some time. Fifty-plus mile per hour winds, heavy snow and white-out conditions halted Putnam County in its tracks. More...

The Sweeney family

The Sweeney family home, in Lake Carmel, is all decked out and ready for Christmas. More...

Correction

Last week’s story “Nonprofits Undergo Scrutiny” indicated that Joe DiVestea, president of the Putnam Community Foundation, was also president of the Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Around the County

Christmas Lights Aid The Needy

Mike Sweeney has loved Christmas lights ever since he was a small child. More...

Carmel VAC Dedicates Addition in Memory of John Guido

John Guido was looking down from heaven on Sunday, beaming with pride, as a 20-foot by 40-foot addition to the Carmel Volunteer Ambulance Corps was dedicated in his honor. More...

Ring in 2011 by Donating a Pint of Blood

The Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, in conjunction with the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, Fire Department of New York and the Carmel Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a holiday blood drive on December 30. More...

Cultural Events

Bringing You to the New Year, A Week of Holiday Pastimes

The week between Christmas and New Years is the time to relax. It’s also time to keep the fun going. Everyone is still riding on the high of presents, so a few planned activities are just what you need to keep it easy and interesting. More...

Letters to the Editor

We’ll Miss You, Chief Put-Put

Dear Editor: More...

The Right Man for the Job

Dear Editor: I have lived in Carmel since 1957 and have seen many people holding political positions, and one man that stands out over all of them is Frank Del Campo. Of all the town supervisors he was the best, in my opinion. More...

A Temerarious Proposition

Dear Editor: More...

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