January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tamagna Keeps Chair

In surprise move, legislature does not name Mary Conklin to post

Legislator Vincent Tamagna walked into the Putnam County Courthouse on Tuesday evening not knowing his future on the Putnam Legislature. More...

Rename Leibell Veterans Home?

A request has been made by outgoing county legislator Tony Fusco, of Mahopac Falls, to rename the “Vincent Leibell Veterans Home.” Fusco’s proposal to have the residence renamed, “Putnam Veterans Home,” comes one month a More...

General Stories

Five Injured in Head-On Crash

Five people, including two young children, were injured in a head-on crash in Southeast. More...

Putnam’s 1st Felonious Assault of 2011

The New Year was only four hours old when Putnam County recorded its first felonious assault of 2011. The Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call requesting assistance for an unknown emergency at a private residence in Putnam Lake. More...

Putnam’s Officials Take Oaths of Office

State Senator Greg Ball takes his oath from Sheriff Don Smith as the senator’s parents Bob and Judy Ball of Pawling look on. More...

Enterprise

Calling All Visionaries: It’s Your Time

From The Chamber

The opinions expressed in this editorial are mine and mine alone, although I sincerely hope they are consistent with the wishes of all our local chambers of commerce. More...

Sports

Brewster Ice Hockey Team Snaps Carmel Win Streak, 6- 2

HOCKEY BREWSTER 6 CARMEL 2 BREWSTER—The Brewster high hockey team faced off against league foe Carmel on Sunday at the Brewster Ice arena for the second time this season, and came away with ano More...

Asaro, Campobasso Lead Kennedy Athletes at Pearl River

SOMERS—With Danielle Asaro andMichael Campobasso leading the way, the Kennedy Catholic track team was able to pick up five medals at the Pearl River Holiday Festival, held at Rockland Community College. More...

Mahopac Skates to 4- 3 Win Over John Jay, as Gyscek Scores 100th Point

HOCKEY MAHOPAC 4 John Jay 3 MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High hockey team picked up in 2011 where it left off in 2010 and defeated John Jay- East Fishkill at the Brewster Ice Arena on Sunday ni More...

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 

ROBERT C. MACAULEY

Robert C. Macauley, Chairman and Founder of AmeriCares, of Brewster and North Palm Beach, Fla., died peacefully at his home in Florida on December 26, 2010, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. More...

HARRY O. WARD

Harry O. Ward, 83, of Carmel, passed away on December 27, 2010, at Putnam Hospital Center. Mr. Ward was born on December 28, 1926, to Oswald Harry and Hazel (Coffee) Ward of Yonkers, NY. Mr. More...

THELMA W. PENNY

Thelma W. Penny, age 85, a lifelong resident of Croton Falls, died in the very same home where she was born, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 30, 2010. More...

THE FLU HAS ARRIVED  Free Access 

An influenza outbreak in Putnam has prompted health officials to urge all county residents to get a flu shot as soon as possible. More...

Chilling Details in Mahopac Falls Murder

The brutal Christmas-eve murder of a 19-year-old woman from Mahopac Falls by her drunken husband was one of the county’s most heinous crimes in 2010. More...

DeStefano, Borkowski in Lawsuit Brawl

Any screenwriters or playwrights suffering from a case of writer’s block should just find their way up to Putnam County. Here, with the constant political bickering and accusations of corruption, the stories seem to write themselves. More...

Eldridge Named Interim Putnam County Executive

Paul Eldridge, Putnam’s long time Personnel Director, has moved his office to the third floor of the Putnam Office Building with a new name plate on his desk. More...

Around the County

New Life for World’s Most Famous Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree that graced Rockefeller Center in Manhattan for the holidays will soon have new life thanks to Habitat for Humanity. More...

Art Classes Starting Soon In Mahopac

Give yourself or your kids the gift of art for 2011. The fun starts on January 25. The Belle Levine Art Center in Mahopac promises to enhance your winter this year with a variety of 6-week classes for the whole family. More...

Mahopac Student Wins Speech Contest

Senior Marcus Franklin of Mahopac has won the Wells Cup Speech contest at The Harvey School in Katonah in a school-wide competition. More...

Cultural Events

Greater Expectations for 2011

This is the time of year we resolve to shape, fix, organize and better ourselves. I tried to think back on my resolution last year, and while I know I made one, I can’t remember what it was. This doesn’t bode well. Clearly. More...

Columns

Fahnestock’s Jordan Pond

Clarence Fahnestock State Park in western Putnam County offers 14,000 acres of outdoor adventure. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

110 Years Ago Dec. 21, 1900 HOLIDAYS FOR SCHOOL Beautiful Custom of Children in Decorating Their Rooms More...

Let’s Play a Game. . .

Where in the County is The Courier?
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Letters to the Editor

It’s a Wonderful Life

Dear Editor: I am writing to you in the hopes of making the community aware of an unfortunate situation happening in our own back yard. More...

Sales Tax Me Now Or Later?

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