February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

GOP Tells Carmel to Fill Board Vacancy

On Monday, the Carmel Republican Committee unanimously approved a motion to request that the Carmel Town Board fill the seat that was vacated by Anthony DiCarlo when he left for the county legislature. More...

Postal Heroics

The winter of 2011 has been the most difficult in years with its weekly snowstorms. More...

General Stories

Eldridge Vetoes Term Limits

County Executive Paul Eldridge has vetoed legislation approved by the Putnam Legislature at its year-end meeting in December limiting county lawmakers to four consecutive terms. More...

Who Will Run in Southeast?

It appears that three Southeast politicians are interested in running for town supervisor in November. More...

Odell Runs for Executive—Again

Just one month after the appointment of interim leader Paul Eldridge, the race for Putnam County executive has started once again. More...

Enterprise

Forging Regional Ties

Enterprise

Despite the weather challenges, several great business events took place in the past few weeks, bringing hundreds of entrepreneurs together to celebrate the abundant opportunities for growth in our part of the Hudson Valley. More...

Sports

Kennedy Boys Roll Over Dover, Win Eighth Straight

SOMERS—Even with his team picking up its eighth straight win, Kennedy Catholic boys basketball coach Frank Kelly is still looking for more out of his team following a 82- 54 win over Dover High on Monday. More...

Bears Pin Down Beacon For Convincing Win

BREWSTER—With the divisionals looming over the horizon, the Brewster High wrestling team picked up an easy win in their final dual meet of the season, beating Beacon High 53-22 on Monday. More...

Mahopac Ice Hockey Team Beats Yorktown, Falls to Mamaroneck

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High ice hockey team continued its strong play this season by defeating Yorktown 3-1 at the Brewster Ice Arena on Sunday night in a Conference 1 game to improve to 9-3-1 overall and 8-1- 1 in the conference. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ronald Antonucci

Visitation Friday, Services Saturday

Ronald Antonucci, 68, of Patterson, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

VERA SWENSON POULSEN

Vera S. Poulsen, age 91, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2011, at the Cartersville Medical Center, Cartersville, GA. She was the daughter of the late Arvid and Anna Swenson of Brewster. More...

WILHELMINA HANSEN

Wilhelmina Hansen of Brewster died January 26, 2011 in Brewster at the age of 90. More...

Brewster Fires Code Enforcement Officer  Free Access 

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Borkowski Wins One

Supreme court justice throws out DeStefano’s motion

New York State Supreme Court Justice Francis Nicolai has thrown out all motions and cross motions in the perplexing legal battle between retired NYPD captain Andrew DeStefano, former Southeast judge Jim Borkowski, and attorney Patrick Bonanno. More...

Route 6 Truck Fire Snarls Traffic

A mid-day truck fire in Carmel snarled traffic along the hamlet’s main thoroughfare for over an hour. More...

Shocking Home Invasion

A Mahopac man is held on $500,000 bail at the Putnam County Jail on felony charges that could send him away to state prison for the next 25 years following a home invasion and vicious beating of a young resident of Mahopac. More...

Around the County

Celebrating Boy Scout Sunday at Drew United Methodist Church

On January 30 Carmel Troop 1 Boy Scouts and Carmel Pack 1 Cub Scouts attended “Scout Sunday” at Drew United Methodist Church in Carmel. More...

Ron Calkins Honored As LCFD’s First Active 50-Year Member

The date was August 11, 1960, when a young man of 25 joined the Lake Carmel Fire Department. More...

Inmates Remove Snow From Town Hall Roof

Remembering a near catastrophe that occurred in Mahopac 15 years ago when the roof of the Caldor Store in Mahopac collapsed under the weight of excessive snow, Carmel officials enlisted the services of inmates at the Putnam Correctional Facility to a More...

School News

With New Program High School Seniors Can SEE the Future

The final five weeks of an upperclassman’s tenure in high school can be unproductive: a college or career path has been chosen; courses are winding down; and visions of that freshman year in college away from home are becoming a reality. More...

School Aid Slashed

Local school officials feared the worst. Administrators from Putnam’s six school districts were not surprised Tuesday when Governor Andrew Cuomo released details of his budget that slashed aid to education by $1.5 billion statewide. More...

Columns

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Health Care Repeal The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted two weeks ago to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement—the health care bill, officially called the Affordable Care Act. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

PUTNAM COUNTY BURIED IN FOOT OF SNOW YESTERDAY

ALL ROADS BLOCKED AND BUSINESS AT A STANDSTILL Mile a Minute Gale Causes Drifts Several Feet Deep in Worst Storm of the Winter. More...

Shovel a Different Kind of Snowdrift

It’s a hard winter. The snow is deeper and heavier and the temperatures lower and icier. All who plow, shovel and stoke deserve a sweet treat of gratitude for attending to the necessities during this harsh weather. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke