February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Changes at the Chamber

Pete Bardunias to become CEO of Saratoga’s chamber

Peter Bardunias has announced he will be leaving his position as president and CEO of the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce. More...

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Children play on a dirty snow pile at the Mahopac VFW Ice Fishing Derby. See page 4 for complete story. More...

Board Unlikely to Fill Empty Seat

CARMEL TOWN BOARD

Despite apparent public support and a request from the Carmel Republican Committee, Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt has not been able to convince the other members of the town board to fill the seat that was left open by Anthony DiCarlo’ More...

General Stories

Vaccine Clinic for Overseas Travelers Begins

Planning on overseas travel? The Putnam County Health Department has kicked off its Travel Vaccine Clinic by offering rabies, typhoid, and yellow fever vaccines. More...

Legislature Appoints Kessman, Finger to Farm Board

By unanimous votes, the Putnam Legislature made four appointments at its February meeting. More...

Carlin Reappointed as Putnam’s Commissioner of Finance

Putnam County’s municipal finances haven’t skipped a beat now that Commissioner of Finance William Carlin has been reappointed to serve residents of the county. More...

Enterprise

Can New York State Be Fixed?

From The Chamber

When one travels across our great state long enough, they start to hear a lot of rumblings. Perhaps they find fears of unemployment caused by an exodus of jobs and people, or arguments on both sides of a proposed property tax cap. More...

School News

CHS Science Research Students Earn Regional Honors

Two members of the Carmel High School Class of 2011 have brought home the bronze at the Junior Science and Humanities sub-regional Symposium. More...

Valentines for Hospitalized Vets

Veterans hospitalized at the Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Dutchess County are enjoying Valentine’s Day in a special way this week thanks to school children in the Brewster and Carmel School Districts. More...

Sandbank to Cuomo: ‘Come on Down!’

Educators across New York State are reeling over proposed drastic reductions in state aid for the 2011-12 school year as well as a proposed 2-percent budget cap recommended by the governor and approved by the State Senate. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

School Bond Case to Go Before Court of Appeals Taxpayers of the Mahopac Falls, Mahopac Mines, Baldwin Place and West Districts Vote to Appeal From Decision of Appellate Court. Enthusiastic Meetings Held in All Four Districts This Week. More...

Enjoying the Great Indoors at Mahopac’s Jumpin’ Jeepers

When the snow gets too deep for the kids to hike, it’s time to look for some alternative ideas for recreation before cabin fever sets in. More...

Let’s Play a Game. . . Where in the County is The Courier?

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Poughkeepsie Cop Shot and Killed Has Putnam Roots  Free Access 

A Poughkeepsie police officer shot and killed Friday by a crazed gunman, who also murdered his wife before taking his own life, had Putnam County roots. More...

Early Morning Fire Damages Lake Carmel Automotive Business  Free Access 

Arctic-like conditions greeted firefighters from several departments early Sunday when a blaze broke out in an apartment above Chris' Automotive Service on Route 52 in Lake Carmel. More...

Let Them Be Taxed

Putnam will continue to have highest sales tax in the region

By a vote of seven to two, the Putnam Legislature has called on New York State to reauthorize the county’s four percent local sales tax, instead of three percent. More...

Vehicular Flip Flops

A Carmel businessman and a Brewster woman are lucky to be alive this week after overturning their vehicles during icy conditions. More...

Around the County

Mahopac VFW Ice Fishing Derby Attracts People of All Ages

The weatherman cooperated for once this winter when the Greater Mahopac Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5491 hosted its annual Community Events and Ice Fishing Derby. More...

Learn to Luge in Patterson

With the 2010-11 Luge World Cup winding down, USA Luge and Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, NY are challenging winter sports fans to experience the thrill of luge and take a shot at glory during the Luge Challenge at Thunder Ridge in Patterson, N More...

Students Send Valentine Wishes to Hospital Patients

The students of Brewster High School and the Henry G. More...

Cultural Events

Stories Not Secret Anymore

Discovering some of Putnam’s less legendary facts

Ours is a history of both dazzling leisure and gritty country life, with glamorous lakeside hotels, isolated farmers toiling away, and revolutionary heroics. More...

Sports

Mahopac’s Scopino, Pagliuca Walk Off with Section 1 Championships

Indians seniors prevail in two of day’s best final bouts

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High wrestling team had some solid performances last weekend at the Section 1 championships at Lincoln High School in Yonkers, but none were better than seniors Andrew Scopino and Steve Pagliuca, who won sectional titles in More...

Bears and Rams Both Find Limited Success At Sectionals

WRESTLING

BREWSTER—While they may not have had the widespread success they were hoping for, both Brewster High’s wrestling team, and Carmel High’s wrestling team have plenty to be proud of following this weekend’s sectional tournament. More...

Brew Crew Dazzles with Thrilling Wins Over Yorktown, Panas

Dignan, Mahoney provide late fireworks in key victories

BREWSTER—After losing two in a row, the Brewster High boys basketball team came roaring back to win threestraight last week, and the Bears gave their fans quite a show in the last two – Brewster edged Yorktown Monday, 52- 51, on a Ryan Ma 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 

Ethel Forkell Dies at Age 93

Ethel Forkell is being remembered this week as a Putnam County official who made state history when she was elected chairman of the former Board of Supervisors in 1977—the first woman in New York to achieve such recognition. More...

ROXANE ROQUE

Roxane Roque, age 44, of Carmel passed away peacefully on January 22, 2011. Roxane was born March 18, 1966 at Mt. Kisco Hospital in Mt. Kisco. More...

DANIELLE D. BELL

Danielle D. Bell, age 33, of Danbury, CT, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 in Valhalla, NY. Danielle was born in Ridgewood, NJ on February 2, 1978. More...

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“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937