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High Court Orders New Murder Trial

The 1994 murder and rape of a 12-year-old eighth grader from Carmel was one of Putnam’s most heinous crimes. More...

Interim Executive: ‘Crisis Breeds Opportunity’

During his State of the County address Wednesday evening, County Executive Paul Eldridge focused on the positive. More...

General Stories

Elections Commissioners Dismayed Over Charter Amendment

Putnam’s two Elections Commissioners, Robert Bennett and Anthony Scannapieco, have been serving in that capacity for a combined total of more than 55 years. More...

Legislature Approves Eldridge Appointments

The Putnam Legislature has made a number of appointments and confirmations. More...

Carmel Town Board Names Two to New Positions

The Carmel Town Board voted to add two new employees to the town at its meeting last Wednesday night at Carmel Town Hall. Gregory P. More...

Enterprise

Accountability and Communication Between Government and Business

From The Chamber

As mentioned last week, the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce (PCC) have invited elected officials to review and sign a pledge (summarized below this article) containing statements on taxes, regulation, potential conflicts of interest and eliminatio More...

School News

Three Seats Up For Grabs On Mahopac Board Of Education

Interested in serving your community as a member of the Mahopac Board of Education? More...

Columns

‘I Remember When’

From Sap to Syrup at Nieses’s Farm

Ever since I’ve been writing for local weekly newspapers, at this time of year, when we’re all tired of the cold winter and too much snow to shovel, and we yearn for the songbirds of spring to arrive, my attention turns briefly to memorie More...

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Keeping an Eye on Our Representatives in D.C.

The Price of Gas The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the state of New York is higher than $3.70—and it is continuing to increase. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

99 Years Ago - March 15, 1912

HIS LIFE WORK More...

Letters to the Editor

Out of Balance

Dear Editor: More...

Giving Back

Dear Editor: To “give back” is currently an oftenheard expression, normally followed by a self-congratulatory mention of some (usually nameless) “charity.” Sure, charity’s both a virtue and a necessity, but charity doesn More...

Remembering American Veterans of WWI  Free Access 

Governor Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff

Governor Andrew M. More...

Sheriff Sues Broadcaster

Sheriff Donald Smith ran a successful bid for reelection in 2009, but there appears to be some unfinished business from the campaign trail. More...

Winter of Our Discontent

A powerful storm that deluged the area with a month’s supply of rain in one day— magnified by melting snow—resulted in widespread flooding and significant problems this week. More...

Ready for Abduction

Local business brings first alien sculptures to UFO collectors

Many people would rather be abducted by aliens than lose their jobs (this is not an official statistic), but when Roger Phillips, a gifted artist who designed trophies for a large company, lost his, he decided to explore a long-time enthusiasm for th More...

Around the County

Legislature Recognizes Women Of Excellence

Three women were recognized by the Putnam Legislature for being named Women of Excellence. More...

Hero Dog Caspar Saves The Day

Caspar is being credited with saving his master’s life last Friday night after a kitchen fire ignited a one-story wood frame home in Lake Carmel. More...

Harlem Magic Visit Mahopac

Talk about an unusual lunch hour: Students at Mahopac High School were in awe last week when a larger-than-life athletic entertainer visited the school’s cafeteria. More...

Cultural Events

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Fires Up Again

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is upon us, and it is more than just a week of fine dining— it’s almost two. More...

Sports

Indians Battle to the End, But Can’t Solve Mt. Vernon in 59-42 Loss

Knights put an end to ‘Pac’s brilliant run

BASKETBALLMt. Vernon 59 MAHOPAC 42 MAHOPAC—Mahopac’s endless energy, timely shooting, and the Indians’ ability to find a way to finish opponents has been on display all season in gymnasiums around Section 1. More...

Kennedy Boys Fall to Byram Hills in Class A Semifinal

BASKETBALLByram Hills 59 SOMERS 57 More...

Mahopac Girls Enjoyed Impressive Turnaround Season

Hynes sisters garner post-season honors

MAHOPAC—One word can be used to describe the 2010-11 season for the Mahopac High girls basketball team: Turnaround. 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 

HORATIUS ‘DOTTO’ MAZZIOTTI

Mazziotti, Horatius ‘Dotto’, age 92, a lifelong resident of Elmsford, NY, died Wednesday March 2, 2011. He was the husband of the late Marion Winkelman, who died on May 14, 2004. More...

Jeanne Galliano Loses Battle with Cancer

Family and friends are mourning the passing this week of Jeanne Galliano, executive assistant to the Superintendent of the Carmel School District and clerk to the Carmel Board of Education. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” ~Erma Bombeck