March 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Brotherly Dispute Leads to Peaceable Hill Death

An early Saturday morning dispute between three brothers has led to the death of one man, on Peaceable Hill Road in Brewster. More...

New Twist Emerges in DeStefano v. Borkowski

Borkowski asked DeStefano to join his campaign against Don Smith

Sheriff Don Smith may have won his third term as Putnam County’s top law enforcer two years ago, but the three Republican primary candidates from the 2009 Sheriff’s race continue to make headlines. More...

General Stories

VFW Seeking Funds to Support Injured Marine

On February 15, Marine Lance Corporal John Curtin lost both of his legs above the knees after being hit by an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. More...

Carmel Residents Voice Concerns About Proposed Blasting Regulations

A public hearing held by the Carmel Town Board at Carmel Town Hall last Wednesday night brought out many opinions from residents concerning a proposed new chapter to the town code concerning blasting. More...

Man Hurt in One-Car Crash

A Carmel man was airlifted to the Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla, early Sunday following a one-vehicle crash on Dykeman Road in Carmel. More...

Enterprise

Evaluating Economically Viable Business Ideas

Last week we discussed grass roots efforts to enhance and revitalize Putnam’s downtown commerce districts. This is of paramount importance in giving our independent business communities a chance to thrive. More...

School News

District Budget Would Raise School Taxes 2.8 Percent

During a Monday interview, Superintendent Thomas Manko told the Courier the tentative Mahopac budget totals $111,891,490, a 2.99-percent budget-to-budget increase and a 2.8-percent tax levy increase. More...

Krishnan Takes Top Honors In Science Fair, Again

Jay Krishnan will be again traveling to sunny southern California in May in an attempt to achieve a feat that is unparalleled. More...

Public’s Input Will Decide School District Budget

The Brewster School District is taking a novel approach in deciding budget numbers for the 2011-12 school year. More...

Columns

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Libya Under the direction of President Barack Obama, the United States this past week began bombing yet another Muslim nation – Libya. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

WEEK’S NEWS FROM THE FALLS More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Birth Announcements

NATHAN JOHN BARONE

Baby Boy Nathan John Barone was born March 16, 2011, weighing 7 lbs. More...

Under the Microscope

Ball calls for Indian Point hearing, environmental groups call for shutdown

There might not be any radioactive fallout in the Hudson Valley in the wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis, but Indian Point Energy Center is facing increased pressure to explain its safety mechanisms and disaster contingency plans. More...

Wondering About Wonder Lake  Free Access 

This month marks the one-year anniversary of New York State's purchase of a weed-covered historic Patterson farm at more than four times its assessed value. More...

Around the County

Andrew Port is One of America’s Most Talented Musicians

Carmel High School sophomore Andrew Port may be only 15 years old but the young man is already one of America’s most accomplished musicians. More...

Furry Family Fun Fair

Putnam’s Furry Family Fun Fair on Sunday was organized by Joanne Colangelo along with Cheryl Wachtel and Kim Gerosa, all of Mahopac. More...

High School Musicians Achieve State Honors

Teresa Peters and Kate Kilgus returned from Syracuse last week with memories to last a lifetime. The two Carmel High School musicians performed at the Syracuse Convention Center with the New York State Band Directors Association Statewide Honor Band. More...

Cultural Events

The Travelling Legacy of a Master Choreographer

Dance Review

During “Nearly 90²,” performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Purchase Performing Arts Center on Saturday, there were many moments that were hard on the ears (an anxiously shifting audience can attest to that). More...

Sports

11 Mahopac Wrestlers Receive Post-Season Honors

WRESTLING

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High School wrestling team capped off another successful year by having 11 athletes receive post-season honors. More...

Kennedy Boys Enjoyed Breakout Season

BASKETBALL

SOMERS—Throughout the season, the Kennedy Catholic High boys basketball team piled up wins thanks to its pressure defense and a high-scoring offense. More...

Defense Carried Kennedy Ice Hockey Team to Sectional Finals

Santini named Co-Player of Year

SOMERS—From the very first game, all the way through to a loss to top-seeded Rye High in the sectional semifinals, the Kennedy Catholic-Putnam Valley hockey team relied on its defense to lead the way, so it’s no surprise that the group en More...

Letters to the Editor

Crooked Workers Must Forfeit Pensions

Dear Editor: It is surreal to have to pass legislation preventing public officials who have stolen from citizens from stealing even more in the form of pensions they will collect for the balance of their rotten lives. More...

Eliminate the Practice

Dear Editor: Putnam Valley School District has presently in place a policy which allows its professional staff to bring their children to school. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

ROBERT DEAN MAPES

Robert Dean Mapes, 60, a resident of Poughquag, NY, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, surrounded by his loving family. More...

BILLY J. KEEFE

Billy J. Keefe, of Brewster, died suddenly at his home Saturday morning March 19, 2011. He was 53. More...

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