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Mandee’s Assists Putnam Humane Society

Shoppers at Mandee’s in Mahopac treated themselves to new spring attire last weekend while also assisting the Putnam Humane Society. More...

Community Foundation to Pay Back Taxes

The president of the Putnam Community Foundation, Joseph DiVestea, has promised the nonprofit organization founded by former State Senator Vincent Leibell will reimburse municipalities for back taxes. More...

Putnam Opens Governmental Process

Following action taken Tuesday by the Putnam Legislature, County residents who want to comment at public hearings will now have more opportunities to do so. More...

General Stories

Bank Robber Found Dead At High School

The man found hanging inside a dugout on the Carmel High School athletic field has been identified as a convicted bank robber from Mahopac. More...

Putnam AARP Holds Monthly Meeting on April 9

Putnam County AARP Chapter 1183 will hold its monthly meeting at the William Koehler Center, Rte 6, Mahopac, on April 9 at 1pm. Doors will open at 11 so come early, bring your lunch and socialize with the members. More...

Don’t Drink, Drive and Eat and Nearly Crash

A Mahopac man reportedly dining on a tray of sushi, drinking a beer, and driving while allegedly being under the influence of a prescription drug will have some explaining to do when he appears next week in Carmel Town Court. More...

Enterprise

Putnam’s Annual Business and Home Showcase Is Near

Every spring one of the Hudson Valley’s largest business showcase events takes place in our county—the 7th annual Shop Putnam Business and Home Expo, which will take place April 27 at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, on Route 6 in Mahopac. More...

School News

School Board Trustees Attend Conference on State Education Issues

Mahopac School Board Trustees, Richard LaFredo and Earle Bellows, along with Mahopac School Superintendent, Thomas Manko, met with New York Legislative delegates to discuss key issues affecting local schools during the New York State School Boards As More...

Students Celebrate The Unification Of Italy

Students enrolled in Italian classes at Brewster High School celebrated the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy in a special way. More...

Sports

Missed Opportunities Cost Brewster in 6-3 Loss to Ketcham

It certainly wasn’t the way the Brewster High baseball team hoped to open the season. A pair of early errors coupled with some bad luck offensively cost the Bears in a 6-3 loss Monday at Roy C. Ketcham. More...

Bears Lose Heartbreaker in Ninth, 1-0, at Ketcham

While Jess Griesinger certainly appeared to be in midseason form on the mound against Roy C. Ketcham High on Monday, the offense of the Brewster High softball team still needs some time to get going. More...

Carmel Girls Fall to Somers, Clarkstown South, Top Kennedy

Lady Rams Pick Up New Program’s First Victory

The Carmel High girls’ lacrosse team dropped a 12-9 decision to Somers Monday in a game played at Carmel. 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 

MARGARET A. “PEG” (FINNERTY) JOHNSON

Margaret A. “Peg” (Finnerty) Johnson, 83, of Brewster, Mass., loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Sunday March 27, 2011, at Epoch Senior Healthcare of Harwich, Mass. She was the loving wife of H. Stanley Johnson for 62 years. More...

DAVID MICHAEL CAULFORD, JR.

David Michael Caulford, Jr., 54, a sevenyear resident of Wingdale, NY, formerly of Wappingers Falls and Carmel, died on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at home. Mr. More...

BEATRICE GRIGGS

Beatrice Griggs, 93, of Carmel, died at Putnam Ridge on March 28, 2011. She was born in Brooklyn on January 28, 1918 to Theresa and John McEntee. She worked as a bookkeeper up until her marriage to Gordon Griggs on October 6, 1945. More...

A Vet’s Vet: John Scherer Recognized By Putnam

Tears welled up in the eyes of John Scherer Tuesday when the Putnam Legislature recognized the 82-year old Army veteran for his 29 years of service to the people of the county as Director of Veterans Affairs. More...

Healthy Putnam is Number One

Putnam County has received a gold star for having the best overall health outcome rating in New York State. More...

Holiday Adds Three Extra Days to Tax Deadline

This year, those who wait until the last minute in fact have three extra days to file their taxes. Due to Emancipation Day on Friday April 15, a legal holiday in Washington D.C., the date for filing has been changed to Monday April 18. More...

Hayworth Opens District Office in Fishkill

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has opened a district office in Fishkill. More...

Around the County

Calling All Bargain Hunters: Patterson Flea Market Opens on Sunday

The Patterson Flea Market will open for the summer season on Sunday, April 10, and run every Sunday thru October. It is the oldest and only continuously running flea market in Putnam County. More...

Science Fair Attracts Hundreds

Students, teachers, and parents alike described the George Fischer Middle School’s 35th annual Science and Technology Fair as the best yet. More...

High School Students Groom Gleneida

The Putnam County seat looks a bit cleaner this week thanks to the efforts of 15 Carmel High School students and their teacher, William Twardy. More...

Cultural Events

ArtWorks at Front Street Gallery

Art and Marketing are two words which, when put anywhere near each other, will make an artist squirm. Making art and selling art feel like polar opposites. More...

Putnam Players Take Home Gold

The Dutchess Diamonds, established in 2004, by Coach Tom Morris of Pawling, took home the Championship in the Second annual Fishkill Recreation 2011 Basketball Tournament on March 20, 2011. More...

Rotary Presents ‘Men Who Cook’

Patterson Rotary Club invites you to the 15thy Annual Men Who Cook event, Saturday, April 30, 6pm, at the Starr Ridge Banquet & Conference Center, in Brewster. More...

Columns

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

KSM to be Tried at Gitmo More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

90 Years Ago April 15, 1921 Courier Archives

PAWLING TO HAVE AN ELECTRICAL SHOW More...

Putnam People

… HARRIET ROSENBERG, a Mahopac resident for the past 41 years, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Putnam Family and Community Services, Inc. (PFCS). More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: On March 28, 2011 with a daily outdoor temperature range of 40 F to 27F, the gas utility without due process removed the gas meter from the premise without concern for the safety and well being of the occupants and in complete disregard More...

Birth Announcements

SIERRA SKY SMALLEY

Baby Girl Sierra Sky Smalley was born March 15, 2011, weighing 8 lbs., 2 oz., to parents Kristy and Jason Smalley of Wingdale, to maternal grandparents Cheryl and Walt Leverich of Wingdale, and to paternal grandparents Darlene and Steve Smalley of Po More...

DANILYN ANGELINA THARAS

Baby Girl Danilyn Angelina Tharas was born March 26, 2011, weighing 6 lbs., 12 oz., to parents Nicole and Timothy Tharas of Lake Carmel, to maternal grandparents Maryann Martin of Lake Carmel and Nicholas Dionisio of Hopewell Junction, and to paterna 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