April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans’ Home Renamed

It’s now official: The name of the Vincent Leibell Putnam County Veterans’ Home has been changed to the Putnam County Veterans’ Home. The residence located on Drew Road in Carmel is home to a dozen veterans living on fixed incomes. More...

Legislature to Pick Newspapers for Legal Advertisements

Do three weekly newspapers need to continue to print legal notices for Putnam County government this year or will the number be reduced to two? More...

General Stories

District Attorney Fights Appeal in 17-Year-Old Murder Case

The Putnam County District Attorney’s office has asked New York’s highest court for permission to appeal an Appellate Court decision that ordered a new trial for one of two men convicted of the rape and murder of a 12-year-old Carmel girl More...

Potassium Iodide Distribution: Next Stop, Mahopac

Earlier this month residents of Putnam Valley and Philipstown had the opportunity to receive free potassium iodide (KI). More...

Putnam Legislators Reject Term Limits, for Now

Putnam legislators appear to have done a reversal when it comes to term limits. More...

Enterprise

Term Limits – Examining the Pros and Cons

From The Chamber

Should public officials leave office after a prescribed amount of time? Or are their talents too valuable to our community for them to be removed unless voted out by the public? More...

School News

Mahopac School District Budget Calls for 3.7% Tax Hike

The Mahopac Board of Education and Superintendent Thomas Manko believe in the investment of children, and after working for several months have formulated a fiscal spending plan for the 2011- 2012 school year. More...

Hosting the Season Opener in Mahopac

The 2nd annual MSA Baseball & Softball opening day event was held Saturday, April 16th. More...

Staying Safe: Project Outlines Risks For Prom

Hundreds of parents along with their teenaged sons and daughters will be getting up early Friday to attend a meeting outlining the risks and responsibilities of attending the junior or senior prom at Brewster High School. More...

Editorials

Leibell: The Tip of an Utterly Corrupt Iceberg

Are We the People really expected to believe that, with Mr. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

AURORA BOREALIS BLAMED FOR FIRES Here is something to think about, to solve in the wonders of nature, something to harness for the benefit and comfort of human beings, who, live now, and for future generations yet to live. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anna D. Gagliardo  Free Access 

Services and Visitation on Saturday

Anna D. Gagliardo of South Pasadena, FL, died Saturday April 23, 2011, in South Pasadena after a long illness. She was 72. More...

Celina K. (Kelley) Sondheim  Free Access 

Patterson Native

Celina K. (Kelley) Sondheim, 62, of Sharon, Massachusetts, passed away at home on April 25, 2011 after a long illness. Ms. More...

Meryle Paraskeva  Free Access 

Visitation on April 29

Meryle Paraskeva, age 85, of Stormville, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Putnam Hospital Center.  Born August 12, 1925, in Glasgow, Scotland, to the late Thomas and Martha Crawford, she emigrated to the United States with her parents whe More...

Leibell’s Leniency Plea

Argues for Probation, House Arrest, & Community Service

Disgraced Sen. Vincent Leibell should not receive prison time when he’s sentenced next month on federal corruption charges, his lawyer argued in an 85-page filing that cited Leibell’s lengthy record of public service on various fronts. More...

Breakfast Kicks Off 2011 Putnam Chamber Expo

Two hundred people celebrated business and business people in Putnam County at Wednesday’s kickoff to the Shop Putnam Business & Home Expo in Mahopac. More...

Pain at the Pump in Putnam

No matter where you travel in Putnam County lately, the conversation centers on the pain at the pump. More...

Soggy Easter Egg Hunt In Kent

Soggy conditions failed to deter the enthusiasm of 125 boys and girls who joined the Easter Bunny last Saturday at an Easter egg hunt in Kent. More...

Around the County

Pet Portraits Raise Money for Humane Society

Paws for a Cause held a professional pet portraits session in Carmel on April 9 to raise money for the Putnam Humane Society (PHS). The event featured professional pet portraits by Margaret Rizzuto, along with raffles, gifts and prizes. More...

Buckley Bolts from Nonprofit

Robert Buckley has resigned as a member of the board of the Putnam Community Foundation, the non-profit senior housing group tied to disgraced former Sen. Vincent Leibell. More...

Putnam Hospital Opens New Cardiovascular Unit

“This is not your father’s Oldsmobile,” is how Putnam Hospital Center’s Medical Staff President Dr. Janusz Rudnicki described the medical center’s new cardio-vascular/post-care unit during its official opening Tuesday. More...

Cultural Events

The Playwright of Parrott Street

Sharr White is a smart and earnest westerner who came to New York to make his mark on the theater world. More...

Sports

Brewster Girls Roll Over Nanuet, Hen Hud

BREWSTER—The Brewster High girls lacrosse team picked up two wins last week, beating Hen Hud, 18-6, Monday at home, after topping Nanuet, 13-8, last Wednesday. Monday against the Sailors, Brewster built an 11-3 lead by halftime. More...

Kuck, ‘Pac Win Pitchers’ Duel

MAHOPAC—Even though the Mahopac High baseball team had just one hit, it still managed to beat Roy C. Ketcham High on Thursday, and Ryan Kuck certainly deserves a lot of credit. More...

Brewster Softball Team Posts Victories Over Rams, Gaels

BREWSTER—While the Brewster High softball team finished with just three more hits than Carmel High, the Bears made the most of their opportunities and came away with a 10-2 win on Monday. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

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