June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Dangerous Rescue in Putnam

In the annals of rescues by the Cold Spring Fire Company, the save Friday night off a nearly sheer rock face will undoubtedly rank as one of the best. More...

5,000 Fight Back

Mahopac’s 24-hour Relay for Life helps raise millions for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. More photos and full coverage on page 3. More...

General Stories

Changing of the Guard for Putnam Democrats

Carmel attorney Victor Grossman, a resident of Southeast, is the new chairman of the Putnam County Democratic Committee. More...

Area Man Faces Charges Following Nightclub Melee

A resident of the Baldwin Place section of Mahopac is facing a variety of charges in connection with his arrest by State Police following a melee at a popular nightclub in Mohegan Lake. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Levels Off in April

Following three successive months of pluses in sales tax collections, Putnam County sales tax coffers leveled off in April. More...

Cultural Events

Art Show Viewing and Dinner

On June 4 from 6 to 9 pm, Tilly Foster Farm is pleased to present Watershed Wildlife: Watercolors and Sculptures, a presentation of the work of environmental artist Paul Thiesing. Dinner will be provided. $50 per person. More...

Katonah Joins ‘Blue Star Museums’

The Katonah Museum of Art joins over 1,300 museums across the United States to partner with the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families in launching Blue Star Museums. More...

Sports

Mahopac Offense Slowed by Shen’s Standout Defense, Netminder

Indians’ state title run derailed in 8-5 loss

MAHOPAC—Faced with a physical, stifling defense – and perhaps the best goalkeeper the team has faced all season – the Mahopac High lacrosse team’s standout season came to an end Saturday, as Section 2 champ Shenendehowa raced More...

Brewster Track and Field Excels at State Qualifier Meet

Carr wins Class A title, Dinardo, Bottalico, Taylor, Hodge also shine

BREWSTER—The Brewster High track and field team turned in some outstanding performances at last weekend’s NYS Qualifier Meet at White Plains High School, highlighted by Charlie Carr’s first-place showing in the 1,600. More...

After Solid Season, Bears Fall to John Jay

BREWSTER—From the beginning of the year, the Brewster High softball team relied on its defense as it piled up wins, but in Tuesday quarterfinal loss to John Jay-East Fishkill, the Bears defense let them down. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Questionable Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: More...

Statement from Ball’s Office on Letter Issue

Dear Editor: The bottom-line is that this office moved heaven and earth to help this family, and it is an absolute fact that the letter printed was the actual and unedited letter provided to our staffer by this constituent. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

IDA M. MURPHY (nee ZENIR)

Ida M. Murphy, nee Zenir, passed away at the age of 90 years old, on May 10, 2011, in Miamisburg, OH. She was born of Austrian immigrant parents, Charlotte and Joseph Zenir, in Hoboken, NJ, on August 9, 1920. More...

MARY ‘MARGE’ CUNNINGHAM

Mary “Marge” Cunningham, 84, of Carmel, NY, passed away on June 6, 2011 at Putnam Hospital Center. Marge was born on October 30, 1926, in NYC to John and Catherine (Gillespie) Walker. More...

JOSEPH A. MOSCHETTI

Joseph A. Moschetti of Brewster, NY died Monday June 6, 2011, in his home at the age of 82. More...

Property Tax Cap without Mandate Relief Called ‘Insane’

Officials on the state, county and local level agreed Monday that a property tax cap was needed in New York State in order to put a ceiling on rising property taxes — yet such a cap without substantive mandate relief would result in total chaos More...

Mesmerizing!

Birds of Prey Attract Thousands

Thousands of people converged on the Green Chimneys School campus Sunday for Putnam County’s 19th annual Birds of Prey Day. More...

Lawmakers Delay Lease, Cite Leibell Uncertainty

The Putnam Legislature has failed to approve a lease allowing for the relocation of the Patterson senior citizen program to the Lawlor Building, the town’s former municipal center that was renovated by the Hudson Valley Trust. More...

Jury’s Out on Secure Communities

Putnam Sheriff Don Smith called Governor Andrew Cuomo’s action last week to block New York’s participation in the federal Secure Communities Program an “impediment to law enforcement efforts in keeping New Yorkers safe.” The p More...

Around the County

Relay for Life: 12 Years, $3 Million Raised

Relay for Life continues to be the area’s greatest fund-raising event. More...

9/11 Remembrance Gate and Memorial Park Dedicated

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth called the Mahopac Fire Department’s Remembrance Gate and Memorial Park a “fitting memorial to those who ran in while others ran away.” Hayworth’s comments came Friday evening before more than 300 gu More...

A Box of Socks for Earthquake Survivors

The Box of Socks was overflowing recently with donations for the Socks for Japan project coordinated by Mahopac Public Library. More...

School News

High School Grads Shape the Future of Harvest Moon

While in high school, Christine Tartaglia and Kevin Covino were friends— not close buddies, but always cordial towards each other. More...

New Principal Announced for Kent Elementary

The welcome mat will soon be out for Deborah Weisel. More...

Columns

Recipe for Disaster from Albany, Gov. Cuomo

Perspectives

In a real change of events, much has changed in Albany and things are finally heading in the right direction. More...

Mythical Racism in Enforcement Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that our state will no longer participate in the Secure Communities program. New York is the second state to choose not to participate in this federal immigration enforcement program. More...

Rebuilding or Recovery?

Cunningham’s Corner

Who knew, lo these years ago, that the suffix “gate” would become the universal suffix for scandal? 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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