July 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

How Patronage Extends to Foreclosure Notices – And Hurts Putnam County

Foreclosures have been on hiatus for the past eight months, but it appears that the breathing spell taken by the mortgage industry is coming to an end. More...

Local Sales Tax Hike Continues

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation giving Putnam County some latitude when it comes to generating sales tax dollars. More...

General Stories

Katz Calls For MS4 Mandate Moratorium

Assemblyman Steve Katz is tired of the Big Apple placing demands on communities throughout Putnam County to protect New York City’s watershed. More...

County Acts on Watershed Rules

Putnam County has joined 19 other municipalities throughout the New York City watershed to clean storm water flowing into city reservoirs. More...

The Latest Immigration Ploy

U.S. Rep Lamar Smith has introduced HR2164, which mandates nationwide use of the E-Verify system. More...

Enterprise

The New Normal

As Jonathan Winters once said, “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!” Never more has that phrase been more appropriate than in today’s world of sales. More...

School News

New Windows for Carmel HS

Workers install new energy efficient windows at Carmel High School. The new casements replace older windowpanes many with gaps and spaces that had outlived their usefulness. More...

School Board to Hold Special Meeting

The Board of Education of the Mahopac Central School District will hold a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, July 27, 7 pm in the Conference Room of the District Office. More...

Sports

Bats Propel Carmel Cubs To Four Straight Wins

CARMEL- Over the last week, the 16U Carmel Cubs of the WPBA, outscored opponents 47-15 and improved to 9-8 with four straight wins. More...

Putnam Athletics Split Two Double-Headers

PUTNAM – The Putnam Athletics of the Collegiate Baseball League of New York have struggled through most of the 2011 season, and currently own a 7-19 record, but the team has had its bright spots. More...

Pirates Continue Onslaught, Pound Brewster, 11-1

BREWSTER – The Patterson Pirates 10U District 33 team picked up an 11-2 win over Brewster last Sunday, earning their third consecutive victory by mercy rule. More...

Letters to the Editor

Geese Didn’t Need to Die

Letter to Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt, reprinted at writer’s request… Dear Mr. Schmitt: More...

Respect Living Vets First

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Commending LoBue

Dear Editor: I wish to commend Legislator Dini LoBue for her courage in standing up for all the taxpayers in Putnam County, While her fellow legislators dithered, Dini took a hard look at the proposal for a Veterans Cemetery on John Simpson Rd. More...

Controversy Brews Over Legal Notices

Next Tuesday, Putnam legislators will make their long-awaited decision regarding official newspaper designation. More...

40 Years of Fun

The Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park will be THE place to be this weekend when upwards of 30,000 men, women and children visit the county’s 40th annual 4-H Fair. More...

Mahopac Teacher Cleared

Charges leveled against a career Mahopac school teacher alleging abuse of disabled students shocked Putnam County. More...

Bikers Benefit Special Olympics

Participants line up for a group photograph outside Tina’s on Route 52 in Stormville, which hosted the event. The number of women participating was the largest ever. More...

Around the County

Health Commissioner Takes Post in Westchester

Putnam’s loss will be Westchester’s gain. Dr. Sherlita Amler, the county’s first and only Commissioner of Health, will be leaving her post this fall to become Westchester’s Health Commissioner, effective October 3. More...

Police Group Gears up for 9/11 Anniversary

September 11 promises to be properly marked in Putnam County. More...

Carmel Veterans Affairs Clinic Keeps Promise

The Carmel Veterans Affairs Clinic located at 1875 Route 6 in Carmel is one of Putnam’s best-kept secrets. More...

Cultural Events

Boscobel Welcomes New Leader, Via Prague

BOSCOBEL HOUSE AND GARDENS

I t’s quite likely David Krol, the new Executive Director of Boscobel House and Gardens, was born for museum work. More...

Enchanting, Magical Gardens at Stonecrop

Stonecrop is one of those pretty Putnam County names—like Glynwood, Boscobel, or Glenclyffe—that sticks in your memory. More...

Putnam Adventurer Shares His Stories, More to Come

Steven Mattson, 41, is a Brewster resident who works in the financial services industry in Danbury. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

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Putnam People

…Navy Seaman Recruit MICHAEL J GROISSL, of Carmel, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Groissl is a 2007 graduate of Carmel High School. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Birth Announcements

Births

Tessa Grace Aparicio Baby Girl Tessa Grace Aparicio was born July 13, 2011, weighing 8 lbs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

ROLF A. FEIN  Free Access 

Services in Brewster on July 31

Rolf A. Fein entered into rest on July 20, 2011. He was born in Leipzig, Germany on April 28, 1918, the son of William and Toni (Schloss) Fein. Rolf is a survivor of the Holocaust and the Buchenwald concentration camp. More...

MARY WALSH (NÉE MURPHY)

Mary Walsh (née Murphy) July 13, 1915 – July 6, 2011. Married to William Walsh, Deceased; Beloved Mother to Robert (Catherine); James, Deceased; Maureen Egan (Richard); William; John and Patricia Rivera, Deceased. More...

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