September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tamagna: From Maverick to Veteran in Legislature

Two books in his Carmel office outline the changes Vincent Tamagna has seen in the Putnam County Legislature since joining it in 1994. More...

Mahopac’s Unintentional Confectioner

Each morning Michele Kim mixes butter, sugar, molasses, a pinch of salt and plenty of water topped with dark chocolate and freshly crushed pecans and creates some of the most mouth watering toffee found anywhere. More...

General Stories

Odell Feted at Victory Party

One of Putnam’s most scenic treasures was the backdrop Saturday for MaryEllen Odell’s victory celebration. Odell defeated Democrat Alan Schneider by a wide margin on Primary Day to keep the Conservative line in her political war chest. More...

Pataki Blasts President Obama

Former Governor George Pataki is not at all enamored of President Obama. More...

Fire Forces Evacuation of Carmel Senior Center

A report of a fire at the Putnam Senior Center in Carmel Monday forced the evacuation of 100 seniors but thanks to the quick response of emergency providers damage was kept to a minimum. At 11:30 a.m. More...

Enterprise

The Tax Cap Challenge – Examining Reality With Pattern For Progress

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. More...

Sports

Donahoe Propels ‘Pac Past Fox Lane, 21-14

MAHOPAC—It’s still early, but the Mahopac High football team has to like what it’s seen so far from first-year starter Patrick Donahoe. More...

Rams Can’t Get Much Going in 31-3 Drubbing

CARMEL—The Carmel High football team took one on the chin Friday night, taking a 31-3 drubbing at the hands of Clarkstown South, and falling to 0-2 on the season. More...

Brewster Boys Third at VBS Invitational, Girls Take Fifth

BREWSTER—The Brewster High boys cross country team placed third, our of 18 teams, at the VBS Invitational in Verona, NY, last Saturday. Brewster’s girls team placed fifth. Pittsford-Mendon won the race, and Franklin Academy was second. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

MADELINE T. (Blanchard) JONES  Free Access 

Madeline T. (Blanchard) Jones , 62, of Croton Falls, NY passed away on September 13, 2011. Mrs. Jones was born on February 1, 1949 in Yonkers to Wallace and Marion (Newtown) Blanchard. Mrs. More...

LILLIAN F. HIGGS  Free Access 

Lillian F. Higgs, age 82, a 28-year resident of Wassaic, NY, died Friday, September 16, 2011 in Carmel. More...

MARILYN KING BRUEN

Marilyn King Bruen, born in Mechanicville, NY, August 28, 1931, passed away on September 18, 2011, at her home. She was 80 years old. Marilyn was born to August S. King and Frances G. King. More...

FEMA Opens in Putnam

A FEMA disaster recovery center opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Philipstown, the hardest-hit town in Putnam County when Hurrican Irene’s rain and winds swept through the region last month. The center then shifts to Mahopac this weekend. More...

Money Greased Putnam Scandal

A Courier Special Report

When Raymond Maguire pleaded guilty last Thursday in U.S. More...

Croton Lawyer to Challenge Greg Ball Next November

Democrat Justin Wagner realizes he faces an uphill battle in the predominantly Republic lower Hudson Valley, yet the 30-year-old Croton resident has tossed his hat into the ring to oppose state Senator Greg Ball a year from now. More...

Around the County

Kevin Kennedy Is a Lucky Man

Kevin Kennedy calls himself a lucky man. After a brush with death 18 months ago that resulted in a broken neck, the Mahopac man is on the road to recovery. More...

Fire Dept. Open House on Sunday

Sunday’s Open House at Carmel Fire Department headquarters will offer something for everyone. Firefighters have been busy this week preparing for the event that takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the firehouse on Gleneida Avenue. More...

Strutt Your Mutt Sunday

Dogs of every size, age, color and breed will be converging on the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park Sunday for what has become an early fall tradition—the Putnam Humane Society’s annual Strutt your Mutt. More...

School News

HS Band To Perform on USS Intrepid

Kudos to the Brewster High School Marching Bears: The student band that received top honors in the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade and marched with distinction for the past few years in the New York City St. More...

Brewster VFW Announces 2011-2012 Scholarship Program

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Brewster Post 672 is offering local students the chance to compete to win money for college through two national VFW scholarship programs. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

7851 REGISTERED TO VOTE IN PUTNAM Highest in County’s History More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the dedicated staff of Mahopac Public Library for their efforts to serve this community at all times -- but particularly during the difficulties enountered in the aftermath of tropical storm 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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