September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops Mourn Police Dog’s Death

The atmosphere around Brewster Police headquarters is solemn these days following the passing of the department’s canine, Cezar. More...

Two Economic Summits on Tap

Stimulating the economy will be on the minds of businesspeople when back-to-back forums are held next Monday at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

General Stories

Man Charged with Felony Criminal Mischief

A Mahopac man is facing incarceration in a state prison for allegedly causing $1,500 worth of damage to a relative’s car following a domestic dispute. More...

Enterprise

Make It a Powerful Week

From The Chamber

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” More...

School News

Carmel Is Cleaner Thanks to Teachers

The Putnam County seat is a bit cleaner this week thanks to the efforts of the Carmel Teachers Association and a group of students who spent several hours last Saturday ridding the hamlet of unsightly trash. More...

Kyle Morgan Completes His Mission

Kyle Morgan’s mission has become reality: The 17-year-old Carmel High School senior organized a telephone book recycling campaign this month that caught on like wildfire throughout the entire Carmel School District, resulting in 577 unwanted an More...

Something for All at Fire Dept. Open House

Sunday’s Open House at Carmel Fire Department headquarters offered something for everyone. More...

Columns

Washington Dispatches

A fter Hurricane Irene ravaged the East Coast, including Putnam, Republican members of the House signaled that they wanted to provide federal funds to repair the damage. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

ALMSHOUSE REPORT AS VIEWED IN PATTERSON J. C. Merrick Asks Why This Information Was Not Sought During Past 25 Years. 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

Baby Boy JAMES PATRICK GRUNDMAN was born at Putnam Hospital Center on August 16, 2011, weighing 6 lbs.3 oz., to parents Amanda and James Grundman of Mahopac, and to big sister Morgan Elizabeth. More...

Odell and Schneider Debate Issues at Carmel Forum

The first in a series of debates pitting county executive hopefuls MaryEllen Odell of Carmel against Alan Schneider of Kent took place last Thursday evening before a meeting of the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association. More...

Retirees Balk at Higher Health Insurance Costs

The Putnam Legislature has some soul searching to do: Should the ninemember governing body go along with County Executive Paul Eldridge’s suggestion to increase contribution rates for retirees’ health insurance or spend $80,000 to keep th More...

Irene Damage Recovery Underway

FEMA representative Mary Ann Wollaber told representatives of municipalities and nonprofits during a briefing last Thursday at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services office in Carmel that three things are vital: Be clear. Be concise. Be complete. More...

Unveiling Crime’s Secrets

Investigators assigned to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Forensic Identification Unit are the behind-thescenes and often unsung heroes of law enforcement countywide. More...

Around the County

Help Fill the Truck, Donate Food

During these difficult economic times an increasing number of our residents here in Putnam County have relied on our local food pantries for assistance. More...

Strutt Your Mutt Rescheduled For Sunday

Despite a forecast of rain for last Sunday, the weather turned out to be lovely. More...

309 Putnam Residents Get Flu Vaccine

Three hundred nine residents of Putnam County realize now is the time to protect themselves and loved ones from influenza. The Putnam County Health Department’s first flu vaccine clinic was well attended last week at Carmel FD headquarters. More...

Sports

Iraola, Kloskowski Goals Lift Mahopac Over Brewster, 2-0

‘Pac falls to North Salem, Somers; Bears’ struggles continue

BREWSTER—The Mahopac High boys soccer team played well in a 2-0 League 1A win over Brewster Monday afternoon on the turf at Brewster, controlling play and shutting off most of the Bears’ scoring chances. More...

New Rochelle Spoils Carmel’s Homecoming with 34-0 Drubbing

CARMEL—New Rochelle put a damper on the Carmel High football team’s Homecoming festivities Saturday, handing the Rams a 34-0 whipping in front of a full house. For the Huguenots, it was their third consecutive win by shutout. More...

Brewster Offense Shifts Into Gear in 42-34 Win Over TZ

McNeill runs for three TDs; Solis, Johnson also score

BREWSTER—The Brewster High football team picked up a much-needed victory last Friday night, as the Bears held on to top Tappan Zee, 42-34, earning the first win on their new field. And the Bears (1-2) had to show a little grit to do it. More...

Letters to the Editor

Putnam Hospital Responds

Dear Editor: We are responding to Douglas Cunningham’s article entitled “Money Greased Putnam Scandal,” printed on September 22, 2011. More...

Cobb Clear Choice

Dear Editor: More...

Two Words

Dear Editor: Thank you. Two words, eight letters, that seem so inadequate. On Sept. 4th we saw a community come together to remember an old friend and support an organization that I’m proud to serve. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

SCOTT PATRICK GREENE

Scott Patrick Greene 50, of Pompano Beach, Florida, and formerly of Carmel, passed away on September 7, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. More...

LILLIAN F. HIGGS

Lillian F. Higgs, age 82, a 28-year resident of Wassaic, NY, died Friday, September 16, 2011 in Carmel. Mrs. Higgs was born July 18, 1929 in Holmes, NY to Ellson and Mildred (Prout) Kelley. She attended Carmel schools. More...

MADELINE T. (BLANCHARD) JONES

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, NY to Wallace and Marion (Newtown) Blanchard. Mrs. More...

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