November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Early Storm Hammers Putnam County

Old Man Winter’s Halloween-eve blast stopped Putnam County in its tracks. A foot of heavy wet snow snarled traffic, ravaged trees laden with beautiful fall foliage, snapped utility lines and poles, and plunged the entire county into darkness. More...

Wireless Zone: Crazy on Customer Service

Doing Business in Putnam

Wireless entrepreneur David Robles has opened a third shop in Putnam County, going from employing seven people in the county in March to 24 people today. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 11/9/2011 8:13 AM

Light turnout on Election Day  Free Access 

Odell wins; Levy unopposed

The Board of Elections reported 58,565 of Putnam's 100,000 residents were registered to ballot. More...

Breaking News - 11/9/2011 11:10 AM

This time, Odell victorious  Free Access 

Big win over Schneider in exec's race

Odell defeated Alan Schneider by a 62 percent to 37 percent margin of victory Tuesday to become Putnam's first woman chief executive. The tally for victory was 9,462 votes for Odell to 5,700 ballots for Schneider. More...

Around the County

Putnam’s Fall ‘Medication Take Back Day’ Is Saturday

It’s time to gather outdated and unwanted medicine from around the house. Saturday is Putnam County Medication Take Back Day. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Lady Rams Collect A Ton Of Clothing

A hearty group of Carmel High School Lady Rams bundled up outside CHS Saturday and, with snow flying through the air, collected a ton of used clothing for the needy. More...

Trust Hosts ‘Adventures Around Putnam’ Author Mattson

Author and Courier contributor, Steve Mattson, presents his Adventures Around Putnam, Volume 1 on Tuesday, November 15, 7 p.m., at the Hudson Valley Trust’s lecture series in Patterson. More...

Sports

Indians Edged, 3-2, by New Rochelle in First Round of Playoffs

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High volleyball team put up a good fight, but ultimately came up on the short end of a 3-2 decision against New Rochelle in the first round of the AA playoffs last Friday. Mahopac, the No. More...

Injuries Continue to Pile Up in ‘Pac’s 27-19 Loss to Mt. Vernon

MAHOPAC—The wins might not be there as of late, but there’s no questioning the competitive nature of the Mahopac High football team. More...

Mahopac Boys Get Past Carmel, Stopped by No. 1 Yorktown, 3-1

MAHOPAC—The No. 16 seed Mahopac High boys soccer team opened the sectional tournament with a 3-1 win over No. 17 Carmel in an out-bracket game last Thursday, only to earn a date with top-seeded Yorktown a day later. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks To All For Your Help

To the Editor: Saturday night, a huge maple branch fell across Fowler Avenue, blocking both lanes. Within a minute or two of my call, a police car and a town plow were at the scene. In less than five minutes, the street was cleared. More...

Traveling Tribute Appreciation

Published at the request of the writers To the Putnam County Community: American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) had the opportunity to bring our Cost of Freedom Tribute to Putnam County last week. It was a wonderful event and we thank you. More...

Breaking News - 11/9/2011 11:10 AM

This time, Odell victorious  Free Access 

Big win over Schneider in exec's race

Odell defeated Alan Schneider by a 62 percent to 37 percent margin of victory Tuesday to become Putnam's first woman chief executive. The tally for victory was 9,462 votes for Odell to 5,700 ballots for Schneider. More...

Breaking News - 11/9/2011 8:13 AM

Light turnout on Election Day  Free Access 

Odell wins; Levy unopposed

The Board of Elections reported 58,565 of Putnam's 100,000 residents were registered to ballot. More...

Kent Woman Killed by Falling Pole

A 48-year-old Kent woman became Putnam’s first fatality of the freak late October snow storm when a utility pole fell on top of her while she was walking the family dog. More...

Metro-North’s Polar Express Adventure Strands Riders

Bobbi Masterson never made it to the theater. The Carmel woman was among 60 riders on a Metro-North train that was supposed to leave the Southeast station last Saturday at 3:13 p.m. More...

Where’s the Water? Reservoirs at Far Lower Levels Than Usual

Water levels are at all-time lows in reservoirs throughout eastern Putnam County. Sections of the West Branch are so barren that huge rocks are clearly visible. But why? More...

General Stories

Another Putnam Hospital Center Employee Assaulted

For the second time in as many months, a patient has attacked an employee of the Putnam Hospital Center. More...

County Chambers of Commerce Ready to Help

The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce reports that it’s ready to help bring issues or concerns related to the storm to the attention of the proper local, county or state officials. More...

Additional Office Hours for Absentee Voting

This week the Putnam County Board of Elections is offering two more days of additional office hours for absentee voting. They are: Nov. 3 Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Cultural Events

Sparks of Creativity at Garrison Art Center Opening

Late last month the Garrison Art Center celebrated the opening of two new exhibits, one a study in realism by Jim Sparks and the other a selection of narrative portraits by John Borrero. More...

School News

Class of 1961 Remembers The Good Old Days

Forty-three members of the Carmel High School Class of 1961 returned to their alma mater last weekend to rekindle friendships by celebrating the class’ 50th anniversary. More...

Red Ribbon Week Celebrated by Students at Fulmar Road School

Children enrolled at the Fulmar Road Elementary School in Mahopac have taken the pledge! “I pledge to take good care of my body—to make safe and healthy choices and to remember that I am totally awesome!” More...

Austin Road Book Fair is a Winner

Austin Road School families believe in books. More...

Editorials

Nearly 60 Percent of Putnam Residents Eligible

But how many will turn out to vote?

Election Day is Tuesday and nearly 60 percent of the county’s population is registered to vote. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A MURDEROUS ASSAULT By a Sneak Thief at Brewster Monday. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ambrose Louis Lavigne

Ambrose Louis LaVigne, (Ambie), age 86, of Inverness, Florida, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011. More...

Peter Milano

Peter Milano of Brewster died Sunday October 30, 2011, in Carmel at the age of 78. Mr. Milano was born February 18, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., son of the late Louis and Theresa (Spear) Milano. He was an altar server at Our Lady Of Mt. More...

NATALIE McKENNA

Natalie McKenna, age 69, of North Palm Beach, Florida, passed away on October 23, 2011, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring surrounded by her family. More...

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“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke