November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

County Faces Suit on Legals

Circulation of one paper, Press/Times, vastly overstated

The Putnam County Courier on Tuesday filed suit against Putnam County, alleging the county relied on fraudulent information in deciding which newspapers could publish legal notices. More...

Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner Draws 1,000 for Turkey and Thank You

It takes a lot to surprise State Senator Greg Ball but the Putnam-Dutchess- Westchester lawmaker was not only astounded but completely flabbergasted last weekend over the turnout for the region’s first-ever Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner. More...

Christmas Eve Murderer Gets Life

Paul Amay, the 25-year-old illegal immigrant convicted of the brutal Christmas Eve murder of his wife in her Mahopac home, fell to his hands and knees and begged for forgiveness in Putnam County Court Tuesday before Judge James Reitz sentenced him to More...

Politics

County Faces Suit on Legals

Circulation of one paper, Press/Times, vastly overstated

The Putnam County Courier on Tuesday filed suit against Putnam County, alleging the county relied on fraudulent information in deciding which newspapers could publish legal notices. More...

Around the County

Home for the Holidays

Seven “senior” long-term residents of the Putnam Humane Society are in need of good homes. More...

Holiday on the Lake is on the Horizon

The Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association has announced the schedule of events for this year’s annual “Holiday on the Lake” festivities, which will be held on Saturday, December 3. More...

Mahopac Falls FD Installs Officers for 2012

The Mahopac Falls Fire Department has become Putnam’s first to install officers for 2012. More...

School News

Model Forest Created At Clearpool

The Clearpool Education Center in Kent has become the fourth model forest site to be established in the New York City watershed thanks to a partnership between Green Chimneys and the Watershed Agricultural Council. More...

‘Mouse Skills’ at Library

Mouse Skills In 60 Minutes or Less is being offered by the Kent Public Library on November 18 at 2 p.m., or November 30 at 6:30 p.m. More...

High School Receives State Award

The Carmel High School Business Department is doing something special. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Numerous magnificent hickories have been killed by the pernicious hickory bark borer in the vicinity of New York city. More...

Letters to the Editor

Patterson Votes Yes for Library Budget

Dear Editor: Bravo, Patterson voters! Nobody wants their taxes raised, but you were able to separate the needs from the wants. Your library, and more importantly you, will benefit from the yes vote received on Election Day. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

MURDER SUIDICE ROCKS MAHOPAC  Free Access 

Two dead as Carmel reels

  Black bunting has been installed outside Mahopac FD headquarters while flags have been lowered to half mast at Carmel Town Hall following an unthinkable tragedy that claimed the lives of two long-time and dedicated employees of the Town of Car More...

MaryEllen Odell Takes Oath

Former Governor George Pataki was up early on Veteran’s Day and after crossing the county from his home in Garrison administered the oath of office to Putnam’s first female county executive. More...

Four Youths Arrested in I-84 Rock Throwing

Working around the clock following up leads, State Police at Brewster and East Fishkill in conjunction with the Putnam Sheriff’s Department arrested four Brewster youths last week on felony charges for allegedly throwing a rock from a cliff adj More...

Overturned Car Snarls Traffic in Carmel

An early afternoon crash in downtown Carmel Tuesday snarled traffic in the county seat for over an hour resulting in massive tie-ups. More...

General Stories

Bruce Walker, Putnam Native, Named County’s Number Two

Bruce Walker is a firm believer that Putnam County has a great future. The Putnam native, 42, who resides with his wife and three children in Pawling has assumed the rank of Deputy County Executive in the new MaryEllen Odell administration. More...

My Most Joyful Year

Eldridge reflects on past year running the county

For the first time, former Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge admitted Monday that he is sorry to see his temporary position come to an end. More...

DWI Arrest Leads to More Serious Charges

A routine traffic check at 10 o’clock in the morning by Kent Police resulted in the driver being arrested for DWI; however, extenuating circumstances resulted in more charges being lodged against the 23-year-old Kent resident. More...

Enterprise

The Town Of Carmel - An Economic Pickle!

From The Chamber

On Tuesday, November 15, the Carmel Town Board agreed to override the state-mandated 2 percent property tax cap. The vote on what the property tax increase will be is still to take place as of the moment I am writing this. More...

Sports

Indians Finished Strong, But Failed To Build Off Last Year’s Success

MAHOPAC—With most of the starting lineup back, the Mahopac High boys soccer team had hoped to build off of last year’s loss in the sectional semifinals, but an up and down season ended with a 3-1 loss at topseeded Yorktown High in the ope More...

Put Valley Field Hockey Enjoyed Standout Season

PUTNAM VALLEY—As far as debuts go, you couldn’t ask for much more than how Leslie King’s first season as coach of the Putnam Valley High field hockey team went. In her first year, King guided the Tigers (14-3-1. More...

Rams Look Past Wins and Loses

CARMEL—If you judge success based solely on wins and losses, then you might not understand why the Carmel High girls soccer coach considered this year a “highly successful season,” but if you move past the box score, there’s p More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

MARION C. BARRY

Marion C. Barry passed away on Oct. 20, 2011, at the age of 87. She was pre-deceased by her daughter Barbara Mc Lees. More...

JOHN F. WERNER

John F. Werner of Brewster, NY, died Monday November 7, 2011 in Danbury, CT at the age of 88. More...

MARIE L. MCCAULEY

Marie L. McCauley, age 64 of Brewster, passed away on November 5, 2011, in Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie, with her family by her side after a long battle fighting cancer. More...

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