December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

A Final Hunt To Remember

Bob Johnson’s final hunt will undoubtedly be his most memorable. Johnson, who turned 75 last week, has been hunting deer for most of his life. More...

The Surf’s Up in Peekskill: Beach Boys at the Paramount

The Beach Boys are one of those bands that everybody seems to know, no matter what your age or your taste in music. More...

General Stories

Motorist Accused of Driving at 105 mph with 6 Year Old

A Danbury man has a lot of explaining to do when appearing in Southeast Town Court later this month after being arrested for operating his vehicle at what police described as “Mach speed” with his 6-year-old son in the car. More...

Putnam Records Low Unemployment

Putnam County has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in New York State. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Rise

Putnam’s sales tax revenue continues its upward climb. More...

Enterprise

Are Sales Days Worth The Hype?

From The Chamber

We barely had time to digest our turkey last week when the bombardment of “super duper sales days” was upon us. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now the latest – Small Business Saturday. More...

Sports

Carmel Girls Put Horne Era in the Past, Look to Re-load

Oliver, Diaz, D’Apice set to lead Rams

CARMEL—It will be a different looking Carmel High girls basketball team that takes the court to open a new season next week. More...

Starting Lineup Lost to Graduation, Indians Hope Not to Lose a Step

MAHOPAC—Last year’s strong and balanced lineup took the Mahopac High boys basketball team all the way to the Class AA semifinals at the Westchester County Center. The Indians lost that game to perennial power Mt. More...

Brewster Wrestlers Enter Season with Sights High

Bears return eight All-League picks

BREWSTER—The Brewster High wrestling team had a solid season last winter – sending 10 grapplers to the sectional championships, and finishing 27- 13 in dual meets. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Senior Centers To Be Emergency Shelters

Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio has called on his colleagues to adopt legislation automatically opening senior centers in both Mahopac and Putnam Valley as emergency shelters once the county executive makes a state of emergency declaration. More...

Back-door on Legal Notices

Mere days after the Putnam County Courier sued Putnam County lawmakers over their decision on which papers should publish legal notices, members of the Rules Committee of the Legislature have called on Albany lawmakers to change the law itself and al More...

Lawman on a Mission

Inmates at the Putnam Correctional Facility received a special treat on Thanksgiving: A visit from the county’s chief lawman and a special dessert with dinner. More...

Man Gets 9 Years for Poisoning Wife

A Lake Carmel man will be spending the next nine years in state prison for killing his wife in their Larchmont Road home in June 2010 by poisoning her with methanol—a solvent used in anti-freeze, fuel and cleaning materials. More...

Around the County

‘Pie Guys’ Bake for CAP

The tradition continued. For the 5th consecutive year, a handful of teens got together to bake pies for holiday giving for Putnam County families facing financial hardship. More...

Green Chimneys Makes the World a Smaller Place

Three months of partnership and hands-on experience concluded last week when an international exhibit and learning center opened on the Green Chimneys campus. More...

Santa Arrives on Saturday

The weather seemed more like Easter than Christmas when a small army of volunteers decorated 75 evergreen trees last Saturday on the shores of Lake Gleneida in preparation for the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association’s annual Holiday on the Lake. More...

Cultural Events

Cliff Ferraro Will Appear in ‘New Year’s Eve’ Flick

Cliff Ferraro called it a “thrill of a lifetime.” The 44-year-old Mahopac resident who is employed by Putnam County will be appearing in the motion picture “New Year’s Eve” that makes it debut on Dec. 9 across the U.S. More...

Holiday Hospitality At George’s Place

The tradition continued—for the 29th consecutive year, George’s Place, a popular restaurant in downtown Carmel, opened its doors to provide a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 50 area residents who had no place to go for the holidays. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

FOOTE PLED GUILTY; FIVE YEAR SENTENCE TO SERVE IT ON PROBATION Poughkeepsie Broker, Feeble and Deaf, in Court Here on Monday Morning. More...

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

By Thanksgiving Day, a group of 12 Republicans and Democrats from both the House and the Senate were to announce their plan to save over $1 trillion from the projected federal budget over the next 10 years. More...

Putnam People

…Marine Corps Pvt. DEREK V. MUNZENMAYER, son of Gervaise Tiernan of Danbury, Ct. and Frank Munzenmayer, of Brewster, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

EDWARD ‘TED’ HAZARD DWYER

Edward “Ted” Hazard Dwyer, 86 years, a native and longtime resident of Mahopac, passed away, peacefully, on Friday, November 25, 2011, with his family at his side. More...

FORMER CARMEL JUSTICE HOWARD STOCKFIELD

Family and friends are mourning the passing of retired Carmel Town Justice Howard Stockfield who passed away Nov. 19 after losing his battle from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. More...

JEAN SARGENT MORGAN

Jean Sargent Morgan of North Salem died Saturday November 19, 2011 in Danbury, at the age of 74. Mrs. Morgan was born July 24, 1937 in New Rochelle, NY, daughter of the late Leonard and Doris (Fuller) Sargent. She graduated from Mt. More...

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"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children" ~Walter Elias Disney