December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rave Reviews for Holiday on the Lake

Downtown Carmel has never seen anything like it. Crowds estimated by police at more than 4,000 jammed into the county seat Saturday evening for the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association’s annual Holiday on the Lake parade. More...

Bagel and Schmear in Brewster

New business opens

Dr. Nasser Ageel remembers his college days in Manhattan—visiting a bagel shop every morning near the NYU campus. More...

Politics

It’s Official: Putnam Valley Council Race In A Second Tie

Recount adds 1 to each tally

After seven tedious hours of manually counting nearly 2,500 votes in a hotly contested council race in Putnam Valley that ended on Election night in a tie, the result last Thursday was the same—a tie. More...

Around the County

Power of Community Allows Church Steeple to Rise Again

Philanthropist George Whipple beamed with pride. More...

Lance Pliego Says Good-Bye

Lance Pliego walked out the door of his office at Brewster High School for the final time last Wednesday afternoon with wonderful memories. More...

$6 Million Milestone for Hospital

Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters have added up over the years for Putnam Hospital Center. More...

School News

MAHOPAC SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

The Board of Education of the Mahopac Central School District will hold a Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the District Office at 7 p.m. at the Administration Buildings, 179 East Lake Boulevard, Mahopac. More...

Sports

‘Pac Picks Up Two Wins Out of The Gate, Wins Conroy Tourney

Ankier named tournament MVP

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High boys basketball team opened the 2011- 12 season with a bang last weekend, rolling past Briarcliff, 75-55, in Friday night’s opener, then taking a 67-59 decision from Arlington in Saturday’s championship game More...

Brewster Boys Look for Strong Season with Veteran Squad

BREWSTER—After finishing with a 13-6 record and making a first-round exit in the playoffs last winter, the Brewster High boys basketball team is looking for more this season. More...

Tigers Hope New Coach Brings In Winning Tradition

PUTNAM VALLEY—A year ago the Putnam Valley High girls basketball team finished 10-10 and had its season ended by top-seeded Irvington High in the sectional playoffs. More...

Maguire Seeks No Jail

Says he was blinded by faith in Leibell

Raymond Maguire Jr. is to face U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel on Dec. More...

Citizens' Right to Know Not as Important as Free Papers to Legislators

Putnam lawmakers on Tuesday night urged Gov. More...

Spectacular Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area Expands

A prominent New York City attorney who was raised in Patterson has sold 261 acres of land to New York State, allowing the Department of Environmental Conservation to expand the Cranberry Wildlife Management area in Patterson. More...

General Stories

It’s Official: Putnam Valley Council Race In A Second Tie

Recount adds 1 to each tally

After seven tedious hours of manually counting nearly 2,500 votes in a hotly contested council race in Putnam Valley that ended on Election night in a tie, the result last Thursday was the same—a tie. More...

Disaster Averted After Gas Line Ruptures Downtown

A disaster was averted in downtown Brewster last Friday when a contractor installing a traffic light along the village’s Main Street accidentally ruptured a natural gas line. More...

Hayworth Recognized by Putnam Lawmakers

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth received a hero’s welcome Saturday from Putnam lawmakers and members of the local veterans’ community for her support of federal legislation that will recognize members of the military who served during the Cold More...

Enterprise

Bagel and Schmear in Brewster

New business opens

Dr. Nasser Ageel remembers his college days in Manhattan—visiting a bagel shop every morning near the NYU campus. More...

Work on Your Business, Even While Working in Your Business

From The Chamber

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches” —Napoleon Hill 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 

Sue Alexander

Sue Alexander, age 72, of Dover Plains, NY, formerly of Lake Carmel, died on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in Carmel. Mrs. Alexander was born August 23, 1939 in Yonkers, to John and Jeanette (Brophy) Farrer. More...

Margaret T. 'Maggie' Bronson

Margaret T. “Maggie” Bronson, of Brewster, died December 1, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Bronson was born on November 29, 1918, in Weehawken, NJ, to Leslie and Edith (MacChain) Thomson. More...

Florence Rose Colavito

Florence Rose Colavito, 88, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2011 at her residence. She was born in the Bronx, the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Fuccella. More...

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