December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Maguire sentenced to 4 months in prison  Free Access 

Markedly less than prosecutors had sought

The continuing saga of Club Putnam took another turn Friday with the sentencing of Leibell aide Ray Maguire. More...

A New Class Of Leaders

A new class of leaders has graduated from Youth Court.  Forty-eight young men and women received kudos and congratulations from elected officials and members of the judiciary last Wednesday evening during the 24th annual Youth Court commencement More...

Man Gets 12 Years For Assaulting 80-Year Old

Sheriff Don Smith called the sexual assault of an 80-year-old Southeast woman while she slept in her home “one of the county’s most heinous crimes.”  Now the man convicted of that horrendous act will be spending the next 12 yea More...

New Script for Putnam Catholics

Deeper Meaning from Revised Missal?

As the Fourth Sunday of Advent approaches, Catholics across the county have had several Sundays to get used to the New Roman Missal, an updated English translation of the prayers of the Mass.  More...

Politics

Maguire sentenced to 4 months in prison  Free Access 

Markedly less than prosecutors had sought

The continuing saga of Club Putnam took another turn Friday with the sentencing of Leibell aide Ray Maguire. More...

Around the County

Brewster’s International Gold Medal Winner

Jillian McNamara has come home with the gold!  The 11-year-old sixth grader at the Henry Wells Middle School in Brewster took top honors in the World Tap Championships held in Germany—a competition governed by the International Dance Organ More...

Brewster Rotary Offers Free Christmas-Eve Breakfast

Brewster Rotarians are once again opening their hearts and wallets for residents of Putnam County.  A holiday breakfast will take place on Christmas-eve morning at Applebee’s Restaurant in Southeast.  Coordinator Mike Cavalieri told t More...

Christmas Dinner at Tilly Foster

On December 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., how better to begin the Christmas festivities than dinner, violin music, and sing-a-long all by the fireplace at The Lodge at Tilly Foster Farm.   More...

School News

4th Graders Design Fire Escape Plans

Fourth graders in the Brewster School District are serious when it comes to fire safety.  Under the direction and supervision of veteran educator Daria Pascale the nine-year-old boys and girls design their own fire escape plan and are encouraged More...

Create the Change Club Makes a Difference

A new club at Mahopac High School is making a difference these days.  Create the Change Club is comprised of students who really want to make a difference in not only their school and community but throughout the region.   More...

Putnam People

… The following students earned academic honors for the final marking period of the fall term at The Harvey School in Katonah: JASON ECKER of Southeast; ANNA MAUS of Putnam Valley, and NATALIA ST. LAWRENCE of Garrison. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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Obituaries  Free Access 

TIFFINY MARIE HOLDER

Tiffiny Marie Holder, 24, passed away Saturday morning, December 10, 2011, in Pawling, as a result of an automobile accident.   Formerly of Yonkers, Tiffiny has lived in Pawling for 15 years. More...

THOMAS PENNELL ZIMMONS

Thomas Pennell Zimmons, 74, of Carmel, died at home on Friday, December 2, 2011. Tommy was the son of Thomas D. and Florence P. Zimmons, born March 21, 1937 in Peekskill.   More...

BRUCE L. (JOE) BERLT

Bruce L. (Joe) Berlt, born July 11, 1934, in Valatie, NY, son of the late Charles and Winifred (Schofield) Berlt, died December 10, 2011, after a long but valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease.   He was 77 years old.   More...

Breaking News - 12/21/2011 9:58 AM

Putnam Valley Woman Is Missing  Free Access 

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is asking the public for its assistance in finding a missing Putnam Valley woman.  Cathleen Venditti, 54, was last seen by her family on Monday morning when according to Captain William McNamara she left h More...

Eight Injured in Pair of Rollover Crashes  Free Access 

Eight people were injured Sunday night in a pair of rollover crashes in Putnam County. More...

Projects to Get State Aid

Putnam is slated to receive more than $8 million from New York State to kickstart projects designed to stimulate the county’s economy.  More...

Court Date Set on Legal Ads

A court date has been set in January for Supreme Court to hear the Putnam County Courier’s challenge of county lawmakers’ decision to use a largely free newspaper to publish legal notices, passing over the Courier and its large, verified More...

Guilty Plea for Sales Tax Thief

A Mahopac man is facing a seven year state prison term after pleading guilty to felony charges of grand larceny for stealing more than $1 million in state and local sales tax from his businesses in Kent and Mahopac.  William Dring, 54. More...

Eldridge Hailed for Service

Paul Eldridge is back at his desk this week as the county’s Personnel Director.  Members of the Putnam Legislature paused in their deliberations at the December monthly meeting of the board by issuing a proclamation commending and thanking More...

General Stories

Disaster Exercise at Indian Point

It was only a drill but for eight hours last Wednesday more than 150 volunteers and employees of Putnam County participated in a disaster exercise relating to an emergency response at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan.  More...

Stormville Man Charged With Murder In DWI Crash

A Stormville man is facing a 25 years to life state prison term following his arrest for murder in connection with a DWI crash in Southeast a year ago.  More...

Brewster Grad One of Two Killed in Pawling Crash

Family and friends are mourning the passing of a young couple this week killed in a single car crash in Pawling.  The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department identified the victims as Brewster High School graduate George Mooers and Tiffiny Ho More...

Enterprise

Finally – Some Really Good News For Suburban Small Businesses on MTA

From The Chamber

The independent business community of Putnam County gained two huge victories in the past week, with the passage of MTA Tax reform and the awarding of some $67 million for the Mid Hudson region. More...

Sports

Carmel Girls Top Mahopac, Fall to New Ro at Ronnie Weaver Tournament

Brewster also splits two games; D’Apice, Zwarych, Hynes, Delzio named All-Tournament

CARMEL—The New Rochelle High girls basketball team was the only squad to walk away unscathed from last weekend’s Ronnie Weaver Memorial Tournament at Carmel High. More...

Hard Work, Love of the Sport Put Maguire Among State’s Elite Runners

Bears senior adds Putnam Courier Athlete of the Month to lengthy list of accolades

BREWSTER—Most runners don’t exactly love the pain and sacrifice that comes with a regular training regime.  Brewster’s Justin Maguire isn’t most runners.  More...

Brewster Wrestlers Take Fifth at Mahopac Tournament

Bears also make final four of Section 1 duals

BREWSTER—The Brewster High wrestling team grabbed a fifth-place finish at the Mahopac Dual Meet Tournament last week, winning three matches against a pair of losses. More...

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