December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Corruption Nets Maguire 4 Mos.

Another phase in the Club Putnam scandal has ended with the sentencing of top Leibell aide Raymond Maguire Jr. to four months in prison, but this central question remains: How much is left? More...

Businessman Cleans Coats for Needy

Carmel businessman Steve Choi realizes that with the downturn in the economy times are tough for many residents of Putnam County. More...

Ball Slams Hayworth in Christmas Fight

In the last days before Christmas, it’s a Greg Ball vs. Nan Hayworth smackdown playing out over the U.S. House’s action on the payroll tax cut. More...

General Stories

Power Outages Top Schumer's Agenda in Carmel Trip  Free Access 

Says more can be done to update customers

Schumer wants phone updates for power outages, restoration. More...

Breaking News - 12/25/2011 5:13 PM

Unemployment low in Putnam, figures show  Free Access 

Putnam among lowest in region

Rate is better than October this year, and November a year ago. More...

Ball Wants Fracking Moratorium

In his continuing campaign to slow energy companies from using hydrofracturing to obtain natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, state Sen. More...

Enterprise

Some Inspiration From A Returning Veteran

From The Chamber

With the official end of the Iraq War now a reality, we should remember that the freedom to worship and celebrate our sacred days in this country always comes at a price. More...

Cultural Events

‘Christmas at Gilead’ to Screen at Carmel Cinema

With all of the holiday mayhem, it’s easy to overlook what the holiday season actually means to people. For some, it may be just another day. For others, it becomes a celebration of the spirit of togetherness and a reason for hope. More...

Hudson Chorale is Accepting New Members in January

Hudson Chorale is welcoming new members in preparation for the second concert of its 2011-2012 performing season. More...

Christmas Eve Tradition Continues In New Home

The Whipple family’s annual Christmas-eve candlelight service will be taking place in new quarters on Saturday night. More...

Sports

Bears Turn Back Ketcham, Scarsdale to Win Own Tournament

Dignan earns MVP Honors, O’Neill, Bonilla named All-Tournament

BREWSTER—It’s been over 30 years since the Brewster High boys basketball team hosted its own tournament, so the Bears made the most out of last weekend’s Brewster Booster Club Holiday Tournament, topping RCK, 81-50, in Friday’ More...

Brewster Wrestlers Pin Down Section 1 Dual Meet Championship Title

Bears also win Ravena tournament, post easy win over Carmel

BREWSTER—The Bears of Brewster – among the top mat squads in the section this winter - flexed their muscles a bit last week, and the result was impressive: Brewster opened the week by clinching the Section 1 Dual Meet Tournament champions More...

DiSanto Reaches 300 Wins, ‘Pac Takes First At Port Jervis Duals

MAHOPAC—It was quite the week for Mahopac High wrestling coach Dennis DiSanto, who became just the second coach in Section 1 to reach 300 career wins when the Indians beat Beacon High 60-28 on Thursday. More...

Breaking News - 12/25/2011 5:13 PM

Unemployment low in Putnam, figures show  Free Access 

Putnam among lowest in region

Rate is better than October this year, and November a year ago. More...

Breaking News - 12/22/2011 11:51 AM

Putnam Lake Brothers Accused of Being 'Grinches'  Free Access 

Moral: Use a check for holiday gratuities!

Two brothers from Putnam Lake face larceny and conspiracy charges when appearing in Patterson Town Court for allegedly stealing holiday money gifts left out by homeowners for sanitation workers. More...

Power Outages Top Schumer's Agenda in Carmel Trip  Free Access 

Says more can be done to update customers

Schumer wants phone updates for power outages, restoration. More...

Gross Tapped For County Legislature

A retired career educator and current member of both the Brewster Board of Education and Southeast Town Board was named Tuesday to succeed Legislator Tony Hay on the Putnam County Legislature. More...

Preparing for Christmas

A Dog’s Final Santa Run

On Saturday, our dog Stormy, a rescued pit-bull mix, made his final debut as “Santa Dog” for the Lake Carmel Fire Department Candy Cane Run. Stormy has been dressing up for the firemen and Santa for the past thirteen years. More...

Eight Injured in Pair of Rollover Crashes

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

Around the County

Breaking News - 12/22/2011 11:51 AM

Putnam Lake Brothers Accused of Being 'Grinches'  Free Access 

Moral: Use a check for holiday gratuities!

Two brothers from Putnam Lake face larceny and conspiracy charges when appearing in Patterson Town Court for allegedly stealing holiday money gifts left out by homeowners for sanitation workers. More...

Tilly Foster Farm Hosts ‘The Nature Of Things’

The week before Christmas and Chanukah is often a hectic time. But for several families the days leading to the arrival of St. Nick and the lighting of the menorah were made especially enjoyable thanks to the staff at Tilly Foster Farm. More...

Library Opens To Rave Reviews

“It’s so cool!” “Man, what a place!” “I don’t want to leave!” These were the remarks from students last Thursday when the new library at the Henry Wells Middle School opened for business. More...

School News

iPads Are ‘In’ at Mahopac Falls Kindergarten

Five-year-olds are leading the charge in the Mahopac School District when it comes to technology. More...

Mahopac School News

• Registration for incoming kindergartners at Mahopac Falls Elementary School will be held on December 22, and January 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31. Please call to make an appointment at 845-621-0656 Ext. 124. More...

Registration Open for Winter Art Classes

Give yourself or your kids the gift of art for 2012! More...

Editorials

Beware of the ‘Frackensteins’!

There’s no doubt that the economy has been in the doldrums, and that many people are hurting from the effects of this long-term downturn. More...

Natural Gas Is Necessary

Roughly 9 percent of Putnam County homes were heated with natural gas in 2010, according to the Census Bureau, triple the number a decade earlier, and another 68 percent rely upon other fossil fuels such as fuel oil, kerosene or propane. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

INK DROP FROM THE LOCAL PEN “Christmas comes but once a year, And when it comes it brings good cheer." - Remember the poor on Christmas day. Brewsters has only sent eight boarders to the County Jail this week. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

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