January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Police: Woman Staged Keg Party for 50 Teens

A Mahopac woman is facing charges of unlawfully dealing with a child for allegedly providing beer and alcoholic beverages to as many as 50 teenagers at a holiday party. More...

Putnam’s First 2012 Baby Arrives Fast and Healthy

Welcome Kaitlin Ashleigh Platania! The seven-pound bouncing bundle is Putnam’s first baby of the year born on Jan. 2 at 9:43 p.m. to Danielle and Michael Platania at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

County to Again Use Courier for Legals

After months of political haggling, dozens of hours of debate and one pending lawsuit, a divided Putnam Legislature voted Tuesday night to return the Putnam County Courier as one of the county’s official publications. More...

General Stories

Breaking News - 1/9/2012 3:36 PM

Carmel woman dies Sunday in Florida crash  Free Access 

Victim one of three senior citizens killed

 A Carmel woman was one of three senior citizens killed Sunday in a Florida crash. The Florida Highway Patrol identified the Putnam resident as Lore T. Brunetti, 73, of Carmel. More...

America’s Number One Judge Officiates At Putnam Swearing-In

America’s number one judge, Judge Judy Sheindlin, officiated last Friday at Putnam County’s swearing-in ceremonies in Carmel. More...

Putnam’s Own Criminals Fill Jail; Revenue Falls

An increase in the number of prisoners incarcerated at the Putnam Correctional Facility for local offenses cost county coffers more than $400,000 last year. More...

Enterprise

Establishing ‘Why’ We Strive For Our Goals

From The Chamber

Happy New Year everyone! With 2012 upon us I am truly grateful to the Putnam County Courier for the opportunity to share observations about the business climate of Putnam County with you each week. More...

School News

Breaking News - 1/7/2012 9:57 AM

Mahopac Middle School Locked Down in Friday Incident  Free Access 

.22-caliber bullet found in building

Student finds bullet; emergency procedures followed by district, police. More...

Education Foundation Has New Leadership

The Brewster Education Foundation starts off 2012 with new leadership. Meryl DiDio is the group’s new president. She succeeds Nick Simonelli, who served as president of the foundation for the past eight years. More...

Tom Higgins Retires After 42 Years In Education

“Tom Higgins is like having gold in your pocket!” Those were the words of BOCES Board of Education President Anita Feldman of Mahopac recently when more than 250 gathered in Yorktown Heights to say thank you and goodbye to a man who helpe More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT GIPSY TRAIL CLUB ATTENDED BY 209 MEMBERS President Harvey W. Corbett Was King. Old Man 1928 Appeared Among Revelers at Supper. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sun Spots and Ice Ages

Dear Editor: A scientist has recently suggested (publicly, which is unusual) that sun spots are the (or an) important cause of global warming. More...

Hayworth Flunks 1st Year Report Card

Dear Editor: At year-end, our Congresswoman, Nan Hayworth, was asking folks to contribute to her re-election campaign. In her plea for funds, she claims she has brought a “voice of reason” to Washington. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Breaking News - 1/9/2012 3:36 PM

Carmel woman dies Sunday in Florida crash  Free Access 

Victim one of three senior citizens killed

 A Carmel woman was one of three senior citizens killed Sunday in a Florida crash. The Florida Highway Patrol identified the Putnam resident as Lore T. Brunetti, 73, of Carmel. More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2012 9:39 AM

IDs released of mother and daughter killed in crash  Free Access 

Car veered off Route 312 in Southeast

Two die after car leaves road, hits tree. More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2012 9:57 AM

Mahopac Middle School Locked Down in Friday Incident  Free Access 

.22-caliber bullet found in building

Student finds bullet; emergency procedures followed by district, police. More...

New Year’s Day Fire Rips Mahopac Falls Building

The New Year was only eight hours old when Putnam County experienced its first major fire of 2012. A blaze whose origin was electrical in nature destroyed an auto repair business in Mahopac Falls as well as three second-floor apartments. More...

Bells Ring In 2012 In Putnam County

A church bell atop the Whipple-Feeley Putnam County Veterans Memorial Chapel in Kent rang in the New Year Sunday. More...

Legislature Sets Higher Pay for Some Officials

The Putnam County Legislature set the salaries for a number of elected and appointed officials at its year-end meeting last week, with one decrease, several unchanged, and other officials seeing increases up to 16 percent. More...

Around the County

‘278-TOES’ Treats His Final Patient in Private Practice

Dr. Bruce Shaffer has treated his final patient in private practice. Dr. More...

Garden Street Memories Sought

The end of an era takes place in June when the Garden Street Elementary School in Brewster closes its doors. Garden Street School dates back to the turn of the 20th century and was the first high school in Brewster. More...

Capacity Crowd at Southeast

It was standing room only for Southeast’s New Year’s Day swearing ceremony at Town Hall. More...

Cultural Events

This Beacon Factory Manufactures Musicians

There’s a new face on the cultural scene: The Beacon Music Factory. More...

Honoring a Native American Saint

One afternoon just before Christmas, Fr. Brian McSweeney, Pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, hosted an impromptu celebration in the rectory garden by the statue of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha. More...

Nonprofits Benefit From Art Grants

Fifteen non-for-profit organizations will be providing a myriad of cultural activities this year thanks in part to the Putnam Arts Council. More...

Sports

Successful Florida Trip, Tournament Win, Bring Carmel Girls Together

Lady Rams win bracket title at KSA Classic

CARMEL—It’s been 11 years since the Carmel High girls’ basketball team won a bracket title at the Kaylee Scholarship Association (KSA) Holiday Classic in Orlando, Florida. More...

Bears Roll Past Kennedy Catholic in Slam Dunk Consolation Round

Fall to strong Pearl River team in opener

BREWSTER—The Brewster High girls’ basketball team posted a 38-28 victory over Kennedy Catholic in the consolation round of the Slam Dunk Tournament last week at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. More...

Rams Face Tough Challenges at Risher Classic

Carmel drops first two games, wins third

CARMEL—The Carmel High boys basketball team was looking for a challenge when the Rams packed up and headed south last week. And they found one. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

MICHELE ELIZABETH 'SHELLIE' HUGHES-SINGLETON

Shellie Hughes-Singleton, 57, of the town of Kent, passed away peacefully at Bethel Hospice in Ossining, on December 3, 2011 after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. More...

MARILYN E. D'ALESSANDRO

Marilyn E. D’Alessandro 76, of Carmel, passed away on December 27, 2011, at Putnam Hospital Center. Mrs. D’Alessandro was born on September 4, 1935, in the Bronx, to Estelle (Rafleson) Schnitter. More...

JOHN B. KEANE, SR.

John B. (Jack) Keane Sr., a former 50-year resident of Brewster, passed away at home in Glendale, Az. on December 18, 2011. He was 85 yrs old. He was predeceased by his wife Eileen of 57 years, in November of 2003. More...

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