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Homeland Security Chief Says Suburbs Vulnerable

New York State Homeland Security Commissioner Jerome Hauer issued a stern and realistic warning to some 200 area emergency responders last Friday: “Terrorists will strike again and the region must be prepared.” More...

Indian Point Unit Shuts for Repair

Control room operators removed Indian Point's unit 2 nuclear power plant from service Tuesday morning to repair one of four pumps that supplies cooling water to the plant's reactor. The pumps are located inside the containment building. More...

Civil Rights Cases Dog Town of Kent

Ernest L. Robinson III has two civil rights cases pending against the Town of Kent and various officials, and he’s won something of a victory, albeit mixed, in one of them. More...

Politics

Hayworth Delivers Year’s First Radio Address

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth was given the honor of delivering the first Republican weekly radio address of the New Year, and the topic was jobs and the economy. “As always, the new year brings fresh hopes and aspirations,” Hayworth said. More...

Around the County

Hamill to Lead Fire Dept. in 2012

Welcome Chief Ray Hamill! More...

Christmas Tree Drop-Off Now Open

Michael Simone, Carmel Highway Superintendent, has announced that the Town of Carmel is offering a Christmas Tree Drop at the main parking lot of Sycamore Park located at 790 Long Pond Road. More...

Girl Scout Receives Gold Award

Moira Tolan, a Girl Scout in Brewster Troop 1492, recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award by working with Birthright in Carmel, NY. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts that less than 5% of girls nationwide earn. More...

Sports

Patriots Hand Carmel Girls a 44-40 Setback Behind Gullo’s 23

CARMEL—The Carmel High girls basketball team has battled with poor shooting on and off throughout the early going this winter, and that issue came into play for the Rams again last week, as John Jay EF handed the Rams a 44-40 setback last Wedne More...

Brewster Mat Men Rule at RCK Dual Meet Tourney

Five go unbeaten at tournament; Duncan picks up 150th career win

BREWSTER—The Brewster High wrestling team went 9-0 at last weekend’s RCK Dual Meet Tournament, taking first place in the 10-team tournament to improve to 30-3 this season. More...

‘Pac Wrestlers Continue To Impress

MAHOPAC—Even a two week layoff couldn’t slow down the Mahopac High wrestling team. More...

Letters to the Editor

Greg Ball is NO Conservative

Dear Editor: It is truly amazing that State Senator Greg Ball continues to tout himself as a “Conservative” and then gives praise to the Ultra-Liberal Governor Andrew Cuomo (Ball Hails Cuomo on Leadership 1/5/2012). More...

Is Vinnie Really Gone?

Dear Editor: In the past year I have been asked if Vinnie will return to politics in Putnam. I always respond “remember Marion Barry.” I do think the people are much more in tuned with government in Putnam than in Washington D.C. More...

Where’s the Public Outcry?

Dear Editor: I am no more chagrined at what passes for government in my own community as much as does for Philipstown. It appears that while we are one piper short of a full band, Philipstown has its own problems. More...

Breaking News - 1/17/2012 4:19 PM

Ice too much even for the snowplow!  Free Access 

Plow hits car; car hits utility pole

Icy road conditions are perilous even for municipal employees: A snowplow slid into an automobile and pushed it into a utility pole Monday evening. More...

Is there a Doctor in the House?  Free Access 

Hayworth promotes glaucoma testing in Carmel stop

She's not called Dr. Nan Hayworth for nothing! More...

Bicentennial Gala Kicks Off County Anniversary

Putnam’s Bicentennial Ball is one week away. Twenty-twelve marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of Putnam and the gala kicks off the year’s events and activities. More...

Sheriff Seeks Tips on History

Sheriff Don Smith is asking the public for its assistance this week—not in helping to solve a crime but to chronicle the history of the Sheriff’s Department. More...

Mother, Daughter Killed in Crash

An elderly resident of Southeast and her daughter were killed Friday afternoon in a single-car crash on Route 312 in Southeast. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department said the tragedy took place at 1:30 p.m. More...

Summertime, Briefly

The mercury reached 63 degrees in Carmel on Saturday setting a new record for the date. The temp smashed through the previous high, of 61 degrees in 2008, at 1:15 p.m., the National Weather Service reported. More...

General Stories

Breaking News - 1/17/2012 4:19 PM

Ice too much even for the snowplow!  Free Access 

Plow hits car; car hits utility pole

Icy road conditions are perilous even for municipal employees: A snowplow slid into an automobile and pushed it into a utility pole Monday evening. More...

Is there a Doctor in the House?  Free Access 

Hayworth promotes glaucoma testing in Carmel stop

She's not called Dr. Nan Hayworth for nothing! More...

Civil Rights Cases Dog Town of Kent

Ernest L. Robinson III has two civil rights cases pending against the Town of Kent and various officials, and he’s won something of a victory, albeit mixed, in one of them. More...

Enterprise

From Social to Purposeful for Social Media Success

From The Chamber

Social media has become not only a key way to get your business message across to a very wide and receptive audience, but a necessary means. It is effective yes, but only you have a plan and goals as to how to utilize it purposefully. More...

School News

Students Earn National Hispanic Scholars Recognition for 2012

Nicole Maloney and Nickolas Pabon represent a valuable national resource. The National Merit Scholarship Program recognized the two Mahopac High School seniors last week as National Hispanic Scholars for 2012. More...

Kindergarten Registration Underway in Mahopac

Parents of entering kindergartners in the Mahopac School District are being reminded to register their children for September enrollment. More...

Bullet Found at Middle School Forces Lockdown

A .22 caliber bullet found on the floor of a classroom by a Mahopac Middle School student early Friday caused the “lockdown” of the entire building as well as a “lockout” of the nearby Mahopac High School and Mahopac Falls Ele More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

LOCAL AUTO AGENCIES DEALERS RETURN FROM THE SHOW AND REPORT SALES AND MANY PROSPECTS All of the automobile dealers in Putnam County have been in attendance at the automobile show which was held in New York last week and are very much pleased with th 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 

Catherine P. Plunkett  Free Access 

Vsiitation Wednesday, Service Thursday

Catherine P. Plunkett, a longtime resident of Brewster, died on January 13, 2012. Kay was born on November 25, 1921 and married Robert Bruce Plunkett on November 30, 1946. More...

Peter John Tavino  Free Access 

Services on Wednesday

  Peter John Tavino, a longtime resident of Brewster, passed away on January 13, 2012. He was 85. More...

JOSEPH PUGGIONI

Joseph Puggioni 73, of Carmel, passed away on January 1, 2012, at Putnam Hospital Center. Mr. Puggioni was born on March 19, 1934, to Emmanuel and Josephine (Nucci) Puggioni in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. More...

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Weekly Quotation

"Having somewhere to go is HOME,having someone to love is FAMILY, having both is a BLESSING." ~ Anonymous