January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Salutes Sybil’s Ride

Anniversary of Putnam County kicks off this weekend

In the case of Sybil Ludington, local author and retired high school teacher Vincent Dacquino describes himself as a “man on a mission.” More...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrated Across Putnam

Citizens volunteer throughout county

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often asked: “What are you doing for others?’ More...

Narrow Escape for Youth on Thin Ice

Oil delivery worker raises alarm, calls for rescue

A 17-year-old Putnam Lake youth is lucky to be alive after falling into Putnam Lake when a thin coating of ice cracked beneath him as he was hiking along the body of water on Monday. More...

Politics

Legal Ad Suit is Set Aside

Legislature decision again ensures access to legal notices

Now that the County Legislature has added the Putnam County Courier to its list of official papers, thereby ensuring ready public access to important legal notices, the Courier is discontinuing its lawsuit against the Legislature. More...

What’s in a Name: Health Director, or Commissioner?

Director position would not require a medical doctor

It appears that Putnam County’s Commissioner of Health position will be short lived. More...

Around the County

Mild Weather Speeds Repairs at Vets Park

Take a drive through the lower Putnam Veterans Memorial Park these days and observe county park employees digging trenches and installing water pipe. The calendar may read mid-January but the weather to date has been anything like winter. More...

Corvino Raises Funds for Eagle Project

Dozens of people were up early Sunday to attend breakfast at the Brewster VFW Hall—a meal that helped Brewster High School senior Jon Corvino raise dollars for supplies needed to complete his Eagle Scout project. More...

Is There a Doctor in the House? In Carmel, Yes

She’s not called Dr. Nan Hayworth for nothing. More...

Sports

Carmel Boys Ride Fourth-Quarter Surge to 67-59 Win Over ’Pac

Rams also beat Brewster, John Jay, improve to 9-2; Indians trip Bears, fall to Somers

CARMEL—The Carmel High boys basketball team continued its hot play last week, picking up a 67-59 League 1B victory over Mahopac Saturday afternoon, after beating Brewster, 52-47, one night earlier. More...

Carmel Girls Get Back on Track with Wins Over Ursuline, Brewster

CARMEL—The Carmel High girls basketball team picked up a pair of big wins last week, taking out Brewster, 67-51, Thursday, then topping Ursuline, 50-44, in Sunday’s Autism Classic at Irvington HS. More...

‘Night To Celebrate’ Is One Week Away

Two former professional athletes whose prowess on the football field and baseball diamond brought New York sports fans to their feet for years will be making special all-star appearances in Putnam County next Saturday as the Brewster Sports Foundatio More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Breaking News - 1/23/2012 12:52 PM

Ice Wreaks Havoc  Free Access 

A chilly rain combined with frigid blacktop spelled doom for scores of area motorists and pedestrians Monday. Light precipitation began falling around 6:30 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 1/21/2012 4:48 PM

Winter weather finally hits  Free Access 

Late but forceful as snow falls across Putnam

Snow fell overnight and this morning across Putnam County, with 3 to 5 inches of new snow blanketing the region and I-84 closed at one point. As dusk falls, however, things are quieting, after a busy day of accidents. More...

New State Budget Hikes School Aid

School officials in five of Putnam’s six school districts received good news Tuesday when Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his 2012-2013 fiscal spending plan. More...

Legal Ad Suit is Set Aside

Legislature decision again ensures access to legal notices

Now that the County Legislature has added the Putnam County Courier to its list of official papers, thereby ensuring ready public access to important legal notices, the Courier is discontinuing its lawsuit against the Legislature. More...

Snowplow Slides, Hits Car; Car Hits Pole; Driver Pinned Inside

Icy road conditions are tricky even for municipal employees driving a snowplow. A Town of Kent Highway worker found that out the hard way Monday night when summoned to sand Putnam Drive in Lake Carmel. More...

General Stories

Narrow Escape for Youth on Thin Ice

Oil delivery worker raises alarm, calls for rescue

A 17-year-old Putnam Lake youth is lucky to be alive after falling into Putnam Lake when a thin coating of ice cracked beneath him as he was hiking along the body of water on Monday. More...

Police Urge Internet Caution After Arrest In Kent

Police have issued a reminder to the public this week about Internet safety following the arrest of a 22-year-old West Virginia man who traveled to Kent in order to meet two 17-year-old Carmel High School girls he met on an X-Box live chat. More...

Hand in the Till at Animal Kingdom?

A Stormville woman is not only looking for a new job but also facing state prison for allegedly stealing from her employer. The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest last week of Samantha Cardin, 22, in connection with the incident. More...

Enterprise

How to Be a World Class Champion?

From The Chamber

I believe the first step is to decide whether that’s what you want. And honestly, in this difficult and changing economy I would say only the top 20 percent or less are actually thriving in any industry, wouldn’t you agree? More...

School News

New Classrooms, Labs Open

New classrooms have opened at the Henry Wells Middle School. More...

New Legislator Leaves School After 40 Years

Roger Gross left the Brewster Board of Education last week with mixed emotions. More...

Van Gogh Inspires 5th Graders at Lakeview

When the artist Vincent Van Gogh is mentioned, most people think of sunflowers, or his famous painting entitled, “Starry Night.” More...

Editorials

Cunningham’s Corner

Monday was Martin Luther King Day, and it was marked throughout Putnam County. Is there anyone who’s not stirred by hearing a recording of one of his speeches? More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

MABEL E. ANDERSON

Mabel E. Anderson, “super nanny,” age 83, a 66-year resident of Patterson, died Thursday, January 12, 2012, in Carmel, NY. Mrs. Anderson was born in Kent Cliffs on October 5, 1928, to Chester and Estelle (O’Dell) Barrett. More...

NORMAL STAPLES BRUNDAGE

Norman Staples Brundage (“Buck” to all who knew him) died Wednesday, January 11, 2012, in Ossining, after a brief battle with cancer. More...

JUNE E. (CAREY) GOFF

June E. (Carey) Goff, age 79, of Patterson, formally of North Salem, passed away on January 14, 2012, with her family by her side at Putnam Hospital in Carmel. More...

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“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937