February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Redistricting Gives Putnam Two Senators

For the first time in its history Putnam County will be represented in the New York State Senate by two lawmakers under a plan proposed by the state’s Task Force on Redistricting. More...

From Beijing to Brewster

Educational exchange thrives

  Last Thursday a contingent of educators and students from Beijing 101 High School in China visited the Brewster School District campus for a day of exchanging ideas, cultures, stories and songs. More...

Results Are In: The Snake Did It

The long awaited report from the Putnam County Coroner’s office into the death of a Putnam Lake woman whose male companion kept 75 snakes in their small home, many of which were venomous, has been released. Dr. More...

Politics

Still a Conservative?

Greg Ball, Republican firebrand, seeks another term

In the heart of Philipstown, the single most reliable bastion of Democratic politics in Putnam County, state Sen. Greg Ball received a warm reception Thursday night as he spoke to the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce. More...

Around the County

Cupcake Wars at Mahopac

If you enjoy watching Cupcake Wars on the Food Network, you’ll love watching Mahopac’s own teachers battle it out for the title of “Cupcake Master.” Sponsored by the Mahopac Education Foundation, the first Cupcake Wars will t More...

Ball Helps Brewster Celebrate

The Brewster Sports Foundation 5th annual Night to Celebrate was just that— a night to celebrate, thanks in part to State Senator Greg Ball. More...

Asian Culture and Arts in Brewster

The Studio Around the Corner at the Old Town Hall in Brewster announces three exciting months of Saturday workshops featuring Asian Culture and Arts. More...

School News

Educational Exchange Blossoms with China

The Brewster-Beijing connection is alive and well. Last Thursday a contingent of educators and students from Beijing 101 High School in China visited the Brewster School District campus for a day of exchanging ideas, cultures, stories and songs. More...

School District Family Learns CPR

Patti Frische realizes the importance of CPR training. More...

High School Seniors to SEE the Future

The Senior Enrichment Experience (SEE) has returned to Brewster High School. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

GERMAN DRIVE IN PREPARATION ATTEMPT TO BREAK THROUGH ALLIES’ LINES TO CALAIS BELIEVED IMMINENT. London, Feb. 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 

MARY A. KELLY

Mary A. Kelly, 81, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and formerly of Carmel, died on January 22, 2012. Mary was born in New York City and moved from Carmel to Florida in 1980. More...

WILLIAM MEAD SHIELDS

William Mead Shields, 81, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2011, at his home in Fort Pierce, Florida, after a courageous battle with a rare form of cancer. More...

JAMES J. DURKIN

James J. Durkin age 82, of Carmel, also of Hurley, NY, passed away on January 28, 2012, peacefully with his family by his side. Mr. Durkin was born October 2, 1929, to the late Andrew J. and Mary (O’Brien) Durkin. More...

Entrenched Lawmakers Resist Odell on Reorganization

Putnam County’s recently hired Commissioner of Highways and Facilities Fred Pena walked into a hornet’s nest Monday evening when members of the Legislature’s Rules Committee criticized the administration for plans to consolidate the More...

Payrolls and the Cost of Government

At issue with the consolidation efforts, at least from the taxpayers’ perspective, is whether money can be saved by combining jobs or tasks. More...

Still a Conservative?

Greg Ball, Republican firebrand, seeks another term

In the heart of Philipstown, the single most reliable bastion of Democratic politics in Putnam County, state Sen. Greg Ball received a warm reception Thursday night as he spoke to the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce. More...

Lack of Hotels in County Lamented

Putnam County’s Director of Tourism Valerie Hickman calls it an “embarrassing situation.” Not a single, large quality hotel is found anywhere in Putnam County. More...

Melrose School to Close, Just Shy of 50th Anniversary

An educational institution in Putnam County that has been serving children for 49 years will be closing its doors in June. More...

General Stories

Putnam Unemployment Rate Second Lowest in NY

Putnam County continues to experience one of the lowest rates of unemployment in all of New York State. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Tops Projection by $2 Million

Cash registers are ringing again across Putnam County. More...

Man Nabbed in Air and Ground Search

Calls flooded police headquarters as well as the Putnam News Bureau when helicopters, canine patrols and heavily armed police officers scoured the BrewsterCarmel area last week in search of an armed man wanted in connection with a domestic dispute. More...

Enterprise

The Heart Truth – Chasing America’s Number 1 Killer

From The Chamber

Among the various illnesses perhaps the most frustrating are heart disease and stroke. These are silent killers - a seemingly healthy person is suddenly lost, or crippled, and the family is left to understand why and pick up the pieces. More...

Maureen Zipparo Named Hospital President

From a technician to president: Maureen Zipparo has seen it all during her 40 years at Putnam Hospital Center. She succeeds Donna McGregor, who was elevated to an administrative position in the parent organization headquartered in LaGrange More...

Sports

’Pac Gets Back at Rams, Hangs on for 53-43 Win to Even Season Series

MAHOPAC—The gym was overflowing Saturday at Mahopac High School, and so were the emotions, as the Indians hosted bitter cross town rival Carmel, and held on for a 53-43 League 1B victory that sent the appreciative home crowd into a frenzy at th More...

Free Throw Struggles, Fatigue Cost Tigers

PUTNAM VALLEY—If there’s a silver lining to a pair of tough losses, it’s that the Putnam Valley High boys basketball team could have just as easily gone 2-0 this week instead of 0-2. More...

Bears Close Out Regular Season With Win Over Yorktown

BREWSTER—Even with some key swimmers out, the Brewster High boys swim team still came away with a 54- 40 win over Yorktown High on Friday to finish the regular season 11-1. More...

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“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” -- William Allingham