February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Birmingham to Retire as Lawmaker

A senior member of the Putnam Legislature will not seek reelection to his fourth term in November. More...

K-9 Cobra Joins Brewster Police

Cobra is the newest member of the Brewster Police Department. Mike D’Abruzzo of Garrison, proprietor of the K-9-1 Specialized Dog Training located in Cortlandt Manor, donated the 10-month old German shepherd to the village force. More...

Letitia Driscoll Dies, Mother of Hero Cop

Letitia Driscoll is being remembered this week as a woman who dedicated her life to others who lost loved ones in the line of duty. Driscoll, 71, died last Saturday after losing a valiant fight against cancer. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 2/11/2012 4:54 PM

Libby Pataki Likely to Direct Putnam Tourism Efforts  Free Access 

Would replace Valerie Hickman in tourism promotion

Putnam's Director of Tourism Valerie Hickman is stepping down and likely will be replaced by former First Lady Libby Pataki of Garrison. More...

Around the County

Heavy Equipment, Auto Parts Business Opens

Family run operation expands

A company specializing in the sales of heavy equipment and auto parts has opened its doors in Kent. More...

Herr to Replace Baum On Conservation Panel

George Baum led the Kent Conservation Advisory Committee for the past 12 years and now that he has stepped down, the Town Board last week appointed Beth Herr to replace him. More...

Village Baseball Cards Moves On

As a youngster growing up in Patterson, Mike Dwyer enjoyed collecting and trading baseball cards. He never dreamed that in his adult years he would operate a business that sells and trades baseball cards and other sports memorabilia. More...

Cultural Events

Chorale to Perform ‘Samson’

The Putnam Chorale will perform George Frideric Handel’s Samson on Sunday April 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Temple Beth Elohim, 31 Mount Ebo Road North in Brewster, NY. More...

Sports

Rams Roll to Fourth Consecutive League Title with Win Over ’Pac

Diaz, Oliver each drop 18 on Indians; Mahopac tops Brewster

MAHOPAC—A routine and methodical Carmel win over Mahopac Monday was made just a little sweeter due to the fact that the victory sealed the League 1B title for the Lady Rams—the fourth consecutive season the team has taken the honor. More...

Mahopac Boys Build Momentum with Wins Over Somers, Brewster

MAHOPAC—As regular-season action winds down to a conclusion this week, the Mahopac High boys’ basketball team continued to build momentum. More...

Rams Hoping Final Push Will Result in Tournament Invite

Carmel boys looking to carry momentum into playoffs

CARMEL—Last year around this time, the Carmel High boys basketball team was hoping for a first-round playoff game, but instead had to endure a “play-in” or “out-bracket” game. More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2012 5:34 PM

Sex offender on parole busted in Putnam Valley  Free Access 

Posed as teenage girl to meet young boys

        A convicted sex offender recently released from prison on parole is facing new charges following his arrest in Putnam Valley. More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2012 4:52 PM

Disaster averted in Patterson Village fire Saturday  Free Access 

Firefighters knock down blaze, contain damage; no injuries

Recalling a horrific blaze that destroyed six units at the Patterson Village Condominiums a year and a half ago, fire crews responded in force Saturday after numerous 911 calls were received reporting a "working fire" at the sprawling compl More...

Odell Seeks to Shed Excess County Space

During his 20 years as Putnam County executive, Robert Bondi believed in expanding governmental services by purchasing properties rather than by renting them. More...

Valentines for Vets

Hundreds of Valentines are on their way to the Castle Point Veterans Hospital this week courtesy of the American Legion’s Valentines for Vets preogram and school children in Putnam County. More...

Maguire Set to Report to Prison

Raymond Maguire Jr. is to report to federal prison late next week, even as the federal investigation into corruption in Putnam County continues. More...

Comedy, Mystery and Music are on the Menu at Putnam Venue

Frank Marquette has the strong cheekbones and piercing eyes of a classical stage actor. And though he’s a man of many marketable talents, acting is what he seems to adore. More...

General Stories

Breaking News - 2/11/2012 4:52 PM

Disaster averted in Patterson Village fire Saturday  Free Access 

Firefighters knock down blaze, contain damage; no injuries

Recalling a horrific blaze that destroyed six units at the Patterson Village Condominiums a year and a half ago, fire crews responded in force Saturday after numerous 911 calls were received reporting a "working fire" at the sprawling compl More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2012 5:34 PM

Sex offender on parole busted in Putnam Valley  Free Access 

Posed as teenage girl to meet young boys

        A convicted sex offender recently released from prison on parole is facing new charges following his arrest in Putnam Valley. More...

DOT Releases Additional Details for Putnam Projects

Last month’s visit by DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald at a Mahopac Library forum sponsored by the Putnam Chamber of Commerce failed to reveal specific projects for the county outlined in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $132.5 billion proposed budget. More...

Enterprise

Defending the Rights Of Small Businesses

From The Chamber

Small business employs 55 percent of Americans, yet independent entrepreneurs often find themselves at a competitive disadvantage when the strength of large corporations enables them to control a marketplace. More...

Heavy Equipment, Auto Parts Business Opens

Family run operation expands

A company specializing in the sales of heavy equipment and auto parts has opened its doors in Kent. More...

School News

First Graders Learn About The Brain

It’s never too early to learn what makes one tick. First graders at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster are studying structure and function of the brain thanks to the Mind-Up curriculum. More...

Kindergarten Registration Gearing Up

Kindergarten registration is gearing up in the Brewster School District. Members of the BHS Class of 2025 who will be 5 years of age on or before December 1, 2012, are eligible to register for September classes at the John F. More...

‘Poster Girl For Positive Thinking’ Comes to Town

Teaching children about self-esteem has been a life long mission for author and illustrator Esther Sabedra. 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 

ANNA C. SHEENAN

Anna C. Sheenan, 94, of Croton-On- Hudson, NY, formerly of the Bronx and Lake Carmel, passed away on February 3, 2012 at Bethel Nursing Home, in Croton-On-Hudson, NY. More...

DORIS RIGGS MCBRIDE

Doris Riggs McBride of Hopewell Junction died on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. She was 86 years of age. More...

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