February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Pataki to Push Tourism in Bicentennial Year

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

Firefighters Avert Disaster at Condo

Recalling a terrible blaze that destroyed six units at the Patterson Village Condominiums a year and a half ago, fire crews responded in force last Saturday after numerous 911 calls were received reporting a “working fire” at the sprawlin More...

Should Elevators be Super-Sized?

Who knew? As our population has super-sized, our elevators – apparently including in Putnam County – haven’t kept pace. More...

Pervert Poses as Girl to Get Boys

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

Politics

Katz Likely to Primary Ball

UPDATED for Ball and Katz comment

Assemblyman Steve Katz of Yorktown is considering staging a Republican primary against Sen. Greg Ball for Ball’s Senate seat. Ball, of Patterson, and Katz were both elected to their current posts in the 2010 elections. More...

Around the County

Sweeny to Lead Police Athletic League

The Police Athletic League’s Board of Directors with Robert M. Morgenthau, Chairman, and John B. Osborn, President, have announced the appointment of Alana Sweeny, of Mahopac, as the new Executive Director. More...

Library Hosts Talk with Veteran on His Experiences

Schneider is an eight-year U.S. Marine Corp veteran, a life member of the VFW Post 5491 in Mahopac, and currently serves as a Carmel Town Board member. More...

Rotary Clubs Seek to Boost Putnam Membership

Interested in assisting your community by working together with a group of men and women who are dedicated to service above self? More...

Cultural Events

Brewster Theater Company Serves up ‘The Glass Menagerie’ for Season Opener

“Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion...” More...

Cultural Arts Coalition Offers New Spring Programs

Asian Arts & Crafts The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition presents Asian Arts and Crafts. Learn the ancient skill of origami as well as Peking Opera mask painting and make-up from Lin Li of the Peking Opera. More...

‘Days of Wine And Roses’ at The Schoolhouse

“Days of Wine and Roses,” a biting drama by JP Miller made famous by the 1962 film starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick, is coming to The Schoolhouse Theater March 1 through March 25. More...

Sports

Spinelli, Parise, Messinger Bring Home Sectional Championships

Srednicki, McAlpin, Gentile take seconds; ’Pac places sixth, Bears seventh

PLEASANTVILLE—Mahopac, Brewster and Putnam Valley each placed two wrestlers in Sunday’s finals, and each school came away with one champion and one second at the Section 1 Wrestling Championships at Pace University. More...

Carmel Boys Come from Behind to Hand Brewster 66-62 Defeat

Rams also fall to Tuskers; Bears top North Salem

BREWSTER—It was a full house at the Brewster High School gymnasium last Thursday night, with the volume level turned up way past 10, and the Bears hosting close neighbor – and major rival - Carmel for the regular-season finale for both te More...

’Pac Pounds Out Two More Wins, Clinches League 1B Title

Indians headed into playoffs on high

MAHOPAC—With Carmel losing to Somers last week, the door was left open for the Mahopac boys basketball team to win the League 1B title outright – and the Indians did just that, clinching their second consecutive league crown with a 78-75 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 

Edward Schmitt  Free Access 

Mahopac grad, beloved Putnam Valley teacher

Edward Schmitt, 42, of Poughkeepsie passed away peacefully on February 12, 2012, surrounded by those who loved him deeply. Ed was born on January 13, 1970, son of Bob and Peggy Schmitt. He grew up in Mahopac. More...

MATTHEW JOHN OLIVERI

Matthew John Oliveri of Putnam Lake died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the age of 28. He was born September 20, 1983, in Carmel, the son of Joseph Oliveri of Brewster, and Carolee Oliveri of Prospect, Ct. More...

EDWARD WALLACE HOPKINS

Edward Wallace Hopkins, 95, passed away Friday, January 27, in Roanoke, Virginia. Ed was born near Brewster on May 24, 1916, to Wallace and Martha Lukens Hopkins, and graduated from Carmel High School. More...

Breaking News - 2/20/2012 4:14 PM

Family Remembrance for a Loved One Creates UFO Scare  Free Access 

A family remembrance celebrating the life of a 21-year-old Mahopac man who died a year ago after a Connecticut crash set off a UFO scare last weekend in Putnam. More...

New home being found for sex offender  Free Access 

Carmel location near schoolchildren had town in uproar

A Level 3 sex offender who relocated to Carmel a week ago is on his way to a new residence after a furor was created due to the proximity of the convict’s location to a nursery school and day care center. More...

Vet Honored for Helping Wounded

U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Brennan Mahoney, married and the father of two, is leaving at the end of the month on his fourth tour of the Middle East, More...

Tamagna to Head Planning for County?

Still more changes are likely to come in Putnam County government’s top ranks. More...

Katz Likely to Primary Ball

UPDATED for Ball and Katz comment

Assemblyman Steve Katz of Yorktown is considering staging a Republican primary against Sen. Greg Ball for Ball’s Senate seat. Ball, of Patterson, and Katz were both elected to their current posts in the 2010 elections. More...

General Stories

New home being found for sex offender  Free Access 

Carmel location near schoolchildren had town in uproar

A Level 3 sex offender who relocated to Carmel a week ago is on his way to a new residence after a furor was created due to the proximity of the convict’s location to a nursery school and day care center. More...

Hill-Agor Farm Road Causes Dissention

The Hill-Agor Farm in Mahopac Falls connects Putnam’s proud history to the 21st century, but a safe roadway to provide easy access to ballfields consumed a legislative discussion Monday evening. More...

Mohegan Lake Man Charged in Fraud at Businesses

A man who police say has an extensive criminal record is facing felony charges of scheming to defraud businesses in the Lake Carmel area. More...

Enterprise

Is Political Discord Helpful For Progress?

From The Chamber

It seems like a never-ending campaign – people get elected to office, and then before you know it, the time arrives to start seeking re-election. More...

School News

Valentine’s Thanks to Brewster School Children

Hundreds of brightly colored Valentine’s Day cards each with a special message made the day extra special for patients at the Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Dutchess County Tuesday. More...

Students Donate Basketball Game Proceeds to Community Action

Putnam Community Action Program is $600 richer this week thanks to students at Carmel High School. The school’s Student Organization donated all proceeds from admission collected at last month’s Mahopac- Carmel basketball classic. More...

Collection Club Forms at Middle School

On Friday afternoons when most middle school children can’t wait to leave their school campus and head home for weekend activities, a group of Brewster students stays late after the buses leave with guidance counselor Joanna Biagi to work on pr More...

Columns

Perspectives

They were big men. George Washington was 6’3”. Abraham Lincoln was almost 6’4”. Their ambitions were equally big—first for themselves, and then for the nation they would lead. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE OLD SAMPLER More...

Letters to the Editor

Re: ‘Is There Hockey in Carmel High School?’

Dear Editor: First, as far as a banner being hung in the halls of Carmel, I believe you have to win a League Title in order to have a banner hung in the gymnasium, which unfortunately has not happened for the hockey team. More...

Voice of a Veteran

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