March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Baby Rescued, Man Saved

Two stories of good deeds, quick action, and a sharp-eyed youth

Putnam County indeed has its share of sharp-eyed Scouts and quick-acting heroes. Still, Carmel Police Dispatcher Robert Lewandowski doesn’t consider himself a hero. More...

Patriotism In Noah Pieratti’s Genes

Noah Pieratti is proud to live in the greatest country on earth. The 13-year-old eighth grader, son of Dr. More...

Politics

Katz Delays Primary Decision

Senate majority leader asks for meeting

A decision by Assemblyman Steve Katz as to whether he will challenge state Sen. Greg Ball in a primary has been delayed. Both are Republicans. A primary seemed nearly certain some days ago. But late word is that state Sen. More...

Around the County

Maple Syrup Manufactured The Old-Fashioned Way

Home based maple sugaring—the process of sap collection and making maple syrup—is a popular activity this time of the year at Green Chimneys. More...

Book Barn Donates 781 Books to Soldiers

Local residents, eager to make life a little better for men and women in the armed services, purchased $781 of books at the Book Barn, the used books store operated by the Friends of the Mahopac Public Library. More...

Passport Day Coming to Putnam County

Planning a trip this summer out of the United States? If so, you’ll need a passport, and the Putnam County Clerk’s office has scheduled a Passport Day next Saturday in Carmel. More...

Cultural Events

Events Booming at Studio Around the Corner

The Village of Brewster is becoming a cultural hub of activity these days thanks to the dedication and hard work of the Town of Southeast Community and Cultural program. More...

Putnam Arts Council Celebrates Members with Exhibit in March

March is our Members Month at The Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac. All are welcome all to attend our annual Members meeting and Members’ Art exhibit Saturday, March 3rd beginning at 1pm at Belle Levine Art Center (521 Kennicut Hill Rd). More...

Sports

Indians Rise From (nearly) Dead to Stun Admirals in Double OT Thriller

Mahopac erases 18-point deficit, advances to County Center for second straight year

MAHOPAC—There have been some loud and wild games in the Mahopac High gymnasium over the last few years, but nothing like what occurred last Tuesday night. More...

Rams Get Running Game Going, Upset No. 2 Admirals

Win leaves Carmel one win from AA final

CARMEL—The Carmel High girls basketball team carried a relaxed attitude into last Wednesday’s Class AA quarterfinal at second-seeded Arlington, and the mindset worked to the Rams’ advantage, as No. More...

Carmel Can’t Overcome Strong Finish by South

CARMEL—The Carmel High boys basketball team led by seven points at halftime, and held a 10-point advantage in the third quarter of last Tuesday’s Class AA quarterfinal at Clarkstown South, but the No. More...

Letters to the Editor

Angry at the Girl Scouts

Dear Editor: As a single parent of a 21-year-old autistic young man, I was stunned and very upset after reading Dr. More...

The Girl Scouts Respond

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County Employees Are More than a Salary

Dear Editor: I found Douglas Cunningham’s article on County Employees Tab: 68M, In the Putnam County Courier, to be interesting. Interesting in the fact that it was printed on the same day that contract negotiations began. More...

Breaking News - 3/5/2012 11:00 AM

Three ex-employees of day-care program busted for stealing  Free Access 

Money went to vacations, manicures, entertainment

Three former employees of the Brewster School District’s “Before and After School Child Care Program” are facing grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing $130,000 in school funds during the past eight months. More...

Breaking News - 3/2/2012 2:54 PM

Brewster Lane Closings  Free Access 

A message from the Village of Brewster: Due to the installation of a new traffic signal at Progress & Main, Main Street will experience lane closings throughout the day.  There will be a flag person on each end to direct traffic. More...

Motorist Pulled From Burning Car

Driver saved as car engulfed in flame

Deputy Sheriff Keith Blessing turned out to be a blessing for a Southeast man early Sunday when the intoxicated motorist became trapped in his burning car after it overturned on Milltown Road in Southeast. More...

The Future is Robotics

Putnam Hospital Debuts New Machine

The robot has arrived at Putnam Hospital Center – and it has drastically changed surgical procedures. More...

Wanted: Putnam’s Oldest Resident

Wanted: Putnam’s oldest resident. More...

General Stories

Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb

Positive sign for county

Cash registers continue to ring across Putnam County. More...

House Burns In Putnam Lake For Second Time

Putnam Lake Fire Chief James Gagliardo couldn’t believe his eyes when arriving on the scene of a house fire Sunday afternoon. The same home on Ottawa Road had burned 20 years ago. More...

Potential Explosion Averted

A calamity was averted in Mahopac Friday morning when a private contractor plowing snow backed into a natural gas regulator, rupturing a line that released a large amount of gas into the air. More...

Enterprise

Hip Hopping Our Way To Driver Safety

From The Chamber

In recent years, preventable auto accidents have taken the lives of numerous young people in our local area. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb

Positive sign for county

Cash registers continue to ring across Putnam County. More...

School News

Breaking News - 3/5/2012 11:00 AM

Three ex-employees of day-care program busted for stealing  Free Access 

Money went to vacations, manicures, entertainment

Three former employees of the Brewster School District’s “Before and After School Child Care Program” are facing grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing $130,000 in school funds during the past eight months. More...

Patriotism In Noah Pieratti’s Genes

Noah Pieratti is proud to live in the greatest country on earth. The 13-year-old eighth grader, son of Dr. More...

Sheriff: Keep Funding School Resource Officers

Sheriff Donald Smith has called on area school officials to continue funding school resource officers (SROs) in their 2012-13 budgets that are currently being created. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

WHERE PUTNAM’S PRISONERS ARE KEPT IT IS A MODEL INSTITUTION Recent Inspection of Westchester Penitentiary Made. Putnam Pays 57 Cents a Day Per Man. More...

Eggs: Nature’s Fast Food (and An Easy Omelet)

Gardening GUSTO

Daylight Savings Time doesn’t begin until March 11th, but it is already getting light before 6 a.m. This means that, if you wake up early, it is to birdsong—the most cheerful sound in an increasingly noisy world. 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 

MARGARET COLOMBRARO

Margaret Colombraro, recently of Bethel , Ct., died in Danbury, on Sunday February 19, 2012, at the age of 97. She was born April 1, 1914, in Brooklyn, daughter of the late Luciano and Marianna (Ianniciello) Schena. More...

ROGER C. KRIEGL, SR.

Roger C. Kriegl, Sr., 73, formerly of Carmel, died Saturday February 25, 2012, at Golden Living Nursing Home, Warren, Pa., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. More...

REMY V. ‘FLASH’ MAUER

Remy V. “Flash” Mauer, 81, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012, in Mamaroneck, NY. Remigius Mauer was born June 28, 1930, to Ludwig and Elsie (Steiner) Mauer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where he was raised and graduated from high school. More...

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