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Daycare Workers Charged

Stolen money went to vacations, manicures

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...

Huge Parade to Step Off on Sunday

Mahopac event is 3rd-largest in NY

Thousands of marchers cheered on by large crowds along Route 6 will be on hand in Mahopac Sunday as Putnam County’s 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 2 p.m. More...

Mother, Sons Prevent Patterson Tragedy

Bernadette Erickson and her teenaged sons, Liam and Harry, were at the right place at the right time and authorities said their quick actions averted a calamity in Patterson. More...

Politics

Katz to Primary Ball

Race turns bitter fast

Assemblyman Steve Katz will challenge state Sen. Greg Ball in a Republican primary, setting up a conservative showdown for Ball’s 40th Senate seat. Katz will formally announce on Monday, said his spokesman, Ed Kowalski. More...

Around the County

Two Putnam Babies on Leap Day, at Hudson Valley Hospital

Leapin’ lizards! A record five babies were born at Hudson Valley Hospital Center on Leap Day this year. The babies just kept coming, the earliest born at 11:15 a.m. and the last at 8:16 p.m. More...

Great Gardening Series Takes Root at the Library

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will present a series of Great Gardening workshops at Mahopac Public Library beginning on Monday, March 12. More...

Basketball Shoot-out to Benefit Community

Teams have been practicing all week for Saturday’s Community Basketball Shoot-out that has been described as a unique fundraising opportunity. More...

Cultural Events

Theater Company to Launch ‘Blithe Spirit’

Rehearsals are underway for Brewster Theater Company’s spring 2012 production, the classic farce from Noel Coward, Blithe Spirit. More...

Courier Clipboard: The details on upcoming community events

w Seti Gallery owner Lorine Krizan invites newcomers and old friends alike to attend the opening reception of Piero Manrique’s work on March 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

School News

$5,000 in New Scholarships Announced

Elizabeth and Roger Ailes start awards for senior students

Elizabeth Ailes, publisher of the Putnam County Courier, has announced five new scholarships for high school seniors across Putnam County. More...

Violin Music is Key for Brewster Student as She Wins in Science Fair

Brewster is the only school district in New York State to compete in the Connecticut Science Horizons Fair, but once again the Empire State was well represented when junior Samantha Skaller won the top overall prize. More...

Columns

Schumer Wants More Saudi Oil

Washington DISPATCHES

With the dramatic recent rise in gas prices, New York Senator Chuck Schumer is turning to . . . Saudi Arabia for help in lowering the burden for many Americans across the nation. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE THIRTY-EIGHTH STATE. More...

Birth Announcements

New Arrivals at Putnam Hospital

Baby Girl KAITLYN ROSE HICKEY and Baby Girl KRISTIN ALEXA HICKEY were born on February 22, 2012, weighing 5 lbs. 4 oz. and 5 lbs.11 oz. More...

Breaking News - 3/10/2012 4:44 PM

Ball is Rolling Again  Free Access 

State Senator Greg Ball kicked off his re-election campaign today at a rousing breakfast event at Murphy’s restaurant in Yorktown.   Ball walked in to a round of applause, whooping, and hollering. More...

Mae Collins to Celebrate Her 107th on St. Patrick’s Day

Mae Collins, at 106 and rapidly closing on 107, serves as an inspiration to family and friends alike. The grand dame will be celebrating her 107th birthday on St. More...

$5,000 in New Scholarships Announced

Elizabeth and Roger Ailes start awards for senior students

Elizabeth Ailes, publisher of the Putnam County Courier, has announced five new scholarships for high school seniors across Putnam County. More...

Creating a Business Friendly Putnam County

Government officials, biz leaders meet

Elected officials on the federal, state, county and town levels spent part of Sunday afternoon talking with business leaders about how to make Putnam County a better place in which to live and work. More...

Katz to Primary Ball

Race turns bitter fast

Assemblyman Steve Katz will challenge state Sen. Greg Ball in a Republican primary, setting up a conservative showdown for Ball’s 40th Senate seat. Katz will formally announce on Monday, said his spokesman, Ed Kowalski. More...

General Stories

Missing 13-year-olds Found Safe in Florida

A 13-year-old girl from Mahopac and her 13-year-old male companion from Fishkill were returned to their homes from Florida last week by concerned family members after disappearing a week before. More...

Firefighters Assist Cop in Making DWI Arrest

Members of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department are being hailed after coming to the assistance of a Carmel Police officer attempting to arrest a man for driving while intoxicated. Carmel Police Lt. More...

Kent Fire Department Installs Officers for 2012

The evening belonged to Paul Kane. The retiring chief of the Kent Fire Department was showered with appreciation at the department’s 41st annual installation held recently at the Clearpool Outdoor Education Center. More...

Enterprise

Creating a Business Friendly Putnam County

Government officials, biz leaders meet

Elected officials on the federal, state, county and town levels spent part of Sunday afternoon talking with business leaders about how to make Putnam County a better place in which to live and work. More...

Elected Officials Agree It Will Take Action To Build A Better Business Climate

From The Chamber

Putnam County Chambers of Commerce hosted the Putnam County Elected Officials Forum to exchange ideas between business leaders and elected officials. More...

Putnam County Savings Bank Names Roberto as Chairman, CEO

Putnam County Savings Bank of Brewster has announced that Joseph D. Roberto is the new chairman, president, and chief executive officer. Roberto succeeds Daniel S. Ryan, who recently retired after 35 years with the Bank. More...

Sports

’Pac knocks off Fox Lane to reach first final in 25 years

MAHOPAC—Chances are, Mahopac – even on its best day - wasn’t going to come out on the winning end of any battle with the nationally ranked Knights of Mt. Vernon. More...

Rebounding, Shooting Desert Rams in 46-40 Loss to Warriors

Lourdes closes lane, slows Carmel offense

CARMEL—They got to the stage that they had been waiting all season to reach. More...

Indians Set Team Marks For Goals and Goals Against

MAHOPAC—As a hockey coach, your ultimate goal is to find a way to put the puck in the back of the opponent’s net, while keeping it out of your own, which is something no one at Mahopac High has done better than first-year head coach Chris More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Route 311 at Maple Ave., Patterson jangled@aol.com More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

ROBERT D. ‘RUSTY’ ADAMS

Robert D. “Rusty” Adams died at the age of 64 on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at his home in Beulaville, N.C., after a long illness. More...

ROBERT L. WALTENBERG

Robert L. Waltenberg of Brewster died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, in Carmel, at the age of 68. Mr. Waltenberg was born June 24, 1943, in the Bronx, son of the late Robert and Phyllis (Martin) Waltenberg. More...

JEAN B. LEIFHEIT

Jean B. Leifheit, 85, a three-year resident of Dover Plains, formerly of Jefferson Valley, died on Monday, March 5, 2012, at her nephew’s home. Ms. More...

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