March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Odell: ‘Reset’ Bureaucracy

Proposes consolidation, selling excess space

County Executive MaryEllen Odell has promised to manage Putnam’s assets while optimizing the use of its resources by “hitting the reset button” of county government. More...

Pataki Seeks to Help Join East and West

Appointed by Odell as new tourism chief

New York State’s former First Lady hasn’t been this excited about public service since her first days in Albany as wife to Governor George Pataki. More...

General Stories

Fish and Game Association Official Charged with Embezzling $17,000

A 61-year-old Cortlandt Manor resident who served for a short time as treasurer of the Putnam County Fish and Game Association is facing felony charges of grand larceny for allegedly embezzling $17,000 from the nonprofit organization located off Drew More...

Solar Panels Installed at Town Hall

A new photovoltaic system has been installed on the roof of Carmel Town Hall producing energy that will save taxpayers 10 percent in municipal electric costs this year. More...

Keg Party in Lake Carmel Busted

Calls reporting a loud and boisterous party at a private home on Route 52 in Lake Carmel led to the arrest of several underage youths last week. Kent Police were summoned to the residence at 10:45 p.m. More...

Enterprise

Time For Action: Defining Putnam’s Business Future

From The Chamber

What will Putnam life will look like in 2020? 2030? 2050? It may seem ridiculous to attempt a gaze that far into the future; after all, it’s hard enough to foresee events a month from now. More...

Sports

Strong Senior Leadership Guided Lady Rams to Playoff Success

Diaz, D’Apice earn All-Section honors; Oliver named All-League

CARMEL—A lot of people were wondering how the Carmel High girls basketball team would do once standout center Brittany Horne graduated last year. More...

Mahopac Boys Soared Above and Beyond Expectations

Hynes takes All-Section honors; Vaccaro, Ankier named All-League

MAHOPAC—After graduating the bulk of a team that made it to the Section 1 semifinals last winter, not much was expected from the Mahopac High boys basketball team this season. That is, except from the Mahopac High boys. More...

Brewster Grapplers Enjoyed Stellar Season on the Mats

Parise, McAlpin, Gonska, Erickson named All-Section

BREWSTER—The Brewster High wrestling team turned in one of its best seasons in many years this winter, in fact the best season yet under ninth-year coach Tom Looby. 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 

Louise G. Todar  Free Access 

Carmel Native died in Virginia

Mrs. Louise G. Todar, 75, passed away March 20, 2012 in Chesapeake, Va.  She is survived by her loving children, Georgia T. Barton, M Bruce Todar, Diana Davis, Lynn Burnett, and Laura J. More...

MARY JENKINS NICHOLS

Mary Jenkins Nichols, wife, mother, grandmother and family matriarch, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 18, in Carmel. She was 87. More...

LAWRENCE M. DIVEGLIO

Lawrence M. DiVeglio, 76, of Lake Carmel, passed away on March 10, 2012. He was born on November 21, 1935, to Laurence and Maria (Pinto) DiVeglio, in the Bronx. On May 29, 1961, he was married to Marian Van Gelder, also in the Bronx. More...

Breaking News - 3/22/2012 8:22 AM

Convicted Sex Offender Faces Felony Charges  Free Access 

  A convicted sex offender who recently relocated from Jefferson Valley to Mahopac is now facing a 15-40 year federal prison term for allegedly distributing child pornography over the internet. Jonathan DeLaura, 37, appeared in White Plains F More...

Joining Hands to Remember 9/11

Trade Center steel headed from Carmel, NY, to Carmel, Calif.

Firefighters from Carmel (pronounced car-MEL), California, arrived in Carmel (pronounced CAR-mel), New York, on Monday afternoon. More...

Both Praise, Scorn for Odell Address

Legislature generally supportive; chairwoman has questions

Legislative reaction to County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s State of the County address ranged from enthusiasm to disdain this week. More...

Ball Blasts Katz Pension Vote

Katz says bill was half-measure

Mere days after formally announcing their campaigns for the State Senate’s 40th District, incumbent Sen. More...

Frightening Bomb, Hostage Scare at Carmel High a Cruel Hoax

Perpetrator of calls to 911 being sought

A telephone threat reporting a bomb about to be detonated with hostages being held at Carmel High School sent police and emergency responders into action last Wednesday afternoon. More...

Around the County

Libraries Serve as Center of a Community

Libraries serve as an open door for people of all ages. More...

Noel and Sheehy Appointed To Leadership Roles in Putnam

The MaryEllen Odell administration continues to take shape. More...

Mahopac Relay Kickoff Dinner on March 29

Join us as we officially kickoff the 2012 Relay for Life season from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Four Brothers Restaurant, 654 Route 6, Mahopac, with a scrumptious dinner, good Relay friends, and a fun time. More...

School News

Monster Storms Engage Sixth Graders

Storms were brewing on the Yorktown campus of Putnam Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services last week – and three classes of Mahopac Middle School sixth graders learned all about it. More...

High School Athletes Read to 1st Graders

“Athletes to Read” is receiving kudos from young and old alike. More...

Brewster Band Wows Millions in Manhattan

The Brewster High School Marching Band did Putnam County proud last Saturday while participating in the great New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade witnessed by more than 3 million bystanders along 5th Avenue in Manhattan. More...

Columns

Good Reasons to Continue Indian Point Operations

Perspectives

Editor’s note: The Courier asked both supporters and opponents of Indian Point to prepare op-ed columns, one year after the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan called into question the safety and reliability of nuclear power. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

ANOTHER WILD WOMAN STORY. More...

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“Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~Lauren Bacall