March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Science Fair Brings Out Best of the Best

Nearly 300 students attending the George Fischer Middle School created 172 projects that received rave reviews last weekend at the school’s 36th annual Science Fair. More...

Bicentennial has Putnam Looking to Spruce Up Gleneida Shoreline

Spurred by the Bicentennial and the shoreline’s sorry appearance, Putnam County government is determined to work with officials from the Big Apple in meeting rigorous requirements to maintain the shoreline of one of the region’s most pict More...

Brewster Man Killed in Southeast Crash

A resident of Brewster Heights died Monday behind the wheel of his car when it was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle that, according to police, crossed into the oncoming lane in a No Passing Zone. More...

General Stories

Teen Lucky to be Alive Following Crash

A 19-year-old Lake Carmel man is lucky to be alive following a flaming one car crash on Fair Street in Patterson. The Putnam 911 Dispatch Center received several calls last week at 11:30 p.m. More...

Putnam SPCA Investigates Animal Cruelty

Chief Ken Ross of the Putnam County SPCA called the discovery of an emaciated dog found wandering along Mooney Hill Road in Patterson “one of the worst cases of animal cruelty ever reported in Putnam County.” More...

Legislators Tap Residents for Boards

Putnam Legislators have recently made a variety of appointments to county boards. More...

Enterprise

Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb

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

Enterprise

A New Era Begins At The Putnam County Visitors Bureau

With the news that former New York First Lady Libby Pataki will replace longtime Visitors Bureau chief Valerie Hickman at the helm of that organization, it marked the end of a distinguished career for the feisty, passionate tourism advocate. More...

Business Students Recognized

Fourteen students enrolled in business education classes at Carmel High School have been recognized by the College of Westchester at the 38th annual Student Success Awards Program. More...

Editorials

Entergy PR Does Not Change The Facts

Sunday, March 11, was the first anniversary of the start of the ongoing nuclear disaster in Fukushima. More...

Katz Explains Vote On Tier VI Pension Issue

I recently voted against the Tier VI Pension Plan before the NY State Assembly because it in no way matched the original intention of the legislation. More...

Letters to the Editor

Learning From Arts-on-the-Lake Example

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Praise for Women of Distinction Effort

To the Editor: I would like to thank Senator Ball for traveling to the towns, villages and cities within his district to accept nominations for his first district wide Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. More...

Neil Di Carlo Announces Candidacy For State Senate

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Obituaries  Free Access 

DANIEL P. ‘DANNY’ DOLAN

Daniel P. Dolan of Dover Plains, died Saturday March 24, 2012, after a brief illness. He was 49. He was born January 15, 1963, in Mt. Kisco, son of the late Joseph and Anne (McGrath) Dolan. More...

ADAM MARK SECHNY

Adam Mark Sechny of Brewster died Monday March 26, 2012, in Brewster at the age of 26. More...

STEPHEN A. MITCHELL

Stephen A. Mitchell, of Carmel, formerly of Brewster, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Danbury. He was 52. He was born May 20, 1959, in Ocean City, N.J., son of Janet (Mehall) Mitchell of Palm Harbor, Fla. and the late Reynolds Mitchell. More...

Breaking News - 3/31/2012 6:27 PM

Two second place winners in Mega Millions sold in Putnam  Free Access 

It's not first, but it's not bad

It's not $640 million—but $250,000 isn't bad either. While three ticket holders in Kansas, Maryland and Illinois selected the winning numbers in Friday's Mega Millions jackpot and will split the top prize of $640 million, two second place tick More...

Breaking News - 3/30/2012 6:32 PM

Former cop shoots up home  Free Access 

.45-caliber gun used; was confrontation with police sought?

Former Brewster Police Officer Pat Frezza was admitted to Putnam Hospital Center Friday after firing three rounds from a .45 caliber handgun inside his Mahopac home following a dispute with his wife. More...

Traffic Snarl on Taconic

Commuters using the Taconic State Parkway had been warned to expect delays starting Monday due to the rehabilitation of the AMVET Bridge over the Croton Reservoir in Yorktown. And delay was indeed the word. More...

County to Disband Adopt-a-Highway

Putnam County plans to eliminate its Adopt-a-Highway program. More...

Win for Prosecutor in DiPippo Retrial

Visiting Westchester County Court Judge Barry Warhit sided with Putnam prosecutors Tuesday when hearing allegations from attorneys representing convicted murderer Anthony DiPippo, who had demanded that a special prosecutor be retained for his retrial More...

A Railroad Buff Recalls The Old Put

Joe Schiavone of Mahopac is a man who loves railroads and who clearly loves to talk about them – including the storied history of The Old Put, and the days when Putnam had three train lines to bring produce and livestock to New York City. More...

Around the County

Educational Exchange with China Blossoms

The Brewster-Chinese connection is alive and well thanks to the efforts of young musicians from both Putnam County and Shanghai. More...

Towns React to Proposed County Rules on Minimum Elevator Sizes

Officials in Southeast and Philipstown have reacted to suggestions made by the county’s Emergency Services Safety Advisory Board that has been studying issues relating to making Putnam a safer place in which to live, work and raise a family. More...

Putnam ARC Seeks to Give Back

Putnam ARC, the leading provider of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities in Putnam County, will take part in a week-long volunteer project in conjunction with its state parent, a project known as “NYSARC Gives Back.& More...

School News

Bullying Called a Problem in Putnam

Three dozen young people from all corners of Putnam County were on hand in Carmel last Thursday for a roundtable discussion on bullying. More...

Clean Air Bus Grant Headed to Mahopac

Air will be cleaner around the Mahopac School District’s Transportation Depot in Mahopac Falls thanks to a $100,000 grant received from NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority). More...

High School Students to Teach German

Mahopac High School students are offering a German Language Hour program for elementary school-aged children on three Saturdays mornings this spring at the Mahopac Public Library. Songs, snacks and crafts are included. More...

Sports

Bears Hoping Depth, Experience Take Lacrosse Team to Next Level

Brewster loses Biondi, but returns rest of lineup

BREWSTER—For this spring’s Brewster High girls lacrosse team, there’s good news and not-so-good news. More...

Mahopac Baseball Looking for More Consistency this Spring

MAHOPAC—After an up and down season last year, the Mahopac High baseball team is looking for more consistency from a well-balanced group of experienced seniors and promising juniors. More...

Bears Counting on Experienced Defense to Keep Team in Games

BREWSTER—A young Brewster High lacrosse team battled its way to a 6-10 record last season, falling to Yorktown in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals. More...

Worship Services

Holy Week Schedule at St. Andrew’s Church

Palm Sunday Service on April 1 includes a puppet show performed by the Sunday School, followed by Blessing of the palms and then the Holy Eucharist including the Passion of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The celebrant will be the Rt. Rev. George Ninan. More...

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line.

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...

Easter Breakfast at Patterson Baptist

For the first time in its 260-plus years, Patterson Baptist Church decided to do something this Easter that it has never done before. They will be having a Breakfast Buffet, at 9:30 a.m. More...

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