April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Man Shoves Wife from Car; Flees with Toddler

18-month-old later found safe

What began as a domestic dispute between a Carmel man and his wife turned ugly Tuesday when Jeffrey Hanlon was accused of pushing the woman out of the family’s vehicle as it traveled along Route 202 at Route 100 in Croton Falls. More...

Mahopac Man to Deploy Overseas for Fourth Time

And son announces Eagle Scout project at Mahopac American Legion

Lt. Col. Robert Bensburg is an American hero. More...

Across Putnam, 22 Seek School Board Seats

Twenty-two residents of Putnam County will be seeking Board of Education seats during next month’s school wide general elections. More...

Politics

Voter Turnout is Expected to be a Record Low for Coming Primary

With Republican Presidential Primary Contest Virtually Over

New York’s Republican Presidential Primary is Tuesday, but elections officials are expecting weak turnout. More...

Around the County

Mary Bodor Honored as ‘Local Hero’

Carmel News

Mary Bodor of Patterson is this year’s Putnam Community Action Program’s (CAP) Local Hero. Bodor was recognized last Friday at the CAP annual luncheon held in Carmel. More...

New Members Recruited

Fire, EMS volunteers sought in Kent, Mahopac

Fire and EMS calls continue to increase across Putnam and two of the county’s busier departments have scheduled open houses this weekend in an attempt to interest residents to join their local fire department. More...

Sex Offender Housing Vexes County

Carmel News

The recent return of Level 3 sex offenders to Putnam County has many residents throughout the area up in arms. More...

Enterprise

Enterprise

Walking to Stamp Out Heart Disease, Stroke

As Chairwoman preparing for the upcoming Putnam Heart Walk, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a terrific executive leadership team and meeting some very courageous survivors of America’s Number 1 and Number 4 killers. More...

Sports

Bears Open Week with Sloppy Loss, Rebound with Three Wins

BREWSTER—Brewster coach Lisa Delzio wasn’t thrilled with her team’s performance in a 7-4 loss to RCK last Tuesday, but the Bears managed to shake off that setback and come back with three big wins – sweeping two from Yorktown, More...

Fitzgerald RBI Double Lifts Brewster to 4-3 Win Over Lourdes

Bears also drop two to Yorktown, rip Pawling

BREWSTER—Sean Fitzgerald’s RBI double in the top of the seventh inning drove in Matt Ghelarducci from first base with the game-winning run Monday, as the Brewster High baseball team posted a 4-3 win over Our Lady of Lourdes in a non-leagu More...

‘Pac Stays Hot, Tops Putnam Valley, John Jay, Lakeland

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High baseball team continued its strong play last week, picking up a 4-0 win over Putnam Valley Monday, after topping John Jay, 9-4, Saturday, and beating Lakeland, 8-7, the prior Tuesday at home. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Louise W. Chirasello  Free Access 

Visitation Friday, Services Saturday

Louise W. Chirasello, age 96, a lifelong Brewster resident, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Purdys, NY. Born in Brewster on December 16, 1915, Louise was the daughter of Wilbur and Mary (Eastwood) Russell. More...

Anne M. Shea  Free Access 

Visitation Sunday, Services Monday

Anne M. Shea, 81, of Lake Carmel, died peacefully, with her family at her side, at Putnam Hospital on April 18, 2012.   Born in New York City on March 31, 1931, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Teehan Sullivan. More...

MILDRED ERMILIO

Mildred Ermilio of Brewster died Tuesday April 17, 2012, in Danbury, CT, at the age of 100. Ms. Ermilio was born December 12, 1911, in New York City, daughter of the late Rocco and Rosa (Martocci) Ermilio. More...

Anne M. Shea  Free Access 

Visitation Sunday, Services Monday

Anne M. Shea, 81, of Lake Carmel, died peacefully, with her family at her side, at Putnam Hospital on April 18, 2012.   Born in New York City on March 31, 1931, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Teehan Sullivan. More...

Louise W. Chirasello  Free Access 

Visitation Friday, Services Saturday

Louise W. Chirasello, age 96, a lifelong Brewster resident, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Purdys, NY. Born in Brewster on December 16, 1915, Louise was the daughter of Wilbur and Mary (Eastwood) Russell. More...

Staying Alive for the Prom

Drill aimed to show dangers of mixing driving and drinking

Screaming “victims” of a head-on crash calling for “help;” the wails of police, fire and ambulance sirens; a medivac helicopter hovering over the scene. More...

Arms Acres: Restoring Hope to Broken Lives  Free Access 

Painter, designer and philanthropist Winifred Arms was certainly an amazing woman: As the story goes, her second husband, Robert Arms, was a recovering alcoholic, who was known for his compassion to those who were suffering with addiction and would e More...

Simpler Name and Logo for Museum

The Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum on Saturday unveiled a simpler new name and logo: the Putnam History Museum. More...

General Stories

Carmel Bagel Deli North Opens in Kent

Kent Supervisor Kathy Doherty Sunday credited entrepreneur Kevin Stenger with aiding the resurgence of the Lake Carmel-Kent business community. More...

In Memoriam: Barbara Gross

Barbara loved the northern California coastline. Our final visit to Napa Valley was during the summer of 2008.

In the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “Each of us now has our own memories—some we share—some we hold quietly in our hearts. The heart has its own memory, like the mind. More...

‘Ladies of the Lakes’ Lend a Hand to Humane Society

The Ladies Auxiliary of Our Lady of the Lakes Council—The “Ladies of the Lakes”—has recently formed and is proud to announce its first major donation to the Putnam Humane Society. More...

School News

Budget Carries Smallest Increase in 12 Years

Carmel School Budget Benefits from State Aid

The Carmel Board of Education has adopted its 2012-2013 budget that carries a 1.4 percent budget-to-budget increase, the lowest hike in more than a dozen years. More...

High School Students Tour Indian Point

Carmel engineering class

Students enrolled in the Carmel High School Principles of Engineering class experienced a unique opportunity last week when visiting the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan for a first-hand look at how nuclear power was generated. More...

Brewster-Cornell Connection Strong

High School Hails Tie to Cornell

The Brewster High School-Cornell University connection is alive and well. More...

Editorials

Courier Archives

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

82 Years Ago 2 Apr. 18, 1930 THE COST OF WAR. We are accustomed to think of war only in terms of the loss of life and of property while the conflict is still raging. More...

Worship Services

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...

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