April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Carmel businessman pleads guilty to defrauding bank  Free Access 

$2 million said to be involved

A Carmel business executive is facing a 20-year federal prison term for defrauding a bank out of more than $2 million by submitting duplicate invoices. More...

Putnam Valley man dies from injuries in fire  Free Access 

Was carrying ashes outside

 An elderly Putnam Valley man was pronounced dead Saturday at Hudson Valley Hospital Center after suffering serious burns outside his Peekskill Hollow Road residence. More...

Sparks Fly on County Sale of Building

Executive wants to consolidate space

Contentious debate punctuated last week’s meeting of the Legislature’s Physical Services Committee, as lawmakers and County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell exchanged barbs over the sale of an office building in downtown Carmel. More...

State: Mahopac Man Had Two Illegal Landfills, Harmed Water

Croton Falls Reservoir polluted, state alleges

A Putnam County businessman known as the “Dirtman of Mahopac” is facing felony charges for allegedly operating two illegal landfills in the Carmel-Mahopac area. More...

Politics

Katz challenge to Ball folds  Free Access 

Health issues cited by Katz

In a striking turn, Assemblyman Steve Katz has decided to seek reelection and has withdrawn from challenging State Senator Greg Ball for his seat in the New York State Legislature. More...

Around the County

Mahopac Falls FD Recruits New Members

News from Mahopac

Putnam County’s third-busiest fire department recruited several new members last Saturday at the Mahopac Falls FD Open House. More...

Lake Carmel Suspect Jailed in Break-in

Carmel News

A Lake Carmel man is behind bars for allegedly breaking into a Mahopac residence last month and stealing personal items and jewelry when the 16-year-old daughter of the homeowner was home alone. More...

Help Honor Local Vets by Placing Flags On Graves

TheBrewster Standard Covering Southeast & Brewster

Every year in preparation for Memorial Day, a band of volunteers descends upon the cemeteries of Southeast, and a small American Flag is placed on the grave of every veteran buried in the town – from the Revolutionary War to present-day confli More...

Enterprise

Economy Rising Somewhere; Sales Tax Receipts Climbing

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

Enterprise

Keeping Putnam ‘Open For Business’

Last fall, a campaign began that has the noble and lofty goal of reshaping and re-energizing New York’s ailing economy through incentivizing of good business planning and public-private partnerships by local communities. More...

Sports

Yarusso to Play Lacrosse at Manhattan

Was Brewster standout

Megan Yarusso, currently a Brewster Bear, will become a Manhattan Jasper this fall. The vivacious 17-year-old senior at Brewster High School, signed a letter of intent last week to attend the Riverdale campus on a full lacrosse scholarship. More...

Mahopac Girls Maul Tigers, Hang On vs. Arlington

Indians improve to 6-0-1

MAHOPAC—Kaitlin Nolan delivered five goals, and Tori DiFusco had four goals and dished out an assist to lead the Mahopac High girls lacrosse team to an 18-8 win over White Plains in a game played last Friday at Baldwin Meadows Park in Mahopac. More...

‘Pac Picks Up Sweep of Rival Rams, Drops Lourdes to Stay Unbeaten

Three wins bring record to 8-0-1

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High baseball team grabbed two of the most satisfying wins of the season last week – sweeping both ends of a home-andhome series from cross-town rival Carmel – and the Indians capped the week with a 5-4 win Satur More...

Breaking News - 5/2/2012 11:57 AM

Four Killed In Carmel Fire  Free Access 

Updated 11 a.m. Tuesday

An inferno has claimed the lives of four members of a Carmel family.   Flames engulfed the Sullivan residence on Wyndham Lane with More...

Sybil Ludington rides again  Free Access 

Historic ride is reenacted for Bicentennial

 Sybil Ludington rode again last Saturday along the same route the heroine of the American Revolutionary War galloped through the countryside alerting American colonial forces that the British were burning Danbury. More...

Hell's Angel from Putnam Sentenced in Firearms Case  Free Access 

Lengthy record contributed to prison time

An admitted member of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club will be calling a federal penitentiary home for the next 15 years after being found in the possession of a firearm. More...

School Club Hosts Senior Citizens Prom

Dancing and romancing at 99

Tony Rubino may be 99 years old, but the youthful soon-to-be centenarian danced the afternoon away last Saturday at the Lakeview Manor in Southeast thanks to the Interact Club at Brewster High School. More...

Outcome Clear, Turnout Low in Primary

With the outcome a foregone conclusion, Tuesday’s Presidential Primary in Putnam County resulted in the smallest vote turnout in county history. More...

‘Angels Unaware’ for This Putnam Woman

In the New Testament, the scripture says in the book of Hebrews 13:2: “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels unaware.” Lifelong Putnam County resident Kathleen O’Conner certainly c More...

General Stories

DiPippo Trial Underway in Carmel

Witness to killing testifies

It was one of Putnam County’s most heinous crimes, and now a Patterson man who has spent the last 15 years in state prison for brutally killing a 12-year-old Carmel girl is again in court. More...

Kent Historical Society to Reenact Ludington’s Ride

This Saturday, watch a symbolic reenactment of Sybil Ludington’s daring ride to warn the militia of the sacking of Danbury. Join the Kent Historical Society at 1 p.m. as it celebrates the Bicentennial of Putnam County. More...

Kent Police Welcome New, but Familiar, Officer to Chief’s Job

Call him Kent Police Chief Alex Di- Vernieri. More...

School News

Aparna Nair-Kenneganti Is State Geography Champ

The Brewster Standard, Covering Southeast & Brewster

When it comes to geography, Brewster Middle School student Aparna Nair-Kenneganti ranks among the best in the United States. More...

Mahopac School Board Adopts $112.4M Budget

Tax levy up by 2.43 %

The Mahopac Board of Education has adopted a $112,425,161 budget for the 2012-2013 school year. More...

Mahopac Teachers Agree to New Contract

Provides stability for district, small raises

Three years of collective bargaining came to a conclusion this week when the Mahopac Board of Education and Mahopac Teachers Association agreed to a four-year contract retroactive to July 1, 2009. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Louise W. Chiraselo

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. She attended schools in Danbury, Ct. More...

Vincent G. Roberto Sr.

Vincent G. Roberto Sr., a longtime resident of Mahopac, and formerly of Yonkers, died Thursday April 19, 2012. He was 90. More...

Anne M. Shea

Anne M. Shea, 81, of Lake Carmel, died peacefully, with her family at her side, at Putnam Hospital on April 18, 2012. More...

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