May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Children’s Safety Fair Draws Huge Crowds

Health to fire safety to bike helmets

Putnam County’s 7th annual Children’s Expo and Safety Fair was the best yet. More...

Carmel Fire Probe Continues

Police and fire officials remain tightlipped over a May 1 blaze in Carmel that killed four members of the Sullivan family. More...

General Stories

Anthony DiPippo Trial Cost Taxpayers $16,000

Anthony DiPippo sits in his cell at the Putnam Correctional Facility awaiting sentencing in August that could send him back to state prison for many years to come. More...

Distraught Man Threatens ‘Suicide by Cop’

A man described by police as being distraught allegedly threatened officers with a knife last week before agreeing to drop the weapon, ending a standoff that police said could have resulted in “suicide by cop.” More...

Pair from Lake Carmel Charged with Arms Theft

Two Lake Carmel men are facing a variety of felony charges for allegedly being in the possession of a large cache of assault rifles reportedly taken from a home in Dutchess County during an October 2011 burglary. More...

Enterprise

Kohl’s Reopens to Fanfare

Store shoppers benefit county in sales tax

Kohl’s Department Store in Southeast has reopened with great flair. The store, located off Independence Way, was a beehive of activity for the past two months with the entire interior of the store receiving a facelift. More...

The Economic Value of The Arts

Enterprise

Are the arts significant economic factors for the Hudson Valley? Can a strong emphasis on arts and culture help revitalize our main streets, spur business development and create jobs? More...

Sports

Brewster Girls Pick Up Steam, Run Over Mahopac, Greeley

Bears also fall to Suffern; ‘Huskers and Rebels top Indians

BREWSTER—The Brewster High girls lacrosse team opened last week with a tough, 16-10 loss to Horace Greeley on the road, but the Bears bounced back well – topping Mahopac, 15-9, Friday, then bouncing Greeley, 17-8, Monday on the road. More...

Mahopac Offense Slowed by Patriots, Cornhuskers

Indians lose back-to-back games for first time this season

MAHOPAC—Mahopac Manager Chris Miller knew his team would have to cool off sometime, but Miller and the Indians are sure hoping it isn’t now – as playoffs are fast approaching. More...

Carmel Star Pitcher Signs Letter of Intent

Easton Obojkovits will be hanging up his Carmel Rams baseball jersey in a few weeks after signing a letter of intent to play ball at the Stevens Institute in New Jersey—a college he will be calling home in September. More...

Scores Sickened by Food Poisoning in Kent

Mother's Day picnic gone awry

A Mother’s Day celebration at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs turned distressing Sunday afternoon when scores of guests attending the garden party became sickened with food poisoning and were taken to area hospitals. More...

Deputies Honored for Life Saving

Two veterans of department hailed for quick action

Deputy Sheriffs Keith Blessing and Dan Hunsberger are heroes. The two veteran members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department were recognized by Sheriff Don Smith last week for saving the lives of two individuals under pressing circumstances. More...

Voters OK All Putnam School Budgets

Tax cap impact?

Residents across Putnam County approved each of their school district’s fiscal spending plans for the 2012-2013 school year, all by comfortable margins. More...

Fund Created for Lone Survivor of Fire

Only Thomas Sullivan Jr. survived the fire two weeks ago that took his parents and two sisters. More...

Around the County

Secret Garden Tour is June 9

TheBrewster Standard

The Secret Garden Tour will also feature a house tour of the spectacular and renowned Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house on Petra Island on Lake Mahopac. More...

Saturday is Kids’ Day at Hospital

News from Mahopac

Children of all ages will be on hand at Putnam Hospital Center Saturday for the medical facility’s 7th annual Kids Day celebration. More...

Proud Daisies Assemble Packs for Patients at Putnam Hospital

Members of Carmel Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1094 recently presented Putnam Hospital Center with a dozen backpacks stuffed with items designed to keep children in the hospital’s Emergency Department or Ambulatory Surgery Center both occupied and comfor More...

School News

Voters OK All Putnam School Budgets

Tax cap impact?

Residents across Putnam County approved each of their school district’s fiscal spending plans for the 2012-2013 school year, all by comfortable margins. More...

Students Discuss Future of Brewster High School

TheBrewster Standard

Brewster High School students are planning for the future—not only their own expectations and opportunities—but for the future of their school as well. More...

Thespians Shine at the ‘Dutchies’

Brewster performers hailed

Brewster High School thespians will be traveling to Dutchess Community College May 23 to be recognized as one of the finest group of young performers anywhere in the Hudson Valley. 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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Stanle y C. Budzienski

Stanley C. Budzienski of Great Falls, Montana, died on April 11th, 2012, of cancer at a local care facility at the age of 67. He was a graduate of Carmel High School and a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran. More...

Dorothy (Dot) Carolo

Dorothy (Dot) Carollo, of Brewster, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, May 10, 2012. More...

Joseph Francis Veltri

Joseph Francis Veltri, age 81 and a resident of Lantana, Texas, passed away on May 13, 2012, in Denton, Tex. Born on November 21, 1930, in New Rochelle, N.Y., to Joseph and Angelina Veltri, Joseph served in the U.S. More...

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