May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Accused in fatal DWI crash to be given 6-day leave  Free Access 

Unusual release prompted by child's birth

A Stormville man accused of killing a Bronx woman on Route 22 in a tragic Southeast crash nearly 18 months ago will be permitted to leave the Putnam Correctional Facility for six days after his second child is born. More...

Putnam Welcomes ‘Ships of the Desert’

Two camels home at Green Chimneys

A pair of 1,500-pound two-year-old Bactrian camels native to India and Asia were blessed and turned over to the Green Chimneys School Monday to assist emotionally challenged and behaviorally problem children. More...

Lads, Lasses Enjoy Annual Feis

Call it the “luck of the Irish!” After four consecutive years of inclement weather on “feis day” Irish- Americans were blessed Sunday with ideal weather when the hills and dales surrounding the Putnam County Park were alive wi More...

Politics

Breaking News - 5/25/2012 11:03 AM

Conklin Ousted  Free Access 

Legislature Chairwoman declines to run

 Putnam Legislator Mary Conklin's six-year tenure will end on December 31. The Patterson Republican Town Committee endorsed Councilwoman Ginny Nacerino for the District No.4 seat Thursday after Conklin decided against seeking reelection. More...

County Sues to Recover Land; State Wants Grant Back

Dilemma for DiVestea, Putnam Community Foundation

In what could be a significant development in the unwinding of corrupt state senator Vincent Leibell’s dealings, the state of New York has declared that a $2 million grant to the non-profit foundation the longtime senator started is in default. More...

Putnam to Reduce Number of Coroners

But how many does county need?

Beginning in 2013, the number of Putnam coroners will be reduced to either two or three. More...

Around the County

Police Memorial Day Celebrated

Service remembers those killed in line of duty

A bell tolled after the name of an officer killed in the line of duty across New York State in 2011 was recited. More...

Alleged Drunken Woman Attacks Cop

Carmel News

A Carmel police officer is nursing lacerations and scratch marks this week after allegedly being attacked by an Orange County woman who authorities said was intoxicated at the time. More...

‘Carmel and Crafts’ Subject of History Talk

Carmel News

Carmel history buff Greg Amato is putting the finishing touches on “Carmel and Crafts,” a program he and Margie Nichols Keith will present along with Carmel Historian Brian Vangor at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4, in the Michael T. More...

Sports

Indians Shake Off Doldrums, Roll to Tantalos Tourney Title

‘Pac picks up offense in tourney wins over Panas, JJ

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High baseball team went into Saturday’s Tantalos tournament having gone 1-5 in their last six games. More...

Mahopac’s D’Ambrosio Provides the Spark at Top of ‘Pac Lineup

Mahopac senior named Courier Athlete of Month

Vin D’Ambrosio Senior, Mahopac High School More...

Carmel Hoping to Ride Hot Streak Right into Playoffs

Rams have won six straight, 13 of last 14; Brewster drops last two, but Bears set for tournament

CARMEL—Since opening the season with just two wins in their first six games (2-3-1), the Carmel High baseball team has been on a tear. 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...

Breaking News - 5/29/2012 9:58 PM

Fire said to be 'not suspicious' in origin  Free Access 

Investigation continues into cause, however

 Police and fire officials are continuing their investigation into the May 1 blaze in Carmel that killed four members of the Sullivan family. While Police Chief Michael Johnson reported Tuesday that the "investigation was on-going," h More...

Breaking News - 5/27/2012 9:39 PM

Large crowds for Memorial Day observances  Free Access 

Increasing interest hailed

UPDATED: Large crowds for Memorial Day observances in Putnam. Watchfires, ceremonies, more. More...

Staphylococcus food poisoning cause of Mother's Day nightmare  Free Access 

150 sickened at celebratory lunch

Lab results released Thursday by the Putnam Health Department revealed that staphylococcus food poisoning was the cause of the Mother's Day nightmare at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs. More...

Fire’s Cause Still Unknown

Expert review continues in fatal Carmel blaze

Police and fire officials are continuing their investigation into the May 1 blaze in Carmel that killed four members of the Sullivan family, and have delayed announcing findings. More...

Katz Calls for Mandate Relief

Joined by Odell, Smith, school officials

Assemblyman Steve Katz is tired of Albany dragging its heels and last Friday before a news conference attended by a dozen governmental and school officials from both Putnam and Westchester, the first-term lawmaker demanded mandate relief. More...

Carmel Middle School Bomb Threat a Hoax

Officials have promised to prosecute to the fullest extent those responsible for a bomb threat Wednesday morning at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel. More...

Perfect Weather Makes Kids’ Day a Great Success

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

General Stories

Seniors Recognized at RSVP Luncheon

Three hundred fifty “seasoned citizens” crowded into Sciortino's Restaurant in Brewster last Friday for Putnam's 39th annual RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) recognition luncheon. More...

Plans finalized for Relay for Life

Set for June 2

Relay for Life is one of Putnam’s most emotional and well attended events of the year. More...

High School Diplomas Now Available for Veterans

It’s never too late to receive that high school diploma. More...

Enterprise

Chamber Members, and An Important Task For Our Economic Future

Enterprise

Many people believe that Putnam County will benefit from a targeted, “cluster development” of industry, utilizing our county’s unique attributes such as proximity to New York City and the Hudson River, access to multiple transportat More...

School News

Ailes to Mount Saint Mary Grads: Embrace Change  Free Access 

Putnam Grads Listed

Launching into the future after four years of diligent study, Mount Saint Mary College recognized 654 bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates during an outdoor ceremony, held May 19 on the campus overlooking the Hudson River. More...

211 Trout Released by Students

Henry Wells students raised the fish

The excitement reached a fevered pitch when 35 sixth and seventh graders enrolled at the Henry Wells Middle School in Brewster released 211 fingersized brown trout that were raised in their classroom since last fall. More...

Scholarships, Service Awards for Trio

Police group helps students

Three young people from the Carmel area received applause and pats-ontheback when members of the Stephen Driscoll Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) granted them community service awards and scholarships. More...

Columns

Hayworth on the Ultimate Women’s Issue

Perspective

President Obama recently addressed the graduating class of Barnard, the distinguished women’s college, at their commencement. I wonder if he was honest about the dire economic future they face. More...

Courier Archives

84 Years Ago May 25, 1928

HISTORY OF HAVILAND HOLLOW METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Dedicated in 1868 It Has Served as the Center for Religious Worship in That Community Since Then. Former Pastors Tell of Years of Service There More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Roderick McNeil, Sr.

Roderick McNeill, Sr., of Brewster, NY, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in New Haven. More...

Linda C. McGovern

Mrs. Linda McGovern, of Hopewell Junction, formerly of Lake Carmel, passed away peacefully at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, on Thursday May 17, 2012. She was 75 years old. More...

Stephen Flanders

Steve “Grumpy” Flanders from Carmel, long time resident of White Plains, died peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on May 18 at the age of 76, surrounded by his loving family. More...

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