May 31, 2012 RSS feed / General Stories

Bear killed in Patterson

A bear cub was struck and killed by a car on Route 22 in Patterson on Memorial Day. The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received several calls reporting a bear lying in the middle of the road around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. More...

Mahopac Falls FD Recognizes 1,346 Years of Service

Old timers received kudos and applause at Mahopac Falls FD headquarters when the department hosted its 27th annual Old Timers Breakfast. More...

Courier Archives

121 Years Ago May 22, 1891

DYNAMITE DISASTER Frightful Explosion of Blasting Powder on the Hudson. A Car Containing Thirty Laborers Blown to Atoms. More...

New, After-School Program for Adults and Kids with Autism, Disabilities

Putnam ARC is pleased to announce the establishment of PARC Pals, an after-school program for children with autism and developmental disabilities. More...

Children’s Leather Workshop in Southeast

On Saturday, June 23rd, at 10:30 a.m. the Southeast Museum will hold a Children’s Leather Workshop. Leather hides and skins of animals were widely used by the Colonists for clothing, bags and other necessities. More...

Cartoonist R. Sikoryak at Arts on the Lake

Cartoonist Robert Sikoryak will give an illustrated talk, Masterpiece Comics, at Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52, Lake Carmel, on Sunday, June 3, at 4 pm. More...

Dance the Salsa Like a Star at Library

Has “Dancing with the Stars” inspired you to learn a few dance moves? Come to Mahopac Public Library in June and learn to dance the Salsa! More...

MSG Varsity to Televise Mahopac Lacrosse Friday

MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s network dedicated to all things high school, will televise the Mahopac HS vs. Mamaroneck HS boys lacrosse game Friday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. on Cablevision’s Optimum Channel 14. More...

Brewster’s Kate Banfield Wins Pegasus Horse Show Award

Amid a cheering crowd of family, friends and proud instructors, student Kate Banfield of Brewster earned her class’s Best Half Seat award at the 31st annual Pegasus Horse Show on May 20. More...

Holiday Crashes Keep Police and EMS Busy

The long holiday weekend got underway on a rather inauspicious note in Putnam County when police reported six crashes last Friday that sent victims to Putnam Hospital Center, Danbury Hospital and Hudson Valley Hospital Center with non-life threatenin More...

Firefighters and EMS Providers Honored for Courage

Dozens of emergency responders from throughout Putnam County were presented with Congressional commendations for their sacrifices, contributions and dedication to public service at the region’s first Initial Responders Recognition ceremony in C More...

Jailed DWI Murder Defendant Gets Reprieve to See Newborn

A Stormville man accused of killing a Bronx woman on Route 22 in a 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...

Cops Arrest Man Who Threatened ‘Suicide by Cop’

A 26-year-old Mahopac man described by police as being distraught after allegedly threatening officers with a knife before agreeing to drop the weapon, ending a standoff that police said could have resulted in “suicide by cop,” was arrest More...

Kent Man Charged with Rape of Teenager

A 27-year-old Kent man is facing up to 25 years in state prison for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl. More...

Hospital Hosts One-Day Childbirth Class on June 30, Register Now

The Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center has scheduled its next oneday prepared childbirth class for Saturday, June 30th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Evening Cabaret Benefit for the Putnam Arts Council

On Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Belle Levine Arts Center, Mahopac, join the Voices of Hope, comprising singers and actors from across the region, as they present a Benefit Cabaretstyle concert celebrating the music of Richard Rogers. More...

Watch Fires Burn Brightly in Putnam

Fires burned brightly in steel drums at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park throughout the holiday weekend to symbolize veterans’ determination of never having their park desecrated again. More...

Library Hosts College Education Seminar

On Saturday, June 2nd, at 10 a.m., Successful Education Solutions founder Jeff Sonnergren will present “College Affordability – Challenges and Solutions” at the Mahopac Public Library. More...

‘Doc’ Lee Memorial Day Fishing Derby

A traditional highlight of Memorial Day in Patterson was observed Monday when the “Doc” Lee Fishing Derby was held sponsored by the Patterson Sportsmen’s Club and the Patterson Fire More...

600 Pair of Stinky Sneakers Get New Life in Mahopac

Six hundred pair of well-worn sneakers are getting new life thanks to students at the Lakeview Elementary School in Mahopac. More...

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