August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Ryder Farm Next Up for Bicentennial

It’s been a year of Bicentennial celebrations across Putnam County. More...

Killer DiPippo: 25 to Life

Anthony DiPippo learned his fate Friday in Putnam County Court when sentenced a second time to 25 years to life in prison for the 1994 brutal rape and murder of Josette Wright, the 12-year-old Carmel Middle School student. More...

Toe-Tapping Music Opens for Legislature

Attendees at last week’s regular monthly meeting of the Putnam Legislature received quite a treat when three residents of Kent continued the county’s Bicentennial musical celebration. More...

Politics

Ball Kicks Off Campaign; Opens Carmel Headquarters

Dozens of people were on hand at the Putnam Plaza in Carmel last Saturday when State Senator Greg Ball kicked off his re-election campaign by opening a headquarters in Carmel. More...

Nan Hayworth Talks With Seniors

Putnam Valley seniors had a chance last week to take their concerns to a host of government officials, including Congresswoman Nan Hayworth. More...

Around the County

Dogs Left in Steaming Vehicle Lead to Arrest of Carmel Man

Two small dogs left inside a steaming vehicle while its owner went shopping has led to the arrest of a Carmel man on animal cruelty charges. More...

High Heat + Utility Bill = Fight, Arrests in Brewster

The National Weather Service last week reported the summer of 2012 as one of the hottest on record. More...

16-year old Mahopac Youth Charged with Armed Robbery

A 16-year-old Mahopac youth and two 15-year-olds from Peekskill are facing felony charges of armed robbery for allegedly accosting a man at the Metro North Peekskill Railroad station. More...

Sports

Olympics Games Make Impact on Local Coaches, Kids

Striving for success a motivator

The 2012 Summer Olympics might have ended on Sunday in London, but the memories will certainly live on for many – including some area coaches who watched with great interest. More...

Brewster Football Gunning for Respect This Year

The Brewster High School football team is sporting some new clothing this year. No, it’s not one of those dramatic alternate uniform things. It’s not a change in school colors. More...

New Coach Mulvihill Looking to Make Imprint on Bears’ Program

BREWSTER – This is how the last seven years have gone for the Brewster High School varsity football program. 2011: 3-5 2010: 3-5 2009: 2-6 2008: 5-4 2007: 3-6 2006: 3-6 2005: 3-6 More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Breaking News - 8/17/2012 10:30 AM

Daniel Baker  Free Access 

Visitation Friday, Services Saturday

Daniel Baker, 82, of Wappinger Falls, formerly of Carmel, entered into eternal rest August 14 at Vassar Brothers Hospital.He was born November 5, 1929 to Eva (Barrett) Baker and Daniel Baker, Sr. More...

John Harold Knoepel

John Harold Knoeppel, formerly of Mahopac, passed away on July 13, 2012. He was born February 14, 1937, in New York City and raised in Yonkers. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1954 and served four years. More...

Pamela I. Kaner

Pamela I. Kaner of Brewster, New York, died unexpectedly on Monday August 6, 2012, in Carmel, New York at the age of 59. Ms. Kaner was born April 24, 1953, in New York City, and is survived by her parents, both of New York City. More...

Breaking News - 8/23/2012 7:33 AM

Some Legislators Upset Over Sidewalk Work  Free Access 

Others say some delay inevitable

The summer of 2012 will be remembered as one of great inconvenience for motorists in the hamlet of Carmel due to sidewalk construction along Route 6. More...

Odell supports Tappan Zee Bridge replacement plan  Free Access 

Says important to economy

Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell is supporting the $5.2 billion plan to replacing the aging Tappan Zee Bridge. More...

New Turf Ready to Roll at Mahopac High Field

Mahopac Superintendent of Schools Thomas Manko was a happy man Monday as crews placed the finishing touches on the new turf Mahopac High School athletic field. More...

Four Teens Injured in Freak Crash with Dumpster

Carmel Police described it as a crash between a large dumpster and a Nissan sedan -- and the steel container won out. More...

New Storm, Commuter Delays

Area residents were rudely awakened Wednesday by loud booms of thunder, heavy rain, strong winds, and damaging lightning caused by another of the summer’s violent storms. The inclement weather moved across Putnam at 3:30 a.m. More...

Route 311 Work to Hinder Traffic

Construction crews have moved onto Route 311 in Patterson, and for the next four months will be re-decking a bridge that carries traffic over the East Branch of the Croton River. More...

General Stories

Protecting Consumers at the Pump

The price of gasoline continues to escalate at the pump and the Putnam County Consumer Affairs Office wants to make sure customers receive every penny of the fuel purchased. More...

Wine Connoisseurs Converge on Putnam Park

Wine flowed like water last weekend at Putnam County’s 2nd annual International Wine and Food Fest at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park. More...

Native American Pow-Wow Takes Place This Weekend in Putnam

Native Americans from across the eastern U.S. and Canada will converge on the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park this weekend for what has become a late summer’s tradition—The Daniel Nimham Pow-Wow. More...

Enterprise

Considering the Impact of Thruway Toll Hikes

A massive 45 percent increase has been proposed in the tolls paid by commercial vehicles on the New York State Thruway, in order to close a major budget gap. More...

School News

New Special Education Director in Brewster

The welcome mat is out this week in the Brewster School District. Selena Fischer, a 30-year career educator in the Middletown School District, has assumed the rank of Special Education Director in Brewster. Why Brewster? More...

High School Welcomes Teacher from China

Brewster High School has once again been selected to host a native Mandarin-speaking teacher from China as part of the Chinese Guest Teacher Program. More...

Mahopac Schools to Offer Healthy Meals

Healthy and nutritious meals will be offered in the Mahopac School District starting next month when schools bells ring in the new term. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

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“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke