August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Friend, Long-Serving Firetruck, Leaves Mahopac

Dry eyes were at a premium outside Mahopac FD headquarters early Tuesday morning when an old friend—a 1977 Oren fire truck that served the region’s firefighting force with pride and distinction for 35 years, was placed atop a trailer truc More...

Dumb and Dumber: Teens Charged After Posting Photo On Instagram

Not too bright—that’s the way Carmel Police reacted to four teens who, after allegedly damaging 20 mailboxes in the Mahopac-Mahopac Falls-Carmel area Monday, were nabbed when one of the youths reportedly posted a photo of the crime on Ins More...

A Pitch for Putnam’s ‘Cyclosportif’

On the porch of Libby and George Pataki’s home overlooking the Hudson River, bicycling enthusiast and businessman John Eustice on Monday evening pitched his vision for the Putnam Cycling Classic. More...

All Shook Up for 41st Senate Seat

For years in New York state, incumbents in the state Legislature faced little opposition, and most won even if they did have a solid opponent. More...

Politics

Paul Morini Follows in Family Footsteps

Paul Morini has made it official. The 46-year-old Southeast resident will be seeking Putnam Legislature District Seat 7 being vacated by Dan Birmingham, who has decided not to seek re-election in November. More...

Around the County

Brewster Schools Partner With Local Market, Library

Young adults with special needs are receiving job training this summer thanks to a partnership created by the Brewster School District, Kobacker's Market and the Brewster Public Library. More...

Police Make DWI Arrests Across Region

Residents of Carmel, Brewster, Patterson and New Fairfield, Ct. face hearings next month following their arrests last weekend for DWI by members of the Putnam Sheriff's Department. More...

Back-to-School Time at Putnam CAP

Putnam Community Action Program’s (CAP) “Back to School Supply Project” which over the years has proven to be an enormous resource to families in need gets underway next week. More...

Sports

Mahopac Football Readies for New Season

MAHOPAC – It is a perfect morning in Mahopac, where the Mahopac High School football team has been blessed with a sunny sky, relatively cool temperatures for an August day in the Hudson Valley, and virtually no humidity. More...

Lasaponara vs. Lasaponara makes it interesting for ‘Pac

MAHOPAC – Last year, it wasn’t so bad. Mahopac High School assistant football coach Joe Lasaponara was able to look across the field at his son, Joe Jr., wearing the uniform of the John Jay-East Fishkill varsity team. More...

Mahopac Indians Football Schedule

Last Year’s Record: 2-7Saturday, Sept. 22, at John Jay-East Fishkill, 1:30 p.m. Returning Starters Offense: 5 Friday, Sept. 28, vs. 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 

Wiliam Ros Beal , Jr.

William Ross Beal, Jr., 74, passed away in the comfort of his home and family on Saturday, August 18, 2012. He was born in Brewster on February 22, 1938, he was the son of the late William Ross Beal, Sr. and Florence L. (Simms) Beal. More...

Michela  P. Wright

Michela P. Wright died on August 18, 2012, in Carmel, New York. She was born on September 16, 1927, in Manhattan and educated in New York City schools. She moved to Carmel in 1968 via (in the main) Los Angeles, California and Milton, New York. More...

Breaking News - 8/23/2012 3:18 PM

Local Officials Thrilled at Court Ruling Against MTA Tax  Free Access 

Decision could upend what remains of the unpopular levy

Local officials were thrilled Thursday by a decision in Nassau County State Supreme Court that struck down the MTA payroll tax as unconstitutional. More...

Legislators Crack Over Sidewalk Repairs in Carmel

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...

John Kach and Jerry Guglielmo United Again In Spirit  Free Access 

Monday’s first annual Jerry Guglielmo Memorial Golf Tourney planned for the Centennial Golf Club in Carmel will not only recall the life of a philanthropic man who dedicated his life to helping others but will also benefit a courageous Carmel High Sc More...

Large Crowds Enjoy Pow-Wow

The Daniel Nimham Pow-Wow

Large crowds were on hand at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park last weekend for what has become a late summer’s county tradition—The Daniel Nimham Pow-Wow. More...

McLaughlin to Star in Broadway’s Lion King

Caleb and Caitlyn McLaughlin are Broadway bound! More...

General Stories

Countywide Recycling May be on Horizon

Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Allen Beals believes the time has come for Putnam County to implement a countywide recycling program. More...

15 Graduate from Rigorous Fire School

Fifteen young men and women from Carmel to Cold Spring are the latest to join Putnam’s firefighting force. More...

Arcing Wires Trap Man Inside Wrecked Car

A Mahopac man's alleged intoxication probably saved his life. Carmel Police were summoned to Buckshollow Road in Mahopac last Thursday at 10 p.m. for a report of a vehicle versus utility pole crash causing a power outage. More...

Enterprise

Putnam County: Your Stay-cation Destination

The month of August is a great time to spend seven days in exotic destinations such as—Putnam County. Seriously. Let's consider a few options. More...

Odell, County Execs, Announce Support for Tappan Zee Replacement

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell in Tarrytown last week, said, “This project is more than likely one of the largest projects that New Yorkers will be undertaking as far as transportation More...

Job Growth Reported Throughout the Region

The news is encouraging. Private sector employment in the tricounty Putnam-Westchester-Rockland region grew by 3.1 percent for the 12 month period ending July 31, 2012. More...

Letters to the Editor

Supports Senior Housing

Dear Editor: I am a current resident at the senior housing complex located at 50 Main Street in the Village of Brewster which was constructed by The Putnam Community Foundation. More...

The Persistent Telemarketing Call

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Hayworth Responded on Irene

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