October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

District Attorney Probes PBA Theft; $160K Missing?

District Attorney Adam Levy and his staff are investigating an allegation that a former Carmel Police officer who served as treasurer of the Carmel PBA stole funds from the not-for-profit’s treasury. More...

Brewster Man Run Down by Girlfriend

A 27-year old Brewster man suffered life-threatening injuries after being rundown by his lady friend. More...

Paramount Center Shuttered, for Now

In a piece of grim economic and social news, the Paramount Center—the historic performing and visual arts center in the heart of neighboring Peekskill—is now shuttered. More...

Politics

Save My Ride!

County Bus System at Issue

Efforts to keep county spending in check by eliminating two bus routes without enough riders ran into a buzzsaw Tuesday. More...

Local Poll: Debates to Affect Votes for President

Almost half of respondents in a local poll said the presidential debates could affect their vote in November. More...

Around the County

Children’s Author Visits Middle School

Author Robert Lipsyte brought an important message to 8th graders at the Henry Wells Middle School last week: “Before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender.” More...

‘Grin N Bear It’ 5K Run/Walk Benefits High School Teen Driving Program

Brewster High School’s 2nd annual “Grin N Bear It” 5K Walk/Run takes place Sunday along the school’s Southeast campus. More...

Wounded Warrior Project Alive in Putnam

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes but there is not a single quality that defines heroism. More...

Editorials

Courier Archives

82 Years Ago O ct. 10, 1930

AS IT SEEMS TO US JAMES A. Z1CKLER, Editor / WILLITT C. JEWELL, Publisher IN NATIONAL POLITICS More...

Letters to the Editor

Am l Better Off? Absolutely Not

Dear Editor: Barack Obama has asked me that question concerning my situation now vs. four years ago. More...

School Board President on Carmel Bond

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to clarify information and answer questions we have heard regarding the upcoming Capital Project Bond Referendum vote that will take place on October 12, 2012. More...

Supporting Gross for Legislature

Dear Editor: More...

Breaking News - 10/13/2012 8:41 AM

Carmel Voters Reject School Bond  Free Access 

Overwhelming Vote

By a 2-1 margin, residents in the Carmel School District rejected a $4.9 million bond referendum Friday that called for repairs and replacement of infrastructure at Carmel High School.The vote was 368 in favor and 739 opposed. More...

Firefighting Honor: John Bodor Tapped for Michael Neuner Award

When it comes to fire prevention education no one does it better than John Bodor. More...

Brewster Man Rappels 42 Stories

William Tierney never climbed more than 100 feet when working as a tree surgeon years ago. Yet the Brewster man last week rappeled down a 42-story, 470-foot building in Jersey City to raise money for the American Cancer Society. More...

General Stories

Putnam in Day of Prayer

Many of Putnam’s movers and shakers will be up early next Tuesday to attend the county’s Leadership Prayer Breakfast at Putnam National Golf Club in Mahopac. More...

Forum to Discuss Needs of Putnam’s Elderly

The fastest growing segment of Putnam’s population continues to be its senior citizens, now constituting more than 33 percent of the county’s 100,000- plus residents. More...

Tons of Debris Removed

The improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to man and beast alike. More...

Enterprise

Celebrating Putnam’s Rising Business Stars – 40 Under 40

Business communities throughout the Hudson Valley take great pains to celebrate and promote their young professionals, yet in Putnam County this movement has taken longer to catch on. Is it because there’s something wrong with our youth? More...

Sports

Still Undefeated! Brewster Football Moves to 5-0

BREWSTER – Brian Donnelly’s tweet said it all. Hands down best feeling ever. More...

Mahopac Football Loses Heartbreaker; Carmel Falls to Mamaroneck

There’s no such thing as moral victories. Try to use that phrase in front of a football coach or player – at any level – and you’re likely to be met with equal parts derision and confusion. More...

Phil Gallagher Honored at Brewster Bear Classic

The year was 1977 when Phil Gallagher conceived the Brewster High School Bear Classic--a cross country event featuring a half dozen schools from throughout the region. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Theresa Phyllis Bernardi

Theresa Phyllis Bernardi, age 65, of Brewster, NY, died at home on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. She was the wife of the late Louis Bernardi. More...

Laurie A. Di Silvestro

Laurie A. Di Silvestro, age 58, of Brewster, died Thursday, October 4, 2012, in Danbury, Ct. Laurie was born on April 8, 1954, in Ossining, NY, to Rocco and Nancy (Di Benedetto) LaGumina of Wilmington, NC. More...

Franklin Nana

Franklin Nanna, a long time resident of Brewster, formerly of Mt. Vernon, NY, died peacefully at his home on October 1, 2012. He was 77. More...

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