October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

'Hostage' Crisis Acted Out in Carmel

Sounds of gun fire, smoke from explosive devices and heavily armed emergency responders manning tanks, armored personnel carriers and a variety of police and fire vehicles turned the Paladin Center in Carmel into a battle ground last weekend. More...

Jay Vitale: Heart of a Giant

Guinan’s Aurora provides bikes for the disadvantaged

In a world that, at times, seems to be going mad, heart-touching stories can be too few and far between. Cold Spring resident Jay Vitale is a man on a mission of love. He provides children and veterans who are in need with bicycles. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 10/19/2012 12:44 PM

Cuomo backs Saland in Senate race, who supported governor on gay marriage

Three-way race in turmoil

In a surprising turn, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has endorsed the Republican in the race for the 41st District State Senate seat, bypassing Democrat Terry Gipson. More...

Shocker Over Maloney House?

In a surprising turn of events, the COURIER has learned that according to the Putnam County Clerk’s Office, Sean Patrick Maloney’s name doesn’t appear in county records as owning the house he said he bought in Philipstown. More...

Around the County

Brewster Man Charged

A Brewster man described by police as being highly intoxicated and refusing to leave a village business is sobering up at the Putnam Correctional Facility this week after allegedly attempting to assault a deputy sheriff. More...

Mahopac Man Busted

So much for being a good roommate! A Mahopac man was arrested Monday on four charges of grand larceny for allegedly stealing his roommate's car and $1,800 in cash before checking out of the residence. More...

Skateboarder Nabbed

Carmel Police Officer Stephen Kunze took a double take early Sunday while patrolling along Route 6 in southern Mahopac. The cop observed a skateboarder traveling along the double yellow line of the highway at 3:10 a.m. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 10/22/2012 9:48 AM

Brewster Football Earns No. 1 Overall Playoff Seed

Stunning record for hometown team

In one of the most phenomenal turnarounds in local high school sports, the Brewster football team completed an undefeated regular season on Saturday with a 39-22 victory over Gorton and earned the overall No. More...

Unbeaten Brewster Wins Again, Clinches Playoff Spot

BREWSTER – Back in the beginning of the season, first-year Brewster High School football coach Ed Mulvihill talked about how important it was to get his team off to a good start. More...

The Week Ahead for Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac High School Sports

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 FIELD HOCKEYSomers at Brewster, 6 p.m.Ketcham at Carmel, 5 p.m.John Jay-East Fishkill at Mahopac, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS SOCCERBrewster at Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.Mahopac at Carmel, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 More...

Letters to the Editor

On Obama, Healthcare and Maloney

To the Editor: In response to last week's letter from Mr. Fleischer. Let's check the facts; in January all the taxpayers will pay more taxes. The reason, exemptions have been cut by Obama. Medicare is being robbed of $716 billion to fund Obama Care. More...

Shame Regarding Buses

To the Editor: This is in regard to Mary Ellen Odell, County Executive. She has NO RIGHT to take our only means of going anywhere. We need the bus service. More...

Save County Bus Service

To the Editor: I live in Carmel, retired, and I’m handicapped. This cut back will affect me greatly. I volunteer all over Putnam County, via the Para-Bus System, especially in the Mahopac area. I’m a very busy volunteer in this county. More...

Breaking News - 10/21/2012 6:25 PM

Early morning fire damages Putnam Valley home

Only 1 phone in home; delayed report

A two-story home in Putnam Valley was heavily damaged early Sunday when fire broke out in a second-floor room. More...

Gloves Come Off in County Budget Fights

Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell has tabbed the administration’s 2013 budget as a “people’s budget” with a modest 2 percent tax hike – and then the budget ran into the people’s buzz saw. More...

Carmel $4.9M Referendum Overwhelmingly Rejected

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...

Cyclists Race Through County

Sunday morning marked the start of the first Putnam Cycling Classic, a 110-kilometer and 60-kilometer race through Putnam County. More...

Putnam Mend-A-Heart Raises $8,000

Putnam’s Mend-A-Heart annual “50’s at the Hop” raised $8,000 for the American Heart Association in its attempt to find a cure for heart disease. More...

General Stories

Firefighters Push Safety

Hundreds of men, women and children of all ages have learned "not to burn" thanks to the efforts of the Brewster Fire Department. More...

Man Injured at Railroad Station

A Brewster man is fighting for his life at the Westchester Medical Center after being struck by a hit-and-run motorist early Monday near the Croton Falls Metro North Railroad Station. More...

Two Injured in Carmel Car Crash

Two Carmel residents were injured Saturday in a two vehicle crash on Fair Street at the intersection of Hill and Dale Road in Carmel. More...

Enterprise

Ensuring Chambers Of Commerce Meet Local Business Needs

The independent business world is undergoing unprecedented change. More...

School News

High School Tennis Teams Learn From Pro

High school tennis team players are better in their game thanks to the efforts of a local tennis professional. More...

BOCES Bond Proposal Fails Again

Negative votes by Boards of Education in Brewster, Mahopac and Chappaqua last week have scuttled a proposal to renovate Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES facilities in Yorktown Heights. More...

BOCES Administrators Take Pay Freeze

Administrators and supervisors employed by the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES have agreed to a one year pay freeze as part of a new three year contract. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

BREWSTER BUDGET: A REVIEW OF EVENTS IN THAT ENERGETIC TOWN A SERIOUS OPERATION 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 

Barbara Ann (Bobbi) Sanchez

Barbara Ann (Bobbi) Sanchez, 73, of Croton Falls and North Salem, NY, died peacefully at Quail Run apartment in Springfield, MA, on Saturday, October 14, 2012. She was the devoted and beloved wife to the late Juan (John) B. More...

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