November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Overtime Smackdown at County

The Putnam County Legislature has sustained two of the three vetoes that County Executive MaryEllen Odell made in the $139.2 million budget, agreeing with her on items related to Sheriff’s Department overtime and the Renew Putnam car registrati More...

GOP Chairmen Believe Saland Still in Race

The odds seem against it, but Republican Party Chairmen in Putnam and Dutchess counties believe that State Senator Stephen Saland is still in the race. More...

Fire Displaces Brewster Seniors

A fire Tuesday night at the Mayor Mitchell Senior Citizens Complex on Marvin Avenue in Brewster displaced the occupants of six apartments and resulted in injury to one tenant. More...

General Stories

Republican Success in Putnam Attributed to Known Candidates

Putnam County Republicans swept to victory on Election Day despite an increasing number of registered Democrats. More...

Vehicle Larcenies Plague Mahopac

Carmel Police are investigating a large number of larcenies from vehicles during the night time hours in the greater Mahopac area. More...

Motorist Charged with DWI After Fleeing Scene of Crash

A Mahopac man is facing a host of charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of a one car crash in Mahopac Falls. Carmel Police reported the arrest last Thursday of Luke Rathschmidt, 26, in connection with the incident. More...

Sports

Mahopac Grad Gets All-Conference Honors

The time certainly flew by for Mahopac High School graduate Matt Pagano. Four years ago he was a standout on the Indians’ boys soccer team; last week, he ended his collegiate career at Mount St. More...

Carmel’s Holt Places Third in State Cross Country Championships

CARMEL – Eric Holt has the right perspective – accept the accolades but keep reaching higher. More...

5 Local Soccer Players Earn All-Section Honors

The high school fall season isn’t quite over yet. There are still some awards to be given out, and the Section One boys’ soccer teams are the first up. 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 

Annie (Nancy) Bolger

Annie (Nancy) Bolger passed away on June 9, 2012, in Mesa Arizona, surrounded by her family. She was 90 years old. More...

EDNA STEEN LEWIS

Edna Steen Lewis, 87, wife of the late Robert James Lewis, went home to be with her lord and savior Jesus Christ on November 8, 2012. More...

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Cristelo

Robert D. “Bob” Cristello, age 77, of Pawling, formerly of Patterson, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in Danbury, Ct. Bob was born in Dobbs Ferry, to Dominick and Catherine (Conolonga) Cristello. More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2012 12:10 PM

Bicyclist found dead on Putnam Bike Trail

A Bronx man was found dead on the Putnam Bike Trail in Carmel late Saturday afternoon and an investigation prompted by medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center who initially thought the victim had been shot determined the man succumbed to a medical co More...

Bicentennial Celebration Wraps; New Time Capsule Buried

Following two of the most difficult weeks in Putnam County history with Hurricane Sandy and a freak autumn snow storm, Mother Nature cooperated wonderfully Sunday by showering the county seat in golden sunshine and warm temperatures as Putnam’s More...

Putnam Added to FEMA Disaster List

Putnam officials received good news Monday when the county was added to the federal disaster declaration making residents of Putnam’s six towns and three villages eligible for possible aid for damage incurred by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Veterans Day Marked

Veterans from the Carmel-Kent area place a wreath on Sunday. More coverage pages 4, 8. More...

Cops: Houseguest Nabbed Cash, Jewels

A Carmel man is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly stealing $48,000 in cash and jewelry from a family he had been residing with. More...

Around the County

Annual Menorah Lighting Set for Carmel

As part of its Holiday on the Lake festivities, the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association (HCCA) will be sponsoring a menorah lighting ceremony on Monday, December 10, at 5:30pm. More...

Putnam People

The following local students were inducted into Ithaca College’s Oracle Honor Society in November: More...

Chapel of Our Lady Restoration Concludes its 2012 Music Series

The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration in Cold Spring concludes its stellar 2012 evening music series with a bang. More...

Enterprise

Enterprise

A New Beginning, Celebrating History, Moving Ahead

As the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy continued, Putnam County residents voted in an election deemed by many to be a pivotal one for not just our communities but the entire nation. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

113 Years Ago 2 Nov. 17, 1899

NEW YORK MILLIONAIRES Only a few people reading advertisements of bankers and brokers, saying that money could be made through speculation, realize that the richest men in America have commenced life in a humble way and have made their fortune throu More...

Word of the Week

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Columns

Perspectives

Metro-North Rescues Itself

The week before last saw the most recent mauling of our region by dramatic weather. For many of us, our lives were put on hold: power lost, roads impassable, schools closed, and offices shut down. More...

Commissioner’s Comments

Keeping Residents Healthy & Safe Through Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy it might seem appropriate to tout the important elements of emergency preparedness such as stocking up with flashlights, batteries, water and non-perishable food, and having a “go-bag” ready in case the More...

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