November 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

30 years of serving turkey for those with no place to go

Carmel eatery continues tradition

The tradition continued—for the 30th consecutive year, George’s Place, a popular restaurant in downtown Carmel opened its doors to provide a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 75 area residents who had no place to go for the holidays. More...

FBI: A Gangster Named Maria, in Putnam

A Putnam County woman busted last summer for burglary has now been tied to the “Wolfpack” drug gang that peddled cocaine, pot and oxycodone and used a combination of guns and violence to scare off rival drug dealers in New York City, auth More...

The Great Turkey Roast

The great Thanksgiving feast at the Matthew Paterson Elementary School was picture perfect Tuesday when ideal weather conditions greeted the student body and more than 125 parent volunteers for the 35th annual tradition. More...

Bridging Generation Gap at Senior Prom

Sunday’s prom at Mahopac High School bridged the generation gap. More than 250 senior citizens were on hand for the 10th annual event including Anthony Rubino, a spry 99 years young, who danced the afternoon away with several young ladies. More...

Politics

Gipson Widens Lead Over Saland

Absentee ballots were counted on Thanksgiving-eve at the Putnam County Board of Elections in Carmel and Democrat Terry Gipson increased his lead over incumbent State Senator Stephen Saland in the hotly contested 41st District race. More...

Around the County

Kent Library Trustees Needed

The Kent Public Library has three vacancies available on the Board of Trustees beginning January 1, 2013. More...

Sherman Christmas Bazaar Coming Up

The annual Sherman Church Christmas Bazaar will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sherman Church, 6 Church Road. More...

Special Program on Sleep and Your Health

Are you having trouble finding a good night’s sleep? You may be one of the 70 million Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder like sleep apnea, narcolepsy or insomnia. Many go undiagnosed and untreated. More...

School News

Rotarians Donate Dictionaries to School Children

Children attending the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster, the Green Chimneys School in Putnam Lake and the Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem have a new learning tool this week thanks to members of the Brewster Rotary. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

82 Years Ago N ov. 21, 1930

GARRISON-COLD SPRING ROAD NEARLY FINISHED Bridge Over Indian Brook Is Said to Be One of the Longest Road Structures Along the Hudson More...

Letters to the Editor

VFW Drive a Huge Success

Dear Editor: To the residents of the greater Putnam Lake area and our neighbors in New Fairfield: More...

Health Effects of Hurricane

To The Editor: More...

Taxes, not Entitlements

To the Editor: More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Clementina D. Pietroforte

Clementina D. Pietroforte, of Brewster, died Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Danbury Hospital. She was 94. Clementina was born October 22, 1918, in New York, NY to the late Romolo and Ziatta (Pieratti) Soldatini. More...

Thomas R. Van Doran

Thomas R. Van Doran, 61, of Patterson, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, after a long battle with esophageal cancer. More...

Breaking News - 11/26/2012 12:24 PM

Firefighters rescue chickens and ducks from burning coop

It could have been quite a barbecue but quick response on the part of Mahopac Falls firefighters early Monday averted a calamity on Rodcris Road.At 5:39 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 11/26/2012 12:24 PM

Holiday on the Lake takes place next Saturday

Trees now decorated and ready to go

A small army of Santa’s helpers arrived early on the shores of Lake Gleneida Saturday and within 90 minutes, seventy-five holiday trees were decorated with lights, bows and ribbon in conjunction with the Hamlet of Carmel’s annual Holiday on the Lake More...

Hundreds Attend Girl Scout Jamboree

Four hundred forty Girl Scouts and dozens of their leaders jammed into the Carmel High School cafeteria Saturday for that has become an annual holiday tradition—the Carmel Girl Scout Craft Fair. More...

Justin Wagner Concedes to Ball in Senate

Democrat Justin Wagner has conceded in the hotly contested 40th District State Senate race. More...

Festival of Lights Set for Downtown Carmel

Carmel’s annual Holiday on the Lake celebration is right around the corner. Seventy-five trees will be decorated this weekend along the Gleneida lakeshore while a large menorah will be installed at the intersection of Routes 6 and 52. More...

Death Averted, Carmel Family Has New Reason for Thanksgiving

What started out as a pre-Thanksgiving birthday dinner for a Carmel child turned into a panicking adventure that had a happy ending thanks to the combined efforts of total strangers, Good Samaritans and emergency responders. More...

General Stories

Mortgage Tax Receipts Climb

Mortgage tax receipts continue their slow upward climb. The receipts are an indicator of economic activity and following a dismal report issued last fall, Putnam’s mortgage tax revenue increased slightly during the past six months. More...

Troopers Save Putnam Man from Bridge Jump

Three state troopers are being credited with saving the life of a Putnam County man who attempted to jump from the Tappan Zee Bridge early Tuesday. More...

Legislature Lauds Revitalization Group

Members of the Carmel-Mahopac Revitalization-Restoration group, a nonprofit organization credited for creating a public-private partnership resulting in a variety of infrastructure improvements in both downtown Mahopac and Carmel, were lauded by the More...

Enterprise

Enterprise

Together We Always Achieve More

This past November 19, every town within Putnam County was represented at the 2nd combined meeting of the Town, Zoning and Planning boards, hosted by the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce. More...

Sports

Mahopac Grads Excel in Collegiate Soccer, Track

As the fall sports seasons continue to wind down across the county, we take a look at how some of our hometown high school heroes are doing on the collegiate level. More...

Carmel Girls Basketball Ready to ‘Reboot’

CARMEL – If you use a computer you are certainly familiar with the concept of ‘re-booting.’ That’s what coach Dan O’Hare has to do with the Carmel High School girls’ basketball team this season. More...

2nd Annual Somers Cheerleading Invitational

The Somers Varsity Cheerleaders are hosting a Youth Cheer Competition on December 9. Young athletes will be coming to Somers from Putnam & Westchester County. The event will run 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Somers High School. 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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"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale