December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

10,000 Bystanders for Gala

It was a party to remember! More...

Bells to Ring for Peace, Wounded Warriors

At precisely midnight on December 31, the ringing of 100 Bells for Peace will join the chorus of church bells across Putnam County to welcome in the New Year. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 12/10/2012 11:24 PM

Saland to Drop Further Challenges

Move likely ensures Gipson takes seat

While not yet conceding the race, State Senator Stephen Saland indicated Monday it was unlikely he would be reelected and has decided to stop the legal challenges to absentee ballot counting against Democrat Terry Gipson for the 41st State Senate sea More...

Around the County

Toys for Tots Winter Celebration is Saturday

The Brewster Ice Arena will be hopping Saturday when the Toys for Tots Winter Celebration takes place in Southeast. More...

Holiday on the Lake Photos

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642 Inoculated Against Influenza at County Flu Clinic

Putnam County Health Commissioner Dr. Allen Beals looked around the gymnasium at Brewster High School Friday evening and beamed with pride. More...

Enterprise

Recognizing Forty Under 40 In County Business

The rising stars of local business are about to be recognized as the Putnam County Chambers’ first 40 under 40 awards program gets underway. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Moves Up

Putnam County is expected to meet its sales tax projection by year’s end. Through the first 10 months of 2012, county coffers received nearly $42 million in sales tax receipts with the two busiest holiday months of the year still to be tallied. More...

Sports

Martinez Leads Carmel Over Westlake

CARMEL – The Carmel High School boys’ basketball team was the first group of Putnam County hoopers to hit the hardwood this winter season, and already a key theme is emerging for the Rams. RJ Martinez is going to be a force this year. More...

Brewster Players Lead All-Section Honorees

Section One held its annual football dinner in White Plains in Sunday night, honoring players and coaches from Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester and Rockland county high schools for their efforts during the 2012 season. More...

High School BB Tips Off This Week

MAHOPAC – Finally, the squeaking noise of sneakers on a hardwood floor begins in earnest this week for Putnam County high school basketball teams. More...

Breaking News - 12/11/2012 6:31 PM

Four Deaths Linked to Tainted Heroin in Putnam

Victims all young men; police and health officials investigating

At least four young people have succumbed to heroin believed to have been tainted in the past few days.Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

New Top Planner Gets Grudging OK

A former Carmel resident who now lives in Fishkill is Putnam County’s new Commissioner of Planning, but some lawmakers wanted only a local candidate. More...

Cops: Gabbing on Cell Caused Serious Crash

Carmel Police have attributed a headon crash on Secor Road in the Mahopac Falls section of town Tuesday night to a driver gabbing on a cell phone. More...

Local Man’s Horses Win Big

High-stepping Hackneys Bring Home Trophies

Edward Ochsenschlager, 80, lives in a modest house in Putnam County. He would seem an unlikely sort to be a player in the sometimes rarified world of fine horses and fancy shows. More...

General Stories

County Seat is Hotbed of Festival Activity

Parking was at a premium in the Putnam County seat Saturday when hundreds of holiday shoppers visited a variety of bazaars, fairs and get-togethers along the hamlet’s main thoroughfare. Business and browsing were brisk at the St. More...

Firefighters Donate Toys to Kids’ Hospital

The Carmel Fire Department’s recent Friendship Night was a huge success. More...

High-Speed Chase Leads to Capture of Pawling Man

Motorists traveling along I-84 and Route 311 in Putnam County Sunday night thought they were witnessing a motion picture cops-and-robbers thriller. More...

School News

Mahopac Kindergarten Considers Full-day Program

Mahopac school officials realize the value of full-day kindergarten and despite the fact residents rejected the curriculum during last spring’s budget vote, administration and school trustees hope to include the expense of the full day program More...

Langlois Thanks Districts for OK on BOCES Bond Proposal

Construction will commence next summer on nearly $17 million worth of capital improvements on the PutnamNorthern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown now that Boards of Education in Brewster, Mahopac and Chappaqua have approved the proposal. More...

Hit & Run School Bus Crash

Nine children escaped injury when a school bus they were riding in was sideswiped by an oncoming vehicle that allegedly fled the scene. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

90 Years Ago Dec. 1, 1922

From Neighboring Villages. CROTON FALLS More...

Word of the Week

mis•no•mer use of a wrong or inappropriate name 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 

Patricia Ann Lahey Shea

Patricia Ann Lahey Shea, age 81, a lifelong Cold Spring resident, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. More...

Gordon Griggs

Gordon Griggs, of Brewster, died at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home on November 28, 2012, at 96 years of age. More...

Helen M. Eastwood

Eastwood, Helen M., age 91, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY, died Monday, December 3, 2012, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home in Brewster, NY. Helen was born July 7, 1921, in Granite Springs, NY, to the late James and Clara (Head) Hyatt. More...

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“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” -- William Allingham