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December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Changing of the Guard at Emergency Services

Putnam’s long time Commissioner of Emergency Services Robert McMahon has decided to call it a career and at Thursday’s year-end meeting of the county legislature, by a unanimous vote, lawmakers confirmed the appointment of Adam Stiebeling as the new More...

Tamagna Tapped for $75K Post

Outgoing Legislator Vincent Tamagna has been tapped by County Executive MaryEllen Odell to revamp Putnam County’s expensive transportation system, an appointment that’s caused discontent among at least some of Tamagna’s legislative More...

Cuomo Stiffs County

Odell blames EDC president

County Executive MaryEllen Odell said the soon-to-be-retiring president of the Putnam County Economic Development Corp. is responsible for the county’s failure to garner substantial regional economic development funding. More...

Snowflakes Head to Newtown

The days before Christmas were special for employees at the Putnam County Consumer Affairs office. More...

General Stories

Shooting Hits Holiday Hostess

A Florida man was arrested early Friday following a shooting in Brewster that sent a local woman to Danbury Hospital with a gunshot wound. More...

Putnam Man Killed in Pawling Crash

Funeral services are being held today (Thursday) for a 23-year old Putnam man killed in a two vehicle crash on Route 22 in Pawling. More...

Putnam Girls Spearhead BOCES Fundraiser for Sandy Hook

Two Putnam students enrolled at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown helped raise in excess of $1,500 for charities aiding the families of the 26 victims of the Newtown school massacre. More...

Sports

Mahopac Hockey Tops Brewster, 7-1

BREWSTER – The Mahopac High School ice hockey team stayed above .500 last week with a 7-1 victory over Brewster in the Westchester Rockland Putnam Dutchess Interscholastic Ice Hockey League. More...

Carmel Boys Run Over Ketcham

CARMEL – The Carmel High School boys’ basketball team used big runs in the first and third quarters last week and whipped Roy C. Ketcham, 51-38. ‘This was a very solid team effort,” Carmel coach George Coates said. More...

Oliver’s Clutch Basket Lifts Carmel Girls

WAPPINGERS FALLS – On the same night the Carmel High School boys’ basketball team was beating Roy C. Ketcham, the Carmel girls did the same thing last week – in more thrilling fashion. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Arlene Philips Sitzer

Arlene Phillips Sitzer of Marlton, N.J., formally of Brewster, died at Virtua Hospital on December 23, 2012. She was 93. More...

Breaking News - 1/2/2013 7:29 AM

New Year's Eve Swearing-in for Officials

Legislators, others take oath

There was standing room only inside the historic Putnam Courthouse in Carmel on New Year’s Eve when officials on the state and county level took their oaths of office. More...

Breaking News - 12/29/2012 4:13 PM

Second Storm in 4 Days Nails Region  Free Access 

Some roads closed

The final snows of 2012 have caused both beauty and chaos around Putnam County.Heavy snow began falling around 11:30 a.m. Saturday and by mid-afternoon roads were covered with a slippery coating of snow resulting in numerous crashes. More...

Yuletide Behind Bars

Sheriff Donald Smith spent Christmas morning behind bars at the Putnam Correctional Facility greeting inmates and wishing staff a happy holiday. The annual visit has become a tradition for the sheriff since his taking office more than a decade ago. More...

Metro-North Commuters to Dig Deeper in 2013

Commuters using the Metro-North Railroad will be digging deeper next year now that the MTA board has approved fare hikes of 9 percent. More...

Bells for Peace Raise Funds for Wounded Warriors

Bells will toll throughout Putnam County on New Year’s Eve to not only ring out the old and ring in the new but to assist wounded veterans returning home from battle overseas. More...

Around the County

Carmel Reorganizes on Wednesday

The Town Board of the Town of Carmel will hold its Organizational Meeting on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Carmel Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, NY 10541. More...

Putnam People

The final marking period of the fall term has ended at The Harvey School in Katonah, New York. More...

Classes for All Ages at Arts Council

Putnam Arts Council invites you to brighten your winter with a 6-week art class – offered are a variety of classes geared for to all ages and abilities beginning Jan. 22. Registration is open now. More...

Enterprise

Breaking News - 12/29/2012 3:47 PM

Putnam's Unemployment Second Lowest in the State

Putnam County finds itself with the lowest rate of unemployment in the entire Hudson Valley and the second lowest in all of New York State.The State Labor Department Thursday reported Putnam's rate of unemployment for November at 6.2 percent, down fr More...

An Irish Blessing At Christmas Time

“The Irish – Be they kings, or poets, or farmers, They’re a people of great worth, They keep company with the angels, And bring a bit of heaven here to earth.” More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

142 Years Ago Jan. 1, 1870

LAST night, as the last stroke of the midnight hour died upon the ear, 1869, Old and decrepit with age, sank into the grave of the Past, and young 1870, bright and blooming with youth, was born. More...

Word of the Week

sol•stice

The time of year when the sun is farthest north of the equator or farthest south of the equator 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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