January 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Patterson Mom Delivers 2013’s 1st Baby

Dean Patrick Peterson came into the world at 7:56 p.m. on New Year’s Day, becoming the first baby of the year born at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Legislator: School Cops Cost Money

Eric Gross Putnam Legislator Anthony DiCarlo, who is also a school principal, said he believes that the demand for school safety from parents and the state’s 2 percent tax cap are colliding, and that taxpayers are willing to pay for safety. More...

Officials Take Oaths, Pledge to Work Hard

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

General Stories

Foreclosures Rise, but with Few Jobs, Unemployment Low at 6.2 %

Here’s a statistic Putnam isn’t proud of: New York State’s second (only to Rockland County) smallest county in geography is ranked among the top statewide by the New York State Association of Realtors when it comes to foreclosure ac More...

Salaries Established for County Officials

The Putnam Legislature established salaries for county officials at its yearend meeting last week. County Executive Mary Ellen Odell will earn $148,635 in 2013 while her deputy county executive Bruce Walker will be paid $114,812. More...

Gasoline Prices in New York Among Highest in the Nation

New Yorkers paid the fourth highest price per gallon of gasoline in 2012. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

111 Years Ago Jan. 3, 1902

The highway commissioners of the town of Carmel have awarded the contract to maintain the roads of the town for the ensuing year. The Board will meet today at the town hall at Mahopac to sign the contracts. 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 

Ruth Lavern (Perkins) Tritto

Ruth Lavern (Perkins) Tritto passed away peacefully at Teresian House in Albany, N.Y., at the age of 87 on December 26th, 2012. More...

John Larkin Seeley

John Larkin Seeley, age 58 of Brewster, entered eternal life December 24, 2012. He was predeceased by his beloved parents Regina Larkin Seeley and William Massey Seeley. and dear sister Deborah Anne. More...

Marjorie Barnes Hill Wright

Marjorie Barnes Hill Wright, who lived most of her life as a resident of Mahopac, NY, went to be with The Lord on December 26, 2012. She was 92. She was born in New York City on November 15, 1920, the daughter of Raymond and Lulu Barrett Hill. More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2013 4:06 PM

Flu rampant across Putnam County

Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Allen Beals reports cases of influenza are widespread across Putnam County with 88 confirmed cases of flu and four hospitalizations resulting in the past two weeks. More...

Breaking News - 1/4/2013 11:06 AM

County to Gannett: You Can't Have Gun Records  Free Access 

Leaders vow a fight to the end to protect Putnam citizens

Couching the fight as one of right vs. wrong and public safety vs. the publish-at-all-costs desire of an out-of-county newspaper, Putnam County officials on Thursday said they will not release the names and addresses of pistol permit holders. More...

Ripples of Russian Adoption Ban Strike Here

Russian president Vladimir Putin last week signed into law an act forbidding Americans from adopting Russian orphans. Ripples from this unfortunate move are spreading all the way to Putnam County. More...

Back-to-Back Storms

Saturday’s snow—the final storm of 2012—coupled with last Wednesday’s earlier blast of winter is keeping skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts hopeful that weather will be more winter-like in 2013 than it was last year. More...

New Chief for Emergency Services

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

Around the County

Pawling Ecumenical Epiphany Walk is Sunday

A long-standing Pawling Tradition continues this Sunday, January 6, with the Pawling Ecumenical Epiphany Walk. More...

Enterprise

Enterprise

Great Networking, Marketing and Exposure Opportunity!

Are you a Groundbreaker, Innovator, Pioneer or Trail Blazer? With the inaugural Putnam County Chambers of Commerce 40 under 40 awards program just around the corner, there’s still time to become one. More...

Sports

The Victories & Defeats of 2012

Well, 2012 is in the books but, once again, it was a stellar sports year for local athletes in the Brewster/Carmel/ Mahopac triangle. Here is a look back at a sampling of highlights from last year. JANUARY More...

Mahopac Hockey Turns Back Lakeland/Panas

BREWSTER – Only one game for the three local high school ice hockey teams last week, but it turned out to be a good one for Mahopac. More...

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3GYMNASTICSBrewster at Scarsdale, 4:30 p.m. WRESTLINGJohn Jay-East Fishkill at Brewster, 4:30 p.m.Carmel at Mahopac, 4:30 p.m. More...

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