January 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Skating on Thin Ice

Winter sports enthusiasts are taking to the ice which officials have called unwise, dangerous and potentially deadly. More...

Putnam’s Matriarch Passes Away at 107

Mae Collins served as an inspiration to family and friends alike. The grand dame who celebrated her 107th birthday on St. Patrick’s Day died Monday in her sleep. More...

Othmer to Lead Legislature in 2013

“Lean, mean in 2013,” is how Richard Othmer predicted Putnam County government will operate in the New Year. More...

General Stories

Will Legislature Commit to Butterfield Project in Western Putnam?

Recent approval to allow a Dunkin’ Donuts to be built in what is now the Elmesco gas station and another to allow demolition of the former Butterfield hospital has opponents of development seeking to stymie progress. More...

O’Rourke Remembered as a Giant of a Man

Andrew O’Rourke is being remembered this week as a giant of a man who was always fair, congenial and understanding. More...

Putnam to Redesign Public Transportation

One of Putnam’s top priorities for county government in 2013 is to provide reliable and affordable public transportation. On Monday, members of the Putnam County Transportation Advisory Board met for the initial time to begin the process. More...

Enterprise

And the Judges Meet the Nominees!

We’re getting closer to the big event. As the January 25 “40 under 40” awards night draws near, excitement is spreading through the local business community. More...

Sports

Mahopac Gymnasts Shine in Invitational

Gymnasts compete on the balance beam Friday at the Mahopac Gymnastics Invitational. MAHOPAC – Nothing like a little home cooking for the Mahopac High School gymnastics team. More...

Big Week for Mahopac, Brewster Wrestling

MAHOPAC – Another big week for the Mahopac High School wrestling team. The Indians won two dual meets – including a decisive victory over archrival Carmel – and finished third in the 18-team Warde Invitational in Fairfield, Conn. More...

Epic Game by Hynes Leads Mahopac to Victory

BREWSTER – When there are six basketball games being played backtoback-to-back-to-back-to-back-toback on one day in one gymnasium, they all tend to kind of blur together. More...

Letters to the Editor

Gun Permit Holders

Dear Editor: Regarding the Journal News position to post the names of all law abiding gun permit holders online, I say. More...

Praise for Sant

Dear Editor: I applaud Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant’s decision to not comply with the FOIL request of the Journal News seeking the names and addresses of registered handgun owners in Putnam County (no, I don’t own a handgun). More...

The Wages of the Sinful Poor

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara DiNozzi

Barbara DiNozzi of Brewster, New York, died Saturday January 5, 2013, in Carmel, New York at the age of 69. Mrs. DiNozzi was born January 20, 1944 in Bronx, NY, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Naradovy) Kolodziejski. More...

Keneth S. Lyons

Kenneth S. Lyons of Greenville, New York, died unexpectedly at his home at the age of 46. He was born Sept. 30, 1966, in Stamford, CT, the son of William and Judith (Fernandez) Lyons of Brookfield, CT. Mr. More...

Wiliam Dominic Spineli

William Dominic Spinelli, 84, distinguished educator and former supervisor of Putnam Valley, passed away January 7th at the Putnam Ridge Nursing Home in Brewster, where he has resided for the past several years. More...

County Looks to Legal Fight Over Gun Permit Records

Officials refuse to release names, addresses to Gannett newspaper

Putnam County’s moment in the sun, or perhaps in the bull’s eye, began Thursday afternoon and could take months if not years to wind through the courts. More...

Cuomo to Seek New Gun Restrictions

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his State of the State address Wednesday afternoon, called for new restrictions on guns, including passing “the toughest assault weapons ban in the country” and eliminating highcapacity magazines. More...

Flu Rampant Across County; Get Flu Shot!

Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Allen Beals reports cases of influenza are widespread across Putnam County with 98 confirmed cases of flu and more than four hospitalizations resulting in the past few days. More...

Fred Sayegh Buried

Revered for contributions to Carmel scene

It was a most unusual site in Carmel Thursday afternoon when a horse-drawn caisson followed by family members delivered the remains of Fred Sayegh, a revered Carmel businessman, to his final resting place at the Raymond Hill Cemetery. More...

Copeland on ‘How to Be a New Yorker’

Putnam’s Own Writes, Stars in Sketch-Comedy

Were you planning on staying upriver this winter because there’s nothing that interesting happening in New York City? Well, fuhgeddaboudit! More...

Around the County

Police Release Details in Recent Drug Deaths

State Police have released details surrounding a recent spate of deaths caused by drug overdoses involving young people from Putnam County. In December, four residents died from drug overdoses while a fifth survived. More...

‘Discovering the Actor’ At Arts on the Lake

Actor/teacher Lora Lee Ecobelli will inaugurate the 2013 Community Workshops at Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52, Lake Carmel, with “Discovering the Actor Inside” on Sunday, January 13, 3 to 5 p.m. More...

After Land Grab Try, West Point Wants New Leadership for Constitution Island Association

The garrison commander at West Point is calling for a change in leadership at the Constitution Island Association, which is trying to turn the Island into a National Park in western Putnam County. More...

School News

Mount Saint Mary College Names Elizabeth Ailes a Trustee  Free Access 

NEWBURGH – The Board of Trustees of Mount Saint Mary College has elected Elizabeth Ailes as a Trustee for an initial three-year term beginning January 2013. More...

Brewster Tradition Continues with Visit to Cornell

The Brewster-Cornell connection is alive and well. Some 48 students from BHS experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity recently when attending the Ivy League campus to learn from some of the most brilliant scientists in the world. More...

Attention Mahopac High School Class of 2025

Kindergarten registration in the Mahopac School District for members of the Mahopac High School Class of 2025 is underway. In order to register for school in September, children must be five years old on or before December 1, 2013. More...

Columns

Balancing the Right to Know, Safety & Privacy

Recently, there has been substantial attention focused on the issue of whether the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Putnam County must be released to a newspaper, which has indicated its intention to publish such information. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

REVIVAL services.

Much Interest Shown in Carmel and Several are Converted. Will be Continued in the Churches Another week, and Longer if Desirable. 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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