January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

AAA Carting to Continue Waste Pick-up in Carmel Area

Carmel Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt defended the town’s vetting process in picking a garbage vendor, and said he is not concerned that the owners of AAA Carting of Yorktown, which recently began municipal garbage pickups for residential customers More...

2012 was Busiest Yet for Fire, EMS

Putnam County’s 13 volunteer fire departments and four independent volunteer ambulance corps experienced their busiest year in history in 2012 by responding to 9,538 calls. More...

Mahopac High School Probe Continues

It’s been almost two months since a popular assistant principal at Mahopac High School was reassigned and school officials say the investigation of Troy Bilyeu is continuing. More...

21st Century Surgery Performed at Hospital

Gallbladder surgery was often a major procedure with abdominal discomfort for days, blood loss, lengthy hospital stays and scarring. More...

Politics

Gun Map Did Lasting Damage, Putnam Says

Several Putnam County officials expressed anger with the Westchester-based Journal News, even after the newspaper removed a map from its website that published the personal information of legal handgun owners. More...

Putnam to Enact Hydrofracking Law

The Putnam Legislature will be adopting a hydrofracking law next month to prohibit fracking waste from being accepted into any of the county’s 45 waste waster facilities be they publicly or privately owned. More...

County Lawmakers Tour Butterfield

It was a frigid Wednesday last as County Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra made good on a promise that she announced the night before at the Cold Spring Village Board meeting: to deliver Legislators Dini LoBue and Roger Gross to tour the former Butterfi More...

Around the County

Village of Brewster Film Festival Set

After Putnam County’s first successful Food and Film Festival in the Village of Brewster last summer, organizers have announced a call for film submissions for the upcoming 2013 Festival. More...

Putnam People

… Major General Patrick A. Murphy, Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of THOMAS COLOMBO from Brewster, serving with the Company C, 2-108th Infantry, to the rank of Specialist. More...

‘The Old Burying Ground’ History Talk

Patterson Library, Rte. 311 Patterson: “The Old Burying Ground” Wednesday, February 6, at 7 p.m. Come hear this fascinating talk with Ron Taylor on “The Old Burying Ground” located on Rt. 311 in Patterson. More...

Editorials

Carmel Town Board Weighs in on Garbage Contract

The Town of Carmel awarded a Town-wide residential garbage and recycling pickup contract that went into effect January 1, 2013. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE UNION AND THE CONSTITUTION The Military Situation.

DISPATCHES from Admiral Porter have been received at the Navy Department, in which he states that, the rebels have not only blown up Fort Caswell, but also the pirates Tallahassee and Chickamauga. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Grateful Organization

Dear Editor: We’re mid-way through January and it seems as if the holidays are a distant memory already. More...

Frenzy of Emotions?

Dear Editor: In an all too common exhibition of the incompetency in Albany, Governor Cuomo and his cohorts felt the need to rush through gun control legislation (one day from committee to senate passing) before the hysteria and reporting of the Newto More...

The Case for the Old ‘Tour de Putnam’

To the Editor: With reference to the Pataki article last week it should be noted that the Putnam cycling event, stated to be in its first year in 2012, actually replaced an event, the “Tour de Putnam,” More...

Breaking News - 1/28/2013 12:29 PM

Bad Weather Delays School Resource Officer Meeting  Free Access 

Rescheduled for February

Monday night's special meeting of the Putnam Legislature's Protective Services Committee dealing with a discussion of county funding for School Resource Officers (SROs) has been postponed due to the inclement weather. More...

Breaking News - 1/25/2013 12:17 AM

Talking to Children about Sudden Death

The death of a 13 year old 8th grader at the Henry Wells Middle School prompted Brewster School officials to host a community meeting last week that addressed concerns and questions about the tragedy.Michael Graham died earlier this month of an appar More...

Gabby Picca Collects Gently Used Prom Dresses

Thanks to the efforts of a Carmel High School freshman, young ladies in need of a party dress or a prom outfit will soon be able to obtain one without going through the excessive expense. More...

Calamity Averted in Patterson

A calamity was averted in Patterson when a contractor plowing snow outside the Fox Run Condominiums off Bullet Hole Road in Patterson accidentally knocked over two 100-pound propane tanks, spewing gas into the air. More...

General Stories

Wireless Zone Opens in Patterson

Dan Smacchia was captain of the worst college football team in the nation. During his four years at Sienna College, the team won four games in four years. More...

Sports Foundation Donates $35,000 Brewster Track

The new year promises to be an exciting one in the Brewster School District once the high school track undergoes a complete renovation. Thanks to the Brewster Sports Foundation that project will become reality later this year. More...

Putnam Valley to Conduct School Safety Audit

Safety is on the minds of educators across the U.S. in the wake of last month’s tragedy in nearby Newtown, Ct. More...

Enterprise

Reflections On The Presidential Inauguration

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy More...

Sports

Mahopac Basketball Wins Eighth in a Row

MAHOPAC – Mahopac High School boys’ basketball is red-hot. To say the least. More...

Carmel’s Holt, Muniz Earn Cross Country All-State Honors

The final All-State teams for the fall season finally came out two weeks ago, and Putnam high schools were wellrepresented in cross country—and perhaps a bit under-represented in football. More...

Local Wrestling Teams Gear Up for Postseason

BREWSTER – The local high school wrestling teams are gearing up for the last week of the regular season as they approach a big tournament this weekend, and then the beginning of the Section One championship meet the following week. 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 

GLORIA J. BISHOP

Gloria J. Bishop of Patterson, New York, died Tuesday January 15, 2013, in Danbury, Connecticut, at the age of 66. She was born July 30, 1946, in Glens Falls, daughter of the late Arthur G. and June E. (Whiting) Bishop. More...

JENNINGS MICHAEL BURCH

Jennings Michael Burch of Brewster, New York, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at the Putnam Hospital Center. He was 71. Mr. Burch was born on April 27, 1941, in Manhattan. He was the son of the late Francis and Rita (Hogan) Burch. More...

Daniel J. Schatzle

Daniel J. Schatzle, 73, a lifelong area resident, died on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Wingate at Dutchess. More...

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