February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wrong Way Driver on Parkway

Multiple Vehicles Forced off Taconic

Phone lines lit up like Christmas trees at the Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in Carmel Monday afternoon when caller after caller reported a wrong-way driver on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley. More...

Incredible: Local Man Threatened to Kill Mom

A Putnam Valley man accused of threatening to harm his mother is facing charges of menacing that could send him to the county jail for a year’s incarceration. More...

New Bus for Vets, Seniors Arrives

A brand new 12-passenger Ford bus will soon be taking veterans and disabled senior citizens in need of medical treatment to physician’s offices thanks to the efforts of county government. More...

Politics

Putnam Shifts Funds for Tourism Office

But LoBue Questions ‘Communications’ Help for Exec

Putnam lawmakers have voted to fully fund the county’s Tourism Bureau by transferring $23,000 from a contingency fund. More...

Legislators Aim Blast at New Gun Law

After many days in which they praised the new privacy protections in New York’s tough new gun-control law, Putnam County lawmakers have gone on record as opposing the law itself, charging it compels unfunded mandates while threatening the right More...

Putnam Postpones Enacting Hydrofracking Law

The Putnam Legislature has postponed enacting a countywide hydrofracking law to prohibit fracking waste from being accepted into any of the county’s 45 waste water facilities be they publicly or privately owned at the request of several town of More...

Enterprise

Mobility – A Key Ingredient For Prosperity

A very important facet of any modern society is the ease at which its citizenry can move from place to place. Mobility (or the lack thereof) has been one of the deciding factors in many of the wars of the past century and the shaping of nations. More...

School News

Educator, Custodians to be Honored

A career educator and a group of highly dedicated custodians will be honored for their efforts when the Brewster Education Foundation conducts its annual gala benefit dinner. More...

Carmel Rotarians Read to Kent School Kids

Carmel Rotarians truly believe in the Rotary motto of “service above self.” Once each month, the Rotary members visit the Kent Elementary School and spend several hours reading to the children. More...

Kindergarten Registration Scheduled in Brewster

Parents of children who will be enrolled as members of the Brewster High School Class of 2025 are being requested this week to gather documentation needed for the registration process. More...

Columns

Perspective: Lincoln at Cooper Union

Abraham Lincoln loved liberty. He said he had always hated slavery. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

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Breaking News - 2/17/2013 11:28 AM

Missing Hiker Found  Free Access 

Some anxious moments for a Carmel woman and dozens of emergency responders Saturday when a 9-1-1 call was received from a frightened hiker who was lost on a trail in the 1133-acre Wonder Lake State Park in Kent. More...

Signs of Love: Happy Valentine's Day!

Tens of thousands of flowers will be adorning homes and businesses this week throughout Putnam County as friends and lovers exchange Valentine’s Day wishes. Area florists reported extremely busy days leading up to the big day. More...

Pope’s Resignation Hits Home

Local Catholics Ponder Future

On Monday morning, after Pope Benedict XVI said he would leave the papacy at month’s end – the first resignation of a pope since 1415, when Pope Gregory XII resigned his office to end the Western Schism – Putnam’s Catholics jo More...

Single Family Houses Equal Tax Disaster for Butterfield Project

Developer Paul Guillaro’s decision to set aside efforts to obtain a zoning change for the Butterfield property in western Putnam, and instead build 17- 18 single-family houses there, could have disastrous budget consequences for local governmen More...

General Stories

Ambulance Crew Helps Cops in DWI Arrest

A report of an erratic motorist on Croton Falls Road in Mahopac sent not only police but EMS personnel into action. More...

Fire Destroys Storage Building in Kent Cliffs

Smoke was visible for miles Sunday when a raging fire destroyed a large storage building along Hortontown Hill Road in western Kent. Fire equipment had great difficulty reaching the scene around 3 p.m. More...

Bronx Couple Seriously Injured in I-84 Crash

A young Bronx couple was seriously injured in a car-tractor trailer truck crash on I-84 in Southeast. More...

Around the County

Drew Free Community Luncheon

Drew United Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Ave. in Carmel, will host a free Soup and Sandwich Luncheon on Saturday, February 23rd, at 1:30 pm. RSVP by calling 845-225-2019 to let the church how many adults and children are in your party. More...

Pets and the Newborn Class

On Saturday, February 23rd, from 10 to 11 a.m., Putnam Hospital Center’s maternity department will offer a Pets and the Newborn Class in its Birthing Center, located at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Sherman Lent Observance

The annual after-church Lenten luncheon and discussion series begins Sunday, Feb. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sherman Church, 6 Church Road. A homemade soup and bread lunch will follow viewing of a DVD by Ray Vander Laan. More...

Sports

Scorching Mahopac Ready for Postseason Basketball

MAHOPAC –Kevin Downes laughed and said it was as simple as six of one, half-dozen of the other. More...

Sectional Champion, as Brewster’s Erickson Wins 132-lb. Wrestling Crown

PLEASANTVILLE –It was worth the wait. No, not just the extra day from the snow storm. The whole year. Brewster High School wrestler Liam Erickson was the No. More...

Surging Mahopac Leads Section One Qualifiers

MAHOPAC – The Section One boys’ and girls’ high school basketball playoff seedings were announced Monday night, with virtually every local Putnam team represented. 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 

Raphaela T. ‘Ray’ Conran

Raphaella T. ‘Ray’ Conran, age 85, of Patterson, NY, died on Friday, February 8, 2013, in New York City. Mrs. Conran was born in the Bronx, on June 12, 1937, to Sero and Julia (Loscalzo) Chriscuolo. More...

Mary Novotny

Mary Novotny, age 90, of Holmes, NY, died on Thursday, February 7, 2013, in Carmel. Mrs. Novotny was born in Yonkers on January 31, 1923, to John and Anna (Kurty) Sarich. She graduated from schools in Yonkers. She married Alexander M. More...

Knud Streton

Knud Streton 99, of Brewster, died on February 6, 2013. Knud was born on June 30, 1913, in Bornholm, Denmark. More...

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