February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sound Off on Transit in New Survey

Putnam County’s Transportation Task Force that is studying the redesign of public transportation has begun developing a survey researching the needs and wants of the county’s 100,000 residents. More...

Dragons, Dancing Ones, in Mahopac

Two-hundred-fifty kindergarten children at the Mahopac Falls Elementary School shrieked with joy when participating in the Land of the Dancing Dragon last week. More...

Politics

Déjà Vu in Sheriff’s Race, 4 Years Later, as McConville May Run

Kevin McConville of Cold Spring is virtually certain to run for sheriff as a Republican, sources tell the Courier. McConville would face a primary against the popular incumbent, Sheriff Donald B. Smith. More...

Around the County

‘Romance, Revelry & Regret’ in Brewster

The Brewster Theater Company pres- ents Romance, Revelry & Regret: An Evening One Act Plays on March 15th & 16th at 8 p.m. at the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Center, 15 Mt. Ebo Rd. in Brewster. More...

Calling All Dogs: Free Rabies Clinic Set

Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets to a FREE rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 23, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. More...

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Putnam Tourism Director Libby Pataki and Cold Spring restaurateur Cathryn Fadde were at the Culinary Institute of America recently to kick-off Hudson Valley R More...

School News

Dragons, Dancing Ones, in Mahopac

Two-hundred-fifty kindergarten children at the Mahopac Falls Elementary School shrieked with joy when participating in the Land of the Dancing Dragon last week. More...

Educational Exchange with China Blossoms

Brewster a leader in building links

The Brewster-China connection is alive and well. More...

Educated Palate Gets Rave Reviews

BOCES Superintendent James Langlois described it as a “feast for the senses.” Langlois was on hand earlier this month for a luncheon prepared by culinary arts students from Putnam and northern Westchester enrolled in the BOCES program tha More...

Columns

Be smart—and Proactive—about Radon

Radon causes over 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year in the U.S. and contributes to the high lung cancer death rate in Putnam County. Rates are higher in Putnam when compared to both the Hudson Valley region and New York State overall. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William F. Zeiler

William F. Zeiler 73, of Speculator, N.Y., formerly of Mahopac, went to be with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, on February 25, 2013, after a valiant 8-month battle with cancer. More...

Joseph A. Governale

Joseph A. Governale, 82, a long-time resident of Pawling and recently of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in Pawling. More...

John G. Reinhardt

John G. Reinhardt of Brewster, New York, died with his family by his side on Saturday February 23, 2013, in Carmel at the age of 85. More...

Breaking News - 3/5/2013 7:22 PM

Ice is no longer safe, as Putnam issues warning

Concern some may fall through

Monday’s rescue of three New York City men from a reservoir in nearby Somers who fell through the ice while fishing has served as a wake-up call for area residents that ice on bodies of water in and around Putnam County is no longer safe. More...

More Armed Officers Likely in Our Schools

Legislature moves on greater force to protect kids

Putnam Legislature Chairman Richard Othmer has formed a task force to gather information leading to the hiring of school patrol officers across the county. More...

Gun Permit Opt-Out Forms Ready

Pistol permit owners desiring not to have personal information made public now have the opportunity to obtain an “Opt Out” form available at each of Putnam’s six town halls and three village offices. More...

Blood Drive in Memory of Slain Carmel Cop

One hundred people rolled up their sleeves Monday and donated blood in memory of slain police Detective John Falcone. More...

General Stories

9-1-1 Center Dedicated in Honor of Bob McMahon

Robert McMahon was a legend in the field of firefighting and EMS. More...

Kid Escape USA Opens in Southeast

A business created exclusively for children has opened in Southeast. Kid Escape USA, located off Route 22 at 16 Mt. More...

Nelsonville Man Killed in Fishkill Crash

A 22-year-old Nelsonville man is being remembered this week following his death in a tragic two-vehicle crash on Route 9 in Fishkill Friday night. More...

Enterprise

Three Years Running, A Forum to Unite All Elected Leaders

One of the most significant achievements for the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce has been to develop forums whereby elected officials and planning and zoning board leaders can come together in a meaningful, constructive way to help business owners More...

Sports

Breaking News - 3/4/2013 1:31 PM

'Pac Loses in Semi-Finals

Turnovers key in 47-42 outcome

FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE: WHITE PLAINS -- The Mahopac High School boys' basketball team was eliminated from the Section One, Class AA tournament on Friday evening with a 47-42 loss to New Rochelle in the semifinals at the Westchester County Center.&n More...

Breaking News - 2/28/2013 2:56 PM

Putnam Valley Season Ends

Lourdes moves on

WHITE PLAINS -- The dream ended just a little too soon for the Putnam Valley boys basketball team.The Tigers were beaten on Wednesday afternoon by Our Lady of Lourdes, 56-41, in the Section One, Class B semifinals at the Westchester County Center.Mor More...

Section One, Class AA Final Four Capsules

MAHOPAC Coach: Kevin Downes Nickname: Indians Record: 17-3 Semifinal Opponent: vs. New Rochelle, Friday, March 1, at Westchester County Center, 5 p.m. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

83 Years Ago Feb. 28, 1930

BEAUTIFYING THE ROADSIDE The next step in highway improvement will be to make the roads more attractive. The first and most important object of road improvements is, of course, to make it easier to get from one place to another. 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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“Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~Lauren Bacall