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March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

York Tied to Poll in Sheriff’s Race

Potential Sheriff candidate Christopher York was involved with the poll done in the race the weekend of March 16, York said Monday evening. More...

Collegiate Gem Close to Home  Free Access 

For those of us currently putting children through college, there are always worries attached: How will my child fare away from home? Will she be safe? Will he be able to find a career? More...

Politics

Early Voting Would Be Costly

Instituting early voting in Putnam County would be costly and difficult to implement. More...

Around the County

Breaking News - 3/28/2013 2:26 PM

Anthony Rubino is a youthful centurion

And his brother is 95!

Anthony Rubino is an amazing man.The Mahopac resident celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday before family, friends and more than 250 seniors gathered at the William Koehler Center in Mahopac. More...

Brewster Amvets to Host Breakfast Buffet on April 7

Pfc Robert Gracia Post 11-11 is hosting its Amvets Breakfast Buffet on Sunday April 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults are $10, Kids $5 or Free 4 Fairfield Dr. Patterson. More...

Rotary Fish and Chips Well Attended

Fish and chips enthusiasts arrived early and many stayed late as a steady stream of diners packed George’s Restaurant Friday night for fun, fellowship and fresh fried fish, all to benefit the Carmel Rotary Club’s high school scholarships More...

School News

School Aid Hiked for Putnam

It’s been an agonizing spring for school district administrators throughout Putnam County with reductions in state aid and the 2 percent budget tax cap resulting in threatened cuts to staff and programs countywide for the 2013-2014 school year. More...

State Aid Reductions Force PARC to Close Pre-School in Mahopac

PARC—Exceptional Opportunities for People with Disabilities—will be closing its preschool program in Mahopac later this year. More...

Carmel High School Students Excel in Future Business Leaders Competition

Students enrolled in the Carmel High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) excelled recently in district competition. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Mr. Miller is recovering slowly from his hemorrhage. More...

Columns

Public Health, By the Numbers and From A to Z

Some may wonder exactly what public health involves. Frankly, a better question might be what is it that public health doesn’t do. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. More...

Stations of the Cross celebrated in Mahopac

Dozens of Putnam’s newest residents from Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico and Puerto Rico converged in downtown Mahopac on Good Friday afternoon to celebrate a 2000 year old tradition—the Stations of the Cross. More...

As County Reels, Odell Says Objectivity Lost in Case

Sheriff Dismisses Call to Step Aside as Political Interference

In a fast-moving case that has thrown Putnam County politics into turmoil, County Executive MaryEllen Odell on Tuesday called for Sheriff Donald Smith’s office to step aside from investigating a rape case with tangential ties to the district at More...

Creating a Business Friendly Putnam

Elected officials on the federal, state, county and town levels spent part of their Sunday afternoon talking with business leaders in deciding how to make Putnam County a better place in which to live and work. More...

General Stories

Forum Speakers Want Cuts Reversed

Putnam’s annual Legislative Forum attracted a large crowd to Putnam Hospital Center last Saturday morning when dozens of speakers called on elected and appointed officials to create and support disability related public policies while restoring More...

Survey Says Putnam Ranked 4th in State for Health Outcomes

Putnam may be the fourth healthiest county in New York State, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, but Commissioner of Health Dr. Allen Beals wants that number one spot again. More...

Roger Gross Returns to Southeast Asia

Putnam Legislator Roger Gross has returned from a trip of a lifetime—a three day visit to the Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, South Korea. More...

Enterprise

Restaurant Week & Elected Officials Business Forum

As Restaurant Week concluded, I made it to 6 out of the 8 participating local eateries and I regret not getting to all! More...

Help Wanted: Skilled Workers

Odell, Schumer at Patterson machinery manufacturer

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Sports

Carmel’s Viola To Miss First Season Of College Baseball

CARMEL – Former Carmel High School baseball star Bret Viola will have to wait to play his first season of collegiate ball. More...

Let’s See What Carmel H.S. Baseball Can Do Without Mother Nature

CARMEL – It’s human nature to sit back and think sometimes, ‘What if?’, and as the spring high school sports season begins and we think about all the successful teams coming back to take another shot at league and sectional gl More...

Section One Football Rankings Bode Well for Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac

Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac high school football teams should be happy with the new Section One football rankings, which are used to determine league placement and give a general idea of the strength of the section’s teams. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: So here’s my burning question. Since our Assemblyman Steve Katz may be in the habit of toking up while driving to work in Albany, do you think he was stoned when he voted against the Medical Marijuana bill? More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

LAURIE SUSAN GABBAMONTE

Laurie Gabbamonte fought for 17 months and lost her battle to brain cancer on March 21, 2013, at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY. She was 56. More...

GERTRUDE NAPOLITANO

Gertrude Napolitano, 95, of Brewster, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel. Mrs. Napolitano was born October 19, 1917, in Orange, Mass., to William and Marion (George) Dresser. More...

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