June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ruggiero To Be Named Peekskill City Manager

EXCLUSIVE COURIER REPORT

UPDATED: Putnam County Planner Anthony Ruggiero, hired by the county less than six months ago, is headed back to his former employer, the Courier has learned exclusively.The former Carmel resident, who now lives in Fishkill, will be leaving county em More...

Two Yorkies Killed By Neighbor’s Pit Bull

Wendy O’Connell and her family are devastated, fearful and angry. The residents of Vesper Road in Putnam Lake lost their two Yorkshire terriers last Saturday when Buster and Tex were mauled to death by their neighbor’s pit bull terrier. More...

Papers Provide $10,000 in Scholarships

Students’ Good Work Praised by Publisher

Ten excited high school students and several dozen parents and siblings marked their achievements during a reception Friday evening at the Cold Spring offices of the Putnam County News & Recorder and the Putnam County Courier. More...

Politics

Katz and Ball at Odds Over Decriminalizing Marijuana

Two of Putnam’s state elected officials, State Senator Greg Ball and Assemblyman Steve Katz, are at odds when it comes to decriminalizing marijuana. More...

Putnam Democrats Endorse Candidates

Putnam Democrats have endorsed two candidates to run for the county Legislature this fall. More...

Around the County

‘Seasons of Nature’ at Mahopac Library

Paintings by Mahopac resident Susan Shaiken are currently on exhibit in the Third Floor Gallery at Mahopac Public Library. Ms. More...

Go Green Club to be Recognized at Mt. Nimham

The usually quiet Mt. More...

Lake Carmel’s Panfish Derby is Coming

The Lake Carmel Park District’s Pan Fish Derby will be held this year on Father’s Day (Saturday, June 16th) at Beach 4. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Only Park District Residents and guests are eligible. Proof is required. More...

Cultural Events

Ironbound Films Dissects Mort Downey’s Life

The long-awaited release of Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie is upon us and the documentary has strong Putnam origins. More...

School News

Students Shine in ‘Night at the Museum’ Fashion Show

Inspired by the likes of Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, 14 aspiring designers unveiled their clothing lines at the Night at the Museum fashion show at the Tech Center at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES last week. More...

BOCES Honors Four Putnam Students

Four students from Putnam County were among eleven young scholars honored last Friday by faculty and administration as BOCES Distinguished Students of the Year. More...

Lights—Camera—Action for Brewster Senior

Taylor Turnure will soon become an industry name now that the young Brewster High School senior, a recent Vanguard winner, has been featured in a motion picture by the Center for Women in Government at SUNY Albany. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Confederate President Removed From New Orleans to Richmond More...

Word of the Week

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Wiliam Porter Dexter Jr.

William Porter Dexter Jr., 76, of Fishkill, formerly of Brewster, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2013. More...

Breaking News - 6/11/2013 2:02 PM

Fire damages condos in Carmel

A fire accidentally ignited by a plumber using a torch started a troublesome blaze Tuesday that damaged several units in the Clearing in the Woods condominium development on Drew Road in Carmel.The fire was reported at 9:09 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 6/7/2013 5:31 PM

Putnam 9-1-1 dispatcher assists in delivering health baby girl  Free Access 

UPDATED with more info

Just call her “Auntie Robyn!” Putnam 9-1-1 dispatcher Robyn Tricinelli was on duty Wednesday evening when she received a call from a woman who advised that her son and daughter-in-law were traveling on I-84 in Southeast en route to Putnam Hospital Ce More...

Thousands Support Relay for Life

Every candle has a name. Some are here while others are gone. More...

Golden Eagle Returns to the Wild

It was a Kodak moment when a gravely injured Golden Eagle—a bird often found in the Rockies and the Sierra Nevadas and rarely seen in the eastern U.S.—was returned to the wild atop Quaker Hill in Pawling. More...

General Stories

Mahopac Knights of Columbus Rejuvenating to Assist the Public

Charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism are the four core principles of the Knights of Columbus. More...

Mortgage Tax Receipts Climb Slightly

Mortgage tax receipts continue their slow climb. The receipts are an indicator of economic activity and, following a dismal report issued last fall, Putnam’s mortgage tax revenue increased slightly during the past six months. More...

Dozens Take Advantage of Coin and Stamp Appraisal Weekend in Carmel

The annual Croton River Coin Club’s free appraisals of U.S. and foreign coins and paper money as well as stamps, medals and tokens attracted large crowds to Carmel FD headquarters over the weekend. More...

Enterprise

3-D Printing Hailed as Economic Driver

Putnam County was well-represented last week as economic development officials announced the new Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz, intended to spur the rapid adoption and expansion of three-dimensional printing. More...

Leveraging Economic Rewards On Our Bike Paths

The many miles of converted “rail trails” which traverse our county provide a great way to enjoy nature, get our exercise and spend quality time with family and friends. More...

Brewster Farmers Market Opens Next Wednesday

A sign of the season is returning to Brewster. The Brewster Farmers Market opens its new season next Wednesday, June 12, featuring a wide variety of producers and purveyors of the finest food available anywhere in Putnam County. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 6/6/2013 12:52 PM

It Took Two Days, But Carmel Is The Section 1 Softball Champion

UPDATED: Carmel softball falls in state quarterfinals

BINGHAMTON -- As the sun rose and set on Wednesday, the Carmel High School softball team experienced the highs and lows of victory and defeat. More...

Carmel Baseball Final Record Not Indicative of Good Play

CARMEL – The record doesn’t say it. So Bob Shilling says it. “This was one of my most enjoyable seasons,” the longtime Carmel High School baseball coach said, “in large part because we had great seniors.” More...

250 Cyclists Ride for Ty Campbell Foundation

The roar of motorcycles permeated the Putnam countryside Saturday when 250 motorcyclists participated in a 35 mile trek to raise money and awareness in support of childhood cancer research. More...

Worship Services

Temple to Host Open House on Sunday

From 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Sunday, June 9, enjoy an Open House at Temple Beth Shalom, in Mahopac. Tour our synagogue building, meet our fabulous staff, talk with our members, and enjoy a light meal. More...

Worship Services

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

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