June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Picture Perfect Evening for Mahopac Graduation

The evening was perfect for out-of-doors activity. Last Thursday night, 434 members of the Mahopac High School Class of 2013 received their diplomas during the school’s annual commencement on the MHS athletic field before an exuberant audience. More...

Brewster Man Charged With Selling Drugs On Craigslist

A 27-year-old Brewster man is facing 15 years in state prison for allegedly selling drugs through the popular internet website Craigslist. More...

4th of July Fireworks Planned

Independence Day fireworks are being planned for the 4th of July in Southeast and 48 hours later at Lake Carmel. More...

Ed Cleary, Continuing a Putnam Tradition

Longtime Nelsonville resident Ed Cleary’s heart is filled with patriotic pride. Cleary is a lay minister and has been a longtime member of the historic Cold Spring Baptist Church (now the Church on the Hill) since he was a child. More...

Politics

Legislature Committee Backs Term Limits

Term limits are coming to Putnam County legislators again! The lawmakers are expected to approve the imposition of limiting the number of times they can seek office at their July 2 monthly meeting. More...

Around the County

Sarah Smith Earns Girl Scout Silver Award

Sarah Smith is a Girl Scout Cadette who earned her Girl Scout Silver Award by working with the clients at the Community Action Program (CAP) in Brewster. More...

Putnam Blood Drive Set to Take Place Friday

Schools have recessed for the summer. The Fourth of July will be celebrated next week. With vacations and holiday plans on the minds of many local residents, the need for blood always intensifies since donations decline this time of the year. More...

Neighbors Help Cops Catch Man Wanted for Burglary

The old adage that the public serves as the eyes and ears of law enforcement was never more true in Southeast and as a result, a 27-year-old Brewster man is behind bars on charges of felony burglary. More...

Cultural Events

Through My Eyes Draws Rave Reviews at Studio Around the Corner

Willians Mendez’ one man show is drawing rave reviews at the Studio around the Corner in Brewster. The 34-year-old Guatemalan, who immigrated to the U.S. More...

School News

Commencement at Putnam’s First Chinese School

Sunday was special for a group of young people who completed their studies and graduated from Putnam’s first Chinese School located at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs. More...

Lions’ Peace Poster Contest Winners

The Carmel-Kent Lions Club presented awards to the two finalists in their local competition of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

SUBURBAN ROADWAYS

Substantial and thorough construction of Telford roadways The following description of the method of constructing a substantial roadway according to ideas of Telford will impress the reader as thorough, but it suggests an undue and perhaps unnecessa More...

Word of the Week

ran•sack

to search through in a way that causes disorder or damage More...

Columns

PERSPECTIVE

Winston Churchill and the Fourth of July

On July 4, 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill released a memorandum to his country’s public officials: “On what may be the eve of an attempted invasion or battle for our native land, the Prime Minister desires to impress upon More...

Breaking News - 6/30/2013 1:35 PM

Cache of Munitions Leads to Evacuation of Wide Area of Mahopac

UPDATED with list of seized ammo

Updated for new details ..... The discovery of a Mahopac man found shot to death inside his home at 303 East Lake Blvd. More...

Assembly Kills Sales Tax Holiday

So much for Putnam shoppers getting a tax break this fall on back to school clothing and footwear. More...

Graduate’s Death Brings Sadness to Carmel

Members of the Carmel High School Class of 2013 donned light blue ribbons last Thursday evening to remember their classmate, Jennifer Holotko, who died earlier in the week after being stricken with a rare illness. More...

Sprucing Up Tilly Foster

Philanthropist George Whipple donned his work clothes last Friday and joined a dozen volunteers from Westchester and New York City by painting more than a mile of fence at the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast. More...

General Stories

Brewster Farrier Honored by Putnam Pegasus

James Cassano believes in the mission of Pegasus therapeutic riding. More...

Al Lotrecchiano’s 50 Years of Service Highlights Carmel Rotary Installation

The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self.” Lifetime Putnam resident Al Lotrecchiano was recognized for his “honor above all men” at last Wednesday evening’s installation of the Carmel Rotary Club. More...

Sheriff ’s Department Recognized by MTA Police

The Putnam Sheriff’s Department has received a pat on the back and a hearty thank you from the New York City MTA Police. More...

Enterprise

Father, Son Open Bentwood Studio

Ernie Palmieri and his son Glenn are excited about their new business that has opened in Lake Carmel. More...

Business Interests Care About the Bike Path, Too

Recently, heated discussions have emerged regarding the proposed effort to add signage to Putnam’s bike paths financed by advertising from local businesses. More...

Sports

4th Hole at Centennial’s Meadows Nine: ‘Fair, but Challenging’  Free Access 

Editor’s Note: Today begins a weekly summer series highlighting the favorite holes of Putnam County golf pros at their respective courses. More...

Garrison’s Rose Sanca Is a Hit with Yankees Cake

Rose Sanca is a successful businesswoman who has lived in Garrison for close to 20 years. She is best known for her successful bakery business, Home Style Desserts, which she has operated in its current Peekskill location for 25 years. More...

Haldane Baseball, Carmel Softball Lead Final State Rankings

Putnam Valley girls’ lacrosse mysteriously absent from last poll

The Haldane High School baseball team and the Carmel High School softball team finished the season as Putnam County’s two highest-ranked teams, according to the final New York State Sportswriters Association polls for every spring sport. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Amelia ‘Mimi’ Collabolletta

Services Tuesday, in Croton Falls

Amelia “Mimi” Collabolletta, a lifelong resident of Croton Falls, died Thursday June 27, 2013 at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Lucy A. Bondatti

Lucy A. Bondatti, age 97, a lifelong resident of Croton Falls, died on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Carmel. Mrs. Bondatti was born June 24, 1915, in Croton Falls to Peter and Carmela (Bosco) Maiorani. More...

Marie J. Ginorio

Marie J. Ginorio, age 90, of Somers, formally of Brewster and New Fairfield, Ct., died on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Somers Manor. Mrs. Ginorio was born August 25, 1923, daughter to the late Vincenzo and Carmela (Pignatari) Martone. More...

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“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” -- William Allingham