April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam's Prospects Promising, Says Bondi

This reporter sat down with County Executive Robert Bondi at the county offices in Carmel for an in-depth conversation. We were joined by Deputy County Executive John Tully and Chief of Staff Lisa Denig. More...

Of Brave Soldiers, Romance, and Simple Truths

Digging Through the Storied Past of Putnam's Weekly Journal

"Be Kind to Old Folks" Placing the Putnam County Courier in history is a daunting task. The paper was founded in 1841 by James D. Little, and some of its first readers were alive when the United States Constitution was being drafted. More...

General Stories

Was There a Witness to John Marcinak's Murder?

There may have been a witness to the New Year's Eve murder of Garrison resident John Marcinak. Around noon on December 31, 2008, Marcinak was shot and killed in front of Garrison Garage, the Route 9 towing business that he owned and operated. More...

Outward Bound Eyes Move From Garrison

The dirt road identified as "Mystery Point," off of Route 9D between Garrison and the Bear Mountain Bridge, is appropriately named. More...

Veterans Experience Great Outdoors Thanks to Outward Bound, Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is not frequently associated with the American military. As an environmental group, the club promotes the "responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources. More...

Sports

High Hopes for Brewster Girls Lacrosse

Bears return top five scorers, eight starters

BREWSTER - Veteran coach Gerry Walsh had high hopes for his Brewster girls lacrosse team last spring, and the Bears enjoyed a solid season, for the most part. More...

Brewster Boys Will Depend on Defense

BREWSTER—With just four returning starters, the Brewster High lacrosse team will have a different look this spring. More...

Mahopac Boys Lacrosse

The 'Pac is Hungry for Another Class A Title Run

MAHOPAC - Last year's Mahopac High lacrosse team rebounded from a dismal season the year before, and now coaches Mike and Dave Haddeland are hoping the Indians can kick it up another notch and get back to the finals - and hopefully walk off with th More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

from the Courier Archives

70 Years Ago April 6, 1939 Washington's Visit Here With 1939 marking the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as the first president of the United States, we are reminded that he spent more time in the Hudson Valley during More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: It is curious to me that even now, months after the initial breakdown of our financial system, nobody is talking about the real culprit. Bad Math is to blame for our problems. More...

Letters Policy

The Putnam County Courier encourges readers to participate in the public discourse by submitting letters to the editor in a timely fashion. Please email your letters to courier@pcnr.com. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 26 Prospect Ave., Brewster 845-279-4325 Sunday Service Schedule: 9am - Adult Education in the Rector's office; 9:15 - Children's Choir practice; 9: More...

Reflections on Lent

"And yet, though the long season of sorrow which ushers in this Blessed Day in some sense sobers and quells the keenness of our enjoyment, yet without such preparatory season, let us be sure we shall not rejoice at all. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Fri. Apr. 17 - Sandhurst Royal Military Academy Choir in performance to benefit St. Mary's steeple fund. 7:30pm, St. Mary's, Cold Spring. $20/adults, $15/seniors & students, tickets at door. Fri. Apr. More...

The Courier Returns

After brush with bankruptcy, Putnam's oldest newspaper is revived

The Putnam County Courier is back! Last Friday, Roger Ailes, a prominent Putnam County entrepreneur, completed the purchase of the Taconic Press from the bankrupt Journal Register. More...

Legislature Opposes Home Health Privitization Plan

Calling it a "no brainer," the Putnam County Legislature Tuesday opposed a suggestion made by County Executive Robert Bondi to investigate the privatization of the county's Home Health Care nurses and voted unanimously to continue the Certified Hom More...

Hall Has High Hopes Funds Will Pump Up Putnam's Projects

Congressman John Hall (D-19) helped pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 otherwise known as the economic stimulus bill, in February. More...

Around the County

Brewster

Judy Callahan named as new executive director of CAP

Putnam's Community Action Program (CAP) has a new executive director. Judy Callahan of Brewster was selected to succeed Rosemary Bahr who stepped down last month to accept a new position in Westchester. More...

Carmel

E-mail survey scam warning

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Mahopac

Plans for Putnam Relay for Life set into motion

MAHOPAC—Putnam County's Relay for Life is one of the most moving events held throughout the course of the year. More...

School News

Focusing on 'We The People' and Abraham Lincoln

Brewster Elementary Children Learn about Equality

The four students were among 86 boys and girls attending Garden Street School and the John F. More...

New Superintendent in Mahopac

Thomas Manko will lead Putnam County's largest school distr ict into the future. Manko will be appointed as superintendent of the Mahopac School District April 14 succeeding Dr. More...

Food Service Excellence in Putnam

Five schools, one restaurant, and two educational centers in Putnam County have been recognized for maintaining superior safety and operational standards in their food services departments. More...

Editorials

Bringing Back the Courier

It is said that Israel Putnam, the namesake of this county, rid Connecticut of its final wolf by entering a cave with a torch after fear turned away all others. More...

Will Federal Spending Boost the Economy?

Congress Bails Out Obama's Sea of Red Ink

Congress spent last week going through the Obama budget with what passes for a fine-tooth comb on Capitol Hill. More...

Will Federal Spending Boost the Economy?

Federal Spending is the Solution to Economic Woes

Here we are, with an economic downturn that is resulting in high unemployment--likely to persist for a long time. More...

Birth Announcements

Shane David Degl

Baby Boy Shane David Degl was born March 30, 2009, weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz., to parents Jennifer and John Degl of Mahopac, to maternal grandparents Barbara and Michael Hartnett of Mahopac, and to paternal grandparents Jean and Charles Degl of Mahopac. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James "Jim" Guinan

James Guinan passed away peacefully on April 1, 2009, in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland, to John and Kathleen Guinan. He emigrated to England to find work and it was there he met and married Margaret "Peg" Curnyn. More...

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