April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fisherman Rescued in Gleneida

Quick action on the part of police from three jurisdictions saved the life of a fisherman from Dutchess County early Monday who fell from a rowboat into Lake Gleneida while fishing. The Putnam 911 Dispatch Center received a call at 6:45 a.m. More...

K-9 Units Conduct 3rd Search for Marcinak Clues

Since John Marcinak's murder on New Year's Eve day, police have conducted three extensive searches of the area around the Garrison Garage in hopes of finding evidence pointing to the unknown killer. More...

Breakfast with a Brogue at Bernie's in Brewster

The owner of Bernie's Deli on Route 22 in Brewster, Bernie Cummins jokes that without cigarettes or beer, "how can we be an Irish deli?" But the Irish flavor at Bernie's is more than just a shamrock on the sign outside. More...

General Stories

How the Other Half Lives

News From the Other Side of the Taconic

Hundreds gather at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Cold Spring to mourn the death of beloved resident James "Jim" Guinan, the famed proprietor of Guinan's Country Store—the old pub at Garrison's Landing. More...

Schumer Fights For Sport Fishing

KENT—U.S. Senator Charles Schumer paid a visit to Putnam County. More...

Police News

Teen Caught Selling Drugs MAHOPAC—An 18-year-old Mahopac youth is facing a seven year state prison term following his arrest for selling marijuana in the greater Carmel- Mahopac area. More...

School News

Mahopac Students Try to Change Water Habits

MAHOPAC - A group of Mahopac High School students launched a project last month aimed at reducing the number of plastic water bottles their classmates were using and discarding on a regular basis. More...

Students Construct Mural Made from Soda Cans

MAHOPAC - Recycling is an art at Fulmar Road Elementary School. Fifth graders there have turned 1,280 empty soda cans into an 8x20-foot mural to be installed outside the art room. More...

Mahopac Plans a Health Fair

MAHOPAC - Mahopac-a-Palooza, a community celebration and health fair is planned for May 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mahopac Middle School. More...

Editorials

Reaching Out

"We don't go over to that side of the county very much." "The two sides of the county here don't get along all that well." "There are feuds between families and people that go back for a long time." "It is like two different counties." "The legis More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

2 40 Years Ago April 17, 1969 Bankers Analyze Mortagage Prospects JEFFERSON VALLEY: Strong doubts as to when the flow of mortgage money will reopen were expressed Thursday night (April 10) by bankers who participated in a panel discussion before t More...

Something Old is New Again

Discerning the Mystery of Easter JAMES V. SCHALL, S.J. The word "octave" is from Greek and Latin words meaning the number eight. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Sara Etta Harrison

Sara Etta Harrison will be remembered at a special Memorial Service at Drew United Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY on Saturday, April 18th, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. More...

James Michael Murphy

James Michael Murphy, 46, CW4 US Army Retired, passed away suddenly, Monday, March 16, 2009 in EL Paso, Texas. Jim graduated from Carmel High School in 1980. After 22 years of service, he retired from the United States Army. More...

Remembering the Revolution

Putnam Historical Society Hosts Exhibit on George Pope Morris

Patriot's Day, April 19, commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord and the beginning of the American Revolution. More...

Superbug Sickens Putnamites

Putnam County Health Department personnel have been kept busy in recent months investigating a number of illness outbreaks from Carmel to Cold Spring. Health Commissioner Dr. More...

Putnam's 911 Cal ls Range from Tragic to Ridiculous

Business at Putnam County's 911 Emergency Operations Center is booming. More...

Payeth, for the Tax Man Cometh

By now most of us have completed the arduous task of filing our income tax returns for the calendar year 2008. Some may have rushed through the weekend to pull paperwork together while also trying to enjoy the April holidays. More...

Putnam' s Donald Smi ths Announce New Technology

Kent Police Chief Donald L. Smith and Putnam Sheriff Donald B. Smith have been friends since kindergarten. More...

Around the County

Car mel

Jews celebrate the Blessing of the Sun

Calling it a momentous occasion, Rabbi Avi Korer of the Putnam Chabad, led three dozen worshippers in prayer to celebrate Birkat Hachama—the Jewi sh Bles s ing of the Sun. The ceremony took place at 8 a.m. More...

Kent

Sidewalk project takes a giant step in Kent

A leisurely stroll from downtown Carmel through the Town of Kent is in the offing now that Uncle Sam has come up with $81 million for transportation related projects in New York. More...

Brewster

Putnam Symphony Brings Their Season to a Close in Brewster The Putnam Symphony Orchestra will close its 32nd season with a performance on Sunday, May 3, at 3pm. More...

Sports

Mahopac Stays Close But Can't Close the Deal

Last-minute mistakes seal fate in 6-5 loss to Northport

MAHOPAC - When Northport (LI) took on Mahopac last Thursday on the turf at Mahopac High School, it was the kind of game where you figured the last team to have the ball would walk off with the win. More...

Brewster Makes Late Run But Can't Catch Putnam Valley

Bears unable to get key stops in fourth

BREWSTER - The Brewster High lacrosse team put itself in good position for a comeback last Saturday at rain-soaked Putnam Valley. More...

Baseball Previews

Carmel Looking to Returning Veterans to Guide the Ship

CARMEL - The loss of speedy leadoff hitter John Kiechle, as well as Sal Palmiero and Frank Nagel, will be something the Carmel High baseball team will have to overcome. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: How thrilling to find your latest issue in the mail. It was a great disappointment when the paper ceased publishing. There is nothing like a local newspaper to maintain a sense of community and continuity. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Brewster 460 N Main St Brewster, NY 10509 (845) 279-2636 Worship Service: Sunday 9:30 am Christian Educ ation: 10:45 am GRACE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 7 Park Street, Brewster, More...

Birth Announcements

Births

Victoria Blaise Diana Baby Girl Victoria Blaise Diana was born April 4, 2009, weighing 6 lbs. 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...

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