April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Jobless Rate Hits 20-Year High

But Putnam fares better than rest of New York

Putnam's rate of unemployment is 6.7 percent, the highest in more than two decades. The New York State Labor Department reported the March statistics last week, which came as no surprise to Putnam lawmakers. More...

Ball Prepares for Campaign Against Hall

Republican assemblyman Greg Ball has all but announced his intention to run for New York's 19th Congressional District, currently occupied by Democrat John Hall. More...

Putnam's Relay for Life is New York's Largest

Putnam County's Relay for Life continues to be the area's greatest fund raising event. More...

Spotlight on Business

Osceola Garage to Host Grand Re-Opening

Even in a contracting economy, one Putnam business is boldly expanding. The Osceola Garage of Baldwin Place stands ready to open its new building. More...

General Stories

Brewster Best Western Breaking Ground Soon

Within the next six months visitors to Putnam County will no longer have to travel to Westchester, Dutchess or western Connecticut in order to attain quality overnight accommodations. More...

Police News

Sledgehammer Slayer A Lake Carmel woman who murdered her husband by striking him with a sledgehammer and mutilating his genitals has copped a plea of not responsible by reason of mental disease and has been transferred to a maximum security menta More...

Trio Charged With Vehicle Burglaries in Putnam

Three young men are in serious trouble with the law for allegedly committing a number of vehicle larcenies throughout Putnam and Northern Westchester. More...

Cultural Events

Residents Can Discover the History of Their Own Homes

Vinny Tamagna, deputy chairman of the Putnam County Legislature has announced a new historic program called "Marking Your Old House. More...

Fahnestock Offers Family Friendly Picnic and BBQ

Come and meet the Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands State Park (FoFHH) at a picni c Saturday, May 16, 12-4pm, at the Canopus Lake Beach/Winter Park area in Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. More...

Sports

Carmel rallies in seventh to edge Mahopac, 4-3

CARMEL—The Carmel and Mahopac baseball teams opened last week with their first meeting of the season, and it was the Rams who walked of with a 4-3 win after a seventh-inning, come-from-behind rally in the League 1-C clash. More...

Mahopac Girls Pull Away From North Rockland

Ryan nets five goals in win

MAHOPAC - After playing North Rockland to a 4-4 tie at halftime Monday, the Mahopac High girls lacrosse team picked up the intensity in the second half and pulled away for an 11-7 victory over the Red Raiders in a game played at Mahopac High Schoo More...

Brewster Track Teams Excel at Tri-Valley Meet

Girls place fourth, boys fifth

BREWSTER - The Brewster High boys and girls track and field teams both turned in solid performances at the Tri-Valley Invitational last weekend in Grahamsville, NY. Brewster's boys team placed fifth (out of 20 teams). More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Your article last week about the Putnam County Sheriff's Department providing live-scan technology to the Kent Police Department gives the impression that Sheriff Don Smith is keeping Putnam's law enforcement current on technology. 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 Education: Sunday 10:45 am GRACE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 7 Park Street, Brewster, More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph Thomas Buonagurio

Joseph Thomas Buonagur io of Yorktown Heights, NY entered The Lord's Kingdom April 19th, 2009. He was 21 year s of age. More...

Bernadett e Escott

Bernadette Escott age 61 of Greenback passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the family home. She was of the Catholic Faith. She was currently employed with Goddard Industrial Co. for the last six years. More...

New Edition to Be Uploaded Thursday Morning

Stay tuned.

A Preview of the April 30 Edition: The Resignation of the Putnam County Historian County Sales Tax Revenue Declines West Point Closes Warner House on Constitution Island for Repairs More...

Loyalty Day - Sunday, April 26

Celebrate Loyalty Day

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, will hold a Loyalty Day picnic at Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday, April 26. NOTE: The picnic will NOT be on Saturday, April 25, as previously reported. More...

Firefighters Save Friendly's in Carmel

Firefighters averted a calamity at Friendly's Restaurant in Carmel Wednesday when smoke was reported inside the wood frame structure around 7:45 a.m. More...

Shrinking Journal News in Trouble

Daily tries to cover Putnam from Westchester

As subscriptions decline and the cost of newsprint rises, newspapers are scrambling for ways to reduce costs. The Journal News, a daily paper covering Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties, has not been exempt from the cost-cutting. More...

Tilly Foster Farm Prepares to Open to Public

Between the bustling downtown of Brewster, and the sprawling commercial development of Carmel lies one of the last reminder's of Putnam's agricultural past, Tilly Foster Farm. More...

Around the County

Carmel

Carmel Teenagers Clean Up

The Putnam County seat has a refreshing appearance this week thanks to the efforts of a group of Carmel teenagers. More...

New Mahopac Superintendent

Thomas Manko arrived in Mahopac like a kid in a candy shop and the school's new chief school administrator wasn't the least bit disappointed. More...

Southeast

Putnam Wears Heart on Sleeve

Two hundred people were on hand in Southeast when "Mend-A-Heart with Stitches for Love" held its third annual "50's at the Hop" fund raiser. More...

School News

Candidates File for School Board Races in Putnam County

A contested school board race will be held in only one of Putnam's six school districts next month. More...

Brewster High School Prom Project Educates Hundreds About Risks

Hundreds of moms and dads arose well before dawn last Friday to join their sons and daughters at Brewster High School. More...

Breakfast Program "out" in Mahopac

The numbers are in and breakfast out in the Mahopac School District. Putnam's largest school system conducted a breakfast survey recently and on Friday the results were announced. More...

Editorials

Loyalty to Country, Thank You To Vets

On May 1, 1921, in response to the May Day celebrations of Communists, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held a rally at Union Station in New York to promote American patriotism in the face of threats to our national identity and founding pri More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

2 110 Years Ago April 21, 1899 Sailors in an Ambush: Lieutenant Gilmore and a Party from the Yorktown Captured by Fillipinos MANILA (By Cable) - Lieutenant J.G. More...

Life Sketches in Putnam History

Sybil Ludington

Why do we mark April 26th as a day to remember? Residents of Putnam County have been riding along Sybil Ludington's route for years. We often travel through a town that wears her name, and we hardly even notice. More...

Birth Announcements

Brandan Matthew Caulkins-Eidam

Baby Boy Br andon Ma t thew Caulkins-Eidam was born March 17, 2009, weighing 4 lbs. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, April 23 Philipstown Rec sponsored event: The Smothers Brothers at the Paramount Theatre. Transportation provided from Philipstown. $20/residents; $35/ nonresidents and/or under 55. Reservations required through Rec: 424- 4618. More...

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