April 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Revenue Plummets

Lawmakers are perplexed that Putnam County coffers have taken the largest hit ever when it comes to sales tax revenue. More...

Putnam Stages Indian Point Disaster Scenario

Emergency responders throughout Putnam County were pressed into action on Saturday, April 25, 2009, when the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services orchestrated a countywide emergency preparedness exercise at three locations in Carmel. More...

Green Chimneys Store Offers Vocational Training

A new store has opened in Putnam County—a business that focuses on healthy living and sustainable agriculture. More...

General Stories

Veterans Rally at Loyalty Day Celebration in Kent

Hundreds of veterans and their families gathered at the Putnam County Veteran's Memorial Park in Kent on Sunday, April 26, 2009, to celebrate Loyalty Day—a day set aside to remember all veterans, while also serving as a counterpoint to the co More...

Record Turnout for Putnam Heart Walk in Brewster

Mid-summer weather greeted more than 1250 walkers Sunday who participated in Putnam's annual Heart Walk. More...

Police News

Second Thought Crook A Peekskill man apparently had second thoughts about taking merchandise from a Mahopac pharmacy but wound up in jail nevertheless. Carmel Police were summoned last week to the Rite-Aid Pharmacy for a report of a shoplifter. More...

School News

Huge Turnout at Annual Putnam Youth Forum

Program Al lows for Conf ident ial Talk Among Teens

One hundred seventy teenagers enrolled in high schools across Putnam County and vicinity traveled to Kent Cliffs Monday and participated in the 15th annual Putnam Youth Forum. More...

Hannaford's Helps Putnam Schools Raise Money

Fourteen schools throughout Putnam County have received over $5,000 through the Hannaford Supermarket Helping Schools program. More...

Planting Vegetables in North Salem

A steady rain failed to deter the enthusiasm of fifth graders attending the Pequenakonck (PQ) Elementary School in North Salem when planting a vegetable garden and more than 100 shrubs on the school grounds. More...

Editorials

Tilly Foster's Rolling Meadows Offer Respite and Reminders of Our County's Rural Roots

Last week over 750 people visited Tilly Foster for its spring reopening - it was a great beginning. Children enjoyed hayrides and sheep shearing. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

2 100 Years Ago May 6, 1909

Tea to Flow Free This Sale The sale of cakes, candy, and aprons, which under the auspices of the Women's Foreign and Home Missionary Societies of the Brewster Methodist church will attract wide attention. More...

Obama Displays Boldness During First 100 Days

Audacity

Audacity—boldness—defines Barack Obama. As the president reached his 100th day in office on April 29, expect his audacity to be on full display in several key ways: More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I'm really excited that the Putnam Courier is back. It is so nice to have our own paper and with a population of 100,000 we deserve it! I was a little disappointed when I read the paper. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Theodore S. Baker

Theodore S. Baker age 84, a lifelong resident of Holmes, NY, died Sunday, April 26, 2009 in New Milford, CT. Mr. Baker was born December 2, 1924 to Stanley M. and Ethel (Burton) Baker. He graduated from Pawling High School in 1942. More...

Veterans Rally at Loyalty Day Celebration

Attendees outraged at Homeland Security for depicting vets as terrorists

Veteran color guards march into the Veteran's Memorial Park for the annual Loyalty Day observance, which began in 1921 as a counterpoint to communist May Day celebrations. See story on page 8. More...

Furious County Historian Resigns in Controversy

Putnam County Historian Allan Warnecke has resigned from his position, effective May 16. The occasion of his sudden departure is the ongoing controversy over the 18th century Hill-Agor farm in Mahopac. More...

Local Health Officials Monitoring Swine Flu

Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Sherlita Amler is calling on the public not to panic in the wake of the swine flu virus outbreak spreading throughout the United States. More...

West Point: Warner House Structurally Unsound

Tours of island will continue, but house will be closed to the public

Long before Guinan's pub became known as the "little chapel on the river,"—a place where visitors could find respite, libations, and good cheer— another house just a bit further up the Hudson served as a "little chapel" in a more litera More...

AARP to Focus on Nutrition and Allergies

On Saturday, May 9, 2009, Allison J. Stowell, nutrition coordinator for Hannaford Market in Carmel, will speak to the Putnam County AARP #1183 Chapter about senior nutrition and allergies. More...

Around the County

Carmel

Capsized Mystery in Resevoir

An overturned rowboat in the West Branch Reservoir in Carmel sent emergency responders into action last Friday. A motorist traveling along Route 6 between Mahopac and Carmel observed the overturned craft at 8 a.m. and called 911. More...

Brewster

Disaster Drill at BHS

An early morning "disaster" on the Brewster High School campus served as a wake-up call for students and faculty alike. More...

Kent

The Need for Speed

The warm weather is here and with the arrival of sunny days and pleasant temperatures large numbers of motorcyclists have been observed on area roads. More...

Cultural Events

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...

Creative Writing Summer Camp Offered to Students

Children ages 8- 12 who like to tell stories, write them down, embellish them with photographs, and use their imaginations will fit "write" in at this summer's first-ever Creative Writing Camp at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. More...

Sports

Bears Roll Over Peekskill, 16-0

Brewster also edges Yorktown, 4-3; fal ls to Lakeland in eight , 3-2

BREWSTER—Peekskill led off Monday's game at Brewster with a double, but that was it for the Red Devils, as Bears hurler Jess Griesinger settled in and retired the next 18 batters to record a one-hitter, as Brewster routed Peekskill, 16-0, in More...

Mahopac Girls Drop Bronxville, 17-11

Ryan scores 100th career goal

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High girls lacrosse team picked up a 17-11 victory over Bronxville last Wednesday in a game played at Bronxville. More...

Brewster Splits Twin Bill With Yorktown, Tops Carmel

BREWSTER— It was a stretch of four games in three days for the Brewster High baseball team last weekend, and Bears Manager Ed Mulvihill had no complaints after watching his team go 2-2, splitting two with Yorktown Saturday, after topping Carm More...

Columns

Pastimes

Walk the Dog, Bring the Kids, Enjoy Nature's Beauty at Kent's White Pond

If you are a dog owner, take your dog here! White Pond is very popular for boaters, fishermen, and dogowners. The lake itself is about 125 acres. 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...

Calendar

Calendar

Friday, April 24 Philipstown Garden Club Workshop sponsored by Cornell Coop Extension. Putnam County Emergency Training Ctr., Don Smith Campus, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. More...

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"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale