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Historic Patterson Baptist Church a Fitting Site for Patriotic Prayer

The historic Patterson Baptist Church will open its doors to the public all day Thursday, May 7, for the National Day of Prayer. The pastor, Dr. More...

County Coffers Need Boost, Say Legislators

A one quarter of one percent mortgage tax would have generated more than $1 million for county coffers during the past six months during a downturn in home sales. More...

General Stories

It's Official: Greg Ball Versus John Hall in 2010

State Assemblyman Greg Ball has let the cat out of the bag to a group of students attending the John F. Kennedy High School in Somers. More...

Courier Reporter Wins Journalism Fellowship

Courier journalist Michael Brendan Dougherty has received the prestigious Phillips Journalism Fellowship, and will be honored at a dinner along seven other winners Tuesday, May 12, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. More...

Water Relief Coming to Southeast's Springhouse Estates

A partnering effort spearheaded by State Senator Vincent Leibell and Southeast Town Supervisor Michael Rights will result in clean drinking water to 54 families residing in the Springhouse Estates subdivision in Southeast. More...

Sports

Brewster Girls Can' t Stay with Lakeland/Panas in 13-8 Loss

Bears Also Fato Mahopac

BREWSTER - Lindsay Biondi had three goals and Emily Biondi added two goals and one assist Monday, but it wasn't enough, as the Brewster High girls lacrosse team dropped a 13-8 decision to Lakeland/Panas in a game played at Brewster. More...

Indians Drop Three of Four to John Jay, Arlington

MAHOPAC - The Mahopac High baseball team dropped three of four games last week during a tough stretch, falling 5-4 to Arlington Monday at home, after dropping an 8-4 decision to John Jay EF last Saturday, also at Mahopac. More...

'Pac Laxmen Pick Up Three Wins, Improve to 7-4

MAHOPAC - The Mahopac High lacrosse team picked up three wins last week, topping Suffern, 16-3, Saturday, after rolling over Clarkstown South, 12-1, Thursday, and Brewster, 11-4, the prior Tuesday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Courier Returns

Dear Editor: Many thank yous for your wonderful "new" Courier. It has returned to the same paper I started to read 40 years ago. The news articles are heartwarming, articulate, and most interesting. More...

Respect Veterans

Dear Editor: The article in last week's Courier about a rally by some veterans and others in Kent raises concerns about the Courier's commitment to accurate reporting. More...

Birth Announcements

Isabella Marie Anfuso

Baby Girl Isabella Marie Anfuso was born April 22, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. More...

Riley Louise Waters

Baby Girl Riley Louise Waters was born April 28, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. More...

Calendar

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Friday May 8 Beginning Friday, May 8 and running through Friday, June 26 the Kent Public Library will be presenting a weekly film series—Forgotten Films of the 1930's. More...

Stay Local for County's Sake

One of America's leading media minds, Roger Ailes of Putnam County, believes that though newspapers across America are traveling rocky roads, "local papers will prevail because they have tremendous growth potential. More...

Putnam Joins National Day of Prayer

In 1952, Congress, in a resolution signed by President Harry S. Truman, proclaimed the National Day of Prayer. More...

Female Felons Fill Jailhouse to Capacity

Putnam County is running out of jail space and officials at the Putnam Correctional Facility believe the time is right for the county to begin thinking about jail expansion. More...

Amid Challengers, Sheriff Seeks Third Term

Sheriff Donald Smith calls himself a "uniter, not a divider." The West Point graduate and retired brigadier general who is completing his second fouryear term as Putnam's chief lawman announced his intention to seek reelection last Thursday evening More...

School News

First Graders Visit Teatown Farm

Days after welcoming new chick eggs into their classroom incubators, first graders at the North Salem Pequenakonck (PQ) Elementary School spent a morning last week at the Teatown Farm in Ossining learning about eggs, chickens, and farming. More...

Brewster Board of Education Issues Accolades to Teenagers, Adults

Students and faculty received hearty handshakes and pats on the back when the Brewster Board of Education recognized teens and adults. More...

Carmel-Kent Lions Honor Students

The Carmel-Kent Lions Club presented awards to the winning contestants in this year's Lions International Peace Poster Contest at the Carmel Central School District Board Meeting on April 28, 2009. The theme of the contest was "World Peace". More...

Editorials

Following in the Tradition of Our Forefathers

"The real fire within the builders of America was faith—faith in a Provident God whose hand supported and guided them: faith in themselves as the children of God…faith in their country and its principles that More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

155 Years Ago May 4, 1854 Intellectual Progress 100 Years Ago May 6, 1909 Governor Advises Killing

Wherever we turn our eyes upon the world, wherever man is found we observe two great conflicting principles; and the history of the race has been but the recital of their alternative triumphs and defeats. More...

Columns

Perspectives

New York State is broke. Should County government be abolished?

What Does County Government Do? BOB BONDI Often the question comes up: "What do I get for my County tax dollars?" and I relish the opportunity to explain to people in the community just what their county government does on a daily basis. More...

Laurel Ledges: A Lovable Landscape for Hikers, But Beware of the Bugs

Laurel Ledges—The best part of this preserve is that it is deceiving - pulling up to the preserve, you wouldn't expect to see the rather dramatic ledges that are waiting for you just inside the tree-line. They almost seem out of place. 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 

Eleanor Fitchen

Eleanor Beach Fitchen of Brewster, NY died at home on April 20, 2009. Born on October 9, 1912 in NYC, she was the daughter of Chester and Eleanor (Murdock) Beach. She was raised in NYC with summers in North Salem and Brewster. More...

AnnMarie Greene

AnnMarie Greene 49, of LaGrangeville, NY died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on April 24, 2009. AnnMarie was born on March 2, 1960 in Mt. Vernon, NY to Terence and Anna Marie (Benedict) Lynch. More...

Harry H. Vrabel

Harry H. Vrabel, a 33 year resident of Brewster, NY, peacefully slipped away on April 30, 2009 after 102 years of life. Harry was born and raised in Yonkers, NY where he married Helen Kraynak, his wife of 80 years, who predeceased him. More...

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