May 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mahopac Schools Slice $30,000 Out of Budget

The Mahopac Board of Education has adopted a $108.5 million budget that is $30,000 less than that presented to the community a week ago. More...

County Republicans Endorse Sheriff Smith for Reelection

Two-term incumbent Sheriff Donald Smith has received the backing of the Putnam County Republican Committee to seek reelection in November. More...

DeBellis Deli Drops Cigs, Keeps Patrons

Joe DeBellis wants to make a difference by eradicating smoking-related disease. The Lake Carmel merchant has become Putnam's fourth entrepreneur to ban the selling of tobacco products from his place of business More...

General Stories

Ann Dubois Remembered as a Caring, Giving Woman by

Ann Dubois is being remembered this week as a caring, giving woman who spent her entire life helping people in need. Dubois, a resident of Southeast, died last week at the age of 57 as a result of surgical complications and an infection. More...

Woman by 'Mr. Brewster' Bennie Rosenberg Dies in Atlanta

The man affectionately known as "Mr. Brewster" has died in Atlanta. Bennie Rosenberg passed away Tuesday at the age of 94. Bennie was a lifelong Rotarian, a Paul Harris fellow, and a member of the Buckhead Club. More...

American Legion Conducts Food Drive

Members of American Legion, Ar-gonne Post #71 (Brewster) conducted a food drive this past weekend at Kobacker's IGA market to benefit Putnam CAP. More...

School News

Students of Distinction Recognized

Five of the ten students honored as BOCES' students of distinction are residents of Putnam County. The teens attend classes on the BOCES Campus in Yorktown Heights and according to Superintendent Dr. More...

Manicures and Makeovers for Mom

Mother's Day has come and gone but to show their love for that special lady, students enrolled in a cosmetology program at Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES treated their moms to a special gift More...

Busting Drug Dealers, and Awarding Students

Five area students and three members of the Carmel Police Department have been honored by the Fraternal Order of Police for providing exemplary service to their community. More...

Editorials

Cultivating a Civil Discourse

Newspaper editorials are in keeping with a long-standing American tradition dating to at least the 1830s, practiced by nearly every newspaper in the country, from college papers to big-city dailies. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

80 Years Ago 2 May 31, 1929 Fish for Workers It is time for the United States "to quit playing the ostrich act" and do something definite in the matter of old age pensions, Representative Hamilton Fish Monday told the House of Representatives at More...

Letters to the Editor

Marriage of Convenience

Dear Editor: Putnam County faces serious economic challenges in this near- Depression we now find ourselves in. Our property values, natural resources, and historic heritage face assaults from nearly every direction. More...

Welcome Back Courier

Dear Editor: We are happy to see you back and look forward to receiving latest edition in our mailbox each week. It is good to see the old friends like Eric Gross return and to welcome the "new kids" like Michael Brendan Dougherty. More...

A New Economic Course

Dear Editor: What is the fastest growing segment of the New York State economy? What raises property values? What lowers taxes? What makes us more attractive to high-end corporate business? More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Deaths

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Carl Johan Holman

Carl Johan Holman of Carmel, NY died on May 19, 2009, at Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT, he was 63 years old. Carl Holman was born on September 7, 1945 in Norway to Harry Holman and Johanne Marie Naglestad. More...

Anna Maria Appelian

Anna Maria Appelian of Yorktown Heights, NY, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 22, 2009. Mrs. Appelian was born on December 10, 1926, in Montreal, Canada, to Andrea and Maria (Verrecchia) Mainardi. More...

Putnam Honors Nation's Fallen Heroes

Old Glory looked majestic throughout Putnam County as thousands celebrated the Memorial Day weekend by attending one of many community events. More...

Carmel Merchant Saves Artist From House Fire

Richie Saccomanno doesn't consider himself a hero, yet the Carmel merchant is being credited with averting a calamity by awakening a man sleeping in his apartment unaware that fire was raging above him. More...

Borkowski Makes Gains with GOP in Sheriff's Race

Jim Borkowski left his seat on the Southeast bench; he has put his law firm work to the side. He has one mission this year: to become Putnam County's next sheriff. "I'm not a sit-on-the-sidelines kind of a guy," he said. More...

Putnam Sales Tax Revenue Continues Decline

Reality has set in! For the second consecutive month, Putnam County coffers have taken a hit when it comes to sales tax revenue. More...

County Adds Jobs in April

Putnam's rate of unemployment has declined to 6.1 percent a drop of more than one-half percent from the 6.7 percent recorded in March which was the highest in more than two decades. More...

Around the County

Mahopac

Jimmy McDonough Foundation Tourney raises money for cancer research In life, Jimmy McDonough was a loved and well respected member of the Mahopac community. More...

Southeast

More than 200 bikes on their way to Guatemala thanks to Pedals for Progress The parking lot outside Trinity Lutheran Church in Southeast resembled a used bike lot last Saturday when more than 200 bicycles were donated to the Pedals for Progress More...

Carmel

Pavilion at Camarda Park in Carmel named in honor of Muriel Cornish Muriel Cornish's love for her community and her shrewd business sense has resulted in a windfall for the Town of Carmel. More...

Cultural Events

Putnam in Pictures

Office for the Aging Hosts Bash to Commemorate 40th Birthday

Putnam County's Office for the Aging 40th birthday bash will be remembered for the next 40 years. More...

Sports

Indians Can't Find Last Few Wins, Fall Short of Playoffs

'Pac Falls Twice to RCK; Stung by Somers, 8-4

MAHOPAC - When you make a habit out of reaching the playoffs year after year, it tends to be news when you don't make it. That's the unfortunate position the Mahopac High baseball team found itself in last week. More...

Brewster Posts Pair of Shutout Wins over the Ossining Indians

Bears Set to Open Playoffs Tomorrow

BREWSTER - The Brewster High softball team put an exclamation point on what has been another solid season last week with two shutout wins over Ossining. More...

Bears Close Regular Season with Two Wins over Ossining

BREWSTER - The Brewster Bears baseball team closed regular-season play with a pair of wins last week, topping Ossining twice - 6-1 at Ossining last Friday, after a 7-3 victory the prior Wednesday at Brewster. More...

Columns

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Pastimes

Exploring the Wildlife Sanctuary at Carmel's Old Fairgrounds and Racetrack

Just past Carmel High School on Fair Street, there is a small packedgravel parking area with enough room for maybe four cars. This is the access point for the Fred Dill Wildlife Sanctuary. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

PATTERSON COMMUNITY CHURCH 1062 Rte. 311 Patterson, NY 12563 845-878-3961 Sunday Worship 10:00 am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Brewster 460 N Main St Brewster, NY 10509 (845) 279-2636 Worship Service: Sunday 9: More...

Calendar

Calendar

Weekend Events Sunday, May 31 Chris Merwin Multi -Cultural M usic P ro g ram A unique and eclectic mix of music styles featuring a collection of exotic and vintage instruments. Reed Memorial Library, intersection of Rt. More...

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"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children" ~Walter Elias Disney