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GOP Plays Musical Chairs

The great seat swap comes 'round

After several years of bickering and infighting, Putnam's Republicans are putting their differences behind them in order to survive politically. More...

Reidy Reflects on His Time at Mahopac

Mahopac Schools Superintendent Robert Reidy has already announced his retirement from New York State education, and anxiously waits on an opportunity to be chief school administrator in Nashua, New Hampshire. More...

McConville is Dems' Pick for Sheriff

Retired MTA Police Chief Kevin McConville, endorsed by the Putnam County Democratic Committee to run for sheriff in November, will face a primary in September. More...

General Stories

Local Boy Scouts Celebrate Century of Values

The Putnam-Westchester Boy Scout Council has kicked off its 100th anniversary of scouting by welcoming a Century of Values road tour to the Putnam County Courthouse. More...

PHC Neonatologist Receives Award

Neonatologist Jean Chelala, MD, of Somers, an active member of the medical staff of Putnam Hospital Center, was recently honored with the Patients' Choice Award, a prestigious title awarded to fewer than 5 percent of the nation's 720,000 active phy More...

What To Do This Weekend?

Former Czech Leader's Play Comes to Putnam

Arts on the Lake is partnering with the Liberty Free (NY) Theatre to present Vaclav Havel's play Audience at the Lake Carmel Cultural Center, 640 Route 52, for four performances, Thursday through Sunday, June 4-7. More...

School News

Brewster 6th Graders Win Stock Market Competition

Next time you plan on dabbling in the stock market, don't bother to contact your broker; speak with a group of sixth graders at the Henry Wells Middle School. More...

New Visions Education Students Fete Mentors

At the end of the first year of The Tech Center's New Visions Education course, the 10 seniors in the program recently showed their appreciation to the people who made their experience so successful —their mentors. More...

Students Recognized for Excellence in Technical Education

Twenty-two students from Putnam County were among the more than 50 inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES. More...

Editorials

Return of Tall Ships Reminds Us of Storied Past

The year 2009 no doubt marks a number of important anniversaries. For those of us in the Hudson Valley, there are three in particular that will create lots of opportunities for leisure and learning over the next five months. More...

Letters to the Editor

To The Editor: I am writing this letter to fulfill a Boy Scout requirement for my Communications badge. I want to share what the benefits are of being a Boy Scout with your readers. I am a Boy Scout in Troop 34 in Pawling, New York. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

140 Years Ago 2 June 5, 1869 Sleeping Together The Laws of Life says: "More quarrels arise between brothers, between sisters, between hired girls, between clerks in stores, between apprentices in machine shops, between hired men, between husba More...

Worship Services

Worship Services Deaths

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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bernard "Chip" Brewer

Bernard H. "Chip" Brewer Sr. of North Salem, NY died Saturday May 30, 2009 in Purdys, NY, at the age of 88. Mr. Brewer was born June 7, 1920 in Carmel, NY, son of the late Bernard E. and Addie (Holmes) Brewer. More...

John J. Werner

John J. Werner 68, of Kent, NY died on June 1, 2009 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Werner was born on June 2, 1940 in the Bronx, NY to Gottfried and Helene (Schwartz) Werner. More...

Perry J. Leight

Leight, Perry J., age 80, a lifelong resident of Holmes, NY, died Friday, May 29, 2009 at his home. Mr. Leight was born June 30, 1928 in Poughkeepsie, NY to David and Grace (Davis) Leight. More...

Lake Peekskill Youth Charged in Marcinak Murder

Posted at 6:11 pm 06/09/2009 Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith has announced that Anthony Grigoroff, 18, of Lake Peekskill, has been charged with second degree murder in the New Year's Eve death of Garrison resident John Marcinak. More...

County Names New Historian

Patricia McMahon Houser received a warm welcome Tuesday after being confirmed as Putnam's new historian. More...

Winging It at Green Chimneys

Birds of Prey Day Brings Stars to Putnam

The Green Chimneys campus will be the place to be Sunday for Putnam County's 17th annual Wings and a Prayer: Birds of Prey Day. More...

Carnival for a Cause

Three Irish step dancers perform at the Carnival for a Cause at Brewster High School, including (l-r) Caroline O'Sullivan, Kerry Maloney, and Shaughnessy Elsroth. More...

Around the County

Southeast Brewster

Walk for Opportunity benefits Cerebral Palsy Association Golden sunshine, pleasant breezes, and an enthusiastic crowd highlighted Sunday's Walk for Opportunity to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Hudson Valley. More...

Kent

Midshipman Thomas H. Othmer of Kent has received his second Silver Star at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, for academic achievement. Thomas is the son of Richard and Irene Othmer of Kent. More...

Brewster

Brewster Village Hall to relocate Brewster Village Hall will soon be moving. Mayor James Schoenig hopes that the new Village Hall will be ready for occupancy next month in a building at 50 Main Street in the heart of the business district. More...

Sports

Carmel Can't Find Magic in 2-4 Quarterfinal Loss to Admirals

Volpe No-Hits Quakers in First Round

CARMEL - Carmel Manager Bob Shilling had what looked like a strong hand heading into the playoffs last weekend. Mike Volpe in the first round, Zack Graczyk in the quarters. Then - hopefully - back to Volpe in the semifinals. More...

Ardsley Shocks Brewster, Steals 6-5 Win

Brewster Offense Erupts in 11-8 Opening Round Win over Harrison

BREWSTER - Baseball can be a funny game. Funny, and cruel. For six innings Monday afternoon at Ardsley, it looked like the No. 5 Brewster Bears were well on their way to rolling into the Class A semifinals. More...

Mahopac Takes Rebels to Overtime in 9-8 Loss

Indians Don't Get Key Call as Time Expires

MAHOPAC - The way the Class A semifinal between the Mahopac and Lakeland/Panas girls was going last Thursday, everyone expected Mahopac to score before the second overtime period ended to tie it up again. More...

Columns

America's Economy is Showing Resilience Hope

America will not go bust. At least not in the sense of being unable to cover all of the IOUs it has peddled to China and other investors. More...

Resilience Hope Is Inflated, The Worst Is Yet To Come

What goes straight up? Graphs of economic statistics usually meander across the page like a walk through the forest; others will wiggle up and down with the business cycle like an EKG machine. More...

Little Stony Point State Park: Exploring a Cave, a Quarry, and a Hudson River Beach

Imagine sitting on a large driftwood log on a small sandy beach surrounded by big, beautiful mountains. Off in the distance watch a seemingly endless freight train go by. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Weekend Events Friday, June 5 An Evening of One Acts The Brewster Theater Company's annual evening of one acts is to be performed on Friday June 5th at 8 pm and Saturday, June 6th at 2 pm and 8 pm at St Andrew's Church in Brewster. More...

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