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Republicans Revolt in Albany

With GOP takeover, Sen. Leibell returns to leadership

State Senator Vincent Leibell is back in a leadership role in Albany after Republicans and two dissident Democrats took control of the New York State Senate Monday by voting to throw the fledging Democratic majority out of power. More...

A Rough Week for Mahopac Schools

Two cases of swine flu and a bomb scare

It's been a difficult week in the Mahopac School District! More...

New Alliance Advocates for Local Businesses

A group of entrepreneurs across Putnam County who realize the value of local business have created the Putnam County Independent Business Alliance to help locally-owned independent businesses succeed. More...

General Stories

Legislature Confirms New Appointments

Appointments to various committees, boards, and advisory agencies are normally made at the beginning of a new year. More...

County Bar Association Honors Justice O'Rourke

On Thursday June 4th, at The Garrison, overlooking the beautiful Hudson River, more than 75 attorneys and court personnel attended the Putnam County Bar Association Annual Dinner to celebrate the distinguished career of Putnam Supreme Court Justice More...

Birds of Prey Bring the Rich and Famous to Putnam County

Talk about a happening! The Green Chimneys campus attracted more than 6,000 people Sunday when the residential school and wildlife sanctuary celebrated Putnam County's 17th annual Wings and a Prayer: Birds of Prey Day. More...

Sports

Bears Upset Pelham in Quarters, Can't Get Past Top-Seeded Harrison in Semifinals

Bentson two-hits Pelicans; Bears offense absent in loss to Huskies

BREWSTER - After upsetting Pelham in the Class A quarterfinals last Tuesday on the road, the Brewster High softball team was unable to generate any offense in Thursday's semifinal at Harrison, and ended up dropping a 2-0 decision to the top-seeded More...

Rams Nearly Pull Off Upset of No. 3 Ursuline, but Fall, 2-1

Koalas push game-winning run across in bottom of seventh

CARMEL - The Carmel High softball team dropped a heartbreaker last Tuesday, as No. More...

Mahopac Lacrosse Team Was Up and Down During Rebuilding Season

Perrelle named All-American; McGuigan, Brandofino, Thompson earn All-Section status

MAHOPAC - Coming into the 2009 season, Mahopac High lacrosse coaches Dave Haddeland and Mike Haddeland knew they had question marks all over the field. More...

Columns

Hidden in a Hollow Lies the Stone Church of Dover

Pastimes

If you want to impress an out-oftown guest with how beautiful our area is, take them to the Stone Church in Dover. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sheriff's Race

To The Editor: I see the Putnam County GOP is still being run by the "good ole boys." Politics as usual! They chose Sheriff Don Smith to once again serve another term. More...

Patterson Library

To The Editor: On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the staff of the Patterson Library, we want to express our appreciation for the wonderful volunteers, sponsors and supporters for helping to make this year's book sale a great success. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Weekend Events Saturday, June 13 Free Parenting Classes Saturday, June 13th, Putnam Hospital Center's maternity department will offer a series of free parenting classes in its Birthing Center, located at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue More...

Man Charged in Garrison Murder

Lake Peekskill resident faces 25 to life for killing; had planned on robbing John Marcinak's garage

Sheriff Donald Smith announced the arrest Tuesday of a Lake Peekskill man in connection with the New Year's Eve killing of John Marcinak, the popular owner of the Garrison Garage and towing business. More...

Drunk Driver Kills Mother and Daughter in Brewster

Parents are giving their youngsters an extra hug today in the wake of Monday's horrific tragedy in Brewster that claimed the lives of a young woman and her eight year-old daughter. More...

DeStefano Aims to Unseat Smith

Cites NYPD experience

As retired New York City Police Captain Andrew DeStefano kicked off his bid to become the next Sheriff of Putnam, he told his audiences, "I'm a cop, not a politician. And this isn't a campaign; its an application process. More...

Half Moon Returns to Hudson River

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 7, crowds gathered along Philipstown's Hudson shores, and waited. More...

Around the County

Southeast Mahopac

Folchetti Seeks Judgeship When James Borkowski stepped down from the Southeast bench to run for Sheriff, attorney Greg Folchetti soon found himself sitting before the Republican Committee along with half a dozen of candidates, hoping to be appoin More...

Kent

Legislature scales back Peekskill Hollow Road project Who says governmental officials don't listen to their constituents? More...

Southeast Mahopac

Mahopac High School graduation to be held in Danbury The traditional blue and gold of Mahopac High School will be adorning the O'Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury a week from Tuesday when the Class of 2009 conducts More...

School News

Nature Abounds at Rainbow's End Butterfly Farm

Over her more than three decades of teaching, Dawn Macomber of Brewster has learned never to give up. More...

Motocross Repair Offers Hands-On Learning at BOCES

Two juniors at Brewster High School have made a difference for a fellow student enrolled in the auto mechanics program at Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES. John Moriarty, enrolled in the auto body program, owns and races a motocross bike. More...

Brewster School Kids Collect Pennies for Peace

The question being asked most around Garden Street School in Brewster these days, is, "Got a penny?" Children have collected more than 20,000 pennies to date for the Pennies for Peace initiative that helps build schools and purchase school supplie More...

Editorials

The Emblem of the Land We Love

It is said that on June 14, 1908, Theodore Roosevelt was dining in Philadelphia. He noticed a man wiping his nose with what looked like an American flag. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

140 Years Ago 2 June 12, 1869 Imperial Government It may mot be generally known to our readers that there is published in New York city a paper called the Imperialist, which advocates the transformation of our form of government into an empire. 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...

Birth Announcements

Births

Alyssa Marie Bagen Baby Girl Alyssa Marie Bagen was born May 25, 2009, weighing 6 lbs. More...

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