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June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

No Bail for Lake Peekskill Youth Accused in Marcinak Murder

An 18-year-old Lake Peekskill youth accused in the shooting death of a popular Garrison businessman will remain incarcerated at the Putnam Correctional Facility in Carmel. More...

Lake Carmel Woman Wins $1.3 Million Suit Against Pawling Contractor

A Lake Carmel woman and successful Southeast business owner has been awarded $1.3 million for pain and suffering incurred in a crash five years ago caused by the negligence of a Dutchess County home improvement contractor. More...

General Stories

Changing of the Guard at PHC

John Neubauer served his community with pride and distinction as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Photo

Wolf Den 1 and Webeblos Den 3 from Carmel Pack 1 visited the Putnam County Court House on June 8th. Judges Reitz and Rooney gave the boys a tour and discussed Putnam County's history, the court system, and what it takes to be a good citizen. More...

Conservatives Back Incumbents

Incumbents seeking reelection in Putnam County this fall have an added boost following endorsement by the county's Conservative Party. More...

Sports

Indians Keep Program Moving in Right Direction Despite Final Record

Pfaffenbach, Ryan, Karner named All-Section; Molfetta, Maloney, Doyle earn ASHM honors

MAHOPAC - The final record of 8-10 may not indicate a successful season, but the Mahopac High girls lacrosse team accomplished some good things this spring - like beating Lakeland/ Panas for the first time - and reaching the Class A semifinals. More...

Carmel Softball Shook Off Slow Start to Reach Playoffs

Scapoli, McCormack named to All-Section 1 team; Roell, Schult earn All-League nod

CARMEL - Eight games into the 2009 season, the Carmel High softball team was struggling mightily, saddled with a 2-6 start. But something clicked from that point on. More...

Bears Pulled Together, Surpassed Pre-Season Expectations

Carter earns All-Section honors; Byrnes, Piacquadio, DelFranco named All-League

BREWSTER - Prior to the start of the 2009 season, Brewster High baseball manager Ed Mulvihill said he'd be disappointed if the Bears didn't have a turnaround season. Needless to say, Mulvihill was not disappointed. More...

Columns

Five Mahopac High Alumni Ready to Serve the Nation

Four years ago, on April, 14, 2005. More...

Brewster's Ice Pond Preserve: An Ideal Place for a Summer Stroll

A nature walk that teaches you something about local history is always a treat. There is something uniquely interesting about exploring old foundations, overgrown roads and rusted machinery. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

SECOND KENT BAPTIST CHURCH 1118 North Horsepound Rd. Kent, NY 14477 845-225-1306 Sunday School (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00am Mid-Week Bible Study & Prayer Time 7: More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eileen Adorno

Eileen Adorno (nee Winter; Lubkeman) 59, of Taylorsville, NC, formerly of the Putnam County area, passed away Saturday, May 9th, 2009, after a valiant, 3-year battle with breast cancer. More...

John J. Werner

John J. Werner, age 68, a lifelong resident of Kent, NY, died Monday, June 1, 2009, at his home. Mr. Werner was born June 2, 1940, to Gottfried and Helen (Swartz) Werner. He was born in the Bronx and the family moved to Carmel, NY. More...

Joseph R. Mosca

Joseph R. Mosca, 93, of Carmel, NY, died on June 11, 2009, at Hudson Valley Hospital. Mr. Mosca was born on February 10, 1916, in Pennsylvania to Luigi and Maria Mosca. Mr. Mosca proudly served his country with the US Navy during World War II. More...

One Thousand Mourners

One of the saddest moments in Putnam County history took place last Saturday outside Trinity Lutheran Church, when a little boy held by his dad blew a kiss towards his mom and big sister being carried inside a maple casket. More...

Bondi is a Dictator, Says Oliverio

Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio has called County Executive Robert Bondi a "dictator." The accusation was made last week during discussion and debate over the county's solid waste management plan at a meeting of the county Legislature's Health, Soc More...

Former MTA Chief Runs for Sheriff

Summing up his candidacy, Kevin McConville smiles and says bluntly, "Putnam needs professional police management." The former chief of the MTA police, and 29-year veteran of that force has secured the nomination of the Democratic party for Putnam C More...

Putnam Marks Its 197th Birthday

Putnam County celebrated its 197th birthday last Friday but according to one of America's leading archaeologists and historical researchers "the county has been here for as long as people have been in the area—10,000 years. More...

Around the County

Brewster

Susan Crawford named Putnam County Employee of the Year Susan Crawford had the day off after being named as Putnam County Employee of the Year. More...

Carmel

Vocera arrives at PHC A new mobile voice communication system has arrived at Putnam Hospital Center. Vocera improves transmissions of messages between departments at the medical center as well as physicians. More...

Mahopac

Mahopac Library holds line on spending The Mahopac Public Library has held the line on spending by approving a budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year containing a zero-percent increase. More...

School News

Candlelight Capping Ceremony Honors 35 Nursing Students

A traditional rite of passage for individuals entering the nursing field has taken place on the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown. More...

Mahopac Student Takes 1st in Science Competition

A 14-year-old Mahopac High School sophomore has taken gold medal honors in a regional science research competition in Westchester. More...

Lake Gleneida Wetlands Take on a New Appearance

Invasive plants are out and native plant species are in along the Gleneida shoreline in downtown Carmel. More...

Editorials

A Day To Honor Our Fathers

Father's Day is a rare occasion when we, as a nation, praise the notion of being a father. Too often, fatherhood is demeaned, and in popular culture, fathers are portrayed as weak and lazy and as driven only by their appetites. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

100 Years Ago 2 June 18, 1909 New Woman a Freak Says Bishop Doane One Who Strives For Man's Work "a Horrible Misshapen Monster," He Declares—Sees Suffragists' Doom—Their "Quiet Appeal Will Be Drowned by Howling-Dervish Suffragettes"& More...

Letters to the Editor

Illegal Means Illegal

To the Editor: Where can an American citizen, taxpayer and resident of Putnam County seek assistance preserving their freedom and rights? More...

Maximum Penalty

To the Editor: Last Tuesday I learned of the horrible accident that took the life of a young mother and her 8 year old daughter outside the dancing school in Brewster. More...

Theater To the West

To the Editor: In the story of the Vaclav Havel play being presented by Arts on the Lake in last week's paper [Czech Presidents Play], it was said that because the actors were being employed under a contract with Actors Equity Association this wa More...

Birth Announcements

James Enrique Flores

Baby Boy James Enrique Flores was born June 7, 2009, weighing 8 lbs. More...

Calendar

Pencil Me In—Fun Things to Do This Week & Next!

Weekend Saturday, June 20 A Wicket Good Time! Looking for something different to do with Dad this Father's Day weekend? Show him a royally good time playing golf croquet on the great lawn at Boscobel. More...

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