June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Archbishop Dolan to Visit

The spiritual leader of millions of New York-area Catholics will be making his first visit to Putnam County next month. Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan plans to bless the refurbished St. More...

Council Candidates Propose a 'Contract with Southeast'

At a Monday, June 22 press conference, Southeast Councilman candidates Matt Neuringer and Joe DePaola signed what they called a "Contract With Southeast" at the Brewster train station. More...

Carmel Board Bans Tobacco Advertising

The Carmel Town Board has become the first in the area to pass legislation calling for the eventual elimination of tobacco advertising in local stores. More...

General Stories

Judges Help to Mold the Careers of Summer Interns in Putnam County

The practice of law covers a wide spectrum. Four young area residents are spending a portion of their summer interning at the Putnam County Courthouse under the supervision of Judges James Rooney and Andrew O'Rourke. More...

Brianne O'Hare's Efforts May Re sul t in Windfal l for Putnam Coffers

Brianne O'Hare is a young lady with a mission. The 20-year-old communications major at Connecticut's Quinnipiac University graduated from John F. More...

Vail's Grove Golf Club Celebrates 80th Annive r sary

The Vail's Grove Golf Club is one of Putnam's best-kept secrets! The club, located off Route 121 at the Southeast-North Salem town line, celebrates its 80th anniversary next month. More...

School News

BOCES Robot Battle, Career Fair

Remote-controlled contraptions on wheels zoomed around construction cones, under tables, and around chairs on the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown. The occasion last Friday was the Battle of the Robots! More...

Cub Scouts Visi t Putnam County Court House

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...

Violet Degnan Blooms as a Writer

Violet Degnan, a Brewster resident and incoming Wooster School 9th grader, recently completed a stellar 8th grade. More...

Editorials

'We'd Rave About Newspapers If They Were Invented Today'

In the era of the Internet, it is easy to become disconnected from one's locality. We read national news and watch national television, and do not take enough time to check in with our neighbors. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

140 Years Ago 2 June 26, 1869 Notice to 1812 War Veterans At the last session of the Legislature an act was passed appropriating $50,000 to pay the claims of the surviving soldiers of the War of 1812. More...

Columns

The Bountiful Table a series of stories about our local fare

Experience Simplicity of Beekeeping at White Oak Apiaries

"Bee hum ... It was the oldest sound there was. Souls flying away." From Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees What defines Putnam County the most is our agricultural history, More...

Watch Out for Leeches in the Great Swamp of Patterson

The Great Swamp is one of the prominent natural features of our area. We live all around it, but most of us rarely venture into it to explore this 'other' world. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Hugh Berberich Remembered as One of the World's Greats

Hugh Berberich is being remembered this week as a giant of a man—a man dedicated to his family, his profession, and his community. More...

Alice E. Merritt

Alice E. Merritt passed away June 18, 2009, at the age of 84. Mrs. Merritt was born April 19, 1925, in Peekskill, NY, to Helen and Percy (Connley) Adams. More...

William E. Schallock

Schallock, William E., age 80, of Brewster, NY, died Friday, June 19, 2009 at Somers Manor Nursing Home in Somers, NY. Mr. Schallock was born on January 6, 1926 in New York City to William E. and Rose (Merkel) Schallock. More...

Tragedies Lead to Citizen Rallies in Brewster

Main Street is Site of Daily Protest by Moms Marching for Change

It has become a daily occurrence. More...

9/11 Families Demand Immigration Enforcement

"Tomorrow's terrorist is today's cab driver!" Those harsh words were uttered Tuesday by Peter Gadiel, president and co-founder of the 9-11 Families for a Secure America, at a rally in Brewster to remember a young woman and her eight-year-old daugh More...

Crossing the State Line for Graduation

Call it a trifecta! High school graduations for Putnam's big three (Brewster, Carmel, and Mahopac) are being held on Western Connecticut State University's West Side Campus in Danbury. More...

After Nine Years, Camarda Park Opens to the Public

Paul Camarda beamed like a proud father! More...

Around the County

Patterson

Patterson Library hosts story time It started with a little boy coming to the library looking for a book on gardening. He wanted to plant a vegetable garden this summer and wanted to learn how to grow plants from seeds. More...

Mahopac

Community Cares offers help to those in medical crises Amy Sayegh recalls the day when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "I was overwhelmed, frightened, confused, and uncertain More...

Carmel

Special prayer vigil planned for holiday weekend Making plans for the 4th of July weekend? More...

Cultural Events

Local Playwright Debuts His Second Love

Second Love, a new romantic comedy by Mark Jacobs, asks the question: What comes after first love? More...

Leo Burmester Retrospective

The son of the late actor/artist Leo Burmester will re-create the role his father played on Broadway during the six day Leo Burmester Retrospective which opens at Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52 in Kent Lakes on Friday, June 26, at 7pm. More...

Sports

Seniors Led to Rams' 15-7 Season

Graczyk named Sect ion 1 Player of Year; Volpe takes Al l -Sect ion Denapoli, Shilling earn All-League honors

CARMEL - The Carmel High baseball team enjoyed a solid spring season, posting a final record of 15-7, after beating Greeley in the first round of the Class AA playoffs, then falling to a tough Arlington squad in the quarterfinals. More...

Pat terson Yankees Defeat Orioles in Championship

The Patterson Little League Yankees (sponsored by Sauro's Deli) beat The CSA Orioles (sponsored by Putnam County Fish and Game Society) 11-1 to win the Patterson Little League/CSA Major League Championship. More...

Indians Started Season Strong, Then Struggled with Inconsistency

Petrone Earns All-Section honors; Farina Named All-League

MAHOPAC - Few would have guessed that after a 5-2 start to the season, the Mahopac High baseball team would struggle the rest of the way, winning only one more game and missing out on the playoffs with a final mark of 6-14. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH HOUSE 221 East Lake Blvd Mahopac, N.Y. 10541 Tel# 845-628-2006 Fax# 845-628-5970 E-mail address: info@sjemahopac.org SECOND KENT BAPTIST CHURCH 1118 North Horsepound Rd. More...

Birth Announcements

Gavin Christopher Ferrante

Baby Boy Gavin Christopher Ferrante was born June 12, 2009, weighing 6 lbs. More...

Calendar

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

Weekend Art Exhibit Thursday, June 25 The exhibition Voyages: The Art of Evelyn Metzger will be on view at the James W. More...

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