July 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

State Assembly Approves Video Arraingment

Legislator Mary Ellen Odell is ecstatic now that Putnam's electronic arraignment bill has been approved by the State Assembly. More...

Putnam Valley Pols Seek Sustainable Careers

The upcoming Putnam Valley election season is sure not to be dull thanks to an intriguing cast of characters. Democrats are putting together their opposition ticket with hopes of unseating current Republican supervisor Bob Tendy. More...

County Coffers Take Another Big Hit

Down! Down! Down! For the third consecutive month, Putnam County coffers have taken a hit when it comes to sales tax revenue. More...

County Health Official Says Don't Panic Over Swine Flu

Another case of swine flu (novel influenza A H1N1) has been confirmed in Putnam County. Putnam Health Commissioner Dr. More...

General Stories

Record Demand For WIC Aid

Putnam County's WIC (Women's Infant's Children's) Program continues to expand. More...

CAP Assists Youth Seeking Employment This Summer

The economic downturn is causing a shortage of summer jobs—CAP to the rescue! More...

Local Chiropractor To Help Troops

Dr. More...

School News

Mahopac Class of 2009

Mahopac High School Graduates Largest Class Ever

On June 23, 2009, the largest class ever to graduate from a Putnam County high school received their diplomas in Connecticut. More...

Carmel Class of 2009

376 Receive Diplomas from Carmel High School

Carmel High School Principal Kevin Carroll smiled when thunder and lightning accompanied by torrential rainfall pelted the O'Neill Center on the Western Connecticut State University campus. More...

Brewster Class of 2009

BHS Graduation Unites Generations

Putnam County's final high school commencement for 2009 was the most memorable, when three generations of Brewster High School graduates received ovations. More...

Columns

Climb a Tower and Explore Stone Chambers at Mount Nimham

There are a few places in Putnam County that offer a 360 degree panoramic view. A good number of those require more advanced hiking skills. Luckily, the dirt road to the top of Mt. More...

Letters to the Editor

Spinning the Truth

Dear Editor: "The fear is over," boasts Camarda as the park opened last week. More...

Galef: Senate Should be Working

Dear Editor: What is taking place right now in the New York State Senate offers people another opportunity to become extremely frustrated with the state legislature. People have stopped me asking if I have been working. More...

Ball: Working on DWI, Illegals

Dear Editor: I have fielded hundreds of calls from constituents concerned with both DWIs and the ongoing deterioration of the Village of Brewster. More...

Calendar

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

Fourth of July Weekend Festivities More 10am—SERVICE OF PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING for this great country at Mekeel's Corners Chapel at the intersection of 301 and Route 9. For more information, call 265-3902 or email ecleary@verizon.net. More...

Tax Revolt in Putnam

Legislature says county will refuse to pay MTA mobility tax

It's being called a taxpayer's revolt. More...

Preparing for the Worst, Team Trains for Disasters

The world is a frightening place. Shootings, hostage situations, and acts of terrorism on the innocent have become all too common. More...

Commemorative Graduation Issue

A group of young ladies give a thumbs-up as they prepare to graduate from Carmel High School. More...

Brewster Catholics Want Traditional Church

St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church of Brewster plans on building a new church building along Route 6 to serve its congregation of nearly 2,400 families. More...

Tea Time Returns to Fishkill's Dutchess Stadium

On April 15, Todd Harvey, a businessman in Fishkill organized one of many Tea Parties, launched across the nation to protest the government organized bailouts, and the threat of increased taxes. More...

Around the County

Patterson

Rotary gives back to community Officials Hospital Center, at last week's breakfast meeting. More...

Brewster

Brewster kids benefit from Putnam Family and Community Services The 2008-2009 school year is a fond memory, yet for children at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster, the waning days in June turned out to be especially memorable. More...

Mahopac

Community Officials Praise Evacuation Last month's evacuation of Mahopac High School, the Mahopac Middle School, and the Mahopac Falls Elementary School due to the finding of a suspicious package in a high school stairwell has received good grade More...

Sports

Young Brewster Team Impressed on the Way to Sectional Semifinals

Griesinger, Bentson earn All-Section honors; Sliman, Delzio named ASHM, All-League

BREWSTER - Playing without a senior in the starting lineup, the Brewster High softball team enjoyed another solid spring season, going 17-6 and advancing to the sectional semifinals before falling to top-seeded Harrison in the Class B tournament. More...

Forget the Record: Bears Showed They Could Hang with Top Teams

Biondi sisters, Hogan named All-Elite, All- Section, All-League

BREWSTER - If you looked only at the record compiled by the Brewster High girls lacrosse team this spring, you would think the Bears were noncompetitive, and an easy W for opponents. But this was no ordinary 2-11-2 team. More...

Bulldogs Top Nanuet, 2-0, Behind Brackenrig One-Hitter

BREWSTER - The Brewster Bulldogs 15-and-under baseball team picked up a 2-0 victory over Nanuet last Saturday in a game played at Brewster High School. More...

Editorials

Developing an Ethic of Independence

We call our nation's birthday Independence Day for good reason. The American form of liberty has always had the competent, rough and ready quality of independence. A free man can still be a lost man. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

140 Years Ago 2 July 3, 1869 Celebrate Independence Day We issue our paper this week on the eve of the "ever memorable Fourth" and can but regret that no public observance thereof is contemplated by our people How can we justify ourselves is not More...

A Soil Debate: Should Putnam's Government Regulate Fertilizer?

Let's Ban Phosphorous Fertilizer

Across the United States and Canada, local governments are passing laws banning the use of fertilizers that contain phosphorus. Recently, the Westchester County legislature banned the use of such fertilizers. 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

Births

Baby Girl Izabella Precious Corkery was born June 17, 2009, weighing 6 lbs. 7 oz., to parents Arielle Corkery and Fredrick Jackson of Carmel and to maternal grandparents Angela Corkery and Leonard Corcoran of Carmel. More...

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