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Celebrating the Fourth at Lake Carmel

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Will Carmel Turn to Democrats?

"We're back in business," declared Lillian Jones, the Chair of the Carmel Democrats. For the first time in fifteen years, Democrats are running a full slate of candidates in the Republicandominated town. More...

What is the Cost of Solving a Heinous Crime?

Putnam County Sheriff's Department investigators worked more than 1200 hours of overtime in solving one of the county's most heinous and disturbing cases in modern times—the senseless killing of John Marcinak, the popular owner of the Garriso More...

General Stories

CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS

• In "Preparing for the Worst, Team Trains for Disaster" (July 2), the following was omitted: The Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services under the direction of Commissioner Robert Mc- Mahon serves as an integral part of the Putnam Emergency Re More...

Manya Bouteneff Joins Brewster School Family

Welcome Manya Bouteneff! The career educator who has resided in countries around the globe began her new position last week in the Brewster School District as Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Personnel. More...

Historians Begin Planning for Putnam Bicentennial

The New County Historian, Patricia Houser conducted her first Historian's Roundtable on June 30th, introducing herself to local preservation groups, historical societies, and appointed historians from Putnam. More...

Cultural Events

Doansburg Chamber Ensemble to Play Local Churches

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will present their trio of piano, flute, and cello on Saturday, August 1st at 8pm at St. More...

Partners with PARC Golf Outing

Brewster, NY - Partners with PARC will host its annual golf benefit on Monday, July 13, 2009, at the renowned Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, NY. More...

Brewster Theatre Company Calls For Auditions

The Brewster Theater Company, Inc. More...

Sports

Tri -County 15s Place Second at Happy Birthday America Tournament

CARMEL - The Tri-County Bulldogs 15-and-under Valley baseball team split its four games at the USSSA Happy Birthday America Tournament last weekend, and finished in second place in their division. More...

Bulldogs Banter Team Takes Second Place

CARMEL - The Tri-County Bulldogs 18-and-under Banter baseball team took second place at the USSSA Happy Birthday America Tournament at Renegades Stadium last weekend. More...

Bulldogs 14s Split Double-Header

CARMEL - The Tri-County Bulldogs 14-and-under baseball team split a double-header against the Tri-State Cyclones last Sunday, dropping a 10-0 decision in game 1, then coming back to take the nightcap, 10-7. More...

Letters to the Editor

From A Former Ball Supporter

To the Editor: Greg Ball, while giving the illusion of progress specific to the illegal immigration issue, is actually not trying to fix the problem, just trying to rework people's perception of the issue while continuing to pursue higher office. More...

Continuing the Phosphorous Discussion

To the Editor: "The soil is the creative material of most of the needs of life. Creation starts with a handful of dust. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

130 Years Ago 2 July 12, 1879 A Warning A ten-dollar bill, with the following words written across the face, was passed over an Ithaca counter the other day: "This is the last of a fortune of $100,000 left to me by my uncle. Jasper Could. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

G. Edward Grant

G. Edward Grant, a longtime resident of Brewster, NY passed away July 5, 2009 at the age of 86. He was born June 30, 1923 to the late Robert and Agnes Grant. Ed was one of eight siblings, all of whom predeceased him. More...

Harold T. Wilkinson

Harold T. Wilkinson, age 86 of Brewster, NY, died Saturday June 20, 2009 in Montrose, NY. Mr. Wilkinson was born February 10, 1923 in Manhattan, NY son of the late Henry and Alice (Davis) Wilkinson. He proudly served with the US. More...

Faith E. Mill

Faith E. Mill a life long resident of Brewster, NY, died Friday, July 3, 2009 surrounded by her family in Danbury, CT at the age of 71. Mrs. Mill was born January 3, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY daughter of the late Wilfred and Ethel (Moore) Snow. More...

Sparks Fly at the County Seat

Executive and Legislature at Odds: Pay MTA Bill or Disobey?

Charging the recently enacted MTA Mobility Tax was "taxation without representation" the Putnam Legislature voted 8-1 Tuesday to refrain from paying the Metropolitan Transportation Authority a "single penny" for the tariff that will cost businesses More...

Putnam County a no-show at Carmel Courthouse Rally

County legislators from throughout the Hudson Valley gathered on the steps of the Putnam County Courthouse Tuesday to voice outrage with the dysfunction and breakdown of leadership within the New York State Senate. More...

Kent Soldier Leads Army' s Afghan Fuel Ops

Caroline Odell is only 22 years old, but the young woman from Kent has one of the most important positions among the U.S. military stationed in Afghanistan. More...

Mahopac Falls Firefighter Succumbs to Head Injuries

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 9, for a veteran member of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department who passed away from injuries received in a freak accident during a Fire Prevention Week demonstration last fall. More...

Fireworks Burn Brewster Man

Despite repeated warnings by police and emergency services providers about the dangers of illegal fireworks, a Brewster man suffered serious facial burns on Independence Day night when a device exploded in his face. More...

Around the County

Putnam Valley

Hilltop Community celebrates the 4th family-style The Hilltop Community in Putnam Valley is a great example of people who have really come together to create a wonderful place to live. More...

Mahopac

Greg Amato takes oath as Lake Mahopac Rotary president Putnam County's oldest Rotary chapter has a new president. More...

Carmel

Hours before the Independence Day holiday got underway, Putnam County celebrated a special prayer vigil honoring God and the birth of our nation. More...

School News

Jambor Reelected School Board Prez

A career educator will again lead the Brewster Board of Education for the new school year. Dr. Stephen Jambor was unanimously re-elected as president of the board at the group's annual re-organizational meeting, held on July 1. More...

Putnam Residents Receive Tenure at BOCES

Five residents of Putnam were among 11 employees at the Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES to receive tenure. More...

Editorials

Capturing the Spirit of the Nation at Mekeel's Corners

A fiddle, a bugle, hymns, and patriotic readings transport us to America's early days

On Independence Day in America, most citizens spend some time reflecting on our nation's founding documents. But unless we also seek to understand the culture that inspired those ideas, we will find it difficult to carry on their legacy. More...

Columns

Let's Focus on Our Local Heroes Rather Than Global Narcissists

One of the great human sports is to tell others how they should be doing their job. The implication, of course, is that the teller could do the job better. With that in mind, I would like to tell the press how to do their job better. More...

Open Borders Advocates Have Blood On Their Hands

While many if not most illegal aliens are decent people and are only illegally in the United States to provide for themselves or their families—an action that does not justify breaking the immigration laws of the United States—all of th More...

Adventure in the Ruins on Mount Beacon

Putnam Pastimes

In my search for places to take my family on excursions in and around Putnam County, usually about the time I get to the point that I think I've discovered them all, an exciting new adventure presents itself, and my amazement with the sights in ou More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd Mahopac, N.Y. 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Birth Announcements

Jessie Jane McGuire

Baby Girl Jessie Jane McGuire was born June 22, 2009, weighing 8 lbs. More...

Olivia Anne Pepper

Baby Girl Olivia Anne Pepper was born June 26, 2009, weighing 5 lbs. More...

Calendar

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

Weekend Saturday, July 11 A Tie Dying Workshop On Saturday, July 11th at 10:30am the Southeast Museum will hold a Tie Dying Workshop. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” ~Erma Bombeck