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'My Mommy is Driving Drunk'

A Mahopac woman appearing in Carmel Town Court Tuesday evening to answer charges of driving drunk with five teens in her car including her daughter wound up back in jail for violating a court order of protection on an unrelated charge. More...

Sheriff's Candidates Trade Barbs Over Drunk Illegals

When Segundo Ordonez-Tanay, an Ecuadorian native, posted bail on July 4th, he had no idea his arrest would become a weeklong political drama, highlighting tensions between local and federal officials, and adding controversy to the Putnam County She More...

Drunk Boater Slices Swimmer

A 20-year-old Mahopac man underwent emergency surgery Sunday night at the Westchester Medical Center for massive trauma received when he was struck by the propeller of a motorboat being operated by a man who was charged by police with being intoxic More...

General Stories

Putnam Arts Council to Rise from the Ashes

'I was devastated. This was our home for 40- plus years.'

The Putnam Arts Council's Belle Levine Arts Center in Mahopac will soon rise from the ashes. Arts Council President Joyce Picone recalled last week that cold February night in 2007 when she, seeing a glow in the sky, More...

What Happened to Summer?

Baby—It's cold outside! The unusual summer of 2009 continues this week with record breaking chilly temperatures. More...

Dog wash raises money for Humane Society

Dozens of pooches are sparkling clean and sweet-smelling this week thanks to the efforts of the Putnam County Humane Society. More...

School News

BOCES Students Graduate

Many memorable high school commencements took place last month throughout the region. However, for 28 young men and women, the Regional Alternative High School commencement at BOCES was well worth the wait. More...

Top Ten Percent of Carmel High School Class of 2009 Readies For College

With the mid-point of the summer of '09 rapidly approaching, high school graduates throughout the region have begun preparing for college. More...

Editorials

MTA Builds 'A Bridge Too Far'

Praising the Putnam Legislature's Tax Revolt, in the Spirit of '76

The epic 1977 film A Bridge Too Far tells the story of an attempt by the Allied army to seize a key bridge deep in the heart of the occupied Netherlands during World War II. While audacious, the attempt failed. More...

Opinion

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Or in the case of the efficiency of the U.S .economy, by at least four: energy policy, health care policy, trade union resurgence, and fiscal madness. Start with energy. Barack Obama says our entire energy sector needs a makeover. More...

Letters to the Editor

Borkowski: Smith Owes Me An Apology

Dear Editor: I read in this week's Journal News an article entitled "Smith Strikes Back at Rivals on Work Ethic". In that article you are quoted as saying that "Mr. More...

Stop the Secrecy

Dear Editor: On Thursday July 9th 2009 the Putnam County Legislature met and voted at a special meeting to settle a longstanding lawsuit with the developer(s) of a proposed condominium project in the Town of Kent. More...

Putnam Undermining Kent

Dear Editor, As a taxpayer in the town of Kent and the Carmel Central School District, and a candidate for the Kent Town Board, I am shocked and outraged by the "star chamber" proceedings recently held by the Putnam County Legislature which will More...

Calendar

Pencil Me In

Thursday, July 16 Learn About Deer Teatown Lake Reservation announces a special presentation and discussion on white tailed deer and forest regeneration in Westchester County for adults on Thursday, July 16, 2009, 7:30-9:00pm in the Carriage House More...

Kent Might Sue Putnam

County Settles with Developer; Kent Explores Legal Action

On Monday, during executive session, Kent's Town Board voted unanimously to make $3,000 available to explore filing a lawsuit against Putnam County. More...

Putnam Rebels Against MTA Rip-off, for Now

'I Wish We Were Back in Colonial Times' Tony Hay

When retroactive payroll tax hikes were passed in Albany to support the MTA, State Senator Vincent Leibell, Assemblyman Greg Ball, and other politicians vowed to push for a forensic audit of the agency. More...

Either Way, Taxes Aren't Going Down

Putnam County residents are breathing a sigh of relief this week after learning the New York State Senate renewed a one-percent sales tax extender for the next two years. More...

Fire Departments March in Mahopac

More than 5,000 people were on hand in Mahopac for the fire department's annual inspection parade. Last Thursday's extravaganza was held under ideal weather conditions—cool temperatures, pleasant breezes, and a setting sun. More...

Previewing Next Week's 4-H Fair

The Putnam 4-H Fair is the largest attended event each year in the county, with more than 25,000 men, women and children congregating at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent. More...

Around the County

Putnam Valley

Powell introduces electric time and date stamp to town hall

This past May, longtime Putnam Valley resident Dawn Powell announced her intention to challenge incumbent Town Supervisor Bob Tendy in next November's election. More...

Southeast

Inferno destroys attorney's large home

A raging inferno has destroyed a 5,000-square-foot home belonging to a prominent Westchester attorney in Southeast. More...

Carmel

McDonough nominated for Town Board

Suzanne McDonough More...

Sports

Bulldogs Bite Warriors

TC Bulldogs 16 Year Olds Hand Mahopac Warriors 2-1 Setback 'Pac Also Takes Two from Pro Swing Pride

BREWSTER - The Tri-County Bulldogs 16U English baseball team defeated the Mahopac Warriors, 2-1, in a game played last Thursday at Brewster High School. More...

White Sox Too Much for Cyclones

Duffy Tosses Perfect Game Against Ossining

CARMEL - The Kent White Sox 16-and-under softball team swept both ends of a double-header Monday, beating the Taconic Cyclones 8-0 and 6-3 at Ryan Park in Lake Carmel. More...

Cubs Go 2-2 Last Week

16 Blue Squad Tops Kent, Lewisboro, Falls to North Salem, Cortlandt

CARMEL - The Carmel Cubs 16-year-old Blue baseball team split its four games last week. The Cubs dropped an 8-4 decision to North Salem Sunday, and fell to Cortlandt, 10- 6, Saturday. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

from the Courier Archives

160 Years Ago 2 July 18, 1849 Deserting Cincinnati It is stated that there are 250 houses for rent in Cincinnati, tenants having fled from the Cholera. More...

Police News

Mahopac Man Accused of Burglarizing Doc's Office, Stealing Meds A Mahopac man is facing a lengthy state prison term after allegedly breaking into a physician's office, stealing a prescription pad, and signing the doctor's name to fraudulently 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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Carol F. Dennerlein

Carol F. Dennerlein, 74 years old, of Fishkill, formerly of Mahopac, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. More...

Evelyn Julia Brotko

Evelyn Julia Brotko, 79, of Mahopac, NY died on July 07, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Brotko was born on June 25, 1930 in Yonkers, NY to Paul and Julia Minnick. More...

William Bloomer

William Bloomer, age 89, passed to a greater life on July 19th, 2009 at his home in St. Petersburg FL. He is survived by his wife Anita Bloomer, 8 children, 18 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at St. More...

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