July 16, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

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...

Magnificent Mahopac Marchers

Clockwise from bottom left: •Color guards from the entire region strut their stuff. •Stas Przymylski celebrates his 38th birthday at the parade with his children Avery, five, and Xander, one. More...

Feast Religious Services

Friday, July 17th 8pm - Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Italian and English Saturday, July 18th 2pm - Rosary of Life 3pm - Chaplet & Devotions of The Divine Mercy 4pm - Confessions 5: More...

Corrections and Clarifications

• In "Putnam Valley Pols Seek Sustainable Careers" (July 1), the Courier stated, "When the town's Ethics Board censured [former supervisor Sam Davis], he sued the board and his own town employees." This was inaccurate. More...

Choi's Dry Cleaning Empire Expands Thanks to Work Ethic

Steve Choi is one of Putnam's most philanthropic businessmen. Choi, who emigrated from Korea to the U.S. More...

Watch the Trains Go By As You Dine at the Cold Spring Depot

Twenty-five years ago, Tom Rolston sat in the Cold Spring Depot having a drink. The bartender leaned over to him, and said "You're in the restaurant business. Why don't you buy this dump?" Rolston laughed, "I swear to you, she said that. More...

Letterboxing in Brewster's Bog Brook

Tucked in on a windy back road in Brewster, the Department of Environmental Conservation's Bog Brook Unique Area is a 131 acre property dedicated to protecting a portion of the Great Swamp, as well as the Bog Turtle, a species listed as "threatene More...

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...

New Burn Building Comes to Putnam

Firefighters will no longer have to travel outside of Putnam County for training now that a bid has been awarded for a new burn building at the county's Fire Training Center in Kent. More...

Mahopac Falls Firefighter Remembered as a Good Man

Mahopac Falls Fire Chief Annie Link remembered her friend and fellow firefighter Robert Johnson as a "good man." Chief Link stood at attention outside St. More...

Archbishop to Attend Annual St. James Feast

The 5th Annual St. James the Apostle and Our Lady of the Lake/ Mount Carmel Feast will be held from Friday, July 17th, through Sunday, July 19th, on the grounds of St. James the Apostle. More...

MEETINGS

Mahopac School Board to Meet

The Board of Education of the Mahopac Central School District will hold its next REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at 8pm in the Middle School Cafeteria. More...

Article

An unidentified motorist was traveling on Route 22 at the Putnam-Dutchess County line around 10pm this week when a cow and a goat escaped through the fence and wandered onto the highway. More...

Ice Cream Café Opens in Carmel

A father and son from Carmel have opened Putnam's newest business just in time for summertime fun. More...

Weedeating Fish Move Into Mahopac's Lake Casse

But Supervisor Schmitt says 'they never nibble on toes'

Four-hundred-eighty-five weedeating fish have moved into Lake Casse. The sterile triploid carp were purchased by the Lake Casse Park District to rid the lake of milfoil and other vegetation that has begun strangling the body of water in Mahopac. More...

Keeping Putnam Both Beautiful and Bustling

Keep Putnam Beautiful is encouraging business development across the county by showcasing entrepreneurs who are helping to make Putnam more attractive. More...

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Weekly Quotation

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne