July 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Pot Plantation Spotted by State Police

A "pot" plantation consisting of 403 five- and six-foot-tall marijuana plants has been commandeered. More...

Dolan Meets Carmel Flock

Archbishop Timothy Dolan turned on his Irish charm and scores of Putnam residents fell in love with the gregarious high priest. The archbishop, who earlier this year replaced Edward Cardinal Egan upon his retirement, visited St. More...

General Stories

Lucky Break

No injuries as another drunk illegal crashes car in Southeast

Some Brewster residents were outraged Monday after learning about a two-vehicle crash Sunday night that injured a four-year-old boy. More...

Putnam County 4-H Fair Has Arrived

The months of planning have ended. The tents have been erected. The weatherman has promised to cooperate. More...

Putnam Arts Council Offers Special Program for Kids

Thanks to the Putnam Arts Council, three dozen boys and girls are using their creative talent this summer. More...

School News

Mahopac Alumnus Graduates from NYU School of Medicine

Dr. Andrew Erwin Schober, the 1999 salutatorian at Mahopac High School, graduated with honors in anesthesiology from NYC School of Medicine on May 14, 2009. He was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, medicine's equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. More...

Editorials

Rediscovering the Original Green Jobs

Maybe the 4-H Fair will inspire you to reawaken the farmer within.

Some 25,000 or more will gather this weekend at Veterans Memorial Park in Kent for the 4-H Fair. It is Putnam's largest event each year, drawing residents in with exhibits of antique machinery, a livestock pavilion, and other amusements. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

from the Courier Archives

140 Years Ago July 24, 1869 Worth Thinking About Once in a while a pensive man may be heard to say: "I wish I had all the money back that I have spent in drinks for the past ten years. More...

Pastimes

Trekking Through Twin Hill Preserve

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Ice Pond Preserve in Brewster. In that article, I mentioned that there are preserves on both sides of the pond. More...

Letters to the Editor

Legislature's Fiscal Responsibility

Dear Editor: In response to Town of Kent Councilman Lou Tartaro's Letter to the Editor, Thursday, July 19, 2009, "Stop the Secrecy": For the past 18 years, it has been alleged and challenged by the developer that the Town of Kent over assessed t More...

Responding to Lou Tartaro

Dear Editor: While it's obvious Mr. Tartaro believes that most taxpayers are stupid, I have to ask: are there no limits to his arrogance and duplicity? More...

Kent Understands Its Liabilities

Dear Editor: Town of Kent Councilman Tartaro takes issue with the County Legislature's decision to settle the lawsuit brought by the developers of the Kent Manor property. I spent many hours reading the court documents in this case. Mr. More...

CORRECTION

Hudak seeks seat on Town Board More...

Bondi Takes on Legislators

Seeking to privatize home nursing service

An emotional battle is brewing in Putnam County. More...

Ball Hauls in the Cash

Assemblyman Greg Ball has raised more money than Congressman John Hall in the hotly contested race for the 19th Congressional District. More...

Throng of Bidders on Ballot this Fall

Putnam County Elections Commissioners Robert Bennett and Anthony Scannapieco and their staffs won't have much of a vacation this summer, now that 69 candidates have filed petitions to run for 34 positions in town and county government this fall. More...

County Loses More Jobs

If job losses affecting Putnam residents are any indicator, the recession is far from over. More...

Around the County

Southeast Mahopac

Hudak seeks seat on Town Board

In her work as a matrimonial lawyer in Carmel, Elizabeth Hudak has had to sit between and mediate heated disputes, and easily-wounded egos. When she looks at the town board in her home of Southeast, she sees a board that "could use my skill set. More...

Southeast Mahopac

Superintendent Manko arrives

Mahopac Superintendent of Schools Thomas Manko has begun his tenure in Putnam's largest school district. Manko, who arrived this month, succeeding Dr. Robert Reidy who retired, described his first weeks as "wonderful. More...

Putnam Valley

Still talking about Peekskill Hollow Road

Discussion of the best way to preserve Peekskill Hollow Road continued at the July 15, 2009, Putnam Valley Town Board meeting. More...

Cultural Events

Local and Notable

Alana Amram Will Perform at Lake Carmel

The daughter of composer and poet David Amram, an American icon of the beatnik generation, Alana Amram is not just following in her father's footsteps but forging her own path as a singer/songwriter. More...

Sports

Cubs Claw Way to Victory

16s Take Down Peekskill, Patterson, Ossining, Fall to New Castle

CARMEL - The Carmel Cubs 16U baseball team won three of four games last week, ripping Peekskill, 14-1, Sunday at Crane Road, after topping Patterson, 8-4, Saturday at Peckham Field. More...

Close Losses, Huge Wins

Cubs 14s Rip Bedford, Mahopac, Fall to PVC, Larchmont/Mamaroneck

CARMEL - The Carmel Cubs 14U baseball team split four games last week, falling to Larchmont/Mamaroneck, 6-4, Monday, and dropping a 5-2 decision to PV/C Sunday, after topping Mahopac, 18-6, Saturday. More...

Young Pirates Rule NL Seas

Patterson 10-year-olds Shut Out North Salem, Cortlandt

PATTERSON - The Patterson Pirates 10U baseball team shut out two opponents last week, blanking Cortlandt, 5-0, Sunday at Peckham Field, after topping North Salem, 3-0, Saturday on the road. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put "WORSHIP" in the subject line. ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac, N.Y. 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Grace Mary Talerico

Grace Mary Talerico died on July 11, 2009, she was 63. Grace was born on March 30, 1946, to Luigi Gambro and Irene Hoffer in Yonkers, NY. Grace attended school in Yonkers, NY. More...

Calendar

Pencil Me In

Weekend Friday & Saturday "A Chorus Line" Nestled in the hills of western Danbury next to the Richter Park Golf Course, Musicals at Richter is Connecticut's longest-running outdoor theater, now in its 25th season. More...

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