July 23, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

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...

Brewster Education Foundation Seeks Volunteers

Summer is in full swing and the Brewster Education Foundation has issued a call for help. More...

Births

Thomas Joseph Fink Benjamin Baby boy Thomas Joseph Fink was born on June 9, 2009 to parents Christina Fink and John Paul Fink of Patterson, to maternal grandparents Patricia and Thomas Occhiogrossi of Ossining, and to paternal grandparents Barbara More...

Putnam County Land Trust Seeks Members for Board

The Putnam County Land Trust is seeking candidates for its Board. In addition to attending monthly board meetings, candidates need to be able to contribute a minimum of two hours each month to help the organization. More...

Bondi Says No to Taxpayer Revolt

County Executive Robert Bondi has vetoed a Putnam legislative decision to refrain from paying the Metropolitan Transportation Authority a "single penny" for the state's recently enacted MTA Mobility Tax that will cost businesses in the commuter reg More...

Carmel Café Strikes New Note

Dave and Yingliu Wallace launched their new 12 Notes Café and Chinese Restaurant to great fanfare. Opening day included a two-hour free lunch offer that had customers lining up outside the new establishment. More...

Casual Dining with a Silver Spoon

COLD SPRING—Jimmy Ebdelhady throws his head back and lets out a big laugh. Actually, it's more like a giant, infectious giggle. "Well, I certainly wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth," he chuckles. More...

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...

State Legislature Approves Electronic Arraignment Bill

Two down and one to go, is how Putnam Legislator Mary Ellen Odell reacted to news that the State Senate had joined the State Assembly by approving Putnam's electronic arraignment bill. More...

PC Safety Advisory Board Seeking Membership

Established 40 years ago, Putnam County's Fire Advisory Board has outlived its usefulness and as a result, a new advisory board has been created to deal with issues relating to firefighter safety throughout the county. More...

An Amazing Journey from Ireland to Putnam

How a Son of Erin Became a Town Father of Carmel

Editor's Note: Since the April 9 resurrection of the Putnam County Courier, we have received many thank-you notes and calls from grateful readers, but perhaps the most extraordinary one came from an unexpected place—County Meath, Ir More...

Police News

Great Minds, Drunk Illegal Aliens Think Alike The epidemic is spreading. Brewster State Police arrested two illegal aliens for DWI within a half hour of each other in the greater Southeast area. More...

Public Pressure Mounts on Taboo Topic

Illegal Immigration

For over a decade, residents in Southeast and the Village of Brewster have been wrestling with the effects of illegal immigration. But ten years ago, the issue was considered too dangerous to touch. More...

2009 Brewster Farmers Market 'Our Best Yet'

Each Wednesday and Saturday vendors arrive early at the Brewster Farmers Market and throughout the day offer a wide variety of foods and beverages to appreciative customers. More...

Sgt. Szabo Graduates from FBI Academy

Sheriff's Department Sgt. Michael Szabo calls his graduation from the FBI National Academy the "pinnacle" of his law enforcement career. Sgt. More...

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