July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rollin’ Through Brewster

And Lovin’ That High-Octane Cruise

“Buy a Hybrid. I need the gas” is the message you find on the back of P.J. Pascarelli’s ‘65 El Dorado. “I don’t care if gas is ten dollars a gallon. I’ll still drive it,” he says. More...

Putnam Is Going Grey, Not Green

Putnam County finds itself in a “gray belt,” when, every seven seconds, another baby-boomer turns 60. More...

General Stories

EMS Choppers Still Serving Putnam Despite Decision

STAT-Flight helicopter service will not be affected in Putnam County despite a corporate decision to abandon mooring the Medevac choppers at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. More...

Swimming the Sound to Honor a Late Friend

Kennedy Catholic alumnae raise money for cancer research in the memory of Maureen McAvoy

On Saturday July 25, eight Kennedy Catholic graduates, led by Kerry Coughlin of Carmel, gathered on the shore of the Long Island Sound and felt the morning wind whip through their hair. More...

Operation Small Frye Enforces Boating Safety

Police are often on the prowl, seeking motorists breaking laws on land, but now officers of the law have added a new twist to their enforcement practices by patrolling waterways throughout Putnam County. More...

Cultural Events

Putnam County 4-H Fair—the Best Yet!

What a weekend! What a fair! Organizers of the 38th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair have their work cut out for them: How to make the 2010 edition of the 4-H fair better than the 2009 extravaganza. More...

Cold Spring’s Listening Room Celebrates 200th Performer

COLD SPRING—True originals are disappearing by the day. Cookie cutters produce impossible-to-tell-apart houses. More...

Explore Cold Spring’s Militaristic Roots

Despite its name, the West Point Foundry Preserve is on the Putnam County side of the Hudson, just a short distance from downtown Cold Spring. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

from the Courier Archives

85 Years Ago August 1, 1924 Heavy Burden In the past nine years, more than 100,000 permanent federal officials have been added to the rolls-increasing cost to $195,591,000. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Facts - No Razzle Dazzle

Dear Editor: The current Supervisor of Putnam Valley has served on the board since November, 2002. During that time, it was incumbent upon him to familiarize himself with cost-cutting, and laborsaving methods. More...

David vs. Goliath

Dear Editor: Why did we move to the Town of Carmel? We were looking for a safe and peaceful place to live set in the splendor of natural beauty to prosper and thrive. More...

Clearing Up the Record About Kent Manor

Dear Editor: In response to the three misleading and inaccurate questions posed by Ann Olsen’s July 23rd letter to the editor: More...

Calendar

Pencil Me In—

Fun Things to Do This Week & Next!

Wednesday, July 29 Identity Theft Info Session More...

Sheriff: Hall Has It Wrong

Congressman’s office reported misleading stats

Congressman John Hall has come under fire from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly reporting erroneous statistics relating to illegal immigration. More...

Madness on Lake Mahopac

This photo was taken during one of the weekend electrical storms over Lake Mahopac. Residents said homes shook after the amazing bolt of lightning. More...

Another Row at the County Seat

There has been another tiff in county government, as members of the Putnam Legislature have criticized the administration for not investing money in infrastructure—a decision that lawmakers say will cost taxpayers more in the long run. More...

DWIs Mount

Five people are recovering from injuries this week incurred early Sunday when a vehicle operated by a Stormville man arrested for drunken driving slammed into another car on the Taconic State Parkway in western Kent. More...

Around the County

Lake Carmel Kent

Rohdes live and breathe VFW

One thousand men and women are involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Putnam County, yet when the VFW is mentioned locally, a husband-and-wife team often comes to mind. More...

Southeast

Ball urges alien crackdowns

Last Thursday, Assemblyman Greg Ball held a meeting with more than 100 citizens to discuss new proposals for an aggressive crackdown on illegal immigration and DWIs. More...

Ball: Let’s all speak English

Assemblyman Greg Ball realizes that Putnam County has become a melting pot in recent years with an influx of Central Americans and eastern Europeans to the county’s borders; but he believes all residents of the area should learn the native ton More...

Sports

Dominant Sox Take Down Three

Kent Ups Record to 19-8 Overall, 10-4 in WBA

KENT – The Kent White Sox 18U baseball team split a double-header Sunday against Harrison, dropping game one, 3-1, then taking the nightcap, 6-2, at Ryan Park in WBA Wood Bat League play. More...

Sox Girls Stay Hot in Cool Dog Days

Ciuffi Fans 23 in Two Kent Wins

KENT – The Kent White Sox 16U softball team continued its summerlong roll last week, knocking off Ossining, 7-2, Wednesday and North Salem, 8-2, two days earlier in WPBA play. More...

Bulldogs 16s Take Two from Nanuet

BREWSTER – The Tri-County Bulldogs 16U baseball team had a rough stretch last week, dropping three of five games. More...

Editorials

Run, Ralphie, Run!

What will destroy us: global warming or global cooling?

“The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality.” — Newsweek, April 1975 More...

Open Spaces Equals Recreation Places

In the past few weeks a few opinion pieces have been written by open space advocates admonishing the creation of local parks, particularly the newly completed Camarda Park in the Town of Carmel. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Martin Forschner

Martin Forschner died suddenly, Sunday, July 19, 2009 in Wingdale, NY, with his family by his side. Mr. Forschner was born in Brewster, NY, on January 27, 1935, to the late Arthur and Marion (Mygan) Forschner. More...

Joan Joyce Mancini

Mancini, Joan Joyce, age 77, of Mahopac, NY, formerly of Purdys, NY, died Friday, July 24, 2009. She was the wife of Anthony ‘Tony’ Mancini. More...

William Heffron

William Heffron, 89, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of New York, passed away July 25, 2009 at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center. Mr. Heffron was born on December 8, 1919, in New York, NY, to William B. and Madeline Heffron. More...

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