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Learning from the Pros

Eighty-six young people from the entire New York Metropolitan area are better trained in firefighting techniques thanks to the efforts of a small army of professional and volunteer firefighters. More...

Hall’s Health Care Blitz Begins in Poughkeepsie by

If you’re waiting for perfect, let’s end the meeting right now. Steny Hoyer

POUGHKEEPSIE—Congressman John Hall along with U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) led a roundtable discussion about health care at St. Francis Hospital as part of Rep. More...

Drunk Driver Kills Patterson Teenager

Another horrific crash caused by an intoxicated motorist has claimed the life of a Patterson youth. More...

Patterson Southeast

Town Board to decide fate of Patterson courthouse project

The future of the Patterson Town Courthouse in now in the hands of the Town Board. More...

Patterson Southeast

Awarding of air conditioning bid divides Town Board

More fuel—in the form of air conditioning— has been added to the conflicts dividing the Southeast Town Board. More...

Hay tells gift givers to ‘Keep It’

Putnam’s Legislature Chairman Tony Hay values the goodness and generosity of the public who often express their satisfaction with government by providing elected officials with small tokens of appreciation. More...

General Stories

Mahopac Man Saves Fellow Diver from Abyss of Death

Danilo Gristina doesn’t consider himself a hero, but had it not been for the Mahopac man’s quick actions, a diver from Mexico would have drowned. More...

Colorful Maps of USA Painted on Playgrounds in Brewster

Thanks to the efforts of parent volunteers and the Verizon Pioneers, children returning to class next month in Brewster at the John F. Kennedy and Garden Street Schools will have a new learning tool. More...

Bee Stings Keep Emergency Services Providers Busy

A number of bee stings have kept emergency providers busy in recent days on both sides of the county. More...

Cultural Events

Broadway Comes to Brewster

Broadway is coming to Brewster this weekend! “Oliver” is being performed on the stage at the St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish Hall this evening (Thursday) as well as Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, courtesy of the St. More...

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise Will Benefit People with Disabilities

BREWSTER, NY - Partners with PARC will host its fourth annual summer fun event on Saturday, September 12, 2009 when the non-profit hosts its Summer Sunset & Fireworks Cruise on the Hudson, a benefit for children and adults with developmental disabili More...

Young Colonials Family Music Festival Planned for Saturday

The sounds of fife and drums will be filling the air in Patterson on Saturday when the Young Colonials Fife and Drum Corps hosts its annual Family Music Festival. More...

Editorials

Wake Up the Sleeping Giant

Putnam Legislators Stand Against MTA Tax—Sort of

On Tuesday evening, the Putnam County Legislature voted to file an article 78 to protest the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s so-called mobility tax, which amounts to .34 percent of payroll expense for all employers in the metropolitan commute More...

Local and Federal Officials Should Communicate

As Putnam County’s representative in Congress, it is my duty to ensure that the federal government works closely with local law enforcement to keep our communities safe. More...

Will America Suffer a Lost Decade?

Whether a safely appointed Larry Summers would turn out to be Obama’s Thomas Beckett no one knows.

Perhaps the most important question being asked now that we have avoided a melt-down of the world’s financial system is, “Will America lead the world out of recession into a new era of economic growth, or will we suffer through a “ More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Birth Announcements

Births

Jaden George Hauth

Baby Boy Jaden George Hauth was born July 22, 2009, weighing 8 lbs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

ROBERT E. ADAMS, JR

In Loving Memory of Our Dad and Grandfather, Robert E. Adams, Jr., 77, who passed away July 9, 2009. Bob was a lifelong resident of Carmel, NY. More...

Joan Young Pulver Burgess

Joan Young Pulver Burgess, age 80, widow of Wilson (Bill) Pulver, formerly of Brewster, NY, went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, July 30, 2009. She was the wife of Dan King Burgess of Pt. St. Lucie, FL. More...

Mildred Alice Granelli

Mildred Alice Granelli of Alpharetta, GA, died Friday July 24, 2009 in Atlanta, GA, at the age of 89. More...

Revolt Fizzles

In MTA tax debate, legislators opt not to override county executive’s veto

The Putnam County Legislature plans to fight the MTA’s recently enacted mobility tax through the courts. More...

Rep. John Hall’s ICE Meeting Gets Heated

Sheriff: ‘We don’t need a tutorial’

Pedestrians walking on Carmel’s main thoroughfare Tuesday stopped to gawk. “What happened? Did someone get murdered? More...

National GOP Supports Ball for Congress

Assemblyman Greg Ball is in an unfamiliar position; he is receiving support and encouragement from the GOP. More...

Putnam’s Most Senior Firefighter Dies at 100

Art Brady, a lifelong resident of Mahopac Falls who died last week at the age of 100, was a legend in Putnam’s volunteer firefighting force. More...

Around the County

We encourage you to share news and information about your locality. Send correspondence to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “AROUND THE COUNTY” in the subject line. We hope to hear from you. More...

Brewster

Sidewalk collapse

Watch your step! Sunday’s torrential weekend rains resulted in a sidewalk collapse on Main Street in downtown Brewster. More...

Brewster Theatre Company presents Bye, Bye Birdie

Opening night is almost here for Brewster Theatre Company’s August production of Bye Bye, Birdie. Sets are being transported to Brewster High School, and dress rehearsals have already begun. More...

Enterprise

Americans Make Better Customers, Says Brewster’s French Pastry Chef

For almost two years, Thierry Danvin has been offering French pastries to Putnam. His shop, Brewster Pastry, is filled with the smell of apple crumb, hand-dipped cookies, and raspberry tart. More...

Hudson House Offers Hearty Menu, History, and a View

COLD SPRING—Sam Bei, owner of Hudson House in Cold Spring, admits he can’t fry an egg. But he learned the rules of serving good food and warm hospitality from his parents, who worked in the restaurant business. More...

Anti-Tobacco Group Honors Local Businesses

Two more Putnam businesses have decided to eliminate all tobacco sales and advertising from their shops. More...

Sports

Fight Comes to Cubs’ Den

16s win three of four, clinch home field for playoffs

CARMEL – Ridge Dulitz picked up the win on the mound Saturday, as the Carmel Cubs 16U baseball team defeated Haverstraw, 8-3, in a WPBA game played at Carmel High School. More...

He’ll Have His Game Perfect

O’Connell allows no base runners in game against Nanuet

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac Warriors 16U baseball team got a rare performance last Saturday, as Kevin O’Connell pitched a perfect game in a 6-0 victory over Nanuet in a New York Amateur Baseball Association game played at Nanuet. More...

One-Loss Pirates Clinch Division

Patterson 10s spank Ossining, 6-0, in opener

PATTERSON — The Patterson Pirates 10U baseball team won its final four regular-season games last week, beating Mount Kisco, 12-2, Saturday, Kent, 11-1, also Saturday, after topping Carmel, 10-0, last Thursday. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

from the Courier Archives

90 Years Ago August 8, 1919 The Profiteers More...

Some Income Tax Facts

Tax Burden of Top 1% Now Exceeds That of Bottom 95%

The top 1 percent of taxpayers paid 40.4 percent of the total income taxes collected by the federal government. This is the highest percentage in modern history. More...

Pastimes

Short Hikes Through Doansburg Preserve’s Tree Tunnels

If you are ever in Brewster and have about 15 to 30 minutes to spare, consider a visit to the Putnam County Land Trust’s Doansburg Preserve. More...

Letters to the Editor

County Does Not Have Absolute Right to Seize Property

Dear Editor: In his letter last week, Town of Kent Councilman Tartaro again writes misleadingly. More...

Health Care Bill is a Power Grab

Dear Editor: More...

Don’t Forget About Historical Society

Dear Editor: I was so pleased to read Steven Mattson’s terrific article re: the West Point Foundry Preserve in the July 30 issue of the Courier. More...

Calendar

Pencil Me In—Fun Things to Do This Week & Next!

This Weekend Dramatic Production I Got Sick Then I Got Better is a hilarious and wrenching riff on one woman's adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. Performing at Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52 Kent NY on 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