August 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislators Want to Protest MTA Mobility Tax

But they are unsure of how to do it

While the Putnam County Legislature plans to fight the MTA’s recently enacted mobility tax through the courts, the county lawmakers appear unsure of their exact course of action. More...

Patrolling the Hudson Legislature

Marine operations are critically important to the residents of Putnam County. More...

General Stories

Summer Camps at BHS Focus on Music, Drama

Dozens of young people in the greater Brewster area returned to school in July, but didn’t mind a bit! More...

Putnam’s Elderly Display Their Art Work

You’re never too old to express yourself! More...

PHC Radiation Oncology Receives Accreditation

Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel is proud to announce that it has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent survey conducted by the American College of Radiology (ACR). More...

School News

Mid-Summer Visit to Mahopac School District

Parents and students alike are beginning to feel the change coming, as school bells are slated to ring in the new academic year in less than a month for Putnam’s 15,000 school children. More...

CAP Hopes to Make Kids Successful

The first day of the new school year is less than a month away and Back to School activities have already begun at the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) office in Brewster. More...

Sports

Indians Win It All in Five

PATTERSON—It was a fitting end to what has been a dominant season for the Patterson Pirates 10-year-olds. More...

Error in the Seventh

Emotions swing on final play as fly ball is dropped, giving Mahopac win

MAHOPAC—It was in the bag. More...

Mahopac Rolls over Somers to Win WPBA

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac nine-yearold baseball team put the wraps on a stellar summer season last Saturday, whipping Somers, 11-6, in the WPBA championship game at the Crane Road field in Mahopac. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

150 Years Ago August 9, 1859

A Native of Putnam County Killed in Oregon—Lynching of the Murderer More...

Word of the Week

E•mol•u•ment

Profit, salary, or fees from office or employment; compensation for services More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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

Birth Announcements

Ashley Jailenne Sumano

Baby Girl Ashley Jailenne Sumano was born July 31, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. More...

Chloe Elizabeth Lex

Baby Girl Chloe Elizabeth Lex was born July 11, 2009 to parents Elizabeth and Kenneth Lex of Mahopac, to maternal grandparents Patrick and Elizabeth Rodrick of the Bronx, and to paternal grandparents Adolf and Frances Lex of Sun City Center, Florida More...

Lianna Sylvia Martone

Baby Girl Lianna Sylvia Martone was born July 18, 2009 to parents Donna and Richard Martone of Somers, to maternal grandparents Ron and Margaret Candillo of Mahopac, and to paternal grandparents Tony and Mary Martone of Putnam Valley. More...

Hardly a Snooze

Candidates for Sheriff and Carmel Supervisor Trade Barbs at Debate

Tuesday was a steamy night in the Carmel VFW, where the League of Women Voters held a candidate forum for Carmel Town Board, Carmel Supervisor, and Putnam County Sheriff. More...

Access Denied

Technicality impedes Independence Party

Suzanne McDonough, candidate for Carmel Town Board, will not be on the Independence Party line in this year’s election, Supreme Court Justice Andrew O’Rourke has ruled. More...

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Hudson Legislature Seeks More Control Over Budget

On Election Day voters across Putnam County will make the final determination whether the county legislature should have the authority, along with the county executive, to make mid-year budget cuts. More...

Around the County

Patterson Brewster

Benefit car show held despite inclement weather

More than 100 automobile enthusiasts braved inclement weather on Sunday, August 2, to raise funds for the Putnam Recreation Program for the Handicapped (PRPH). More...

Carmel

Reunion Announcement

Carmel High School’s Class of 1989 will hold its 20th year class reunion on Saturday, October 3, from 7 pm to 12 am at the Danbury Plaza Hotel & Conference Center at 18 Old Ridgebury Road located in Danbury, CT. More...

West Point’s #1 ranking is nothing new to Don Smith

Don Smith has known for years that the US Military Academy at West Point is America’s number one college, but last week’s ranking by the prestigious Forbes Magazine that the military academy was the “finest college in the nation& More...

Enterprise

Eat Cake and Get a Haircut at Bella Moda

Childhood friends whose families emigrated to the United States from Italy decades ago have opened Putnam County’s newest hair salon. More...

Score One for the Entrepreneurs

Since its inception six years ago, the Putnam Chapter of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Counselors to America’s Small Business has coached and assisted more than 2,000 clients in need of assistance. More...

Nature Lover Opens Photography Business

Matt Hernandez loves nature and hiking and admiring the world around him. More...

Editorials

Cash for Clunkers, Cash for Canker Sores

Just how much will nationalized health care cost?

So let’s break this down. The government buys a car company, but sales stink. More...

European Style Healthcare Will be Least of Our Concerns

Obamacare will attract more illegal aliens

Americans aren't the only ones closely watching the outcome of the Obama-Pelosi healthcare battle. More...

By the Time We Got to Woodstock

The pictures and the music are but shadows

I was nine that summer and unaware of the events unfolding on a farm in Bethel, New York, a couple of counties away from my home in Carmel. More...

Letters to the Editor

Assault on Conscience

Dear Editor: More...

Tax Dispute

Dear Editor: In glancing at the Perspectives page of your August 6, 2009, edition, I noticed a box called Some Income Tax Facts and an article by Irwin M. Stelzer. I suppose they were there to balance the article by Congressman Hall. More...

Blasting in Carmel

Dear Editor: More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

ELIZABETH H. COFFEY CHRISTIE

Elizabeth H. Coffey Christie, 86 More...

Edith M. Buzzi

Edith M. Buzzi of Pawling died Sunday August 9, 2009, in Pawling, at the age of 87. More...

Frances E. Stephens

Frances E. Stephens of Louisa, VA died Saturday August 1, 2009 in Charlottesville, VA, at the age of 100. More...

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