August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Debate This Sunday

‘Tis the season for political debates! Candidates seeking the office of Sheriff, Carmel Town Board, and Carmel Supervisor will be on hand in Mahopac on Sunday for the latest in a series of debates. More...

Foreclosures Reach All Time Highs

County officials are calling it a sign of the times: Putnam’s foreclosure actions and judgments have reached all time highs. More...

General Stories

Town Lauds Three Mahopac Heros

While Putnam County has experienced a number of tragedies this summer involving teenagers, three young men from Mahopac have hopefully turned the tide. More...

Police News

Putnam Woman Tails Intoxicated driver to Danbury Talk about taking the law into your own hands! More...

The Trappings of Civilization: Mayfield’s King Kone

Pastimes

For anyone who is a regular reader, you know that my articles have focused on low-or-no-cost things to do in and around Putnam County. So far, most of those things have been nature walks or preserves. More...

School News

A Weekend of Reminiscing for Carmel High’s Class of ’59

What a blast! Members of the Carmel High School Class of 1959 returned to their alma mater for a weekend filled with fun, reminiscing, and old fashioned camaraderie. More...

Grants Fund Carmel School District Projects

Two major projects in the Carmel School District nearing completion will have no effect on local property owner school tax bills. More...

School Buses are Ready to Roll

School bus fleets have been prepped and prepared for the beginning of the new school year. More...

Editorials

The Back to School Experience

For some of us, it means tearfully dropping our young ones off for the very first time, whether i t be to kindergar ten or nurser y school. More...

Governor Should Eliminate DMV Fee

I, as your Putnam County Clerk, am calling on Governor David Paterson and the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles officials to eliminate a number of DMV fee increases passed as part of the 2009-2010 budget, including the controversial new “plate More...

Brewster High Alumnus Promotes Patriotism

Kevin McPartland, 18, a graduate of Brewster High school, was honored at the Annual Chief Nimham Pow Wow by Gil Tarbox as the President of the Children of the American Revolution, along with Ms. More...

Letters to the Editor

Project Runaway

Dear Editor: At the August 19th Putnam Valley Town Board meeting, the subject of Peekskill Hollow Road came up, as it often does. More...

Vote Sternberg

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Calendar

Things to Do This Week & Next!

This Weekend Saturday, August 29 Orchestra and Choir Putnam Chorale. 2nd Annual Summer sing and Open House. Mozart’s Requiem. 7:30pm. First United Methodist. Main Street, Brewster. Free. www.putnamchorale.org. More...

Things to Do This Week & Next!

Thursday, August 20 Huge Closing Sale New Voting Machines The Putnam County Board of Elections will be demonstrating the new ImageCast optical scan voting machines at the Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, on Thursday, August 20, 10am More...

Hall and Ball Town Halls Attract Large, Loud Crowds

Around the country, forums on health care reform have sparked intense debate and resistance, and the 19th New York Congressional district is no different. More...

Wild Goose Chase

Police, volunteers frantically search for teen, who was sitting in jail all along

It was an unbelievable ending to a day-long search for a missing teenager,when the 16-year-old Guatemalan native was found inside the Putnam Correctional Facility under a false identity. More...

Marijuana Plantation Seized

A marijuana plantation containing 350 mature plants with a street value in excess of $200,000 has been destroyed following a joint effort by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety. More...

Around the County

Southeast

Cullen seeks to bring ‘fresh air’ to Town Board

Robert Cullen has spent over 20 years policing the streets of Yorktown. Now he wants a shot to restore order to the Southeast Town Board. “I just feel that I’m a breath of fresh air,” he said. More...

Try New Voting Machines at Kent Library Today

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Home Improvement Board has openings

The Putnam County Legislature is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Home Improvement Board. There are currently two openings on the Board—one for a citizen representative and one for a tradesperson. More...

Enterprise

A Storehouse of Ballpark Stories

Village Baseball Cards is much more than a place to buy signed Yankees memorabilia

Mike Dwyer, former 5th and 6th grade teacher in Carmel, spends his summer afternoons in his shop, Village Baseball Cards, talking about the golden age of baseball in the 50s and 60s, discussing signed memorabilia, and arranging rare baseball cards i More...

Cold Spring Café Offers Country Hospitality

Peter Inserillo has owned and operated the Cold Spring Bakery and Café for close to eight years, but the familyowned and-operated business was decades in the making. More...

Sports

Pirates Ride Wave to WPBA

PATTERSON—To be a great baseball team, you’ve got to have strong pitching above all. Add in some table setters, a few solid hitters and a strong defense, and you’ve got a recipe for a winner. More...

White Sox Summer Highlighted by Titles

KENT—The Kent White Sox 18U baseball team recently concluded its second consecutive strong summer season. The Sox won the WPBA 18U regular-season division title, and was also the WBA 18U Wood Bat division winner. More...

Cubs Postseason Belies Strength of Team

CARMEL—The Carmel Cubs 16U baseball team recently concluded a solid summer season that saw the team to 15-4 and reach the WPBA playoffs. The Cubs, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, got upset by No. More...

Columns

Daniel Nimham, American Patriot

Life Sketches in Putnam History

The story of Daniel Nimham, the namesake of last week’s Pow Wow, is full of ironies. Here was a Native American who was baptized as a Christian. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

140 Years Ago August 2 21, 1869 Beware of Circular Saws while in Motion 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, NY 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Birth Announcements

Logan Francois Rowland Newman

Baby Girl Logan Francois Rowland Newman was born August 15, 2009, weighing 9 lbs., to parents Jennifer and Francois Newman of Carmel, to maternal grandparents Patricia Travis of Garrison and Rowland Travis of Southbury, CT, and to paternal grandmoth More...

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