September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County to Cut 49 Jobs

County Executive Robert Bondi has proposed eliminating 49 fulltime positions in his $137 million 2009-2010 Budget. More...

It’s School Time Again

Back to school time in Putnam County occurred this week when thousands of children returned to the classroom for the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Polls Open at 6am Tuesday Countywide

Putnam County Elections Commissioners Robert Bennett and Anthony Scannapieco and their staffs didn’t have much of a vacation this summer now that 69 candidates have filed petitions to run for 34 positions in town and county government this fal More...

Motorcyle-Deer Crash Kills Former Brewster Resident

Family and friends are mourning the passing of Jeffrey Coursen this week. More...

General Stories

Fate Still Unknown in MTA Battle

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

Southeast Restaurant Recipient of Putnam Beautification Award

The Seven Stars Family Diner offers more than wholesome and delicious food. More...

Animal Kingdom USA’s Critter Chatter

This Oriole (pictured with a Phoebe) came to us on July 12th with severe neurologic damage from a trauma that affected her ability to eat, drink, stand, and fly. She needed constant care and hand feedings throughout the day for a month and a half. More...

School News

Back to School

CW from Top Left: Christine Marsich, 7, (right) and her sister, Victoria, 6, dressed in their “Sunday best” for the big occasion while waiting for their bus in Carmel. More...

Editorials

Eight Years Later: Have We Forgotten?

This Friday—September 11—marks the eighth anniversary since the United States was attacked by terrorists wielding airplanes as their weapons. More...

Unions Need to Rethink Themselves

“We’ve lost touch with a whole generation…. More...

9/10 Mentality Squanders Our Future

We will soon observe the 8th anniversary of the mass murders of 3,000 people in the September 11 terrorist attacks. More...

Letters to the Editor

Day Laborers in Mahopac

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Clunkers Are Us

Dear Editor: All the emphasis on “end of life counseling” and death in this administration’s “healthcare”scheme, HR3200, might give one pause to consider just how President Obama’s Washington views the American More...

Rolling in the Right Direction

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph A. Roco

Joseph A Rocco was born to the late Emma Emiro Rocco and Francisco Rocco. Joseph was born in Mount Vernon, New York, the third of seven children on April 28, 1928. More...

DeStefano Withdraws

Putnam Sheriff’s Race

Another dramatic turn in the race for Putnam sheriff occurred early Wednesday morning when Captain Andrew DeStefano withdrew from the race to become Putnam’s top lawman citing a “family emergency.” More...

WEB UPDATE: Candidates for Kent Highway Superintendent - Democratic Primary - Anthony Caravetta  Free Access 

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WEB UPDATE: Candidates for Kent Highway Superintendent - Democratic Primary - Paul C. Roncallo  Free Access 

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Gunman Robs PCSB

The scene resembled a cops and robbers motion picture scene when Brewster State Police and members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department converged on the Putnam County Savings Bank main branch located on Route 6 at Drewville Road in Southe More...

Proud to be a Marine

Local Heroes

Robert Martin, who turns 23 tomorrow (Friday), came home from Iraq last week for a brief visit before heading west to Camp Pendleton in southern California, where he is now stationed. More...

Putnam Remembers 9/11

Putnam’s eight citizens who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, will be remembered Friday evening when the county’s annual 9-11 memorial service takes place at the Carmel Cornerstone Park. More...

Around the County

Calling in reinforcements

The Putnam-Iraq-Afghanistan Beanie Baby connection is alive and well. Last year, Will Tock, a 2009 graduate of Mahopac High School, conceived the Beanie Baby project in conjunction with his Eagle Scout recognition. More...

Southeast

Mind/body total health screening

A unique free health screening will be offered in Southeast next weekend when the Putnam County Independent Business Alliance sponsors its Mind Body Total Health Screening. More...

Southeast

Wildlife hotline now available

Injured or orphaned wildlife now have a chance for survival, thanks to four area residents and a Southeast business. More...

Sports

Rams Unfazed by Losses

Carmel sets sights on return to championship game

CARMEL – Despite having to deal with a dizzying array of injuries last season, the Carmel High football team still managed to find its way to the Class AA championship game. More...

’Pac To Rely on the Lines

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High football team has enjoyed a pretty good stretch over the past few seasons, advancing to the sectional semifinal last fall before falling to eventual champ New Rochelle. More...

Backfield Bears

One is quick, the other strong, the third will make your head spin

BREWSTER – Like many teams, the Brewster High football team was forced to deal with a number of injuries last season – injuries that kept the Bears from seeing what they were capable of at full strength. More...

Worship Services

Worship Ser vices

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 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Birth Announcements

Logan Francois Rowland Newman

Baby Boy 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 grandmot More...

Ashley Marie Vanzo

Baby Girl Ashley Marie Vanzo was born August 28, 2009, weighing 6 lbs. More...

Calendar

Things to Do This Week & Next!

Thursday, September 10 Take-a-Hike HH Trust Take-a-Hike! Musical Tot Trek II w/ Stacy Labriola. Ltd. space, reg. req’d. 10am, 1 hr., easy/familyfriendly. www.hhlt.org, 424-3358 This Weekend Friday, September 11 Child Acting More...

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Weekly Quotation

“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke