September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

2009 Primary Elections

Election Scorecard—with results from all around the County

Primary Day 2009 has gone down in history as one of the most contentious and nasty in years. More...

If Trouble Brews, Village is Ready

Residents of Brewster thought a catastrophe of monumental proportions had consumed their village when fire apparatus from 11 departments converged on the Hub of the Harlem Valley early Sunday. More...

Putnam Prepares for Swine Flu

Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Sherlita Amler has set the record straight: “We are now in a new pandemic of Swine Flu, according to the World Health Organization.” More...

General Stories

Verizon Comes to the Assistance of Putnam Women’s Center

A new community education prevention and intervention program is underway throughout Putnam County thanks to the Putnam Women’s Center and the Verizon Foundation. More...

Residents Receive Seasonal, not H1N1, Flu Vaccine

Residents of Putnam are apparently heeding the warning. Four hundred fourteen people were inoculated against seasonal flu last week at the first of many flu clinics sponsored by the Putnam County Health Department. More...

CAP Distributes Back-to-School Supplies to 406 Children

“Thank God for CAP!” Those words were repeatedly heard last week when the Putnam Community Action Program concluded its Back to School drive that assisted 406 boys and girls returning to the classroom. More...

Editorials

Read the Constitution

On September 17, 1787, 39 men gathered in Independence Hall in Philadelphia to sign the Constitution. With their signatures they instituted a form of government that would last over two centuries—a rare accomplishment by itself. More...

The Courier’s Election Policies

Candidates may write no more than one Letter to the Editor per month, and none in the two editions prior to the election. All other material from candidates must be in the form of paid political advertisements, with no deadline restrictions. 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 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Birth Announcements

Luke Anthony Mullamphy

Baby Boy Luke Anthony Mullamphy was born July 8, 2009, weighing 5 lbs., 12 0z., to parents Melissa and Anthony Mullamphy , to maternal grandparents Robert and Connie Burns, and to paternal grandparents Dennis and Marie (deceased) Mullamphy. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Edward Paul Greiff

Edward Paul Greiff, a freelance reporter for the Putnam County News & Recorder who covered events primarily in Putnam Valley, died on September 8, 2009. He was 77 years old. Ed’s friend, Andrew J. More...

Colette Lane Abels

Mrs. Colette Lane Abels, 87, of Lakeland, FL, died September 6, 2009 from respiratory failure. A lifelong Catholic, Mrs. Abels was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. More...

Borkowski Concedes  Free Access 

Smith to face McConville in general election

After absentee ballots were counted Tuesday evening, incumbent Don Smith came out with a total of 233 more votes than challenger James Borkowski in the Republican primary. See Thursday's COURIER for further coverage. More...

Smith Wins Tight Race

Borkowski has not yet conceded; requests recount

Former Southeast Town Judge James Borkowski was leading two-term Sheriff Donald Smith in Tuesday’s Republican Primary by 87 votes with two districts to report. More...

Cold Shoulder

County executive proposes closing Cold Spring senior nutrition center

At 11am on Tuesday nearly 50 senior citizens gathered at Cold Spring’s American Legion Hall to protest County Executive Robert Bondi’s proposal to shutter the Cold Spring Senior Nutrition Center. More...

Primary Goes Smoothly Until the Tally

Putnam County’s first attempt with new optical scan voting machines was nearly picture perfect until it came time to tally the results. The county used the technology on Primary Day. More...

‘Solar Farms’ in Putnam Valley?

Dario Gestina, president of Genergy, made his second appearance before the September 9, 2009, workshop meeting of the Putnam Valley Town Board to discuss development of solar power in Putnam Valley. More...

Around the County

Brewster

Donohues overwhelmed by community support

Robert Donohue’s eyes filled with tears when looking around the Brewster Elks Lodge and viewing the hundreds of people who came from near and far to participate in a Family Fair and Awareness Day. More...

Carmel

Carmel vets remember MIAs and POWs

A Putnam County tradition continued last weekend when members of the Daniel J. O’Brien VFW Post took turns seated in a tiny bamboo tiger cage reminiscent of scores of comrades held captive around the globe. More...

Southeast

Child Advocacy Center to celebrate 10th anniversary

The Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County celebrates an auspicious occasion this month—its 10th anniversary of serving children and families embroiled in child abuse allegations. More...

Sports

Nowhere to Run for Rams

Rams fail to overcome sloppy play, fall to Roy C. Ketcham, 28-21

CARMEL – In what figured to be a slugfest between two of the better AA football teams in the section, it was RCK that came out on the winning side Saturday afternoon, as the Dutchess Indians handed Carmel a 28-21 setback in a AA-North clash at More...

Indians Begin with a Trophy

Unbeaten ‘Pac Soccer knocks off North Salem in overtime

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High boys soccer team picked up four wins last week to open the 2009 season, but only three of them will count on the Indians’ record. More...

Turnovers, Poor Offense Lead to Indians 14-0 Loss

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High football team got off to a slow start to the 2009 season last Friday night, dropping a 14-0 decision to Arlington in a AA-North game played in Dutchess County. More...

Letters to the Editor

Keep Senior Center Open

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Sign the Petition

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Breath of Fresh Air

Dear Editor: This summer, 60 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Westchester County. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937