September 17, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

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...

Juvenile Diabetes Association to Benefit from Cut-A-Thon

John Boggi realizes the frustration and pain caused by juvenile diabetes. More...

‘Let Us Commune Wisely With the Past’

A sermon, a church, and the heyday of historic preservation

“God gave us memory . . . Let us commune wisely with the past.” More...

Dentists Marry

Weddings

There will never be a shortage of conversation at the dinner table now that Dennis Doyle of Carmel and Dr. Romina Tindari Pinto have wed. More...

Celebrating Community in Kent

“An old fashioned day in the country” is how Kent Recreation Director William Huestis described Sunday’s Kent Community Day when young and old alike got together to celebrate a beautiful late summer’s afternoon. More...

Police News

Three injured in Carmel collision Three people were injured last week in a three-vehicle crash on Route 52 in downtown Carmel directly in front of the historic Putnam Courthouse. More...

Tilly Foster’s Younger Set Takes a Stroll

A pair of Tilly Foster Farm’s newer residents, baby oxen Rundell Bloomer and Tillingham Foster, take their constitutional across the idyllic fields at the Brewster property. More...

Tractors of Yesteryear

Jeff Hyatt remembered growing up in Holmes, and how old-time artisans told him it took almost a year to drill a well with a water-well drilling machine. More...

Traversing Patterson’s Clough Preserve

There is a back-to-business feeling in the air now that summer vacations are over. But don’t forget to enjoy this time of year­— in many ways it is the More...

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...

PV’s Health Advisory Group Raises a New Set of Banners

The Putnam Valley Health Advisory Council (HAC), a coalition of teachers, school nurses and health professionals, administrators, parents, county representatives, community members, medical personnel, and other interested individuals, has been worki More...

Garden Club Hosts Flower Show this Weekend at Tilly Foster

The ladies who keep downtown Brewster and the Putnam County seat alive all summer with magnificent floral arrangements have been working overtime for this weekend’s gala event. More...

Jews Throughout the Worl d Celebrate High Holy Days

Jews throughout the world celebrate the High Holy Days this weekend with Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year—on Sept. 19 and 20. The holidays culminate the following Monday, Sept. 28,with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. More...

‘Not One Dime’: Rhetorical Legerdemain

“That is why I have pledged that I will not sign health insurance reform that adds even one dime to our deficit over the next decade.” There are countless arguments in favor of health care reform, beginning with a fundamental—and More...

Putnam Remembers Its 9-11 Heroes

A chilly rain mixed with tears marked the 8th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with old rituals and a new purpose—honoring the spirit if those who rushed forward to help. More...

Office for the Aging Celebrates 40 Years

What a party! More...

New Library for PV Schools?

Buried in the Announcements of General Interest section of the agenda for the September 10, 2009, Putnam Valley school board meeting was an item described as Discussion of Middle School/High School Building Connector. More...

Animal Kingdom USA’s Critter Chatter

Janice from Pawling asks: I own a three-year-old Golden Retriever and going to the veterinarian is such a nightmare. I feel so bad for him because he gets so nervous. What can I do to help him? More...

The Dog Days of Summer Come to Kent

The Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park became a dog lover’s paradise Sunday when hundreds of pooches met each other during the Putnam Humane Society’s annual Strut Your Mutt get-together. More...

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

The Courier Reader

Editor’s Note: To promote the reading of good writing, The Courier will begin serializing Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” published in 1820 and set in a town not far from Putnam. More...

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