September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Patterson’s ‘Pinwheel for Peace’

Six hundred seventy five boys and girls enrolled at the Matthew Paterson Elementary School in Patterson joined millions of other children around the globe last Friday by participating in an international art project—Pinwheels for Peace. More...

Carmel Mourns Capone’s Death

Family and friends are mourning the passing this week of Michael Capone. More...

General Stories

Community Service Awards Breakfast is Next Week

Individuals and public service organizations that make a difference in Putnam County will be recognized next week when the Putnam Community Service Network holds its 24th annual Awards Breakfast. More...

Hillside Food Outreach Opens in Kent

A non-profit organization providing home-delivered groceries to those in need across Putnam County has opened its new headquarters in Kent. More...

Senior Computer Learning Center Celebrates Seventh Anniversary

On September 10, a festive “Cyber Café Breakfast-Tea” was held at the William Koehler Senior Center in Mahopac. Charter Members of the Computer Learning Center, established in 2002, were honored. More...

School News

College Notes

Mahopac Students Named to Dean’s List at Berkeley College

Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, has announced that students from Mahopac in Putnam County, NY, have been named to the Dean’s List at Berkeley College for the Spring 2009 Quarter. More...

Sports

Greeley Burns Brewster on Big Plays

BREWSTER – The Brewster High football team was hoping for a better performance than this, coming off a season-opening win over Beacon. More...

Brewster Boys, Girls Finish 2nd at Red Raiders

BREWSTER – The Brewster High boy and girls cross country teams both placed second at the Red Raiders Invitational cross country meet last weekend. More...

‘Pac Rolls to 4-1 Win over PV

Indians also drop 4-2 decision to Arlington

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High boys soccer team had a strong game Monday, beating Putnam Valley, 4-1, in a non-league game played at the Lakeview Elementary School. More...

Columns

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

Installment Two in which Ichabod Crane is introduced

In this by-place of nature there abode, in a remote period of American history, that is to say, More...

Letters to the Editor

Let’s Elect a New Generation of Americans

Dear Editor: According to history, our founding fathers did not envision the government of the United States as it is today ­— a mega sized bureaucratic organization. More...

Groundswell of Grassroots Support

Dear Editor: Due to the support of Patterson’s Independence Party voters, I am ecstatic to be a victor in the September Primary Election for the Independence Party line. More...

Birth Announcements

Matthew James Gallagher II

Baby Boy Matthew James Gallagher II was born September 7, 2009, weighing 8 lbs., to parents Anastasia and Matthew Gallagher of Dover Plains, to maternal grandparents Theresa Lazzaro of Oneonta, NY, and James Fallon of Unadilla, NY, and to paternal g More...

Calendar

Things to Do This Week & Next!

Thursday, September 24 IBM Retirees Club The Tri-State IBM Retirees Club will be holding their next meeting on at 1:30pm at the United Methodist Church, 1176 East Main Street, Shrub Oak. Jeffrey G. More...

Smith vs. McConville

Borkowski concedes after absentee ballot count; has not ruled out running on Working Families line

It’s now official—Donald Smith has won the Republican Primary for Sheriff of Putnam County. More...

Librarians Won’t Be Silent

There was standing room only at a meeting of the Putnam Legislature Monday evening when representatives of libraries from Garrison to Patterson protested proposed reductions in library aid contained in County Executive Robert Bondi’s 2010 budg More...

Putnam to Pay MTA $1 Million

Putnam County will continue to pay the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for railroad station maintenance next year, but under duress. More...

Legislators Refuse to Cut Senior Funding

Tears turned to cheers in Carmel when more than 150 senior citizens who had crowded into the historic Putnam Courthouse for a meeting of the county Legislature’s Health, Social, Educational and Environmental Committee were promised that senior More...

Around the County

Car mel

Update on the Putnam Trailway bike path

At the September 17, 2009 meeting of the Hamlet of Carmel Civic association, Putnam County Planner, John Pilner, provided Hamlet residents with an update on the construction progress of the Putnam Trailway Bike Path. More...

Kent

Kent professionals bring ballet to Putnam County

Two of the world’s most highly acclaimed ballet aficionados have teamed up with the Putnam Arts Council and Arts on the Lake to bring professional ballet instruction to Putnam County. More...

Carmel boys friends for life

Patrick Murphy and Allen Kessman have been buddies for years. Now the boys are inseparable, following a series of heroics that saved one of their lives. More...

Enterprise

Peter Max Receives Preserve Putnam Award

World recognized artist Peter Max received a warm Putnam County welcome and a special award as well. More...

Johnny Gelato Opens in Kent

Delicious home-made ice cream is now available in eastern Putnam County seven days a week, thanks to a father and his daughter who have opened Johnny Gelato at the Kent Center Shopping Plaza. More...

Mahopac Author Chronicles Advertising

James Othmer has seen it all in the advertising profession. The Mahopac man has written a new book, Adland—Searching for the Meaning of Life on a Branded Planet, released last week to rave reviews. More...

Editorials

Get Ready for a Month of Debate

W ith the primary election behind us, Putnam focuses its attention on the November 3 general election. During the month of October, in the weeks preceding election day, The Courier will be committed to covering the campaigns fairly and accurately. More...

The Courier’s Election Policies

Candidates may wr i te no mor e than one Let ter to the Edi tor per month. The Courier will not pr int any elect ion related let ter s in the two edi t ions pr ior to the elect ion. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

100 Years Ago September 2 24, 1909 Patterson Mystery Patterson, Friday. This village is greatly excited over the most mysterious dissapearance of Miss. M. G. 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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Tragic Death in Garrison Home

Black bunting is on display at Garrison Fire Department headquarters this week in memory of a long-time member whose body was found in his Garrison residence. More...

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