October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Defying Odds, Mahopac Tops Carmel

Skip Pearlman On Saturday, the Mahopac Indians defeated Carmel 34-27 to claim the Bryan Higgins Memorial Trophy (above) in the annual grudge match between the two rivals. More...

Full Honors for Slain Marine

A young Marine who grew up in Mahopac before moving to Yonkers as a teenager will be laid to rest Saturday at the Rose Hill Memorial Park in Putnam Valley following a funeral mass in the Bronx. Lance Cpl. More...

General Stories

Action for MS Raises $1,000 for Research

Putnam County’s newest non-profit organization—Action for MS—has made an important contribution in the hopes of finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. More...

Child Advocacy Center Celebrates 10 Years

The Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County has celebrated an auspicious occasion—its tenth anniversary of serving children and families embroiled in child abuse allegations. More...

Putnam Students Excel

High school students are excelling in record numbers throughout Putnam County. More...

Sports

Defying Odds, Rising Victorious

MAHOPAC—Not too many people saw this one coming. That is, unless you ask members of the Mahopac High football team. More...

Wins Elude Brewster Field Hockey

BREWSTER—The Brewster High field hockey team battled to a pair of 1-1 ties last week, against Mahopac and Pawling, and the Bears opened the week with an 8-3 loss to Putnam Valley. More...

PV Field Hockey Keeps Rolling with Win

PUTNAM VALLEY-—The Putnam Valley High field hockey team snatched an impressive 8-3 victory over Brewster at home last Tuesday. PV has been playing well lately, and the Tigers continued to gel in their showdown against Brewster. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

100 Years Ago 2 October 1, 1909

How New York Police Handled a Crowd of 8,000,000 During the Hudson-Fulton Fete Throughout the Hudson-Fulton celebration there was constantly in motion one of the greatest machines ever assembled, in regard to its thousands of human parts opera More...

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

Installment Three in which Ichabod Crane meets Katrina Van Tassel

T he schoolmaster is generally a man of some importance in the female circle of a rural neighborhood; being considered 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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Edmund J. McMahon

Edmund J. McMahon of Delmar died Tuesday at The Community Hospice at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany after a long illness. He was 87. More...

Helen Vickery

Helen Vickery of Brewster died Wednesday September 23, 2009 in Carmel at the age of 81. More...

Primary Fraud

Andrew DeStefano, former candidate for sheriff, pleads guilty

Andrew DeStefano sought the office for Putnam’s chief lawman, yet this same NYPD career law enforcement officer pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he filed fraudulent signatures in connection with last month’s bitter Sheriff’ More...

Sales Tax Receipts Down by Millions

Another month—another dramatic sales tax decline in Putnam County. Members of the Putnam Legislature’s Audit Committee heard from Commissioner of Finance William Carlin Tuesday evening and the news was all bad. More...

Unanimous Opposition

Legislators Overrule Bondi Budget

The 2010 Putnam County budget process that will culminate in two weeks has sharply divided the executive and legislative branches of county government. More...

A Reversal of Fortune for Interim Independence Party

The battle for the influential Independence Party in Putnam took a surprising turn when four write-in candidates backed by the fledgling interim county organization defeated candidates officially selected by the state independence party in the Septe More...

Around the County

Carmel

Police to crack down on Shop-Rite loitering

In recent years Shop-Rite Plaza has become a hangout for many area young people. Youngsters have been skateboarding and congregating around stores, impeding traffic during evening hours. More...

Brewster

Founder’s Day is Sunday

Brewster’s Founders Day will offer something for everyone. More...

A wet PHC Reservoir Classic

Sunday’s rainy weather failed to deter more than 125 hearty souls who participated in the annual Putnam Hospital Center Reservoir Classic. More...

Enterprise

Carmel Baker Sheds New Light on Bagel Business

Putnam County’s leading bagel baker has gone green. Kevin Stenger, proprietor of Carmel Bagel Deli-licious, located on Route 52 near the Shop-Rite Plaza in Carmel, has converted all of the bulbs in his business to energy-efficient lighting. More...

Mahopac Mulch Navigates Seasonal, Economic Changes

Chad Collesian of Mahopac Mulch is preparing for the winter slowdown, when his business transitions into a firewood and supplies shop. The Route 6 establishment grew out of Collesian’s frustration as a contractor. More...

On Columbus Day, Explore Italy From Your Own Home

(NAPSI)-If you love Italian food, you have a new opportunity to learn more about preparing delicious Italian dishes thanks to a recently released on-demand video tutorial. More...

Editorials

Remembering Columbus

Celebrate Exploration, Italian Culture This Weekend

Though Columbus Day is not until October 12, the day will celebrated this Sunday in Mahopac with the annual Putnam County Columbus Day Parade. More...

Why We Are Honoring an ‘Athlete of the Month’

This week, on page 20, The Courier begins an Athlete of the Month feature, in conjunction with Clancy Moving Systems, Inc., of Patterson, as a way to honor our hometown athletes. More...

Birth Announcements

Births

Madelyn AnnMarie Jones Madelyn AnnMarie Jones was born Saturday, September 19, 2009, at 12:32am, weighing 6 lbs 14oz. More...

Calendar

Things to Do This Week & Next!

This Weekend Garden Tour October 2-4 Bridge Opening The former Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge will officially open to the public as the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park at 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 3rd. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” ~Erma Bombeck