October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Still No Budget

The question being asked around Putnam governmental circles these days is: Will the 2010 budget process ever end? More...

The Luck of the American- Italians

On Sunday, October 5, more than 5,000 people participated in the 21st annual Putnam County Columbus Day Parade, sponsored by the Italian American Club of Mahopac. More...

General Stories

Plant One on Me

Last week, Cornell Cooperative Ser- vice Putnam County teamed up with the Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District and Keep Putnam Beautiful to present suggestions for road frontage improvements. More...

Massarelli Steps Down from POW’R

The man credited with promoting an anti-smoking campaign across Putnam County that led to several delis and convenience store owners refusing to sell tobacco products in their businesses has left the area. More...

Carmel PD Beefs Up Traffic Safety Unit

Two veteran members of the Carmel Police Department began their new assignments with the agency’s Traffic Safety Unit this week. More...

School News

BOCES Appoints Assistant Superintendent

John McCarthy has big shoes to fill. More...

Kids’ Port Comes to Putnam

Kids’ Port has arrived in Putnam County. The new library website for children, brought to the county through legislative funding provided by State Senator Vincent Leibell, was introduced last week at the Kent Public Library. More...

JFK’s Autumn Harvest

Students at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School experienced the fruits of their labor when harvesting a giant squash. More...

Editorials

The President of Chicago Travels Abroad

Michelle Obama touched down recently at Copenhagen airport on a taxpayer-funded 757, apparently sent ahead to warm up the crowd for her husband’s arrival a day or so later on a taxpayer-funded 747. More...

A Note on Nomenclature: Why Do We Say American Italian?

As our country becomes increasingly polarized, some Americans have recently begun changing the manner in which they refer to their ethnicity in order to promote American unity, without forgetting the USA’s diversity of rich cultures. More...

Letters to the Editor

Carmel Needs a Clean Slate

Dear Editor: More...

Keep Connelly in Office

Dear Editor: On June 17th of this year, Governor Patterson appointed Justice Fran Connelly to fill the vacated position of Supreme Court Justice. More...

THE LUCK OF tHE AMERICaN-Ita LIaNS

Sunday’s great Columbus Day Parade attracted more than 5,000 marchers and participants along Route 6. More...

High Taxation

Putnam ranks as 10th highest taxing county in America

So you want to live in Putnam County? Be prepared to dig deeply when it comes to property tax! For the second consecutive year, Putnam has ranked in the top 10 highest taxed counties in the nation. More...

Brewster to Vote on School Improvements

Residents in the Brewster School District will be going to the polls Friday to vote on two propositions—a $25.6 million modernization project that addresses the health, safety, and educational concerns of students at the Henry Wells Middle Sch More...

Mount Kisco Doc Seeks NY19 Seat

Hayworth will challenge Ball in GOP primary

MOUNT KISCO—Nan Hayworth is looking to shake up the 19th Congressional district. More...

ACORN’s Party Backs Putnam Candidates

After losing GOP primary, Borkowski presses forward on Working Families line

The Working Families party is one of the newest and fastest growing “third parties” in New York State. More...

Around the County

CARMEL

Pharmacist from Carmel charged with sexual abuse

A pharmacist residing in Carmel faces felony charges of sexual abuse for allegedly molesting two girls six years ago when they were eight and nine years old. More...

Carmel FD hosts Open House on Saturday

Live demonstrations of vehicle rescues as well as the extinguishing of a live fire highlight Saturday’s Open House at Carmel Fire Department headquarters. More...

Ladies Auxiliary to Vets of Foreign Wars installs new members

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Daniel J. More...

Cultural Events

Births

Carly-Ann Janet Cohowicz

Baby Girl Carly-Ann Janet Cohowicz was born September 25, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz., to parents Jennie and Robert Cohowicz of Stormville, to maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. More...

THINGS tO DO THIS WEEK & NEXt!

THIS WEEKENd Saturday, October 10 CORN WARRIORS AND DOLLS More...

Chaucer’s Wor

The Putnam Children's Discovery Center Players presents The Canterbury Tales or... More...

Sports

Bears and Rams Deadlocked at 2

BREWSTER—The Brewster and Carmel High boys soccer teams fought to a 2-2 tie in a League 1-B game played last Thursday night at Carmel High School. Brewster also dropped a 1-0 decision to Lakeland in another overtime game Monday at Lakeland. More...

Brewster Boys , Girls Dominate at Bear Classic

Carr and Bottalico both take first

BREWSTER—The Brewster High boys and girls cross country teams both turned in standout performances Saturday, as the Bears dominated the competition at the Bear Classic, winning both the boys and girls Varsity 2 races. More...

’Pac Soccer Stays Hot

Roll to wins over Panas, Yorktown

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High boys soccer team kept the intensity up last week, and picked up two more wins. The Indians shut out Panas, 4-0, Saturday in a League 1-B matchup on the road, and Mahopac topped Yorktown, 3-1, two days earlier at home. More...

Columns

Animal Kingdom USA’s Critter Chatter

Should I Give My Dog Supplements?

In a word, yes! Often we are told by people who refer to themselves as experts that all the nutrition your loving dog needs is in their commercial brand dog food. This is wrong at so many levels. More...

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

Installment Three in which we meet Brom Bones

The pedagogue’s mouth watered as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare. 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 

Hazel M. Linkenhoker

Linkenhoker, Hazel M., age 78, of Brewster, NY, died Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in Yorktown Heights, NY. Mrs. Linkenhoker was born December 12, 1930 in Mahopac, NY to Lewis M. and Phebe (Casey) Sprague. She attended schools in Mahopac. Mrs. More...

George F. Coursen

George F. Coursen of Brewster, NY, died Friday October 2, 2009, at the age of 86. Mr. Coursen was born February 28, 1923 in Herkimer, NY, to the late Fredrick and Margaret (Pearce) Coursen. On October 7, 1950, he married Lillian Klein at St. More...

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