October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Smalley’s Inn: A Spirited Place

Smalley’s Inn on Gleneida Avenue is steeped with the rollicking history of Carmel, more so than any other structure in the hamlet. More...

Brewster Says Yes to ‘Fields of Dreams’

“Fields of Dreams are a reality,” shouted Dr. Stephen Jambor over and over again when the results were announced at Brewster High School shortly before 10pm. More...

General Stories

Pro Wrestler Lou Albano Was Larger Than Life

Carmel’s Captain Lou Albano, a former professional wrestler and manager who collaborated with singer Cyndi Lauper, died Wednesday, October 14, at his home surrounded by his wife and family. He was 76. More...

Marriage

Gary and Mil Bauerlein of Mahopac, NY, are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter Erica Lynn to Drew Christian Scott Blouch, son of Rodney and Ruth Blouch of Barnegat, NJ. More...

Engagement

Michael and Millicent Marrello of Mahopac, NY, along with Linwood and Marilyn Judy Zacharda of Zionsville, PA, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Marrello and son Michael Zacharda. More...

Editorials

Bringing Sunlight to Carmel Government

I moved up the line to Mahopac in 1998 in search of affordable housing and good schools for my growing boys. I found the affordable housing. My boys have thrived in school. More...

Climate Activists Stumble on Stubborn Facts

“Facts are stubborn things,” remarked John Adams 239 years ago. And so they remain. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

160 Years Ago October 2 17, 1849

It was an hour a of deep unutterable woe in the city of Mexico. More...

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

The Courier Reader

Installment Five in which a deadly feud gradually arises This rantipole hero had for some time singled out the blooming Katrina for the object More...

Let’s Play a Game . . . Where in the County is THE COURIER?

If you can identify this location in Putnam County and be the first caller to 845.225.3633 on Monday, Oct. 19, between 10 and 10:15am, you will win a special surprise! 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 

Stephen J. Brunale

Stephen J. Brunale age 44 of Brewster, New York died suddenly on Tuesday October 6, 2009 in Mt. Kisco, NY. More...

Harold J. Cargain

Harold J. Cargain, Sr., 55, suddenly died on October 5, 2009. Harold was born in Mahopac on May 2, 1954 to Caroline and Emerson Cargain Sr. He is survived by his sons; Harold Jr. More...

Budget Squeaker

Five legislators vote for 4.1% tax hike

By the narrowest of margins, Putnam County finally has a budget for 2010. On Tuesday night the Legislature resumed its meeting from last week and after 90 minutes of discussion and debate approved the fiscal spending package by a vote of 5-4. More...

Photo

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: Brewster firefighters hosted their annual Fire Prevention Week last Sunday. Children and parents learned from the pros how to prevent fires. More...

McConville and Smith Go At It

The Concerned Residents of Carmel and Mahopac hosted a hard-hitting debate between the two remaining candidates for sheriff, incumbent Don Smith and former chief of the MTA police Kevin McConville. More...

Buckley’s Party Still a Factor in NY

New York’s Conservative Party is an institutionalized rebellion. The party was founded by J. Daniel Mahoney, Charles E. Rice, and Charles Edison out of frustration with the Republican Party, then dominated in New York by the progressive wing. More...

Around the County

CAR MEL

Property value improvements topic of discussion

Two dozen business owners and local residents now have a better idea of what it takes to improve the value of their property. More...

Free coins and stamp appraisals in Carmel

The Croton River Numismatic Society of Carmel, a coin club, will once again offer the free appraisal of U.S. More...

MAHOpAc FALLS

Tent comes down at Mahopac Falls FD

A 20-foot by 40-foot tent came down Sunday at the Mahopac Falls FD substation, indicating that Putnam’s newest firehouse was well on the way towards completion. More...

Cultural Events

THINGS tO DO THIS WEEK & NEXt!

THIS WEEKENd October 16-18 COMEDY Of MENAcE Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter’s play The Dumb Waiter at the Lake Carmel Cultural Center, 640 Route 52, for three performances, Friday through Sunday, October 16-18 More...

Sports

’Pac Boys Shut Down Brewster

BREWSTER­— After holding a 1-0 lead at halftime, the Mahopac High boys soccer team pushed two more goals in the net in the second half to walk off with a 3-0 victory over Brewster in a League 1-B game played last Friday at Brewster. More...

Bears Take It out on Bobcats

Hanson rumbles for 201 yards, two TDs; Smith, Rubino add scores in rout

BREWSTER—Coming off back-toback thumpings by Somers (45-0) and Poughkeepsie (46-0), if Brewster’s Bears had their way, someone was going to pay. And on Homecoming night, the Bears got their wish. More...

Brewster Bears Trip Up Mahopac

Mahopac also notches 3-2 win over Carmel

MAHOPAC—In a game that featured strong defense from both sides, it was Erin Taylor’s goal with 19:03 remaining in the game that gave the Brewster High field hockey team a 1-0 victory over Mahopac in a League 1-B game played Saturday at Ma More...

Letters to the Editor

Is Putnam Safest County?

Dear Editor: In a recent letter, a defender of the current sheriff included the phrase, “Just the Facts.” It would be factual if the sheriff of the last eight years would stop using 2001 as a base year for crime statistics. More...

Cell Phone Abuse No Small Thing

Dear Editor: More...

In Support of Judge Connolly

Dear Editor: On Election Day, we will find many candidates on the ballot including judges. If you are like me, you find it very difficult to decide who to vote for in a judicial position. More...

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