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October 15, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

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...

Retired Teachers to Meet

The fall meeting of the Putnam County Retired Teachers’ Association will take place October 22 at Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac. A social begins at 11am, followed at 11:30 with a meeting and luncheon served at 12 noon. More...

Animal Kingdom USA’s Critter Chatter

Susan from Mt. Kisco asks: I own a Sun Conure and I hear so many different opinions whether or not I should clip his wings and if it hurts him. Can you please help me? More...

Wilson, Schmitt Spar in Carmel

Candidates for supervisor, town council debate

On the evening of October 13, the Concerned Residents of Carmel and Mahopac began its program with a debate between candidates for public office in Carmel. More...

Borkowski Bows Out of Sheriff Race

It’s now official. The race for Sheriff of Putnam County is between the twoterm incumbent Sheriff Donald Smith and his Democratic challenger, Kevin McConville. More...

Air and Marine Travel Reaches 50 Years Patterson

Barry Hyatt remembers the day when his Air and Marine Travel began operations on Main Street in Brewster as Putnam’s first travel agency. More...

North Salem Raises Money For Charity

Students at the Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem have an added incentive to put their best feet forward this school year. More...

Rumcajs Deli Brings the Many Tastes of Poland to Putnam

A POLISH PRIMER: RUMCAJS: pronounced ROOMKAAS Good morning: Dzien dobry [dzhehn dobri] Good night: Drobranoc [docrahnots] Please: Prosze [prosheh] Thank you: Dziekuje [dzhehnkooyeh] I am looking for Zywiec (Poli More...

Visiting Brewster’s Dear Departed at Drewsclift

Most people usually would not consider a visit to a cemetery as an adventure to look forward to, but the local Drewsclift Cemetery in Brewster combines a nice stroll down a dirt road with a little local history. More...

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...

Water Wisdom: Facts and Fun

Cornell Cooperative Extension will host the fourth in its series on Sustainable Putnam’, with a workshop on water quality on Saturday, October 24th, 9am -12noon. More...

Police News

Shots Fired in Lake Carmel Following his arrest by Kent Police, a 20-year-old Lake Carmel man faces charges of reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a residence. More...

Sheriff’s Deputy Faces 15 Years in Prison

On Oct. 5 District Attorney Adam Levy called the 28-count indictment of veteran Sheriff’s Deputy Barbara Dunn, a “sad day” for law enforcement. More...

Republican Assemblyman Sets the Pace in Money Race

Assemblyman Greg Ball is reporting an impressive third quarter fundraising effort in his campaign to replace John Hall as the 19th District’s Congressman. More...

HALL MONITOR

Recent Votes Cast by Rep. John Hall (D-NY19)

Note: In the coming weeks, THE COURIER will begin tracking the More...

Years Patterson Author is a Best Seller

Miss Smith and the Haunted Library has made it to the New York Times best seller list. More...

Thaddeus Kosciuszko, ‘Hero of Two Worlds’

Remembering the Polish freedom fighter who engineered West Point

On October 15, 1817, in the Swiss city of Solothurn, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, architect of West Point and hero of Poland, gave up the ghost after a life spent as a wandering freedom fighter. More...

Carmel’s Young and Old Alike Learn Not to Burn

Last Saturday dozens of young and old alike converged on the Carmel Fire Department headquarters for the department’s annual open house. More...

Brewster FD Open House Interrupted by the Real Thing

Sunday was a typical day for the Brewster Fire Department. Firefighters responded to multiple calls as well as hosting the department’s annual Fire Prevention Week open house festivities. More...

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