October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

No Smoking In Your Own Car?

It’s a proven fact that secondhand smoke can be injurious to one’s health. Rockland County lawmakers recently enacted legislation that bans smoking in vehicles containing children. More...

Jail Suicide Set t lement

In a case that has become a focal point of the current debate between the Democratic candidate for Putnam County Sheriff and the Republican incumbent, a Putnam Valley family has reached a settlement with Putnam County in a civil rights lawsuit over More...

Schmitt and Wilson Exchange ‘Blasts’

Last Friday, Carmel Supervisor candidate David McKay Wilson made public his discovery of a 35-year-old blasting ordinance in the Carmel town code, and called for an immediate moratorium on blasting in Carmel. More...

General Stories

Putnam Legislators to Dance with the Stars

Legislators Mary Ellen Odell of Carmel and Vincent Tamagna of Nelsonville will be dancing with the stars this coming Saturday to raise money for the Hillside Food Outreach. More...

Training Center Named in Memory of ‘Angel’

On Saturday, Cindy Covell was remembered as an EMS angel, when the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services dedicated its EMS Training Center in memory of the 57-year-old Patterson woman who lost a battle to cancer nearly two years ago. More...

Remembering Victims of Domestic Violence

No one is immune: Domestic violence affects the rich as well as the poor. More...

Cultural Events

Things to Do This Week & Next!

This Weekend Thursday, October 22 FUNDRaISING ROUNDTaBLE More...

Editorials

Will Breathing Soon Be Taxed?

Congressman John Hall’s ‘cap and trade’ paves the way

I wish I were only joking. John Hall, the melodious U.S. Congressman (D, NY-19, Guitar, Orleans), recently supported a bill in the House of Representatives that may one day make every other action of your lungs a taxable event. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

100 Years Ago October 2 24, 1919

Putnam’s Returned Heroes Receive Medals Tomorrow More...

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

Installment Six in which Ichabod enjoys a fine autumnal day

All was now bustle and hubbub in the late quiet schoolroom. More...

Letters to the Editor

Recognizing Eric Gross’s Contributions

Dear Editor: On Friday, October 16, 2009, the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependencies of Putnam County honored your very own Eric Gross. For many years, Eric has been a strong advocate and supporter of the Council. More...

Are Inmates Running the Asylum?

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Passage to India

Watson Pharmaceuticals leaves Carmel

Plans to close Watson Pharmaceuticals, one of Putnam County’s largest employers, continue as the company has announced a new round of layoffs. Watson, which is transferring its Carmel workload to Goa, India, as well as two U.S. More...

Troopers Investigate Brewster Robberies

Brewster State Police are asking the public for help in finding those responsible for back-to-back robberies that took place in residential neighborhoods in Brewster on Monday night. More...

Remembering Captain Lou

Carmel’s Captain Lou Albano was laid to rest Saturday at the Rose Hill Memorial Park in Putnam Valley, but not before more than 2500 people paid their respects to the man described by his brother, George, as a “legend who was often imita More...

Kent’s Joyce Mitchell: ‘Hire Me to Fire Me’

In an already unique election season in Putnam County, Joyce Mitchell has to have the most catching campaign slogan around: “Hire Me to Fire Me.” More...

Around the County

CARMEL

Rally for immigration reform

A chilly wind blew across Lake Gleneida into the faces of some two dozen men, women, and children gathered on the steps of the historic Putnam Courthouse. They were gathered there to rally for comprehensive immigration reform. More...

CARMEL

Movie house goes dark

One of Putnam’s two motion picture theaters has gone dark. More...

SOUTHEAST

Rights proposes clothing bin ban

Southeast Supervisor Michael Rights has called for a clothing bin ban in the greater Brewster area. Rights’s comments came last week at a news conference in front of a clothing bin located off Route 6. More...

Sports

Bears Surge as Rams Tire

BREWSTER­— The Brewster High field hockey team got two goals in the second half Monday to post a 3-1 victory over Carmel in a League 1-B game at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel. More...

Rams Recover from Slow Start, Upend Ramapo

Wiggins chips in with 121 yards, TD

CARMEL—After falling behind 13-0 in the first quarter, the Carmel High football team responded with three touchdowns to post a 21-13 victory over Ramapo in a non-league game played last Friday night on the road. More...

Chan Goal Lifts ‘Pac over Yorktown, 4-3

MAHOPAC—Jesse Chan’s goal 6:33 into overtime lifted the Mahopac High boys soccer team to a 4-3 victory over Yorktown in a League 1-B game played last Saturday at Yorktown. 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 

Eugene D’Angelo

Eugene D’Angelo, of Carmel, NY, and Corinth, NY, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009, at his home in Corinth. He was 73. He was born in the Bronx on October 10, 1936, the son of Vito and Rose Reilly D’Angelo. More...

Lyda E. Rojas

Lyda E. Rojas of Carmel died on October 15, 2009, at Putnam Hospital Center with her five children by her side. She was 78 years old. Mrs. Rojas was born on September 17, 1931 in Andahuaylas, Peru. More...

Rosalye B. Raney

Rosalye B. Raney of Brewster, New York died Monday October 19, 2009, in Carmel, at the age of 90. More...

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