October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fall’s Glories and Haunts Come to Putnam

See page 5 for an All Hallow’s Eve essay and page 27 for “The Secrets of Sleepy Hollow.” Happy Halloween! More...

General Stories

Brewster Library Presents Musical Classics and Broadway Showtunes

On Saturday afternoon, October 24, 2009, The Brewster Public Library presented a delightful concert program featuring Camerata New York Soloists Katarzyna Owen, cellist, and Richard Owen, Jr., pianist and conductor. More...

Hundreds Pray for Putnam County at Leadership Breakfast

Three hundred people rose well before dawn to pray for Putnam County. More...

Relay for Life Expands Next Year

Relay for Life, a 24-hour marathon fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society, is always Putnam’s best-attended and most emotional annual fundraiser. More...

Editorials

The County Elect ions — Time To Vote

The Courier encourages you to read the candidates’ profiles in the Politics Section beginning on page 11 and then to make an informed decision at the ballot box. For instructions on using the new voting machines see page 18. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

60 Years Ago October 2 20, 1949

In a discussion of the problem of displaced persons in Europe, Herbert. H. More...

Recorded in the Book of Li fe

All Hallow’s Eve

In a century from now, almost every human being now on earth will have died. His remains will have been disposed of. This deal - ing wi th the dead of our kind has been much the same since human beings appeared on this planet . More...

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’

Installment Seven including a description of the haunted region of Sleepy Hollow

Brom Bones, however, was the hero of the scene, having come to the gathering on his favorite steed Daredevil, a creature, like himself, full of mettle and mischief, and which no one but himself could manage. 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...

Birth Announcements

Abigail Rose Stevens

Brendan and Lisa Stevens are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Rose Stevens. She was born October 2nd 2009 at the Putnam Hospital in Carmel. Maternal Grandparents are Thomas and Ann Bouchard of Cold Spring. More...

Budget Backlash

In 8-1 vote, legislature overrides county executive’s veto

Members of the Legislature overrode County Executive Robert Bondi’s veto of the $137 million fiscal spending plan Monday evening by an overwhelming 8-1 vote. More...

20 Year Highs

Unemployment, foreclosures on the rise

Putnam’s rate of unemployment is the highest in years. The Putnam Legislature’s Economic Development Committee received the disturbing news at its meeting last week—7 percent of the county’s population is out of work. More...

Flu Clinics Inoculate Hundreds

Long lines wound around the parking lot at Carmel Fire Department headquarters when hundreds of people lined up to receive their flu shots. More...

Seizing Cars of Drunk Drivers?

Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy has reservations over Westchester’s recently approved legislation allowing the county to confiscate vehicles from people convicted of first-time drunken driving. More...

Around the County

CARMEL

Dryer fire damages Carmel home

A Carmel family has learned a painful lesson: Remove the lint and fabric residue from filters and exterior exhaust pipes on all clothes dryers. More...

KENT

John Hall brings Congress to Kent

Congressman John Hall’s arrival in Putnam County was far from auspicious. The second-term lawmaker brought his “Congress on Your Corner” to Kent on Saturday. More...

PATTERSON

Scary moments in Patterson mall

Four merchants at a Patterson strip mall had quite a scare—not related to Halloween—when smoke filled their places of business. More...

Sports

Hopes Born, Dashed on Rams

Rams score five on 11-3 Hornets, then get stung by short-handed Yorktown

CARMEL—Even Carmel High boys soccer coach Mike Gizzo can’t really explain the 5-0 whipping his Rams put on 11-3 Lakeland last Friday, but neither Gizzo or his players had reason to smile Monday after Yorktown – playing a man down &n More...

Brewster Swimmers Win Divisional Championship

Bears set for weekend sectionals

BREWSTER—The Brewster High swim team won the Conference 1 divisional championship last Saturday at Beacon High School, edging out Arlington and John Jay EF. The Bears finished with 360 points. More...

Indians Top Bears, Shut Out Panthers

Brewster also shuts out Panas, 4-0, falls to Yorktown

MAHOPAC—The Brewster and Mahopac High boys soccer teams hooked up for a cold and dark meeting last Friday at the new Baldwin Meadows field in Mahopac, and it was the Indians who walked off with a 4-1 League 1-B victory. More...

Letters to the Editor

Global Warming

Dear Editor: More...

Thanks to Food/Coat Drive Participants

Dear Editor: To the residents of the greater Putnam Lake area and our neighbors in New Fairfield, CT. More...

Removal of Fabric Storage Structures

Dear Editor: More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

JOSHUA P. MENZIE

Joshua P. Menzie, 43, died Sunday morning, October 25, at the scene of an accident in Platte Clove, New York. Born April 28, 1967, in New Rochelle, New York. He was the beloved son of the late John J. and Frances M. Menzie. More...

LYDA E. ROJAS

Lyda E. Rojas of Carmel, NY 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...

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