October 29, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

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...

Alcoholism Prevention Discussed

In one way or another, alcoholism and addiction affect every man, woman, and child in Putnam County. More...

Police News

Deadly Road Rage Incident A Putnam Valley man already facing state prison following a felony DWI arrest in Peekskill last summer has copped a guilty plea to menacing in Yorktown as the result of a road rage incident resulting in the death of an a More...

Kindergartners Learn Fire Safety

Groups of kindergarten children have “learned not to burn” and to “stop-drop and roll” during Fire Prevention Week activities that included a visit to Mahopac Falls Fire Department headquarters. More...

Rug Room Monologues Teach about the Disabled

Children enrolled in special education classes at Carmel High School are an integral part of their educational institution. More...

Arlene Stoffel Recognized

Arlene Stoffel has been advocating for the handicapped for more than 30 years. Stoffel dedicated much of her adult life to creating awareness and opportunities important to those with emotional, developmental, and physical disabilities. More...

Odell and Tamagna Rise as the Stars

Legislators Mary Ellen Odell of Carmel and Vincent Tamagna of Nelsonville have quite a future after taking top honors in the first annual Hillside Food Outreach Dancing with the Stars competition. More...

Correction

Greg Ellner’s name was omitted from a list of Republican candidates running for a seat on the Carmel Town Board. THe COURIeR regrets this error. More...

Time for Choosing Approaches

ELeCTION SCOReCARD

The debates are history. Campaign signs will soon be removed from the Putnam countryside. Election Day is less than a week away. Races will be decided on the county, town, and village levels next Tuesday when voters go to the polls. More...

Newcomer Armon Focuses on Fiscal Responsibility

Mark Armon is a newcomer to Putnam, but he already wants to make his mark in its political life. “We moved here from Brooklyn three years ago to raise a family,” Armon explained. More...

McConville, Former MTA Police Chief, Wants to Serve Putnam

Summing up his candidacy, Kevin McConville smiled and said bluntly, “Putnam needs professional police management.” More...

The Secrets of Sleepy Hollow

What do Leona and Harry Helmsley, Samuel Gompers, Walter Chrysler, Elizabeth Arden, Andrew Carnegie, and Brooke Astor have in common? More...

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...

Safety Tips for Halloween

Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith reminds all Putnam County residents to be especially careful during the evening hours of October 31st as many of our young people throughout the County will be out and about celebrating Halloween. More...

Anxious Moment at Putnam Plaza

There were some anxious moments at the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center in Carmel when an alarm of “confirmed fire” was broadcast on county police and fire radio frequencies. More...

Parents Return to School to Learn about Positive Youth Development

Parents were urged to get to know their children’s friends while teaching their sons and daughters to think critically and to be independent. More...

Hazzard Elected to Head Association

Richard Hazzard has become the first funeral director in Putnam County history to be elected President of the NYS Funeral Directors Association. More...

Putnamites Get Inoculated

Long lines snake around Carmel FD headquarters last Thursday during a flu clinic sponsored by the Putnam Health Department. More...

County Prepares for Snow and Ice

New York State will reimburse Putnam County for plowing, salting, and sanding a number of state highways across the county this winter in conjunction with a pilot program authorized by state and county officials. More...

Conklin Seeks to Keep Tax Burden From Growing

DIsTRICT 4 LeGIsLATIVe RACe

Mary Conklin is hoping her home base of Patterson will re-elect her as their representative to the Putnam County Legislature. More...

Battle-tested Smith Looks to Remain Putnam’s Top Lawman

SHeRIFF’s RACe

Most people relent when they are being chased by a cop and a judge, but Don Smith survived his contentious Republican primary battle with Judge James Borkowski and former NYPD Captain Andrew DeStefano. More...

New Yorkers to Vote on Constitutional Amendments

Voters in Putnam County will face two statewide ballot measures on November 2. Proposal 1 would amend the New York State constitution to allow the state to carry out a small land deal near Canada, in order to build a power line. More...

Hidden Val ley Preserve, Just a Step Outside of Putnam

In last week’s adventure, I wrote about a 973-acre park, but sometimes good things come in small packages. This week’s adventure—the Hidden Valley Preserve in New Fairfield, CT—falls into that category. More...

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Weekly Quotation

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale