November 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

One Year Out, Ball and Hall in Tight Race

The 99th district’s Assemblyman is brimming with confidence. More...

Gleneida Avenue Arsenal Seized

A man described by police as a “major drug dealer” is behind bars following a raid on an apartment above a popular Carmel deli located on the hamlet’s main thoroughfare. More...

Problem Gambling: A Popular Putnam Pastime

Teenagers across Putnam County are gambling more today than ever before. In fact, gambling is even more prominent among the county’s youth than the use of alcohol, marijuana, and/or cigarettes. More...

General Stories

Legion Commander Visits Gold Star Statue

Last Thursday New York State American Legion Commander Bill Kearsing was stopped dead in his tracks as he viewed the Putnam County Gold Star Mothers statue. More...

Patrick Salerno to Perform in Macy’s Parade

Patrick Salerno may only be 10 years old, but the fifth grader at the Lakeview Elementary School in Mahopac isn’t the least bit nervous about his performance in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. More...

You’re My Hero Focuses on Firefighters

A Canadian author has teamed up with a Putnam County businesswoman to co-author a book—You’re My Hero— consisting of short stories and essays relating to members of New York State’s firefighting forces. More...

Editorials

No Fiction Stranger Than the World in Which We Live

Reductio ad absurdum is a logical argument that highlights the logically bizarre (“absurd”) outcome of an opponent’s argument. Recently, I thought I’d chosen the most absurd examples to make some editorial points. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

80 Years Ago November 2 22, 1929

Times have changed since grandfather was a boy, and certainly not for the worse in regard to spending-money for farm boys. Fifty years ago it was the custom for the farm boy to work at home without wages until he became of age. More...

Four Weeks to Christmas

In making up your list of Christmas gifts to friends and relatives we suggest a subscription to the COURIER as one which would be appreciated by many, especially those away from home or those who have moved away yet are interested in the news and do More...

Thanksgiving Cooking: It’s all About the Turkey and the Pie

Steps to a Picture-Perfect Turkey Tips (NAPS)—The first step in roasting a picture-perfect turkey, say the experts, is to start with a quality roaster. Here are some tips to help you choose one: More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

JOHN JOSEPH WINTER

April 15, 1952 ~ November 15, 2009

John Joseph Winter, age 57, passed away, on Sunday, November 15, in Tuscon, Arizona, his home for the past 25 years. John grew up in Putnam Valley, NY and graduated from Lakeland High School. He has one daughter, Patricia Winter, of Tuscon. More...

Patricia Spagnoli

Patricia Spagnoli, passed away on November 11, 2009, she was 72 years old. Patricia was a Supervisor of Nursing for a Bronx Hospital. Loving wife of John Spagnoli and dear mother of Theresa Spagnoli Thomas. More...

Bonita J. Bumgarner

Bonita J. Bumgarner, 68, of Altoona, PA, formerly of Carmel, passed away at home Tuesday after an extended illness. She was born June 9, 1941, in Altoona, the daughter of Harold S. and Olive M. (O’Keefe) Pollard. She married William L. More...

Ball Announces Plans to Seek Leibell’s Senate Seat  Free Access 

Exclusive to the Courier-November 21, 2009-6:00 pm

In a surprise move, Greg Ball is shutting down his campaign to unseat John Hall and endeavoring to take Vincent Leibell’s seat in the New York State Senate, even if it means challenging Leibell in an acrimonious GOP primary. More...

Some Say It’s . . . Recovery.Con  Free Access 

Putnam County used in stimulus shell game

Recovery.gov, the Obama administration’s attempt at creating transparency in the $787-billion dollar stimulus program, is a transparent failure in Putnam County. More...

Cops and Robbers Thriller Unfolds in Lake Carmel

The scene resembled a cops-androbbers thriller when armed police officers surrounded a car with guns drawn and removed four suspects wanted for an armed robbery 35 miles away. More...

Road Rage Kills Pricey Plate Proposal

Here’s a case of road rage that paid off! More...

Around the County

CARMEL

Overnight Parking Now Banned

Mild autumn weather has resulted in many residents of the area forgetting about what lies ahead! More...

BREWSTER

Library Offers a Virtual Cruise

Brewster resident and photographer, Ed DiTomas, took Brewster Library patrons on a virtual Trans-Atlantic cruise to Newport, RI; Boston, MA; Kinsale, Cobh, and Cork, Ireland; LeHavre and Normandy, France; and London, England. More...

CAR MEL

Volunteers Needed for Holidays

Santa’s helpers will be out early on Saturday installing 85 Christmas trees and a Chanukah menorah on the Gleneida lakeshore in downtown Carmel. More...

Sports

Brewster Boys Roll to Fourth at States

Bears set to make first-ever trip to Federation Meet

BREWSTER—The Brewster High boys cross country team, fresh off winning a Section 1 Class A championship, took their act to the state championship meet at SUNY Plattsburgh last weekend, and posted an impressive fourth-place finish. More...

Carmel Rams Showed Steady Improvement

McCormack, Kirk named All-Elite; Caso All-League

CARMEL—The record may not be impressive, but the Carmel High field hockey team showed marked improvement from the start of the season to the end, and coach Colette Brenneman is hoping that momentum carries over to next year. More...

Indians Came Together for Strong Showing in Playoffs

‘Pac capped season by ousting Arlington, taking top seed Suffern to OT

MAHOPAC—Every coach tries to plan their season in such a way that their players are in peak form for a playoff run. More...

Letters to the Editor

Athlete of The Month

Dear Editor: I would like to thank he PUTNAM COUNTY COURIER and Clancy Moving Systems, Inc., for naming me the October 2009 Athlete Of The Month. It was very nice to meet Mr. Skip Pearlman of the COURIER and Mr. James Carey of Clancy Moving. More...

Silver for Seniors Challenge

Dear Editor: In last week’s edition of the COURIER, Eric Gross wrote a an article about a concerned citizen, Kristin Burke, who, on behalf of Putnam Family and Community Services (PFCS) initiated a community campaign, “Silver for Seni More...

Thank You, Senator

Dear Editor: More...

Calendar

THINGS tO DO THIS WEEK & NEXt!

Thursday, November 19 SPECIaL SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCH More...

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