November 19, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

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...

Celebrate With The Brewster Theater Company

The Brewster Theater Company (BTC) will hold its annual Holiday Party & Membership Drive on Saturday, December 5th at 2PM in the Social Hall of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 26 Prospect Street, Brewster. More...

Police News

Mahopac Man Seriously Injured in Fatal Accident A Putnam County man remains a patient at the Westchester Medical Center with injuries received when his refrigeration truck was struck head-on by a van driven by a resident of Yonkers who later di More...

Graphics Toolbox Software Encourages Creativity

Every Monday evening nine fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh graders meet at St. Lawrence O’Toole School in Brewster to learn technology by expressing themselves with computer graphics. More...

Bubblemania at North Salem School District

Students at the Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem now know the science of blowing bubbles. More...

Featured Business: NEW VISIONS KITCHEN AND BATH

Mahopac Contractors Make a Point of Buying American

Rose and Jim Paciullo are the husband and wife team behind Mahopac’s New Visions Kitchen and Bath. The Paciullos have been renovating homes in Putnam and Westchester for five years, though their experience begins much earlier. More...

Carmel Second Graders Help Make Food Drive a Success

Michael Donovan, with his second grade students, helped organize a food drive at the Matthew Paterson Elementary School in the Carmel School District. More...

Dinner Raises $250,000 for Westchester-Putnam Boy Scouts

Celebrities and friends honor Roger Ailes as ‘Good Scout’ at Tappan Hill Mansion

TARRYTOWN—Roger Ailes, the man credited with resurrecting the PUTNAM COUNTY COURIeR and allowing the Putnam County News and Recorder to remain as the news voice of western Putnam County, is this year’s recipient of the Westchester-Putn More...

Discovering the Autumnal Secrets of Constitution Marsh

I had been meaning to visit for a long time. But every time I told my wife I wanted to go to a place called More...

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...

Open House at Whispering Pine Garden Center

Whispering Pine Garden Center & Florist has been in business since 1956— a total of 53 years. Margaret Kuck and her two sons, John and Tom, founded the business, which is located on 22 acres of land on Route 6 in Mahopac. More...

Thanksgiving Tradition Continues in Putnam

Candlelight service at Cold Spring’s Chapel of Our Lady Restoration will be followed by a great feast

Like all great traditions, the Thanksgiving Candlelight Service and Putnam County Historical Society Thanksgiving Dinner is older than most of its participants. More...

College Representatives Visit Putnam BOCES

One thousand students representing each of Putnam’s six school systems, as well as a dozen others in Westchester, are now better informed about college and technical school choices thanks to the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES. More...

In the Christmas Spirit, Become a Fresh Air Host Family

This November, many families in Putnam County are thankful for something special: the gift of their friendship with a New York City child. More...

Animal Kingdom USA’s Ask Critter Chatter

What Age Should I Start Training My Puppy?

There are a lot of myths about when and how to train ones puppy. I want to first state that nothing will pay greater dividends to your relationship with your dog than to have them properly trained. More...

H1N1 Clinic Draws a Crowd

Hundreds lined up last Saturday at the Mahopac Middle School hours before the doors opened for the county’s free H1N1 vaccination clinic, which attracted nearly 2,000 people. More...

Clair and Lannon Recipients of Michael Neuner Safety Award

Putnam County’s third annual Michael Neuner Fire Prevention and Safety Award has been presented to two veteran members of the Brewster Fire Department. More...

Mahopac High School Drama Company Presents Footloose

Members of the Mahopac High School Drama Company take a breather during a rehearsal for this weekend’s performance of Footloose. More...

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