November 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam’s Unemployment Numbers Drop Slightly

Putnam’s rate of unemployment has taken a slight breather. The New York State Labor Department reported last Thursday that the county’s rate of unemployment was 6.8 percent for October, down from 7 percent for the past three months. More...

General Stories

Salon Supports Cancer Research

Laura Biondi’s two sisters had both been diagnosed with breast cancer. More...

Seniors Enjoy Early Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving came a week early again this year in both the Brewster and Carmel School Districts. Senior citizens attended special luncheons last Thursday at the John F. More...

Carmel Rotarians Feed the Hungry

Rotary International’s motto of “service above self” was evident last week when members of the Carmel Rotary donned aprons and chef hats while visiting the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) soup kitchen in Brewster. More...

Editorials

‘Thanksgiving to Ye Almighty God’  Free Access 

Recognizing that we are religious animals on America’s secular feast day

“ M an is by his constitution a religious animal; atheism is against not only our reason, but our instincts,” wrote Edmund Burke in his Reflections on the Revolution in France. More...

A Thanksgiving Proclamation

by the President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. More...

Columns

“Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen”

COURIER READER

There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not 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...

Calendar

THINGS tO DO THIS WEEK & NEXt!

THIS WEEKENd Saturday, November 28 RONaLD MCDONaLD BENEfIT More...

Ball Serves Up Peach Lake Surprise

Assemblyman shuts down congressional bid, vies instead for Leibell’s state senate seat

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...

‘I’ll Have a Piece of Putnam Pie’

Maureen Salinger can’t wait to put her feet up on the day after Thanksgiving. After baking more than 2500 pies, it will be time to rest. More...

Taxpayers Dig Peach Lake ‘Out of the Muck’

Four hundred fifty families residing at Peach Lake will finally be getting relief. More...

Around the County

MAHOPAC

Strategies planned to reduce teenage tragedies

In recent months the Mahopac area has seen it share of tragedies involving the young. From serious vehicle crashes to a near fatal boating mishap last summer on Lake Mahopac, teenagers and young adults have been maimed for life. More...

County’s frail elderly need help

Due to an overwhelming response of Thanksgiving Basket requests…we are asking our neighbors to help us make this a happy Holiday Season for those less fortunate. More...

CARMEL

Retired firefighter saves neighbors’ home

Jamie Crecco has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, especially that his neighbor is a retired member of the FDNY. More...

Sports

BEARS WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Polhill caps season with state, federation titles

BY SKIP PEARLMAN BREWSTER—In an amazing end to an amazing season, a contingent of four Brewster swimmers competed at the state/Federation championships last weekend at the Webster Aquatic Center at Webster-Schroeder High School, and came home More...

Indians Hoped to go Farther, but Win Over Carmel was Sweet

Addonizio named All-Section, Maloney earns ASHM; seven snag post-season honors

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High football team was certainly hoping to get into the playoffs and cause a little trouble for someone this fall, but it wasn’t to be. More...

Brewster Boys Close Out Season at Federation Meet

Boys and girls teams both enjoy standout seasons

BREWSTER—The Brewster High boys cross country team closed out the 2009 season at the Federation meet at Bowdoin Park last week, taking 18th out of 28 teams. North Rockland was first, Burnt Hills took second, and Warwick Valley was third. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Caroline G. Bergensten

Caroline G. Bergensten died on November 19, 2009, with her family by her side. She was 86. Caroline was born on September 30, 1923, to the late Martin and Gladys (Weeks) Schneider. More...

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