December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mortgage Tax Receipts Going Up Ball

There may be light at the end of the tunnel. While Putnam’s sales tax revenue continues to falter, local municipalities received some good news this week in the form of increasing mortgage tax revenue. More...

Holiday Hospitality at George’s

The tradition continued—for the 27th consecutive year, George’s Place, a popular restaurant in downtown Carmel, opened its doors to provide a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for some 50 area residents who had no place to go for the holid More...

General Stories

Free Running Clinic on Tap

Preventing injuries before they happen is the theme of an injury-prevention running clinic next Wednesday that has been organized by a physical therapist from Southeast. More...

Santa Arrives in Putnam County

Santa arrived in Putnam County a little early this year courtesy of the Mahopac Fire Department and the Mahopac Chamber of Commerce. The jolly old fellow and Mrs. More...

We’re Still Here, at Least

Though not without worries, consumers are showing signs of growing confidence

Last week some 50 million turkeys dedicated themselves to sating Americans’ appetites as we tried to decide whether we have very much to be thankful for. It turns out we do. More...

Columns

Remembering the ‘Hearty Old Holiday Customs’

In the late 1800s, Hudson Valley native Washington Irving wrote of his experience visiting England during the Advent and Christmas seasons in a book called Old Christmas. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

130 Years Ago December 2 6, 1879

The President’s Message Excerpted from remarks of President Rutherford B. Hayes to the Senate and House of Representatives More...

Letters to the Editor

Freedom From Religion

Dear Editor: More...

Recovering Our Constitution Hall

Dear Editor: I have read with great interest your report on “Recovery.com­— The Stimulus More...

Constitution Hall is Right to Support Health Care Bill

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body, I want to thank Congressman Hall for doing the right thing and voting YES on health care reform. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bob Gaffney

Gaffney, Bob, age 78, a 35 year resident of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at his home on November 23, 2009. He was the husband of Sherry (Dorff) Gaffney. Bob was born on October 8, 1931, in The Bronx, NY, to Thomas F. More...

Joan Baxter Hill

Joan Baxter Hill, 82, a resident of Mahopac for more than 50 years, died in Vero Beach, Florida, on November 7. More...

George Frederick Fowkes, Jr.

George Frederick Fowkes Jr, loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Friend passed on to eternity peacefully on Sunday November 22, 2009, at his home with his family at his side. More...

New Flood Maps on Display at Open House  Free Access 

Residents encouraged to check their status now

Putnam County residents are invited to view the county’s new, preliminary flood map at an “Open House” on December 7 More...

Grudge Match

Leibell and Ball exchange charges

Senator Vincent Leibell and Assemblyman Greg Ball have exposed their deep personal rivalry since Ball announced his decision to run for the Senator’s seat, rather than continue his campaign for Congress. More...

Knitting for the Troops

Moms throughout the region are supporting our troops overseas by knitting. More...

Up Ball Defends White House Party Go-ers

Putnam’s sometime controversial State Assemblyman Greg Ball is back in the limelight again. More...

Cold War Vets to Receive Property Tax Exemption

Veterans who served their country during the Cold War are now eligible for a property tax exemption following a unanimous vote of the Putnam County Legislature. More...

Around the County

CARMEL

Festival on the Lake Returns

Carmel’s Festival on the Lake takes place on Saturday, and last weekend a small army of volunteers decorated 80 trees that now adorn the Lake Gleneida shoreline in downtown Carmel. More...

KENT

Sanitation worker injured in freak crash

A Kent sanitation worker was injured early Tuesday in a freak crash in Lake Carmel. Kent Police said Robert Huestis, 52, a veteran town employee, was beginning his garbage route for the Lake Carmel Sanitation District around 5:30am. More...

BREWSTER

Jambor: Tough times ahead for schools

The December Brewster Board of Education meeting alternated between anger at Albany and pride in the accomplishments of Brewster’s students and athletes. After brief opening remarks from board members, during which the new website for J.F.K. More...

Sports

Carmel Girls Plan to Step Up Defense

Rams will be tested early, often

CARMEL—Carmel High girls basketball coach Dan O’Hare is hoping his team learned some valuable lessons last season – especially at the end, when the Rams lost in the sectional quarterfinals, closing the winter with a 15-7 slate. More...

Bears Loaded, in the Hunt Again

Brewster girls hungry for return to County Center

BREWSTER—After a solid season last winter ended with the Bears playing in the Westchester County Center, the Brewster high girls basketball team has one major goal in mind for the 2009-2010 season: take it one step farther. More...

Carmel Matmen Hope to Stay in Thick of League Race

Rams look to fill some big holes

CARMEL—After a solid 2008-2009 season that saw the Carmel High wrestling team finish fifth at sectionals, the Rams are hoping they have enough talent left on the roster to retain their status as one of the big kids on the block. 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, December 5 COLD SPRING BY CaNDLELIGHT More...

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“Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~Lauren Bacall