December 3, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

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...

Matthew Paterson School Holds 32nd Thanksgiving Dinner

It began in 1977 when a freshman teacher at the Matthew Paterson Elementary School took a graduate course relating to environmental education. More...

Musical Artists in Residency Get the Little Ones Dancing

For two days last week, Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, the Vermont couple known for their song, dance, and storytelling, conducted an artist in-residency program at Garden Street School in Brewster for first, second, and third graders before holding a More...

Garden Street ‘Pilgrims’ Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast

Five and six-year-olds experienced a Thanksgiving meal dressed as Pilgrims last week at the Garden Street School in Brewster. More...

Carmel’s Place to Relax

LUXURY NAIl AnD SPA

Steve and Jennifer Park have come a long way to open up Luxury Nail and Spa in Carmel—from Seoul, South Korea, by way of Manhattan, and nearly a dozen odd jobs. More...

Life is Good for Patterson’s Eugene Schmidt

Eugene Schmidt never thinks “what if?” The soon-to-be 101-year-old resident of the Plaza at Clover Lake in Patterson, who emigrated to the U.S. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Continues Downward Spiral

Ouch! Putnam sales tax revenues for the first 10 months of 2009 are down by a whopping $5 million. More...

N.Salem Referendum Rejected

Residents in the North Salem School District rejected a $19.7 million referendum. Tuesday’s vote was 324 yes to 609 no. More...

Let’s Play a Game . . . Where in the County is The Courier?

If you can identify this location in Putnam County and be the first caller to 845.225.3633 on Monday, December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day), between 10 and 10:15am (according to the clock at the COURIER office), you will win a special surprise! More...

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...

Thanksgiving Roundup

Thanksgiving Day reports. More...

Brewster High’s Charitable Bakers

Thanksgiving was extra special for 43 area families thanks to the efforts of four sophomores at Brewster High School. More...

Pines Bridge BOCES Program Hosts Thanksgiving Meal

A number of handicapped children learned about the real meaning of Thanksgiving when faculty and staff at the BOCES Pines Bridge School hosted a special holiday meal. More...

Jessica Stein Makes All-State Wind Ensemble

Jessica Stein has her mom to thank for her musical prowess. More...

Animal Kingdom USA’s Critter Chatter

Jennifer from Somers asks: I have a male Golden Retriever, what can I do to stop him from eating gravel? Dear Jennifer, More...

FLASHBACK from the October 8, 2009, edition

On October 8, 2009, THe COURIeR was first to report that Mount Kisco’s Nan Hayworth would seek the Republican nomination to challenge Congressman John Hall. More...

Senator Gillibrand Visits Putnamites in Mahopac

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand received a warm Putnam welcome when speaking at a business forum in Mahopac. The freshman senator, who was appointed by Gov. More...

Taking The Kids to Lake Carmel’s Edward Ryan Memorial Park

Pastimes

If you are looking for a place to take the kids or grandkids for a few hours, try Edward Ryan Memorial Park in the Lake Carmel neighborhood of Kent. More...

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Weekly Quotation

"Having somewhere to go is HOME,having someone to love is FAMILY, having both is a BLESSING." ~ Anonymous