December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter Wonderland

A Cheery Crowd Parades Down Gleneida

The weather outside was positively frightful, with wet snow falling, accompanied by damp, chilly temperatures, yet more than 1,000 hearty souls braved Carmel’s main street for the community’s 15th annual Holiday Festival. More...

Birmingham Will Not Run for State Assembly

Putnam County Legislator Dan Birmingham has made it official. He is not a candidate for the New York State Assembly. More...

General Stories

United Way Connects Communities

United Way has always created opportunities for a better life. More...

Helping Orphans, One Stitch at a Time

Patterson resident Angela Memmel has been knitting stuffed teddy bears since 2007 as a way to provide comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/ AIDS in Africa. More...

Putnam Nonprofit Gains From Gala

Residents and businesses across Putnam County showed their heart by opening wallets and pocketbooks during difficult financial times that raised nearly $40,000 for Putnam Family and Community Services. More...

Sports

Rams Rock Bears, Roll Gaels

Walk Off Unbeaten at Weaver Tournament

CARMEL—The Carmel High girls basketball team is hoping to do some good things this winter, and the Rams started things off on the right foot last weekend, rolling to victories over quality Brewster and Kennedy teams at the Ronnie Weaver Memoria More...

Despite Losses, Gaels Keep Positive Outlook

SOMERS—Even though they lost two of their first three games the Kennedy Catholic High School girls basketball team is feeling pretty good about where they are. The Gaels opened their season with narrow More...

Brewster Matmen Win Second Straight Title

Bears crown nine champs; Magalhaes named M.O.W.

BREWSTER—The Brewster High wrestling team got the 2009-2010 season off to a rousing start last weekend, defending its Rye Wrestling Tournament championship by putting nine wrestlers on the podium. More...

Letters to the Editor

Contextually Speaking

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Baskets of Goodwill

Dear Editor: On behalf of the senior citizens of Putnam County, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who participated in our annual Thanksgiving Basket drive. More...

Dig Deeper

Dear Editor: Regarding “Mortgage Tax Receipts Going Up” (Dec. 3-9): More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Audrey Grace Tilford Gaydos

Audrey Grace Tilford Gaydos, age 88, of LaGrangeville, and formerly of Patterson, died Wednesday, December 2, 2009, in Brewster. Mrs. Gaydos was born on April 16, 1921, in Bridgeport, CT, to William and Ethel (Faulkner) Tilford. More...

Lew Walter

Lew Walter, 92, died from complications of cancer on November 27, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy for 44 years, and special friend to the late Ruth. Devoted father of Carole and Lew. Cherished grandfather of Kirsten and Travis. More...

Richard A. Maxcy

Richard A. Maxcy age 73 of Brewster, New York died suddenly on Saturday December 5, 2009, in Hudson, New York. Mr. Maxcy was born Apr. 22, 1936 in Riverside, RI, son of the late Frederick and Florence (Fitton) Maxcy. More...

Transit Tax Tension

In MTA dispute, will Putnam submit or revolt?

p r 43 Mallers, 45 seme assd Cekov 39 47 Cas 48 D ry Chanel 5 Si 54 ogt i9 The MTA’s budget deficit has Putnamites discussing a formalized taxrevolt again. More...

Strict New Laws Go Into Effect

Strict laws protecting residents and businesses in Putnam County from shoddy workmanship on the part of plumbers, electricians, and mechanical tradesmen have been approved by the Putnam Legislature and will take effect on Jan. 1. More...

2010 Salaries Set for Putnam’s Public Officials

Putnam County legislators have set the salaries of county officials for 2010. County Executive Robert Bondi will earn $148,635 next year—the same salary as 2009. More...

Should Putnam Have a Mega Chamber?

The buzz has been around for nearly two decades: Can and should Putnam’s businesses form a unified chamber of commerce? More...

Around the County

CAR mEL

Town of Carmel seeks volunteers

It must be a sign of the times! Volunteerism is waning in the Town of Carmel, as officials report seven vacancies existing on a variety of municipal boards and committees. More...

KENT

Town Board meets to discuss Emergency Response Team

Monday’s Kent Town Board meeting, included a working session to deal with the questions related to Putnam County’s Emergency Response Team, especially what some board members thought was Kent’s unfair share of the cost as well as p More...

MA HOPAC

Board of Education meeting draws enthusiastic students

The December Mahopac Board of Education meeting was packed, both with students and with enthusiasm. More...

Cultural Events

THIS WEEKENd

Saturday, December 12 HOLIDAY PUppEt SHOW More...

CHRIStMAStIME EVENtS

CRAFt AND GIFt SALE More...

‘The Magic of The Nutcracker’ Comes to Kent This Weekend

Puppets will turn life-size this weekend and magic will be everywhere when Bart Cook and Maria Calegari present the Arts on the Lake production of the “Magic of the Nutcracker Tale.” The couple were former New York City Ballet principa More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

90 Years Ago Dec. 2 12, 1919

Some Dutchess Democrats Think So, and Say So. The Evening Star suggests Governor Smith as the presidential candidate for the democratic party for 1920. Is Governor Alfred E. More...

Dishing Up Fresh, Local Fare in Mahopac

Hannah and Kevin Hopkins first met at a punk-rock show in New Haven. Kevin was a connoisseur of the genre, having loved 80’s bands like Minor Threat and Bad Brains. More...

PUTNAM PEOpLE

Chronicling the Accomplishments of Putnamites

• Air Force Airman PAUL Z. PLATEROTI graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. 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...

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