December 17, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

Decorate Safely for the Holidays

Holiday decorations are festive and can be extremely beautiful, but residents throughout the region are being encouraged to decorate safely this time of the year. More...

Engagement

JUDITH BURRETT & CHRISTOPHER DUONOLA

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Burrett of Peekskill, along with Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Duonola of Carmel, together would like to announce the engagement of their children, Judith Burrett and Christopher Duonola. More...

Celebrating the Festival of Lights

An outdoor menorah lighting in downtown Carmel Monday evening brought Jews and Christians together to celebrate the Festival of Lights. More...

Store Cares for Stranded Drivers

When winter covered Putnam’s roads with ice last Sunday, leaving highway departments scrambling and roads closed, The Animal Kingdom, a pet store in the Route 312 shopping center, made stranded shoppers feel at home. More...

Putnam Health Center’s Campaign for Tomorrow Gets a Boost

At Putnam Hospital Center’s volunteer recognition luncheon PHC Auxiliary President Beverley Seader (left) presented PHC Foundation Executive Director Jeffrey D. More...

BOCES Students Learn Fingerprinting

Watch out CSI! BOCES students from Putnam and northern Westchester enrolled at the Learning Center High School are preparing to take over your job. More...

Italian Family Finds Hope in Mahopac

It’s a long way from Taranto, Italy, to Putnam County, but the Italian-American community of greater Mahopac has taken in a family in need of special medical services for a three-year-old little girl after physicians in their native Italy gave More...

FOP Hosts Children’s Christmas Party

Members of the Stephen Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police conducted their annual Children’s Christmas party last weekend at the Putnam FOP headquarters in Patterson. More...

The Music of Marga Lane

The 2005 Carmel High graduate has embarked on her journey to L.A.

What does it take to be a pop star? Marga Lane, known around her former Carmel haunts as Marga Lane Rojas, is finding out. The 2005 Carmel High graduate has embarked on her journey to L.A. and, she hopes, to fame and celebrity. 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 21, between 10 and 10:15am (according to the clock at the COURIER office), you will win a special surprise! More...

‘Doc’ Baker Yearns for Peace PAC

A World War II hero residing in Baldwin Place has donated a rare sign to the Mahopac American Legion on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. More...

Peace PAC Craft Sale at the Lodge Underway

The work of more than 40 talented and gifted artisans from across the region is on sale for holiday gift giving this week at the Putnam Arts Council’s Craft and Art Sale at the Lodge. More...

A Fair for All Ages

From grandmas and grandpas to toddlers, the Holiday Fair at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster offered something for everyone. More...

Chamber Unification Has Been Tried Before—and Failed

The effort to combine the various Chambers of Commerce in Putnam County is not entirely novel. From 1994-1996, a similar effort managed to create an organization called The Putnam Association of Chambers. More...

CAP Gears Up for Record Christmas

After experiencing its busiest Thanksgiving season ever, officials at the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) are preparing for what promises to be an extremely hectic Christmas. More...

Police News

Juiced Judge The case against a Pawling judge accused of driving while intoxicated will be brought to court by a special prosecutor from either Putnam or Ulster counties, since assistant district attorneys from Dutchess County appear before the m More...

Putnam Humane Society Benefits at Christmas

Santa arrived a little early at the Putnam Humane Society shelter in Carmel, but no one was complaining. More...

BOCES Students Build Solar Powered Vehicles, Race Them

Engineering can become a sink or swim profession! More...

BOCES Recognizes Putnam Students

Four students from Brewster, one from Carmel, and two others from Mahopac and Lake Peekskill are among 10 young standouts at the Putnam- Northern Westchester BOCES who have been honored as Students of Distinction. More...

Forty-Six Graduate from Youth Court

Putnam County Youth Court has 46 new members this week. More...

Girl Scout Honored

Antonia Carey of Brewster was one of over 200 girls from the seven counties of the lower Hudson River valley, recognized for her leadership skills as she received the Girl Scout Silver Award at Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc.’s Silver Aw More...

Scenery & Serenity in the Heart of Mahopac

Pastimes

The Red Mills Historic Park in Mahopac packs a lot of local history into a small area. At approximately 5 acres, Red Mills Park is an old mill site that was converted to a passive recreation park. More...

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