December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Cornell Co-op Marks 65 Years

The focus has changed since 1944 but the mission and commitment has remained the same for Putnam residents and businesses—enabling people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships with Cornell Cooperative Extension. More...

County Ready to Fight MTA

Putnam County continues to fight the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) recently enacted mobility tax through the courts, and will know by year’s end if neighboring counties will be joining Putnam’s legal battle to fight More...

Putnamnites Deep in Debt

Foreclosures across the county reach all-time high

County officials are calling it a sign of the times: Putnam’s foreclosure actions and judgments have reached alltime highs. More...

General Stories

Getting the Gift of Health at Brewster H1N1 Clinic

Putnam County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler called the gift of health “the most precious gift of all.” Dr. More...

Chest Yields Treasures

Muriel Cornish admitted being frightened to handle several pieces of early 20th-century clothing belonging to her late husband Richard when she discovered them in an old chest. More...

CAP Winter Coat Drive Continues Thanks to Carmel Businessman

Coats are piling up at two Carmel dry cleaning establishments and its proprietor doesn’t mind at all. More...

Columns

Christmas Past, Christmas Presence

Well, here we are again. The holiday looms and tension increases as we work out schedules and menus and invitations and greeting cards and gift lists. We methodically create and check off our to-do list. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

80 Years Ago Jan. 2 1, 1930

Putnam not being an industrial county its citizens do not take the personal interest in the tariff laws that they should. More...

‘The Gift of the Magi’

Part Two of Two

W ithin forty minutes her head was covered with tiny, close-lying curls that made her look wonderfully like a truant schoolboy. She looked at her reflection in the mirror long, carefully, and critically. More...

Worship Services

Worship Ser vices

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gertrude L. Kirsch ERIc

Kirsch, Gertrude L., age 90, a longtime resident of Bedford Hills and the surrounding area, died on Friday, December 18, 2009, in Somers. More...

Brewster Third Graders Perform at Danbury Mall

A holiday tradition continued this year when third graders from the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster converged on the Danbury Mall. More...

Trim the Fat

Galef’s carol to Albany: Stop the unequitable hogging

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef continues to press her argument that “member items” be cut from state government spending in 2010-11. More...

Avalanche of Calls Besiege 911 Dispatch

The ice storm that paralyzed Putnam County a week ago Sunday resulted in a record number of emergency calls being made to the county’s 911 Dispatch Center. More...

Firefighters Share Santa’s Spotlight

While touring Lake Carmel atop a LCFD engine, the jolly old fellow was accompanied by firefighters from Lake Carmel. More...

Around the County

Swearing-in ceremonies scheduled across the County

The New Year’s weekend will be a busy one in Putnam County with many swearing-in ceremonies scheduled. More...

CAR MEL

Police get personal radiation detectors

The world is a changing place— sometimes not for the better! More...

LAKE MAHOPAc

Leaking oil truck threatens Lake Mahopac

Quick action on the part of Mahopac Falls firefighters averted a calamity when an oil truck crashed on West Lake Blvd. in Mahopac and began leaking fuel oil. More...

Sports

Gaels Top Somers/North Salem

PUTNAM VALLEY—The Kennedy Catholic/Putnam Valley high ice hockey team got a win Sunday, beating Somers/North Salem, 4-2, but Friday Kennedy/Put Valley lost its first game of the season to Sleepy Hollow/Irvington, 9-4. More...

Brewster Rolls to Tourney Crown

Bears edge Panthers in overtime, sting Hornets in title tilt; Trainor named MVP

BREWSTER—Sean Trainor dropped 26 points on the Hornets of Lakeland Saturday afternoon, leading the Brewster High boys basketball team to a 63- 51 victory in the championship game of the Panas tournament. More...

Carmel Gets First Win Ever Against Lourdes

Mullen drops 13, Oliver adds 11 points, nine rebounds

CARMEL—The Carmel High girls basketball team reached a milestone— of sorts—last Thursday when the Rams notched their first-ever win over Our Lady of Lourdes, beating the Warriors, 53-47, on their home court. More...

Letters to the Editor

Answering My Critics

Dear Editor: My letter published in the December 10 edition of the COURIER generated two letters that are deserving of a response and I would like to take this opportunity to do so. More...

DOT Not to Blame

Dear Editor: More...

Calendar

THINGS tO DO THIS WEEK & NEXt!

Thur sday, December 31Computer THIS WEEKENd Friday, December 25 Blue Christmas On Christmas Day, Croton Falls Presbyterian Church is planning a service that will acknowledge the feelings of folks who have a hard time during the holidays, and cre More...

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'The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.' Benjamin Franklin