December 23, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

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...

Record Holiday Turnout at CAP

Residents lined up patiently outside CAP headquarters in Brewster and, once inside, were ushered in groups of three down a long hallway, onto an elevator, and into the basement of the enormous building on Main Street where toys and other holiday gif More...

‘Scrooge’ in Mahopac

Reports of Arrests and Crimes Throughout the Putnam Area

Scrooge in Mahopac A Mt. Kisco “Scrooge” is facing charges of grand larceny for allegedly taking the contents of a wallet dropped outside a popular Mahopac deli. More...

Levy Thanks Ball for Addressing DWIs

District Attorney Adam Levy has commended State Assemblyman Greg Ball for jumping on the bandwagon by proposing several pieces of legislation to reduce and eventually eliminate driving while intoxicated. More...

It’s a Wild Life

We ek o f 12/21/ On the evening of November 18th, this Barred Owl was found on Oscawana Lake road looking stunned and disoriented. She was taken in by AKUSAWR where she was rehydrated and treated for some minor abrasions on her left leg. More...

Brewster Public Library Raffle Awards Afghan

At the recent Brewster Public Library’s December Holiday Party, Attorney Charles Acker was the exuberant prize winner of the crème and white afghan that the library raffled. More...

Putnam’s Jobless Rate Declines

Putnam’s rate of unemployment has taken a slight breather. More...

Pre-Holiday Crashes Claim Two

A 91-year-old Holmes resident and a 67-year-old Mahopac woman are dead following two tragic crashes. More...

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

If you can identify this location in Putnam County and be the first caller to 845.225.3633 on Monday, December 28, between 10 and 10:15am (according to the clock at the COURIER office), you will win a special surprise! More...

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...

Fraternal Order of Police Recognizes Applebee’s

An overflow crowd was on hand in Carmel to recognize an area restaurant for its goodwill on behalf of the community during the past year. More...

‘Doc’ Baker Loses His Battle Against Cancer

Another member of the greatest generation has passed on. More...

Sheriff’s Department Undergoes Training

Members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department have completed training in a tactical approach to combat an active shooter situation similar to the Columbine incident a decade ago. More...

Children Create Fire Escape Plans

A holiday tradition continued in the Brewster School District thanks to a veteran teacher and two members of the Brewster Fire Department. More...

Brewster-Cornell Connection Strong

The Brewster High School-Cornell University connection is alive and well. More...

Offering the Hope of Redemption

Heading down Snake Hill Road towards Garrison, there are two stone pillars flanking a long and narrow driveway. More...

NRC Looks at Indian Point

On November 2, up to 850,000 gallons of steam escaped the Indian Point nuclear power plant over 42 hours. The steam contained small amounts of tritium, a cancer-causing radioactive isotope. More...

Exploring the John Kane House in Pawling

Pastimes

If you’d like to stand in the same room where George Washington once did, all you need to do is take a 15-minute drive from Brewster and visit the John Kane House in Pawling. More...

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