December 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Warrior’s Return is a Christmas Surprise

The Hanley family received an unexpected Christmas present this year: the early return of their son, Brian Hanley, from Iraq. “We were all blown away by this great Christmas gift,” said Art Hanley, Brian’s father. More...

Schools Tighten Belts

Reductions in state aid to education promise to impact school systems across Putnam County next year. More...

General Stories

Generous Donors share their life with others

Throughout Putnam County many gifts were exchanged during the long holiday weekend, but none as critical as the gift of life! More...

Putnam Veterans Home Celebrates Christmas

In 1998, the State Senator Vincent Leibell Putnam Veterans Home opened, and each Christmas since that time, the senator and his elves visit the home off Drewville Road in Carmel to meet with the vets while exchanging holiday gifts. More...

Putnam Community Foundation Aids Senior Citizens, Revitalizes Brewster

Dozens of senior citizens gathered on the day after Christmas in the community room of a building at 50 Main Street in Brewster to say thanks to the Putnam Community Foundation. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

100 Years Ago 2 J an. 7, 1910

Solution of mystery of the origin of life and its artificial creation in the laboratory. Transplanting dog and monkey teeth into the human jaw. Cure for Cancer. Shifting of vital organs from animal to man by surgical means. More...

Croton Gorge Park is Worth the Trip to Westchester

Pastimes

“Wow!” That was our impression as we rounded the turn and crossed the bridge as we entered Croton Gorge Park. More...

Fifty Scholars Inducted into North Salem Honor Society

North Salem High School Principal Dr. Pat Cyganovich beamed with pride as 50 students were inducted into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. 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...

Cat-Napped

Imagine the fright a man and his grandson experienced Monday while taking a walk in the woods off Drewville Road in Carmel and hearing an animal growling at them. More...

‘I Do Solemnly Swear’

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

Sales Tax Slump

Putnam sales tax revenues for the first 11 months of 2009 are down by $5.2 million. More...

Bizzare Shooting Event in Putnam Valley

A report of a paramedic being fired upon sent police on the state, county and town level into action Monday in Putnam Valley. More...

Drive Drunk, Lose Your Car, Says D.A. Levy

District Attorney Adam Levy’s New Year’s resolution is to reduce the number of motorists driving drunk on Putnam County roads in 2010. More...

Around the County

BREWSTER

BHS Math Honor Society “adopts” a needy family

The holidays are extra special this year for a Brewster family thanks to the efforts of members of the Brewster High School Math Honor Society—Mu Alpha Theta. More...

MAHOPAC

A Christmas goose gets the gift of life

A wild Canada goose has a lot to be thankful for after it was rescued from a partially frozen lake by members of the Mahopac Fire Department and a wild life rehabilitator. More...

KENT

Kent closes 2009 business

The Town of Kent closed out its year end business, and bid farewell to member Karl Rohde at its December 28, 2009 meeting. The town also debuted its newly installed judicial bench which was funded by a grant. More...

Sports

Rams Hold Off Desperate Sailors Rally

Rooney delivers two free throws with 1.1 seconds to bail out Carmel, as Rams improve to 5-2

CARMEL—The way things were unfolding during the final minute of Carmel’s non-league game against visiting Hendrick Hudson last Wednesday night, it looked like the Rams were headed for another disappointing finish. More...

Carmel Cruises to Victories over Nyack, Brewster

CARMEL—With wins over Nyack/ Tappan Zee and Brewster last week, the Carmel High ice hockey team has bounced back from an 0-3 start and now stands at 3-4 on the season. The 5-3 victory over Brewster improved their league record to 2-4. More...

Kennedy Girls Trip Up Good Counsel, Peekskill

SOMERS—With their wins over Good Counsel and Peekskill, the Kennedy Catholic girls basketball team has now won five straight. The Gaels are now 6-2 with league play looming just over the horizon. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Raymond G. Natell

Raymond G. Natell of Brewster died Thursday December 24, 2009 in Brewster. He was 87. More...

Lillian M. Roode

Lillian M. Roode age 62, of Patterson, died peacefully at home on December 28, 2009. Ms. Roode was born in the Bronx on March 16, 1947, daughter of Virginia (Marhan) and the late Lawrence Miller. More...

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“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937