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Terror Trial is Terrible Idea, Says Leibell

Security Concerns

Senator Vincent Leibell says that after tending to New York’s fiscal mess, he is spending his time working on security issues, especially with the approaching Manhattan trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his associates. More...

. . . and Tamagna Takes the Reins

CARMEL—A man well known outside of Putnam County will chair the Putnam Legislature this year. More...

Westchester Pol Seeks to be Putnam’s Senator

Somers Democrat Mike Kaplowitz is mulling a run for Vincent Leibell’s New York State Senate seat, which is also being sought by Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball. More...

General Stories

New health care reforms took effect on January 1

Health care reform legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and signed into law by Governor David Paterson will expand consumer access and guarantee timely payments to providers, beginning on January 1. More...

Lead poisoning alert issued across Putnam County

The incidence of lead poisoning is on the rise in Putnam County and health officials have urged the public to take precautions, since lead poisoning can cause permanent injury to both children and adults. More...

County appointments made

Appointments to a variety of countywide advisory boards, agencies, and councils were made by members of the Putnam Legislature at the group’s year end meeting. More...

Sports

Bears Maul Tigers in Brawl

Brewster’s balance, pressure defense too much for North Salem; Cirocco nets MVP honors

BREWSTER—A young and inexperienced North Salem squad was no match for Brewster at Saturday’s Putnam County Challenge tournament. More...

Tigers Hang on to Trip up Haldane

PUTNAM VALLEY­— The Putnam Valley high boys basketball team got a 53-46 win over Haldane on Saturday. The game was a part of the Putnam Challenge, hosted by Brewster. More...

Indians Fail to Hold Off Lincoln Hall at Tournament

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High boys basketball team suffered a tough 65-63 loss to defending Section 1 Class B champion Lincoln Hall in the Putnam Challenge tournament Saturday at Brewster High School. More...

Letters to the Editor

The True Meaning of Christmas

Dear Editor: More...

Correcting the Record About Indian Point

Dear Editor: The story by reporter Michael Brendan Dougherty on a Nov. 2 shutdown at the Indian Point nuclear power plant (“NRC looks at Indian Point steam release,” Dec. 23) contained several factual errors. More...

Let’s Resolve to Consolidate

Dear Editor: It is a New Year and with it comes all the challenges ahead—for each of us personally, with our families, and with our government. It is also an exciting time— a time full of dreams, hopes and goals. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George Treistman

George Treistman, 83, of Jefferson Village, in Yorktown Heights, passed away after a long illness at Hudson Valley Hospital on December 24, 2009. He was born in Los Angeles, California on April 29, 1926 to Anna Wind and Leo Treistman. More...

Camarda’s Crossing Delayed

Kent supervisor says, ‘Remember, county doesn’t share sales tax revenue’

PATTERSON—Developer Paul Camarda is hopeful that 2010 will be the year when ground will finally be broken for Patterson Crossing. More...

First Baby of 2010

Alexis Skye Purdy is Putnam’s first baby of the new decade. The little beauty was born to Jessica and Matthew Purdy of Holmes at Putnam Hospital Center At 7:07pm on January 2. Dr. More...

Chairman Hay’s Tenure Ends

CARMEL—Tony Hay tells it like it is! The veteran member of the Putnam Legislature who represents constituents in the Brewster-Southeast area, stepped down as chairman last week following two years of full-time work in the parttime job. More...

Ball Says Napolitano Should Go

After the unsuccessful bombing of a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas Day by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Assemblyman Greg Ball is calling for the resignation of Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security. More...

Around the County

KENT

Town Board ready for 2010

At its 2010 organizational meeting on Monday, Kent welcomed new board member John Greene to his first public session. Greene was appointed a liaison to the zoning board of appeals committee, water district 2 committee, and the historical society. More...

BREWSTER

A new home for police

The Brewster Police Department will be relocating from its cramped headquarters on Main Street to the site of the former Village Hall. More...

MAHOPAC

Counselors discuss admissions

Andrew Hatt, Director of Guidance at Mahopac High School, and Ofri Felder, guidance counselor in the high school’s Gold House, have joined “The Insider’s Guide to College Admissions” panel and will be part of a college prepara More...

Editorials

Paying the Political Piper

It is difficult to imagine a time when the future course of the economy was due to be so heavily influenced by unpredictable events, and by the decisions of policymakers. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

80 Years Ago Jan. 2 10, 1930

We do not know the number of indigent poor receiving aid from public fund in Putnam County. There are 23 inmates at the County Home which comes directly under the care of the new Commissioner of Welfare. More...

PUTNAM PEOpLE

Chronicling the Accomplishments of Putnamites

The Board of Directors of Putnam Hospital Center recently approved the appointment of six new members to the Carmel hospital’s medical staff: More...

Tarry Awhile at Hearthstone Castle in Tarrywile Park

Pastimes

Castles are one of those things that capture our imagination and curiosity. 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...

Birth Announcements

Cru Cephas Morelli

Baby Boy Cru Cephas Morelli was born December 21, 2009, weighing 8 lbs. More...

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