January 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Salaries on Ice

BREWSTER—Recognizing the difficult economic times facing New York’s educational system, the Brewster Teachers Association has become one of the first in the region to ratify a new three-year contract that includes a salary freeze for the More...

Stiff Penalties for DWIs with Children

The incidence of driving while intoxicated continues to mount across Putnam County. More...

General Stories

Guiding Eyes Offers Puppy Love

Officials at Guiding Eyes for the Blind have asked residents of the area to “make love and puppy kisses” their New Year’s resolution by becoming a volunteer puppy raiser. More...

CDA Gives Comfort, Hope

Patients undergoing cancer treatment at the new Putnam Hospital Center oncology center now have a shoulder to lean on, thanks to the efforts of two local Catholic Daughters of America chapters. More...

The Taxman Is Coming

Putnam County Office for Aging volunteers help hundreds of senior taxpayers complete their 1040s each year. This would be taxing for most people, but, it has been a rewarding experience for Annmarie Baisley, RSVP volunteer. More...

School News

Brewster VFW Honors Local Students for Their Patriotism

‘Does America Still Have Great Heroes?’

The weather outside was positively frightful—cold, damp, and snowy—yet inside the Brewster VFW Hall, some 50 people gathered in a warm atmosphere to recognize the patriotism of three area students. More...

Editorials

MLK, Hero and Patriot

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929. He is honored with a Federal Holiday, the third Monday in January. His legacy and status as an American hero are secure. More...

Illegal Traps Cause Innocents Harm

Whether the illegal trap be steeljawed leghold traps, conibear traps, or snares, they are all inherently indiscriminate. For every intended victim, there are 2 to 10 unintended victims caught in each trap. More...

Airport Security is Not Effective

The attempted terror bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day has proved two things beyond any doubt; First, none of the policies or procedures adopted after the 9/11 attacks are working to protect American lives against terrorist More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary McKeon

MARY McKEON passed away peacefully on December 29, 2009. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas E. More...

Bernard Faulkner

BERNARD FAULKNER, Age 67, of Mahopac, NY, died peacefully on January 2, 2010 in Delray Beach, Florida. Bernard was born to the late Catherine and William Faulkner and raised in White Plains, NY. He graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School. More...

Eileen A. Greene

Eileen A. (Harrison) Greene, 82, of Peoria, IL, formerly of Carmel, NY, died at 8:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria. She was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Yonkers, N.Y. More...

‘Get Me Out of Here!’

Patterson firefighters train for disaster

Patterson —On the coldest morning of 2010, a dozen members of the Patterson Fire Department braved 5-degree air temperature with wind chills well below zero and, after donning special gear and breaking through six inches of ice, entered the fri More...

Donohue Killer Sentenced

“There is no crime so harrowing. Your truck became a lethal weapon causing death and destruction that changed the lives of a loving and caring family forever. More...

Tamagna’s Monday Morning Memos

Carmel —Putnam’s new Legislature Chairman Vincent Tamagna hopes to create a “solid framework of communication” this year between the executive and legislative branches of government. More...

Around the County

SOUTHEAST

Brewster Education Foundation seeks volunteers

The new year is now two weeks old and the Brewster Education Foundation has issued a call for help. More...

Planning Board report

The Southeast Planning Board met on Monday night, and all but unanimously passed pending construction and building plans on to their next phases of consideration and approval. More...

Can Town Board come together in 2010?

Putnam’s most contentious political body, the Southeast Town Board, is hopeful to get past its divisions and govern harmoniously. More...

Cultural Events

Everyday Objects Yield Optimistic Artwork

Local artist Jean Tock displays assemblage pieces

MAHOPAC—Jean Tock brings imagination and humor to the found objects she uses to create highly original artworks. More...

Sports

Carmel Hands Brewster Second Loss of Season

Rooney’s season-high 27 lead Carmel attack

CARMEL—A sizzling hot Mike Rooney poured in a season-high 27 points, and Alex Grace ripped down 14 rebounds, as the Carmel High boys basketball team made a statement Monday by beating a good Brewster team, 59- 57, in a League 1-A game at Carmel More...

Bears Top Beacon, Struggle at Duals

BREWSTER—The Brewster High wrestling team took down Beacon last week in a League 1-A match, 44-31, but the Bears went into a tough dual meet tournament short-handed over the weekend, and ended up struggling. More...

Flamio Picks up Title

‘Pac wrestlers do well at tournament

MAHOPAC—Those from the area who follow high school wrestling know that the Indians have had success as a team this year, and some of its members are not to be reckoned with in their respective weight classes. More...

Letters to the Editor

Carmel Board Should Report Expenses Upfront

Dear Editor: More...

School Bus Stop is Too Far from Home

Dear Editor: My name is Sonja Santana, mother of Ariel Santana who just started attending Fulmar Road Elementary School. More...

Birth Announcements

Ashaiyah Maleah Morales

Baby Girl Ashaiyah Maleah Morales was born December 31, 2009, weighing 7 lbs. More...

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