January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Gov Seeks More Taxes  Free Access 

What’s another billion?

If Governor David Paterson has his way in the new budget season, New Yorkers will pay nearly $1 billion more in taxes and fees. More...

Virtual Court Virtually Here

District Attorney Adam Levy believes electronic arraignment and video court appearances are a “no brainer!” More...

General Stories

Red Cross and United Way Solicit Aid for Haitians

A call has gone out from the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and the United Way of Putnam-Westchester for donations to assist the hundreds of thousands in need in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. More...

Wintertime on the Farm

The pace slows during the winter on a farm. Animals resemble statues, either standing in their corrals against a snow-covered terrain, or peacefully munching on hay inside their chilly barns. More...

Courier Archives - Sifting Through the Sands of Time

90 Years Ago 2 Jan. 23, 1920

Enforcing Prohibition More...

School News

Evening of Dance Rocks the School Auditorium

Tasha Cucinelli beamed with pride as dozens of dancers went through their routines to the delight of a standing room-only audience at the George Fischer Middle School auditorium. More...

WHUD Honors Carmel Teacher

CARMEL—Gregg Wilbert’s philosophy of education is simple: “The Lord gives you one life and I chose to become a teacher. More...

‘Girls Nite Out’ Benefits Safe Driving

Ladies of all ages as well as their male counterparts are being encouraged to make a reservation early for next month’s “Girls Nite Out” fundraiser to benefit the Brewster High School Safe Driving Program. More...

Columns

PERSPECTIVES

Problem of Illegal Aliens Still Not Addressed

Over the past several years, we have seen that the characterizations of the illegal alien range from the sympathetic to the xenophobic. Such characterizations contribute to the confusion about the illegal alien problem. 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

Matthew Anthony Holt

Baby Boy Matthew Anthony Holt was born January 6, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Madelen V. Folchetti Lopiccolo

Madelen V. Folcheti Lopicolo, of Brewster, died Thursday, January 14, at the age of 91. More...

William “Little Billy” Ferris Booth

Wiliam “Litle Bily” Feris Booth, 45, of Mooresville, NC, passed away on Friday, January 15, at home. Born September 24, 1965, to the late Rose Booth. Mr. More...

Ronald J. Moore

RONALD J. MOORE, of Patterson, NY died suddenly on Tuesday, January 12, in the Bronx. He was 59. More...

Clamor for Cash

Outcry ensues over proposed school aid cuts

Local school officials feared doom and gloom and the worst case scenario was presented Tuesday by Governor David Paterson in his 2010-2011 budget message to members of the New York State Legislature. More...

Beware: Black Ice

After residents of Putnam County and vicinity got a tease from Old Man Winter, who decided to take a nap by providing a precipitation-free, 10-day period of weather, nasty conditions returned over the weekend, when ice and snow coated surfaces, resu More...

The Brown Effect?

Tuxedo Park’s McFadden enters race for Congress

Former Tuxedo Park mayor David McFadden will announce his candidacy for the 19th Congressional District this week, the Courier has learned. McFadden will challenge Mt. More...

Around the County

MAHOPAC

Hope Forum set for Thursday night

The Mahopac area has seen it share of tragedies in recent months involving the young. From serious vehicle crashes to a near fatal boating mishap last summer on Lake Mahopac, teenagers and young adults have been maimed for life. More...

BREWSTER

Brothers escape injury in school bus crash

Brothers aged 15 and 17 escaped injury Friday when a school bus taking them home overturned on Route 312 in Southeast after the driver was stricken with a medical emergency. More...

Schools delay budget panic, retain Sandbank until 2013

At the Brewster Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, January 19, President Stephen Jambor told the board “not to panic” about nearly $1.1 million in aid that Governor Paterson’s new budget will cut from the school district. More...

Cultural Events

Brewster Theatre Co. Presents ‘Lion in Winter’

The Brewster Theatre Company will present The Lion in Winter by James Goldman, as their first production in their tenth season, beginning this Friday and continuing for two weekends. More...

Miraculous Icon of Mary to Visit Putnam

An icon found in Russia 715 years ago that has brought miracles to people of all faiths over the years will be visiting Putnam County on Sunday. More...

Sports

Carmel Grapplers Come Up Big, Deny ‘Pac

CARMEL—The Carmel High wrestling team recorded a 41-35 win over crosstown rival Mahopac last Wednesday in a league match at Carmel High School. Carmel also picked up a 41-27 victory over Yorktown, and closed the week at 11-3. More...

Rams Fend Off Bears

Serpe delivers two goals, including winner

BREWSTER—The Brewster High hockey team outplayed the Carmel High hockey team in a Friday night game at the Brewster Ice Arena, but came up short thanks to Carmel's Marc Glaviano. More...

Brewster Boys Win League Title, Girls Finish Second

BREWSTER—The Brewster High indoor track team competed in the League 1-B championships last week. The boys finished first and edged out Lakeland/Panas by only 13 points, the girls finished second behind Lakeland/Panas. More...

Calendar

THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK & NEXT!

THIS WEEKEND Friday, January 22 BIAVA QUARTET The Biava Quartet, an exciting young ensemble, performs music of Ginastera, Schoenberg, and the premiere of Richard Wilson’s String Quartet No. 5. 8pm at Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College. More...

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"Having somewhere to go is HOME,having someone to love is FAMILY, having both is a BLESSING." ~ Anonymous