January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sales Tax Revenue Down by $5.7M

The numbers are in and the news is far from rosy relating to sales tax receipts in Putnam County last year. More...

Unemployment on the Rise

Putnam’s unemployment rate might be the lowest in the region, but it rose by onetenth of one percent for December, 2009. More...

General Stories

Green Chimneys Has Tea in the Far East

Educational exchanges between the Brewster and Mahopac School Districts and China have been ongoing for some time, with students and teachers fostering new relationships by visiting each other. More...

Students Will Soon Call $20 Million Dorm Home

A year from now students enrolled at Green Chimneys will be calling a $20 million dormitory home. More...

Dentist Donates Mouth Guards After Hoopster Loses Tooth

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School basketball players are wearing protective mouthpieces these days thanks to the generosity of a local dentist. Dr. More...

Sports

Rams Pull Away from Indians

CARMEL—A determined Carmel High boys basketball team came out of the huddle between the third and fourth quarters and broke open what was a one-point game by out-scoring Mahopac 24-12 in the fourth en route to a 67-56 victory over the Indians i More...

Carmel Too Hot for ’Pac, Panas

Rams end both games early, improve to 11-3

CARMEL—The Carmel High girls basketball team picked up a couple of easy wins last week, rolling past overmatched Mahopac, 62-29, Saturday, after handing Panas an equally humbling 64-35 setback the prior Wednesday on the road. More...

PV Matmen Dominate Warriors

PUTNAM VALLEY—The Putnam Valley wrestling team traveled to Long Island on Saturday to compete in the Stony Brook Duals, where the Tigers went head to head with Lindenhurst, Albany Academy, The Stony Brook School and Hewlette. More...

Letters to the Editor

Keeping People in Touch

Dear Editor: My husband and I are happy to have the COURIeR in print again because we think that it’s important to have a paper that keeps people in touch with local events as well as some state and national happenings. More...

Rep. Hall Gives Us Reason to Get Involved

Dear Editor: Letter sent to the Carmel office of Congressman John Hall. Reprinted at the request of the senders. Dear Congressman Hall: Do you hear us now? Do we now have your attention? More...

Taking Issue with McFadden

Dear Editor: While I have my occasional differences with John Hall, none of the Republican candidacies you publicize dissuades me from my intention to cast a third vote for him in November. More...

Birth Announcements

Priya Skylar Christophers

Baby Girl Priya Skylar Christophers was born October 19, 2009,weighing 4 pounds 8 ounces, to parents Rena Samuel-Christophers and Gerard Christophers, at White Plains Hospital Center. More...

An Iconic Display

An icon found in Russia 715 years ago that has brought miracles to people of all faiths over the years returned to Mahopac Sunday, where it was venerated by hundreds of people. More...

MTA Tax Revolt is Wilting

The planned revolt against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s mobility payroll tax is wilting. More...

Drive Drunk, Lose Your Car

District Attorney Adam Levy’s New Year’s resolution is to reduce the number of motorists driving drunk on Putnam County roads in 2010 following last year’s alarming number of DWI arrests that exceeded 500. More...

Around the County

MAHOPAC NEWS

‘Air inversion,’ natural gas cause chaos at middle school

On Monday, the Mahopac Middle School was forced to close after a natural gas leak sent a strong odor into the building, forcing Superintendent Thomas Manko to cancel classes while sending faculty and staff to other facilities for reassignment for the More...

Yorktown’s DeChiaro enters 2010 GOP primary

Tom DeChiaro wants to be a conservative alternative to Nan Hayworth in the 2010 Republican Congressional primary for New York’s 19th district. The winner will take on the incumbent, Rep. John Hall. More...

SOUTHEAST

Three-vehicle crash snarls traffic

A Connecticut woman was admitted to Danbury Hospital with chest trauma while two other drivers suffered less serious injuries as a result of a three-vehicle crash on Route 6 at Starr Ridge Road in Southeast on Tuesday. More...

School News

ACT Practice Test Offered for College Bound Students

College-bound high school students can improve their standardized test scores by taking practice ACT and SAT tests. More...

Schools to Receive Delayed State Aid

School officials throughout the region are breathing a sigh of relief following the release of $750 million in aid to schools withheld last month because of New York’s fiscal woes. More...

Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTE:

‘No Snow Tubing’

Our headline for Steven Mattson’s Pastimes column in the January 21 issue, “Field Farmstead Offers Hiking, Snow Tubing,” gave the wrong impression. More...

Columns

Animal Kingdom USA’s Ask Critter Chatter

Jan from Hopewell asks: I own hamsters and I’m told they can get wet tail. What is it and what should I do to prevent this? More...

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Keeping an Eye on Our Representation in D.C.

Ford Challenges Gillibrand Senator Kirsten Gillibrand may face a serious primary challenge from Harold Ford Jr. during the special Senate election in 2010. Ford has charged the freshman senator with changing her views to suit party leaders. More...

Pastimes

Rundle’s Mill Offers a Quick History Lesson in Putnam Valley

Next time you’re driving through Putnam Valley, consider a short detour to the site where Rundle’s Mill once stood. A fifteen-minute stop will give you a quick lesson in local economic and agricultural history. 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 

Jeremy Phillipp Schramek dies at age 33  Free Access 

Jeremy Phillipp Schramek, age 33, died January 28, 2010, in Staten Island, NY. More...

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