February 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Odell is Wild Card in Putnam Politics

Mary Ellen Odell is an outsider deep in Putnam’s politics. Though she was recently named deputy chair of the County Legislature, Odell is still considered a newer player on the political scene. More...

Leibell Proposes Tax Credit for Job Creation

Businesses creating new jobs could benefit by receiving a $2,500 to $5,000 tax credit for each position established under an initiative conceived by State Senator Vincent Leibell. More...

Catholic Schools Week Celebrated at St. John’s

Children attending classes at St. John the Evangelist School in Mahopac are celebrating Catholic Schools Week by participating in a variety of activities and events. More...

General Stories

Everyone Smiles in the Same Language’

The demographics of Putnam County are changing, with more and more families from far-off lands relocating to the New York area in order to live as well as work and raise a family. More...

Teachers Collect Coats for the Less Fortunate

Dozens of area residents are wearing new and gently used coats this winter by thanks to the efforts of the Brewster Teachers Association. More...

Fundraising Challenge Reaps Big Benefits for Seniors

Kristin Burke’s motto in life has paid off. Burke, a resident of Garrison who is a partner in a prominent Manhattan law firm, has always believed: “When you give, you always get more in return!” More...

Sports

Gaels Defense Lackluster in Loss

Kennedy rebounds with 76-36 dismantling of Dover

SOMERS—With the playoffs approaching quickly – first-round action gets underway February 12 – Kennedy High boys basketball coach Frank Kelly has been working to get his Gaels ready for the challenges that lie ahead, as Kennedy, a B More...

Mahopac Indians Defeat Ketcham, Lose to Lakeland

The Mahopac High boys’ basketball team split two non-league games in the Matshtik Tournament held at Mahopac High School on Friday night and Saturday. The Indians lost a non-league game to Lakeland on Saturday 77-68 after defeating Roy C. More...

Indians Lose One, Tie One on Upstate Trip

The Mahopac High ice hockey team traveled up to the Albany area last weekend and played two out-of-conference games on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tax Increases Only Exacerbate Problem

Dear Editor: Governor Paterson has released an executive budget piled high with healthcare taxes, including a doubling of taxes on inpatient and home care. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rita A. Farrelly

Rita A. Farrelly a former Brewster, New York resident passed away Friday, February 5, 2010, in Orlando, Florida, after a courageous 3 ½ year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 63 years old. More...

Jeremy Schramek Passes Away at Age 33

This week family and friends are mourning the passing of Jeremy Phillipp Schramek, who died last Thursday on Staten Island. Schramek, the son of A. Gerald and Ann Schramek of Southeast, was 33 years old. More...

Frozen Fahnestock

Boats lie along the icy shore of Canopus Lake on Route 301 in Clarence Fahnestock State Park. More...

Leaders Talk Tough About Transit Tax

Pols air grievances but devise no concrete plans at Chamber event

Putnam’s frustration with the MTA mobility tax continues. Last Thursday Fratelli’s in Mahopac, local politicians and business leaders met to discuss strategies for opposing the wildly unpopular tax. More...

Sullivan Challenges Fusco for Legislature

The New Year is only one month old but a Carmel man with roots in the greater Carmel-Mahopac area has announced his intention to seek the legislative seat now filled by Tony Fusco of Mahopac Falls. More...

Citizens Review County Charter

Nine residents of Putnam County will be meeting regularly this year to discuss ways of improving county government. More...

Worship Ser vices

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Around the County

BREWSTER

St. Lawrence O’Toole makes a comeback

Eighty years of parochial school education came to a screeching halt two years ago when the New York Archdiocese decided to close St. Lawrence O’Toole School in Brewster. More...

CARMEL

Pre-school oil spill causes chaos

Six hundred gallons of oil won’t fit into a 500 gallon tank! More...

SOMERS

Brooklyn dad & daughter lucky to be alive

A father and daughter are lucky to be alive after falling through thin ice on the Muscoot Reservoir in Somers. More...

School News

Educational Exchange with China Blossoms

The Brewster-Beijing connection is alive and well! More...

Fourth and Fifth Graders Learn about Nutrition

What happens to the food we eat? Thanks to health teacher Daria Pascale, fourth and fifth graders at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster are discovering the attributes of good nutritional habits. More...

Editorials

To the People of the State of New York:

In 1787-1788, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison published 85 articles in newspapers throughout New York State. More...

FEDERALIST NO. 1

AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you More...

Birth Announcements

William John Notz

Baby Boy William John Notz was born on January 25, 2010, weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz., to parents Catherine and Matthew Notz of Hopewell Junction, and to maternal grandparents Geraldine and John McAuliffe of Mahopac. More...

Calendar

THINGS tO DO THIS WEEK & NEXt!

THIS WEEKENd Saturday, February 6 FOOD DRIVE Please come support Patterson Troop #440. Patterson A & P, Route 311 and Route 22, Patterson. 9am – 3pm. This is the Troop’s 2nd Annual Super Bowl Saturday” Food Drive. More...

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“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke