February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Highway Robbery?

Longtime Patterson roads supervisor is arrested

Patterson’s long-time Highway Superintendent Charles Williams is facing a lengthy state prison term following his arrest for official misconduct. More...

Flowers for St. Valentine’s Day

Sunday is Valentine’s Day—the day for lovers and others to show their affection towards each other. Roses are the flower of choice on the day of hearts and florists throughout the region are gearing up for the occasion. More...

General Stories

Valentines for Veterans

Patients at the Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Dutchess County and the Montrose Veterans Hospital in northern Westchester will be experiencing a joyful Valentine’s Day weekend thanks to the efforts of area school children. More...

Heart Awareness Month Proclaimed in Putnam

February has been proclaimed as National Heart Awareness Month in Putnam County. At its full meeting last week the Putnam Legislature was visited by four members of the “Mend-A-Heart with Stitches of Love” campaign. More...

CAP Program Called a Winner

The Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) has been assisting the less fortunate for years by providing food, clothing, and holiday gifts. Now, CAP has ventured into the world of employment, also with fantastic results. More...

Cultural Events

Green Chimneys’ Spirit

The stars came out to raise money for Green Chimneys! Actors Richard Gere and Carey Lowell were joined by Martha Stewart, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Alan Menken, Animal Fair editor Wendy Diamond, world-acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr. More...

School News

MAHOPAC HIGH SCHOOL’S STUDENT OF THE MONTH

MAURA MALONEY

Maura Maloney is Mahopac High School’s student of the month for January, and there’s good reason why. Maloney is the executive treasurer for the student government, Most, and an active student athlete on campus. More...

Children’s Committee Distributes $7500 in Scholarships

The Putnam County Children’s Committee has been providing financial assistance to local students for the past 93 years. More...

Three Carmel Kids Receive Trophies in Art Competition

Three seventh and eighth graders at the George Fischer Middle School have taken home gold, silver, and bronze medals in the National PTA Reflections program. More...

Editorials

To the People of the State of New York:

Part Two in the Courier’s Federalist papers series.

America’s Founding Fathers, students of history and ancient political theory, were well aware of the problems posed by mobs and factions of citizens, especially in free societies. More...

FEDERALIST NO. 10

The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection

To the People of the State of New York: AMONG the numerous advantages promised by a well-constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction. . . . More...

Carmel Board Marches on With Spending

Despite the financial crisis New York State taxpayers are facing, the Carmel Board continues their plan for a town community center that will ultimately cost millions of dollars. 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...

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Mad in Mahopac

Quality of air in middle school raises concerns

People are frightened, upset, and concerned. More...

Fireplace Disaster

A Southeast property owner learned the hard way never to light a fire inside a fireplace that hadn’t been used or inspected for 15 years. More...

Around the County

SOUTHEAST

Camarda’s State Line project nears finish line

After four years of starts and stops, developer Paul Camarda’s “State Line” retail center, planned for Route 6, is nearing the finish line of a long series of approvals. More...

CARMEL

Middle school takes home the gold in academic triathlon

Not all triathlons require physical ability. Mental alertness, creativity, and teamwork are also paramount to success. More...

Schools seek to save energy

Calling it a “win-win,” Carmel Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Ryan announced his district reaching a contract agreement on a $7.2 million energy-efficient project. More...

Enterprise

Marshall’s Shoes: An Accidental Institution

Marshall Perlman has been selling shoes in Carmel since 1964. He never intended to come, but once here, he decided never to leave. “I fell in love with the Lake, the people,” Marshall remembered. More...

Open for Business in Brewster

Heart 2 Heart Child Care Center and Liberty Tax Service celebrated their grand openings in Brewster on January 23. Both businesses are located at 4005 Danbury Road Plaza. More...

Enterprising Women’s Group to Debut in March

The Professional Women of Putnam (PWP) announces its official debut on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at The Lantern Restaurant, 728 Route 6, Mahopac, from 6-9pm. More...

Sports

Area Wrestlers Excel at Divisionals

Twenty-nine grapplers from Mahopac, Brewster, and Carmel advance to sectional championships

It was sectional qualifying week for area high school wrestling programs, as dozens of teams competed at four different sites in divisionals last Saturday— all hoping to advance to this weekend’s Section 1 Championships. More...

Mahopac Skaters Defeat Carmel, Fall to Pawling

The Mahopac High hockey team split two tough games last week, losing 5-0 to Pawling at Pawling Trinity on Saturday after defeating Carmel 5-1 at the Brewster Ice Arena on Friday night. Both contests were Conference 1 games. More...

Carmel Makes It Three Straight over Brewster

Rams also lose to Lakeland; Bears top Mahopac

CARMEL—The Carmel High girls basketball team ripped Panas, 67- 37, Monday at Carmel High, and the Rams also topped Brewster, 54-52, last Wednesday to sweep the season series from the Bears. More...

Columns

Courier Archives

90 Years Ago 2 Feb 11, 1920

Telephones Needed More...

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Keeping an Eye on Our Representation in D.C.

Is Schumer Angling for Senate Leadership? Senator Chuck Schumer has nearly $19.4 million cash on hand for his Senate race, topping all Senate candidates in 2010. 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...

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