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Big Crowd Rallies for Immigration Reform

Norma Pereira-Mora is fearful for people of her homeland residing in Putnam County. More...

Mahopac stages Hats-On for Haiti

.... In an ef fo rt to r aise f un ds to benefit earthquake-ravaged Haiti, Mahopac students and teachers staged a “Hats- On Day” today (February 11) in which the wearing of hats was not only allowed in school but encouraged. More...

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The Brewster girls celebrate their first-round playoff win over Tappan Zee last Friday at Brewster. See Section Two for more coverage. More...

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It’s not Vancouver, but rather the icy terrain of Lake Gleneida’s shores, where a cross-country skier, Dan David, makes his way through the snow. More...

General Stories

Leibell and Ball Fight MTA

Two weeks after Governor Paterson proposed halving the MTA payroll tax for suburban counties, State Senator Vincent Leibell, and Assemblyman Greg Ball joined forces once again to call for a full repeal of the controversial tax at the campus of Yorkt More...

Hospital Celebrates Share Your Heart Day

The Putnam Hospital Center Mother’s Club was the big winner, but visitors and employees of the medical facility also had a good time browsing through tables of displays during the first annual Share Your Heart Day celebration. More...

Chamber to Meet at Arturo’s

The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday February 23, at Arturo’s Tavern in Mahopac. The night’s festivities and networking begin at 5:30pm for a cocktail hour, cash bar only. More...

Cultural Events

Hope for the Future

What a party! More...

Colonial Days Return to Brewster

Children at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster have a better understanding of pioneer life thanks to the school’s annual Colonial Fair. More...

Out and About

Eating out at the Eveready Diner, on Route 312. More...

Sports

Local Wrestlers Bring Home the Big Prize

Five area grapplers claim titles at Section 1 wrestling championships

PLEASANTVILLE—In a day that saw several upsets, hundreds of area grapplers descended on Pace University Sunday for the semifinal and final rounds of the Section 1 Wrestling Championships. More...

Brewster Unable to Slow Roosevelt

BREWSTER—It was not your typical first-round matchup. When the No. More...

Bears Eliminate Dutchies

Tapio, Simpri power Brewster in first round

BREWSTER—Emily Tapio came through with what has become a typical effort for her – 29 points, eight assists, seven blocks and seven rebounds – and Vania Simpri also played strong with 13 points and 12 rebounds, to power the Brewster 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 

Ruth White

Ruth White a former Port Washington, New York, resident passed away on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2010, in Boca Raton, Florida. She was 83 years old. More...

Calendar

THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK & NEXT!

UPCOMING Thursday, February 18 MUSICIAN SHOWCASE More...

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Hayworth On a Roll

Candidate collects GOP endorsements

Nan Hayworth, the Mt. Kisco ophthalmologist seeking the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Congressman John Hall is picking up endorsements all over the 19th Congressional district. More...

Putnam is State’s Healthiest County

Where you live plays a role in your health. Putnam County residents are the healthiest in New York State in terms of health outcomes. More...

Library Displays Presidential Quilt

From George Washington to Barack Obama, portraits of the forty-four Presidents of the United States have been stitched into a quilt that is currently on display at the Mahopac Public Library. More...

Burnham and Wright Named National Merit Finalists

Veronica Burnham and Devin Wright are exceptional young adults. The Mahopac High School seniors are among the top one percent of the 1.5 million entrants in the National Merit Scholarship competition for 2010. More...

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Brewster’s Jordan Cirocco skies to the basket during a loss to Roosevelt in round one of the Class A playoffs. See Sports for more coverage. More...

Around the County

PATTERSON

Hearts for Haiti is a great success

It all began when Christine Demme’s husband Nils received a phone call from a relative in Haiti describing the monumental calamity that occurred when the earth shook and swallowed everything in sight. More...

Civics

Upcoming Meetings

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Southeast Town Board Meeting 7:30pm at Town Hall MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Kent Town Board Meeting, 7:30pm at Town Hall Southeast Planning Board Meeting, 7:30pm at Town Hall Southeast Zoning Board of Appeals 8:00pm at Lakeview Manor T More...

CARMEL

Kindergarten Registration Dates Set

Attention members of the Carmel High School Class of 2023: Your kindergarten registration is almost here! More...

Enterprise

The Drive to Succeed

A.N.J. Car and Limo Service

John Lofaro’s story is similar to those of many business owners in Putnam County. He worked hard as a limo driver and chauffeur for over a decade, but in early 2007, he finally decided that he’d rather be working for himself. More...

School News

Brewster Students Excel in Science Symposium

Three Brewster High School students have excelled in a regional science and humanities symposium. More...

Lauren Lanzotti

Lauren Lanzotti is trying to enjoy the fruits of her hard work at Carmel High School. The senior, The Courier’s student of the month, is set to become the school’s salutatorian. More...

Stephanie Conte

Stephanie Conte has been selected as the January student of the month at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School. Conte, a National Honor Society student, distinguished herself for her work tutoring a sophomore student, Andrew Rodriguez, in Spanish. More...

Editorials

To the People of the State of New York:

Part Three in the Courier’s Federalist papers series.

In the latter half of Federalist No. 10, James Madison argues that republics, or representative forms of government, are better safeguards against the ills of factions than pure democracies. More...

FEDERALIST NO. 10 (PART TWO)

The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection

[Democracies vs. Republics] More...

Columns

Courier Archives

90 Years Ago 2 Feb 20, 1920

Winter Sports In one respect we are unfortunate in regard to the regularity of winter weather. Last winter was so mild that there was scarcely any ice and no snow of any account. More...

America’s Newest Real Estate Agency

Uncle Sam quietly slips on a yellow blazer

You know, a mortgage is a funny thing. Appropriately, the name of the financial More...

Animal Kingdom USA’s Ask Critter Chatter

Stephen from Kent asks: How important is it that I brush my dog Max’s teeth? More...

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