February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Parks Could Close

Gov proposes shutting Wonder Lake, Donald Trump state parks

Gov. David Paterson is not winning friends with his latest suggestion to close more than 25 percent of New York State’s parks and historical sites in an effort to save taxpayers $29 million next year. More...

Who Is Running for Assembly?

Six potential Republican candidates for the Assembly seat being vacated by Greg Ball are lining up for interviews with Republican committees. More...

The Road to Prison

More trouble from Patterson official

Patterson’s long-time Highway Superintendent Charles Williams is expected to be calling a jail cell home for some time. More...

Politics

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Keeping an Eye on Our Representation in D.C.

NY Senators Want Public Option New York’s two senators have joining 15 others in a liberal-backed effort to revive the so-called “public option”—a government-backed insurance plan to compete with the private sector. More...

Around the County

NORTH SALEM

Fifth graders learn about refuse reduction

North Salem School District fifth graders couldn’t believe it! More...

KENT

Disabled residents safely evacuated from group home

Eight severely handicapped residents of a group home in Kent were safely evacuated after a blaze erupted inside the one-story structure. More...

Maple sugar and flapjack fun at Clearpool

Interested in learning about New York State history while at the same time sampling freshly made maple syrup? Why not plan on attending Clearpool Education Center’s second annual Maple Sugar and Flapjack Festival on March 13. More...

Editorials

To the People of the State of New York:

FEDERALIST NO. 14: THE EXTEnT Of THE REPUBLIC

Part Four in the COURIER’s Federalist papers series. More...

Columns

Courier Archives

80 Years Ago 2 January 31, 1930

County Seeking Home for a Nine Year Old Ward More...

Pastimes

Hiking Part of the Appalachian Trail at Shenandoah Mountain

Over 20 miles of the Appalachian Trail winds through Putnam County. If you do not have the time or energy to trek the entire length, try the beautiful, short section just south of where the AT crosses into Dutchess County. 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...

A Lenten Mission at St. Lawrence

On Tuesday night nearly two hundred souls lined up to confess their sins during a parish mission at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Patricia Lee Primrose

Patricia Lee Primrose, 74, of Lake Carmel, died on February 18, 2010, at Westchester Medical Center. She was born on Mary 31, 1935 in White Plains to Leland Bartlett and Emma T. Moss. More...

Snows ravage western Putnam while eastern side is spared

Mother Nature was cruel to western Putnam County dumping as much as 14-inches of snow on the Putnam Valley-Philipstown area while sparing the eastern side of the county with anywhere from a 3-9 inch blast of winter weather. More...

Snow Day

Bondi declares 'state of emergency'

Drivers of nonessential vehicles are asked to keep off the roads More...

Winter Wreckage

The adage—neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds—did not apply Tuesday when a Patterson postal worker lost control of his mail truck (pictured above) on ice and More...

Raptor Revelry

Twenty-six children from schools throughout the region participated in an unusual Falconry Academy last week on the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown. More...

General Stories

Putnam County Clerk Will Seek Reelection

Calling it the “best job” in county government, Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant has made it official—he will seek another four-year term in November. More...

New Corneal Transplant Technique Debuts at PHC

A new technique for corneal transplant has been performed at Putnam Hospital Center. Dr. More...

A Bird of Prey Experience on Presidents’ Day Weekend

What a winter break! Twenty-six children from schools throughout the region participated in an unusual academy last week on the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown. More...

Enterprise

Dutchess School of Driving

Driving School Promotes Safety Throughout the Valley

The year gone by was one of the most devastating for serious regional traffic mishaps. More...

Sports

Carmel Holds On, Heads to County Center

Horne, Mullen power Rams in 55-50 win over Lourdes

CARMEL—The Carmel High girls basketball team shook off a 13-point deficit and came back to hand Our Lady of Lourdes a 55-50 defeat in a Class AA quarterfinal game played last Wednesday at Carmel. More...

Gaels Pick It Up, Punch Ticket to Semis

Key three-pointers in fourth quarter propel Kennedy to County Center

SOMERS—Anyone watching the Kennedy Catholic girls basketball team in the first quarter of last Wednesday’s playoff game would have had a hard time believing the Gaels were going to the County Center. More...

Glaviano’s Heroics Carry Rams Into Second Round

Carmel tops North, 3-1 in opener

CARMEL—Two weeks ago senior Marc Glaviano picked up his first career shutout, and on Sunday he turned in an even more impressive performance. More...

Birth Announcements

Kirra Hope McCoy

Baby Girl Kirra Hope McCoy was born February 13, 2010, weighing 6 lbs. 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