March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Moving Up in a Down Economy

Elections board to move into bigger facility

After being housed in cramped quarters for many years in Southeast, the Putnam County Board of Elections will be moving to a new facility off Old Route 6 in Carmel. More...

A Farmer’s Market For Kent

Kent farmer James Sullivan has a motto: “Help the American farmer, feed the American people.” Over the past 18 months, Sullivan has been diligently organizing a new farmer’s market, which will debut in Kent in the second Saturday o More...

General Stories

An Unsung Hero Heads West

Putnam County’s loss is Dallas, Texas’s gain. More...

Chester Brings Joy Wherever He Goes

Chester has the knack to bring joy wherever he goes! The two-year old Shih-tsu pet therapy dog owned by Joseph Frenze of East Fishkill visits Putnam Hospital Center regularly, where the pooch interacts with patients as well as hospital staff. More...

CAREERS Recognized Nationally

CAREERS for People with Disabilities— a-non-for-profit organization that has provided job placement and support services to more than 1,800 residents of Putnam and Westchester since its creation 23 years ago—is a great place to work, as More...

Sports

Carmel Made Strides Toward Gold Ball

Horne, Broccoli named All-Section; Mullen takes All-League honors

CARMEL—When winning a gold ball is the goal, losing in the semifinals can be a big disappointment. More...

Brewster’s McDonnell, DiNardo Excel at State Championships

BREWSTER—The Brewster High School track and field team had two athletes compete in the New York State Indoor Track and Field Championships at Cornell University on Saturday. More...

Seniors Carried Gaels To County Center

Santini named All-Section, Tracy, Mancuso earn All-League honors

SOMERS—Despite coming off a fourwin season a year earlier, Kennedy Catholic High girls basketball coach Al Morales was confident heading into this season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Why I’m Running for Public Office

Dear Editor: As a father raising a family of four children with my wife, Nicole, in Mohegan Lake, I share your concerns about the State government overreaching into our lives by over-taxing due to over-spending. I want to do something about it. More...

Where is the Octagon House?

Dear Editor: I was wondering if you could shed any light on an octagon house that stood in Putnam County. I’m not sure of the town. I found a photo of it on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cemeteryrodeo/ 426056334/ More...

Bondi: Property Taxes are ‘Unbearable’

Executive says county is in good shape overall

Putnam County finds itself on stable footing despite the recession that has affected most families throughout the Hudson Valley. More...

Photo

A dramatic rescue of an injured deer on the West Branch Reservoir in Kent Cliffs Friday ended on a sad note when the animal succumbed to its injuries after being taken to shore. More...

Giving Back to Veterans

Putnam County will be giving back to its honorably discharged veterans by “returning the FAVOR.” The initiative introduced last Friday at a Carmel news conference by Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant and by State Senator Vincent Leibell More...

Around the County

KENT

Town board discusses spring preparations

Kent’s police force will receive two laptops courtesy of money obtained through the County’s Stop DWI program. More...

CARMEL

Save the date: Rotary Fish and Chips event

A sure sign of spring takes place next Friday when the Carmel Rotary sponsors its 15th Annual Fish and Chips Dinner. The event is planned on March 19 starting at 4pm at George’s Restaurant on Gleneida Avenue in downtown Carmel. More...

PATTERSON

Patterson FD chaplain honored on his 104th birthday

Patterson Fire Department Life Member S. Del Goldsmith has lived a fulfilled life. More...

Cultural Events

BIRTHS

Hannah Rose and Kayleigh Judith Mahoney More...

PUTNAM PICTURE PAGE

Clockwise, from Far Right: • Detective Pat Fressa, K-9 unit, Village of B ens uring t he commuters coming home from a long day at the office. • Long t ime employees of Carmel High School. More...

Editorials

Illegal Aliens and the 2010 Census

The Constitution requires that seats in the U.S. House of Representatives be allotted to the states based on “the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.” More...

Columns

To the People of the State of New York:

FEDERALIST NO. 23: An EnERGETIC GOVERnMEnT

In Federalist No. 23, Alexander Hamilton makes the case for an energetic federal government in the realm of national defense. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives 110 Years Ago 2 March 16, 1900

The Robbers’ Roost More...

Finding Auto Repair Pros You Can Trust

“Under the Hood”

As an automotive technician I report with regret that a few years ago, a USA Today poll found that auto repair ranked as “the most frustrating task Americans have to deal with”—worse than tax returns and going to the dentist. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. ST. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kay O’Brien Remembered as a Devoted Mother and Grandmother

Cathleen “Kay” O’Brien is being remembered this week as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. O’Brien passed away on March 4 at the age of 84. More...

Bunny Adams

We regret to announce the recent passing of our dear friend and colleague, Bunny Adams, an Associate Broker with Houlihan Lawrence’s Cold Spring office. More...

Florence Critelli

Florence Critelli of Brewster, NY died Thursday March 4, 2010, at the age of 94. More...

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