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Trash Transfer

From Carmel to Southeast ...

One of the big questions facing Putnam County government this year has finally been resolved. More...

To Spend or To Cut?

Discussion of Brewster school budget interrupted by news of tragedy

The Brewster Board of Education’s already difficult monthly meeting focused on budgeting was interrupted by tragedy Tuesday night, when news spread that beloved Wells Middle School Teacher Barbara Gillette had died. More...

General Stories

Exploring the Cemeteries of Carmel

Today, amongst the hillsides, valleys, fields and watershed properties, are twenty-one cemeteries located within the Town of Carmel. Some are obvious, some obscure, some are difficult to get to, while two, are just plain missing. More...

Health Department Gives High Marks to Putnam Eateries

Putnam County’s 327 restaurants, delis, education centers, bakeries, supermarkets, schools, and even the county jail operate under the direction of the Putnam Health Department, with amazing results. More...

Forum to Hear from Disabled

Concerns over affordable housing, community-based health care, accessible transportation, and vocational opportunities will be on the minds of the disabled and their families on Saturday, March 27, when the county hosts its annual Legislative Forum. More...

Enterprise

FEATURED BUSINESS

Dr. Berman Keeps You on Your Toes

Sometimes the daily grind can knock you off your own two feet. That’s where Dr. Alan Berman comes in. “It’s like your house; if you have a crack in the basement, you’ll have a crack in the ceiling,” said Berman. More...

Will Comcast Workers Unionize?

Technician employees working out of Comcasts’s Carmel office have taken steps toward unionization with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), local 363. More...

School News

North Salem is ‘School to Watch’

North Salem Middle School faculty, staff, and students are strutting their stuff this week after the NYS Education Department designated the school as a 2010 Essential Elements School to Watch. More...

The Bookbag

*from Prof. John Senior’s List of “Good Books”

If you read any of these books*, submit a short book review, 300 words or fewer, for publication in the Courier. Please send submissions to courier@pcnr.com. Look for more recommendations in the future. More...

Science Fair Brings out the Best of Carmel Middle School Children

The Secret of Learning, the Language of Lying, Seismic Waves and Earthquakes, Lots O’Levees, Can Plants Survive with Other Liquids, and Doorbells Aiding the Bind and Deaf were among more than 250 original projects submitted by boys and girls i More...

Columns

‘From Servitude unto Redemption’

“In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month between the two evenings is the LORD'S Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD; seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread. More...

To the People of the State of New York:

FEDERALIST NO. 62: THE SEnATE (PART II )

Here is part two of James Madison’s exposition of the purpose and size of the United States Senate. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

80 Years Ago 2 March 21, 1930 2 The Ninth Planet More...

Worship Services

Worship Ser vices

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...

Putnam County Courier Statement in Response to Email Sent by Office of Rep. John Hall  Free Access 

Putnam County Courier Statement in Response to Email Sent by the Office of Rep. More...

Horsing Around

Diana Murphy with Bella, Maria DiSalvo with Chop the dog, Carolyn Nigro with Axel, and Janet Jasiela with Murphy spending a pleasant Saturday at Northridge Equestrian Center on Route 311 in Patterson. More...

Calamity Averted in Brewster

The professionalism and well training of Putnam’s volunteer firefighters was evident Tuesday when a blaze broke out at the Wynward Professional Building on Route 6 in Brewster and threatened the offices of long-time Mahopac dentist Dr. More...

Bears on Parade in the Big Apple

The neatly pressed green and white uniforms of the Brewster High School Marching Band glistened in the noontime sunshine as cheers rang out when “Danny Boy” was performed along 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. More...

Around the County

‘Child is Missing’ Alert Implemented in Putnam

Law enforcement across Putnam has a new tool now that the “Child is Missing” alert program has been implemented countywide. More...

Civics

Upcoming Meetings

THURSDAY, MARCH 25 Mahopac Board of Education, Finance Committee - Lakeview Elementary Auditorium - 8pm Patterson Planning Board/Work Session 7pm MONDAY, MARCH 29 Kent Town Board Meeting/ Workshop - Town Hall - 7pm WeDNeSDAY, MARCH 31 Carmel Plan More...

MAHOPAC

MHS junior takes top honors at science fair

Jay Krishnan is on his way to San Jose! The Mahopac High School junior took first place in the Engineering category last week at the tenth annual INTEL-affiliated Progenics-Regeneron Acorda Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. More...

Cultural Events

Two Local Boys Compete in World Championship of Irish Dance

Sean Kelly and Matt Dougherty are packing their bags! Sean, 10, a resident of Southeast and Matt, 11, of Yorktown, are both competing next week in the World Championship of Irish Dancing in Glasgow, Scotland. More...

Sherman Church Women Gather for Spring Brunch

Irene Mele of Putnam Lake and Lena Fisher of Carmel joined more than 50 women March 20 who attended the annual Sherman Church Women’s Spring Brunch at the church fellowship hall, 6 Church Road, Sherman, CT. More...

Sports

Brewster Indoor Track & Field Wins Second Straight League Title

BREWSTER—The Brewster High indoor track and field team recently wrapped up another strong season. The Bears accomplished their goal of winning the league for a second straight year and had several outstanding individual performances as well. More...

Young ‘Pac Wrestling Team Tasted Success

Flamio earns All-State honors; Scopino, Pagliuca, Viento named All-Section

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High School wrestling team enjoyed a solid first season under coach Juan Torres, going 9-4 in dual meet competition and finishing in first place at the Super 16 Tournament. More...

Brewster Wrestling Improves in 2009-10

Parisi, Peragine, Lopez, Santiago take All-Section honors

BREWSTER—The Brewster High wrestling team enjoyed a solid season, going 14-8 and finishing in a tie for first place with Arlington in League 1-C. More...

Letters to the Editor

Participate in the Census

Dear Editor: Across the country, and here in Putnam County, individuals and families are beginning to receive their Census questionnaires. Why is 2010 Census participation so important for our community? More...

Oh, What an Excellent Performance

Dear Editor: This past weekend, Brewster High School put on Rodger and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Helen Barrett

Helen Barrett, age 89, a longtime resident of Patterson, died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at her son’s home in Patterson. Helen was born in Patterson on May 26, 1920, to George and Hazel (Wood) Heady. More...

Evelyn L. Durkin

Evelyn L. Durkin of Danbury, a loving mother who always put her children first, died March 18, 2010, in Danbury with her family at her side. She was 73. Mrs. More...

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