April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Health Care Reform Includes Student Loan Overhaul

NEWS ANALYSIS

On Tuesday, March 30, President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation of 2010 into law. Though the bill was primarily intended to fix the Senate’s Christmas Eve health care bill to meet the demands of the U.S. More...

Hay Proposes Sales Tax Revenue Sharing

Putnam is currently one of only a handful of 57 counties outside of New York City which does not share sales tax with its towns and villages. More...

General Stories

HEALTh CARE TIMELINE

How the Bills Became Law—and How the Law Goes Into Effect

The health care reform that passed Congress in March will not be rolled out in its entirety for a full decade, and though many of its mandates and taxes go into effect this year, most of its benefits will not launch until 2014. More...

Plans for Putnam Youth Forum Final ized

The power of youth will be demonstrated next month during Putnam County’s 16th annual Youth Forum. More...

Heroin Distribution Ring Smashed

A major heroin distribution ring operating in Kent has been smashed with the arrest of six area residents. More...

Cultural Events

Engagement

Congratulations Cristina and Greg! The families of Cristina Mazzoni and Gregory Kelly are proud to announce their engagement. Cristina and Greg met through mutual friends after completing high school. More...

BIRTHS

Nathan Shea Napolitano

Baby Boy Nathan Shea Napolitano was born March 7, 2010, weighing 6 lbs. More...

Easter Bunny Arrives in Putnam

Easter Sunday is not yet here but for more than 2,500 boys and girls the Easter Bunny’s arrival in Mahopac has set the holiday into motion. More...

Editorials

What Are the Penalties for Failing to Buy Health Insurance?

CLARIFICATIONS

EDITORIAL NOTE: In the March 25 issue of THE COURIER, we reported that the health care reform signed into law by President Obama last week includes an unprecedented mandate that individuals purchase health insurance. More...

Freedom Isn’t Free: Okinawa Remembered

Veterans around the globe will pause and reflect Sunday when remembering the Battle of Okinawa. More...

Life and Death Aboard a Tin Can

Originally published in the Washington Times, April 5, 2005. Reprinted with permission. More...

Letters to the Editor

Editorials Belong on the Editorial Page

Dear Editor: More...

Evolution, not Revolution

Dear Editor: Editorial published in the PUtNAM COURIER in September 2009. The Editorial is “Read the Constitution.” This is an afterthought to that article written in September 2009. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

JOHN FRANCIS O’KEEfE

John Francis O’Keefe, 60, a 23-year resident of Dutchess County, formerly of Mahopac and Yorktown Heights, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. More...

ALfRED E. MULkERN

Alfred E. “Pat” Mulkern, retired teacher and school administrator, passed away March 19, 2010, at the age of 86 in Damariscotta, Maine. Mr. More...

Harvey Meyer

Harvey Meyer, a longtime Brewster resident died Monday March 29, 2010, at the age of 93. Mr. Meyer was born May 27, 1916 in New York City, son of the late Bernard & Clementina (Oscity) Meyer. More...

A Tangled Web

Former sheriff candidate claims mysterious attorneys snagged him in lies

A former Putnam County sheriff candidate who has admitted to election fraud has written a letter seeming to claim he was forced to perjure himself last fall. More...

Fire Truck!

Jim Tompkins couldn’t believe his eyes: the trash hauler employed by Tompkins Disposal Service of Carmel stopped his rig along Fowler Avenue in the county seat last week to pick up neighborhood rubbish. More...

Around the County

Properly ‘retire’ Old Glory

Veterans’ organizations around the county are reminding residents this week to properly “retire” Old Glory when the stars and stripes become tattered and faded. More...

Mahopac Middle School kids concerned about the census

Children at the Mahopac Middle School want to be counted in the 2010 census currently underway. More...

Contingent travels to Albany

Representatives of the county’s largest school system traveled to Albany to meet with members of the New York State Legislature. More...

Sports

Bears Hope to Ride Strong Pitching

BREWSTER—With most of the starting lineup from last year’s 14-8 team returning, Brewster baseball manager Ed Mulvihill believes the 2010 Bears have the pieces they need to enjoy success this spring. More...

PV Tigers Look to Replace Top Scorers

Plan on riding strong defense, competing for title again

PUTNAM VALLEY—The Putnam Valley High boys lacrosse team has made a habit of being one of the last two teams standing when the time comes to battle for the Section 1 Class C crown. More...

Veterans Return, Bears Softball Aims High

BREWSTER—A year ago the Brewster High softball team made it all the way to the sectional semifinals without a single senior on the team. More...

Columns

To the People of the State of New York:

FEDERALIST NO. 51: CHEcKS AnD BALAnc ES (PART I)

Part of the COURIER’s Federalist papers series. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

100 Years Ago 2 April 1, 1910 The Opium Peril More...

Beyond This World

Reflecting on Holy Week and sacred traditions

This week two sacred festivals are celebrated: Passover, for the Jewish people, and Holy Week for Christians. Passover, which began Monday at sundown, was instituted to keep alive the story of how God delivered the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. More...

Worship Services

Worsh ip

Ser v ices

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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Weekly Quotation

“Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~Lauren Bacall