April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Kent Beating Investigation Continues

Kent Police are awaiting forensic reports from a criminal laboratory that they hope will lead them to the persons responsible for the vicious beating of a local resident in February. More...

General Stories

Blueberry Bliss

(NAPSI)-If you’re one of those people with big cooking ambitions but little time, here’s a quick recipe that gets right to the point. More...

Local Vets Get Assistance

Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant admitted having goose bumps when more than 100 of America’s heroes waited patiently on line to receive their FAVOR. More...

Burn Building

Putnam County’s 1,400 volunteer firefighters will have a place to train, prepare, and receive instruction thanks to a combined effort of county government, private industry, and the emergency responders themselves. More...

Cultural Events

Easter Egg Hunt Draws Large Crowd to Tilly Foster

Sadie Stefanak loves her Easter eggs. The four-year-old from Carmel was one of 350 children who, with their parents, converged on the Tilly Foster Farm last Saturday for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. More...

Sports

JFK Holds for 1-0 Thriller over ’Pac

Flanagan drives in game-winning run; JFK escapes bases-loaded, no out jam in seventh

MAHOPAC—In a game that featured solid pitching and strong defense, it was the Gaels of Kennedy Catholic who broke through first—scoring a run in the top of the sixth—and then escaping a huge jam in the bottom of the seventh to walk More...

Mahopac Softball Opens with Win

MAHOPAC—The John F. Kennedy Catholic High softball team may have been suffering from opening-day jitters, and Mahopac took advantage by jumping all over the Gaels and earning a 12-4 win at the Mahopac Falls field on Monday. More...

Rams Have Holes to Fill, Depth to Compete

CARMEL—The Carmel High baseball team lost some major talent to graduation last spring, but veteran manager Bob Shilling believes he has the depth—and the right pieces—to keep the Rams in the playoff picture. More...

Columns

To the People of the State of New York:

FEDERALIST NO. 51: CHEcKS AnD BALAnc ES (PART

Part of the COURIER’s Federalist papers series. In Federalist No. More...

What the Customer Doesn’t Know

Behind the scenes on how top technicians repair their own vehicles

In the last edition of “What the Customer Doesn’t Know,” we promised to put you behind the scenes to let you in on what we really do on our own vehicles. More...

Pastimes

Cascading Water at Connecticut’s Kent Falls State Park

The following is an excerpt from a chapter in Steven Mattson’s (as of yet unpublished) book. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Helen Phillips Passes Away

Helen Phillips hasn’t missed a Brewster Fire Department parade in decades. More...

Joshua P. Menzie

Joshua P. Menzie, 43, died Sunday morning, October 25, at the scene of an accident in Platte Clove, New York. Born April 28, 1967, in New Rochelle, New York, he was the beloved son of the late John J. and Frances M. Menzie. More...

Rethinking Government

Bondi asks: Does Putnam need 9 school districts, 6 towns, and 3 villages?

County Executive Robert Bondi believes the time has come to redesign and reorganize Putnam County government. More...

Ball, Bondi Take on MTA

State Assemblyman Greg Ball and County Executive Robert Bondi have joined forces by calling on the New York State Legislature to audit the books of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority while repealing the MTA Payroll Tax. More...

Mystery Flyer

A motorized ultra-light aircraft flying some 500 feet in the sky resulted in numerous calls being made to police and the Putnam 911 Dispatch Center Saturday. More...

Around the County

Matilda Has a Bright Future

Bob and Sue Geddes couldn’t be happier! More...

NORtH SALEM

Tenth graders get a head start on career choices

Sophomores attending North Salem High School received a rare opportunity when professionals visited the campus to discuss career choices. More...

SOUtHEAst

It’s time for Men Who Cook

One of Putnam’s most fun-filled nights of the year takes place later this month when the Patterson Rotary hosts its annual Men Who Cook gala. More...

School News

The Bookbag

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...

Schools Prepare for Budget Cuts

Boards of education and administrators in each of Putnam’s six school districts have spent many sleepless nights in recent days preparing for the inevitable— larger class sizes, fewer extracurricular activities and electives, less academ More...

Galef, Leibell at Odds Over Teacher Retirement Incentive

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef favors an early retirement teacher incentive that will be voted upon in the State Assembly any day now. More...

Editorials

Saying ‘No’ Isn’t an Answer to the Problems Our Country Faces

The passage of comprehensive health insurance reform legislation by the House of Representatives this week means accessible and affordable health care are now within reach. From the day I took office, I have fought for health insurance reform. More...

Majority of Americans Oppose Thousands of Pages of Regulations, Massive Spending

Last month Congress passed, and President Obama signed into law, a health care bill that has profound implications for both the economy— national and local—and our personal lives. More...

Letters to the Editor

Unconstitutional

Dear Editor: Margaret Yonco-Haines used up so much ink chastising the COURIER that she omitted or ignored many salient points, the first of which: More...

A Newspaper Worth Reading

Dear Editor: More...

Let’s See More of Brewster Band

Dear Editor: 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...

Birth Announcements

BIRTHS

Grayden Joseph Galluzzo

Baby Boy Grayden Joseph Galluzzo was born at Putnam Hospital Center’s Birthing Center on March 24, 2010, weighing 8 lbs. More...

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