April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Car-flagration

A blaze engulfing a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix broke out around 1:30pm on Route 311 at the entrance to Patterson Village. An engine under the command of Capt. More...

Mahopac Middle is Moldy

Mold appears to be the culprit for causing poor air quality at the Mahopac Middle School. More...

General Stories

Angiography Suite Opens at Putnam Hospital Center

A recent ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the new Angiography Suite in the Radiology Department at Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) in Carmel. More...

Taxpayers Fund Putnam Visitors Bureau

Putnam will be kicking in $73,000 to the county’s Visitors Bureau despite Albany refusing to provide any matching funds through its I Love New York campaign. More...

Putnam Lawmakers Call on NYS to Restrict Phosphorus in Household Supplies

“It’s more than fish!” is how Putnam Legislature Chairman Vincent Tamagna described the county’s concern relating to phosphorus in household cleaning products and lawn fertilizers. More...

School News

Four-day School Weeks Get Mixed Reaction in Putnam County

More schools may be moving to fourday weeks in the Midwest and South, but in the Putnam County region the jury is still out on the idea. More...

Editorials

Slow-motion Takeover

Health care reform isn’t what it seems

E. L. Doctorow’s 1989 gangster novel Billy Bathgate, set in 1930s New York, opens with a disturbing scene: gangster Bo Weinberg has been kidnapped by his mob rival Dutch Schultz. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

160 Years Ago 2 April 17, 1850 Mortality on Board Ship More...

One Cheer for Offshore Drilling Plan

The president extends an olive twig to the ‘drill, baby, drill’ crowd

President Obama last week offered the “Drill, Baby, Drill” crowd an olive twig when he announced that he would “consider potential areas for development [of oil and gas resources] in the mid-Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.” More...

Columns

What’s for Dinner?

Pack Your Diet With Fruits & Veggies

(NAPS)—Fruits and vegetables play an important role in your diet—providing vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients and fiber. They also have preventative health benefits. More...

April Showers Also Bring Athlete’s Foot and Blisters

Rain! Rain! Rain may be here to stay, a least for awhile. That’s good news for lawns and plants, but potentially bad news for feet that are eager to get out in the sun. In honor of April, Foot Health Awareness Month, Dr. More...

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Keeping an Eye on Our Representation in D.C.

Gillibrand in Haiti CONGRESS returns to work this week after its two-week long Easter vacation. More...

Birth Announcements

Keira Ann Conlan

Baby Girl Keira Ann Conlan was born March 24, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. More...

Jonathan Allan Sciarra

Baby Boy Jonathan Allan Sciarra was born April 10, 2010 at Putnam Hospital Center’s Birthing Center, weighing 7 lbs. 15 oz. More...

Government, Unlimited?

Citizens decry high taxes, wasteful spending at Bondi’s public forums

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

Meanwhile, Era of Good Feelings Arises at County Seat

Cooperation, camaraderie, and collaboration have replaced anger, antagonism, and annoyance between the executive and legislative branches of county government. More...

Life Savers

Man returns from death’s door

The lifesaving couldn’t have been more dramatic if it was played out on the motion picture screen. More...

Around the County

PARC Recognized for 56 Years of Service

PARC has been providing exceptional opportunities for people with disabilities in Putnam County for more than half a century. More...

Disabled plead— No reductions in programs!

Topics ranged from mental health services for seniors, insurance reform and transportation for pre-school services to Section 8 housing and vocational opportunities for the handicapped during Putnam’s annual Legislative Forum. More...

CHS Robotics team takes 4th place in regional competition

High school robotics has been dubbed as the “varsity sport of the mind!” The Carmel High School Robotics team competed in the first U.S. More...

Sports

Brewster Laxmen Edge Greeley on Dingee Goal

Bears also rip Foxes behind balanced scoring effort

BREWSTER—Eight Brewster players reached the scoring column last Thursday, as the Brewster High lacrosse team rolled over Fox Lane, 9-2 in a game played at Brewster High. More...

Brewster Girls Find Early Going Rough

Bears hit hard by graduation, but team expects to improve quickly

BREWSTER—Lindsay Biondi scored seven goals and Megan Yarusso added two goals and two assists, but it wasn’t enough, as the Brewster High girls lacrosse team fell to Fox Lane by a 17- 10 count Saturday in a game played in Bedford. More...

Rams Rough Up Horace Greeley

Anderson wins for third time – and has five RBI

CARMEL—Sooner or later, the Carmel High baseball team is going to have to throw someone other than Ian Anderson out there, but for now Anderson has been The Man on the mound for the Rams – winning all three of Carmel’s games so far More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

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“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937