April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

On the Cusp of Recovery?

Putnam’s sales tax revenue rebounds

For the first time since September 2008 Putnam County coffers have experienced a dramatic increase in sales tax revenues. More...

Nowhere to Stay

Tourism bureau laments lack of inns, hotels in Putnam

Putnam’s Director of Tourism Valerie Hickman is flabbergasted. More...

General Stories

‘It’s Been a Good Ride,’ Says Retiring Investigator

Sheriff’s Investigator Christopher Spiconardi called it a “good ride!” More...

April is Foot Health Awareness Month

Did you know that nearly 40 percent of Americans say foot pain has kept them from performing some of life’s daily activities? “Foot pain is not normal,” says Dr. Alan Berman. More...

Shop Putnam Offers Three Seminars to the Public

In an effort to share information with business owners, those planning to open a business and to the general public, the Shop Putnam Business and Home Expo is offering 4 free seminars on Wednesday, May 5, at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, 466 Route 6, More...

School News

Poems from Mahopac Middle School

Arcostic: Baseball is the best sport Recreation is fun Excercise is healthy Never underestimate Dirt that gets all over me Aim to the plate Never give up Color: Yellow looks like a burning sunshine Yellow sounds like a burning fire Yellow smel More...

Melrose School Names New Communicat ions Director

A man with a vast background spanning education as well as the non-profit and public service sector has been named as director of communications at the Melrose School in Southeast. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

95 Years Ago 2 A pril 30, 1915 Ptomaine Kills Children More...

Arizona’s Push on Illegal Immigrants

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Arizona became the first state to stand up for the U.S. Constitution with laws that take a ‘bite out of crime.’ Illegal aliens caught in Arizona will be arrested, prosecuted and jailed. More...

Columns

To the People of the State of New York:

FEDERALIST NO. 24: THE POWERS NECESSARY TO THE COMMOn DEfEnSE

Part of THE COURIER’S Federalist papers series. More...

What’s for Dinner?

Grill Onions And Beef Once For Two Easy Meals

(NAPS)—Fire up your grill to make two great meals at once. Make Grilled Onion Cheeseburgers one night and use the leftover onions and burgers to create a delicious pasta dish the next night. More...

Aesop’s Fables

The Wolf and the Crane

A Wolf had been gorging on an animal he had killed, when suddenly a small bone in the meat stuck in his throat and he could not swallow it. 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...

Voters Say No to Fire Station

Residents in the Brewster-Southeast Joint Fire District have rejected a $2.8 million referendum to construct a new fire substation on Milltown Road. In voting Tuesday, 415 residents said no, while 247 residents voted in favor. More...

Middle School Scholars Clean Town

Members of the Henry Wells Middle School National Junior Honor Society are concerned about their community. More...

State GOP Goes After Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball has angered state GOP leaders over his telephone solicitation campaign. More...

Around the County

Putnam Youth Forum Focuses on Teenage Concerns

During Putnam County’s 16th annual Youth Forum scores of young people from Carmel to Cold Spring had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss matters of concern that could not be raised in school. More...

Kya is a trash hound

Kya is truly amazing! The Chinese Crested Powderpuff, who often wears a red cape covered with merit badges, was adopted by the Meschino family of Southeast when she was four months old. More...

Food drive Saturday to benefit CAP

Brewster Rotarians and members of the Brewster High School Interact Club are hoping many shoppers will visit the A&P supermarket at the Lakeview Plaza in Southeast Saturday and contribute to the season’s first food drive of the year, to benefi More...

Sports

BHS Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

The number has risen to six, and still counting! In March four of Brewster High School’s best, brightest, and most athletic signed letters of intent to attend college and university next fall. More...

McNamara, Brewster Surprise Lakeland

Brewster also pounds Putnam Valley

BREWSTER—The Brewster High baseball team got a strong effort from starter Brian McNamara last Friday, and the Bears walked away with a 4-3 victory over one of the best teams in the section – Lakeland, in a League 1-B game played at Brewst More...

Valley Laxmen Push Yorktown to Brink

Unpredictable Tigers also lose to Fox Lane in OT and drop 11-6 decision to Rebels

PUTNAM VALLEY—Every team has at least two personalities, and every coach knows that it’s part of the job – and not one of the easier parts - to bring the right one into game situations. More...

Letters to the Editor

In Support of Ball

Dear Editor: Cut property taxes. Eliminate wasteful spending. Grow the economy. It seems that the candidates for Senator Leibell’s seat, candidates from both sides of the aisle, are all working from Greg Ball’s playbook. More...

Representing The People

Dear Editor: As a super-minority member of the Assembly, Greg Ball has done what we elected him to do better than we could have hoped because he has represented the people, not the Party. More...

Rally Behind Hayworth

Dear Editor: We had the pleasure of meeting Nan Hayworth for the first time at our home last week. Nan is a real breath of fresh air. She thoroughly understands the fiscal crisis that our country faces. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

JAMES PUCHALSKI

James Puchalski, 40, of Carmel, NY, died on April 20, 2010. He was born on March 9, 1970, in Carmel, to Martin and Katherine (nee Klemstien) Puchalski. More...

Sutton Joy Hazzard

Sutton Joy Hazzard, our precious little peanut, made her way to Heaven after 27 days of life. Sutton Joy was born April 1, 2010,at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she spent her short time on earth in the New Born Special Care Unit. More...

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Weekly Quotation

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale