May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Marks Day of Prayer

Putnam County paused and reflected by participating in the National Day of Prayer. More...

Selling Buddy Poppies to Support Veterans

Putnam lawmakers have called on the public to buy a Buddy Poppy this month, not only to recognize the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces over the decades, but also to support disabled veterans. More...

General Stories

Legislature Makes Appointments

The Putnam Legislature has appointed a number of local residents to a variety of boards and commissions. More...

Six Graduate from Putnam County Treatment Court

Success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles that he has overcome. More...

Public Health Safety Day Takes Place on Saturday

Putnam County’s first annual Public Health Safety Day is planned for Saturday in Carmel. More...

Cultural Events

Local Artists Contribute to ‘Art for the Cure’ Benefit

“Art for the Cure”, a benefit auction for the Children’s Cancer Fund sponsored by the Kent Art Association, will e take place on Sunday, May 16, from 1:30-5pm at the Ridgefield Community Center, 316 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. More...

Sports

’Pac Beats Arlington, Fall Short vs. Guilderland

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High boys lacrosse team opened its week with an easy win over Arlington, before taking a disappointing loss to Guilderland. More...

PV Comes from Four Down, Stuns Hen Hud

Tigers also rip Kennedy Gaels, 14-2

PUTNAM VALLEY—Anyone watching the Putnam Valley boys lacrosse team in the first quarter at Hen Hud Saturday would have figured the Sailors were on their way to an easy win, after building a 4-0 cushion at the end of one. More...

Bears Struggle in Losses at Morabito Tourney

BREWSTER—It was a week the Brewster High softball team would rather forget, as the Bears (4-7, 1-2) dropped a pair of league games to Yorktown, and went 1-3 in the Morabito tournament in Binghamton. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fire Sub-Station Reflections

Dear Editor: I’m a Milltown Road resident. I wish you had included the other side of the Milltown Road Fire Sub-Station story and not just repeated the firemen’s point of view. More...

No to Underground Water Tank

Dear Editor: More...

Endorsing Hayworth

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...

Positioning for Power

Borkowski leaves state senate race to seek assembly seat Odell also seeks GOP nod, blasts Borkowski

Putnam politics is never placid: Former Southeast Town Judge James Borkowski, who three weeks ago announced his intention to run for the state senate seat being vacated by Senator Vincent Leibell, has had a change of heart More...

Calamity Averted in Mahopac

Seamus O’Hanlon looked out his living room window and thought he was dreaming. More...

Remembering Judge Tricinelli

A devoted member of the Putnam judicial system has passed away. Patterson Town Judge Roger Tricinelli died May 7 with family members at his side. Tricinelli, 79, served as Patterson Town Judge for the past 30 years. More...

Around the County

Civility at Carmel Candidate Forum

Five candidates seeking three Carmel Board of Education seats agreed Monday that the district provided its nearly 4,700 children with an outstanding education. More...

MAHOPAC

Mercury spill forces evacuation of Middle School

First it was diesel fumes; next came mold; and now mercury has disrupted classes at the Mahopac Middle School. More...

Teddy Bear PJ Party a big hit at PHC

Three hundred boys and girls were joined by their parents and grandparents for an old fashioned PJ Party at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

School News

The Putnam County Courier School Budget Special

CARMEL CENTRAL ScHOOL DIsTRIcT Compiled by Annie Chesnut, Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong, and Meryl Cates Carmel Bu More...

Editorials

Look Beyond the School Budget Numbers

Does the high cost of schooling include the fundamentals of education?

Part of a newspaper’s role is to shed light on how tax dollars are spent, especially when officials seek to complicate what should be simple. More...

CIVICS QUIZ

1. On what date was the Declaration of Independence adopted? 2. From whom did America fight for her independence? 3. Who is considered the Father of the Constitution? 4. Are state and local governments part of the federal government? 5. More...

Clearing Up Tea Party Misconceptions

There has been much written about the tea party movement over the last year, sadly, too much of it a falsehood. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

100 Years Ago 2 May 13, 1910 A Meteoric Stone Hopewell Junction, Tuesday.— The supposed meteoric stone said to have fallen in a field belonging to Dr. More...

What’s for Dinner?

Cooking Seasonally For The Most Sumptuous Flavor

(NAPS)—There’s a growing interest in the idea of cooking seasonally, making the most of delicious fruits and vegetables when these foods are freshest and most flavorful. More...

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Keeping an Eye on Our Representatives in D.C.

Schumer Security Plan More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard Joseph Meehan

Richard Joseph Meehan, R.N., beloved father, husband and son, died suddenly Monday morning while working to save another man’s life. He would have turned 46 on May 17. More...

Thomas Christopher Wichtendahl

Thomas Christopher Wichtendahl, 46, passed away suddenly in his sleep on Saturday, May 8, 2010 in San Antonio, TX, while attending his son’s graduation from Basic Training at Lackland A.F.B. More...

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