May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

GOP Backs Borkowski for 99th District Assembly Seat

Former Southeast Town Judge James Borkowski has won the GOP nomination for the 99th District Assembly seat being vacated by Greg Ball. His victory comes just a week after ending his State Senate bid to enter to the Assembly race. More...

General Stories

Feis Celebrates Our County’s Irish Heritage

Thousands of Irish-Americans and those who became Irishmen for the day crowded into the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent Sunday for a county tradition—the annual Putnam County Feis. More...

Annual Meeting of Raymond Hill Plot Owners

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Plot Owners of the Raymond Hill Cemetery Association will be held at the cemetery office located on the grounds of Raymond Hill Cemetery, 165 Route 52, Carmel, NY on Monday June 7, 2010 at 12 Noon for More...

Health Department Proud of Its Immunization Program

When it comes to providing immunizations against disease as well as offering information and educational services to ward off potential illness, and even death, the Putnam County Health Department stands tall. More...

Sports

Special Olympians Compete with Pride

The Hudson Valley Special Olympics competition returned to Brewster High School Saturday. More...

Rams Slowed by Foxes, Hornets

CARMEL—After opening the season by winning 12 of its first 13 games, the Carmel High baseball team was just about due for a rough stretch. More...

Erker Leads ’Pac Baseball Team to Three Straight Wins

MAHOPAC—Chris Erker had quite the week for the Mahopac High baseball team - he picked up two wins and earned the save in his team's other game of the week, all without allowing a run. More...

Columns

Under the Hood

Are Expensive Car Parts Really Better Than Cheap Ones?

My business partner and I were laughing today about someone in my family who thought that he could get a good brake job for $130. The reason why we were laughing was that the person is a banker who graduated from the Wharton School of Business. More...

What’s Cookin’?

Easy And Enjoyable, These Animals Are ‘Bread’ To Please

(NAPS)—Here’s a recipe for a fun time with your family: Create some great animal-shaped breads in your very own kitchen. More...

PUTNAM PEOpLE

Chronicling the Accomplishments of Putnamites

ARMY RESERVE SPEC. CHRISTIAN R. VARLEY has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph Z. Dawson Dies at the Age of 93

Joseph Z. Dawson epitomized the greatest generation. Dawson, a career educator who served as the first principal of Carmel High School, died on May12 at the age of 93, with his family at his bedside. More...

JOHN J. TIERNEY

John J. Tierney, age 84, of Brewster, New York died Wednesday May 12, 2010, in Ridgefield, Conn. More...

Voters Approve School Budgets

Each of Putnam’s six school districts approved fiscal spending plans Tuesday despite reductions in staffing, slashes in state aid, uncertainty in Albany, and the prospect of increasing property taxes. More...

Bondi Bows Out

Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi has ended months of speculation by announcing his intention to retire at the end of his current term. More...

Ball Contends Local State Senate Caucus is ‘Illegal’

Wednesday night’s Republican caucus to select a candidate to succeed State Senator Vincent Leibell in the 40th District has apparently reached a stalemate. More...

Around the County

Unscrupulous Mailings Target the Elderly

A day doesn’t go by when an elderly Putnam resident receives official looking letters in the mail requesting donations for organizations which for the most part don’t exist. More...

CIVICS: Upcoming Meetings

THURSDAY, MAY 20 Southeast Town Board Regular Meeting – 7:30pm – Town Hall MONDAY, MAY 24 Town of Southeast Planning Board Meeting – 7:30pm – Town Hall More...

Project Linus teaches kids about giving back

Some of Carmel’s youngest children are learning an important lesson in life—the value of giving back to those in need. More...

Cultural Events

Ann Marie Baisley is Putnam’s Senior of the Year

Ann Marie Baisley was at a loss for words. More...

Thousands Attend Kids’ Day at PHC

The weather couldn’t have been more spectacular as thousands of moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles accompanied the county’s next generation to Putnam Hospital Center for Kids’ Day. More...

Public Health Safety Day is a Great Success

Putnam County’s first annual Public Health Safety Day was termed a great success. More...

Editorials

Why Hide the Numbers?

Last week, people were buzzing with talk of the salaries of local teachers, which the Courier printed in its May 13 edition. Some readers thanked us for shedding light on teacher compensation, although they asked that we not disclose their names. More...

What’s Behind the Threat of a Contigency Budget?

Under New York state law, if both the first and second proposed budgets are voted down, then the affected school district is required to implement a state-mandated contingency budget. More...

Controlling New York State Spending

Nearly two months after the budget deadline, Governor Paterson and the Legislature still can’t agree on how to close a $9.2 billion deficit in the $136 billion budget. 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

Gerald Thomas Fossati, IV

Baby boy Gerald Thomas Fossati, IV, was born April 9, 2010, to parents Lori Ann Fossati and Gerald Thomas Fossati, III, of Cortlandt Manor. More...

Kyle Joseph Kardian

Baby boy Kyle Joseph Kardian was born April 8, 2010, to parents Kathleen Bardes and Brian Kardian of Lake Peekskill. More...

Christina Marie Barry

Baby girl Christine Marie Barry was born April 2, 2010, to parents Cynthia Barry and Daniel Barry of Cortlandt Manor. 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