June 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Carmel Tax Error Raises Questions

Some say assessor consolidation would improve accuracy

Last week, the Courier reported that the Carmel Town Board voted unanimously to reduce water and sewer district charges for a Stoneleigh Avenue property after the initial charges levied were deemed “erroneous.” With some Putnam political More...

Legislature Prohibits Phosphorus Fertilizers

Putnam County lawmakers have banned the sale or use of fertilizer containing phosphorus due to its potential health hazard. More...

General Stories

Nurses Receive ‘Forty et Eight’ Scholarships

Heather Imbo and Dawn Schiavone are this year’s recipients of the prestigious ‘Forty et Eight’ scholarships. More...

PHC is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

When it comes to mammography and breast imaging, the Breast Imaging Center at Putnam Hospital Center stands out as a leader in the field. More...

Putnam Hospi tal Center Get s an ‘A’ for Pat ient Excel lence

Week of 5/31/Put nam Hos pi tal Ce nter is one of a small percentage of hospitals nationwide providing the best patient experience across America. More...

Enterprise

Finance Commissioner Carlin Gets Recognition

The New York State County Treasurers and Finance Officers Association have honored Putnam Commissioner of Finance William Carlin with the President’s Award for 2010. More...

Country Kitchen Celebrates its 1st Anniversary

Christine McNeill can’t believe it! A year has passed since she opened her Country Kitchen at 564 North Main Street in Brewster next door to Kobacker’s Market. More...

Express Dry Cleaners Opens in Brewster

Putnam’s newest dry cleaners has opened in Brewster. More...

Editorials

Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Army

During the Spring of 1775 many of the amateur volunteer forces of the American colonies, which made up the colonial army, were summoned to fight the British troops near Boston. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

110 Years Ago 2 June 8, 1900 Cycling Notes Many a fellow owes his good health to-day to the bicycle. The bicycle has been one of the main factors in the good roads movement. More...

Moral Imperatives & the Gaza Flotilla

Two terrible attacks occurred last week, one took place in the Mediterranean and one is taking place on the international arena. More...

Columns

Under the Hood

Mechanics Don’t Need a License

Licenses! The government makes sure you need paperwork for absolutely everything. You legally cannot be a plumber, teacher, architect, or doctor without a license. More...

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Keeping an Eye on Our Representatives in D.C.

Government Needs to Lead in Gulf More...

Police News

Vandals Hit Lake Carmel Kent Police have beefed up patrols following several acts of vandalism in the greater Lake Carmel area. More...

Village Vexes Voters

Some Brewster residents oppose water rate increase

A proposal by the Brewster Village Board to increase water rates by two cents to 24 cents per gallon has some residents on the verge of a revolt. More...

Where There’s Smoke ...

Carmel firefighters arriving on the scene at Smalley’s Inn on Gleneida Avenue in the heart of the hamlet’s business district didn’t know what to expect. More...

Democrats Can’t Find County Executive Candidate

Putnam County Democratic leaders have failed to garner a candidate who will oppose one of the Republican county executive hopefuls this fall—either Vincent Leibell or Mary Ellen Odell. More...

Around the County

Town Tightens Smoking Law

The June 2 Carmel Town Board meeting featured an unusual addition, an entertainment act, and included the passage of a ban against smoking in all public parks. More...

History comes to life at CV Starr School

Children at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster now understand what it meant to live in the 18th century. More...

Outdoor Environmental Center opens

An ecological science laboratory behind Brewster High School has become the centerpiece of the school’s environmental science program thanks to the efforts of State Senator Vincent Leibell. More...

Cultural Events

Relay for Life a Success Despite the Monsoon Rains

Tracy Walsh, deputy director of the Putnam Chapter of the American Cancer Society summed it up best: “It’s not cancer. It’s just rain!” More...

School News

Brewster Board of Ed Honors BHS Students

Brewster High School Chamber Orchestra performs during the opening reception More...

BOCES Health Fair Allows Students to Showcase Skills

A great way to culminate a year of study is to offer the knowledge learned to your community. More...

Sports

Kennedy Catholic Train Keeps Rolling

Gaels rise from the ashes to win sectional title in extra innings, then top Marlboro in state tournament opener

SOMERS – It looked like the end of the line for the Kennedy Catholic High baseball team. It was the bottom of the seventh inning in the Class B championship game, and the Gaels were down two runs to No. More...

Tigers Spoil Rye Party with Late Comeback

PV nets three goals in final 3:09 to win Class C championship

PUTNAM VALLEY – This was the moment the Putnam Valley High lacrosse team had been waiting for, and the Tigers weren’t going down without a fight. Turns out, they didn’t go down at all. More...

Brewster Bears Golfers Enjoyed Solid Spring

Miller earns All-State honors again; Delzio, Fanelli, Bell named All-League

BREWSTER—After coaching the Brewster High golf team for the 40 years, coach Mike Mostransky is stepping away after yet another tremendous year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Animal Cruelty

Dear Editor: Per our April 20th open letter to President Obama, the U.S. More...

Boycott the Circus

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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

LOUIS BERNARDI

Bernardi, Louis of Brewster, NY, died Monday June 7, 2010 in Hawthorne, NY with his family at his side. He was 64. More...

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