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No Exemption for Hudson Valley Trust

“Are your meetings always this long?”

After sitting in the audience of the Patterson Town Board meeting for a little over an hour and a half, a Boy Scout from Patterson Troop 440, in attendance to gain the “Citizenship in the Community” merit badge, asked, “Are your mee More...

County Officials Irked by Southeast Landfill Rejection

Putnam County officials are aghast over a unanimous decision reached by the Southeast Town Board to reject accepting trash contained at the former county landfill in Carmel, which would have consolidated the county site with the town facility. More...

General Stories

Putnam Parties in Style

Happy Birthday Putnam County! More...

Putnam Ranks Third Statewide for ’09 Residential Foreclosures

Here’s a statistic that Putnam isn’t proud of! More...

Military Service Academy Appointees Recognized

Three graduating seniors from Brewster, Carmel, and Mahopac were joined by three others from Pawling who all received special commendations after being accepted to attend our nation’s military service academies this fall. More...

Enterprise

Putnam Fitness & Racquet Club is a Home Away From Home

It’s 11am on a Thursday morning. Near the building’s entrance is a group of people, varied in age, standing around the free coffee machine. They sip from their cups and clutch their racquets under their arms. More...

Freight House Café Opens in Mahopac

Donna Massaro has fulfilled her passion by opening the Freight House Café. More...

School News

Mahopac Board of Ed Honors Students’ Excellence

MESCO (Mahopac Elementary Schools Combined Orchestras) students pose with the Board of Ed. More...

Advisory Board Addresses School Bus Safety

The Putnam County Emergency Services Advisory Board is off and running. More...

BREWSTER HIGh SChOOL

VALEDICTORIAN

Joseph Antonio Andrade is the Brewster High School Valedictorian for the Class of 2010. He has chosen to attend the Vassar College at Poughkeepsie, New York this fall and majoring in Physics and Mathematics. More...

Editorials

PERSpECTIVES

Color All Things With Hues of Faith

Feast of Corpus Christ i The glory of late spring in the Hudson Valley can reinvigorate the spirit after a long winter. On a fine June day, it is easy to agree with the poet T.S. Eliot that the “whole world is our hospital.” More...

Letters to the Editor

From a Westchester Watchdog

Dear Editor: Why is Mike Kaplowitz named Tax Hike Mike? From 2002 until today, and under the tax-and-spend reign of Tax Hike Mike Kaplowitz, Westchester County has increased spending by 38.4 percent, costing Westchester taxpayers $504,665,934. More...

Pledge for Change

Dear Editor: Last week, I hosted a very informative roundtable discussion on reforming state government in order to “restore the public’s trust, reform the state’s finances, and curb the power of special interests,” as und More...

Live By the Rules

Dear Editor: In June, 2004, a group of environmentally concerned residents from the various towns in Putnam County established the Putnam Smart Growth Alliance. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph N. Luongo

Joseph N. Luongo, age 81 of Danbury, previously of Mount Vernon, NY, died at Danbury Hospital on Thursday June 17, 2010. He is survived by his long time companion, Lois Williams. More...

BERNADINE CASTRONOVO

Bernadine Castronovo of Mahopac died Sunday June 13, 2010. She was 60. She was born in Peekskill on October 17, 1949, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Bosick Marro. More...

LUDMILLA STEINER

Ludmilla Steiner of Treasure Island, Fl, formerly from Mahopac and Red Hook, passed away on April 25, 2010. She was 88. More...

Campus Chaos

Lockdown at Carmel High

An alleged threat at Carmel High School forced officials to lock down the campus Monday and dismiss school early. More...

Campus Chaos

Bomb Hoax at Mahopac High

An object fashioned to look like a bomb resulted in chaos on the Mahopac Middle School-High School campus, forcing the emergency evacuation of students and staff. More...

Hanging by a ... Cable

Emergency responders assess the scene on Route 164 in Patterson when an old railroad bridge was knocked off its foundation by a large vehicle that fled the scene. See story on page 16. More...

Around the County

Carmel-Kent Lions screen children’s eyes

Members of the Carmel-Kent Lions Club want all children throughout the region to live long lives free from vision abnormalities. More...

When opportunity knocks

Eric Schmidt has never regretted his decision made more than two decades ago to enlist in the Air Force. More...

Putnam CAP benefits from CHS athletes

One of the region’s most intense sports rivalries has proven to be beneficial for the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP). More...

Cultural Events

Turtle Time

Last weekend Boscobel, located on Route 9D in Garrison, was the site of the annual Turtle Walk, which features snapping turtles from nearly Constitution Marsh, which climb up to Boscobel’s open More...

Hill-Agor Farm Seeks Historic Designation

The Hill-Agor Farm in Mahopac Falls is one of Putnam County’s most cherished treasures. More...

Car Clinic Hosts Event for Consumers

Automotive Technician Training Services in Mahopac might not mean much to most people. However, in the field of automotive repair, it is an educational Mecca. More...

Sports

Kennedy’s State Title Bid Comes to an End

Gaels take one from South Hampton, Saratoga Catholic to get to final

ENDICOTT, NY—This was no way to play a state championship game. More...

PV Tigers No Match for Manhasset in Semifinals

Valley’s season comes to an end vs. eventual state champ

PUTNAM VALLEY—The Tigers of Putnam Valley knew what they were facing. They got blown out by the same Manhasset team in the Class C state semifinal a year earlier. More...

JFK Boys Tenni s Team Takes First Ever League Title

SOMERS—The John F. Kennedy Catholic High School boys Tennis team won the League championship for the first time in school history. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

145 Years Ago 2 June 3, 1865 2 The National Fast. More...

Police News

Phony Autism Expert Charged Second Time A 34-year-old resident of Lake Carmel with only a high school equivalency diploma faces new charges in Connecticut for allegedly posing as a certified autism expert with a doctoral degree. More...

Worship Services

Worship Ser vices

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

BRADY HARRISON REINHARDT

Baby Boy Brady Harrison Reinhardt was born June 7, 2010, weighing 8 lbs. More...

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