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Patterson Pyrotechnics

It was a raging inferno! More...

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Patterson News

Was Expensive Bridge Actually a Cost Saving Measure?

Senator Vincent Leibell told the Courier Tuesday that the Hudson Valley Trust pedestrian bridge in Carmel actually saved money for the town. More...

Landfill Contamination on Tammany Hall Road

Despite the serious nature of the FBI subpoenas addressed to the Building and Records Departments of the Town of Patterson, the Patterson Planning Board held a “very casual” work session on June 24 in their Town Hall office. More...

Live Healthy Putnam Initiative Expands

The Putnam County Department of Health, headquartered in Brewster, is pleased to announce the expansion of the Live Healthy Putnam initiative established more than three years ago to improve the health and well being of Putnam County residents. More...

Cultural Events

Arts On The Lake Kicks Off Second Summer Series

“There’s nothing you can sing that can’t be sung”… Arts On The Lake is hoping the audience will come ready to sing along and have a great time on Friday, July 23, when Something New, a Mahopac Beatles Tribute band take More...

Riding Academy Round-up for Special Kids

The Hollowbrook Riding Academy on Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley is known as the place “Where Kids Ride High in the Saddle,” and that was certainly apparent on Saturday afternoon as a group of special education students participa More...

Currier & Ives On The Hudson Exhibit Opens at Boscobel

This season’s major art exhibition at Boscobel House & Gardens, Currier & Ives on The Hudson, opens July 4. More...

Sports

Strong Work Ethic Vital to Gaels’ Title Run

Baroni, Smith named All-Section; Flanagan, Patterson, Bauer, Fields, Odell, Giret earn All-League honors

SOMERS—After losing in the Class B championship game a year ago, the goal for the Kennedy Catholic baseball team was clear: the Gaels wanted another shot. More...

Tigers Capped Strong Season with Second Consecutive Sectional Title

Fitzgerald takes All-American honors; McLean, McCrudden, Kelly, O’Gorman, Christopher named All-Section

PUTNAM VALLEY—The goal was clear-cut coming into the 2010 season: the Putnam Valley High lacrosse team wanted to do what no other PV team before them had done—win back-to-back sectional titles. More...

Put Valley Baseball Team Finished Season Strong

Basso, Gembecki, Tyndal, Zimbaldi, Pino, Walsh take honors

PUTNAM VALLEY—Despite making it to the playoffs, which was something they did not do last year, the Putnam Valley High baseball team went through a tough season in 2010. The team went 5-15 overall, including 3-5 in League I-D. More...

Columns

To the People of the State of New York:

FEDERALIST NO. 78 — “THE JUDICIARY DEPARTMEnT” — COnTInUED

To the People of the State of New York: More...

Under the Hood

What’s a Check Engine Light?

SERVICE ENGINE SOON! CHECK ENGINE! What’s that light on your dashboard yelling at you with all the capital letters really mean? More...

What’s for Dinner?

Fresh Seasonal Ingredients Inspire Brunch Dishes

A simple and delicious frittata made with California avocados makes an ideal dish for any meal. More...

Leibell Blames Ball

Senator says assemblyman spurred FBI subpoena relating to his home

It has been revealed that documents requested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation from the Town of Patterson last week were related to the home of State Senator Vincent Leibell located on Cushman Road in Patterson. More...

County Will Not Reimburse Paul Camarda

The Putnam Legislature’s Audit Committee has approved a resolution calling on the full legislature to deny the use of sales tax to fund any developer—whether it be residential, commercial, or business. More...

Chamber Adopts New By-laws

A few ‘troublemakers’ dissent

Members of the Greater Mahopac- Carmel Chamber of Commerce voted 72-5 in favor of changing their bylaws in order to deal with the organization’s growth over the past couple of years. More...

Around the County

Young Brewster Woman Graduates from Pines Bridge School

It’s the most moving graduation of the season when multiply handicapped young adults receive diplomas, certificates, tributes and hugs as they participate in the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Pines Bridge School commencement. More...

Vails Grove’s Scramble on the 4th

The Vails Grove Golf Club, located at 230 Peach lake Road in Brewster, will be holding it’s Scramble on the 4th fund raiser this Sunday, July 4th. More...

Cops on Bikes Begin Pedal Patrols

Sheriff Donald Smith has introduced Putnam’s latest tool in fighting crime—bicycle patrols. More...

School News

Brewster Students on WestConn Dean’s List

Western Connecticut State University has named the following students to the Dean’s List for spring 2010: From Brewster: Stephen De Meo — Communication; Kimberly Goodwin — Health Promotion Studies; Vincenzo Graziano — Explora More...

Carmel High School Class of 2010

Margaret Fleming (Valedictorian) will attend Cornell University in the fall. While there, Margaret intends to pursue her interests in environmental engineering. Margaret graduates with a grade point average of 98.1%. More...

Snoozing Lake Sailor Creates Havoc

A calm evening on the West Branch Reservoir in Carmel quickly turned chaotic. More...

Editorials

Editing the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson was a writer, not a speechmaker. Even his most memorable public address—his first presidential inaugural in 1801—was delivered in barely audible tones. More...

Closing the Insurance Gap for People wi th Aut ism

All parents struggle to provide and do the best for their children. Parents of special needs children share this same basic commitment. But, due to financial and other hurdles, their struggle can become much tougher. More...

Regulation of Member Items is Long Overdue

Member items, also known as legislative pork, have been the subject of much discussion in the New York State Legislature this year, and I have heard from my constituents about them as well. 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

LIAM GERARD MCMANUS

Baby Boy Liam Gerard McManus was born June 14, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

MARGARET GREEN

Margaret Green, 91, of Holmdel, NJ, passed away peacefully at Bayshore Rehabilitation and Nursing Home on June 25, 2010. She was born on June 19, 1919 in Bedford, NY, and lived there until moving to Carmel, where she raised her family. More...

ALICE V. MCCARTHY

Alice V. McCarthy a resident of Mahopac, NY since 1959 died on June 27, 2010 at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

ARLENE E. SMITH YAGER

Arlene E. Smith Yager, 93, passed away peacefully in Salt Point, NY. She was born in Somers. Arlene was a graduate of Mahopac High School, the New York State College for Teachers at Albany, and SUNY New Paltz. More...

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