July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Councilman’s Ex-Lover Quits Board

Maria DiSalvo, recent ex-girlfriend of town board Councilman Joseph Capasso and a former campaign treasurer for Assemblyman Greg Ball, resigned from her seven year tenure as planning board member at the end of June. More...

Hall, Hayworth Battle Begins

The battle to represent Putnam County and the rest of New York’s 19th congressional district in Washington is beginning to heat up, although the election is not until November. More...

General Stories

BOCES Campers Enjoy the Fruits of their Labor

Seven 12, 13, and 14-year-olds enjoyed the time of their young lives by participating in the Putnam-Northern St. Lawrence OÕToole Westchester BOCES Culinary Arts camp. Theatre Department Presents... More...

Monthly Police Stats

The following numbers, representing data from the month of June 2010, were presented to the Brewster Village Board at its July 21 meeting by the village police. More...

Kaplowitz Seeks Pension Reform

Westchester county legislator Mike Kaplowitz, a candidate for the 40th state senate seat being vacated by Vincent Leibell, introduced his proposal for state pension reform at twin news conferences at the Putnam County Office Building in Carmel and o More...

School News

Quattrocchi Earns Dean’s List Honors

St. Theatre Summer Day Devon B. Quattrocchi, daughter of Alice Brandon and David Quattrocchi of Brewster, was named to the Dean’s List at Smith College for her academic achievement for the 2009-10 school year. More...

Mahopac Student on Lasell Dean’s List

Patricia O’Connor, of Mahopac, achieved Dean’s List for the 2010 Spring semester at Lasell College. O’Connor, a member of the class of 2013, is majoring in Hospitality and Event Management. More...

Teachers Write ‘Sustainability’ Curriculum

One hundred elementary school teachers are spending their summer writing an interdisciplinary, webbased curriculum addressing sustainability and related “green” issues. More...

Sports

Cubs Beat Cortlandt, Lose To Putnam Valley

CARMEL—After starting the season on a tear, the Carmel Cubs U18 team has struggled to score runs of late and split their two games last week. The Cubs (11-3) beat Cortlandt 5-1 on Saturday after losing 7-4 to Putnam Valley on Thursday. More...

Cubs Rally Against Brewster, Fall to Mahopac

CARMEL—With their season winding down the Carmel Cubs U-10 team got a chance to see where they stand against potential playoff opponents. More...

Pirates Move on in Williamsport Tourney

The Patterson Pirates 11 and Under Williamsport Tournament Team won its district and was set to play a team from either Orange or Sullivan County in Wallkyl on Wednesday in the next level of the tournament. 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 

Robert W. Herdman

Calling Hours Friday, Services Saturday

Robert W. Herdman of Brewster, New York died Tuesday July 27, 2010 in Carmel, NY at the age of 78.   Mr. More...

HOWARD COLE HARTWELL

Howard Cole Hartwell, 84, of Hanson, Kentucky, passed away July 4, 2010, at home surrounded by family. He was born August 28, 1925, in Danbury, the son of the late Robert Gavin and Velma Cole Hartwell. More...

MYRA L. WERNER

Myra L. Werner known to some as “Mrs. Walker,” of Patterson died at home on Sunday July 25, 2010 at the age of 85. Mrs. Werner was born March 13, 1925 in Brooklyn, daughter of the late James and Mary (Cameron) Thompson. More...

Leibell Goes After Odell

County executive candidates accuse each other of tomfoolery

On Wednesday afternoon, in front of the Historic County Courthouse in Carmel, Putnam County Executive candidate Mary Ellen Odell accused State Senator Vincent Leibell of “trying to subvert the democratic process and steal the election.” More...

Lucky to Be Alive

A Putnam Lake man is lucky to be alive after his vehicle was struck by a six-car Metro-North train at an unguarded railroad crossing in Patterson. More...

Around the County

Trouble with Peace and Quiet

PATTERSON TOWN BOARD

A special meeting was held on July 20 at 7pm to discuss changes to the Patterson’s town code regarding not-forprofit membership clubs and research and development. More...

Have A Rare Night Out

STEAKHOUSE 22

Jim Troetti knows how to serve meat. He’s a self-taught cook, an experimental food-lover, and the owner of Steakhouse 22, located on Route 22 in Patterson. “I just decided to cook one day, I just had a flare for it,” Troetti said. More...

Illegal Alien Arrested in Brewster

A man reportedly in the U.S. illegally from his native Guatemala is facing felony charges of burglary and grand larceny following his arrest by Brewster State Police. More...

Cultural Events

The Cystic Fibrosis Poker Run Photo Essay

Best Friends: Jenna, Kylie, Jacqueline, & Krista More...

4-H Fair Draws Large Crowds Despite Iffy Weather

The weekend weather was not the most conducive for outdoor activities. More...

Ironbound on the Waterfront

The Ironbound Films studio, founded by long-time filmmakers Jeremy Newberger, Seth Kramer, and Daniel A. More...

Editorials

Toy Story 3: Lessons on Love and Loyalty

Few moviegoers carry high expectations when walking into the third installment of a trilogy. More...

Constitutional Convention Needed Now

On July 10, 1776, New York held its first constitutional convention, right here in Westchester County. The constitution that was drafted there created a government that addressed the needs and realities of that time. More...

NY State Budget is Dead on Arrival

It’s finally arrived! Not the fully completed New York State budget, heaven forbid, but State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s assessment of the $134.4 billion budgetary behemoth. More...

Columns

Under the Hood

Automotive Air Conditioning Q & A

What was the first car to have air conditioning? Packard Car Company introduced A/C to the car world in 1939. How much does it cost to get my A/C fixed? Definitely a lot if anything needs repair. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

96 Years Ago 2 July 24, 1914 Mahopac Hotels Crowded More...

Out & About

Jim Maisano running for Supreme Court Justice enjoying the Fireman’s Parade in Mahopac. More...

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