August 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Who Should Pay for the Chamber’s HQ?

Just weeks after becoming the president and CEO of the Mahopac- Carmel Chamber of Commerce, Peter Bardunias might be on track to gain a new lakeside office, funded in part by taxpayers. More...

Kent Senior Center Nixed

After more than two years of planning and spending more than $1 million, plans for the new Kent Senior Center planned for Ludingtonville Road near the Putnam- Dutchess County line are dead. More...

General Stories

Clarifictions

The COURIER would like to clarify that, according to Maria DiSalvo, she has been co-owner of North Ridge Farm since 1998 with Capasso. Prior to moving to Patterson, North Ridge was located in Eastchester from 1992 until 1997. More...

POLICE NEWS

Drug Trafficking in Southeast

St.TheatreSummerDayHIGSCHMU Anarcoti csdistribu in the greater Southeast area has been smashed with the arrest of a Brewster man. More...

Mothers Club of Putnam Hospital Center Hosts 3rd Annual Summer Social

The Mothers Club of Putnam Hospital Center hosted their 3rd Annual Summer Social on Friday July 30th at Putnam National Golf Course. More...

Cultural Events

Journey to Cure Cystic Fibrosis: Loud Pipes Save Lives

Seven years ago, Maria Stiefeld was approached by Mary Heady, who asked her to participate in the annual “Freezin for a Reason” jump into Lake Mahopac to help raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). More...

Courier Culture

It’s All in the Name: These Local Artists Mean Business

Whether A.R.T.S is a more inviting art gallery, or simply an artfully arranged store, is one distinction we can lay to rest. It is absolutely both. More...

Sports

Kent 10U Squad Suffers First Losses of Season

KENT—The 10 and under Kent White Sox squad lost their only two games this past week, one game they were mercy ruled in five innings but the other was a much closer two run loss. More...

White Sox Keep Working Toward Improvement

KENT—On Saturday the Kent White Sox 13 and under baseball team faced Cortland at Ryan’s Field and lost 7-3. More...

White Sox 16U Softball Clinches Division Title

The Kent White Sox 16 and Under softball team capped off a strong season by winning the WPBA’s 16 and Under North Division last week. A 5-0 win over North Salem in the second game of a double header last Thursday clinched the title. More...

Letters to the Editor

Offended by Leibell

Dear Editor: I am shocked at Mr. Leibell’s comments in the July 29 issue of the PUTNAM COUNTY COURIER. More...

American Hero O’Malley is Alive and Well

Dear Editor: More...

Dog Park Noise Complaints Are Exaggerated

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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 

LITSA HANZIARGIRIOU

Litsa Hanziargiriou 83, of Carmel, died on August 2, 2010. Mrs. Hanziargiriou was born in Greece on January 1, 1927, to Antonios and Katerina (Zogas) Demetriou. She worked as a seamstress for the American Garment Union of Westchester County. More...

ROBERT W. HERDMAN

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

ANTON SPAROZIC

Anton Sparozic, age 85, died on July 13, 2010 with his family at his side in Carmel, NY. He was born February 27, 1925, in Omisalj, Croatia to the late Mare and Josip Sparozic. He was one of six children. More...

Odell Still Standing

Leibell still questioning validity of her petition to run in the GOP primary

Despite a challenge that could remove Mary Ellen Odell from the September 14 Republican primary, the county executive candidate remains in the fight against State Sen. Vincent Leibell—at least until next Tuesday. More...

Photo

Patterson FD Chief Frank Smith christens his department’s new heavy duty rescue vehicle at a ceremony last week at fire department headquarters. More...

Ball’s Ex-Girlfriend Decries ‘Slanders’

Lauren Pistone, an ex-girlfriend of Assemblyman Greg Ball, held a press conference last Thursday saying dirty politics were at play in the race for the 40th District senate seat. More...

Around the County

Tension Lingers Throughout Town Departments

Wounds continued to fester during the July 28 Patterson town board meeting— following the previous meeting’s hostile liveliness. More...

DiSalvo Details Planning Board Concerns

Maria DiSalvo, who resigned from the Patterson Planning Board unexpectedly in June, has said that appointment of Ron Taylor to fill the remainder of her term was an “unfair process.” More...

Scores on Hand for Patterson FD Parade

Hundreds of firefighters and members of marching bands were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd Friday evening when the Patterson Fire Department conducted its annual inspection parade. More...

School News

Education Foundation Seeks Volunteers to Serve

The Brewster Education Foundation has issued a call for help. The foundation’s Board of Directors currently has openings for those desiring to make a difference by serving on the BEF’s missions of philanthropy and education. More...

Two Area Students Make Dean’s List at Salisbury

Area residents Laura Oakley of Baldwin Place; and Kevin Knudsen of Mahopac were named to the Dean’s List at Salisbury University for the Spring 2010 semester. More...

Curves is Now Accepting School Supplies Donations

Curves of Mahopac is now accepting donations of school supplies for the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) in Brewster. More...

Editorials

A Revolution by Petition

Perhaps you’ve had your door bell ring in the past few weeks with strangers asking for your signature on a petition to get candidates on the ballot. This calling is a smaller scale ringing of the liberty bell. More...

Tracing a Traitor’s Track

Along Philipstown’s Hudson River shoreline, just south of the Garrison Metro North station, lies the narrow woodland path that served as the escape route for America’s most notorious traitor, Benedict Arnold. More...

What Happened? Sales Tax Receipts Take a Dive

Last week, following three consecutive months of positive sales tax reports, Putnam lawmakers heard some discouraging news from Commissioner of Finance William Carlin concerning monthly sales tax. More...

Columns

PUTNAM PEOPLE

Chronicling the Accomplishments of Putnamites

Send in notices to courier@pcnr.com with PUTNAM PEOPLE in the subject line Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVFCU) announced last week that More...

PARODY

County Declares War on Invasive Trees

To protect the people of Putnam from radicalized flora, the Legislature has declared a war against invasive species of trees. More...

Courier Archives

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

110 Years Ago 2 August 10, 1900 Carmel Fire Department Proved Its Efficiency Again on Saturday Last More...

Birth Announcements

TREVOR JOSPEH CARABALLO BYRNES

Baby boy Trevor Jospeh Caraballo Byrnes was born on June 24, 2010 to parents Christine M. Byrnes and Marcos A. Caraballo of Brewster. More...

NICKOLAS CHARLES KOMLOS

Baby boy Nickolas Charles Komlos was born on June 23, 2010 to parents Melissa Palombini and Gregory Komlos of Peekskill. More...

EMERSON RUTH CATANIA

Baby girl Emerson Ruth Catania was born June 14, 2010 at 8:07am, weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. at a length of 19.5 inches, to parents Jackie and Joe Catania of Carmel. Paternal grandparents are Alice and Joe Catania of Smithtown, NY. More...

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