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Robert E. Lee: Warrior or Scoundrel?

On August 7 at the Putnam County Historical Society and Foundry School Museum in Cold Spring Colonel Ty Seidule spoke about how West Point memorializes Robert E. More...

General Stories

Prominent Attorney Jane Posner Behind Bars

A former highly respected and prominent attorney from Patterson will soon be incarcerated with some of the criminals she represented over her many years of practice. More...

Wells Spray Park Offers Interactive Play

An aquatic recreation system providing a variety of interactive play couldn’t have opened at a more opportune time. More...

POLICE NEWS

Helicopters and ATVs Pursue Pervert The area around the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center resembled a cops and robbers thriller Friday when police received a report of an assault at Hannaford’s Supermarket. More...

Cultural Events

OurNeighbors La Quinta Inns & Suites Opens In Danbury Connecticut

It’s a bright day for travelers looking for a hotel in the heart of Danbury, CT. Diamond Properties and Meyer Jabara Hotels have announced the opening of the La Quinta Inn & Suites at 116 Newtown Road with easy access off Exit 8 on I-84. More...

Carousel Marks Final Weekend for Musicals At Richter’s in Danbury

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical “Carousel” is playing its final weekend at Danbury’s Musicals at Richter this weekend, August 13 and 14. More...

Courier Culture

‘The Music Man’ Heads to Brewster

As a spirited portrait of Americana, The Music Man has an honest charm. As a summertime musical on a warm August evening, it is almost poetic. More...

Columns

Gardening GUSTO

Gardening Corn, con gus to!

No matter how much we eagerly anticipate summer (especially during our crazy winter blizzards) there comes a time (around about now) when high-summer’s heat and humidity make everyone grumpy and worn out. More...

Under the Hood

An Introduction to the Diagnostic Process

There is an awful lot of mystery concerning how trained technicians diagnose vehicles. I believe that this often leads many to underestimate the expertise and professionalism of many technicians. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

90 Years Ago 2 October 1, 1920 J. Elmer Cates Discusses League of Nations Issue 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

BIRTHS

MAYSIE EMMALINE DOYLE Baby girl Maysie Emmaline Doyle was born on July 19, 2010, to parents Susan Butler Doyle and Brian Doyle of Beacon. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

PATRICIA JOAN CONWAY

Patricia Joan Conway, 73, of Mooresville, NC, died on Thursday, August 5, 2010, at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Mooresville. Born September 5, 1936, in Patterson, she was a daughter of the late John Wilbur and Bessie Head Covell. More...

The Race is On

Strong Lead for Leibell

Putnam Legislator Mary Ellen Odell’s name will appear on the September 14 Republican primary ballot for Putnam County executive, having survived a challenge to her signatures by her opponent, State Senator Vincent Leibell. More...

What Are These People Doing?

Attorney James Walsh (left) reviews signatures at the Putnam Board of Elections office in Carmel Tuesday along with lawyer Guy Parisi (right) as members of the Board of Elections and others representi More...

Standing Up to the MTA

Putnam County is standing up with a loud voice. More...

Around the County

DID YOU HEAR?

Kessman Farms ... Has sweet corn, local produce, fresh baked pies, seasonal breads, and much more. Kessman Farms, 83 Route 22, Pawling. 845-878-7492. Valentina’s Restaurant ... More...

New Planning Board Member Takes His Seat

The Patterson Planning Board met this past Thursday to discuss possible business growth. More...

Reducing Expenses Through Health Care Incentives

With federal stimulus, health care bills, bank bailouts and a New York State budget that is bewildering, most taxpayers wonder if and how governments will ever become fiscally responsible. More...

School News

Local Students Win Comcast Scholarships

Local high school seniors are receiving a helping hand for college in the form of $1,000 scholarships from the Comcast Foundation. More...

Author Brings Message to Middle School

For four years, Jennings Michael Burch was shuttled from one institution or foster home to another, never staying long enough to make a real friend or form a close relationship. More...

Two Students Earn Mitchell Dean’s List Honors

The following local students made the Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester at Mitchell College in New London, Ct.: Phillip Garcia of and Steven Spiridigliozzi, both of Carmel. More...

Sports

Rojas 12th Annual Memorial Golf Tourney Set for September

The Twelfth Annual Dr. Gil & Lyda Rojas Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation will be held on Monday, September 27, at the Mahopac Golf Club. More...

Cubs Carry Hot Streak Into Playoffs

Palmiero smacks three-run homer as Cubs advance

LaGrange scratched across five runs against Brandon Tong before Mike Palmiero and Joe Burns combined to pitch four shutout innings to close out the game. Palmiero stuck out two, while Burns had four strikeouts in his two innings of work. More...

Carmel Cubs 12U Team Tops Bedford in Playoff Opener

Bjorkander fans 13 to lead Carmel to next round

CARMEL—After splitting a doubleheader with Bedford on Saturday, the Carmel Cubs 12U team beat the same team once again on Monday in the opening round of the playoffs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ball Says It’s Up to You

Dear Editor: I’m known for my independence, and I aggressively support capping property taxes and state spending, freezing school taxes for seniors, term limits, ethics and campaign finance reform, and cracking down on illegal alien employe More...

Patterson Planning Board

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Leibell Supports Family Farms

Dear Editor: Sen. Vincent Leibell last week cast a vote in favor of our local family farmers. The Senator voted to defeat the Omnibus Farmworker Labor bill that threatened to devastate agriculture as we know it here in Upstate New York. More...

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