August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Somers Supervisor Murphy Seeks Leibell’s Senate Seat

Positioning for Power

Mary Beth Murphy, who is seeking the 40th state senate seat being vacated by Senator Vincent Leibell, believes she embodies the remedy for the ills afflicting New York State government. More...

Sheriff’s Office Gets High Marks from Citizens

A majority of Putnam County residents are satisfied with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, according to a recent survey. More...

General Stories

Correction

In the August 5 article, “Tension Lingers Throughout Town Departments” Patterson Town Planner Richard Williams was misquoted as saying, “I got two bids back out of the bids that did go out and Mr. More...

Erratic Driver Jailed on Drug Charges

POLICE NEWS

A report of a vehicle being driven erratically in the vicinity of Putnam Hospital Center resulted in the arrest of a Carmel man on numerous felony and misdemeanor charges. More...

Master Gardener Volunteers Award First Scholarships

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County awarded two $500 scholarships this year. More...

School News

Patterson Student Awarded McDonald’s Scholarship

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC®-NYTSA) recently awarded a scholarship to Thomas Fitzpatrick of Patterson to provide assistance for college tuition to New York University. More...

BOARD OF ED MEETINGS

The Board of Education of the Mahopac Central School District will hold the following Special Board Meetings in the Conference Room of the District Office: Thurs., August 19 @ 7pm regarding approval of bid award results. More...

Sports

’Pac Falls Just Short of Title in 10-9 Thriller

Nine-year-olds tie it up in top of sixth, but fall to Lewisboro in final at-bat

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac nineyear old WPBA baseball team did just about everything it wanted to do in the league’s playoff tournament last week, pulling off two upsets in ousting the No. 1 and No. 3 seeds on the way to the championship round. More...

After Perfect Season Cubs Fall Short In Playoffs

SKIP PEARLMAN CARMEL—The 14U Carmel Cubs started their season in late June with a win over the Haverstraw Hurricanes, it would be the first of 19 straight wins the Cubs picked up before running into them again in second round of the WPBA playof More...

Karma? No, Just Inanity

Kiernan’s Korner

How pathetic is Frankie Rodriguez? Let’s discuss. As Mets closers tend to do, Frankie has given at least five dozen seemingly healthy middle-aged New Yorkers heart attacks this past season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Why I Support Borkowski for NY State Assembly

Dear Editor: As an elected official I feel that it is ingenuous for a politician to support a candidate and not speak out in support of that candidate. Therefore I want to lend my voice to my vote for Jim Borkowski. More...

Ball is ‘Cut from Finer Cloth’

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Can County Provide Space for Kent Seniors?

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‘Time to be Courageous’

Leibell says we do not need to build a mosque at Ground Zero to prove we are tolerant

Tuesday afternoon, in front of the historic County Courthouse steps in Carmel, and a crowd of about 30 supporters, State Senator Vincent Leibell criticized the proposed mosque near Ground Zero, the site of the September 11 terrorist attacks in Manhat More...

Going Silent in the War of Words

Elections Commissoner and county Republican chairman Anthony Scannapieco has written a letter to local media outlets, declaring that he won’t be responding to “any of the infantile rantings of State Senator Vincent Leibell.” More...

Man Charged with Poisoning Wife

A Lake Carmel man is facing manslaughter charges for killing his wife in their Larchmont Road home by poisoning her with methanol—a solvent used in anti-freeze, fuel, and cleaning materials. More...

Life According to Jim Borkowski, Candidate for Assembly

Drink a cup of coffee, do some tai chi, take a cold shower, and you are raring to go. This is the recipe for success according to Judge Jim Borkowski. He used to be the Southeast Town Justice and now he is running against Dr. More...

Around the County

Dunn, the Dog-Saving Deputy, Goes to Jail, Awaits Another Trial

Former Deputy Sheriff Barbara Dunn will be calling the Putnam Correctional Facility home for the next four months following sentencing Monday in Putnam County Court. More...

DID YOU HEAR?

Danbury Railway Museum ... Has train rides in its six acre rail yard on weekends, this includes a ride on our operating turntable. Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White Street, Danbury. 203-778-8337 More...

Board Takes Aim at Bullet Hole Road Property

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Cultural Events

Constitution Island Brings History Back to Life, Again

Dusting off their uniforms, cannons, bayonets, and whatever else needs dusting off, all the Revolutionary War buffs should enjoy this coming weekend. During Constitution Island’s annual reenactment weekend, Aug. More...

Arts and Crafts with a Spectacular View

Set on the river’s edge in Garrison’s Landing, The Garrison Art Center’s 41st Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Fair boasts majestic Hudson River and Hudson Highlands views, as well as a uniquely exquisite spot to shop. More...

Columns

Gardening Gusto

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Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives 82 Years Ago 2 A ugust 24, 1928 FROM OUR NEIGHBORS Farmers Mills More...

Striking Views of the Hudson from Breakneck Ridge

Pastimes

While Putnam may seem like a county of gently rolling hills, there are still some spots that can get your adrenaline pumping. One of the most adventurous and rewarding trails in Putnam County is the hike to Breakneck Ridge. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jean M. Burdick

Jean M. Burdick, a lifelong Brewster resident, died Sunday August 15, 2010, in Carmel at the age of 81. Mrs. Burdick was born May 28, 1921, in Patterson, daughter of the late Seeley and Clarice (Barber) Elting. More...

Anita Consuelo Madariaga Boudewyns

Anita Consuelo Madariaga Boudewyns was born November 17, 1907, and died June 12, 2010, at the age of 102. More...

Clara Hickey

Clara Hickey of Carmel died on August 4, 2010, at the age of 88. Clara was the loving wife of James Hickey. She was survived by her son, James Hickey, and his two children, Joseph and Delynn Hickey. More...

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