August 19, 2010 RSS feed / General Stories

Master Gardener Volunteers Award First Scholarships

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

Plans for New Senior Center Remain in Limbo

The Putnam Legislature discussed the project in great detail at its special meeting last week before deciding to allow the administration to keep its options open by continuing to review the proposal. More...

OurNeighbors A Journey to the Past

OurNeighbors A visit to the Danbury Railroad Museum turns back the clock. Last Saturday the museum celebrated Railroad Day by unveiling a restored 100-year-old Pennsylvania Railroad Railway Post Office car as well as a special caboose. More...

Take a Load Off, Starting Today

Now hear this. An estimated twothirds of Americans are overweight— that’s up 45 percent from 1960. The obesity epidemic is so out of hand that it’s inching up on smoking as America’s number one health hazard. More...

Extension Program Provides Families Gardens, Fresh Food

Have you ever wanted to grow your own food? Provide healthier food for your family? More...

Ball, Katz Call For Term Limits

Kaplowitz: ‘Term limits are fine. It’s called an election.’

Assemblyman Greg Ball, running for the 40th district state senate seat, and Dr. Steve Katz, running for the 99th district Assembly seat Ball is vacating, signed a pledge last week limiting themselves to three terms. More...

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...

Steamroller Crushes Dutchess Worker’s Leg

A freak accident in Mahopac sent a Dutchess County construction worker to the Westchester Medical Center after his leg was crushed by a 10-ton steamroller. More...

Oops! Driver Backs into Police Car During DWI Arrest

It’s bad enough being arrested for DWI, but a Mahopac woman has added insult to her arrest by crashing into a state police cruiser. More...

Communication Service Could Save Town Thousands

KENT TOWN BOARD

At Monday’s Kent town board meeting, the board members listened to a communications representative present a service plan that could save the Town of Kent upwards of $24,000. More...

PUTNAM PEOPLE

JULIE A. BARR has been named Branch Manager overseeing Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union’s (HVFCU) two branches in Putnam County, located in Carmel and Brewster. More...

‘Hang Up and Drive,’ Say Putnam’s Finest

Putnam police admit that the 834 motorists arrested throughout New York State for talking on a cell phone while driving was a drop in the bucket last year. More...

2010 ELECTIONS: QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

With the Sept. 14 primary and the ensuing general election approaching, the Courier will be candidates for Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, and County Executive. 19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT JOHN HALL (D) More...

Teaching the Public About the Dangers of Phosphorus Fertilizers

Putnam County lawmakers have banned the sale or use of fertilizers containing phosphorus due to its potential health hazard, but now the legislature has proposed creating a local law requiring all those using fertilizers to learn first hand about it More...

Putnam County’s Charter Review Commission is Moving at Full Throttle

Putnam County’s Charter Review Commission is moving at full throttle. Appointed by the Putnam Legislature earlier this year, the commission meets regularly to review the county’s 30-yearold charter form of government. More...

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