August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Drink & Drive, Lose Your Ride

District Attorney Adam Levy is not in the used car business but Putnam’s chief lawman told the Courier Monday that he will do everything in his power to protect local residents from “irresponsible and dangerous felony offenders.” More...

Supporting Warriors Who Return—and the Families of Those Who Don’t

The mid-Hudson River Valley has lost 21 warriors since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2001. More...

General Stories

Blood Alcohol Level of .38 lands Man in Jail

A Putnam Valley motorist whose blood alcohol level measured .38 was arrested for DWI. His blood alcohol level was nearly five times the legal limit. More...

Driving without a license: Police crackdown

Police say the number of motorists operating vehicles throughout the area with suspended or revoked licenses is very high. More...

SPCA Formed in Putnam to Limit Animal Cruelty

A new chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been formed in Putnam County. Members of the group led by Ken Ross of the Westchester SPCA, Veterinarian Dr. More...

Cultural Events

Out & About

Ana Padilla, owner of Express Dry Cleaners - Brewster- advising us to get your winter coats out of storage; winter is on the way! More...

Nimham Pow Wow Attracts People from Across the USA

Native Americans and those interested in learning about their local history crowded into the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park last weekend for the county’s 10th annual Daniel Nimham Pow Wow. More...

Doansburg Chamber Ensemble Closes Out a Milestone Season

What is so lovely about chamber orchestras is the nature of intimacy. Their musical selections tend to be more personal, suited to a group of 50 or less musicians. More...

Editorials

The Scamulus and Other D.C. Games of Chance

Congressman Hall goes all in—with your money

Civics quiz: The U.S. Constitution allows the president to spend how much taxpayer money each year? a) $1 billion b) $1 trillion c) $10 trillion d) $0 More...

Columns

DID YOU HEAR?

East Road Motors … Is your one stop for service and repair on fall and winter power equipment: leaf and backpack blowers, chainsaws, snowblowers, ATVs, and plows. East Road Motors, 58 Carolyn Rd. East, Carmel. 845 225 3503. More...

Where There’s More Than Just Chocolate

UK GOURMET

What makes the chocolate in Britain and Ireland so much more delicious? Is it the lush grass that makes the milk so creamy? Lisa & Nigel Whitmore from UK Gourmet in Newtown, Connecticut, can tell you it is a lovely combination of things. More...

Tomatoes: A Long History of Getting Fresh

The tomato is a vagrant vegetable. (This sentence is actually a trick to see if you, dear Reader, finish this entire story. 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 

Jon H. Macomber

Jon H. Macomber of Brewster died Tuesday August 24, 2010 , in his home at the age of 45.   Mr. Macomber was born September 29, 1964, in Mt. More...

MARY JANE DUFFY

Mary Jane Duffy, 76, formerly of Brewster, died Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at her home. Born June 10, 1934, in Danbury, she was the daughter of the late Edwin G. and Josephine (Murphy) Fernand. More...

EDWARD G. MALONE JR.

Edward G. Malone Jr. of Yorktown died Sunday August 22, 2010, in Peekskill at the age of 86. Mr. Malone was born December 9, 1923 in Gloucester, MA, son of the late Edward G. and Della (Parsons) Malone. More...

High Praise for Putnam Schools

But majority say, “Don’t raise school taxes!’

According to a recent survey, 70.7 percent of Putnam County citizens are unwilling to pay higher school taxes. At the same time, 72 percent of those polled had a positive view of Putnam schools. More...

Candidates Face Resident questions

In a debate that placed candidates before an audience of eager, answer-hungry residents, issues like term limits, attracting and maintaining local commerce, and taxation were cause for lively and sometimes prickly discussion. More...

Positioning for Power

COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE

Editor’s Note: These profiles of Odell and Leibell ran in the Feb. 4, 2010, and April 22, 2010 issues of the Courier. More...

Around the County

Kickin’ it at Patterson Rec

Patterson News

USA Karate students ages 3-15 participated in a Kids Karate Tournament hosted by the Patterson Recreation Center. More...

164% Increase in Arrests by Brewster Police

BREWSTER VILLAGE BOARD

With the addition of modern patrol car technology, the Village of Brewster Police Department increased their number of arrests by 164 percent over the last year and a half. More...

Police News

Kobacker’s Lotto Sales Robbery A Brewster man is facing larceny charges for allegedly stealing money from a popular Brewster supermarket. More...

School News

Mahopac Schools Announce Free/ Reduced Lunch Policy

The Mahopac Central School District has announced the free and reduced price meal policy for school children, which was approved by the Board of Education. More...

Back to School Health Tips

From William Zurhellen, M.D., of Putnam Valley Pediatrics „Make sure all your child’s immunizations are up to date „Consider getting Flu vaccine… comes in injectable…and nasal spray… for children &bdq More...

Sports

11 and Under Pirates Had Strong Season

The Patterson Pirates 11 and Under Gold baseball team, which also competed in the Williamsport Tournament, experienced another successful season one year after winning the WPBA championship. More...

‘Pac Nine-Year-Olds Getting Used to Battling for Titles

MAHOPAC—The last year has been quite a ride for the Mahopac nine-yearold baseball team. More...

Commitment Pays Off For Carmel Cubs

CARMEL—The Carmel Cubs 14U baseball team came together all the way back in January, with practices starting as early as 6 a.m., so it wasn’t shocking when they went 18-0 in the regular season to win the WPBA 14-year-old division. More...

Letters to the Editor

Supporting Dr. Katz

Dear Editor: More...

Questioning Borkowski’s Ethics

Dear Editor: I received a mailer from Jim Borkowski who is running for the 99th NY Assembly seat and was quite disturbed to see that he used Judge in his literature. More...

What Are Your Credentials?

Dear Editor: More...

Birth Announcements

EMILY MARIE ARNOLD

Baby Girl Emily Marie Arnold was born on August 14, weighing 7 lbs., to parents Kristie and Kyle Arnold of Dover Plains, to maternal grandparents Patricia and John Kennedy of the Bronx, and to paternal grandparents Lori and Robert Arnold of Carmel. More...

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