September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Bye-Bye Brewster?

Southeast supervisor, Brewster mayor trade jabs over village’s future

Responding to a Courier survey revealing that 74.5 percent of Southeast residents have a “fair or poor” opinion of their town board, Supervisor Michael Rights proposed government consolidation as the solution to the widespread angst. More...

Most Town Boards Receive Middle-of-the-Road Ratings

According to a recent survey conducted for the Courier, 58.7 percent of Putnam County residents have a fair or poor opinion of their local town boards. More...

General Stories

Preservation, Water, Referendum on Board’s Agenda

SOUTHEAST TOWN BOARD

With fair attendance at the Southeast Town Hall, the Town Board met to discuss, among other issues, a possible land preservation acquisition. Dr. More...

Injured Hawk Rescued by Good Samaritans

Judy and Mike McDermott of Southeast believe in totems—natural objects that are symbols of personal or spiritual identity. Last week while traveling along Doansburg Road, the couple came upon an injured red-tailed hawk perched on a rail. More...

Shopping Scam Targets Putnam Residents

A new out-of-state scam that has cost several Putnam residents thousands of dollars is being investigated by Carmel Police. More...

Enterprise

Truly Family Dentistry

Dr. Daniel Doyle believes in family. The Kent dentist last week welcomed his daughter-in-law, Dr. Romina Doyle, to his practice and is counting the days until his son, Dr. Dennis Doyle, joins the practice in 2011. More...

School News

School Tax Bills Are a Mixed Bag

Tax bills being received this week by property owners in the Brewster School District reflect a mixed bag. More...

New Signage Installed At C.V. Starr School

New patterns of ingress and egress at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster will be welcoming students, faculty, staff, and parents when classes resume next week. More...

High School Students Trek to West Africa

Many teens in our community are fortunate enough to travel over their summer vacations. These two individuals were no exception. Their journey, however, took them to a village in Mali, West Africa. They went with a group known as Build-On. More...

Editorials

What Is A Tenther?

There seems to be a bit of confusion of what it means to be a Constitutionalist or supporter of the Tenth Amendment (Both go hand in hand) and a Conservative. Let me explain my definition of both. More...

Columns

DID YOU HEAR?

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union ... Will host a free First-time Homebuyer Seminar on Sept. 29 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Centennial Golf Club (185 John Simpson Rd.), Carmel. More...

The beets go on!

It is amazing how September 1st arrives in the Hudson Valley. Even if this day breaks swinging a heated sledge hammer, there are still signs that cooler weather is on the way. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time Courier Archives 80 Years Ago 2 Sept. 5, 1930

Record Crowd of 2,000 at Driving Park Labor Day

Over 600 Pack Grandstand A crowd conservatively estimated at 2,000 witnessed the horse and mule races at the Driving Park in this village on Labor Day afternoon and everyone was thoroughly satisfied with the entertainment provided from 1:30 until 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 

ALANNA CHIANFAGNA

Alanna Chianfagna (nee Fee) of Lake Carmel passed away on August 27, 2010 ,at Westchester Medical Center after a long illness. She was born in Yonkers on July 31, 1956 to Philip C. and Patricia F. Fee. More...

GIUSEPPE RELLA

Giuseppe Rella, 68, of Brewster passed away on August 29, 2010, at Putnam Hospital Center. Mr. Rella was born on August 20, 1942 in Grumo Appula, Italy to Michele and Lucia (Raguso) Rella. Mr. More...

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. Kisco, son of William and Carol (Ekstrom) Macomber of Brewster. More...

One Man's Mission Against Albany's Tax-and-Spend Machine  Free Access 

Greg Ball says he is "the greatest threat" to the state capital's status quo

 “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life,” wrote Confucius, circa 500 B.C. More...

HURRICANE UPDATE INFO FROM FEMA

As of September 2, Hurricane Watch Has Been Issued for Parts of North Carolina up through Massachusetts; Earl is Currently a Category 4 Hurricane    As Hurricane Earl moves toward Puerto Rico and More...

Southeastern Discomfort

Residents cite illegal immigration as top concern

Supervisor Rights: Town board ‘has enriched the old guard for generations’ More...

Snake-Wrestling Tea Partier Runs for Assembly

Steve Katz will face James Borkowski in Sept. 14 primary

People have all kinds of ways, means, and reasons for choosing an occupation. Some take over the family business, others show a special talent from a young age, and many follow the money. More...

Brewster Man Slashes NYC Cabbie

Michael Enright’s neighbors are shocked

Residents in the greater Brewster area are expressing shock and disbelief this week over the alleged actions of a 21-year-old resident of Brewster Heights who faces attempted murder charges in Manhattan for reportedly stabbing a taxicab driver becau More...

Around the County

‘Dean of Putnam’s Workforce’ is 88 Years Young

John Francis “Zeke” Drnek loves his job. How many people do you know who report for work each day with great enthusiasm at the tender age of 88? More...

Bees Attack Campers in Patterson

The scene resembled an Alfred Hitchcock horror flick. More...

Library Set for Founders’ Day Events and Raffle

This year the village of Brewster’s Founders’ Day is Sun., Oct. 3, from 10am to 3pm. The Brewster Public Library is excitedly preparing to make this year even better than last. More...

Cultural Events

Learn About ‘America’s Forgotten War’

MOM! 15, the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society will sponsor as accepting: On Wednesday evening, September part of their American Military Forum, Kid’s Stuff ! a multi-media presentation on the War of 1812. More...

Public Art Behind Glass

Windows on Main Street, a project that places art instillations in storefronts along Beacon’s Main Street, has been a staple of the city’s art scene for six years, and if you walk too fast you might miss it entirely. More...

Sports

Mahopac Boys Expect to Have Strong Season

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High School boys soccer team plans on improving on a 2009 season that saw it go 10-4-2. The Indians were seeded eighth in the sectionals, where they suffered a 1-0 loss to Suffern in the first round. More...

Brewster Boys Soccer Team Looks to Improve

BREWSTER—The Brewster High boys soccer team had a decent season last year, but second-year coach Scott Potusek is looking for more this fall. More...

Gaels Set Sights On Volleyball League Title

SOMERS—Last year was a bit of a rebuilding season for the Kennedy Catholic volleyball team, but with seven seniors returning, the Gaels are expecting to do better than last year’s 5-10 record. More...

Letters to the Editor

About That Ground Zero Mosque!

Dear Editor: When outspoken pundits, mayors and politicians lack enough sensitivity to know what’s both legal and inappropriate, it’s fair to wonder what else they lack. They have all the vision of Mr. Magoo. More...

Is MSA a Sports Organization and a Lobby?

Dear Editor: For the past four years the Carmel Town Board has given a yearly average of $90,000 to the Mahopac Sports Association, under budget line “Recreation & Parks.” According to the Carmel Parks Director, MSA is not required no More...

Correcting a Date

Dear Editor: I would like to submit a correction concerning an article on Putnam Family & Community Services on page 4 of your August 26 edition. More...

Birth Announcements

DYLAN MICHAEL LANE

Baby Boy Dylan Michael Lane was born August 18, 2010, weighing 9 lbs. More...

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