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Greg Ball Battles the Tax-and-Spend Machine  Free Access 

40TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT

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

General Stories

DID YOU HEAR?

Affiliated Home Care of Putnam ... Has been providing home care services to the residents of Putnam County since 1979 and has serviced more than 1,000 satisfied clients. Call them today for a free in-home consultation. More...

Putnam Remembers its 9-11 Heroes

Hundreds of people are expected to crowd into the Carmel Cornerstone Park on Saturday for what has become a Putnam County tradition. More...

Police Nab Suspended Drivers

Carmel Police Officer Brian Shay took a double take when observing a vehicle travelling along Miller Road in Mahopac. More...

Cultural Events

OurNeighbors Historical Society Hosts Blacksmith Demo

a family oriented Open House . . .

Brief Description: On Saturday September, 18, 2010 between 10am and 2pm, Brookfield resident Ryan Blessey will give a hands-on blacksmithing demonstration at the Gurski Farmstead Forge. More...

Out & About

Dee Seftner of Carmel, enjoying the Seafood Fest at Smalley’s Inn. More...

Tour de Putnam Called Best Yet

What a day for a bike ride! Golden sunshine, low humidity and pleasant morning temperatures greeted some 988 cyclists last Sunday at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park for the beginning of Putnam’s annual Tour de Putnam. More...

Columns

PUTNAM PEOpLE

… The following area students made the 2010 spring semester University of Delaware Dean’s List. More...

Be Wary of Some Imported Auto Parts

Under the Hood

Believe it or not, the United States of America remains the world’s largest manufacturer. It would not seem that way in the automotive world. Absolutely everything seems to be made in China. More...

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES  Free Access 

Keeping an Eye on Our Representatives in D.C.

Jobs for Vets REPRESENTATIVE John Hall and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are teaming up to help find work for veterans. According to the congressman’s office, the unemployment rate for veterans in New York is an astounding 20 percent. More...

BREAKING: Leibell, Ball Win in Primaries

Hayworth Has Huge Lead, Katz Narrowly Ahead

Results are still arriving, but as of 12:15am on Wednesday, September 15, the Courier can report the following results from Tuesday's Republican primary election: 19th Congressional District Race More...

‘NEVER FORGET’  Free Access 

Vincent Bellissimo, like most Americans, can tell you exactly where he was on September 11, 2001. “We were doing a job for somebody and the husband was killed in the World Trade Center as we were there,” Bellissimo said. More...

Will Bondi Budget Keep Taxes Stable?

The longtime executive’s last budget ...

Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi, who leaves office December 31 after serving for 20 years as the county’s chief elected official, will be remembered, in part, for his fiscal restraint and tight purse strings. More...

Around the County

Village Says No to Planning

BREWSTER VILLAGE BOARD

Last week, the Brewster village board of trustees voted to deny the village’s planning board’s request for $15,960.50 until they receive more information. More...

Matthew Byrnes to Leave Brewster High

Brewster High School Principal Matt Byrnes will be leaving the hallowed halls of BHS next month to become Assistant Superintendent of Schools in the Darien School District in Connecticut. More...

Nine Members of the ‘Class of 2010-11’ Arrive in Brewster

Stomach butterflies might have been common for scores of students on the first day of school Tuesday, but many new teachers also experienced those anxious pangs when greeting their pupils for the first time. More...

School News

School District Taxpayers Receive Pleasant Surprise

For residents living in the Mahopac School District who received their tax bills last week, there was a reduction in tax rate—what was a 3.87 percent tax rate increase, is now 2.5 percent. More...

Sports

New Coach, Approach for PV Football

PUTNAM VALLEY—In each of the last two seasons, the Putnam Valley high football team has finished at 3-5. This season the Tigers have a new coach, a new offensive style and a bulkier frontline. More...

Tigers Stay Hungry, Eye Return to Sectional Finals

PUTNAM VALLEY—The Putnam Valley high school field hockey team has experienced some considerable success in the few years the program has been around. Last year the Tigers were one goal away from a sectional championship. More...

Experienced Indians Look to Regain Swagger

MAHOPAC—After going 5-4 last season and missing the playoffs, the Mahopac High School football team comes into the 2010 season with a senior laden squad that has a lot of experience. 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 

MARGARET IRENE FOLCHETTI

Margaret Irene Folchetti, age 97, a lifelong resident of Brewster died Monday, September 6 in Brewster. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. More...

HUGH J. MCMILLAN

Hugh J. McMillan, 68, of Mahopac died on September 2. Mr. McMillan was born on December 25, 1941 in Cumberland, Maryland to David and Nellie (Myers) McMillan. On September 5, 1965 he married Vincenza Derasmo in Maryland. More...

MARGARET PALMESI

Margaret Palmesi of Croton Falls died Friday September 3 in Mt. Pleasant, NY, at the age of 78. More...

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