September 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. Leibell: Asking Questions is My Job

Sheriff Smith defends overtime within his department

Last week, State Senator Vincent Leibell, the Republican candidate for county executive, triggered a swift reaction from Sheriff Don Smith after suggesting that pensions in the Sheriff’s Department were being inflated. More...

Insults Fly between Kaplowitz and Ball at Mahopac Debate

In a packed meeting room at the Mahopac Public Library, the Concerned Residents of Carmel and Mahopac hosted a forum that featured candidates for the 19th Congressional district, 40th state senate seat, 99th state assembly district, Putnam County Ex More...

Finally, a Playground for Grownups in Putnam

It’s a proven fact that exercise extends life. More...

General Stories

DID YOU HEAR?  Free Access 

The Courier will be on newsstands this evening and, in a few locations, Friday morning, due to weather-related delays today. In the meantime, enjoy our website. More...

More Politicians Raise School Tax Concerns

Sept. 30 is the final day to pay those dreaded school tax bills for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Census: Putnam’s Taxes Among Nat ion’s Highest

What do political candidates plan to do?

Putnam County has the 12th highest property taxes out of the more than 3,100 counties in the United States, according to new data from the Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey. More...

Enterprise

Get Ready for Hunting Season at Tri-County Sporting Goods

With a harsh national environment for small business and a White House unenthusiastic about gun rights, Tri- County Sporting Goods still manages to supply anything the local hunter or fisherman needs. More...

Sports

Mahopac Field Hockey Team Slowed in Losses

Lakeland’s Leanne Goldblatt (1) gets a shot on Mahopac’s Kait McCormack in Hornet win last week. More...

Carmel Girls Blank Brewster to Earn First Win of Season

Elwood nets two in Rams 3-0 win

Lakeland’s Leanne Goldblatt (1) gets a shot on Mahopac’s Kait McCormack in Hornet win last week. More...

Rams Rise From Ashes, Stun RCK

Carmel climbs out of 20-0 hole to earn first win

Carmel’s Bryant Wiggins rushed for two touchdowns in an overtime win over RCK Friday night. More...

Birth Announcements

JASON ANTHONY DALEY-MERCADO

Baby Boy Jason Anthony Daley-Mercado was born September 15, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. More...

WEB UPDATE: A Black Eye for Brewster  Free Access 

Village's code enforcement officer arrested for alleged license scam More...

Southeast Spectacle  Free Access 

A SPECIAL REPORT

In what was described by Town Clerk Ruth Mazzei as the worst meeting that she has ever attended, the two factions on the five-member Southeast town board made their differences quite clear Sept. More...

Mike Kaplowitz is Out to Balance New York’s Checkbook  Free Access 

Positioning for Power

With negative campaigns, personal attacks, and power at stake, politics is not an ideal place for the lighthearted. More...

Fine Tuning the County Budget

Ten days of deliberations on the part of the Putnam Legislature have resulted in what its chairman Vincent Tamagna described as “fine tuning” of Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi’s $135 million fiscal spending plan. More...

Around the County

Residents Hope to Bring Putnam Lake Back to Life

Residents of Putnam Lake want to turn back the clock. Those residing in the eastern Town of Patterson hamlet are hoping to revive their community’s showpiece back to its original condition in 1931. More...

David Bruen Honored at St. Lawrence Golf Outing

Putnam’s first County Executive David Bruen was the guest of honor at the St. Lawrence O’Toole Church’s 20th annual golf outing. More...

Founders Day Fair Takes Place Sunday in Brewster

Sunday promises to be quite a day in the Village of Brewster. The community’s 19th annual Founders Day Main Street Fair takes place—a celebration that offers something for everyone. More...

Cultural Events

Making Opera For Everyone

Of all the art forms to sport accessibility as a buzz word, opera has made some very significant strides. More...

Broadway Benefit for Brewster’s Old Town Hall

There is a wealth of talent tucked in the side streets and rural homes of Brewster, and it’s time you not only heard them, but see them do what they do best—sing, dance, and act. More...

Bringing Out the Poe in ‘Poe-keepsie’

This October, Poughkeepsie’s fourth annual Big Read will honor the master of horror, thrills and suspense, Edgar Allan Poe, with a month-long series of literary-charged activities, discussions and performances. More...

Columns

Apples: Have A New York State of Mind

Have you been hit with a falling acorn yet? They are ping-ponging everywhere thi s year, creat ing various percussion sounds as they bounce off s idewalks , car s , or heads. More...

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Keeping an Eye on Our Representatives in D.C.

Browne Plays for Hall ON October 16 at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, rock legend Jackson Browne will play a fundraising concert for incumbent Representative John Hall, a solo acoustic show by Browne, with presumably an appearance by the congressman. More...

AMERICaN SPIRIT

Honoring Heroes, Past & Present

Michael Monsoor, Taking After His Namesake, Was a Warrior for Good in the Face of Evil I t has been exactly four years since Petty Officer Michael Anthony Monsoor, the fourth 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 

ANITA M. DEHART

Anita M. DeHart of Mahopac, and formerly of Cheektowaga, NY, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Sunday September 19, 2010. She was 89. More...

DEBORAH A. MCCUE

Deborah A. McCue, age 51, a 45 year resident of Brewster, died Wednesday, September 22 in Carmel. Deborah was born in White Plains, NY on June 21, 1959 to Richard C. and Merle (Stamps) Golz of Brewster. More...

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