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Southeast Under Scrutiny

Supervisor, comptroller’s office question town attorney’s arrangement

A draft of the New York State Comptroller’s audit of the Town of Southeast, obtained by the Courier, is critical of the town board’s arrangement with its attorney, Willis Stephens. More...

Doctor Nan Hayworth Battles Glaucoma, Big Government

Pos itioning for Power

In biblical times, a rare but simple mixture of mud and some Messianic power could grant a blind man vision. More...

General Stories

Former Cop’s Arrest Gives Brewster a Black Eye

A former member of the Brewster Village Police Department currently serving as the village’s Code Enforcement Officer has given Brewster a “black eye.” More...

Brewster Man Accused of Injuring Yonkers Cop

Following a traffic stop on the Saw Mill River Parkway a 39-year-old Brewster man is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly injuring a police officer in Yonkers Kevin Ferris was arrested on charges of felony assault, reckless endangermen More...

CORRECTION

In “Brewster Theater: To Be or Not to Be” (September 23), we reported that the renovation of the Old Town Hall in Southeast into a theater would cost each resident $36 annually. More...

Enterprise

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The Apples are Ready

So is Salinger’s Orchard Farm

The entrancing aroma of apple pie straight from the oven, cinnamon and sugar doughnuts, and hot cider fills the storefront of Salinger’s Orchard Farm in Brewster. More...

Chambers of Commerce Are Strengthening Local Business  Free Access 

FROM THE CHAMBER

As a new contributor I wish to thank the Ailes family, Joe Lindsley, and the PUTNAM COUNTY COURIER for this opportunity to share exciting business news on a weekly basis. More...

Sports

Kennedy Catholic Girls Top Beacon, Fall to North Salem

JFK’s Brittany Manfro (22) closes in on North Salem goalie, who bobbles ball in Saturday’s Tigers win. More...

Gaels Offense Can’t Get in Gear in Loss

Kennedy WR Zach Furman pulls in a pass from QB Dan Girolamo, as defender makes tackle from behind. More...

Brewster High Boys, Girls Grab Titles at Bear Classic

Maguire leads boys, Bottalico paces girls team

BREWSTER—The Brewster High boys and girls cross country teams both took home first-place trophies at the 33rd annual Bear Classic, held Saturday at Brewster High School. 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 

CONCETTA M. DIPELESI

Concetta M. Dipelesi, 83, of Mahopac, passed away on September 29, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Diepelesi was born on November 22, 1926, to John and Marion (Canazarro) Mistretta in New York City. More...

JOSEPH P. DAPUZZO

Joseph P. Dapuzzo, 76, of Patterson (Putnam Lake), died Tuesday, September 28, 2010, in Danbury, CT. He was the husband of Carole A. Cassel- Dapuzzo. Mr. Dapuzzo was born September 27, 1933, in Manhattan to Salvatore and Anna (Landriana) Dapuzzo. More...

GOP Power Play

Longtime chairman Scannapieco ousted

If recent trends continue, 2010 is going to be a harsh year for incumbents. On Tuesday night, Anthony Scannapieco was ousted from the county Republican chair that he has held for 14 years. More...

If the Crown Fits!

Miss Columbus 2010 is Marylou Trifiletti, a Carmel High School senior. More...

Ball: ‘Open Space is Big Business’

For supporting Leibell’s mortgage tax, Kaplowitz receives environmental backing

Michael Kaplowitz, Democratic candidate for the 40th district state senate seat, has been endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters, which also has pledged to spend significant money to get him elected. More...

Putnam Budget Passes

A six week long budget process concluded Tuesday when the Putnam Legislature approved a $135.1 million fiscal spending plan for 2011 by a 7-2 vote. More...

Around the County

Joseph Castagnola Named Interim Principal at BHS

Brewster High School’s new interim principal has hit the ground running. More...

Paul Camarda Receives Community Service Award in Southeast

Paul Camarda, of Camarda Realty Investments, was presented with a community service award on Sept. 23 by the Southeast town board. More...

Girl Scouts Host Victorian Afternoon Tea

Brewster Girl Scouts now know the experience of a traditional Victorian Afternoon Tea. More...

Cultural Events

Watching Wright’s Design Go Up, With Cameras Rolling

If a rainstorm could ruin anything, it would definitely be a boat ride. And on a gray afternoon, with a sky that meant business, James Libby, a longtime filmmaker, sped across Lake Mahopac in his boat, rain pelting the windshield. More...

Putnam Valley Grange Farm Tour Features Animals, Food, and Fun

The Putnam Valley Grange No.841 is hosting its Annual Harvest and Educational Farm Tour on Saturday, October 9, from 11am to 4pm (rain date, October 10), at Willow Ridge Farm, 174 Canopus Hollow Road, in Putnam Valley. More...

Bringing Mount Gulian to Life

The Hudson Valley is an area teeming with rich history, and Mount Gulian, a notable site and homestead in Fishkill, has seen a lot of action in the past. More...

Columns

Gardening Gusto

Pumpkins: Not Always as Easy as Pie

I’ve always loved the autumn pumpkin-purchasing ritual. Did you know you are not supposed to pick up a pumpkin by its stem? More...

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Keeping an Eye on Our Representatives in D.C.

Did Hall Vote to Raise Taxes? THE Democratic controlled Congress adjourned last week without bringing a bill on tax cuts to the floor of the House of Representatives. More...

Courier Archives

78 Years Ago 2 Oct. 6, 1922

County News • A score board in front of Hoyt’s hotel permitted baseball fans here to follow the game between the Giants and Yankees, The returns of each half inning were received by radio by Frederick Messenger and Ernest G. Secord. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Debate was Enlightening

Dear Editor: The Sept. 28th NYS Senate debate between Westchester Legislator, Mike Kaplowitz and Assemblyman, Greg Ball was enlightening. More...

Video Enhances Transparency

Dear Editor: I believe that video broadcasting of Town Board meetings is key to keeping an “open and transparent” government. In the Town of Kent there is a question of which meetings should be recorded and broadcast. More...

Budget Message is an Outrage

Dear Editor: Mr. Bondi’s 2011 County Budget Message is an outrage! He begins: More...

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