October 7, 2010 RSS feed / 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...

The Office of Sheriff: Law Enforcement Through Democracy


I am writing in response to a proposal put forth by County Executive Candidate Vincent Leibell that Putnam County should consider doing away with the office of an elected Sheriff in favor of a system in which the County Executive would appoint a pol More...

Have a Relaxing Moment in a Downtown Park


Putnam County has quite a few parks and preserves that are over 1000 acres. You could spend hours, even days exploring what just one property that size has to offer. More...


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 More...


Honoring Our Heroes, Past & Present

Medal of Honor Citation for Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone, USMC   More...

Where in the County is The Courier?

If you can identify this location in Putnam County and be the first caller to 845.225.3633 on Monday, October 11, at 10am (according to the clock at the COURIER office), you will win a special surpris More...

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Weekly Quotation

‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland