October 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

ANTHONY FUSCO

PUTNAM LEGISLATURE DISTRICT 9

Anthony Fusco is a lawmaker who does not like making laws. “We have enough laws, more than we know of,” says the first-term Putnam County legislator, who is facing a reelection challenge November 2 for his District 9 seat. More...

ANTHONY DiCARLO

PUTNAM LEGISLATURE DISTRICT 9

After serving on the Carmel Town Council for seven years, Republican candidate Anthony DiCarlo is running against Anthony Fusco for Putnam County’s 9th legislative seat. More...

JERRY FUREY

PUTNAM LEGISLATURE DISTRICT

In a county historically run by Republicans, Jerry Furey wants to give people an alternative. “For 20 years, we’ve been basically running on a one party system,” he said. More...

Does Putnam Need Four Coroners?

The $64,000 question being asked around Putnam County this week deals with its coroners: Does a county of slightly more than 100,000 people need four coroner positions? More...

General Stories

An All-Purpose Party Place

LAKESIDE AT OSCEOLA

A “multi-functioning year-round oasis” hides along East Main Street in Jefferson Valley—serving as a party location or local waterfront getaway. Lakeside at Osceola is a retreat located near the Putnam-Westchester border. More...

Man Charged with Stabbing Muslim Cabbie Released

Michael Enright, the 21-year-old Brewster Heights man charged with stabbing a New York City cab driver last summer because he was Muslim, is back home in Putnam County. More...

Odell, Leibell Pick Up Key Endorsements

e Legislato r Mar y Elle n Odell , Independence Party candidate for Putnam County executive, has recently been endorsed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. More...

Enterprise

Have Local Retailers Been Forgotten?

FROM THE CHAMBER

If you’re a Putnam County retailer, you might be feeling a little bit frustrated lately while looking at your balance sheets. More...

Sports

Mahopac Train Rolls over Rams

Indians wrap up first perfect regular season, No. 1 seed in AA playoff party

Ryan Wagner of Mahopac pulls in a pass from TJ Foley Saturday at Carmel. More...

Carmel Volleyball Squad Sweeps ’Pac, John Jay, Falls to Lakeland

Carmel girls hoping to earn a piece of league title this week

Lef t : Carmel ’ s Jaime Wade (9) goes airborne for a hit in Carmel’s win over Mahopac last week. Photo by SKIP PEARLMAN. More...

Brewster Breaks Out in Second Half to Rout Panas

Smith, McNeill both go 100+ yards rushing

The Bears picked up a win over Panas last Friday, and take on Sleepy Hollow this weekend. More...

Columns

An Autumn Walk Through Camarda Park

Pastimes

Just off Seminary Hill Road in Carmel, the relatively new Camarda Park is a 36-acre property that offers sports fields, a kids’ playground, two basketball courts, and a nice, short Autumn walk. More...

Let’s Play a Game. . . Where in the County is The Courier?

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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 

ROBERT TIETJEN STORER

Robert Tietjen Storer, age 74, born October 15, 1936 in White Plains, NY died on October 17, 2010 at his home in West Deptford, NJ. He was a graduate of Purdys High School, NY in 1955 and University of Bridgeport, CT in 1960. More...

DAVID PATRICK HAGAN SR.

David Patrick Hagan Sr. of Brewster, died suddenly on Wednesday October 13, 2010, at the age of 74. More...

RAYMOND L. D’ESPOSITO

Raymond L. D’Esposito, 79, a longtime resident of Patterson passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010. Mr. D’ Esposito was born July 15, 1931 in Bronx, NY to the late Liberato and Fannie D’Esposito. More...

Candidate Forum Schedule  Free Access 

Stick with the Courier for the best local election coverage.

Join us at the Villa Barone Tuesday night (Oct. 26). More...

Rocker and Doctor Are Neck and Neck  Free Access 

19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

The race between Dr. Nan Hayworth, Republican candidate for the 19th congressional district, and incumbent Democrat John Hall might come down to a photo finish in the general election. More...

Elections Commissioners Manage Ballot Headaches

Ballots for next month’s general election arrived at the Putnam Board of Elections in Carmel Monday, which gave the county’s two elections commissioners a royal headache. More...

CARL ALBANO

PUTNAM LEGISLATURE DISTRICT 5

Although Putnam is currently the 12th highest taxed county in the country, Carl Albano, the Republican candidate for the 5th legislative district, wants to see it become a city upon a hill. More...

Patterson Priest Protests Kaplowitz

On Wednesday Father Tom Lutz, along with local Right to Life advocates and Catholics throughout Putnam County, held a press conference outside of Westchester Legislator Mike Kaplowitz’s campaign office in Carmel. More...

Around the County

Green Chimneys Harvest Fest a Big Hit

Jackie Gambardella of Southeast looked around at the large crowds enjoying themselves Saturday on the Green Chimneys campus and smiled. More...

Knights of Colombus Coat Drive for Veterans

The Mother Cabrini Assembly of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus are collecting gently used and new board games for the veterans residing at the VA Hospital in Montrose, New York. These items will be given to the veterans at Christmas. More...

Patterson Firefighters Trained for Trench Rescues

Emergency responders throughout Putnam County train regularly for all types of crises and disasters. More...

Cultural Events

The Guitar Hero of Nelsonville

A lot of folks in Putnam County already know Pat Cummings as a gregarious and multitalented musician, who, along with his wife, Susi, and their grown sons, Gavin and Ian, provides accompaniment for local musicals, festivals, fundraisers, and other e More...

Best in Show, Many More Celebrate

Last Friday, October 15, The Putnam Arts Council announced the artists awarded for work of various mediums submitted to the Council’s annual Fine Art Exhibit and 2010 Fall Juried Show. More...

Dance This Season

A preview of the area’s fall dance

Connecticut Ballet “Coppélia” Oct. 23-24 As a classical full-length ballet, “Coppélia” is a smart (if not altogether strategic) choice for Connecticut Ballet’s opening performance of their 2010-2011 season. More...

Editorials

‘Ultimate Authority Resides in the People’

President James Madison, the Father of the United States Constitution, said, “The ultimate authority ... resides in the people alone.” Vincent Leibell apparently doesn’t believe that. More...

Putnam: The Politics Of Fear and Control

Having run for office, it was an interesting lesson for me to see how much Putnam politics unfortunately relies on intimidation and the promise of employment. More...

Letters to the Editor

Election Commissioners Respond

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Hall Protects Middle Class

Dear Editor: If Nan Hayworth, with her enormous Karl Rove, corporate, and vulture--funded backing (Google Nan Hayworth Paul Singer), wins the Congressional election in NY-19, we are looking at the destruction of Social Security and Medicare and t More...

John Hall Deserves Our Vote

Dear Editor: More...

Birth Announcements

CHLOE ROSE LAMORTE

Baby Girl Chloe Rose Lamorte was born October 8, 2010, weighing 6 lbs. More...

KAIDEN JOSEPH STRICKLAND

Baby Boy Kaiden Joseph Strickland was born August 18, 2010, weighing 7 lbs. More...

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