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VFW Supports a Wounded Marine

Lance Corporal John Curtin recovers at Walter Reed after being hit by an IED

For 235 years, the United States Marine Corps has upheld the highest sense of honor and devotion to this country. More...

General Stories

Great Floods Can Flow From Simple Sources

For the second time in 72 hours a powerful storm deluged the area with a month’s supply of rain in a single day. Roads were flooded as streams and tributaries became raging rivers from the more than 2.5 inches of rain that fell last week. More...

Ball: Crooked Public Workers Must Forfeit Pensions

State Senator Greg Ball is angry. More...

Carmel Meetings

Mon Mar 21Kindergarten Registration,KES, KPS, MPES, 9:30-11:30amTue Mar 22 Board of Ed Mtg., CHS Library,7:30 pm More...

Enterprise

Enhancing Downtown Commerce Districts

Each community in Putnam County has a unique charm all to its own – a quaint, special character that is endearing to those who live and work in them. So much potential can be found throughout our various downtown business areas. More...

School News

Health Department Praises School Cafeterias, Local Eateries

Last week the Putnam Health Department sponsored its 5th annual “Emmy awards” when 11 restaurants and eating establishments were joined by 8 schools in receiving special recognition and commendations from Health Commissioner Dr. More...

Schools Ready to Register Kindergarten Kids

Parents of children planning to attend school in the Carmel District in September are being asked to garner necessary information needed during registration. More...

Safety Guards ‘Patrol’ The Halls At Garden Street School

Third graders at the Garden Street School in Brewster are serious about their new responsibility. The eight-year-old boys and girls are participating in a safety guard program at the school following training as hall monitors. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

101 Years Ago 2 March 18, 1910 NEW RAIL ROAD LINE Westchester asks for authority to build new road. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

ILENE YERKS

Yerks, Ilene M., age 75, longtime resident of the New Fairfield/Patterson area, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Danbury Hospital. More...

Indian Point says it can handle more than a 6.0 earthquake  Free Access 

Riverkeeper calls for shutdown

As Japan scrambles to pick up the pieces following Friday’s earthquake and tsunami, the devastated country also has to concern itself with three nuclear power plants that are at risk of melting down. More...

Irish March Through Mahopac

After a dreadful winter of snow and ice and a horrendous past week of torrential rains, Mother Nature cooperated Sunday when Mahopac hosted the county’s 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. More...

Around the County

Lions Busy Screening Young Eyes Early

Members of the Carmel-Kent Lions Club are busy these days participating in a pre-school screening program designed to detect abnormalities that could lead to serious eye problems. More...

Fire Department Explorers Win National Recognition

The National Volunteer Fire Council has nationally recognized the Lake Carmel Fire Department Explorer Post for its community impact, innovation, and creativity. More...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Comes to Carmel

The timeless tale of romance, tragedy, and the magic of “happily ever after” will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the stage at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel. More...

Cultural Events

Joining Science and Art

Local Artist featured in new Digital Exhibition

Science and art are not as inspirational a pair as, say, love and art or (sometimes more persuasive) angst and art. And often, the two only converge to produce something serious, literal, textbookbound. Except if you’re artist Sherry Mayo. More...

Sports

Never Backing Down

Brewster’s McPartland plays three sports— despite battling cystic fibrosis

The New York State High School Football Coaches Association has presented Brewster High School senior Brian McPartland with the 12th man award for the 2010 season. More...

Mahopac Ice Hockey Team Enjoyed Outstanding Season

Gyscek, Savitzky, Hoppinthal, Barletta, Sottile, Kennedy and DiPasquale receive post-season honors.

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High hockey team enjoyed a strong 2010-11 season, going 15-5-2 overall and 14-1-1 in Conference 1 on its way to winning the conference championship before falling to Suffern 4-1 in the sectional semi-finals. More...

After a Strong Season, the Bears Are Hungry For More

Parise Earns All-Section, Erickson, Duncan, Gonska, Gooden, McAlpin, Ghelarducci, Erickson, Cullen and Liston named All-League

BREWSTER—With one All-Section wrestler, 10 All-League and an impressive showing in tournaments and dual meets, the Brewster High wrestling team has plenty to be proud of, which has coach Tom Looby already looking ahead to next year. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Send information regarding worship services to courier@pcnr.com. Please put “WORSHIP” in the subject line. More...

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