March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Census: Putnam’s Growth Rate Slows

County Executive Paul Eldridge expressed surprise when learning that Putnam’s growth rate during the past decade increased by only 4 percent, falling sharply behind its neighbors in Dutchess, Rockland and Orange Counties, as well as 13 other co More...

Courier Changes

Cunningham takes over, as Lindsley moves on

Douglas Cunningham, a longtime veteran of local newspapers in New York State, has been named Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Putnam County News & Recorder and The Putnam County Courier, announced Elizabeth Ailes, Publisher and own More...

General Stories

AMPLIFICATION

In last week’s story “Wondering About Wonder Lake,” Roger Gross was referenced in a comment as the executive director of the Hudson Valley Trust. More...

Civic Meeting

The Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association will have a general membership meeting at the Carmel Fire House, 94 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY, on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 7:30pm. More...

Carmel Meetings

Thurs, April 7 Rec & Parks Advisory Committee 7:30pm More...

Enterprise

Partnering With Our County’s Leaders

To make a difference in Putnam County’s economic future, the various business and community organizations need to find ways to work together. More...

School News

School Budget Deliberations Called Challenging

It’s been a difficult late winter and early spring for officials in the Carmel School District. More...

High School Robotic Team Wins

Champions come in many fields. More...

Enoch Crosby Sponsors Local Teacher for National Award

The Enoch Crosby Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce it’s sponsorship of Rob Buccheri, a teacher of History at Carmel High School in Carmel NY, for the NSDAR’s Outstanding Teach More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

90 Years Ago March 4, 1921 PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST FOR PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOLS Three Events for Each Class Will Be Held Between April 25th and May 21st. More...

Paddlesports Safety Training: A Necessary Priority

Following a few simple rules will make for a safe day of paddling. The most essential piece of gear is a life jacket. Since Paddlers dress in thermal layers and plan for sudden and unexpected immersion, wearing a life jacket is essential. More...

Gardening GUSTO

The Possibility of Picking Your Own Salad (This Summer!)

There are still little piles of snow around, but it’s a perfect moment to think about making a small salad garden for good eating all season long. In fact, have a look outside right now and see where the snow melts first in your yard. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

Photo

Garden Street School 3rd graders learn where Cambodia is located on a globe from Lyn Lea. Those pictured include Gigi Isola, Aidan Coughlan, Nicky Triolo, and Tyler Dougherty. More...

Vincent Leibell’s sentencing date moved to Friday, May 13

The sentencing of former state senator Vincent Leibell has been postponed once again. Originally scheduled for March 7, then March 18, and then April 1, the sentencing has now been pushed to 2pm on May 13, at the federal courthouse in White Plains. More...

Sal Gambino to Lead Chamber

Sal Gambino has hit the ground running. More...

County Names Its Official Papers

In a decision determined by the Putnam County Legislature, the county government will continue to advertise legal notices in three weekly newspapers this year. More...

Around the County

Annual Food Drive – Help Fill the Truck!

Once again the Carmel Rotary Club and Shoprite of Carmel will join forces to assist those in our community who have been less fortunate. More...

Christina Lopez Is The Region’s “Cake Boss”

When it comes to baking delectables, a young woman from Mahopac is at the top of her game. More...

Courthouse Dreams Become Reality

Patterson’s new judicial center has become reality. More...

Cultural Events

What to Do? Spring is Here at Last

Spring is officially here, and the weather will catch up eventually, so here are five good reasons to come out of winter hiding. More...

New York Theatre Ballet Returns to the Paramount

Returning for their third season at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, the acclaimed New York Theatre Ballet is one of those compact troupes (they have 14 dancers), ideal for bringing quality dancing and sophisticated repertory to commun More...

Sports

Young Tigers Looking to Gain Experience, Defend Title

PV hoping for three-peat

PUTNAM VALLEY—Toward the conclusion of each of the last two seasons, the Putnam Valley High boys lacrosse team has found itself hoisting a gold plaque in celebration of winning a sectional title. More...

Rams Will Rely On Pitching, Defense To Set Tone

BASEBALL

CARMEL—After losing seven seniors - including All-Section winners Ryan Shilling, Gaston Rojas and Ian Anderson - to graduation, this year’s Carmel High baseball team is going to rely on pitching and defense to carry it further than last y More...

Tigers Look to Return to Sectionals in 2011

BASEBALL

PUTNAM VALLEY—After coming off a 5-14 season in 2010 in which his team lost to Hastings in the first round of the sectionals, Putnam Valley baseball coach Joe Natalie would like to see his team be competitive in League I-A this year and win a f More...

Letters to the Editor

Praise for Grease

Dear Editor: More...

Where are We Going?

Dear Editor: The election is over, 15 days have passed, and we have successfully pulled through the Cold Spring’s biennial March madness. More...

An Unacceptable Risk

Dear Editor: More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

WILLIAM H. BURDICK

William H. Burdick of Patterson, died at home on Monday March 28, 2011 with his family at his side. He was 57. More...

WILLIAM F. KEEFE

William F. Keefe of Brewster died at home Monday, March 28 2011 after a brief illness. He was 81. More...

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