June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Odell Challenger Surfaces At Last

Putnam will have a county executive’s race after all! More...

Hayworth Talks Jobs in Putnam

Rep. Nan Hayworth said during a tour of Putnam County’s Cold Spring that historical and natural attractions like the Hudson River waterfront can spur economic development and jobs. More...

Mahopac Voters Return to the Polls Tuesday

Mahopac voters will be returning to the polls next Tuesday to vote on a revised school budget reduced by $1,856,000 following last month’s defeated 2011-2012 fiscal spending plan. More...

General Stories

Substance Abuse Funding Cuts Called Catastrophic

Underage drinking continues to plague Putnam County and two representatives of the National Council on Alcoholism and the Communities that Care Coalition traveled to Albany last week urging state officials to reconsider plans to reduce substance abus More...

Lake Carmel Man Arrested for Contempt of Court

A Lake Carmel man accused of violating a court order of protection by visiting a Mohegan Lake drug store faces charges of contempt of court. More...

Did Metro-North Hinder Water Delivery?

A Patterson entrepreneur who lost his livelihood in last Thursday’s holocaust that ravaged a section of Route 311 in Patterson praised the volunteer firefighting effort Tuesday but at the same time criticized Metro North for not allegedly allow More...

Enterprise

Can Longtime Barriers To Putnam Commerce Be Overcome?

Ask enough people in Putnam County and you’ll be convinced that no one ever crosses the Taconic to shop on the other side, and all the good stores are in another county or in Connecticut. More...

Sports

Seniors Carried Indians to Section 1 Title and Beyond

Foley named All-American; Bota, Gyscek, Carey, Berardis, Parrillo and Verde All-Section

MAHOPAC—It had been seven years since the Mahopac High boys lacrosse team had last won the sectional championship, but thanks to its seniors and an All-American along with six All-Section winners, the drought has come to an end. More...

Brewster’s Biondi and Byrnes Share Courier’s Athlete of the Month Award for May

BREWSTER—Most outstanding high school athletes wrap up a fouryear varsity sports career when they graduate. Brewster High’s Lindsay Biondi recently put the wraps on a four-year varsity career for the Bears girls lacrosse team. More...

Denapoli Tosses No-Hitter, White Sox Win Two Of Three

KENT—It was just three games, but the Kent White Sox of the WPBA/NABF college division had their fair share of ups and downs last week. More...

Letters to the Editor

Marriage Equality Healthy for Society

Dear Editor: New York is one of the preeminent economies in the world and attracting talent that could go elsewhere has led big name Republican donors such as Paul Singer, Clifford Asness and Steven Cohen to support Marriage Equality in order to give More...

What Marriage Means

Dear Editor: I am a lifelong Democrat, pro-abortion rights, pro-gun-control, anti-deathpenalty But I’m annoyed by the recent fullpage ad showing the couple claiming their son is “not allowed to get married” when he has the same righ More...

Let Homeowners Decide on Consolidation

Dear Editor: To Putnam County Elected Officials More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

JACQUELINE M. QUINN

Jacqueline M. Quinn of Brewster, New York, died Thursday June 9, 2011 in Carmel, NY at the age of 83. More...

Dangerous snake kills Putnam Lake woman  Free Access 

Home had 75 snakes -- most of them poisonous

 One of the world's most venomous snakes is believed to have inflicted a bite that killed its owner earlier this week. The body of Aleta Stacey, 56, was found in her bed by her boyfriend when he returned to the couple's residence on Hopewell Dr More...

Mother Nature’s Fury

Lightning Strike Sparks Devastation

Day turned to night in a matter of minutes as a violent storm swept through sections of Putnam County last Thursday. More...

Ball Pivotal in Gay Marriage Vote

In late developments Wednesday, State Sen. Greg Ball is emerging one of the last swing votes among Republicans who could either help pass or stall the marriage equality bill in Albany. More...

Southeast Faulted on Trash Contract Award

Pat Cartalemi of AAA Carting feels vindicated by the state’s highest court’s ruling. More...

Around the County

Dangerous snake kills Putnam Lake woman  Free Access 

Home had 75 snakes -- most of them poisonous

 One of the world's most venomous snakes is believed to have inflicted a bite that killed its owner earlier this week. More...

Chabad Jewish Center to Open

Putnam County’s first complete center for Jewish life is opening in Carmel. More...

VA Hosts ‘Veterans Appreciation Day’

Have you served in the military? You may be eligible for VA care. More...

School News

Students Collect Eye Glasses

Student members of the George Fischer Middle School’s Future Business Leaders of America collected over 300 pairs of eye glasses to be recycled. More...

HS Graduation Exercises Begin on Saturday

The 2010-11 school year is drawing to a close, with high school commencements getting underway in Putnam County starting on Saturday. More...

Students Recognized by Putnam Legislature

A group of Brewster High School students involved with Habitat for Humanity—an organization constructing a home in Putnam Lake—received kudos from the Putnam Legislature last week for its efforts. More...

Columns

Smith: Back Secure Communities

Perspectives

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent decision to suspend New York State’s participation in the Federal Secure Communities program makes no sense, is not based on solid facts or sound logic, and will ultimately make New York State less safe. More...

Albany DISPATCHES

Philipstown Zoning Redux The sometimes dry issues of zoning and land use are anything but in Philipstown, and the latest fracas involves twin state Senate and Assembly bills (S4554B and A347A) that would give property owners “vested rights&rdqu More...

Baseball, the Airlines and the Scandals

Cunningham’s Corner

Last week I listened to two of the Yankees games, the series with the Red Sox, on the radio. Can you beat a summer night and baseball? I’m thinking not—especially considering that good radio announcing can be a treat. More...

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