July 7, 2011 RSS feed / Around the County

The Dream Has Become Reality

The dream has become reality for two Putnam County women who work each day with developmentally disabled adults throughout the region. More...

Putnam Celebrates 4th of July with Fireworks

A variety of fireworks displays, backyard gatherings, and good oldfashioned family outings highlighted the Independence Day weekend across Putnam County. More...

New Crosswalks For Downtown Mahopac

Two crosswalks installed on Route 6N in downtown Mahopac have already begun yielding dividends. More...

Mahopac National Gives Boost to Cystic Fibrosis Campaign

When more than 325 walkers gathered in May at Brewster High School to take part in the Putnam Great Strides Walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, they got a boost from Mahopac National Bank and a personal connection to the disease. More...

Parenting and Joint Replacement Classes at Putnam Hospital Center

Twice Monthly Joint Replacement Classes More...

Jimmy Bruen’s Encounter With A Bear

Jimmy Bruen had never seen anything like it! “Even in all my trips to the Adirondacks where my family has a cabin, I never came face-to-face with a bear,” he recounted Tuesday evening. More...

Youth Programs Continue Through December

Putnam lawmakers realize the value of programs provided through the auspices of the county’s Youth Bureau, and last week decided to fund the initiatives through the end of the year. More...

Great Hudson River Paddle is Here

The Hudson River Valley Greenway is encouraging residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond to get ready for the 11th Annual Great Hudson River Paddle, scheduled for July 1-31, 2011. More...

Future Firefighters Receive Degrees

The future has arrived in Putnam County firefighter circles. More...

Putnam County Young Men Thrive at Boys State

Eleven young men representing all corners of the county returned home last Friday from a weeklong experience at Boys’ State—a program sponsored by the American Legion that teaches teens about the practical operation of government. More...

Merchant Education Seminar On Monday

Pick up a copy of the Courier each week and you’ll observe the list of DWI arrests that gets longer and longer. More...

St. James Benefits From Hannaford’s Initiative

Hannaford’s wants to be a good neighbor. The supermarket chain last week presented a check for $1,000 to St. James School in Carmel as part of the “Hannaford’s Helps Schools” initiative. More...

Putnam Files Pre-Application for National Veterans’ Cemetery

A first step has been taken that may lead to Putnam County as the final resting place for 70,000 veterans. A preapplication was filed with Uncle Sam Friday requesting a national cemetery off Route 312 and I-84 near Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast. More...

‘Drew’s Blues Kitchen’ Event Set for July 30

On Saturday, July 30, from 8 to 11:30 pm, Drew United Methodist Church will be hosting Drew’s Blues Kitchen at 28 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel. This is a fundraiser to benefit Church and Community. More...

Independence Day Blood Drive Called a Success

The Independence Day weekend blood drive was a great success as 77 local residents rolled up their sleeves last Friday and donated a pint of the life sustaining fluid. More...

Putnam People

… Two Putnam County area students were named to the Dean’s List at Salisbury University for the spring 2011 semester: CHRISTOPHER WOOD of Brewster and KEVIN KNUDSEN of Mahopac. More...

Accessible Transportation Coalition Takes Shape

A year long effort got underway last week that will improve access to public transportation for the handicapped in Putnam County. More...

United Way’s ‘Born Learning Trail’ Makes its Way to Putnam

Putnam County’s first Born Learning Trail is ready for children and parents to explore at Sycamore Park thanks to volunteers from the Pepsi Beverage Company. More...

Hudson River Valley Ramble Dates Announced

The Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area invite Hudson Valley communities to become part of an exciting regional event, the Hudson River Valley Ramble. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937