July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Region Bakes

Baby, it’s hot outside!  If you like it scorching, the next few days will be right up your alley.  On the weather maps forecasters are predicting the mercury will reach the century level Thursday and Friday, with slightly cooler readi More...

Abuse of Power Charged in Kent

It is an odd court case, the civil complaint filed by Ernest L. Robinson III against a bevy of Town of Kent officials.  More...

The Man Behind The 4-H Fair Poster

Posters announcing next weekend’s Putnam 4-H Fair are on display across the county this week.  The creator of the signage, Mahopac’s Joe Gyscek, who calls himself a hobbyist, has been designing 4-H memorabilia for more than 20 years. More...

General Stories

Leibell: Four Visitors a Month

When Vincent Leibell receives visitors at his new digs, it will have to be Friday through Sunday – or a federal holiday – between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.  More...

DiPippo Hearing Delayed

Justice continues to move at a snail’s pace in Putnam County.  More...

Plea Deal Near in Murder Case

The 25-year old man accused of brutally murdering his estranged 19-yearold wife in a Christmas Eve slaying described by law enforcement professionals as the county’s most heinous crime in 2010, is close to reaching a plea deal in the case.  More...

Enterprise

Seeking Community Solutions in Tough Economic Times

As neighbors, we work together to make our towns better places to live, and improve the quality of life for our children, friends, and neighbors. More...

Cultural Events

Courier Cultural Connection

Climb Every Mountain to See This Show: The Sound of Music is Brewster Theater Company’s third summer musical in its delectable 11-year history. More...

‘In Retrospect’ – Works by Elizabeth Castellano

Artist Elizabeth Castellano will have paintings on exhibit in the Third Floor Gallery at Mahopac Public Library from August 2nd through August 30. More...

Sports

White Sox 24U Win WPBA Championship, World Series Up Next

A week ago, the Kent White Sox of the WPBA/NABF Collegiate Division won the WPBA regular season title; now they have the playoff title to go along with it. More...

Brewster 10U Softball Team One Win From State Finals

BREWSTER – The Brewster 10U Little League All-Star softball team dropped a 1-0 decision to South Orange Monday night in the championship round of the Section 4 tournament in Wallkill, NY.   More...

Hundreds Participate In Tri ‘n’ Du

Putnam Tourism Director Valerie Hickman looked to the sky and said “Thanks!”  Glorious weather conditions greeted more than 400 swimmers, cyclists and runners who participated in the county’s 4th annual Tri ‘n’ Du&m More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel  845-228-4283/4288 baus.org  bauscym@aol.com Sunday  programs: 9-10am - Chanting and  Meditation, 10-11am - Dharma Talk,  11am-12pm - Noon Book Discussion  Group, Vegetari&n More...

Cuomo Extends Hours at Swimming Facilities, Parks During Heat Wave  Free Access 

Governor Andrew M. More...

Two Cooling Shelters Open in Putnam County  Free Access 

Locations Today (Friday) in Mahopac and Putnam Valley

For the second day in a row, Putnam County has opened two cooling centers as a result of the excessive heat warning that has been issued by the National Weather Service. More...

Habitat Home Goes Up

Two dozen volunteers toiled in oppressive heat last Saturday but the contractors, teachers, students, businessmen and women and trades people didn’t mind at all since they were building a home on Kendall Drive in Putnam Lake that will allow a f More...

Red Alert on Thefts From Cars

Teens Busted in Southeast, Patterson Cases; Sell Goods to Cops   Two 19-year-olds from Stormville and Holmes are facing felony charges for allegedly rifling through parked vehicles and stealing merchandise at condominium complexes in Southeast a More...

Around the County

Scouts Participate In Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded members of the military stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, who are hospitalized in an infirmary are reaping the efforts of Carmel Boy Scout Troop 14 this week.  The boys collected food and clothing for the wounded warriors while Troop 1 More...

Communication and Team Building via Drum Circle at Camp Herrlich

Children attending Camp Herrlich in Patterson experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity last week when world acclaimed percussionist and composer John Arrucci of Kent presented an exercise in team building known as a drum circle.  More...

Girl Scout Builds Wheelchair-Accessible Garden

Nora McGoldrick, a Girl Scout in Brewster Troop 1492 recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award by constructing a wheel chair accessible garden for the residents at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home in Brewster. More...

School News

Youth Bureau Recognizes High School Seniors

Three dozen area high school graduates who will soon be on their way to college or university were recognized last week by the Putnam County Youth Bureau for their dedication to the people of Putnam County.  Some 75 residents witnessed Putnam&rs More...

Tax Cap Nothing New To Brewster Schools

The Brewster School District has promised to turn lemons into lemonade.  Meeting for the first time in the 2011-12 school year last week, the Board of Education and a small audience gathered at the administration office complex in Southeast to h More...

Board of Education Reorganizes

The Brewster Board of Education has re-organized for the new term.  Meeting last week, school trustees re-appointed Stephen Jambor as president and Joseph Charbonneau as vice president.  Jambor, a 12-year board veteran, will be commencing h More...

Columns

Albany DISPATCHES

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th AD) welcomed 100 Putnam and Westchester residents to her annual Senior Forum on July 7 at the Cortlandt Town Hall. More...

Washington Dispatches

Debt Ceiling Blues   By the time you read this, a deal between Democratic President Barack Obama, the Democratic-led Senate, and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives might be reached to raise the debt ceiling. Or, maybe not.   More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Through all the Ages ...   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

PEARL FOSHAY KNAPP SMALLEY

A graveside memorial service will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. on July 31, 2011, honoring the life of Pearl Foshay Knapp Smalley. More...

ROBERT PALAZZO

Robert Clayton Palazzo, age 70, of Brewster, formerly of North Salem, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Valhalla, NY.  Mr. Palazzo was born July 18, 1940 in the Bronx to Robert S. and Elizabeth (Smith) Palazzo. More...

FRANCIS BRUNOW

Francis R. ‘Frank’ Brunow, Sr., age 89, of Dover Plains, NY, formerly of Patterson, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Carmel.  Frank was born April 7, 1922, in Pawling, to Jules and Harriet V. (Doyle) Brunow. More...

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