October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Retirees Dodge A Bullet

of Putnam County govern­ment retirees have dodged a bullet: The Putnam Legislature Tuesday decided to keep the status quo, refusing to go along with County Executive Paul El­dridge’s suggestion to increase contri­bution rates for retiree health More...

Ground Broken on Sidewalk Project

State and county officials gathered on Route 6 outside the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center in Carmel last week with shovels in hand to ceremonially kick off a $2.3 million sidewalk proj­ect that will not only improve pedestri­an safety and create jobs b More...

General Stories

Putnam’s Sales Tax Revenue Finally Back in the Black

Putnam’s sales tax revenue is back in the black. After two months of declining sales tax dollars, county shoppers have re­turned to their earlier spending habits. More...

Network Honors Movers & Shakers

Two dozen of Putnam’s movers and shakers were honored last week when the Putnam Community Service Net­work hosted its 26th annual Awards Breakfast. More...

Split Legislature OKs Watershed Coalition

By a vote of 6-3, the Putnam Legisla­ture has agreed to join 19 other munici­palities throughout the New York City watershed by forming the East of Hud­son Watershed Corporation, resulting in the transfer of $20 million of Big Apple funds allowing me More...

Enterprise

Teaming Up To Make A Difference:

Business Leaders and Elected Officials

Public-private collaboration was on display all over the Hudson Valley this past Monday as business and commu­nity leaders sought to help our economy emerge faster from the recession. More...

Bridge Tolls to Rise

Starting on January 1, it will cost you more to cross the Bear Mountain and Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon Bridges. More...

Half-Price Sale at the Book Barn

The Book Barn at Mahopac Public Library will host a half-price sale on all items during Columbus Day week­end. Check out the fabulous selection of items and get some great deals on Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. More...

School News

4-H’ers Are Wired for Wind

A group of 4-H’ers from Putnam County was Wired for Wind Saturday as part of the 2011 National Science Experiment. More...

Columns

Courier Archives

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

111 Years Ago Sept. 28, 1900 TOWSER’S MISTAKE Bit His Master Instead of His Enemy, and Is Awfully Sorry More...

Letters to the Editor

All for One, One for All

Dear Editor: June 19th, 2008: My 2 year old son (BJ) was diagnosed with Autism. We were told it would render him “unteach­able”. June 20th, 2008: I was in the library, drowning in a foreign world of ABA, ADLs, EI, and IEPs. More...

Save the Church

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Democrats for Odell

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Birth Announcements

DAKOTA MARIE WHITE

Dakota Marie White was born at Vassar Brothers Hospital on Septem­ber 20, 2011, to Mandy and Chris White of Fishkill. Maternal grandpar­ents are Lewie and Judy Strickland of Stormville. More...

Columbus Day Parade draws thousands

Putnam County's Columbus Day parade a huge success. More...

Legislature Adopts Budget By 6-3 Vote

Hundreds of hours of budget delibera­tions ended late Tuesday evening when the Putnam Legislature adopted its $141 million fiscal spending plan by a vote of 6 to 3. More...

Foundation Pledges It Will Pay Back Taxes on Carmel Land

Tax woes are piling up for the Put­nam Community Foundation, which owes an additional $84,668.61 in back taxes to the county. More...

Economic Woes Aired at Two Summits

Stimulating the economy was at the forefront for businesspeople and commu­nity leaders Monday during back-to-back forums at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Around the County

Carmel News

Rebecca Wittenberg Is Putnam’s Interim Public Health Director

On Tuesday Rebecca Wittenberg, a 37-year career public health profession­al, was named Putnam’s interim public health director, Wittenberg succeeds Dr. More...

Thousands March in Columbus Parade

Never mind the luck of the Irish: Italian-Americans were in their glory Sunday when, despite predictions for inclement weather, ideal conditions greeted more than 5,000 marchers and thousands more on the sidelines as Putnam County’s annual Colu More...

Founders Day Well Attended In Brewster

Sunday’s celebration served up a day chock full of entertainment, chil­dren’s activities, a variety of foods, merchandise and information offered by Putnam businesses and services. More...

Cultural Events

Putnam Hospital Center Plans November Gala Dinner, Ball

“London Calling,” Putnam Hospi­tal Center’s Annual Gala Dinner and Ball celebrating its 47 years of pro­viding quality and accessible health­care to the community, will be held on Saturday, November 5th, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwi More...

Mahopac Watercolors

Watercolors by JoJo Maxwell are on display in the Third Floor Gallery at Mahopac Public Library through October 31. More...

Jeweler Will Host 'Pink’ Fundraiser

Craig’s Fine Jewelry, 394 Main Street, Ridgefield, Conn., will host a Craig’s Care “Tickle Me Pink” fundrais­er on Thursday, October 20, from 4 to 8 p.m., during Breast Cancer Awareness month. More...

Sports

Carmel Girls Roll to 2-1 Win Over Kennedy, Improve to 5-4-1

Rams also edge Yorktown, 1-0

CARMEL—During the first half of Monday night’s non-league game be­tween Kennedy Catholic and Carmel, it looked like it was going to be the Gaels’ night. More...

Rams Maul Tigers for First Win of Season, 26-7

Blank rolls for 100 yards, TD

CARMEL—The Carmel High foot­ball team picked up a much-needed win over Mamaroneck Saturday, topping the Tigers, 26-7, to earn its first win of the season. Carmel improved to 1-3, while Mama­roneck fell to 2-2. More...

Brewster Posts First Win Over Somers in Seven Years

Bears make lone TD stand, hold Tuskers to three points

SOMERS—From start to finish, the Brewster High football team seemed to have an extra bit of zip in its step Saturday at Somers. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY2020 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, Vegetarian lunch, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-1pm More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

FRANCES WALKA

Frances Walka, 98, a longtime resi­dent of Mahopac, passed away on Sep­tember 29, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Walks was born on Febru­ary 12, 1913, to Joseph and Frances (Mach) Vondras, in New York City. More...

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