Chamber Seeks to Unite East & West



COURIeR editor Joe Lindsley addresses the audience gathered at The Garrison last week as publisher Elizabeth Ailes (l) and Mahopac-Carmel Chamber President Jennifer Maher look on. Business leaders from Carmel to Cold Spring gathered in Garrison to k… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Susan Bach Remembered as Caring Woman



Susan Bach Susan Bach is being remembered this week as a caring, kind, compassionate and considerate woman. The 51-year-old Bach died at Danbury Hospital while undergoing treatment for massive trauma received in a head-on crash in Patterson during… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Galef Seeks to Ban Earmarks



State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef believes the time has come to eliminate all “member items” in state governmental spending. The perks are given each year to a variety of organizations and associations by members of the State Legislatur… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Letters to the Editor



Constitutional Considerations Dear Editor: I feel compelled to respond to the eloquent letter written by Ed Lundberg (December 10) in response to my letter of December 3, because his letter misrepresents the position of my own and, of more con… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Reassessing Mr. Scrooge

The famous miser has been grossly misunderstood

Every year at Christmas time it is the same old thing. Families gather around the hearth, eat too many cookies, drink hot chocolate, and perpetuate the myth surrounding one of literature’s most complex and misunderstood characters, Charles Di… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Everything True Except the Facts

Nothing is as it appears in the age of Obama

“Who are you going to believe; me or your lying eyes?” Coined by Groucho Marx, this line was used to good effect by the late comedian Richard Pryor, in a routine in which his wife has caught him cheating with another woman. I was re… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]

“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry

will be concluded in next week’s issue (a special Wednesday edition)

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“The Spirit of Christmas”



  EDITOR’S NOTE: As Advent comes to a close, and the Christmas season nears, the following reflections on Christmastide from Charles Dickens’s Pickwick Papers serve as a reminder of the goodwill the season is meant to foster: &… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Sifting Through the Sands of Time from the Courier Archives

150 Years Ago Dec. 2 16, 1859

In these days of “wars and rumors of wars,” when carnage and bloodshed, death and desolation, are laying waste the proud cities and cultivated plains of foreign lands, it is truly heart-rending to contemplate a scene at home, among thos… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

A Taste of China— With Some Twists



MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY Anna and Tony Guo are veterans of the Chinese restaurant business in Putnam. The husband and wife pair ran Hom Bon Buffet along route 22 in Brewster for 11 years, before selling it earlier in 2009. Now Anna Guo is making he… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this […]


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