November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Kirsten Gillibrand Visits Community Action Program

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Baby Born with Help From 9-1-1

Nine-One-One dispatchers Brian Burdick, Shawn Madsen and William Odell didn’t flinch when a man called the county’s 9-1-1 dispatch center last Friday night advising that his companion was giving birth.  Burdick answered the 9:30 p.m. More...

Missing Wallaby Spotted in Brewster Area

Indy the wallaby has been on the lam for several months.   More...

Politics

Ball Launches Investment Company

Soon-to-be-retiring State Senator Greg Ball has decided to offer the public knowledge and experience learned during his years in the political arena and has launched a multifaceted, technology, political consulting, marketing and investment company. More...

Around the County

Patterson Library Abuzz with Holidays

The library was buzzing Friday evening for the 3rd Annual Holiday Vendor Fair. More...

Holiday on the Lake Schedule

The Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association has announced the schedule of events for this year’s annual “Holiday on the Lake” festivities, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6. More...

Putnam Symphony Orchestra to Perform Holiday Classics

The Putnam Symphony Orchestra will open its 38th season with a performance on Sunday, November 23, at 3 p.m. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Words of Wisdom

Hatred is blind as well as love. Man is more than constitutions. The greatest pleasure of life is love. Light cares speak, great ones are dumb. Hate no one -- hate their vices, not themselves. More...

Word of the Week

Bijou  1 :a small dainty usually ornamental piece of delicate workmanship : jewel 2 :something delicate, elegant, or highly prized   More...

Columns

Perspective

Looking Forward to the Next Four Years

The vote of confidence that I was fortunate enough to receive from the voters of Putnam County on Election Night was humbling. More...

Letters to the Editor

Maloney's Staff Needs Improvement

To The Editor:   Brendan Corrigan's letter in the November 13th edition of the Courier heaps praise on Rep. Sean Maloney's Congressional staff. My experience with them last summer convinced me that they deserve little if any praise.  More...

Outdoor Heritage at Risk Unless 'Lame Duck' Congress Acts

To the Editor:   Tens of thousands of acres of New York State farms, forests, working lands and scenic open spaces will be forever lost unless Congress makes permanent a bipartisan tax incentive for conservation before the end of the year. More...

Breaking News - 11/26/2014 9:41 AM

Season’s first snowstorm cancels school and events across county  Free Access 

I-84 closed to commercial traffic as storm advances

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Breaking News - 11/24/2014 3:18 PM

Severely neglected dog abandoned at Fahnestock State Park  Free Access 

A small white terrier dog has been found abandoned at Fahnestock State Park.SPCA Chief Ken Ross reported the discovery of the three to four year old Maltese mix Monday. It had been left inside a plastic crate at the Pelton Pond women’s restroom. More...

Breaking News - 11/24/2014 10:38 AM

Strong winds and heavy rains KO power

Thousands of Putnam residents awakened to darkened homes this morning as the result of torrential rains and strong winds. Trees were uprooted and snapped utility lines in Putnam Lake, Southeast, Patterson, Kent, Putnam Valley and Philipstown.&nb More...

Sam Oliverio to run for Putnam Valley Supervisor

Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio has made it official. More...

Fatal Crash Closes Route 22 in Southeast

A Brewster man and a Danbury woman were killed Friday in a horrific head-on crash on Route 22 in Southeast south of the Village of Brewster.  The mishap took place when a southbound Hyundai collided with a northbound Subaru SUV one-half mile sou More...

Pregnant Inmate at County Jail Gives Birth

A pregnant inmate at the Putnam Correctional Facility gave birth to a bouncing baby boy Tuesday at Putnam Hospital Center.  The 9-1-1 Dispatch Center was notified of a “woman in active labor” at the jail around 5:45 a.m. More...

Brewster Native Cindy Bradley Illustrates New Arlo Guthrie Book

Cindy Bradley’s passion for art and assisting children recovering from abuse led her to American folk singer Arlo Gutherie.  The result has been the Brewster native’s illustrating Guthrie’s new book, “Whose Moose Am I?&rd More...

General Stories

Dozens Partake in Free Coin and Stamp Appraisals in Carmel

A steady stream of stamp and coin enthusiasts – as well as those hoping to find unsuspecting treasure – visited the Carmel firehouse last weekend for the annual Croton River Coin Club’s free appraisals.  More...

Delinquent Taxpayer Sues County for Taking Property

A Kent property owner has filed a lawsuit against Putnam County for taking his land as the result of non-payment of taxes.  Steven Portenza charged that the county acted hastily and unethically by not personally notifying him of the pending fore More...

Vets Task Force Meeting Addresses Local Officials

The Putnam Veterans Task Force is concerned for the many veterans residing in the county’s six towns and three villages who have slipped through the cracks.  Last Saturday a group of 35 people gathered at the Putnam Emergency Operations Tr More...

Cultural Events

African Culture at Mahopac Library

Rita Wagener is a native of Uganda, a country located on the eastern side of the African continent. More...

Sports

Caitlin Murphy to Play Lacrosse at Manhattan

Who knew six years ago that history was going to be made when Carmel High School girls' lacrosse coach Kerry Hackert first met Caitlin Murphy.   “She was in sixth grade,” Hackert said. More...

Baseball Teammates Fay, Menton to Oneonta

Ryan Fay wasn’t even sure he wanted to play college baseball, much less which school he was going to choose.  More...

Haldane Girls' Soccer Takes the Title

CORTLAND – The long bus ride home from Cortland to Cold Spring was, well, just like any other postgame bus ride home. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

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 More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Grace Jacobs

Grace Jacobs passed peacefully and comfortably in her beautiful home in Florida on November 8th surrounded by loving friends and family. She was 89 and had battled breast cancer with determination and strength. More...

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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland