October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Brewster Fire Department Open House Draws Hundreds

Sunday was picture perfect for any type of outdoor activity including a visit to the local neighborhood firehouse.  Hundreds of residents of the greater Brewster area took advantage of the invitation by visiting the North Main Street fire statio More...

Military Veteran to Challenge Maloney

The 2016 elections are more than a year away yet a Poughkeepsie woman and graduate of West Point announced Tuesday her intention to challenge Representative Sean Patrick Maloney for the 18th Congressional District seat.  Sakima Brown hopes to ru More...

First Responders Garden Opens with Great Fanfare in Carmel

Putnam County’s First Responders Garden has opened in downtown Carmel.  The garden was conceived by three Girl Scout cadettes from Carmel Troop 2655 as a Silver Awards project.  More...

General Stories

Tears of Joy Highlight Putnam Naturalization Ceremony

Vietnam veteran and Silver Star recipient Karl Rohde summed it up best:   “You have become citizens by choice. We are citizens by birth.”  More...

Putnam Family and Community Services Benefit Set for Friday

Putnam Family and Community Services (PFCS) annual benefit takes place Friday when Imagine: Life Lived to the Fullest takes place at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem.  More...

Gino Vannelli Ticket Contest

Once again, the Paramount Hudson Valley and the Courier are sponsoring a free ticket contest to Gino Vannelli’s performance at the Paramount on October 23rd at 8pm. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

The Metro-North Commuter Railroad – a Business Opportunity?

Small businesses often find opportunities as vendors for government, public-private or private corporations, helping them to perform much needed services or provide unique products for their needs.  More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

SETTLING WITH A TENANT

When Bradley Johnson entered Frederick during the late raid, he had a settlement with the occupant of his house who had come in possession of it by virtue of a sale under the Confiscation Act of Congress. More...

Word of the Week

Zydeco  popular music of southern Louisiana that combines tunes of French origin with elements of Caribbean music and the blues   More...

Letters to the Editor

County Is Fortunate to Have Levy

To the Editor,  Recently, I had an opportunity to sit as a juror in a sexual abuse case prosecuted by DA Levy. It was an enlightening and rewarding experience to have such a close look at how our local justice system works.   More...

Levy & An Excellent Record

Dear Editor,   Do not believe the lies, half-truths, and innuendos that are being used to attack the integrity of District Attorney Adam Levy. These are blatant efforts to distract voters from DA Levy’s excellent record.   More...

Eckardt & Lord for Southeast Board

To the Editor, With Election Day a month away, I wanted to express my support for Lynne Eckardt and John Lord for the Southeast Town Board. My husband and I have lived in Southeast for 28 years More...

Breaking News - 10/19/2015 2:55 PM

Honorary Carmel FD Chief Charles Conklin laid to rest

Honorary Carmel Fire Department Chief Charles Conklin was laid to rest Monday at Raymond Hill Cemetery following a funeral service at the Mt. More...

Breaking News - 10/18/2015 3:20 PM

First snow of the season  Free Access 

Putnam’s first snow of the season has fallen. A series of snow squalls turned the atmosphere into a winter-like appearance Sunday at 12:34 p.m. More...

Tourism Bureau Comes Under Attack

Putnam County’s Tourism Bureau came under attack Tuesday evening when members of the county Legislature’s Economic Development Committee reviewed the agency’s requested budget for 2016.  More...

Ouch! Southeast Residents Using Brewster Water Get Slammed

Forty five Southeast residents using Brewster Village water will be receiving unwanted tax bills in the mail advising of an $800 increase in water rates for 2016.  The Brewster Village Board voted last week to increase the tariff in order to pay More...

Embezzlement Probe Continues As Carmel Reviews Potential Changes

Anger, shock as well as sadness continue to permeate greater Mahopac this week following allegations that a member of the Mahopac Fire Department reportedly embezzled millions of taxpayer dollars from the fire department’s treasury over the pas More...

Around the County

‘Fire & Ice’ Concert at Chapel Restoration

The Chapel Restoration presents a medley of the most beautiful art songs from Argentina, Iceland and Ukraine, with several from Brahms, at The Chapel Restoration on Sunday, October 18, at 4. Admission is free.  More...

‘See Something-Do Something’ to Host Free Self-defense Training Class for Women Oct. 17

Krav Maga New York, trainers for New York Tactical Officers Association and Tactical Operators East, has launched a “See Something - Do Something” campaign to teach as many people as possible how to defend themselves.   More...

Sen. Serino Visits Kent Library

State Senator Sue Serino liked what she saw when visiting the Kent Library last week.  The freshman State Senator, representing constituents in Putnam Valley, Philipstown and Kent in addition to several towns in Dutchess County, toured the libra More...

Sports

Brewster Survives Furious Panas Rally With Late Touchdown

BREWSTER – Phew!  The Brewster High School football team closed out the regular season with a wild one, taking a three-touchdown lead, watching Walt er Panas make a furious rally to go ahead, and then snatching victory from defeat with a l More...

Carmel Finishes Up Strong With Road Win At Fox Lane

Joe Rodriguez went 13-for- 15 in passing, leading the Carmel High School football team to a strong finish with a 27-13 road victory at Fox Lane.  The Rams bounced back from their only loss to finish with a 5-1 mark. More...

Mahopac Falls To New Rochelle in Regular-Season Finale

NEW ROCHELLE – Behind 168 all-purpose yards from senior quarterback Greg Powell, the New Rochelle High School football team beat Mahopac 34-7 on Friday night to cap an unbeaten regular season.  New Rochelle shut out the Indians 28-0 in the More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

ST. ANDREW’S  EPISCOPAL CHURCH  26 Prospect St., Brewster 845-279-4325 Sunday  Service: 10:00am Sat Nov 14-9am-3pm  Harvest Bazaar and Christmas Fair. Vendors wanted CHABAD OF PUTNAM  COUNTY  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Norbert ‘Bert’ James Lannon

Norbert ‘Bert’ James Lannon of Brewster, NY, formerly of Carmel, NY, died on Sunday, October 11, 2015. He was 76 years old.   Bert was born August 12, 1939, in Bronx, NY to Norbert Joseph and Adelaide (Conway) Lannon. More...

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