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Watch Fires Burn Brightly In Putnam County

Fires burned brightly in steel drums at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park Friday evening to symbolize veterans’ determination to never have their park desecrated again.  More...

General Stories

Putnam’s Great Trout Release

The weather was positively frightful – a steady rain – yet despite the inclement conditions, excitement reached a fevered pitch last Thursday when 40 students enrolled at the Henry Wells Middle School in Brewster released more than 100 fi More...

Will the Sixth Time Be the Charm? Fighting for Tax Breaks

After five rejections in the NYS Assembly, Putnam lawmakers are hoping that local shoppers will be getting a tax break this fall on back to school clothing and footwear. More...

Judie Mirra To Run For Carmel Town Board

Republicans currently reign supreme on the Carmel Town Board but a retired teacher hopes to change that in November.  Judie Mirra, who recently retired as an elementary teacher working with children for more than three decades, has announced her More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Supporting Local Charities Through A New Initiative

The Putnam County business community is very generous when it comes to charity. We have the highest amount of fundraisers, walks and relays per capita than any other county.  More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

BEAUDRIAS ANDERSON LAWSU IT

Employer and former Employee, both Lawyers, at Odds over Legal Fees.  Nyack newspapers carry an account of a suit of Peter A. Anderson, former Yonkers lawyer, against Isadore Beaudrias of Yonkers, in whose law office he formerly worked.   More...

Word of the Week

lief  \LEEF\  adverb : soon, gladly   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner

Contrasts on Memorial Day

Douglas Cunningham My mind remembers Memorial Day as being unduly hot, with the sun beating down on a ceremony that invariably took a long time. I’m sure it wasn’t always a scorcher More...

Get Outside! It’s June!

(and My Boss’s Wife’s Homemade Gin!)

Katherine Whitesi de June is here and, and with it, the beginning of soon-to-come summer vibes. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

TERRY A. KNOX

Terry A. Knox, a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY, died with her family by her side on May 23, 2017, at Westchester Medical Center. She was 74 years old.  More...

HOWARD W. WITT

Howard W. Witt, Putnam Lake, NY, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday May 27, 2017. He was 59 years old.  Howard was born on October 22, 1957, in Mt. More...

Putnam Honors Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

Memorial Day events take place across the county. Page 12.
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Erin Meagher Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charge

Erin Meagher, a highly familiar fixture in Putnam’s business community who was arrested in March for using Chamber of Commerce money like a “personal slush fund,” pleaded guilty in Carmel Town Court Tuesday evening to a reduced char More...

Special Birds of Prey Day to be Celebrated This Sunday

Paul Kupchok can’t believe that 25 years have already gone by since Green Chimneys celebrated its first Birds of Prey Day in 1992.  More...

Around the County

Cadets Graduate West Point

WEST POINT – More than 950 cadets graduated Saturday from the U.S. Military Academy and were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. More...

Meet Snapping Turtles at Boscobel

Did you know the snapping turtle is New York State’s official reptile? About 1,200 of them live in the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary, located just below Boscobel House & Gardens.  More...

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Sports

Carmel Girls’ Golf Qualifies Four For States

ARMONK – There wasn’t an individual championship for Carmel High School girls’ golfer Lauren Peter this spring, but there was strength in numbers for the Rams.  Peter was one of four Carmel golfers to finish in the top nine at More...

Brewster Softball Eliminated

BREWSTER – Brewster High School softball coach Lisa Delzio said it took her days to even look at the scoresheets and boxscore.  That’s what happens when heartbreak is involved.  A step away from the Section 1, Class A championsh More...

Mahopac Baseball Reaches First Final Four In 12 Years Before Falling

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School baseball team might have been knocked out of the Section 1, Class AA playoffs last week, but not before the Indians reached their first semifinal in 12 years with an 8-2 victory over Yorktown in the quarterfina More...

Letters to the Editor

Incredible Play by Bears in Brewster – Lakeland Game

To the Editor, Yesterday I witnessed the Sectional semi-finals of Varsity Softball between Brewster High School and Lakeland More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHABAD OF PUTNAM COUNTY 5 Fair Stree, Carmel 845 225 4770 www.PuntamChabad.org Rabbi Avi Korer conducts Shabbat services Saturdays at 10:00am. Education director Michal Korer. Hebrew school Sundays 10am - 12pm No membership necessary. More...

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