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Long Awaited Route 6 Paving Planned For Carmel

Following years of neglect and patching of cracked and broken pavement by the New York State DOT, a five mile section of Route 6 from Library Corners in downtown Carmel to Route 312 in Southeast will be undergoing a major renovation this year. More...

Sacred Heart Church, Started as Mission Chapel, Is Now 60!

The date was July 6, 1957, when the Sacred Heart Mission Chapel in Putnam Lake was designated as a full parish by the late Cardinal Francis Spellman, Archbishop of New York.  The following summer, Cardinal Spellman traveled to the parish and pre More...

General Stories

Fourth Of July Classic Attracts 350 Runners

Three hundred fifty hundred runners from throughout the region were up early on Independence Day and participated in the Taconic Road Runner’s 45th annual Putnam County Classic.  The eight-mile race began and ended at Mahopac High School.& More...

Cyclists Take to the Streets as Putnam Cycling Classic Rekindled

The weatherman was on the bicyclists’ side Sunday when a glorious morning greeted dozens of riding enthusiasts who participated in Putnam’s rekindled Tour de Putnam.  More...

Legislature Expands County’s Agricultural District

The Putnam Legislature Wednesday expanded the county’s Agricultural District to include parcels on both the eastern and western sides of the county.  More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Poem : “The Red, White and Blue .”

For Buchanan—pride of the nation, The choice of the fearless and free— We join in a heart-felt ovation, And he shall our President be! More...

Word of the Week

concatenate /kahn-KAT-uh-nayt/  verb : to link together in a series or chain   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner  Free Access 

A State of Affairs

We report this week, elsewhere in this issue, of an 18-year-old walking in Brewster with his girlfriend, when he is set upon by two other youths, 16 and 17 years old, beaten severely and his backpack is stolen. In broad daylight! More...

Gardening Gusto

Decorative Herbs for Indolent Gardeners

Gardeners tend to be an energetic bunch, but when the heat index skyrockets and June flowers fade, it’s common to ignore glaring border gaps that would annoy the heck out of us during more salubrious weather. More...

Mahopac FD Parade Draws 23 Departments!

Mother Nature cooperated Thursday evening when despite a forecast for showers, cool and cloudy conditions greeted scores of bystanders and hundreds of emergency responders attending the annual Mahopac Fire Department parade.  More...

High Court To Hear Andrew Krivak’s Motion For New Trial

One of the major stories of 2016 revolved around the acquittal of Anthony DiPippo, twice convicted of murder, who had spent more than two decades in a maximum security penitentiary. More...

Langley To Challenge Smith For Sheriff

A retired member of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department hopes to lead that agency next year. More...

Around the County

‘All-American Concert’ At Patterson Recreation

On Saturday, July 22, the Patterson Recreation Center will be the venue for a family friendly "All-American Concert" by the Southern Dutchess Concert Band and sponsored by The Duffle Bag of Patterson and the Town of Patterson. More...

Brewster Chamber Travels Back In Time

To celebrate their 60th anniversary, the Brewster Chamber of Commerce is taking us back to the days of poodle skirts and greasers with a 1950s shindig and car show.   More...

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Sports

SUMMER SPOTLIGHT

Brewster’s Jack Guida

Jack Guida is a fairly pragmatic young man, so when the Brewster High School football star – who graduated last month – learned that his expected college choice fell through, he turned lemons into lemonade.  Or, rather, orange juice. More...

Golf Course Profile: Highlands Country Club

(Editor’s Note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting Putnam County’s golf courses.)   GARRISON – Highlands Country Club is a beautiful little nine-hole course that serves as the sister course to The Garrison just up the More...

Renegades Reach Much-Needed Day Off

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Days off in professional baseball, even at the short-season Class A minor league level, are few and far between. And the Hudson Valley Renegades desperately needed theirs on Monday. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph F. Aiello

Joseph F. Aiello, a fifty-plus years resident of White Plains, NY and a 30-year resident of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at his home on July 8, 2017. He was 86 years old. More...

G. William ‘Bill’ Farr

G. William ‘Bill’ Farr, a 35-year resident of Brewster, NY, died peacefully on Monday July 3rd. He was 67 years old.   Bill was born on October 6, 1949, in Rockville Center, NY, son to the late George and Sarah (Secrist) Farr. More...

William J. Mayer

William J. Mayer passed away peacefully April 27, 2017 at the Presbyterian Senior Care Center in Washington PA. Born July 10, 1944, in Colonie NY, he was the son of the late Mildred and Emil Mayer. More...

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