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History Made In Putnam County When Appellate Division Convened

History was made in Putnam County on Valentine’s Day when, for the first time, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department convened in Putnam County.  Twenty cases were heard by the four-judge panel con More...

Relay For Life Expands

Relay for Life, a fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society, is expanding this year in Putnam County.   In addition to the Mahopac and Patterson gettogethers, a Relay for Life will be held in Brewster for the first time.  More...

General Stories

Late Night Inferno Greets Firefighters

A raging inferno greeted Patterson firefighters late Saturday night when a minivan caught fire on Fair Street near the intersection of Towners Road near the Patterson-Kent town line. More...

Million Page Challenge To Benefit Local Charity

Carmel’s Million Page Challenge is going strong!  Fifth and sixth graders at the George Fischer Middle School are hoping to read one million pages as a grade level to benefit a pair of non-for-profits.  More...

Vagina Monologues to Benefit Women’s Center

Jennie Marie Lambert is bringing a production of the Vagina Monologues to Carmel Saturday because as she explains: “There has never been a more important time to make our voices heard while spreading awareness about resources and safe places fo More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

League ’s Net Pool Price is $2.90 for January

Return to Farmers for That Month Higher Than Ever Before   In Organization's History.   More...

Word of the Week

peradventure  \PER-ud-ven-cher\  noun : doubt; the possibility of a particular outcome in an uncertain situation : chance   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner

Washington’s Birthday & Taxes

Douglas Cunningham   Monday was Presidents’ Day, what we used to call Washington’s birthday, and I thought a couple of bits of wisdom from George Washington especially appropriate:   More...

Presidents’ Week

(and Two Maple Syrup Cocktails)

Katherine Whiteside   We’re now in the middle of Presidents’ Week. It is a tumultuous time in America. But this is not our beloved country’s first tumult nor will it be our last. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Madeline D. O’Loughlin

Madeline D. O’Loughlin, of Brewster, NY, formerly of Pawling, NY and Wingdale, NY, passed away peacefully at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home in Brewster on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She was 88 years old.  More...

LOLA PASTENA

Lola Meola Pastena, 98, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 13th, 2017. More...

Breaking News - 8:01 AM

Firefighters battle smoky blaze in downtown Carmel  Free Access 

Firefighters from both eastern and western Putnam battled a smoky blaze at a building located at 12 Fair Street in downtown Carmel early Wednesday.The blaze was reported at 1:27 am in the two story building housing Lorenzo’s Pizzeria and Birthright o More...

A Very Special Day at Sheriff’s Dept.

Sheriff Don Smith called it a “very special day” when six members of his department were promoted during a 90-minute ceremony at the county’s Bureau of Emergency Services before a SRO audience.   More...

Engineering Taught To Brewster Middle School Youngsters

The future is bright in the Brewster School District as seventh graders enrolled at the Henry Wells Middle School are having the opportunity this semester to enroll in an engineering course in conjunction with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineeri More...

Around the County

County Land Trust to Hold Benefit Dinner

Putnam County Land Trust announces its Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on Saturday, March 25th. More...

100th Day of School Celebration!

Camp Herrlich Leads Charge to Keep Kids Safe

Children attending Camp Herrlich’s after school programs at Kent Elementary, Matthew Paterson and the Pawling Elementary School experienced fun yet engaging presentations last week when a series of ‘Get Ready Get Safe’ rallies were More...

Computer Learning for Seniors

The Putnam County Computer Learning Center for seniors holds registration the first Thursday of every month at the William Koehler Senior Center, 180 Route 6 in Mahopac and at the Putnam Valley Senior Center, 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley. More...

Sports

Mahopac’s Johanson Leads Strong Contingent of Locals Into NYS Gymnastics Meet

CARMEL – What a day for Mahopac High School gymnast Callie Johanson and her teammates.  More...

Brewster Girls Win Out-Bracket Game Before Elimination

ARDSLEY – The Brewster High School girls’ basketball team won its outbracket game in the Section 1, Class A tournament on Thursday before being eliminated on Saturday.  The Bears, seeded No. 17, beat No. More...

Carmel, Brewster, John Jay-EF Boys All KO’d From Postseason

OSSINING – It was one and done for the Carmel, Brewster and John Jay-East Fishkill boys’ basketball teams competing in the Section 1 playoffs.  At Ossining, the Rams simply had trouble scoring as they lost to the Pride, 55-36, in a C More...

Letters to the Editor

Buyer’s Remorse, Anyone?

To the Editor:   Although I did not (vote for him), I live in Putnam County, so I know lot of people who voted for Donald J. Trump. They are my neighbors. We raised our children together. 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...

Birth Announcements

John Francis Zarella II

John Francis Zarella III was born on January 27, 2017, to parents Kristen and John Zarella of Cortlandt Manor. Grandparents are Ellen and Joseph Karwacki (Utica) and John (deceased) and Erin Zarella of Carmel.   More...

Emma Ramirez

Emma Ramirez was born on February 4, 2017, to parents Ligia and Ovidio Ramirez of Carmel. Grandparents are Libardo and Marina Nunbz and Ovidio and Ruth Ramirez.   More...

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Weekly Quotation

‘A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.' ~George R.R. Martin.