March 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Movie-like Scene at Carmel Police Dept.

It resembled a cops and robbers thriller in Mahopac when, on Saturday evening, a Mahopac man involved in a road rage incident while allegedly under the influence of alcohol broke out of the Carmel Police Department lock-up before being tackled by off More...

Maloney Calls For Unity In Wake Of Trump Presidency

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney arrived 20 minutes late to a town hall meeting Sunday yet the 200 in attendance at the Starr Ridge Manor Conference Center in Brewster didn’t mind waiting when the Cold Spring Democrat told his audience “w More...

Girl Scouts Honored in Carmel

It’s often been said that the foundation of knowledge removes one’s fears, while supporting each other results in a spirit of togetherness allowing for strength. More...

General Stories

Phony Cop Robs Motorist On Taconic

State Police are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection with an early morning armed robbery that occurred on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley.  Troopers from Cortlandt said the incident took place Wednesday at 6:20 am when a man More...

Legislature Makes Push For Video Conferencing For Inmates

In the summer of 2014, newspaper headlines forecast that Putnam would begin streamlining the justice process by allowing defendants to appear in court for routine appearances via video technology.  Fast forward to 2017 and the initiative has gon More...

Carmel’s Radio Shack to Close

It’s the end of an era as local Radio Shack stores will be closing their doors for good. The Carmel store at the Putnam Plaza placed signs in its windows last week as did Radio Shack outlets in nearby Danbury and Poughkeepsie. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Protecting the Community From Failures of Leadership

The recent arrest and firing of Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce CEO Erin Meagher for alleged misuse of Chamber funds has thrust a lot of negative attention once again upon our county. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Fourth of March

It is purely accidental that the beginning of our Presidential term of four years and the beginning of our Congressional term of two years fall on the 4th of March.   More...

Word of the Week

crackerjack \CRACK-er-jack\  adj : of striking ability or excellence   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner  Free Access 

Madness of All Kinds in Putnam

Douglas Cunningham Alas, my team was eliminated Saturday from the NCAA basketball tourney. It was a great run, and I am still, as I wrote before, amazed at the athleticism and coaching of this year’s teams. ** More...

Waiting for the Snow to Melt

(and Bruce’s Awesome Lenten Seafood Stew)

Katherine Whiteside I keep checking, but darn! Snow is still piled at least a foot deep on top of the vegetable beds. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Stephen P. Smrek

Stephen P. Smrek, 68, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina passed away on March 10, 2017, after a brief however courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family.   Mr. More...

Ann Hunt Raymond

Ann Hunt Raymond of Yorktown Heights died peacefully on March 21, 2017, at the age of 103. She was born on the 15th of February, 1914, in County Sligo, in the west of Ireland, in the town of Mount Irwin.   More...

Michael S. Hall

Michael S. Hall, 65, of Wingdale, NY passed away on March 25, 2017, at Westchester Medical Center. Mr. Hall was born on February 13, 1952, to William and Betty (Olea) Hall, in Buckeye, AZ. More...

Small Businesses Shine At Trailblazer Awards Ceremony  Free Access 

Small business is the backbone of Putnam County and on Thursday evening the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce presented its 2016 Best in Business Trailblazers Awards. Companies from across the county were recognized in a variety of categories. More...

Revaluation Revolution in Carmel-Mahopac Area

It’s the talk of the town: Carmel’s revaluation that increased property taxes along lakefront property by as much as $30,000 has residents in a tizzy. More...

Chamber Of Commerce CEO Fired, Facing Charges

A highly recognized fixture in Putnam’s business community has been busted, charged with using Chamber of Commerce money like a “personal slush fund.”  More...

Search for Robin Murphy Continues

April 9 marks the 22nd anniversary of one of Putnam’s most bizarre cases. More...

Around the County

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...

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Sports

Success Breeds Success For Carmel Golf

Matt Murphy sees the trend. Success tends to breed success for his Carmel High School girls’ golf program, and the coach is only too happy to see the results.  “We will have a team of 22 golfers this year. More...

Mahopac Girls’ LAX Primed For New Year

This is what happens when you build a program, not just a team. More...

Softball Looking for Breakthrough

The Brewster High School softball team has been one of the most consistent teams of the spring sports season, winning at least a share of the league championship for the last six years and appearing in two Section 1, Class A finals during that span.& More...

Birth Announcements

Samuel Eliezier Monterrosa

Samuel Eliezier Monterrosa was born to parents Damary and Roberto of Carmel on March 22, 2017.   More...

Michael Richard Sisolak, Jr.

Michael Richard Sisolak, Jr. was born to parent Rebecca and Michael (Hopewell Junction) on March 13, 2017. Grandparents are Nancy and Robert Lindner (Mahopac) and Richard and Patricia Sisolak (Shrub Oak.)   More...

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