March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Hossu Trial Underway at Last After Jury Picked in County Court

The trial of Alexandru Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy, got underway last Thursday in Putnam County Court after taking more than a week to select a jury. More...

Mistrial Declared in Ariano Rape Case

After six days of deliberations and with a jury of six men and six women hopelessly deadlocked, Putnam County Judge James Rooney late Monday afternoon declared a mistrial in the rape case involving Carmel restaurateur Lani Zaimi Ariano, who was accus More...

Politics

Odell: Rein in Spending, Aid Seniors, Fight Drugs

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s State of the County address covered reining in spending and the fight against drugs, and also touched on the Year of the Senior Citizen, increasing senior services and promoting tourism. More...

Around the County

Putnam’s Unemployment at 5.4 % for the Month of February

The State Labor Department last week reported Putnam's rate of unemployment for February at 5.4 percent, a decline from 7 percent in February 2013.  Putnam has remained with the lowest rate of joblessness in the Hudson Valley for the past 19 mon More...

Children’s Art Workshop at The Studio Around The Corner

The You Picasso - Found Art Children's Workshop will be at The Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall at 67 Main Street, Suite 101, in Brewster.   Children will create "Something from Nothing" using everyday items found around the house. More...

Brewster- Carmel Garden Club

The Brewster-Carmel Garden Club is taking preorders for their plant sale. The monies raised are used for the many civic plantings in the area that the club plants and maintains. They also support two students in their area with scholarships. More...

School News

Three from CHS are National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Carmel High School seniors Joseph Malinowski, Andrew Miller and Jacob Sweet are among the brightest young men in America today. More...

Sports

Mahopac Boys Basketball Coach Kevin Downes Resigns

Mahopac High School boys basketball coach Kevin Downes resigned last Friday in the wake of the scandal in which eight students have been suspended after posting racial slurs on Twitter directed at the Mount Vernon community.  Downes confirmed th More...

Commentary: Mahopac’s Downes Had No Choice But to Resign as Coach

Many people in Putnam County were stunned last week when Mahopac High School boys basketball coach Kevin Downes resigned in the aftermath of the racial tweets saga. Many are asking, “How can he go?” They are naïve. More...

Ice Fishing Banned On Boyd’s Corners Reservoir

“No Fishing” and “Stop” signs have been posted at the Boyd’s Corners Reservoir in Kent Cliffs.  More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Chabad Jewish Center Of Putnam County 5 Fair Street Carmel 845 225 4770 www.Putnamchabad.Org  Christ Episcopal Church Route 311 At Maple Ave., Patterson Jangled@Aol.Com  Chuang Yen Monastery 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288   More...

Breaking News - 3/24/2014 3:37 PM

Site of LaRussell’s Dry Cleaners Destroyed in Fire

Two apartments also damaged

A raging inferno destroyed a building housing LaRussell’s Dry Cleaners in Lake Carmel Sunday night despite the efforts of firefighters from several Putnam departments.The blaze was reported at 8:30 p.m. More...

CARMEL GIRLS: NATIONAL CHEERLEADING CHAMPIONS

The cheers are a little louder today at Carmel High School as the 23 members of the CHS Varsity Cheerleading team strut their stuff. More...

Heroin Use Soars in Putnam

Heroin use is on the rise across Putnam County. More...

Thousands Raised at Rotary Shootout

From toddlers to senior citizens, people were out in force Saturday at Carmel High School participating in the Carmel Rotary Community Basketball Shootout that raised more than $25,000 for non-for-profit organizations. More...

General Stories

Railroad Safety Culture Faulted

In a scathing report on the safety of Metro-North Railroad, the Federal Railroad Administration said that the railroad over-emphasized ontime performance at the expense of safety, and that it had a deficient safety culture. More...

Meteorologist Mike Woods Returns to Brewster, Says ‘Follow Your Dream’

Fox 5 News meteorologist Mike Woods returned to the classroom last week where he taught groups of fourth graders at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster about forecasting the weather.  More...

Junior Veterinarian Program for Mahopac

Nine through 14 year olds interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine will have an exciting opportunity this month by enrolling in a six week course of study partnered by Cornell Cooperative Extension and the South Putnam Animal Hospital i More...

Cultural Events

‘Legally Blonde’ in Carmel

Large audiences are expected at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel this weekend when the CHS Music Department presents Legally Blonde. More...

Marlana Filannino Exhibit

“One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s Treasure” is the foundation of artist Marlana Filannino’s extraordinary work.   Ms. More...

Editorials

Perspective

Don’t Wait - Celebrate Life Now

To the Editor: When my favorite aunt died, Aunt Ginger, I remember having mixed feelings. Profound sadness was one of the feelings because she was not only my favorite aunt but one with whom I could remember many good times and very happy memories More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

ELECTIONS HELD

Results in Villages and Cities of This Senatorial District.  The elections in the villages of Putnam County have no political significance. At Brewster the republican ticket never has any opposition and Tuesday was no exception to the rule. More...

Word of the Week

Verboten  forbidden; especially: prohibited by dictate   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bridget Hamilton

Bridget ‘Bridie’ Hamilton of Brewster, New York, died Monday, March 17, after a brief illness. She was 77 years old.   More...

Paul Raymond Winsker

Winsker, Paul Raymond, of Wingdale, NY, died Tuesday, March 11, at his home. He was 70 years old.   Paul was born September 7, 1943, in Queens, NY, son to the late Herbert and Elizabeth (McGue) Winsker. He graduated from Brewster High School. More...

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