May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Wrenching Tales of Loss at Drug Roundtable in Carmel

Putnam’s heroin scourge has reached epidemic proportions with 38 young people fatally overdosing since 2012 and arrests increasing countywide for heroin sales and possession by more than 300 percent. More...

New Train Control System in Works by MTA

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is speeding up the installation of "Positive Train Control" at Metro-North. If it had been in place, the system would have prevented the Dec. More...

Kristen Mancini and her three year old daughter

  Kristen Mancini and her three year old daughter are planning to travel abroad this summer. More...

General Stories

Fire Ravages Mobile Home Park in Southeast

A quick moving fire destroyed one mobile home and damaged a second Sunday afternoon at the Meadow Motor Mobile Home Park on Route 6—Danbury Road in Southeast.  The Putnam 9-1-1 Center received numerous calls around 4:30 p.m. More...

Vets Rally at Loyalty Day Celebration

Scores of veterans and their families gathered at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent Sunday to celebrate Loyalty Day—a day set aside to remember all veterans—those currently serving as well as those who have donned battle gear in t More...

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday

The improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to man and pets alike.  Because of this the Putnam Health Department in conjunction with the New York State DEC is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on S More...

School News

‘Seasoned’ Citizens Luncheon at JFK

The welcome mat was out last Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster when 50 ‘seasoned’ citizens were treated to lunch. More...

Doo Wop Oldies Show at Mahopac High School

Get those bell-bottom trousers out of storage. Clean up the white bucks or saddle shoes! More...

Brewster Education Foundation Honors Trio

A career educator, a professional executive secretary and a dedicated coach were honored Saturday when the Brewster Education Foundation conducted its annual gala benefit dinner. Spring Fling on the Mountain took place at Thunder Ridge in Patterson. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

the month of may is here

No other month has been so much written about as “the merry month of May.” It might be called the magic month, for legend and tradition connect many a tale of romance with this last month of spring. More...

Word of the Week

oneiric  of or relating to dreams: dreamy   More...

Letters to the Editor

Hails Kohl's on Volunteer Efforts

To the Editor:   As a part-time associate at Kohl’s in Brewster, I am very proud to be working for a retail store that not only provides great merchandise and sales to their consumers, but who supports its community by volunteering at nume More...

Flyer on Vets’ Busing Infuriates Director

To the Editor:   An anonymous flyer polluted my mail box early last week. As the Director of the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency I am infuriated by said piece of mail. More...

Breaking News - 5/3/2014 1:59 PM

Healing begins after Twitter fiasco raised issue of racism

The healing has begun between Mahopac and Mt. Vernon High Schools. More...

Breaking News - 5/2/2014 11:10 AM

Pennsylvania educator to lead Mahopac School District

By Eric Gross

John Kopicki was appointed superintendent of the Mahopac School District this week to succeed Thomas Manko who will be leaving Putnam County on June 30 after serving as the district’s chief administrator since 2009. More...

CHILDRENS' EXPO AND SAFETY FAIR BEST

The weatherman cooperated as ideal conditions attracted large crowds to the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services complex in Carmel last Saturday for Putnam’s 9th annual Children’s Expo and Public Safety Day.  More...

‘Keep Putnam Farming’ Is Focus of New County Effort

County government has kicked off a new initiative— Keep Putnam Farming—that will connect farmers and neighbors to better understand existing agricultural conditions across Putnam while building relationships in order to strengthen the eco More...

Carmel’s Missing Benches Case Resolved

The case of the missing benches has been resolved.  For years, the temporary seating had been housed at two locations at the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center allowing for shoppers and pedestrians to sit and wait for a Putnam Area Rapid Transit (PART More...

Around the County

Four Girls From Mahopac Girl Scout Troop 1566 Achieve Gold

Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) presented four girls from Mahopac Girl Scout Troop 1566 with New York State Senate Proclamations for achieving the Girl Scout Gold Award on Sunday afternoon at Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac.  More...

Lenni Lenape Tribe Discussion

Join the Kent Historical Society for its next free presentation on Monday, May 12, at 7:30 PM to welcome Norma Schadt and her talk on the Lenni Lenape. The meeting will be at Town Hall, Town of Kent, 25 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes.   More...

Front Street Gallery Art Classes

The Front Street Gallery, located at 21 Front Street in Patterson, is hosting the following art courses:  More...

Enterprise

Laura’s Boutique Opens in Carmel

Laura Waters has done a little bit of everything in the business world, from selling cars to dry goods, working as a banker and even at area variety stores. More...

From the Chamber

What Will Be Putnam's Casino?

A frenzy of sorts has engulfed many communities across New York State. The race to be one of the locations for a new casino is in full swing.  More...

Sports

Fanelli Leads Brewster Golf to Victory

Jake Fanelli fired a 39 last week to lead the Brewster High School golf team to a 223-279 victory over Mahopac at the Mahopac Golf and Beach Club. More...

’Pac Girls Lacrosse Loses Heartbreaker

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School girls lacrosse team is on the verge of a breakthrough. More...

Murphy Scores Milestone Goal for Carmel Lacrosse

CARMEL – Milestones are always difficult to achieve, so when you get there it’s often a special moment.  Caitlin Murphy had such a moment last week.  The Carmel High School girls lacrosse star scored the 100th goal of her career More...

Columns

Perspective -- Tendy on Levy

What Would Levy Do In A Case Where No One Is Watching?

I am writing this after a few weeks of letting things die down about the now infamous “Hossu rape case," and, hopefully, that will allow me to put the following questions and concerns into a proper perspective. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHUANG YEN  MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel  845-228-4283/4288 baus. org bauscym@aol.com  Sunday programs: 9-10am  - Chanting and Meditation,   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Irving G. Sniffen

Irving G. Sniffen, of Brewster, New York, died Friday, April 25, at Putnam Hospital Center, with his family by his side. He was 84 years old.  More...

Kathleen Daly

Kathleen Daly (Katie), age 53, of Danbury, CT, formerly of Putnam Lake, NY, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Danbury Hospital Center. More...

Steven Clyde Adams

Steven Clyde Adams, 54, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Carmel, NY, passed away at Avow Hospice on April 17, 2014. He was born May 25, 1959.  More...

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