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Putnam Cycling Classic to take place next Sunday, May 18

Updated with new info

The on again—off again—on again Putnam Cycling Classic will be held next Sunday, May 18. This weekend’s event that was expected to draw upwards of 1,000 cyclists to Brewster was canceled due to anticipated inclement weather. More...

TEARS OF JOY AT CULTURAL CELEBRATION

Southeast’s Cultural Arts Coalition is unifying the greater Brewster area by presenting the Community Connection—a series of classes for non-native speakers.  Last Wednesday evening, eleven members of the Class of 2014 received their More...

‘Oil Train’ Derailment Could Set Hudson Back Decades

Five decades of progress in cleaning up the Hudson River is gravely endangered by a big expansion of "oil trains" along the west shore of the Hudson, directly across from Cold Spring, Garrison and the Putnam County shoreline, environmental experts to More...

Politics

Ball Set to Announce, But Details Unclear

State Senator Greg Ball, often mentioned as a nearcertain GOP challenger to incumbent Republican County Executive Mary Ellen Odell this fall, will be announcing plans for his political future at a news conference in Mount Pleasant next Friday, May 16 More...

Odell Addresses Pattern for Progress Conference

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell traveled to Rockland County last week where she addressed the annual Leadership Conference of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress. More...

Around the County

‘Christmas for Angelo’ is Proud Grandpa’s First Book

Bobby Palazzo never considered himself an author until he sat down and began reflecting on the Christmas celebration he and his family experienced with their first grandchild.  A “Christmas for Angelo” was conceived—a wonderful More...

‘Blest Unrest’ Exhibit By Jean Tock

Jean Tock is a collector of discarded objects, finding significance and meaning in transient items such as old drawers, vintage game pieces, salt shakers, beads and plastic toys. More...

Kent Library 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance

On Saturday June 7, at 6:30 pm, the Kent Library will host its 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance Celebration, at the Kent Volunteer Fire Department.   There will be hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, and even a DJ for dancing. More...

Sports

Carmel’s Jasmine Ennabe Strikes Out Record 28 Batters

Record-Setting Hurler Leads Carmel to Extra-Inning Comeback Victory Over Brewster

CARMEL – She wasn’t flawless; she was just spectacular.  More...

’Pac Girls Lacrosse Holds Off Brewster

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School girls lacrosse team jumped out to a four-goal lead at the half and then held off a spirited rally to defeat Brewster, 7-5, on Monday.  Kim Harker had three goals for the Indians while Kelly Maxwell and Car More...

Brewster Track Wins League Championship

SOMERS – It was a tremendous two days for the Brewster High School track and field teams at the Section One, Conference I, League 1B championship meet last week, as the boys captured the league title and the girls came in second.  En route 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...

Breaking News - 5/13/2014 4:23 PM

Ball says he will not run for county exec

Other plans still unclear

State Senator Greg Ball, who has been mentioned for months as a potential candidate for county executive, will not be seeking Putnam’s top elected post this fall. More...

Breaking News - 5/11/2014 7:45 PM

Putnam woman killed in Fishkill crash Saturday is identified

Updated with new info

A Cold Spring woman was killed and her husband seriously injured in a head-on crash on Route 9 at the Philipstown-Dutchess County line in Fishkill Saturday morning caused by an alleged intoxicated teenager.   More...

Ban Goes Up in Smoke

It's still no cigar when it comes to banning cigarette sales in pharmacies countywide.  By the slimmest of 5-4 margins, the Putnam Legislature Tuesday evening failed to approve the resolution when Chairman Carl Albano cast the deciding vote. More...

Military to ‘Invade’ Carmel

Attention residents of the greater Carmel area: DO NOT be alarmed when observing military and state police helicopters, fighter jets and other fixed winged aircraft flying in and around the county seat.  More...

General Stories

National Day of Prayer Celebrated in Carmel

Putnam County was one of 35,000 communities across the U.S. More...

Patterson Ninjas Are Spelling Bee Champs

The Patterson Ninjas are this year’s champs at the 5th annual Adult Spelling Bee presented by Putnam Family and Community Services.  More than 150 were on hand at the Starr Ridge Manor Banquet Hall in Southeast last week for the event that More...

Amazing Results in Trooper Crackdown on Unsafe Driving

State Police conducted a statewide aggressive driving enforcement in late April and the results released last week indicate that speed and unsafe motor vehicle operations is commonplace throughout the region.  More than 24,500 tickets were writt More...

School News

New Superintendent Picked for Mahopac District

Replaces Manko

Welcome John Kopicki! Kopicki was appointed superintendent of the Mahopac School District last 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...

Healing Between Mahopac and Mt. Vernon

The healing has begun between Mahopac and Mt. Vernon High Schools. On Friday, two dozen students from the two schools met behind closed doors on the Putnam-Northern Westchester More...

Students at NYU Learn From Mahopac High Schoolers

Science majors from New York University are learning a thing or two from students attending Mahopac High School. More...

Editorials

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Carmel Baptist Church Selects Dr. Case of Rutherford

Rev. William Wickliam Case, D.D of the First Baptist Church of Rutherford, N.J, came to Carmel to preach last Sunday. He pleased the Baptists so well that the society on Monday gave him an unanimous call to become their Pastor.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Putnam is Paying for the Perks of New York City

To the Editor:   More...

Putnam Valley School Budget Unfavorable for Veterans

To the Editor,   The coming Putnam Valley school election is Tuesday, May 20, 2014. I am asking our residents for the first time to vote the school budget down. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George P. Rohrs

George P. Rohrs of Golden’s Bridge passed away at his residence Friday May 2. He was 97 years old.  He was born August 17, 1916, in North Pelham, NY to John A. and Katie Rohrs. More...

Virginia Williams

Virginia Williams, 78, passed away Saturday, May 3, at Putnam Ridge, Brewster.  A life-long resident of the area, Virginia was born in Mahopac on July 7, 1935, and was the daughter of Eliph and Cora (Cuatt) Williams. More...

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