May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents Vote to Pass Spending Plans

It was a clean sweep in budget approvals on school election day in Putnam Tuesday as each of the county’s seven school districts approved fiscal spending plans for the 2014-15 school year. More...

Layoffs at Putnam Hospital Center

The new president of Putnam Hospital Center, James Caldas, has assured the public that the county’s only medical center is “alive and well” despite rumors circulating throughout the county that the hospital celebrating its golden an More...

Politics

Senator Greg Ball to Leave Politics

State Senator Greg Ball leaned back in his office chair Friday morning – shortly after announcing his intention of leaving the political arena at the end of his current term – and remarked: “I did it my way—It was a great ride More...

Rolison Withdraws From Senate Race in 41st

Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison who had hoped to change his title on January 1, 2015 to State Senator Robert Rolison representing constituents in the 41st District that encompasses Kent, Putnam Valley and Philipstown as well as se More...

Around the County

‘SEASONED’ CITIZENS OF THE YEAR

George Baum and Anita Mooney are proud of their combined 161 years of age. More...

Local Memorial Day Ceremonies Brewster Parade, Ceremony Start at Firehouse at 11 AM  Free Access 

Brewster VFW Post 672 will be holding its annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony on Monday, May 26th. More...

Putnam Lake Parade  Free Access 

A Memorial Day parade will be held in Putnam Lake on Monday, May 26. Step off is 10 am from the Castle, with ceremony and wreath laying to follow at the monument located on Fairfield Drive. Refreshments will be served at the VFW afterwards. More...

Sports

Carmel Splits in Closing Out Regular Season; Ennabe Strong

CARMEL – Carmel High School looks ready to defend its Section One, Class AA softball championship.  The Rams closed out the regular season on Monday with a 2-0 victory over John Jay-East Fishkill as Jasmine Ennabe tossed a three-hitter and More...

Girls 4 by 800 Meter Team Northern County Champions

The Carmel High School Outdoor Track Team competed in the Northern County (Dutchess and Putnam) Championship at Arlington High School.  More...

Carmel Girls Lacrosse Eliminated From Playoffs by Arlington

FREEDOM PLAINS – The Carmel High School girls lacrosse team ran into the wrong program at the wrong time.  The Rams qualified for the Section One, Class A tournament with a No. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Raymond Callahan,

Robert Raymond Callahan, of Brewster, NY, died on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Vassar Brother Hospital. He was 68 years old.   More...

Nancy C. Connally

Nancy C. Connally, of Brewster, died suddenly on Wednesday May 14, 2014. She was 51 years old.   Nancy was born on January 19, 1963, in Troy, NY, daughter of Diane (Jarvis) Connally and the late Terence Connally.   Ms. More...

Carmela F. Friberg

Carmela F. Friberg, age 88, of Brewster, died on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Carmel.  Mrs. Friberg was born in Manhattan, NY, on June 5, 1925, to Costantino and Lucy (Caruso) DeLucia. She graduated from schools in Manhattan.   Mrs. More...

Breaking News - 5/26/2014 3:02 PM

Remembering Putnam’s fallen comrades

From the shores of the Hudson in Cold Spring to the foothills of the Appalachian Trail in Patterson, residents of Putnam County paused over the long Memorial Day weekend to reflect on those members of the military who made the supreme sacrifice allow More...

Newly Appointed ’Pac Super Bails Out

The Mahopac School District is in a state of turmoil following a surprise announcement Wednesday afternoon that newly appointed Superintendent John Kopicki has had second thoughts and decided to decline the opportunity to relocate from Pennsylvania t More...

The Fish Got Away, But Intrepid Angler Lives

Bill Pappenfuss had been fishing for seventy of his 74 years yet a catch of a lifetime on the West Branch Reservoir in Carmel Saturday almost cost the Continental Village man his life.  It was shortly after 4 p.m. More...

General Stories

Scores Attend Kids' Day at PHC

Children of all ages enjoyed themselves at Putnam Hospital Center last Saturday at the medical center's annual Kids Day celebration. More...

Woman Rushing Home for Graduation Killed in Crash

A young Dutchess County nursing student who police said was “rushing home” to prepare for her college graduation was killed Saturday in a single car crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley. More...

Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Child Porn Possession

A highly decorated police officer from Mahopac Falls -- facing charges of possessing child pornography that could send him to prison for the next ten years -- pleaded not guilty to the felony accusations in U.S. More...

School News

BOCES Cosmetology Academy Pampers Guests at Spring Fling

The scent of nail polish and the sounds of hair dryers were common on the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown last week when the school’s Cosmetology Academy treated parents and friends to its annual Spring Fling that consisted More...

Carmel Middle School Youth Walk for Heart Stresses Good Health

One is never too young to learn about good health. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The masonic sanitarium

Which is to be Built in Putnam Valley   In the report of the Grand Lodge of Masons held recently in new York, as printed in the Masonic Standard, we take the following extract of the speech of Grand Master Robinson concerning the farm purchase o More...

Word of the Week

lionize  to treat as an object of great interest or importance   More...

Letters to the Editor

Mahopac’s Lo Bue is an Obstructionist

To the Editor:   As a former legislator and the first woman to serve on the Putnam County Legislature, I was really surprised at the recent actions of another woman legislator, Dini Lo Bue, representing the town of Mahopac.  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...

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