June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Back to Square One: Mahopac to Appoint Interim Superintendent

It’s back to square one for members of the Mahopac Board of Education, who now find themselves in need of a superintendent.  More...

‘Keep Putnam Farming’ Movement Gets New Backing

Glynwood held an open forum for local farmers at Putnam County Golf Course Tuesday night, where close to 40 farmers from Carmel, Kent, Patterson, Philipstown, Putnam Valley, Brewster and Mahopac made acquaintances and shared ideas on local farming.&n More...

RELAY FOR LIFE RAISES MILLIONS

As the first lap concludes, survivors give themselves a special cheer More...

Politics

Putnam Conservatives Back Odell

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell will be seeking reelection in November running on the Republican, Independence and Conservative Party lines. More...

Dr. Allen Beals Back as Health Commissioner

By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Putnam Legislature reappointed Dr. Allen Beals of Putnam Valley as the county's Commissioner of Health. Dr. Beals was first appointed by County Executive Mary Ellen Odell in June 2012 to succeed Dr. More...

Around the County

Construction Worker Rescued From Overturned Excavator in Southeast

A dramatic rescue unfolded last weekend at the Fortune Ridge construction site in Southeast when a fiveton track loader excavator careened into a large ditch with the operator trapped inside. More...

Women of Distinction Recognized in Mahopac

A large crowd was on hand in Mahopac last Thursday evening when the third class of women of distinction from towns and villages throughout the Putnam, northern Westchester and southern Dutchess region were recognized. More...

Larnel School of Dance Presents ‘Movie Magic 2014’

Under the direction of Joan Nelson-Nolte and Michelle Nolte-DeLuca, the Larnel School of Dance is proud to present its’ annual production "Movie Magic 2014"! More...

School News

Alumni Concert Receives Rave Reviews at Carmel High School

There was standing room only in the auditorium at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel last week when Carmel High School students of yesteryear returned to their alma mater to perform alongside young musicians of today. More...

458 Years of Teaching Brewster Kids

What a legacy! Twenty-one employees in the Brewster School District with a combined 458 years of service will be packing their bags at the end of June and retiring. More...

Child’s Play Teaches Value of Writing

Kindergarten, first and second graders at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster experienced their own writing come to life last week when the Child’s Play Touring Theater visited Putnam County. More...

Letters to the Editor

Energy Rate Increase

To the Editor: I just got my NYSEG bill. The rate per kilowatt hour has increased from 13 to l6, a 23% increases This is-due to an approval granted by a faceless federal bureau, FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission More...

Birth Announcements

Birth Announcement

Daniel Carlisle Callaro

Daniel Carlisle Callaro was born May 20, weighing 8 pounds even to parents Rebekah and Michael Callaro. The family lives in Brewster. Maternal grandparents are Ricky and Doris Ann Etheridge of Oak City, NC. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bernard Joseph Smelter Jr.

Bernard Joseph Smelter, Jr., age 83, of Garrison, died on Tuesday, May 27, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Born in Peekskill, NY, on December 14, 1930, he was the son of the late Bernard J. and Anna (Morgan) Smelter, Sr. More...

Breaking News - 6/11/2014 1:17 PM

Putnam Valley Middle School evacuated  Free Access 

A note threatening violence found in a bathroom at the Putnam Valley Middle School Wednesday forced the evacuation of the building with students and staff relocating to the adjacent Putnam Valley High School.  More...

High Court Upholds DiPippo Conviction in Rape, Murder

“Anthony DiPippo is a murderer who should spend the rest of his life in jail and never again taste freedom,” were the words of Putnam District Attorney Adam Levy on Tuesday, after learning that the NYS Supreme Court’s Appellate Divi More...

‘Chief’ John Duane & the Brotherhood

The brotherhood of firefighting was never more evident than Sunday when three dozen members of the Carmel FD, dressed in full uniform, made a special visit to Putnam Hospital Center.  On the third floor was a long time member of the department w More...

General Stories

Alana Sweeny Named CEO of United Way

Alana Sweeny assumed the role as President and CEO of the United Way of Putnam and Westchester this week.  More...

Huge Crowds of Thousands Flock to Celebrate Birds of Prey Day

Crowds estimated at more than 5,000 crowded onto the Green Chimneys campus Sunday for the 22th anniversary celebration of Birds of Prey Day.  Paul Kupchok, Green Chimneys' Wildlife Specialist, attributed the enormous turnout to the fact that "pe More...

Old Timers Shine at Mahopac Falls Car Show

Sunday was a great day for the out-of-doors and with golden sunshine, mild temperatures and pleasant breezes, vehicles from yesteryear looked even more spiffy at the Mahopac Falls FD annual car show.  More...

Enterprise

Putnam’s Regional Business Expo Takes Place Saturday At Hospital Center

Thousands are expected to visit Putnam Hospital Center Saturday for Putnam’s 9th annual Regional Business and Home Expo that is being touted as the largest event in county history where commerce and industry can showcase products and services. More...

From the chamber

Developing A Plan To Improve Putnam's Local Economic Districts

Community Development (or microeconomic development) has become a vital goal for planners, government officials and business leaders striving to lead New York State to a new era of prosperity. More...

Cultural Events

25 Years and Counting: Michael Garland Continues to Create and Illustrate

Patterson children’s author and illustrator Michael Garland is as enthusiastic about his career today as he was a quarter century ago when he penned his first book. More...

Sports

Brewster Softball Falls in Championship

THIELLS – They were the last local team standing in these Section One high school baseball and softball playoffs, and they were on the precipice of heading to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament.  More...

Carmel Softball’s Big Three, Mahopac Basketball’s Trio Will be Sorely Missed

CARMEL – Has there been a better trio of players on any team this year than The Big Three of Carmel High School softball?  If there is, they would be named Ryan Simone, RJ Martinez and Glenn Janik of Mahopac boys basketball.  More...

Carmel 8th Grader Gets Hole In One

Lauren Peter, an 8th grader at George Fischer Middle School in Carmel, recently hit the shot of a lifetime. Lauren got a hole in one at Centennial Golf Course on May 4th. It was on the 3rd hole of Centennial's Lakes course, an 87 yard par 3. More...

Worship Services

Reverend Thomas Theilmann Retiring

The Reverend Thomas Theilmann, lead Pastor of Drew United Methodist Church and Cooperative Parish, is retiring July 1st. More...

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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