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Breaking News - 6/13/2014 6:31 PM

Flags stolen from Row of Honor, in Flag Day sacrilege

Police ramp up patrols

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell lashed out at those responsible for stealing two flags from the Putnam Row of Honor located along the Gleneida shoreline in downtown Carmel. More...

Kids Helping Kids: Tiara Project Aids Youth with Cancer  Free Access 

Cancer has no mercy by affecting people of all ages. The disease is especially difficult for the young, since the side effects of cancer treatments are often more difficult to endure than the illness itself. More...

Courier Scholarship Winners  Free Access 

After an extremely competitive review, staff from the Putnam County News & Recorder and the Putnam County Courier have selected a dozen students for $1,000 scholarships to further their education. More...

Politics

Democrat Osborne to Challenge Bartolotti for County Clerk

A newcomer to the political arena will be challenging Republican Michael Bartolotti for Putnam County Clerk this fall. More...

Serino Endorsed by GOP for State Senate Challenge

A county legislator from Dutchess County has received both Putnam and Dutchess GOP backing to challenge State Senator Terry Gipson this fall. More...

Tilly Foster Bond Issue Approved

Putnam County lawmakers have approved a 10-year $300,000 bond issue for building repair work at the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast. More...

Around the County

Carmel Residents Save Ducklings

At 7:15am Monday, June 2, on Hill and Dale Road, Carmel, local resident Rose DiDomenico found a large group of ducklings trapped in a deep storm drain.   The female Mallard was causing traffic problems due to her concern for her young. More...

Constitution Island Seafood Gala Set

The Constitution Island Association will hold its signature fund-raising event, the “Seafood Gala,” back on Constitution Island this summer on Saturday June 28, from 4 – 8:30pm. More...

Kevin O’Hara at East Fishkill Library

Join the East Fishkill Community Library on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7pm to hear author Kevin O’Hara. O’Hara is the proud winner of the 2012 John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Award. More...

Sports

Top Five Stories of the Spring High School Season

Every season produces compelling, noteworthy moments on the high school sports scene and this spring was no exception.   Despite not fielding a Section One champion, there were plenty of noteworthy accomplishments. More...

Mahopac Girls Lacrosse Starts Taking Home Hardware

The Mahopac High School girls lacrosse team made it to the Section One, Class A quarterfinals this season, and several individual players have been rewarded for their great seasons since the Indians were eliminated last month.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Kent Sidewalk Revitalized

To the Editor: I would like to thank the Putnam County Executive, the Putnam Division of Planning, and the Putnam County Legislature for supporting a new modified application for the Kent Sidewalk Construction Grant. More...

Shakespeare Funding Source

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Advocacy for Animals

To the Editor:   I am very appreciative of Senator Greg Ball and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco for hosting a successful 4th Animal Advocacy Day. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Linda Ann Klein

Linda Ann Klein, age 64, passed away in her sleep on June 7, 2014, at her home in Williamsburg, Va.  Born Apr. 26, 1950, to Dorothy and Victor Grosser, she grew up in Freeport, N.Y., where she attended Freeport High School. More...

Carl P. Paniconi

Carl P. Paniconi, 80, went to be with the Lord, June 7, 2014. He was a member of Buffalo Trail Baptist Church and was a serving member of the Food Pantry through Buffalo Trail Church Ministries. More...

Breaking News - 6/16/2014 9:03 PM

Inferno destroys Carmel business

Couple homeless after blaze

A rapid moving fire along Carmel’s main street has destroyed a popular business while leaving a young couple homeless. The Putnam 9-1-1 Center received numerous calls Monday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 6/16/2014 11:17 AM

Searchers from 4 counties seek man who jumped from Bear Mountain Bridge

Police, fire and EMS personnel from four counties are searching the Hudson River today after two witnesses reported seeing a man leap from the Bear Mountain Bridge on Sunday night.   State Police at Cortlandt said a video camera also c More...

PUTNAM REMEMBERS D-DAY

It was quite a tribute when more than 200 residents crowded into the Putnam Veterans Memorial Chapel in Kent Friday evening for a 70th anniversary ceremony remembering D-Day—June 6, 1944.  More...

Medical Miracle of Lake Carmel

Elizabeth Kafalas is alive today thanks to the efforts of a crackerjack team of emergency responders and a medical miracle.  More...

General Stories

Putnam Lake Bank Heists Solved With Arrest of Connecticut Man

A pair of brazen daytime robberies at the Putnam Lake branch of the Putnam County National Bank has been solved with the arrest of a Connecticut man.  The Sheriff’s Department worked in conjunction with Brewster State Police and authoritie More...

County Residents Save $800,000 With Discount Prescription Cards

Putnam County residents are ringing up savings at their local pharmacy.  In February 2012, the county partnered with Pro- Act—a prescription discount company—targeting individuals who are uninsured or underinsured by providing financ More...

Kent Library Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Cannon fire kicked off the 50th anniversary celebration of the Kent Library Saturday when Frank Kotzur of Kent fired his Conestoga cannon to the delight of a noon-time crowd who gathered for the library’s Cannons and Kids get-together.  More...

Enterprise

From the chamber

Raising Revenue for Public Transportation

“Putnam Moves” is the name of a new mass transit program designed to feature major efficiency updates, including revamped bus routes, in support of four key tenets: community, commerce, nature and recreation. More...

Cultural Events

‘From Russia With Love’ Concert

The Town of Southeast Cultural Art Coalition presents “From Russia with Love” on Sunday, June 29, at 5pm. More...

School News

Brewster High School Takes Bronze in National Physics Bowl

When it comes to physics, Brewster High School ranks at the top of the list. Fifty-four students from BHS participated in last month’s Physics Bowl consisting of a written exam created by the American Association of Physics Teachers. More...

Tradition Continues at Carmel High School

The tradition continued at Carmel High School last week when the top students of the graduating class gathered for a farewell photo. More...

Putnam Valley Superintendent to Stay

The Putnam Valley School Board of Education has appointed Interim Frances Wills as the permanent Superintendent of the school district. The move came at Thursday's meeting. Wills has been the interim superintendent for a year. More...

Editorials

Hotel at Towners burned on tuesday

Croton Lake House Totally Destroyed. Poor Chimney Said to be the Cause

Towners, Wednesday About four o’clock on Tuesday afternoon fire was discovered on the roof of the Croton Lake House. More...

Worship Services

Rabbi Eytan Hammerman to Leave Temple Beth Shalom

One of Putnam’s most respected spiritual leaders, Rabbi Eytan Hammerman, will be leaving Temple Beth Shalom at the end of the month to assume a new rabbinate at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison in Westchester County. 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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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland