June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

ON THE HUNT FOR CARMEL BANK ROBBER

A brazen robber walked into the Putnam Plaza branch of the Putnam County National Bank minutes before closing Monday, announced a stick up and fled with an undetermined amount of money.  Authorities said while no weapon was displayed, a note han More...

Volunteers Build Imagination Station 2

Brittany Alvarez remembered the time when Imagination Station was constructed at the Kent Schools Complex in 1990.  “I was in kindergarten and our job was to soap the screws so volunteers could more easily construct the playground,” More...

Politics

Hayworth Defeats Maloney in Independence Party Primary

Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has gained impetus in her efforts to recoup her seat lost two years ago to Representative Sean Patrick Maloney by defeating the incumbent in Tuesday’s Independence Primary. More...

Maloney & Florke’s Country Wedding Draws Big Crowd and Heavy Security

A swarm of men in black tie and women in gowns gracefully made their way into Cold Spring on Saturday evening. More...

Maloney Kicks Off Summer “Speak with Sean” Series With Neighborhood Office Hours in Brewster and Mahopac

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will continue his “Speak with Sean” series by holding Neighborhood Office Hours in Mahopac and Brewster on Saturday, June 28th . More...

Around the County

New Painting Exhibit to open

After a ten-year exploration of the Mexican Calaveras tradition, artist Susan Zoon has returned to her roots with cultural, political, and allegorical themes in her trademark curvilinear cubist style.  More...

‘The Levins’ to Perform

BAMM at Mahopac Public Library returns on Thursday, July 10, with an uplifting evening of folk music performed by Ira and Julia Levin, aka The Levins. More...

Free Pet Rabies Clinic

Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets to a free rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, July 12, from 10:00am - 12:00pm. More...

School News

Breaking News - 6/26/2014 6:43 PM

Brian Monahan named as Mahopac Interim superintendent

Brian Monahan is no stranger to chief administrative positions in the Putnam region. More...

New Administrators in Carmel School District

Three veteran administrators in the Carmel School District are packing their bags this week while heading towards retirement following more than three decades of dedicated service to the children of the county’s largest school system. More...

Editorials

Description of love

Love is like the devil, because it torments us; like Heaven, because it wraps the soul in bliss; like salt, because it is relishing; like paper, because it often sets one on fire; like sugar, because it is sweet; like rope, because it is often the de More...

Word of the Week

sartorial

of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes; broadly : of or relating to clothes   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,  10-11am - Dharma Talk,  11am-12pm - Noon Book  Discussion Group, Vege More...

Breaking News - 7/1/2014 4:22 PM

Baby surprise in Carmel!

New mother didn't know she was pregnant

A 19-year-old woman delivered a bouncing baby girl in her Kelly Ridge Road residence Tuesday – much to the young mother’s surprise.   Carmel Police said the unidentified woman told EMTs and first responders that she had been unaware that s More...

Girl, 14, Drowns in Lake Mahopac

Jenna Nolan, the 14-yearold Mahopac Middle School student who drowned last Friday in Lake Mahopac, died from what a medical examiner concluded as “accidental drowning.”  More...

Dramatic Rescue Saves Family of ‘Quackers’

Traffic came to a standstill! Police, fire and highway workers rushed to the scene. More...

Fire Damages Brewster Home

A Sunday afternoon blaze heavily damaged a two story residence on Marvin Avenue near Michael Neuner Drive in Brewster.  Firefighters found the southern portion of the wood frame building fully engulfed when arriving on the scene shortly after 12 More...

General Stories

Robert McMahon Remembered by NYS Chiefs

Robert McMahon was a legend in the field of firefighting and EMS. More...

Classic Car Show To Remember Putnam Businessman

William Geller was full of life.  The Putnam businessman, killed after being struck by a car while walking on Route 22 in Purdys last year, will be remembered Sunday at the Billy Geller Car Show planned for Temple Beth Elohim in Southeast. More...

Bake Me a Cake and Mark it With a ‘Y’

Putnam’s own Rose Sanca has done it again by making another delectable cake for the New York Yankees. Sanca is owner of Home Style Desserts, which she has operated in its current Peekskill location for 26 years. More...

Enterprise

Putnam County Savings Bank Heart Walk Champs

Kudos to the staff and management of the Putnam County Savings Bank. During the past decade, bank employees have raised $436,000 for the American Heart Association through the county’s annual Heart Walk at Brewster High School. More...

From the Chamber

Bring The Family To The Tilly Foster Country Fair

Business and community leaders of Putnam County have been seeking a way to fully utilize and develop the Tilly Foster Farm into realizing its full potential as a historic asset and an economic driver for our area.  More...

Cultural Events

CHS Seniors Receive Arts on The Lake Scholarships

Tonight’s (Thursday) Carmel High School graduation will be extra special for two young women in the Class of 2014 after being named as recipients of the Robert Bradley Scholarship. More...

Sports

Hundreds Remember John Falcone During Police Tri/Duathlon

John Falcone Sr. of Carmel stood at attention as the National Anthem was played Sunday morning at the Putnam County Park—a tear streaming down his cheek.  More...

Mahopac Basketball Star Hynes Ready for Next Step

MAHOPAC – You can’t start a new beginning until you leave behind an old ending, something Mahopac High School girls' basketball star Mairead Hynes has become painfully aware of.  As Mahopac seniors prepare to graduate tonight (Thursd More...

Three from Mahopac to Play in World Lacrosse Championships

Three players who graduated from Mahopac High School will participate next month in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship.  The 38-nation tournament will take place from July 10- 19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Co More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Walter G. Doherty, Jr.

Walter G. Doherty, Jr., a long-time resident of Yorktown Heights, died on June 17, 2014. He was 82 years old and was born in the Bronx on February 4, 1932. He was predeceased by his parents Walter G. More...

Donald R. ‘Ducky’ Polverari

Donald R. "Ducky" Polverari, 77, died on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, after a courageous fight with cancer.   More...

William Patrick Cassidy

William Patrick Cassidy, 80, resident of Stormville since 1966, formerly of Elmhurst and Huntington, L.I., NY died on June 18, 2014.   More...

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