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Evan Sussman Earns Hero’s Send-Off

Evan Sussman will soon be off to a special residential school in Massachusetts.  Sussman, 15, a resident of Carmel, was given a rousing send off by his teammates last week who two years ago challenged the New York State Little League and won mor More...

Roadway Mayhem on I-84 & I-684

A routine 30 minute drive from the Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to Putnam County became a nightmare for thousands of motorists Sunday afternoon, when a large truck caught fire along the eastbound lanes of I-84, closing the highway near the Pu More...

Politics

Hayworth Blasts Maloney On Drone Use at Wedding

Sparks are flying between U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney and opponent Nan Hayworth over the use of a private drone for aerial filming of Maloney's and Randy Florke’s wedding last month. More...

Maloney, Hayworth Discuss Border 'Crisis'

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his Republican opponent, former Rep. Nan Hayworth, appeared to agree this week on the seriousness of the border crisis and the large number of children entering the country. More...

Around the County

Sizzling Summer at the Patterson Library

The last bell of the school year barely rang when over 200 kids, parents and neighbors came to the library to enjoy the big Summer Kick Off Block Party. Visitors of all ages enjoyed the festivities held in the beautiful Patterson Library Park. More...

Kent Historical Society Tag and Bake Sale

The Kent Historical Society will be having a Tag and Bake Sale on Saturday, August 2nd. More...

Pawling Farmers Market Open for 7th Year

The Pawling Farmers Market is pleased to announce its schedule for the 2014 season, its 7th season in operation. The season opened on Saturday, June 21st, and continues through Saturday, September 20th, 9am to 12 noon. More...

School News

Brewster Board of Ed Organizes for School Year

Veteran school trustee Stephen Jambor will again lead the Brewster Board of Education in the new school term. Jambor was the unanimous choice of the seven member body last week while trustee Sonia Mesika was elected as vice president. More...

Richard Kreps to Lead Carmel Board of Education

Richard Kreps will again lead the Carmel Board of Education for the new school year. The veteran school trustee was appointed as president of the school board at the group’s organizational meeting last week. More...

Ball Secures $60,000 to Fight Youth Heroin Addiction

State Senator Greg Ball has secured $60,000 of state funding to combat heroin and opioid addiction among Putnam’s youth. More...

Editorials

2 Exciting Adventure

Two Young Fishermen Attacked by Minks at Lake Gillead

Robert Tilford, of this place, and Harry B. Fanton the young antiquarian of Danbury, Conn, had an exciting adventure at Lake Gilead on Wednesday The young gentlemen started out on the lake about 4oclockinthe morning to fish.  More...

Word of the Week

gadabout

a person who goes from place to place in social activity   More...

Worship Services

New Rabbis Set to Lead Reform Temple

The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley (RTPV) is delighted to announce the appointment of Rabbi Steve Altarescu and Rabbi Laurie Levy, effective July 1. 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,  10-11am - Dharma Talk,  11am-12pm - Noon Book  Discussion Group, Vege More...

Breaking News - 7/21/2014 10:07 AM

Pit bull attacks Mahopac couple

A dog described as a “large male pit bull terrier” attacked a Mahopac couple Sunday afternoon necessitating emergency treatment at Putnam Hospital Center.   Carmel Police received a 9-1-1 dispatch from an apartment complex at 945 South Lak More...

Tension & Shouting at Legislature over Tilly Foster

Tuesday’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature’s Physical Services Committee turned into a verbal free-for-all when those who objected to the Independence Day weekend fair at the Tilly Foster Farm erupted on learning that the four-day event More...

Union Cemetery Honors Veterans

A small rural cemetery in western Kent is now home to a veterans memorial recognizing the 59 brave men and women buried there, who left their homes and families to preserve America’s freedoms. More...

General Stories

Putnam’s Future Firefighters Undergo Rigorous Training

The future of Putnam’s volunteer firefighting force went through the paces Sunday when a “live burn” at the county’s Fire Training Center in Kent, named in memory of Michael Neuner, a Brewster firefighter who lost his life whi More...

Hundreds Mourn Passing of MTA’s Kevin King  Free Access 

Kevin King is being remembered this week as a loving son, husband and father in addition to being a “cop’s cop.” King, 47, a resident of Holmes, died July 8 after losing a valiant fight against cancer. More...

Mahopac Fire Department Anniversary Fair Attracts Huge Crowds

It’s been a Putnam County tradition for the past 100 years and this summer’s Mahopac Fire Department carnival attracted large crowds for its first weekend with festivities getting underway for week two this evening (Thursday) and continui More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Working Together To Keep Putnam Farming

Agriculture has been a major engine for the New York State economy since the establishment of the colonies centuries ago. More...

Sports

Carmel’s Ennabe leads All-State Selections

Jasmine Ennabe’s recordsetting final season with the Carmel High School softball team has been well-rewarded.  The senior led a trio of local players who earned All-State honors from the New York State Sportswriters Association, which rele More...

Mahopac Star Perrelle Named Coach At Marywood University

Not bad for age 23. Tyler Perrelle, a former star lacrosse player at Mahopac High School, was recently named the Interim Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., for the 2014- 15 season. The announcement was made by Dr. More...

Hikers Cross Putnam as They ‘Walk Off the War’

In 1948, a World War II veteran by the name of Earl Shaffer set out into the woods for a hike. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tilly Hurt Taxpayers

Editor’s Note: This letter was also provided to the Courier.   Dear Chairman Albano, Members Nacerino and Scuccimarra,  More...

Tilly Foster Fair Called Success

To the Editor:   Last weekend Putnam County hosted a Country Fair at Tilly Foster Farm. The event was carefully planned and it was a huge success! Many county employees as well as myself volunteered their time throughout the day.  More...

Truth About Tilly Foster Farm

To the Editor: The people of Putnam County HAD a farm being run by a nonprofit at NO expense to the taxpayer. Ann Fanizzi brought a baseless law suit (which was dismissed by the court) and Legislator Dini LoBue made baseless accusations More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eleanor T. Simmons

Eleanor T. Simmons, a former longtime resident of Lake Carmel, passed away at her home on Friday, June 20, 2014. More...

Enar H. Friberg

Enar H Friberg, age 85, of Brewster, died on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Brookfield, CT.   Mr. Friberg was born in Dobbs Ferry, NY, on August 5, 1928 son to the late Henning and Gerda (Forsberg) Friberg. Enar served in the US Army during W.W. More...

Edna T. Anselmi

Edna T. Anselmi of Mahopac, passed away on Friday, June 13, at the age of 92. She was born on September 23, 1921 in New York, NY; the daughter of John and Katherine (Mazzari) Carretta. More...

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