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Breaking News - 8/1/2014 10:13 AM

New Firefighters Graduate from Across County

Rigorous, 100-hour course

Putnam's proud tradition of volunteerism in the emergency services field is alive and well following the graduation of 47 young firefighters. More...

Arrest Made in Road Rage That Led to Trooper’s Crash

A Dutchess County man has been arrested in connection with a road age shooting incident on Route 84 in Southeast that resulted in a trooper assigned to the Brewster State Police barracks becoming involved in a five car crash while responding to inve More...

Police Overtime Cost $36K for July 4th

The numbers have been tabulated and Putnam residents will be footing a $36,000 expense for overtime costs incurred by the Putnam Sheriff’s Department for patrolling the Fourth of July fireworks display in Southeast as well as the four day Tilly More...

Maloney’s Wedding Cost County $7,500

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s wedding earlier this month in Cold Spring cost Putnam taxpayers $7,500.  The Putnam Legislature’s Audit Committee heard a report on the cost of providing security for the affair from Undersheriff Pe More...

Politics

Turmoil in NY Governor’s Race  Free Access 

Revelations last week that Gov. More...

Putnam GOP Chair Supports Levy Over Tendy

Putnam County’s District Attorney race is still 17 months away yet political barbs have already begun to fly. More...

Legislators Discuss Campaigning on County Property

Should a candidate for public office campaign on county property? More...

Around the County

Brewster’s Christopher Smith Earns Eagle Scout Award

Christopher Smith has earned his Eagle Scout award. The 2014 graduate of Brewster High School, a member of the Brewster Boy Scouts, renovated a foot bridge at Camp Herrlich in Patterson as part of his Eagle Scout project. More...

Another ‘Super’ Drunk Arrested

For the fourth time this summer, a motorist has been charged with driving “super” drunk in Putnam County.  State Police arrested Troy Steger, 51, of Pawling last Wednesday on charges of aggravated DWI after his car was observed by se More...

Concert Set for Aug. 6 in Patterson

Last week, the Town of Patterson and The Duffle Bag hosted the first of their two free, summer concerts at the Patterson Recreation Center on Front Street. More...

School News

High achievers

Dean’s List Oklahoma City University is proud to announce that Montana Goldstein of Mahopac, has been named to the President's Honor Roll for the spring 2014 semester. More...

Sports

Mahopac’s Luke Feehan Wins The NYS Amateur Golf Title

The New York State Amateur Golf Championship has always been a test of wills: 72 holes condensed into three days instead of four, including 36 holes for rounds three and four on the same day.  Make that 73 holes total and 37 on the last day for More...

Brewster’s Mike Miller Wins First Pro Title, at Bethpage Black

FARMINGDALE – There was nothing left for Brewster’s Mike Miller to prove as an amateur when he decided to turn pro last year. More...

Connecticut Bike Ride Challenge Travels Through Putnam

Six hundred bicyclists took to the roads of Putnam County last Friday to raise money for the Paul Newman Foundation—a Connecticut based organization created by the late actor who resided in nearby Westport.  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...

Small Town Gal Now Methodist Pastor

Jessica Anschutz grew up in Small Town, USA, in Arkansas; so when she came to Putnam County at the beginning of July, everything was as familiar as is it was new. More...

Breaking News - 8/5/2014 7:46 PM

Brewster Man Accused of Sexually Abusing 6-Year-Old

Michael Edward Cunningham of Garden Street was arrested on Monday in connection with the reported incident involving the sexual abuse of a 6-year-old. More...

Breaking News - 8/5/2014 2:33 PM

Kent man arraigned on child porn charges

One of two Putnam County men arrested as part of a region-wide Homeland Security child pornography sting was arraigned Monday on 40 felony counts of promoting and possessing child pornography.  More...

Breaking News - 8/4/2014 5:19 PM

Maloney answers critics over wedding costs

For the first time since Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney tied the knot to his long-time partner Randy Florke in June at a wedding ceremony in Cold Spring that cost Putnam taxpayers $7,500 for security, the first-term Democrat has spoken out. More...

Brewster man charged with upstate fatal stabbing

Updated with new details

A man residing at the Green Chimneys School has been arrested in connection with a deadly stabbing in upstate Troy. More...

Thousands Visit 4-H Fair!

What an event!  The Putnam 4-H Fair attracted an estimated 25,000 men, women and children to the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last weekend for an event tabbed as the “highlight” of the summer season in Putnam County.  More...

‘Dirtman’ Ordered to Clean Up Illegal Landfill in Mahopac

A Mahopac man who pleaded guilty in 2012 to operating an illegal construction and demolition debris landfill within the New York City watershed in Mahopac and who spent four months of weekend incarceration at the Putnam Correctional Facility has now More...

Murder Suspect Awaits Extradition

It took police nearly two decades to solve a double homicide involving a mother and daughter from Brewster but thanks to the efforts of law enforcement from New York, Virginia, Connecticut, Ohio and Massachusetts, the man believed responsible for the More...

Firefighters Greeted in Brewster

The air was so humid that it could be cut with a knife! More...

General Stories

Wine Connoisseurs to Converge in Patterson This Weekend

Putnam County's 4th annual International Wine and Food Fest is planned for this weekend on the grounds of the Patterson Flea Market on Route 22 in Patterson.  More...

County Leaders Support Putnam Farming

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell and members of the Putnam Legislature are determined to “Keep Putnam Farming” and last week signed a pledge kicking off a countywide initiative to support local farms.  More...

Frightening Moments for Lake Carmel Mom

There were frightening moments for a Lake Carmel woman home alone with her two young children last week.  Kent Police received a call last week at 2 p.m. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

The Regional Approach Works Best In Managing Complex Issues

“Think Local” is usually the best approach, but some issues transcend our borders, affecting our region and even our state. The proposed temporary shutdown at Indian Point is one of those issues.  More...

Cultural Events

Boscobel’s Hudson River Portfolio Exhibit Opens August 3 in Putnam

In 1820, Irish artist William Guy Wall (1792–1864) embarked on a comprehensive sketching tour of the Hudson River Valley. More...

Beyond the Tent at the Shakespeare Festival

There is plenty happening under the Tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer, and starting August 8, there will be even more HVSF to enjoy when HVSF2 (formerly known as In Process) gets under way at The Depot Theatre in Garrison. More...

Dance at Howland Cultural Center

Dance the night away at the Howland Cultural Center on Saturday, Aug. 16th, at 8 PM. Great bands and voices from the ‘60s to present include Soul, R&B, Latin, Funk, Blues, Disco, Rock, Swing, Reggae, timeless Classics and more.  More...

Editorials

Central Gas Co. Wins Cold Spring

Has Philipstown Franchise

The right of Philipstown Electric Corporation, a subsidiary of the Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company, to exercise a franchise to serve light, heat, and power to the village of Cold Spring was sustained by the Public Service Commission in a find More...

Word of the Week

mufti  ordinary dress as distinguished from that denoting an occupation or station; especially : civilian clothes when worn by a person in the armed forces   More...

Letters to the Editor

A Positive Plan for Tilly Foster Farm

Some people see a glass half full, while others see a glass half empty.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alfred A. DiLeo

Alfred A. DiLeo, a resident of Pawling, and loving husband and father, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Westchester Medical Center, surrounded by his family; he was 94.  More...

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