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Breaking News - 9/6/2014 9:51 PM

Putnam Metro-North service returns to normal; woman jumped in front of train  Free Access 

A  Goldens Bridge woman in her early 20s jumped to her death Saturday in front of a Metro-North train at the Purdys Station resulting in delays along the upper Harlem Line for m More...

Heat Wave Welcomes Kids Back to School

The hottest day of the summer welcomed children back go school.  Boys and girls donned shorts and tee shirts Tuesday instead of more traditional first day of school attire as temperatures reached the low-to-mid 90s.  More...

Politics

Lt. Gov. Candidate Moss Blasts Cuomo ‘Record of Failure’

Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss hopes to change his title to Lt. Governor Chris Moss on January 1. More...

Light Turnout Expected in Primary Day Contests

Registered members of the Republican, Democratic, Conservative, Independence and Green parties will be going to the polls next Tuesday to ballot for candidates who will represent their respective parties in November. More...

Around the County

Farmers & Their Land: What Drives Them To Supply Your Food

Awareness – that was the word of the evening at Glynwood’s "Keep Putnam Farming" open forum earlier this summer. More...

Oktoberfest Time!

It’s Oktoberfest at the German American Social Club, with a giant tent party, rain or shine. The event will featuring a 44-piece Band from Germany: Stadtkapelle Donauwörth. Join the festivities at 11 Kramers Pond Road, Putnam Valley. More...

Troopers Busy During DWI Crackdown

State Police from Troop K encompassing Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester have done their part by ridding intoxicated and dangerous motorists from area roads.  Around New York, State Police issued 46,500 tickets for those driving drunk or impaired More...

Editorials

FALL DRESSES

The first importations of fall dresses, says the Bazar, show very little changes from the fashion of the summer. Basques, overskirts, and sacks prevail., as they have done all summer. More...

Word of the Week

Contestation  controversy, debate   More...

Letters to the Editor

Stop or Delay Zone Price Increase

As a resident and candidate for the Putnam County Legislature, I am appalled that our government is not listening to the people. More...

Thoughts on Tilly Foster

To the Editor: Since Preserve Putnam ended its lease agreement at the beginning of the year, the Legislature has joined with the County Executive and numerous departments and agencies, including Cornell Cooperative Extension, More...

Imagination Station Playground Complete

Dear Editor, I am a member of the steering committee for the Imagination Station Inc., a community not-for-profit organization that worked for over two years to design, fundraise and build a new playground on the same site as the original Imagination More...

Breaking News - 9/10/2014 6:51 AM

Cuomo over Teachout in Weak Victory  Free Access 

Updated; surprising resentment of governor on Dem side?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday won the Democratic primary over Zephyr Teachout, but with a far narrower victory than most expected. More...

Breaking News - 9/6/2014 9:53 PM

Storm pelts Putnam

Torrential downpours, strong winds, bolts of lightning and even hail pummeled sections of Putnam County Saturday evening, resulting in widespread damage and power outages.The greater Southeast-Brewster area was hardest hit with tree limbs falling acr More...

Mahopac schools locked down as cops conduct manhunt  Free Access 

Students safe; Suspect Apprehended

Chaos unfolded in Mahopac Falls Thursday as police conducted a manhunt for an individual wanted in New Jersey for grand larceny resulting in a lockdown of the Mahopac School District campus. More...

Prayers to be Recited at Legislature Sessions

Legislator Kevin Wright’s desire to allow for prayers at Putnam Legislature public meetings, after the U.S. More...

Putnam’s 9/11 Ceremony Planned for Carmel

The tradition will continue in Carmel on September 11.  A brief and solemn service is planned for 8 p.m. at the Cornerstone Park on Route 52 at Fair Street in downtown Carmel.   More...

General Stories

Patterson Boy Scouts’ Summer Trip to Remember

Members of Patterson Boy Scout Troop 440 are back in school this week with visions of a summer trip of a lifetime to remember.  Scouts, accompanied by their leaders, climbed to the summit of Mt. More...

Founders Day to be Celebrated in Brewster

Vehicular traffic will come to a halt on Brewster's Main Street Sunday when the Coalition for a Better Brewster hosts its 23rd annual Street Fair.  The annual event celebrates the village's founding by Walter Brewster.  Events commence at 9 More...

Piglets New Residents at Tilly Foster Farm

Two adorable piglets have arrived at the Tilly Foster Farm.  The Kunekune ( Cooney- Cooney) little pigs are rare in the U.S., according to farm veterinary technician Teresa Delahanty.  Delahanty said Kunekune were a popular breed overseas c More...

Enterprise

El Pueblo Restaurant Opens in Brewster Village

Nelson Colon believes Brewster is on the rebound and the entrepreneur hopes to be an integral part of the rebirth and renaissance of the village. More...

Sports

Carmel’s New Field is Almost Ready to Go

She’s a beauty!  Carmel High School’s new athletic facility is just about ready to go as workers put the finishing touches on the new turf field and track at the school.  The rest of the new bleachers will be assembled next week More...

’Pac Boys’ Soccer Team Wins Rousing Opener

MAHOPAC – Opening games are always forgotten as soon as the next contest comes along. More...

‘Run 4 Your Life’ Planned for Sunday

Putnam’s first annual ‘Run 4 Your Life’ steps off Sunday at 10 a.m. 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...

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