October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Carmel Homecoming Highlights Rams’ Spirit, Pride & New Field

Mother Nature deserves a pat on the back for ordering ideal weather last weekend.  Thousands of Carmel area residents took advantage by participating in the annual CHS Homecoming that featured a fireworks display, a parade, senior recognition an More...

Politics

Firebrand Ball Endorses Maloney

Soon-to-be-retiring State Senator Greg Ball is going out swinging. More...

GOP Candidates Open Office in Mahopac

It was a first for Putnam County when County Executive MaryEllen Odell was joined by Congressional hopeful Nan Hayworth, State Senate candidate Terrence Murphy and a representative for the GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino when opening a combi More...

Around the County

Historical Kent Bridge Refurbished

Kent Highway employees experienced a once in a lifetime lesson in county history when refurbishing a bridge on North Horsepound Road off Farmers Mills Road, less than a half mile from the Kent Schools complex. More...

'World War Z' a Big Hit

The auditorium at the Putnam Emergency Operations Center in Carmel was filled Friday night when scores of local residents attended the free showing of ‘World War Z’ starting Brad Pitt, in conjunction with the county’s celebration of More...

Putnam Family & Community Services Benefit Dinner Is Set

Chemical dependency is becoming more of a critical issue across Putnam County with the deaths of some three dozen young people resulting from drug overdoses in the past two years.  More...

School News

’Pac Principal Adam Pease Takes ALS Bucket Challenge

Mahopac High School Principal Adam Pease felt cold and wet but the veteran administrator didn’t mind a bit knowing that by allowing a bunch of his students to dump a giant bucket of ice water on his head, money would be raised to fight ALS. More...

Seven CHS Students Selected as All-State Musicians

Seven students from Carmel High School have been selected to participate in the New York State Music Association All-State Music Festival in December. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Poetry of Agriculture

The principles of agriculture are exceedingly simple. That they might be made so, God himself was the first great planter. More...

Word of the Week

Fissiparous  tending to break up into parts, creating disunity or dissension : divisive   More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote Whetsel for Legislature

To the Editor:   Wendy Whetsel will make an excellent county legislator representing Putnam Valley. More...

Praise for Hayworth and Republicans

To the Editor, Voters living in this Congressional District have a chance in November to correct a serious error they made in November of 2012. In that election, they not only put B. H. Obama back into the White House More...

Breaking News - 10/3/2014 5:26 PM

Carmel High School student struck by car on way to school

A 15 year old Carmel High School student was struck by a car Friday morning on his way to school.  Carmel Police said the unidentified youth was attempting to cross Gleneida Avenue at Route 301 around 6:40 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 10/2/2014 11:09 PM

Odell’s Budget Promises A War On Addiction

NEW details outlined

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s 2015 budget unveiled Wednesday evening in Mahopac will now be scrutinized line-by-line by members of the Putnam Legislature in committee.   The lawmakers have scheduled meetings for every night next More...

Motion Pictures, Here?

If New York’s former First Lady and the county’s current Director of Tourism Libby Pataki has her way, Putnam County may become a Mecca for the motion picture and television industry.  More...

Mom Busted for Hosting Drinking Party for Minors

A Putnam Valley woman is facing multiple counts of unlawfully dealing with a child and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly hosting a drinking party for minors at her Sunrise Drive home in Putnam Valley.  The Sheriff’s Departme More...

General Stories

Gold Star Mothers Remembered at Solemn Putnam Ceremony

Putnam's Gold Star Mothers statue, the first of its kind in the United States, a facsimile of which will become part of Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., later this year, was the centerpiece Sunday for a ceremony as America celebrated More...

Thousands Remember Officer Michael Williams

Thousands of mourners remembered Officer Michael Williams last Thursday during a funeral processional that began in Dutchess County and ended in Mahopac.  The 25-year-old New York City cop, the only son of Carmel Police Officer Michael Williams More...

Columbus Day Parade Steps Off Sunday in Mahopac

Organizers of Sunday’s Columbus Day Parade in Mahopac have called on the weatherman to provide good weather, avoiding a repeat of last year’s event when damp and chilly conditions reduced the number of bystanders along the mile long parad More...

Enterprise

Call Him President Pataki? Former Governor Speaks on Small Business

Former governor and Garrison resident George Pataki has been increasingly active lately, stirring speculation about a possible 2016 presidential run. More...

From the Chamber

Meet & Greets Important Aspect of Democracy

The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce recently presented the 3rd annual Candidates Meet & Greet at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, with over 70 members of Putnam’s business and political communities at the September 30 event.  More...

Sports

Carmel, Brewster, and Mahopac Football Defeated, But Hopeful

It was one of those weekends for Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac high school football as all three teams went down to defeat.  Brewster lost to the surprise team of Class A so far this year, Yorktown, by a score of 42-22. More...

Brewster Volleyball Pulls Out 5-set Win Over Greeley

BREWSTER – Delegation of authority and chain of command are important facets of life, including in coaching a team.  So when Brewster High School volleyball coach Alicia Cavallo was forced to miss her team’s game due to the closing o More...

THE WEEK AHEAD

Brewster, Carmel & Mahopac Sports

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2   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 More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lorraine Elise Comeau

Lorraine Elise Comeau Delaney, age 79, wife of the late Darryl Delaney, Sr., died September 26, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Raymond Sciortino

Raymond Sciortino of Palm Coast, Florida former resident of Somers, peacefully passed away on Sunday September 21st. He was 82 years old. More...

Mary Jo Budney Knapp

Mary Jo Budney Knapp, daughter of Betty and Stanley (Mackey) Budney, was born on November 24, 1951, and died on September 27, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer.  She grew up in Cold Spring and after marrying Peter Knapp moved to Fishkill. More...

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