October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Lawmakers Join Battle Over Power, Electricity Rates

Putnam legislators have joined County Executive MaryEllen Odell in criticizing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for raising Hudson Valley electricity prices by focusing on the “wrong factors.”   More...

New Armored Equipment for Police

Members of the Putnam law enforcement community hope they never have to use its recently acquired light armored vehicle but due to the constant threat of terrorism facing communities around the world and the changing demographic of the county, the Pu More...

Politics

Hayworth Hammers Maloney, Race Tightens

Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth is engaged in a close race to regain her seat in Congress representing the 18th district against Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney. It appears at the moment that the race is in a dead heat. More...

Term Limits to be Decided at Kent Election

Should term limits be imposed on members of the Kent Town Board? Residents of Lake Carmel and Kent will make that decision on Election Day following approval of a resolution by the current board at a special meeting last week. More...

Meet the Democrats in Putnam Valley

The Putnam Valley Democratic Committee has announced a Putnam Valley Meet the Democratic Candidates Night, being held at the German-American Social Club in Putnam Valley on Saturday, October 18th, 5 pm – 7 pm. More...

Around the County

Humane Society Benefits From Kids’ Love for Animals

Ten year old Grant Kraemer and his seven year old sister Ella Baumer have everything they need in life— good health, loving parents and practically every contraption one can think of. More...

Odell’s ‘No Fluff’ Budget Under Review & Criticism from Legislature

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s 2015 budget, unveiled last Wednesday evening in Mahopac, is being scrutinized line-by-line by members of the Putnam Legislature in committee. More...

Carmel Halloween Parade Set for Oct. 26

The Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association is sponsoring its fifth annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 26, 2014. The HCCA Halloween Parade is for children from pre-school up to fourth grade. More...

School News

Brewster Students Benefit from Teen Safe Driving Coalition

An incentive grant presented to the Brewster School District by the Putnam Youth Bureau will hopefully help combat teen crashes while creating a culture of safe driving throughout the region. More...

Editorials

Sound Dues

There are but few readers who are aware of the aggregate amount of those dues annually; consequently, a few figures on the subject cannot fail to be interesting. Especially at the time when the affair is before the people. More...

Word of the Week

Viridity

the quality or state of being green   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings  Free Access 

Services around the region of all faiths. More...

Reform Temple Celebrates Sukkot

Join the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley to celebrate Sukkot, the “Season of our Rejoicing,” this weekend. Special services will take place Friday at 8pm, and “Sukkahfest” starts Saturday at 12:30pm. More...

Breaking News - 10/11/2014 6:30 PM

Fire damages Olympic Diner in Mahopac  Free Access 

A popular Putnam restaurant was damaged by fire Saturday despite the efforts of some 100 emergency responders from fire companies throughout Putnam and Westchester.  The blaze was reported at 2:15 p.m. More...

Health Chief: Ebola No Cause for Panic

But emergency workers take precautions anyway

Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Vast Crowds for Columbus Day Parade

Sunday’s Columbus Day Parade in Mahopac was one for the books!  Ideal weather conditions consisting of golden sunshine, crystal clear blue skies and temperatures in the low 60s attracted more than 5,000 onlookers who cheered as the four di More...

General Stories

County Buses Have a New Look

Putnam Area Rapid Transit buses have a new enticing appearance that at the same time will reap benefits for county coffers. More...

History Lesson on Constitution Island

New York’s former First Lady and current director of the Putnam Tourism Bureau Libby Pataki provided members of the county Legislature with a history lesson last week about one of America’s most treasured resources—Constitution Isla More...

Dorothy Killackey's ‘Musings’ Reflect on a Life Well Lived

Dorothy Killackey has affected the lives of many people during her 87 years—first as a mother, a school teacher, then in a career in real estate and most recently by her prose.   More...

Enterprise

Putnam County Savings Bank Acquires Bancorp for $25 Million

The Putnam County Savings Bank is expanding. More...

From the Chamber

Upcoming Candidates’ Forums Provide Public Opportunity To Participate In Election Process

Since its inception in 2010, the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce has been a tireless advocate for the business community. More...

Cultural Events

Cultural Events Booming at the Studio Around the Corner

The Village of Brewster is becoming a cultural hub of activity these days thanks to the dedication and hard work of the Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition and the staff at the Studio Around the Corner.  More...

Sports

Carmel, Mahopac Win to Set Up Big Showdown; Brewster Loses

No matter what the record, the Carmel-Mahopac high school football game is just one of those rivalries that transcends the circumstances.  Except this time both have winning records and are gearing up for a possible playoff berth.  More...

Rich Thomaselli’s Football Predictions

BREWSTER VS WALTER PANAS   More...

Ski & Snowshoe Swap Set at Taconic Outdoor Education Center

The 5th Annual Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Fund Raiser Sale, sponsored by the Fahnestock Winter Park and the Friends of Fahnestock & Hudson Highlands State Parks, will be held Saturday, October 25th, from 9am to 1pm, with all proceeds directly More...

Letters to the Editor

Hayworth: Strongest For Veterans

Dear Editor, It is with mounting umbrage that I write this letter. In a recent article your paper reported that State Senator Ball is crossing party lines to endorse Congressman Maloney More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anna Marie Facchiano

Anna Marie Facchiano, 90, a former resident of Leeds, NY passed away at The New York State Veterans Home at Montrose in Montrose  More...

John Roger Shannon

John Roger Shannon, of Brewster, died Friday, October 3rd, 2014, at Somers Manor Nursing Home. He was 85 years old.  Mr. Shannon was born on July 19, 1929, in Boston, MA son to the late William A. and Marie (Webber) Shannon. More...

Paul Mach

Paul Mach, of Brewster, died on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Putnam Hospital Center. He was 88 years old.  Mr. Mach was born July 24, 1926, in Hannover, Germany, son to the late May and Julie (Erbe) Mach. More...

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