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Republicans Sweep Putnam Races

Odell Re-Elected, Bartolotti Trumps Osborne

Putnam County Republicans hit a home run on Election Day by sweeping every office. More...

Murphy Succeeds Ball; Serino Tops Gipson

Maloney Wins; Hayworth Concedes

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has narrowly won the hotly contested 18th District Congressional race, the closest contest of any involving Putnam County.   More...

General Stories

Legislature Adopts $145.5 Million Budget

Once again Putnam has become the first county in the Hudson Valley and one of the first in New York State to adopt a new fiscal spending plan. More...

Fire Prevention Celebrated in Lake Carmel and Mahopac

On one of the windiest days of the year when fire and emergency responders were run ragged answering a variety of storm related calls, members of the Lake Carmel and Mahopac Fire Departments opened their fire stations to the public for a day of fire More...

Putnam Hospital Earns an ‘A’ in Safety

Putnam Hospital Center has joined three other area regional medical facilities by earning a top grade for patient safety by protecting patients from accidents, infections and injuries.  The Leapfrog group, a nonprofit organization whose goal is More...

Enterprise

Little Feet Daycare Opens in Carmel

Putnam’s newest child care facility has opened overlooking Lake Gleneida at the gateway to Carmel. Little Feet Daycare Center is located at 1611 Route 6 in a new 13,000 square foot building. More...

BHS Graduate Comes Home to Practice Chiropractic Medicine

Brewster High School graduate Dr. Jackie DeMayo has returned to her roots to practice chiropractic medicine. More...

From the chamber

County Executive Starts Second Term, Great News For Business

On election night, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell received some 59 percent of the vote, a strong show of support and endorsement for her efforts during her first term in office. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Working Man

He is the noblest of whom our free country can boast; whether at the workshop or at the plow, you find him the same noble-hearted, free, and independent being. More...

Word of the Week

Quixotic  foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals   More...

Worship Services

No Parishes to Close in Putnam

Local Catholics are breathing a sigh of relief now that the New York Archdiocese has released its merger list and churches in Putnam County have been spared. More...

St. Philip’s Thanksgiving Service & Dinner

St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands will host the annual Candlelight Thanksgiving Service on behalf of the Putnam History Museum at 5 pm on Sunday, November 23. It is free and open to the public. 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 More...

Cuomo Criticized on Veterans Day

 Gov. Andrew Cuomo was criticized Tuesday for vetoing legislation that would have authorized state pension credits for peacetime military service. The legislation, authored by Sen. More...

Veterans Day Ceremonies Salute America's Heroes  Free Access 

America is the greatest country on earth and Americans are free for five basic reasons: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard.Former New York State VFW Commander Karl Rohde, who currently serves as Putnam's Director of Veterans Affairs, More...

County Results Mirror Nation

Cuomo Wins, But Astorino Nabs Almost All Counties Upstate

The overwhelming Putnam County wins for GOP candidates mirrored those across the nation on Tuesday. More...

Motorcyclist Lucky to Be Alive After High-Speed Crash

A 20-year-old Mahopac Falls man is lucky to be alive, say police, following a high speed jaunt in several jurisdictions that ended when his motorcycle crashed into a car in Carmel and ejecting the driver, with the two-wheeler coming to rest 50 yards More...

Around the County

Mahopac Fire 100th Anniversary Saturday

The Mahopac Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration is drawing to a close with Saturday’s last public event planned for the Villa Barone in Mahopac.  More...

Putnam Hospital Center Celebrates Success at Golden Anniversary Gala

Putnam Hospital Center’s first 50 years were celebrated Saturday evening when 400 guests jammed the main ballroom of the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich, Ct., for the medical center’s annual gala. More...

Thanksgiving Food Donations Accepted in Carmel

Families residing at the Retreat at Carmel, an adult community located off Stoneleigh Avenue, realize that turkey day is right around the corner and have begun accepting food donations for the Putnam Community Action (CAP) Food Pantry through Nov. More...

School News

BOCES Crisis Team Respond to School Tragedies

The death of a child is always a heart wrenching experience not only for the victim’s immediate family and friends but for the extended school family as well. More...

Green Chimneys School Working to Prevent Runaways

Green Chimneys School is shining a light this month on issues facing teenaged runaways and this week kicked off its Green Light Project. Green Chimneys founder Dr. More...

Sports

’Pac’s Dream of Girls’ Soccer Title Falls Short

FREEDOM PLAINS – The symbolism was just too much.  When Mahopac High School girls' soccer player Jess Magnani went down to injury Saturday in the first half of the Section One, Class AA championship game – two days after her sister, More...

Mahopac Field Hockey Heads to Sectional Champs

MAHOPAC – They played outstanding all year.  They put themselves in this position by playing so well, earning the No. More...

Carmel’s Muniz and Maher Qualify for State Cross Country Championships

Strong Showing for Girls’ Varsity Team & Individuals

At the Section 1 Class A Varsity Championships, which is also the State Championship Qualifier, Benito Muniz was 1st in 16:10 and Sawyer Maher was 3nd in 16:39 with both qualifying for the State Championships.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Food & Coat Drive A Success - Thank You

Recently the Putnam Lake VFW Ladies Auxiliary held a food /coat drive to benefit our veterans and their families currently using the outpatient Food Pantry and Clothes Room at the Veterans Administration Hospital located in Castle Point, NY, Dutchess More...

Praise for Pumpkin Palooza

Dear Editor, Last Saturday I was among several thousands of visitors who attended the Pumpkin Palooza at Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster. What a gorgeous day and what a great time. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Margaret Bell

Margaret Bell of Brewster, formerly of Glen Rock, NJ, originally from Manchester, England, passed peacefully on November 1, 2014.  More...

Richard R. Gebhardt

Richard R. Gebhardt, of Pietschs Gardens, North Salem, NY, died November 1, 2014, at his home. He was 64 years old. More...

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