November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans Day Salutes Our Heroes

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 A More...

Gasoline Prices Continue to Fall

Motorists are smiling at the pumps again now that the average price of a gallon of gasoline across the region dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to its cheapest level in four years.  More...

Mahopac Fire Centennial Celebration Draws Hundreds

The year-long Mahopac Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration has been a blast.  More...

General Stories

Grant Sought to Upgrade Putnam Park

The Emerald Association of Putnam County is joining forces with county government in seeking a grant to purchase materials for the replacement of stages and an antiquated public address system at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent.  More...

Forum for Veterans’ Concerns

The Putnam Veterans Task Force is concerned about the many veterans residing in the county’s six towns and three villages who have slipped through the cracks.  On Saturday, Putnam’s second annual Veterans Legislative forum is planned More...

County Wraps Up Deskovic Case

With little fanfare, the Putnam Legislature has closed the multi-million dollar Jeffrey Deskovic case.  More...

School News

Brewster School Commended For Financial Management

The Brewster School District has been commended by the State Comptroller’s Office for managing the district’s finances in superlative condition. More...

CV Starr School Children Pay Special Tribute to Area Veterans

Walk into the CV Starr School in Brewster this week and observe a remembrance table at the entrance to the sprawling building. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Seeing the Crater

Two American girls not long ago determined to ascend to the crater of Vesuvius and, according to the statement of an Englishman who wrote immediately a full account of the matter to the “London Times,” narrowly escaped. More...

Columns

Question for Americans

What did you do for Freedom today? A Marine on Guadalcanal. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

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Victims ID'd in Fatal Crash on Route 22 in Southeast

A Brewster man and a Danbury woman were killed Friday in a horrific head-on crash on Route 22 in Southeast south of Brewster. More...

Cuomo Vetoes Vet Pension Legislation

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...

1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing Honored at West Point

On the eve of Veterans Day, the United States Military Academy honored a West Point graduate whose story embodies service and sacrifice. More...

Around the County

Brewster High Choir Presents A Salute to Veterans

A concert honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces is set for Thursday, November 13, at 7 PM at the Brewster High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.  More...

New York Philharmonic at Studio Around the Corner

Concerts Around the Corner is bringing the New York Philharmonic’s newest member for a performance at the Studio Around the Corner.  The event is Sunday, November 23rd, at 3:00pm, when the Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition presents More...

WWII-Era Swing Dance in Patterson Saturday

It’s all about vintage 1940s, “1944 D-Day” to be exact, at the Patterson Recreation Center when Swing N’ Patterson rolls around again on Saturday, Nov. 15. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Film Commission Working To Bring Movie Shoots To Putnam

The Putnam County Television and Film Commission has begun working on an effort to attract production companies to the area, capitalizing on our proximity to New York City, the beauty and charm of our downtowns, and the workforce available to help ma More...

Sports

Silver Starlites Competitive Twirlers Team Shines Again

During the past 40 years, Sylvia Utter’s dream of children twirling on a national stage has continued and now, under the leadership of Allison Stuart and a dedicated group of parent volunteers, the Starlites continue to flourish and for the fir More...

Mahopac Field Hockey Falls in Sectionals

BREWSTER – The tremendous season by the Mahopac High School field hockey team came to an end last Thursday at the hands and sticks of archrival Mamaroneck. More...

Carmel’s Muniz 6th, Maher 20th at State Cross Country Championship

At the Class A State Cross Country Championship in wintery Canton, New York, near the Canadian border, Benito Muniz was 6th in 15:48. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lost Wallet Renews Faith

To the Editor,   We have lived in Holmes for the last 21 years and have always felt that this area is a great community to live in.  More...

Testimony for Maloney

To the Editor,   Now that the misleading and negative discourse that too often characterizes political campaigns has diminished, I would like to offer a bit of a personal and positive testimony to the exemplary job that Congressman Sean Patrick More...

Election Signals New Direction

Dear Editor,   As a teenage Republican, I was very happy with the 2014 midterm elections results. More...

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