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Breaking News - 12/8/2014 9:17 PM

Christmas Miracle: Corrections officer saves lives of two Putnam teens

Heroin antidote delivered in time

Two teenaged girls who lost consciousness and stopped breathing inside the Putnam Correctional Facility from heroin abuse were revived by jail staff who administered a nasal spray a More...

Tis the Season: Holiday on the Lake!

The weather was perfect—clear and cold—when a small army of volunteers decorated 80 holiday trees last Saturday on the shores of Lake Gleneida in preparation for this weekend’s Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association’s annual Holid More...

Some Southeast Property Taxes Set to Soar After Budget Adoption

Southeast’s recently adopted 2015 town budget of $16 million falls within the state mandate of the town’s tax levy—the total amount of property tax revenue collected for a fiscal spending plan.  While the budget-to-budget incre More...

Carmel’s Holiday on the Lake parade CANCELED  Free Access 

The weatherman is playing scrooge and as a result Saturday’s Holiday on the Lake parade planned for downtown Carmel has been canceled. Forecasters are calling for a soaking rain and organizers of the annual festival met early Friday and decided More...

General Stories

George’s Turkey Day Tradition Continues for 32nd Year in Carmel

The tradition continued— for the 32th consecutive year, George’s Place, a popular restaurant in downtown Carmel opened its doors to provide a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 35 area residents who had no place to go for the holidays.&n More...

Community Thanksgiving Celebrated at Bob’s Diner

The greater Brewster community came together for the seventh consecutive year on Thanksgiving Day by providing a wholesome home cooked meal for some 35 residents who had no place to go for the holiday.  Bob’s Diner on Main Street was fille More...

Peekskill Hollow Road Bonding Approved

Putnam County lawmakers have approved issuing $2.2 million in serial bonds earmarked toward the construction of improvements for Peekskill Hollow Road.  The narrow and winding road connecting western Kent to Putnam Valley is in dire need of repa More...

Cultural Events

Shakespeare Festival Rounds Out 2015 with Arabian Nights

Davis McCallum, Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, has finalized plans for the company’s 29th season with the announcement that Arabian Nights, written by Mary Zimmerman, adapted from The Book of the Thousand Nights an More...

School News

$38.9 Million Referendum Proposed for Brewster Schools

Residents in the Brewster School District will be going to the polls next Tuesday to vote on a $38.9 million bond referendum that will upgrade facilities while taking care of long standing problems and inadequacies found throughout the district&rsquo More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A FATAL WAGER

A fear years before his death, the Emperor Nicholas of Russia sent a looking glass of rare size and beauty with an embassy to the Emperor of China. The looking glass had to be carried all the way from St. Petersburg to Pekin by human hands. More...

WORD of the WEEK

Palaver

a long discussion or meeting usually between persons of different cultures or levels of sophistication   More...

Columns

COMMISSIONER’S COMMENTS

Give the Ultimate Gift of Life this Holiday

Holiday time is upon us once again. Gathering with family and friends, reflecting on another year gone by, opening one’s heart and home to the less fortunate— these are just some of the ways people celebrate the season. 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...

Breaking News - 12/9/2014 11:53 PM

Brewster voters approve $38.9 million referendum

Superintendent of Schools Tim Conway was on cloud nine Tuesday night after the results of a $38.9 million referendum were announced. By a 110 vote margin, residents approved the proposition. The tally, 635 yes votes to 525 no ballots.  More...

Breaking News - 12/10/2014 7:30 AM

Schools open on time but more nasty weather on the way  Free Access 

 Temperatures throughout the region remained above freezing overnight preventing a repeat of Tuesday when a combination of sleet and rain freezing caused havoc for morning commuters.  Unlike Tuesday, all schools in Putnam County are op More...

200 Protest SAFE Act  Free Access 

Carmel’s Paladin Center was packed when more than 200 gun aficionados met Wednesday evening to discuss New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act and its potential impact on Putnam County. More...

Armed Robber Hits Lake Carmel Deli

Suspect Flees on Bicycle

Kent Police are on the look out for a bicycle bandit who robbed Deli Land, a popular delicatessen on Route 52 in Lake Carmel Tuesday night.   More...

Lobbyists Stymie Styrofoam Bill

Legislature delays OK

Despite objections from Legislators Barbara Scuccimarra of Garrison, Sam Oliverio of Putnam Valley and Lou Tartaro of Kent, the Putnam Legislature has tabled a motion by a 5-3 vote to ban polystyrene foam disposable food service containers used by co More...

Putnam’s Lynn Duffy Wins ‘On the Menu’ Cooking Show

On Friday night friends gathered at the Duffy home on Mill Road in western Putnam. More...

Around the County

Grieving Family Reunites

County arranges transport for injured

Recall that one of this year’s saddest stories in Putnam County happened on May 10, when Helen and Michael Santos were traveling on Route 9 early in the morning for a road trip to Newport, Rhode Island. More...

Lake Carmel Tree Lighting

December 7th is Lake Carmel Park District's Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event is set to begin at 4:30 pm on Champlain Drive (off Route 311 in Lake Carmel). Santa will arrive around 5:00 pm with a little treat for the kids! More...

Brewster Theater Holiday Play Hits Stage

The Brewster Theater Company presents the cabaret, "Twas the Night Before, A Mixed Bag of Holiday Favorites," on Friday, 12/5 and Friday, 12/12 at 8pm at Studio Around The Corner, 67 Main St in the Village of Brewster. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Discovering the Treasures of Putnam’s Small Businesses

On Small Business Saturday, November 29, I accompanied County Executive MaryEllen Odell, other elected officials and business leaders on a tour around the entire County to raise awareness about shopping Putnam County this holiday season.  More...

Sports

Boys' Basketball Teams Optimistic on New Season

The high school basketball season is upon us with the start of play this week, so here’s a quick look at our three local teams as they begin the march to March.  MAHOPAC  Sustained success.  That best describes Mahopac, which has More...

Benito Muniz Signs to Run at Oklahoma State University

One of the region’s top cross country runners has signed a letter of intent to join the Division I Cross Country and Track team at Oklahoma State University.  Carmel High School senior Benito Muniz will be turning in his CHS Rams jersey fo More...

Carmel Girls’ Basketball Falls to Kennedy Catholic, 55-43

SOMERS – The shooting will get better, but for an opening night performance, Carmel High School girls' basketball coach Dan O’Hare was pleased.  The Rams hung tough throughout but Kennedy Catholic broke away late in the game Monday, More...

Letters to the Editor

Giving Thanks

To the Editor,   Be thankful for the air you breathe.  Be thankful for your health and try to appreciate the function you might still have left and not grieve for what is lost.  Be thankful for family, friends and whatever is your job More...

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