January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Jeffrey Anderson is Putnam’s first baby of 2015  Free Access 

A first baby of the year hadn’t been born on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center for the past decade. More...

It’s an epidemic, as cases of flu in NY double in week

Cases of the flu in New York State have almost doubled in just a week. It’s a national epidemic and the worst part of the season has yet to arrive. More...

Metro-North service restored on Harlem Line  Free Access 

UPDATED, new info

Dozens of Putnam residents and others returning home following the long holiday weekend by taking a Metro-North train into Manhattan were delayed in reaching their destination Sunday morning when a fire broke out at a Con Ed substation in Hawthorne c More...

Live WWII Grenade Found in Lake Carmel

A live hand grenade dating back to World War II was found inside a building on Route 52 in Lake Carmel Monday. More...

Sheriff Visits Inmates for Christmas

Sheriff Donald Smith spent Christmas morning behind bars at the Putnam Correctional Facility greeting inmates and wishing staff a happy holiday.  The annual visit has become a tradition for the sheriff since his taking office some 13 years ago.& More...

General Stories

Southeast Victim Identified; Jumped from Bridge

The Putnam Sheriff’s Department on New Year’s Eve identified the woman who jumped to her death from the Veterans Memorial Bridge as Kathleen Kondrat, 69, who had resided on Shady Lane in Brewster before relocating to Danbury six months ago.  More...

Robert McMahon’s Legacy Continues

In life, Putnam’s former Commissioner of Emergency Services Robert McMahon was a believer in education and training.  More...

Tickets Selling Rapidly for Brewster’s ‘Got Talent’ Fundraiser

The acts have been selected. Ticket sales are underway for the Brewster Education Foundation’s Brewster’s Got Talent show next Friday, January 9. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Trailblazer Awards To Recognize Outstanding Local Businesses

A year with many positive achievements has ended, and a new one with much promise is just beginning for Putnam County.  More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

In the family the law of pleasing ought to extend from the highest to the lowest. You are bound to please your children, and your children are bound to please each other, and you are bound to please your servants, if you expect them to please you. More...

Word of the Week

Sempiternal  of never-ending duration : eternal   More...

Columns

Cunningham’s Corner

'Try Not to Fall' Is Not a Strategy

Years ago, growing up on the farm, I climbed a lot of silos. More precisely, I climbed three silos many times.  More...

HEALTH

Arm Yourself Against Breast Cancer with Better Knowledge

One out of eight American women will face a personal diagnosis of breast cancer some time in their lives, making this type of cancer one of the most common for females. Putnam County is far from unaffected. More...

Breaking News - 1/6/2015 4:02 PM

Gas leak forces evacuation of sports club

Updated, New Info

A gas leak Tuesday caused the evacuation of the New York Sports Club at the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center in Carmel. More...

Remembering Mario Cuomo and Putnam Announcement  Free Access 

Here’s a little known fact most people are unaware of. Former Governor Mario Cuomo, who passed away on New Year’s Day at the age of 82, first announced his candidacy for governor at a Democratic fundraiser in Putnam County and a gathering in Queens. More...

New Year’s Eve swearing-in ceremony attracts crowd

New officials for Putnam and NY take oaths

There was standing room only at the historic Putnam County Courthouse on New Year’s Eve when officials on the state and county level took their oaths of office for 2015. More...

Trail of Tears for Slain NYC Cops

Putnam is a county of first responders—police, fire and EMS—and when two New York City cops were assassinated a week ago while on patrol in Brooklyn, local residents mourned their loss.  More...

Sniffing Us To Safety

Explosive Detection Dogs for Putnam

Putnam County will soon be home to a pair of explosives detection canine teams thanks to Uncle Sam.  More...

Nursery Worker Survives Being Crushed by 4,000-Pound Weight

A freak accident late Monday afternoon seriously injured an employee of a popular Putnam nursery.  Authorities said the victim, who was not identified, survived due to the fact that he is a “giant” of a man standing 6 feet 5 inches t More...

Around the County

Registration for Mahopac High School Class of 2028

Kindergarten registration for the Mahopac High School Class of 2028 gets underway next week at the school’s Mahopac Falls District office.  School officials stress that registration is by appointment only with specific dates set aside for More...

Decorating Winners Announced

John and Theresa Carey are the 2014 winners of the Lake Carmel Park District Holiday House Decorating Contest. More...

Hiker Rescued in Kent

A 21-year-old hiker traversing a rocky trail in the Holmes section of Kent Sunday became trapped in a ravine and was rescued by members of the Lake Carmel Fire Department.  Police and EMS personnel were dispatched to the Presbyterian Camp and Co More...

Sports

Brewster Girls' Basketball Suffers First Loss to New Rochelle, 46-37

CARMEL – The way the Brewster High School girls' basketball team has been playing this year – clutch comebacks, resilient efforts, and good fortune against Class AA teams – you almost expected them to come out of this with another w More...

Female Wrestler Takes Tournament Title

Brooke Pagan has many irons in the fire. She competes in basketball at Brewster High School, runs track, plays the violin, trains in mixed martial arts … enough to keep anybody busy.  More...

Milestone Reached as O’Hare Wins 200th Game

CARMEL – It’s partly longevity, partly luck, but mostly coaching acumen.  That’s what led Carmel High School girls' basketball coach Dan O’Hare to reach a milestone on Saturday.  O'Hare won his 200th career game as t More...

Letters to the Editor

Big Misjudgment on Fracking

To the Editor,   Words cannot express the misperceptions regarding New York State's prevention of fracking.  Fracking in other states is the basic cause of the large recent drops in the price of gas! It does no harm to the water table! 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 

William R. Orford Sr.  Free Access 

Bill Orford Sr. More...

MaryLisa McKay Mangan  Free Access 

1962-2014   MaryLisa McKay Mangan, 52, beloved mother of Willow and Leif Mangan, passed away on December 17, 2014; in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her loving family.    More...

Dr. Robert W. Thomas

Dr. Robert W. Thomas of Cobleskill, NY, died December 22.  More...

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