January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Interstate traffic snarled in Putnam County  Free Access 

Motorists traveling along Interstate 684 northbound and Route 84 eastbound through Putnam County are experiencing serious traffic delays this afternoon as the result of a tractor trailer rollover on the I-684 exit ramp to Interstate 84 eastbound. More...

Firestorm at Emergency Services

Odell Digs In; Mum on Stiebeling Exit

The release of Adam Stiebeling as Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services by County Executive Mary Ellen Odell created a firestorm throughout the county’s police, fire and EMS community, one whose broad dimensions became clear Saturday mornin More...

Mahopac Businesswoman Scammed Out of Almost $1,000

Alert Issued on NYSEG Impostor Ploy

Donna Massaro feels like a fool.  The Mahopac businesswoman, who owns the Freight House Café off Route 6 in Mahopac, received a call last week from a man purporting to be a representative of the New York State Electric and Gas Company.  More...

General Stories

Hope, Hot Dogs & Survival for Pups

This is the story of two wandering dogs, nine days, a pack of hot dogs, and one incredible miracle in western Putnam.  More...

Gasoline Prices Still On the Decline

Motorists continue to see sharply lower prices at the pumps throughout the region.  The national average price Sunday was $2.17, down 6 cents from last week. More...

Clarification

It was incorrectly reported in last week’s paper that the vote which reappointed Carl Albano as chairman of the Putnam Legislature was 6-2-1. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Chambers Offers Members Employee Benefits Exchange

Chambers of commerce have traditionally provided member businesses with health insurance and good advice tailored to their needs. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Board of Supervisors

Of Westchester County, adopted, at their last annual session, a memorial, which will be presented to the Legislature of this State in which they pray for the abolition of the present Free School Law and the enactment, of the “proposition propos More...

Word of the Week

Fissile

capable of being split or divided in the direction of the  grain or along natural planes of cleavage, capable of  undergoing fission   More...

Letters to the Editor

Support for Hotel Project

Dear Editor:   As a long time resident of the Town of Southeast I am excited to support the proposed Crossroads 312 hotel and retail/restaurant project.  The project is set to be located on the corner of Interstate 84 and Route 312 and will More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lydia Ambrogio Fish

Lydia Ambrogio Fish, age 82, of Port Jervis, formerly of Cold Spring, passed into God’s arms on January 12, 2015. Born on May 21, 1932, in Queens, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Carmella (Lopresti) Ambrogio.  More...

Breaking News - 1/19/2015 7:52 AM

Icy roads cause havoc throughout Putnam  Free Access 

UPDATED, new info

Putnam County was frozen in time Sunday when sleet and freezing rain stopped everything in its tracks. More...

Breaking News - 1/16/2015 11:26 AM

Charges of racism probed in Mahopac  Free Access 

Troubling new incident reported

For the second time in less than a year charges of racism are being probed in the Mahopac School District.  The latest alleged incident occurred during a basketball game last week between Mahopac and Carmel High Schools when at least one Ma More...

Breaking News - 1/16/2015 7:36 AM

16-year-old with ties to Philipstown who was missing is found safe  Free Access 

A 16-year-old developmentally disabled girl residing at a foster home in Philipstown and missing for 48 hours was found safe Thursday night at a department store in the Bronx. More...

Rocco Gets a New Lease on Life  Free Access 

Peggy Colonna’s love for abused dogs combined with the efforts of a kennel worker from Carmel and a young man who recently moved into the area have given Rocco a new lease on life. More...

Indoor Farmers’ Market Debuts Sunday

A breath of spring air is coming to Putnam County Sunday in the midst of the dark days of winter.  More...

Brewster’s Jambor Hopes to Join State Board of Regents

Brewster Board of Education President Stephen Jambor hopes to make history in 2015 by becoming the first Putnam resident ever to serve on the New York State Board of Regents.  The 15 year school board veteran has applied for the lower Hudson Val More...

Brewster Librarian Makes Rare Find

Brewster Library’s new director Gina Loprinzo, who recently assumed the leadership role after working for many years at the Kent Public Library, came upon an amazing find.  In the basement of the Main Street building was a complete set of More...

Around the County

Hudson Chorale Calling New Members

Since 2010, Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, has been performing in venues throughout Westchester, bringing the best in choral singing to the Hudson Valley. More...

Stand-Up Comics at Arts on the Lake

Comics Mick Diflo, Regina DeCicco and Frank Gentile will perform at Arts on the Lake on Saturday, January 24, at 8 pm.  Following the success of the first Stand-Up Comedy Night in November, Arts on the Lake plans to continue this series of bring More...

Wine Glass Terrarium Workshop in Mahopac

The Lake Mahopac Garden Club will be hosting a Wine Glass Terrarium Workshop in the Mahopac Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on February 24. The cost of the workshop is $20.00 and if you choose to make more than one, each additional wine glass is $10.00. More...

Sports

Kent Recreation Basketball Action Intensifies: Solid Play & Overtime

The 2015 Kent Recreation basketball season officially entered full swing this past Saturday with a complete slate of games for all programs.  More...

Brewster Girls Snap Losing Streak

CROSS RIVER – Road Warriors.  The Brewster High School girls' basketball team had lost two in a row after a 7-0 start, but there really wasn’t a lot for head coach Mike Castaldo to say as the Bears opened league play last week with a More...

The Week Ahead

Brewster, Carmel, and Mahopac Sports

JANUARY 15 GIRLS BASKETBALL Brewster at Fox Lane, 4:15 p.m.Mahopac at John Jay-EF, 6 p.m.BOYS BASKETBALL Fox Lane at Brewster, 6:15 p.m.Ketcham at Carmel, 6:15 p.m.John Jay-EF at Mahopac, 6 p.m.GYMNASTICS Mahopac at Edgemont, 4:30 p.m. 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...

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