February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Harlem Line service restored; injured man hospitalized  Free Access 

A man described to be in his mid-20s More...

Roses: The Flower of Love

Some are corny, others are cute, and roses are the order of the week!   Roses are red-violets are blue—Love you so much like I love you! Roses are red—violets are blue—My love keeps me tied to you!  More...

Heroin Overdoses Claim Lives of Two Young Putnam Men

Two more victims of the heroin scourge that has ravaged Putnam County are being reported this week.  Nicholas A. Privitera of Mahopac died Sunday at his residence. Privitera was 23 years old. More...

Politics

Tony Hay to Seek Reelection as Southeast Supervisor

Supervisor Tony Hay realizes that Southeast is in much better financial shape today than it was when he took office on January 1, 2012, but in announcing his candidacy for reelection Tuesday, the former businessman and long time member of the Putnam More...

Around the County

Twins Become Eagle Scouts

Sir Robert Baden Powell, founder of the scout movement and first chief scout of the Boy Scouts Association, once wrote: “The spirit is there in every boy. It has to be discovered and brought to light.” More...

Fire Damages Farm Building

Smoke was visible over a wide area Tuesday when fire damaged a large storage building at the Pleasant View Farm located on North Salem Road in Southeast. More...

Five Putnam Motorists Nabbed in DWI Crackdown

Five motorists from Putnam County were among 14 impaired drivers arrested in Dutchess County last week in connection with a countywide crackdown funded by the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation.  Sheriff Adrian Butch Anderson said the three-day More...

School News

Educational Exchange With China Blossoms

The Brewster-China connection is alive and well again this year. Last week two dozen students from Beijing 101 High School in Beijing visited the Brewster School District campus for a day of exchanging ideas, cultures, stories and songs. More...

Editorials

Perspective

The Root of the Matter

Winston Churchill wrote and spoke millions of words, but he admired those who could quickly get to the essence of an argument. He once said: “Anything worthwhile can be put on one side of a page.”   More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

a forgetful bridegrom

An absent minded gentleman in St. Paul, Minn., Recently applied to the county clerk for a marriage license.  “What’s the bride’s name?,” asked the Official. More...

Word of the Week

Distemper  to throw out of order   More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2015 3:38 PM

Schumer proposes railroad legislation after deadly crash  Free Access 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will be introducing legislation in Washington aimed at reducing highway rail-grade collisions following the horrific Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2015 1:36 PM

Coast Guard assisting ships stuck in Hudson River ice  Free Access 

Coast Guard ice breakers are assisting several commercial ships stuck in thick ice along the Hudson River off the Putnam shoreline.  More...

Putnam well represented at Westminster Dog Show  Free Access 

It’s the Super Bowl and World Series of dog shows in one, and Putnam County will be well represented Monday and Tuesday at the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, thanks to Clifford Steele and his Happy Days Kennel in Carmel. More...

County Shoppers Will Continue to Pay Higher Sales Tax of 8.38%

Putnam lawmakers have requested their counterparts in the NYS Legislature to authorize the renewal of the county’s expiring one percent county sales tax increase for an additional two year period.  More...

Metro-North Train Disaster Under Federal Investigation

It could have happened in Putnam County. More...

General Stories

Mahopac’s Wrinkle of Royalty at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

At the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show next Monday and Tuesday, Mahopac’s own Lou Galeazzo will cheer on his prized Chinese Shar-Pei Sam. More...

Hundreds on Hand for PARC Wine and Chocolate Festival

The weather outside was positively frightful yet inside the Putnam Golf Club in Mahopac Falls hundreds of chocolate lovers, wine enthusiasts and supporters of PARC enjoyed each others company and a variety of wines, nibbles and chocolates at the 2nd More...

Brewster Towing Instrumental in Metro-North Accident Clean-Up

Lisi’s Towing Service in Brewster was instrumental last week in removing a sport-utility vehicle crushed by a Metro- North train in Valhalla.  The SUV driven by a Westchester mother of three was severely mangled by the collision and was we More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

'Trailblazer' Awards To Honor 38 Nominees

The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce annual Trailblazer awards dinner is taking place at Villa Barone and will honor business owners or those actively involved in the business for which he/ she is nominated in one of four major categories.  More...

Sports

Basketball Previews: Section One, Boys’ and Girls’

BREWSTER BOYS   Record: 6-12  Seed: No. 23, Class A  Opponent: at No. 10 Pelham  More...

Kent Recreation Basketball Teams Play With Full Lineup

Saturday basketball continued for Kent Recreation this past weekend with a full lineup of Minor and Junior games at the George Fischer Middle School. More...

Banner Day for Local Wrestlers as 33 Advance to Section One Finals

SLEEPY HOLLOW – It was a banner day Saturday at the Section One divisional wrestling meet at Sleepy Hollow High School, as 33 wrestlers from Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac high schools advanced to this weekend’s sectional championship meet 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, Vegetarian lunch, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-1pm More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

George F. Dean Jr.

George F. Dean Jr. of Carmel, died suddenly on February 5, 2015, at the age of 75. He was born in Ossining, NY, on June 20, 1939, to the late George F. and Mary Clarke Dean. On October 7, 1967, he married Barbara DiGiacomo of Pleasantville, NY.  More...

Georgiana Bailey

Georgiana Bailey was born on August 7, 1928, in Brewster. Georgina passed away peacefully on Monday Febuary 9, 2015, at Wingate Of Ulster County. She is Predeceased by her loving Husband George H. Bailey and a Son George S. Bailey.  More...

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