March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Edward Cardinal Egan remembered for his warmth

Edward Cardinal Egan is being remembered this week as a religious leader with warmth, keen intelligence and a disarming sense of humor. Egan died last Thursday of cardiac arrest at the age of 82. More...

Battle Over Sign Ordinance

Business owners in the greater Carmel-Mahopac area are up in arms over proposed amendments to the Town of Carmel’s municipal sign ordinance.  More...

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Charged in Beating of Prisoner

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Pat Castaldo finds himself on the wrong side of the law after being indicted Friday on charges that he attacked a shackled prisoner after the alleged bank robber grabbed for a fellow officer’s gun.   More...

General Stories

Sunday is for Wearing of the Green

Everyone will be a “little bit Irish” in Putnam County Sunday when the county’s 39th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 2 p.m. in Mahopac. More...

Bubbler Issue to Be Addressed by Lake Mahopac

Carmel officials are concerned that deicing devices known as bubblers which keep private docks free of ice are creating a hazardous condition on Lake Mahopac.  Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt wants town attorney Greg Folchetti to research the issue i More...

Salomones Speak Out on the Drug Crisis in Our Backyard

Editor’s Note: The heroin epidemic has hit both sides of Putnam County hard. Our sister paper, the Putnam County News and Recorder, did a video report with the Salomones of Mahopac about their experience. Their account is below. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

‘Important Things’

Three things to love: courage, gentleness, and affection.  Three things to admire: intellectual power, dignity, and gracefulness.  Three things to hate: cruelty, arrogance, and ingratitude.  The things to delight in: beauty, frankness, More...

Word of the Week

Anabasis

a going or marching up : advance; especially : a military advance; a difficult and dangerous military retreat   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, Vege More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Betty Budney

Betty Budney, age 82, of Cold Spring, died on Monday, March 2, 2015, at Westchester Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.   Born in Cold Spring on September 1, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Gifford R. and Mary (Hobby) Wright. More...

Breaking News - 3/10/2015 5:38 PM

Fire damages home on Lake Mahopac

A fire heavily damaged a home on Lake Mahopac More...

Breaking News - 3/9/2015 7:26 AM

Irish eyes smile in Mahopac  Free Access 

Thousands watch huge annual parade

Even the luck of the Irish couldn’t sway Mother Nature Sunday when a sprin More...

Roof clearing is dangerous business

Three people suffered injuries last week while attempting to clear snow and ice from rooftops.One man was injured in Mahopac Falls when he fell from his roof on Evergreen Road while a second individual suffered back and leg injuries when tumbling fro More...

Hotel Approved for Southeast

Traffic Impact Feared By Neighbors

It might have taken more than 200 years but a top-oftheline quality hotel will soon call Putnam County home.   By a 3-1 vote, the Southeast Town Board approved a zoning change Thursday evening amending Chapter 138 of Local Law No. More...

Car Destroyed by Fire During Sunday’s Winter Storm

A Buick sedan was burned to a crisp late Sunday afternoon during winter’s latest blast from Mother Nature.  The vehicle caught fire on Glenvue Drive in Carmel when a woman from Mt. Kisco was visiting a friend’s home.  More...

Around the County

Gallery Naming at Mahopac Library

Mahopac Public Library announces a naming opportunity for its Art Gallery located on the third floor of the building. More...

Quick Response to House Fire in Patterson

A report of a house fire at 500 Bullet Hole Road in Patterson was answered with a rapid response of the Patterson Fire Department on Saturday.  More...

Danbury Railway Easter Bunny Ride

The Easter Bunny will once again pay a visit to the Danbury Railway Museum and you can take a ride in a vintage train through the historic railyard to visit him. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Assessing The Business Community’s Impact On Putnam’s Economics

Recently, after input from local businesses led by representatives of the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce, The Carmel/Kent Chamber of Commerce and the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce, the Town of Carmel decided to reconsider a proposal More...

Sports

Mahopac Lacrosse Star Kim Harker Named Preseason All-USA Member

MAHOPAC – Mahopac High School senior Kim Harker has been named to the inaugural American Family Insurance ALLUSA Preseason Girls Lacrosse Team provided by 3d Rising.  Selections were based on on-field accomplishments during the previous hi More...

Messinger Places at State Wrestling Meet

ALBANY – Putnam Valley High School’s 170-pound sectional champ Willie Messinger won twice at the New York State wrestling championships over the weekend, earning a berth in the Division II state semifinals and placing among the top five.& More...

Bobcats, Celtics Advance to Second Round of Kent Rec. Basketball Playoffs

After a hugely successful regular season, Kent Recreation kicked off its Minor Division playoff tournament this past Saturday at the George Fischer Middle School. More...

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Weekly Quotation

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