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Breaking News - 3/15/2015 1:06 PM

Hudson Line Metro-North service delayed due to derailment  Free Access 

An investigation is underway by the Federal Railroad Administration and the Metro-North Railroad into the derailment of a CSX freight train north o More...

Irish Eyes Smile in Mahopac

Even the luck of the Irish couldn’t sway Mother Nature Sunday when a spring like morning with golden sunshine and temperatures climbing into the 40s quickly returned to winter’s chill as Putnam’s 39th St. More...

Carmel’s ‘Grand Dame’ Muriel Cornish Passes Away

Muriel Cornish has passed away at the age of 98 following a hard fought battle with old age, dying the way she lived with much grace and dignity and leaving a legacy of community service behind. More...

Tony Sutton to head Putnam’s EMS community  Free Access 

Announcement made at State of County Address

Tony Sutton has seen it all during his years in the emergency services community and the licensed paramedic is looking forward to his tenure in Putnam as the county’s new Commissioner of Emergency Services. More...

General Stories

Restaurant Week Kicks Off in Putnam

Got those winter doldrums? Time to get out and enjoy a lovely lunch or a sumptuous dinner at one of Putnam’s many restaurants.  More...

Mahopac Bank Branches Scammed

Two branches of the Tompkins Mahopac National Bank were scammed by an East Fishkill resident who allegedly used counterfeit checks to steal more than $3,500.  State Police last week reported the arrest of Byron Kempson, 29, in connection with th More...

Putnam Valley Firefighter Lauded By County

Frank Rush doesn’t consider himself a hero.   More...

School News

School Cancellations Force Make-Up Days

Those days and days of school cancellations due to inclement weather have resulted in area districts being forced to reconfigure their calendars from now until the end of June. Each of Putnam’s seven districts has been affected. More...

Colonial Fair Allows Children To Be in Touch with Past  Free Access 

Creativity, hard work, teachers' collaboration and funding from the Brewster Education Foundation resulted in another successful Colonial Fair at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster. More...

Brewster Students Visit Carnegie Hall  Free Access 

On Sunday, March 8, students from the Brewster High School Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Strings ensembles traveled to New York City to see a performance by the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. More...

Editorials

THE MAD CITY

The New York City Papers are belaboring the “City Fathers” at a dreadful rate of account of the filthy and sickening condition of the streets. More...

Word of the Week

Folderol  a useless ornament or accessory : trifle; nonsense   More...

Letters to the Editor

Winter Fest A Success

To the Editor,  As Supervisor of the Town of Kent, on behalf of the Town Board, I am grateful to everyone who made the 1st Annual Kent Winter Festival such a wonderful event. More...

Where’s the Hotel?

To the Editor,  Location, location. Where is it? Mr. Lefler’s new hotel in Southeast will be “in the vicinity of the Highland Shopping Center,” you say.   Does that mean to the west of 84 and north of the present 312? More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Muriel E. Cornish

Muriel E. Cornish, 98, of Carmel, NY passed away on March 4, 2015. Mrs. Cornish was born on December 5, 1916, to Gustavus Alexander and Mary (Berry) Limbach in New York City. More...

John D. Lieblong

John D. Lieblong, 'Railroad John', age 86, a resident of the Plaza at Cloverlake, formerly of Yonkers, NY died Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Carmel, NY.  John was born on January 22, 1929, in Freehold, NJ to Nelson and Anna (Meyer) Lieblong. More...

Stephanie Montagna

Stephanie Montagna, 89, of Holmes, NY passed away on March 02, 2015. Mrs. Montagna was born on November 26, 1925, to Stephen and Theresa (LaCorte) Ingoglia in Brooklyn, NY.   More...

Breaking News - 3/18/2015 6:25 AM

Slippery driving and walking Wednesday morning  Free Access 

A dusting of snow overnight combined with black ice resulting from Tuesday’s snow melt and rapidly dropping temperatures has caused slippery driving throughout the area. More...

Breaking News - 3/16/2015 3:58 PM

Lake Peekskill woman 'lucky to be alive' in Continental Village crash  Free Access 

A Lake Peekskill woman is lucky to be alive, say police, following a single-car crash on Route 9 in Continental Village early Monday—an accident attributed to black ice.State Police and members of the Continental Village Fire Department were summoned More...

Breaking News - 3/14/2015 8:14 AM

Odell’s State of the County highlights family, efficiency & fighting heroin crisis

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s State of the County address ranged from reining in spending to the “One Army on the War of Drug Addiction,” to the “Donate for Life” initiative More...

House Fire Miracle: Pets Escape

A fire heavily damaged a home on Lake Mahopac Tuesday afternoon despite the efforts of dozens of firefighters from departments throughout the area. More...

Styrofoam Containers Banned in Government

Polystyrene foam disposable food service containers will soon be a memory in county governmental circles.  The Putnam Legislature last week unanimously approved a resolution banning the environmental pollutant from use by county governmental age More...

Around the County

Brewster Woman Drives Into Plaza

A Brewster woman pulling into a popular Western Connecticut shopping plaza wrecked not only her car but a cheese and wine specialty shop last week when her foot slipped off the brake pedal and hit the gas.  More...

47 Nabbed In Speed Enforcement

Troopers were out in force on Route 684 Saturday and within six hours ticketed 47 motorists for a variety of offenses that included speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt, talking on a cell phone while driving and driving an uninspected vehicle.  More...

Free Rabies Vacciation Clinic

Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets to a FREE rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. More...

Enterprise

Legislature Praises Small Business

Describing small business as the “single most important segment of our free enterprise system and the backbone of the region’s economy,” the Putnam Legislature last week proclaimed April as Small Business Recognition Month while dec More...

From the Chamber

Trailblazer Awards Bring Out The Business Crowd

The Putnam County business community once again celebrated its growing stature in style at Villa Barone this past February 26, honoring 38 nominees and giving local business men and women a chance to shine in front of their peers. More...

Starting & Running an Online Business Talk

At the March General Meeting of the Danbury Area Computer Society (DACS), Mike Brooks will talk about how to start and run an online business. Mr. Brooks is President, CEO, and Chief Nuclear Chowder Head at Nuclear Chowder Marketing. More...

Sports

Kent Rec Basketball Playoffs Continue

Kent Rec’s 9 and 10 yearold playoff action continued this past week with several down-to-the-wire thrillers as the teams set their sights on the 2015 Minor Division championship.  More...

Mahopac’s Brown Finishes 9th at State Bowling Tourney

SYRACUSE – Almost a month after winning the Section One individual bowling title, Mahopac High School’s Jeanna Brown showed no rust over the weekend at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships.  Brown More...

Haldane Boys Prove Clutch Down the Stretch

NEWBURGH – The collective groan, and anger, from the fans of the Haldane High School boys basketball team – not to mention its bench – was palpable when star post player Peter Hoffmann fouled out of Tuesday’s New York State Cl More...

Worship Services

Edward Cardinal Egan Remembered

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. He was eulogized Tuesday at St. More...

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...

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Weekly Quotation

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