March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Andy Irvin Tapped As New Carmel Supt.

The Carmel Board of Education didn’t have far to look when selecting a new chief school administrator.  The school board last week decided on Carmel’s current Deputy Superintendent Andy Irvin to succeed retiring Superintendent James More...

Odell Highlights Family of Putnam in County Address

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s State of the County address contained a wide focus, from reining in spending to the “One Army on the War of Drug Addiction,” from the “Donate for Life” initiative to increase organ don More...

General Stories

Creating A Friendly Business Climate in Putnam County

Elected officials on the state, county and town levels gave up a portion of their Sunday afternoon to dialogue with business leaders in deciding how to make Putnam County a better place in which to live and work.  More...

Battle Brewing Over Fireworks in Putnam

Should Putnam County legalize the sale of small fireworks such as sparklers?  That’s the $64,000 question being debated among county officials these days.  More...

Phony IRS Scam Reported in Putnam

A phony IRS scam is being perpetuated across Putnam County.  Police from Carmel to Cold Spring received several calls last week from residents who reported receiving calls from individuals falsely claiming to be employees of the IRS.  More...

Cultural Events

Night of Musical Transformation Comes to Studio Around Corner

The Studio Around the Corner in Brewster has hosted a number of outstanding performers in recent years but next Saturday’s show will be hard to beat. More...

Shakespeare Festival Brings Macbeth to Paramount

“What, can the devil speak true?” Are you kidding me?! It says here on Facebook that Macbeth is coming to the big stage at Peekskill’s Paramount Theater this Saturday, March 21.  More...

Sports

Mahopac’s Harter: It Was a Tough, Transitional Year

Taking over a Mahopac High School boys' basketball team that lost more than 40 combined points from three key starters was hard.  Navigating through an allegation of racism against the squad made it even more difficult for first-year Indians coa More...

Haldane Basketball Goes for Legacy at Final Four, Searching for First Boys’ Title

SELDEN – The Haldane High School boys' basketball team set out for the long bus ride to eastern Long Island on Friday at about noon, with a plan on stopping to eat before getting to Suffolk County Community College to watch some of the early ga More...

Clippers Best Bulls And Take 2015 Kent Rec. Championship

The excitement was in the air on Tuesday night as Kent Recreation’s top 9- and 10-year-old teams took to the court at the Matthew Patterson Elementary School to crown this season’s Minor Division champions.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Protecting Yourself From Becoming a Victim

In order to protect yourself from scams, I thought the following information would be helpful.  It's time to educate our parent's, grandparent's and neighbor's. More...

Understanding Measles

To the Editor: The recent outbreak of measles in California, and the scare we shared when a student rode Amtrak from New York City to Annandale-on-Hudson, has raised many questions and concerns about the measles More...

Breaking News - 3/19/2015 1:58 PM

Pit bull attacks teen waiting for school bus  Free Access 

A 14 year old Carmel girl waiting for her school bus received the fright of her life when mauled by her neighbor’s pit bull terrier. More...

Smoke detector averts tragedy in Southeast

Peggy and Duke Papp were lounging around their Coolidge Drive home in Southeast overlooking Lake Tonetta Tuesday morning with their Yorkie, Maggie, when a smoke detector activated. More...

New Emergency Services Chief Named

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.  Sutton was named to the post du More...

Schools Impress with Music on the Big Stage

Above: BHS Band marches along 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Photo by Denise Santalis. Below, Carmel students perform Monday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. More...

Around the County

Food Establishments of Excellence Honored

Putnam’s Oscars were awarded last week not on a Hollywood red carpet but in the auditorium of the county’s Emergency Operations Center in Carmel when acknowledgements were made to outstanding food establishments by the Putnam Health Depar More...

County Settles in Building Permit Case

An unusual turf battle between the Town of Philipstown and Putnam County has been resolved with the town agreeing to provide more building permit records to the county for approval. More...

Splash Donates $500 to Putnam Humane Society

Splash Car Wash in Southeast each year donates money to a special charity which goes above and beyond the call.  Bill Trabulsy of Carmel, district manager of the Connecticut based chain, met with the employees of the Route 22 car bath recently a More...

School News

Brewster High School Band Wows Millions in Manhattan  Free Access 

The Brewster High School Marching Band did Putnam County proud Tuesday while participating in the great New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade witnessed by more than 3 million bystanders along 5th Avenue in Manhattan. More...

Carmel High Musicians Prepare for International Trip  Free Access 

Excitement around Carmel High School has reached a fevered pitch this week in anticipation of next Thursday’s departure of dozens of members of the CHS Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble who will be participating in an American Celebration of Musi More...

Brewster High School Musicians to Perform in China  Free Access 

Nineteen students at Brewster High School will be experiencing a once in a lifetime occurrence next week when traveling to China. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Executive Committee of the Putnam County Agricultural Society, held a meeting at Tanner’s Hotel in Carmel, on Wednesday the 15th for the purpose of locating the next annual fair.  Present.—Messrs. More...

Word of the Week

Jeunesse Dorée  young people of wealth and fashion   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 

Anna M. Aulabaugh

Anna M. Aulabaugh, 78, a longtime resident of Northfield, NH, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 12, 2015, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Maryann Stolz

After a courageous battle with cancer, Maryann Stolz died on March 11, 2015, in Carmel, NY, at the age of 58. She leaves behind her husband, Edward; her sons, Michael (Ashley) and Matthew (Sarah); and her granddaughter, Tiffany.  More...

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