April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Jane Smith, Sheriff’s Wife, Is Inspiring Cancer Patients

During her long, two-year battle with cancer, Jane Smith has never asked: “Why me?”  Instead the wife of Putnam Sheriff Don Smith, mother of a daughter and son and grandmother of eight, has fought the insidious disease through treatm More...

4,000 Easter Eggs Found by Putnam Kids

Old Man Winter failed to deter more than 500 boys and girls from collecting Easter eggs and other goodies courtesy of the Kent Recreation and Parks Commission.  The town’s annual Easter Egg hunt was moved in-doors last Saturday when snow s More...

General Stories

Kent Cops Receive Commendations

The Kent Town Board has commended several members of the Kent Police Department for outstanding service in 2014.  During last week’s meeting, the board paused in its deliberations to recognize the officers who had been praised by Police Ch More...

Carmel Revaluation Expected to Hit NYC

Thirteen thousand parcels are being reevaluated in the greater Carmel, Mahopac, Mahopac Falls area in conjunction with a town-wide revaluation.  When property owners receive their new assessments in September 2016 with their 2016-17 school tax b More...

Putnam Reimbursed Despite NBC Series Cancellation

It was “lights, cameras, action” when Universal Television crews filmed several scenes from the NBC series ‘Allegiance’ in Putnam Valley.  The American adaptation of the Israeli spy drama series the ‘Gordin Cell&rsq More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Shop Putnam Expo Set For April 19

The business community of Putnam County and the surrounding area has a great annual event to help businesses large and small network with each other and with residents.  More...

School News

Future Business Leaders Competition at Carmel High School  Free Access 

Future Business Leaders of America converged on Carmel High School and of the 150 students, the hosts did their community extremely proud. More...

World-Acclaimed Author Patricia Polacco Visits Students

Patricia Polacco brought students, faculty and staff an important message when visiting the Matthew Paterson Elementary School last week: “Everyone in life is gifted. We just don’t open those gifts at the same time!” More...

Quartet to Be Honored by Brewster Education Foundation  Free Access 

Four career educators will be honored later this month when the Brewster Education Foundation conducts its annual gala benefit dinner. Spring Fling takes place April 17 at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem and tickets for the event are now on sale. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Thirteen Claimants Asked To Be Recognized in Distribution of Estate.

Cold Spring, Tuesday—The appointment by Surrogate J. More...

Word of the Week

Panjandrum  a powerful personage or pretentious official   More...

Letters to the Editor

Say No to Consolidation

To the Editor: Dedicated local police deserve a large part of the credit for keeping Putnam the safest county in the state. They know their towns very well and are able to respond quickly to all types of emergencies More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Minnie ‘Myrna’ Altman Benton

Minnie "Myrna" Altman Benton, born June 26, 1929, to Hyman and Pauline Altman at Marcy Place in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015, at her home in Garden City.   More...

George E. Perrault

George E. Perrault, 72, a resident of Pawling, NY, since 1977, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2017 at the Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.  More...

Susan Wolff

Wolff, Susan, age 57, of Brewster NY, died March 28, 2015, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, NY.   Sue was born on April 10, 1957, in Parkchester, NY, to Marie (Colombo) Chadnick of Brewster, NY, and the late John J. Chadnick. More...

Breaking News - 4/6/2015 12:28 PM

Sinkhole closes popular Lake Carmel business  Free Access 

The winter gone by continues to raise havoc on the area. More...

Breaking News - 4/3/2015 9:21 PM

Stations of the Cross celebrated in Brewster  Free Access 

Hundreds of Putnam’s newest residents from Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico and Puerto Rico converged in downtown Brewster on Good Friday evening to celebrate a 2000 year old trad More...

Bus Driver Saves Girl in Attack, Judge Spares Pit Bull’s Life

Carmel School bus driver Bill Donovan was at the right place at the right time when a pit bull terrier attacked a 14 year old high school girl on his route.  More...

Worker Burned at Chemical Plant Fire

Emergency responders from across the county responded to a chemical fire at the Materion Corporation located in the Mt. Ebo Corporate Park in Southeast Wednesday morning shortly before 11 o’clock.  More...

Around the County

Burning Colander Fills Carmel Apartment With Smoke

A colander left on the stove next to an open flame sent smoke throughout the second floor of an apartment complex on Church Street in Carmel Sunday evening when the plastic utensil melted and began to burn. More...

Bob Herde Riding to Conquer Cancer  Free Access 

Bob Herde of Carmel will be pedaling more than 150 miles in two days in the hope of finding a cure to cancer. More...

Carmel Ambulance Corps Seeks Volunteers

Interested in helping your community by assisting those in need? The Carmel Volunteer Ambulance Corps is seeking members to serve in a variety of capacities. More...

Cultural Events

Book Sale Set at Kent Public Library

The Friends of the Kent Public Library will be holding a spring book sale on Saturday, April 18, from 10 am to 4 pm. More...

Sports

Carmel Grad Earns National Baseball Recognition

TROY – D3Baseball.com names a national collegiate Division III Team of the Week, and earning the honors last week was Carmel High School grad and current Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) shortstop Nick Palmeiro. More...

Kent Rec Wraps Up Basketball Season, Begins Preparation for Baseball

The 2015 Kent Recreation basketball season came to a close this month with two final games in the Junior Division, where the Blue and Red teams met up to decide the league’s champion. More...

Loss in Opener for Mahopac Girls’ Lacrosse

CROSS RIVER – Say this about lacrosse players – they are fearless and will play in anything.  But, for what is allegedly spring, this was dismal.  On a cold, rainy night last week, the Mahopac High School girls’ lacrosse t More...

Columns

Perspective

Building Broader Communities to Fight Addiction

A heartbreaking epidemic is going on in Putnam County— heroin overdose deaths have more than doubled in Putnam County during recent years. More...

Worship Services

Breaking News - 4/3/2015 9:21 PM

Stations of the Cross celebrated in Brewster  Free Access 

Hundreds of Putnam’s newest residents from Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico and Puerto Rico converged in downtown Brewster on Good Friday evening to celebrate a 2000 year old trad 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 More...

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