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Breaking News - 4/13/2015 10:02 AM

Local reaction mixed to Hillary’s running for President  Free Access 

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s announcement Sunday that she is jumping back into presidential politics by announcing her second campaign for the White House was met with mixed reaction in Putnam County.Clinton told her supporters: "Everyday Americans need More...

Honoring Those Who Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifices

The interior of Carmel Town Hall was decked out in red, white and blue when dozens attending a meeting of the Town Board last week commemorated Carmel becoming Putnam’s first Purple Heart township.  More...

General Stories

Amazing Turnout at Tilly Foster Farm Easter Egg Hunt

Strong winds and blustery conditions failed to chill the spirits of scores of areas residents who attended Saturday’s Easter Egg hunt at the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast.  More...

Sales Tax Break: Fourth Time’s A Charm?

After three rejections in the NYS Assembly, Putnam lawmakers are hoping that local shoppers will be getting a tax break this fall on back to school clothing and footwear.  The county legislature has authorized County Executive MaryEllen Odell to More...

Metro-North Schedule Changes on Harlem Line

Metro North has several changes in store for riders using the Harlem Line later this month.  Railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan said effective April 26, on weekends, the railroad will be adding a new train from Grand Central to Southeast while ext More...

Enterprise

Outdoor Dining Arrives in Mahopac at Kobu Asian Bistro

One of the area’s most successful restaurants has added something new its menu—outdoor dining. Kobu Asian Bistro that opened its doors at 903 South Lake Blvd. More...

From the Chamber

Small Business Regulatory Watch To Warn Of Government-Created Pitfalls

State Senator Terrence P. More...

Sports

Mahopac Girls' LAX Bounces Back Strong

There was no panic.  After starting the season at 0-2, the Mahopac High School girls' lacrosse team merely dug a little deeper for its win of the season on Tuesday.  On a rainy afternoon at Horace Greeley, the Indians built control early an More...

Rough Start for Carmel Boys' Lacrosse

Three games into the season, the Carmel High School boys' lacrosse team is still finding its way.  The Rams lost to Briarcliff, 16-2; to Haldane, 13-8, behind five goals from Tucker Hine; and to Brewster this week, 12-2.  Mike Telesco had t More...

Brewster Tennis Drops Opener to Fox Lane

BREWSTER – A depleted Brewster High School boys' tennis team lost to Fox Lane in its opener, 5-0, in a shortened match.  The Bears did not have enough players to field a third doubles and fourth doubles teams.  A bright spot, however, More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Emanuel Ferreri

Emanuel Ferreri, 73, passed away at his home in Pawling surrounded by his loving family, Saturday, April 4, 2015.  Born in Manhattan on October 18, 1941, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Margaret (Malara) Ferreri. More...

James F. Ferrick

James F. Ferrick of Mahopac, NY, passed away on April 4, 2015, at the age of 95. More...

Breaking News - 4/15/2015 9:39 AM

Fatal crash on Route 684 snarls traffic  Free Access 

A fatal crash Tuesday evening on Route 684 in Southeast snarled traffic along the heavily traveled interstate for hours—backing up vehicles for more than 15 miles into Katonah. More...

Breaking News - 4/14/2015 2:16 PM

Son killed, father critically injured in Lake Carmel crash  Free Access 

A 44-year-old man is dead while his 67-year-old father remains in intensive care at the Westchester Medical Center following a horrific crash Monday evening in Lake Carmel.  More...

Breaking News - 4/9/2015 11:26 AM

Sale of small fireworks legalized across Putnam  Free Access 

Putnam lawmakers have legalized the sale of small fireworks across the county despite objections from fire and EMS officials. More...

Mahopac Finally Picks New Superintendent to Lead Schools

Mahopac’s new Superintendent of Schools Dennis Creedon is eagerly looking forward to meeting his constituents at a Meet and Greet this evening (Thursday) in Mahopac Falls. More...

Sinkhole Closes Lake Carmel Business

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

Around the County

Happy 100th Birthday to Putnam’s Olga DeLuca

As a young woman, Olga “Nan” DeLuca always knew she would make it to her 100th birthday. More...

Planning for Children’s Expo and Safety Fair

Putnam’s 10th annual Children’s Expo and Public Safety Day takes place on May 2 in Carmel. More...

Book Talk with Dorothy Killackey

Author and retired teacher Dorothy Killackey will be hosting a program at the Brewster Public Library next Saturday. More...

School News

Young Musicians Return Home After Triumphant Vatican Trip  Free Access 

Welcome home signs, hugs and kisses awaited more than 125 Carmel High School students who returned from the Vatican last week just in time for the Easter-Passover holidays. More...

JFK School Breakfast Club Benefits Brewster Students and Teachers Alike

Faculty and staff at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster occasionally don’t mind losing sleep because they are honing their literary skills while directly benefiting their students. More...

Letters to the Editor

Seniors Deserve Services

I was amazed but not shocked, regarding the Putnam County Legislature’s refusal to take action on a letter of intent, for the leasing of space for a senior center at Butterfield.  More...

Worship Services

Stations of the Cross Celebrated in Brewster on Good Friday

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 tradition—the Stations of the Cross. More...

Holocaust Remembrance in Mahopac on April 19

This year’s observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) will be held in Mahopac at Temple Beth Shalom on April 19 at 4 PM. A memorial service will commemorate the six million plus Jews who died in the Holocaust. More...

Holocaust Memorial Service Set  Free Access 

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation from the Concentration Camps. First Hebrew will welcome guest speaker Dr. Moshe Avital, author, and a survivor of six concentration camps. More...

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