April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

A Thousand Flags to Remember Veterans

An army of volunteers was up early Saturday to place Old Glory at the gravesites of every member of the military buried in greater Southeast.  More...

Sales Tax Revenue Dip Concerns Lawmakers

Commissioner of Finance William Carlin is hoping that a $1 million decline in sales tax revenue for the month of March is an “isolated incident and not the beginning of a new trend.”  More...

Politics

Levy Wins Endorsement of Conservative Party

Chalk one up for District Attorney Adam Levy. Putnam County Conservatives Tuesday endorsed the Southeast resident for reelection following a unanimous vote of the Conservative Committee. More...

Democrats Field Slate of Candidates in Southeast

Southeast Democrats have fielded a slate of candidates seeking town positions in the November general election. More...

Around the County

Liberty Celebrated at Loyalty Day in Kent

Scores of veterans and their families gathered at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent Sunday to celebrate Loyalty Day—a day set aside to remember all veterans—those currently serving as well as those who have donned battle gear in t More...

Children’s Expo and Safety Fair Saturday

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

Hazardous Waste Collection

The improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to man and pets alike.  Because of this the Putnam Health Department in conjunction with the New York State DEC is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on S More...

Sports

Putnam’s Giachinta Elected New West Point Football Team Captain

Putnam is beaming with patriotic pride on word that Cold Spring’s very own native son and U.S. More...

Brewster Softball Becoming Story of the Year So Far This Spring

BEACON – This is all you need to know about the 9-0 Brewster High School softball team, besides the three impressive wins over Class AA teams John Jay, Ketcham and Carmel, of course. More...

Eva Rabson Reaches Milestone in Putnam Valley’s Victory

PUTNAM VALLEY – Putnam Valley High School senior Eva Rabson has a sense of time and place, so she was excited and pragmatic about a huge milestone achieved Saturday – the first person in school history to score 200 goals.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Tendy: There Was No Retaliation in Assessment Matter

To the Editor:   I just watched the video of Putnam Valley’s town board meeting on April 22 wherein Dr. Allen Beals criticized me, my town board, and the Putnam Valley Assessor’s office.  I hope that when Dr. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gay Jacqueline Viscome

Gay Jacqueline Viscome, Troutman, N.C., formerly of Carmel, NY, passed away on April 23, 2015, after enjoying a long and rewarding life. For many years, both she and her late husband Greg, owned and operated the Carmel Ford Auto Dealership.  More...

Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr.

Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr., patriotic citizen, committed public servant, and beloved father, uncle, brother and grandfather, passed away on April 21, 2015, at the age of 91, after a heroic battle with multiple myeloma cancer. More...

Ellen Haven

Ellen Haven, 65, of Garrison, New York, died peacefully on April 1, 2015, after a long illness. More...

Breaking News - 5/5/2015 7:54 PM

Brewster cyclist killed in Patterson  Free Access 

A 62 year old Brewster bicyclist out for a noon-time ride on a warm spring day is dead.  The victim, not identified by police pending notification of relatives, was traveling along Fair Street in Patterson when, in the vicinity of the Plaza More...

Breaking News - 5/5/2015 9:56 AM

Dozens of firefighters battle huge brush blaze  Free Access 

A huge brush blaze along Grape Hollow Road off Route 292 in Holmes was fought by firefighters from both Putnam and Dutchess counties Monday. Flames were fanned by dry conditions and strong winds.  More...

Beals-Tendy Fracas As Accusations Fly

Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Kent woman killed in Patterson crash  Free Access 

A Kent woman was killed Wednesday in a crash on Route 22 in Patterson.State Police identified the victim as Jean Riccobon, 63, of the Hill and Dale Country Club. More...

General Stories

Brewster Fire Department Seeking to Boost Their Ranks

Putnam County is a community of first responders—both paid and volunteer—yet in a region where many people spend hours commuting and even longer hours on the job, in an age of increasing family obligations, finding volunteers for communit More...

Taxpayers Save More Than $1 Million

Putnam taxpayers are saving more than one million dollars thanks to the financial expertise of county government.  Last week the county closed on bond refinancing by taking advantage of Putnam’s strong Aa2 bond rating from Moody’s In More...

Car Show to Remember Putnam Businessman

William Geller was full of life.  The Putnam businessman, killed after being struck by a car while walking on Route 22 in Purdys two years ago, will be remembered June 28 at the 2nd annual Billy Geller Car Show planned for Temple Beth Elohim in More...

Enterprise

Rite Aid Reopens In Mahopac

The Rite Aid Pharmacy at the Mahopac Plaza Shopping Center on Route 6 near the Baldwin Place line has reopened following a devastating fire last November. The early morning blaze at the Feed Barn damaged the pharmacy and several adjoining stores. More...

From the Chamber

Pushing Putnam’s Economic Agenda Forward

Putnam County’s upcoming Chamber and EDC breakfast (Tuesday, May 5, 8-10AM at Putnam County Golf Course) will highlight opportunities and evaluate progress made towards stated goals.  More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Carmel Boy Scouts held their regular meeting on Wednesday evening with twelve members of the Troop and two visitors present. The meeting opened with the Sinawa and Flying Eagle Patrols in drill formation and saluting the flag. Rev. W. S. More...

Word of the Week

Travail  work especially of a painful or laborious nature : toil a physical or mental exertion or piece of work : task, effort ; agony, torment   More...

Columns

Cunningham’s Corner

'I'm From Albany and I'm Here to Help You.'

There's a popular saying that expresses skepticism about New York state government: "I'm from Albany and I'm here to help you." 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, Vegetarian lunch, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-1pm More...

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