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Animal Life Returns to Tilly Foster Farm

Drive past Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast and feel good again!  Four magnificent alpacas can be observed grazing in a field, while on the other side of the farm’s entrance off Route 312, a family of pigs has arrived in town to join two min More...

Brewster Cyclist Killed in Patterson

A 62-year-old Brewster bicyclist out for a noon-time ride on a warm spring day is dead.  The victim, Alan Taylor, of Shore Drive, was traveling along Fair Street in Patterson on Tuesday around 12-noon when, in the vicinity of the Plaza at Clover More...

General Stories

Sentinel is A Champ for Law Enforcement

The newest member of Putnam County law enforcement is a champion.  Canine Sentinel assigned to Deputy Tim Keith of the Sheriff’s Department took top honors last week in the U.S. Police Association Regional trials.  More...

Guiderail Repair Underway in Putnam

New York State DOT crews are out in force this week repairing sections of guiderail damaged from crashes as well as from snow plows slamming into the metal rail while removing snow last winter.  Route 684 from the I-84 interchange in Southeast t More...

Mortgage Tax Receipts Make Rebound

Mortgage tax receipts have made a rebound across the county.  The Putnam Legislature learned the encouraging news last week when the county’s semi-annual mortgage tax report was issued to members of the Audit and Administration Committee&m More...

Enterprise

Putnam’s Uniqueness Praised at Summit

Putnam County is the most unusual county in the Hudson Valley. More...

Putnam County Savings Bank Announces Completion Of Merger With CMS Bancorp

Putnam County Savings Bank has announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of CMS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMSB), the holding company for CMS Bank. More...

Sports

Brewster Softball Ascends to No. 1 Ranking in New York State

RED OAKS MILL – Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new No.1-ranked high school softball team in Class A in New York State.  Brewster ascended to the top of the New York State Sportswriters Association poll this week, remaining undefeated with More...

Flames of Hope Aid Brewster High School Special Olympians

Four young men from Brewster will be experiencing a once in a lifetime experience this summer by representing the United States at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.  More...

Mahopac Girls Peaking at the Perfect Time

WAPPINGERS FALLS – You always want to play your best, to be at your peak, at the end of the season when the playoffs roll around.  Is anybody hotter than the Mahopac High School girls' lacrosse team?  The Indians picked up two more vi More...

Birth Announcements

Reigen Schepis

Reigen Schepis was born on April 15, 2015. His parents are Linsley Hanemann and Matthew James Schepis of Mahopac.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Janice Mary Dyas

Janice Mary Dyas of Brewster, New York, died suddenly on Sunday, May 3rd, at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY, at the age of 52. More...

Winifred (Winnie) Ann Gaughran

Winifred (Winnie) Ann Gaughran died peacefully in her home on April 30, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Winnie was born September 16, 1935, in New York City to Helen (Nelson) and Daniel Murphy. More...

Helen T. Senno

Helen T. Senno (nee: Kearns) resident of Jensen Beach, Florida, and longtime resident of Carmel NY, departed this life Thursday, April 30, 2015, in the midst of her loving family. More...

Breaking News - 5/11/2015 12:13 PM

Dramatic new details: Victim grabbed attacker's gun, killed him, in Mahopac case  Free Access 

No charges in case of self-defense, police say

A 50-year-old woman, attacked in her home by a former domestic partner, was able to grab the assailant's gun during a struggle and fire repeatedly at and kill the attacker. More...

Breaking News - 5/10/2015 8:42 AM

Transformer explosion, fire at Indian Point; no danger to public, company says  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 5/9/2015 10:46 AM

Intruder shot to death in Mahopac  Free Access 

A quiet residential street in Mahopac became a hotbed for police activity early Saturday when an armed man described as an intruder was shot to dea More...

‘Life Sentence’ Issued to Brewster Rapist

Julio Soto will be an old man when released from state prison, following sentencing Tuesday in Putnam County Court on multiple felony charges stemming from his violent rape of a young woman in Brewster in January 2013.  More...

Fire Chiefs Dismayed Over Failure to Hire New Commissioner

Putnam County legislators tabled a motion Tuesday to hire Tony Sutton as Putnam’s new Commissioner of Emergency Services.  More...

Around the County

Children’s Expo and Safety Fair Is Called the Best Yet

The weatherman cooperated as ideal conditions attracted large crowds to the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services complex in Carmel last Saturday for Putnam’s 10th annual Children’s Expo and Public Safety Day. More...

‘American Sniper’ at Kent Library May 20

The newly released feature film, "American Sniper" will be shown on the projection screen at the Kent Public Library on Wednesday, May 20th, from 2:00 - 4:15pm. Popcorn will be provided, and admission is free. More...

Carmel Woman Injured In Own Yard

An elderly Carmel woman who became confused behind the wheel and apparently slammed on the gas pedal instead of the brake crashed her vehicle into a utility pole in her front yard. More...

Cultural Events

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Performed in Brewster

The Brewster Theater Company’s performance of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ received kudos last week during performances at the Blackstone Farm, the former Melrose School, in Southeast. More...

School News

New Charges Against Mahopac Parent

A Mahopac man arrested in March on charges of harassment and criminal mischief for allegedly punching and spitting on a coach who cut his daughter from the MHS girls’ varsity lacrosse team is now facing an additional charge of attempted crimina More...

Editorials

The School Meeting

Selects a Committee to Find a New Site for the School

Last Friday evening a school meeting was held in the school house for the purpose of preparing for the eviction of the present school property. Dr. H. F. Miller was appointed moderator. More...

Word of the Week

Refluent  flowing back   More...

Letters to the Editor

More on Patterson Committee & DA Race

To the Editor, The Patterson Town Republican Committee would like to clarify an article printed last week regarding an endorsement for Putnam County District Attorney. 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...

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