May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Intruder Shot To Death In Mahopac

Victim Grabs Gun In Struggle

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...

Sutton Appointed As Acting Emergency Services Commissioner

Tony Sutton is Putnam County’s Acting Commissioner of Emergency Services.  The decision to confirm the appointment made by County Executive Mary Ellen Odell in March came following a three hour long meeting of the Putnam Legislature Tuesda More...

General Stories

Gene Lang Named NYS Patriot of the Year

Gene Lang promotes patriotism by ensuring that solders’ legacies live on.  The Putnam Valley resident, who serves as vice commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart – Chapter 21, was lauded last week at the state’s Mil More...

Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming to Seek Reelection

Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming is a firm believer in openness and transparency in government.  The first term official who ran with backing of the Democratic, Conservative and Working Families Parties in 2013 announced her intention Monday of s More...

Legislators Discuss Police Consolidation

Will police officers throughout Putnam County be wearing the same uniforms containing identical badges and patches?  More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Creating Effective Economic Plans

It feels like I have been talking about this subject for years. Well, that's because we have!  More...

School News

Tuesday is School Election Day Across Putnam

Residents in each of Putnam’s six school districts will be going to the polls next Tuesday, May 19, to ballot on school budgets for the 2015- 16 school year in addition to electing trustees to various Boards of Education. More...

Creative Brewster 5th Graders Win Big At Olympics Visual Arts Competition

Fifteen students enrolled in a creative arts class at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster have done their school, community and themselves proud by taking four top medals at the Olympics of Visual Arts competition in Saratoga Springs. More...

Editorials

E-Cigarettes & Youth, Marriage Headed for Disaster

Alarm bells have been going off with the recent report from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about youth tobacco use. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Albany Argus asks what is to become of the amended Constitution, which by the obstructive course of the Radicals in the Senate, was denied a submission to the people, in any form, or at any election, general or special?  More...

Word of the Week

Anfractuous  full of windings and intricate turnings : tortuous   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...

Breaking News - 5/19/2015 11:47 PM

Clean sweep on Election Day for school budgets  Free Access 

It was a clean sweep on School Election Day in Putnam County Tuesday as residents in each of Putnam’s six school districts overwhelmingly approved fiscal spending plans.  More...

Breaking News - 5/18/2015 11:07 AM

Body Found in Brewster Under Rail Trestle  Free Access 

The body of a 22 year old homeless man has been found along the bank of the East Branch of the Croton River in Brewster beneath the Borden Railroad trestle.  State Police identified the victim Monday as Marvin Castillo-Vasquez.  More...

Sheriff’s patrol boats honor memory of Putnam’s veterans

Four patrol boats operated by the Putnam Sheriff’s Department now bear the names of county heroes representing different branches of the military.A special christening ceremony at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last Thursday evening attend More...

Four Sheriff’s Patrol Boats To Be Christened at Veterans Park

Four patrol boats operated by the Putnam Sheriff’s Department will be christened this evening (Thursday) at a ceremony held at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent.  The launches will be named in memory of four Putnam County heroes re More...

EMS Providers Cry ‘Help!’

An exceptionally large number of 911 calls requesting ambulance service to assisted living facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation treatment centers and senior housing complexes is draining the resources of volunteer emergency services providers th More...

Around the County

Power Utility Work Is All in the Family; Michelle Hicks Wins Prestigious Honor  Free Access 

The story goes that just before she began seventh grade, Michelle Hicks went backtoschool shopping with her mother and her three siblings. More...

Amtrak Crash Renews Safety Concerns

An Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing seven passengers and injuring more than 200 others was reportedly traveling at 100 mph an hour — more than twice the speed limit for that section of curved track where the acc More...

Fire at Indian Point Spurs Debate Over Power Plant

A transformer fire at the Indian Point Energy Center's Unit 3 Saturday night has prompted widespread concern about the nuclear center and its two reactors, with Gov. More...

Cultural Events

Mother’s Day Buddhist Ceremony Draws Huge Crowd to Monastery

Summer like weather attracted huge crowds to the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs Sunday to help celebrate Mother’s Day in a special way. More...

Sports

Carmel’s Golf Teams are Tearing Up the Course

CARMEL — Maybe we should wonder who would win a golf match between the Carmel High School boys’ team and the girls’ team, because nobody else can seem to beat them.  Both Rams’ teams won again on Monday, with the girls do More...

Brewster Softball Caps Five Games in Five Days With Five Wins

BREWSTER — Now that was a week the Brewster High School softball team won’t soon forget.  Five games.  Five days.  Five more wins.  The No. More...

Harker Celebrates Last Home Game in Style for Mahopac Girls

MAHOPAC — And once again we say, this is why she’s an All-American.  Mahopac High School’s Kim Harker scored seven goals on Saturday night during Senior Night, and the Indians avenged an earlier loss to Arlington by beating the More...

Letters to the Editor

Cyclists Must Follow Same Rules of the Road as Motorists

To the Editor:  More...

In Wake of Indian Point Fire, Move Pipeline Route

To the Editor:  This Saturday’s transformer fire at the Indian Point Energy Center is a reminder that we must be extremely vigilant with safety protections and oversight at this facility. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bert Nadler

Bert Nadler, of Patterson, died Sunday May 10, 2015 at Putnam Hospital Center with his loving family by his side. He was 80 years old.   Bert was born on October 16, 1934 in Montreal Canada, son to Abraham and Sara (Lenetsky) Nadler. More...

Beatrice A. Paniconi

Beatrice A. Paniconi, a longtime resident of Mahopac, NY, passed away on Friday May 8, 2015, at the age of 84. She was born in New Milford, CT, on November 2, 1930, the daughter of Joseph and Lillian Cummings Loretz.  More...

Rose Mary Galluzzo

Rose Mary Galluzzo, 89, a resident of Carmel for almost two years, formerly of Pawling and originally of the Bronx, passed away at Danbury Hospital on the morning of Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2015,11days short of her 90th birthday.   More...

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