June 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioner Tony Sutton lauds EMS responders actions

Putnam’s new Emergency Services Commissioner Anthony Sutton has praised members of the Brewster Fire Department for acting professionally and humanely by caring for both a blind woman and her service dog struck by a school bus in Brewster.  More...

Politics

Adam Levy Makes it Official

Judge Judy Scheindlin is one of the world’s most recognized women. More...

Katz Has Second Thoughts, May Run

Republican State Assemblyman Steve Katz has second thoughts and is reconsidering his decision not to seek reelection. More...

Around the County

Stiebeling Lawsuit Dismissed

Putnam County State Supreme Court Judge Victor Grossman has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling -- not on grounds that he was improperly dismissed, but that he failed to sign his oath of offic More...

Secret Garden Tour A Thrill

Nearly 300 people dodged morning rain showers on Saturday to attend the 9th Annual Putnam County Secret Garden Tour. More...

Doansburg Chamber Ensemble to Feature String Trio With Flute at Season Opener

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will open its 2015 season with performances by its string trio with flute. The program will be performed on Saturday, July 18th, at 7 p.m. at St. More...

Sports

Carmel’s Lauren Peter Wins Sectional Golf Title

ARMONK – Talk about drama.  Carmel High School freshman Lauren Peter sank a short putt for birdie on the 18th hole of the final round of play last week to win the Section One girls' high school individual golf championship at Whippoorwill More...

Horse Enthusiasts Everywhere Revel in Triple Crown Win

When American Pharoah crossed the finish line at Belmont on Saturday evening, the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown, New York and Putnam County horse fans were watching. “I watched it. More...

What Were the Top High School Sports Stories of the Spring?

With only two pieces of the high school season still left – the New York State Public High School Athletic Association track and field championships and the girls' golf championships – we figured it was safe to start talking about the top More...

Breaking News - 6/14/2015 9:03 AM

Relay raises money for cancer research; bear sighting cancels camping  Free Access 

A bear failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of participants Saturday night in Mahopac’s Relay for Life; however, the bear sighti More...

Breaking News - 6/15/2015 5:58 AM

Presidential hopeful Pataki is back on campaign trail  Free Access 

Son-in-law showing progress in stroke recovery

Presidential hopeful and Putnam resident George Pataki is back on the campaign trail now that his son-in-law is showing progress afte More...

Hero Dog Saves Woman’s Life

Leaps In Front Of Moving Bus To Protect Blind Owner

A service dog owned by a legally blind Brewster woman has been credited with saving her life by throwing himself in front of an oncoming minischool bus Monday, taking the brunt of the impact.  More...

Lucky Family Escapes Death

Four members of a Putnam Lake family en route to a gathering in Carmel are lucky to be alive after their car was struck by a falling tree on Route 311 in Patterson Saturday afternoon. More...

General Stories

Patterson's Relay for Life Raises Money for Cancer Research

Patterson's Relay for Life was an intimate affair.  The sixth annual Relay took place last Saturday at Patterson FD headquarters.  More...

Putnam Cystic Fibrosis Walk Recognizes Brian McPartland

Putnam County's annual CF Walk had special meaning this year.  Not only have major gains been reached in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis but Brian McPartland of Brewster, a 21 year old who last month graduated from Duke University and who has More...

Katherine Serpe is Semi-Finalist in Miss Teen USA Pageant

Katherine Serpe, a 16 year old Carmel High School sophomore, who competed for the title of Miss Teen USA, has finished in the Top 16 and was awarded a $29,000 scholarship to Lindenwood University.  More...

Enterprise

Putnam Session Begins Economic Development Funding Effort

On Monday, over 30 people representing Putnam’s towns and villages, along with county legislators and planners, attended a discussion led by Professor John Nolon of Pace University’s Land Use Law Center to prepare Putnam for the next roun More...

School News

Carmel Junior Is a 'Techno Machine'

When Dean Yorio’s teachers at the BOCES Fox Meadow High School in Yorktown have computer problems, they turn to Dean Yorio, a 17-year-old junior from Carmel who has earned the nickname “Dean, Dean the Techno Machine.” More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Born in Carmel

Mr. Sloat was born in Carmel, N.Y., in 1851 and settled in Stamford in 1882, where he has been an active figure in business, political and social life.   More...

Word of the Week

Cozen  to deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery   More...

Letters to the Editor

Concerns on Road Conditions

To the Editor:  As a resident of the hinterlands, where the roads are less travelled and thus, by definition, less maintained, I am accustomed to the potholes and need for frequent repair. More...

Worship Services

Cardinal Dolan Greeted Warmly in Lake Carmel

His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan turned on his Irish charm and scores of Putnam residents fell in love with the gregarious high priest. More...

Patterson Day Celebration at Baptist Church On Sunday

The 20th Annual Patterson Day Celebration will be held on Sunday June 14, at Patterson Baptist Church. It is designed to help people in Patterson meet other people and honor the people who serve the Town of Patterson. More...

Worship Listings

ST. LAWRENCE  O’TOOLE CHURCH  31 Prospect St, Brewster  845-279-2021 Masses: Sat.  5:30pm (Vigil) & 7:30pm  (Spanish) Sun. 8, 9:30,  11am 12:30pm (Church)  9:30, 11am, 12:30pm.   More...

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