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Figo In Recovery; Commissioner Lauds EMS Response

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...

MTA Kicks Off Railroad Safety Initiative

In the wake of numerous railroad fatalities at grade crossings throughout the region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) kicked off a safety initiative Wednesday afternoon urging the public to “Wait for the Gate.”   More...

General Stories

Putnam Jail Population Is 'Sicker Clientele'

Inmates arriving at the Putnam Correctional Facility are a “sicker clientele.”  Those were the words of Captain Patrick O’Malley, warden of the county’s correctional facility, when discussing jail costs with members of th More...

Foreclosures Remain High

Foreclosures remain a concern in Putnam County since 64 families have lost their homes to foreclosure judgments since January 1.  County Clerk Michael Bartolotti released his monthly report last week indicating 15 judgments were docketed in May More...

Woman Run Over By Own Car

A Mahopac Falls woman was airlifted to the Westchester Medical Center Sunday following a freak mishap in the driveway of her Concord Road home.  More...

School News

Best Friends Are Valedictorian and Salutatorian in Mahopac

Mahopac High School’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2015 are best friends. “We are not acquaintances or close friends. More...

BOCES Students Train With The Pros

Two dozen students enrolled in the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Medical Assistant and Architectural Design programs had the experience of a lifetime when utilizing an innovative robotic surgical system that is changing the face of orthopedic sur More...

Kindergartners ‘Electric with Excitement’

Putnam Valley Elementary School kindergartners last week engaged in what Middle School Principal Ed Hallisey described as “one of the largest digital literacy learning lessons on record.” One hundred six boys and girls immersed themselves More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

ROBINS AND CHERRIES

Crafts, June 15— This is an age of experiments and of original thought .  One of our progressive husbandmen, who has suffered from the depredations of the robins in his cherry trees, hit upon an idea which the surrounding country has been More...

Word of the Week

Perseverate to repeat or recur persistently; to go back over previously covered ground   More...

Worship Services

Pastor Will Bids the Little White Church In the Vale Adieu

The Rev. Willett Porter has seen it all during his 65 years of ministry and next Sunday, when the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church celebrates its 139th anniversary, the 88 year old minister will deliver his last sermon as church pastor. More...

Gala Centennial Celebration of St. Lawrence Stone Church

Parishioners and priests from St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster are celebrating a milestone this month—the 100th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Stone Church. More...

Worship Listings

CHABAD OF PUTNAM COUNTY 5 Fair Stree, Carmel 845 225 4770 www.PuntamChabad.org Rabbi Avi Korer conducts Shabbat services Saturdays at 10:00am. Education director Michal Korer. Hebrew school Sundays 10am - 12pm More...

Breaking News - 6/23/2015 8:58 PM

Electrical Fire at Putnam Hospital Center

An electrical fire at Putnam Hospital More...

Guiding Eyes For The Blind Makes Heroes Every Day

The heroic story of Guide Dog Figo, who jumped in front of a moving bus in Brewster to shield his legally blind owner last week, has amazed people from Putnam County and around the nation. More...

Relay for Life Raises Funds for Research & Unites Community

A bear failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of participants Saturday night in Mahopac’s Relay for Life; however, the bear sighting did cancel the camping experience for several hundred families who had intended to spend the overnight on Ma More...

Around the County

Pataki Son-in-law Showing Progress

Presidential hopeful and Putnam resident George Pataki is back on the campaign trail now that his son-in-law a debilitating stroke last week, while en route to a vacation with his wife. More...

Dolly Scannapieco Passes Away

The mother of Putnam County Commissioner of Elections Anthony Scannapieco has passed away at her residence in Peoria, Arizona.  Margaret “Dolly” Scannapieco died June 10 at the age of 83.  She is survived by her husband of 67 ye More...

50th Wedding Celebration for Maycotts

A special 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration will be held Sunday, June 28th, for Peter and Edith Maycott of Putnam Lake, at the Patterson Baptist Church. More...

Enterprise

Food, Family and Friends at New Cafe

It was 20 years ago when Steve and Lenny Sauro opened Sauro’s Deli on Route 311 in Patterson. More...

From the Chamber

Explore ‘Your’ Putnam This Summer

As Putnam residents and business owners, we love our county, and so it’s natural we want to share its considerable virtues with anyone who will listen. More...

Sports

And for Putnam’s 203rd Birthday, A Professional Hockey Team Takes the Ice!

Putnam County celebrated its 203rd birthday in a special way last Friday when the owner of several professional hockey teams, members of the Federal Hockey League, announced the creation of the Stateline Whalers that will be based at the Brewster Ice More...

Girls’ Lacrosse All-Putnam Team

Meet the Super Seven LAX Players

They are the Super Seven of high school girls' lacrosse in Putnam County.  Four of the five schools in the area offer girls' lacrosse as we set out to choose the first annual All-Putnam Team, selecting the players we believe are the best seven i More...

Herde Raises Over $17,000 to Fight Cancer

Bob Herde of Carmel pedaled more than 150 miles in two days in the hope of finding a cure to cancer.  The 50-year-old,1983 graduate of Carmel High School, participated in last week’s Ride to Conquer Cancer—a cycling event that began More...

Letters to the Editor

St. Lawrence Reflections

To the Editor:  This past Saturday evening, St. Lawrence O’Toole celebrated its Centennial Anniversary of the stone church with a Gala at the Amber Room in Danbury, CT. A great time was had by all!  More...

Birth Announcements

Adelaide May Hamel

Adelaide May was born to parents Alanna and Robert Hamel of Putnam Valley on May 19, 2015. Adelaide’s maternal grandmother is Nancy Maguire of Cold Spring. Her paternal grandmother is Carol Hamel of Putnam Valley.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mark Stephen Fraser

Mark Stephen Fraser, 59, of Nags Head, NC died on June 12, 2015. He was born in Bronx, NY, to the late Malcolm and Veronica Fraser. He was a long time resident of Mahopac, NY. He co-owned Fraser’s Hardware in Mahopac for 25 years. More...

James Sayers

James Sayers, age 86 of Brewster, NY, formerly of New Rochelle, NY, passed away at home on June 15, 2015. Jimmy was born on June 4, 1929, in County Kerry, Ireland, to James and Mary Sayers. More...

Dorothy P. Yessian

Dorothy P. Yessian, of Brewster, NY, died Friday June 12, 2015, at Danbury Hospital with her family by her side. She was 80 years old. More...

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