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Breaking News - 7/20/2015 4:23 PM

Power outage hits county seat  Free Access 

By Eric Gross A power outage hit the Putnam County seat and surrounding area Monday afternoon, knocking out electric service for more than two hours. Shortly before 2 p.m. More...

Tempers Flare As Legislators Discuss Police Consolidation

Police Consolidation

The only thing missing were the boxing gloves! More...

Rains Fail to Hamper Spirit at Mahopac Fire Department Parade

Mother Nature failed to cooperate yet last Thursday’s Mahopac Fire Department parade drew large crowds to the Route 6 corridor for the annual event.  Twenty-one fire departments and a dozen marching bands from throughout the Putnam- Westch More...

General Stories

Leah Cecchini Benefits From Guglielmo Golf Outing

Leah Cecchini is the bravest seven-year-old you would ever want to meet. In October 2013, just after starting kindergarten at the Matthew Paterson Elementary School, Leah was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. More...

4-H Fair Week Designated in Putnam County

Putnam’s 4-H Fair is right around the corner and the Putnam Legislature has designated the week of July 20 through July 26 as Putnam County 4-H Week throughout the county’s six towns and three villages.  The unanimous vote came at la More...

Tax Certioraris To Cost Carmel Taxpayers

Taxpayers in the Town of Carmel will be forced to come up with more than $1 million to settle 10 lawsuits involving the re-assessment of commercial property in the greater Carmel-Mahopac area.  The litigation, called tax certiorari, is common th More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Putnam Home Sales Strong, Prices Rise

After the rough winter, Putnam County home sales raced ahead with a strong 12.3% gain in sales volume and a moderate 1.6% increase in the median home price (to $289,500) in the 2nd quarter of 2015. More...

Sports

National High School Group Approves New Baseball Rule

Not to suggest that they are combative or anything, but a piece of good news is in store for Putnam County high school baseball coaches – and coaches all over the country for that matter.  More...

Renegades Split Two With Batavia

FISHKILL – The Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball team split a pair of games with the Batavia Muckdogs to remain over .500 this season.  More...

Mahopac Graduate Anderson Shines On and Off the Field

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. More...

Letters to the Editor

Interference with Democracy

To the Editor, If the U.S. Supreme Court had not interfered with true democracy, the citizens of the USA could have continued to democratically vote for or against same-sex marriage More...

Putnam Valley Library Seeking Voter Approval with No Transparency

The Putnam Valley Library’s Board of Trustees are looking to double the amount of funding they receive from taxpayers by putting a referendum on November’s ballot. More...

Promise Fulfilled to Western Putnam Seniors

To the Editor,  Participating in the groundbreaking of the Butterfield redevelopment project as well as the dedication of the Roger Ailes Senior Center and Pataki Park on Wednesday, July 8, in Cold Spring, reaffirmed my belief that government wo More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard A. Meek

Richard A. Meek, 98, Lecanto, FL, and formerly of Leesburg, FL, passed away on June 26, 2015, in Lecanto, Florida. Mr. Meek was born on March 6, 1917, in Binghamton, New York, to his parents Harold P. and Mildred Aldrich Meek. Mr. More...

Breaking News - 7/21/2015 11:15 PM

Brewster man killed in northern Westchester crash  Free Access 

 A 26-year-old Brewster man was killed early Tuesday in a single car crash near the Chappaqua-Mt. Kisco border.  The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Kristopher Stephenson.  More...

Breaking News - 7/21/2015 2:38 PM

Route 311 closed in Patterson Tuesday  Free Access 

Massive traffic tie-ups were the result of an out-of-state tractor trailer operator failing to heed a warning sign while driving his big rig beneath a trestle on Route 311 in Patterson on Tuesday. More...

Missing Teen with Autism Found

A massive search for an autistic teenager involving more than 200 paid and volunteer professionals ended Friday when the youth was located by a helicopter in a wooded area near his Brewster Heights home.   More...

Around the County

Peter Hansen Named as Assistant Rotary Governor  Free Access 

Peter Hansen’s entire life has centered around helping others. More...

Mahopac Falls FD Dive Team 45 years Old

The Mahopac Falls FD Dive Team is unique. More...

Rub-a-dub-dub at Doggie Wash

Fido, Lucky, Max, Sam, Charley and Lionel are among Putnam’s four-legged family members squeaky clean this week thanks to a small army of volunteers who spent Sunday at the Putnam Humane Society during its semi-annual dog wash. More...

School News

Community College Tab is $3 Million  Free Access 

Students attending Dutchess Community College will be forking over an additional $160 a year starting in September but the tuition remains a bargain. More...

Heated Talk Over School Resource Officer at Haldane

A School Resource Officer (SRO) will be coming to the Haldane School District this fall. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

COUNTY COURT OPENS HERE NEXT MONDAY TO TRY MRS. GARRIETY’S CASE

Charged With Maintaining   Disorderly House at Mahopac Falls. Also Barger Will Contest.   More...

Word of the Week

Caparison  an ornamental covering for a horse; decorative trappings and harness   More...

Worship Services

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...

Jewish Board Bike Ride Sunday  Free Access 

There is still time to sign up for The Jewish Board’s Hudson Valley Bike Ride on Sunday, July 19th, at Purchase College. More...

Giant Attic Sale at Reform Temple

The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley will be holding its Annual Giant Attic Sale on Friday, July 17th, on Sunday, July 19th, and on Friday, July 24th, from 10am-5pm. More...

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