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We Are The Champions!

Four young men from Brewster are sporting gold medals today after being crowned as CHAMPIONS representing the United States at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.  More...

Kent Man Sent to Prison For Violent Rape

A Town of Kent man will be spending the next 25 years in a maximum security penitentiary following sentencing in Putnam County Court.  Putnam County Judge James Rooney also deemed that Victor Cruz-Garcia, 44, must undergo 20 years of post-releas More...

Politics

Tendy’s Name to Appear on Primary Ballot

The bitterness of the Putnam District Attorney’s is continuing to escalate with Primary Day one month away. More...

Maloney Proposes Pediatric Medical Kits

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has called on Uncle Sam to mandate that emergency medical supplies for children be included on all commercial aircraft flying across the United States. More...

Around the County

Corvette Winner Thought It Was A Joke

Mike McDonough never won anything in his life – except his bride of seven years – until the phone rang at the couple’s Carmel home last week. “Hi Mike: This is Tracey Walsh of the Lake Mahopac Rotary. More...

Lifelong Lessons Learned at Explorer Training Weekend

One hundred sixty future members of emergency services units learned a variety of life lessons last weekend at Putnam’s 14th annual Explorer Training and Campout event at the Putnam Fire Training Center in Kent. More...

Injunction Denied & Dirt Road in Western Putnam Is Paved

Paving got underway last Thursday along a half mile stretch of South Mountain Pass in Garrison following a decision reached 15 hours earlier by State Supreme Court Justice Victor Grossman. More...

Cultural Events

‘An Iliad’, An Epic Tale of War, Opens Under the Tent at Shakespeare Festival

When “An Iliad” opened Monday night under the tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, it did so filled with ironies. It’s the festival’s first solo show, under the huge summer tent where the company performs.  More...

Sports

Brewster Softball Star Sacchetti Set for Florida Southwestern

Jenna Sacchetti had a phenomenal season by any definition, but when you throw in the fact that Brewster High School softball team opened the season with 22 consecutive victories – losing only in the Section One, Class B title game – you b More...

Croquet Returns at Sedgewood

Croquet has returned to the Sedgewood Club in Kent.  Two years ago, the Mc- Court Cup Croquet tournament visited the exclusive private club, where 50 players competed for the prized trophy that honored Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt More...

An Extra Game For High School Football?

This will be music to high school football coaches’ ears.  The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced that it voted to allow football teams the option of playing a 10th game this season.  More...

Worship Services

New Pastor Named for St. James Church in Carmel

A new pastor has been named to succeed Father Anthony Sorgie at St. James Church in Carmel and Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Lake Carmel. The Rev. Msgr. More...

Worship Listings

First United  Methodist Church  of Brewster 83 Main Street  Brewster 845 279-7611  www.brewsterfirstumc. com Pastor Wongee Joh  Sunday Services at 9:30  am Chabad of Putnam   More...

Breaking News - 8/11/2015 4:17 PM

Jacknifed Big Rig Shuts Route 684

Traffic was backed up for miles Tuesday when an 18-wheeler headed southbound on rain-slicked Route 684 jacknifed shutting down the southbound lanes of the interstate for nearly two hours.The mishap took place just south of the I-84 interchange at 11: More...

Brutality charges dismissed against former Sheriff’s Investigator

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Pat Castaldo has a new lease on life after a State Supreme Court justice overturned a Putnam grand jury indictment.Castaldo, found himself on the wrong side of the law after being indicted in March on charges that he at More...

Zebra Mussels Invade Lake Mahopac

It’s been a summer to forget for residents of lake communities in Putnam County. More...

Mahopac Pet Shop Owner Charged With Animal Cruelty

Pet Shop Manager from Cold Spring also Arrested

A 55-year-old Mahopac man who owns pet shops in Danbury as well as Mohegan Lake and Wappingers Falls has been charged with three counts of animal cruelty in connection with two dogs and a kitten, two of which were euthanized.   More...

General Stories

Muriel Hicks, Mother of County Executive Odell, Passes Away

Muriel Hicks, mother of County Executive MaryEllen Odell, passed away Tuesday evening at Putnam Hospital Center, following a valiant fight against cancer.  Hicks, 76, was remembered Wednesday by her husband, Ron, as an “incredible woman. More...

Drug Crisis in our Backyard Wins $25,000 State Grant

The founders of Drug Crisis in Our Backyard are thrilled to obtain a $25,000 state grant to continue their anti-drug efforts, one garnered by State Senator Terrence Murphy, who delivered the news last Thursday during a news conference outside Carmel More...

Two Dozen Moms Participate in Big Latch On

Two dozen of Putnam’s breastfeeding moms from both the eastern and western sections of the county traveled to Carmel FD headquarters last Friday and participated in the Big Latch On.  More...

Enterprise

35 Years of Success at Carmel Flower Shop

Putnam’s business community is rejoicing today. It’s not every day that a company celebrates a major anniversary. More...

From the chamber

Ideological Battles In Washington Threaten New York Manufacturing

Some significant challenges are affecting New York manufacturing businesses arising from political debates in Washington, and conservative versus liberal ideology appears to be at the forefront of the clash. More...

School News

Dennis Creedon Assumes Leadership as Superintendent of Mahopac District

Dennis Creedon has arrived in Mahopac. The new superintendent of Putnam’s largest school system is settling in while preparing for the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, which this year gets underway before Labor Day. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE PAST

Whatsoever the future may have in store for us, yet the dear, familiar past, with which we have grown lovingly intimate, can never be restored ; and therefore we cannot fail to feel regret as we see it recede from our view, how bright so ever may be More...

Word of the Week

Temerity  unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger or opposition : rashness, recklessness   More...

Letters to the Editor

Positive Direction for Library

To the Editor:  As a member of the Board of Trustees of the Putnam Valley Library, my colleagues and I are cognizant that change, of any sort, can be unsettling for some. More...

Open Letter to Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney

To the Editor:  On behalf of many of your constituents we are not pleased with your performance this year. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Frame

Robert “Bob” Frame, a longtime Mahopac resident, died July 25 at the Bay Pines V.A. hospital in Saint Petersburg, Florida, at the age of 88.  More...

T. Joseph Sullivan

Sullivan, T. Joseph, age 91, of Carmel, NY, formerly of Hawthorne, NY, died July 30, 2015, in Montrose, NY.  More...

Robert B. Nichols

Robert B. Nichols of Stony Creek, NY, formerly of Carmel, NY, passed away on August 1st, 2015 at Glens Falls Hospital at the age of 69.  More...

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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland