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Taconic fatalities include Brewster woman, 38  Free Access 

Updated, New Info; Victims ID'd

A Brewster woman was one of those killed Saturday in a pair of horrific crashes along the Taconic State Parkway. State Police PIO Melissa McMorris identified the victim as 38 year old Stacey L. Johnson. More...

Putnam mourns death of another young person  Free Access 

The suspicious death this week of a 21-year-old former Putnam County woman in a lake cottage in western Connecticut is not believed to have involved foul play. More...

Muddy Puddles Mess Fest Supports Research and Raises Awareness

Kids of all ages romped in the mud Saturday to raise money and awareness in support of childhood cancer research.  The Muddy Puddles Mess Fest took place under ideal weather conditions at Camp Kiwi in memory of Ty Louis Campbell of Pawling, a fi More...

It’s Official: Cell Phone Service Stinks Across Putnam County

Dropped calls, static on the line, conversations fading: All cell phone users in Putnam County have experienced such inconveniences and now an independent company that tests mobile carrier network performance has released the results of a recent stud More...

General Stories

Tilly Foster Farm Upgrades Cause Dissension

The Tilly Foster Farm is causing headaches for members of the Putnam Legislature.  At last week’s regular monthly meeting, the lawmakers spent over an hour debating three resolutions concerning upgrades to the farm located off Route 312 in More...

Bee Attacks Keep EMS Providers Busy

A rash of bee sting cases have kept Putnam EMS providers on the go in recent days. More...

Algae Problems Continue at Beaches at Lake Carmel

Two beaches were reopened in Lake Carmel Sunday after health officials gave the green light that a dangerous algae bloom observed last month had dissipated due to the application of a chemical -- but the beaches were closed again Wednesday for more t More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Putnam Moves – More Mass Transit Options

Putnam County’s commuters and other travelers are getting more options than ever before for economical, hassle-free, environmentally friendly travel by taking the bus, and thanks to the “Putnam Moves” program, we now have an economi More...

School News

Mahopac High School Senior Dies Suddenly

Family and friends are mourning the passing of Hannah Mikus, a 17-year-old Mahopac High School senior, who died suddenly last week following a brief illness. Hannah was born in Mt. Kisco and grew up in Mahopac. More...

Putnam Valley Class of 1960 Reunites

Putnam Valley was truly a one-horse town back in 1960 when 300 children attended the local school system. The Putnam Valley District consisted of a single school that educated boys and girls from kindergarten through grade 9. More...

Editorials

TOO OFTEN TRUE

Some men take too much money out of their business to expend in household expenses and lavish display, and speedily bring themselves to the verge of bankruptcy. More...

Word of the Week

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Letters to the Editor

On Same-Sex Marriage

To the Editor:  I am a lifelong Democrat who voted for three homosexuals last November, two of them in same-sex marriages.  More...

Support for Libraries

To the Editor:  On behalf of the Brewster Public Library and the Board of Trustees, I would like to highlight Senator Terrence P. Murphy for providing us with funding of $7500 to purchase laptops and a charging cart for the library.   More...

Praise for Speedy First Responders

To the Editor:  We walk the rail trail everyday from Carmel to Mahopac and today (Sunday) at approximately 10:50 A.M. More...

Breaking News - 8/18/2015 8:57 PM

18-year-old drowns in western Kent  Free Access 

Updated, New Info

Putnam County recorded its first drowning of the summer Tuesday when an 18-year-old New York City youth visiting friends in the Kentwood Lakes section of western Kent lost his life.  More...

Breaking News - 8/18/2015 12:28 PM

Lots of smoke but no fire at popular restaurant  Free Access 

Firefighters from three counties and two states were summoned to Southeast late Monday night for a report of a fire at the popular Las Mananitas Restaurant on Route 22.  While there was plenty of smoke inside the upper floor of sprawling bu More...

Breaking News - 8/17/2015 1:31 PM

Warning issued in wake of region’s first heat wave

Baby, it’s hot outside! More...

Trio Saves Life at IBM

Jeff Bergstrom, Tom Dixon and Dave Raines were at the right place at the right time and due to their emergency medical training, a 54-yearold New Jersey man is alive today.  Bergstrom, Dixon and Raines are all employed at the IBM Thomas Watson R More...

Brutality Charges Dismissed Against Former Investigator; DA to Appeal

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Pat Castaldo has a new lease on life after a State Supreme Court justice overturned a Putnam grand jury indictment. More...

ATM Thievery Nets $500,000

A 61-year-old Dutchess County man has been arraigned in Putnam County Court on more than a dozen counts for allegedly defrauding his former employer of $500,000.   Dean P. More...

Around the County

Community Vows to Help Toddler Stricken with Cancer

Kevin Blackman turns two on Monday, yet the toddler has already undergone months of treatments as he battles cancer. More...

Blood Drive At Mahopac Library

Mahopac Public Library will host a blood drive on Wednesday, August 19, from 12-4:30 pm, in cooperation with the New York Blood Center. More...

Breaking News - 8/13/2015 7:36 PM

Retrial ordered in Garrison murder

Anthony Grigoroff remains incarcerated in the maximum security Sullivan Correctional Facility in upstate New York but the 25 year old former Lake Peekskill resident now has hope that he will be a free man in the not-to-distant future.In October, 2010 More...

Cultural Events

Cold Spring By Candlelight Canceled for 2015

Partners with PARC has announced that its 2015 Cold Spring by Candlelight tour, a fixture of the Christmas season in Putnam, has been canceled, at least for this year. The organization will review the event in 2016. More...

Brewster Film Festival Set

Films accepted into the 2015 Village of Brewster (VOB) Film Festival once again hail from local Westchester, New York City and Danbury filmmakers, to as far away as Greece, Switzerland and Hong Kong. More...

Nimham Pow Wow Weekend in Putnam

Native Americans as well as those interested in learning about local history will be in attendance this weekend at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent to celebrate the county’s 15th annual Daniel Nimham Pow Wow. More...

Sports

Area Teams Ready for Opening Day of High School Practice

Here we go!  Well, that offseason seemed awfully quick as another high school year is upon us.  Monday, August 17, is the first official day of high school fall sports practices all across Section One, including Brewster, Carmel, Haldane, M More...

Mahopac Football Car Show Takes Place Saturday

Vehicles of every description will be on display Saturday on the grounds of Mahopac High School as the Mahopac Touchdown Club hosts its annual Car Show and Street Fair.  More...

Renegades Eke Out a Close One

FISHKILL – With less than a month left in the New York-Penn League regular season, the Hudson Valley Renegades need to start making their move in order to secure a playoff spot.  The team did just that on Tuesday, wrapping up a short homes More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

FIRST HEBREW  CONGREGATION OF  PEEKSKILL 1821 Main Street, Peekskill 914-739-0500 Rabbi  Lee Paskind. Services: Sat.  9:30am; Fri. 8pm; Monthly  Fri. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Muriel Hicks Laid To Rest On Monday

Muriel Hicks, mother of County Executive MaryEllen Odell, who passed away last week following a valiant fight against cancer, was remembered Monday as a “loving, caring woman who believed in the Lord.” More...

Eveline Irene Niedzwiecki Toth

Eveline Irene Niedzwiecki Toth passed away peacefully on July 31, 2015, at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, NY, after a yearlong battle with cancer; she was 82.  More...

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