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Breaking News - 8/23/2015 9:24 AM

George Whipple & Victoria Meltzer engaged to marry  Free Access 

Carmel fire parade site of the big question

Leave it to George Whipple to pop the question at the most unexpected time! More...

Teen Drowns In Kent

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

Riverkeeper: Tiny Plastic Beads Toxic to Hudson

Members of the Putnam Legislature learned a thing or two about aquatic life and the dangers of tiny plastic balls known as microbeads at a meeting of the Health, Social, Educational and Environmental Committee Monday evening.  More...

Politics

Board of Elections Gearing up for Primaries

Staff at the Board of Elections office is gearing up for Primary Day that takes place on Sept. 10 this year. More...

Around the County

Scouts Replace Bridge at Putnam County Park

A new walking bridge has been constructed at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park thanks to the efforts of a group of Boy Scouts from Carmel. James Peterman, 15, a junior a the John F. More...

Nick Headen Becomes Latest Eagle Scout

Nick Headen remembered attending the Brewster Library as a small child and observing dilapidated book shelves. More...

Community Action Program Asks For County Assistance

The numbers of individuals and families assisted by the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) continues to skyrocket while funding for the non-profit is dwindling. More...

Cultural Events

Nimham Pow Wow Attracts People from Across America

Native Americans as well as those interested in learning about local history filled the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last weekend for the county's 15th annual Daniel Nimham Pow Wow. More...

The Stars as Art: Celebrating Bannerman

If you find yourself boating along the Hudson River at night, don’t be surprised if you notice a new constellation, not in the sky, but crowning the castle ruins of Bannerman Island. More...

Abaca String Band to Visit Studio Around the Corner

Interested in a night on the town close to home? More...

Editorials

A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENT ON SOUND

The following beautiful experiment described by Professor Tyndall shows how music may be transmitted by any ordinary wooden rod. More...

Word of the Week

Multifarious  having or occurring in great variety : diverse#   More...

Worship Services

A Farewell Tribute to Father Anthony Sorgie  Free Access 

People of all religious denominations and beliefs filled the meeting room at Carmel Town Hall last Wednesday evening to pay tribute to one of the region’s most loved, respected and revered clergyman who will be leaving his parish next week afte More...

Worship Listings

Patterson Community Church 1062 Rte. 311, Patterson, 845-878-3961 Pastor David Frost, Sunday Worship 9am, www.pattersoncommunitychurch.org Worship music team Wednesday 7pm More...

Breaking News - 8/25/2015 6:31 PM

Carmel man rescued from upstate mountain top  Free Access 

Dramatic save involved 200-ft vertical climb to reach victim

A 23-year-old Carmel man is alive today due to the professionalism and heroics of a number of forest rangers, emergency services providers and New York State DEC personnel who came to the victim’s aid in a dramatic rescue in upstate New York.  More...

Breaking News - 8/24/2015 5:12 PM

Elderly woman killed in Brewster in parking lot accident  Free Access 

Updated with new info

An 86 year old Putnam Lake woman was struck and killed while walking in the parking lot of the Putnam County Savings Bank on Route 6 at Drewville Road in Brewster Monday morning.  More...

Breaking News - 8/24/2015 4:31 PM

Large crowds help Carmel FD celebrate its 100th anniversary

Ideal weather and enthusiastic crowds greeted thousands of firefighters and members of marching bands Saturday when the Carmel Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary. More...

Carmel FD Celebrates 100 Years

Thousands are expected to be in Carmel Saturday for what promises to be one of Putnam’s most glorious and memorable parades of all time.  The Carmel Fire Department is hosting the parade in conjunction with its 100th anniversary.  More...

General Stories

Sutton Headed Toward Commissioner Approval

By a unanimous vote, the Putnam Legislature’s Protective Services Committee has confirmed the appointment of Anthony Sutton as the county’s Commissioner of Emergency Services.  Legislator Roger Gross, who chairs the committee, told S More...

Preparing for Disaster: Drill Tests Response to Anthrax

Putnam County was hit by “disaster,” forcing departments from throughout the county to respond to an outbreak of disease.  Thankfully, it was only a training exercise.  More...

Lots of Smoke But No Fire

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 the sprawling bui More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Participation Matters: Meet the Candidates

The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce is pleased to announce its latest opportunity to spend time with political candidates vying for local offices in November. More...

School News

Most Schools Begin Classes Before Labor Day

The summer has flown by and for area school children, vacation-time has been reduced this year. With Labor Day falling on Sept. More...

Sports

High Heat for First Day of H.S. Practices

Brewster, Carmel, Haldane, Mahopac and Putnam Valley high schools athletes were expected to bring the heat Monday on the first official day of practice for the 2015-16 season. At least, in a metaphorical sense. More...

Local Pro Football Team Holding Tryouts

The Hudson Valley Fort, the new local professional football entry in the fledging Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) will be holding a free agent tryout at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill on Saturday, Sept. More...

Hudson Valley Renegades Contribute at New York-Penn League All-Star Game

ABERDEEN, Md. More...

Letters to the Editor

Putnam Valley Library Suspends Campaign

To the Editor:  The Board of Trustees of the Putnam Valley Library is suspending its campaign to move the Library to a Chapter 414 type of funding that would allow the voters to approve the Town portion of its budget.  Errors in calculating More...

NYS Education Department: Don’t Be A Bully!

To the Editor,  More...

Thanks Metro-North!

Dear Editor,   I would like to publicly thank Metro-North for elegantly paving the patch over the tracks near Ice Pond Road. More...

Birth Announcements

Samantha Louise Bovari

Samantha Louise Bovari was born on July 31, 2015 to parents Suzanne and Jamal Bovari of Putnam Valley.  Maternal grandparents are Emelia Millard of Putnam Valley and Harry Millard of Lake Peekskill.  Paternal grandparents are Mama and Lahce More...

Aidan James Ogunc

Aidan James Ogunc was born on July 20, 2015 to parents Bianca and Armaan of Putnam County. Maternal Grandparents are Leonora and John Tranquillo of Putnam County. Paternal Grandparents are Selma and Ferhun Ogunc of Westchester County.   More...

Charlotte Grace Sisolak

Charlotte Grace Sisolak was born on July 28, 2015 to parents Rebecca and Michael Sisolak. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Nancy Lindner of Mahopac. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Patricia Sisolak of Shrub Oak.   More...

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