September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam 9/11 Memorial Restored As Sacred Ground

The deafening noise of a jack hammer never sounded so good!  New York State DOT crews converged on Cornerstone Park in downtown Carmel Tuesday morning and removed the concrete base of a traffic light that had been installed adjacent to the Putna More...

World’s Luckiest Cats Find A Home

Raye and Regina, three month old beautiful Calico siblings, had two strikes against them when dropped off at the Putnam Humane Society shelter several months ago.  More...

Politics

Primary Day in Putnam  Free Access 

Today (Thursday) is Primary Day and registered Republicans are headed to the polls to select a candidate for District Attorney. More...

Around the County

Glynwood Fosters Farming in the Hudson Valley

The true effect of Glynwood Farm may not be seen for years, even decades to come – only when the farmers it has trained and taught are put to the test and flourish or fail, then its legacy will become clear. More...

A Decade Of Art Graces Putnam Farm

A novel outdoor sculpture show opened September 5 and runs until Halloween. It’s the 10th year of Collaborative Concepts, the Farm Project at Saunders Farm in Garrison. More...

Celebration Honors Ecuadorians in Mahopac

A processional in Mahopac Saturday evening attracted hundreds of Ecuadorians from throughout the region who celebrated the Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Worshippers gathered at the Veterans Monument on East Lake Blvd. More...

School News

Brewster Kids Benefit From ‘Stuffing a Subaru’ for School  Free Access 

Brewster Subaru, Putnam’s newest auto dealership, wants to be a good neighbor. More...

Call Made For Cease Fire In Education Reform

With the opening of school in Mahopac Tuesday, the 2015-16 school year is now in full swing across Putnam County and the New York State School Boards Association this week has called for a temporary ceasefire in the debate over education reform. More...

Editorials

Perspective

Remembering Former Education Commissioner Thomas Sobol

I often kidded Dr. More...

Ditch the Screen, Get Outside, and Plan Your Way to Better Health

You can’t turn on the news or open a paper today without seeing stories about the obesity epidemic, sugar addiction, the salt and soda overload in our diets, or our sedentary lifestyles.   More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

TIMELY TOPICS

For the first time a sermon has been delivered in Westminster Abbey by a colored divine, the native Bishop of Hayti.  It appears from the official reports that there are now in New York city 8,759 places where malt and spirituous liquors are sol More...

Breaking News - 9/13/2015 5:59 PM

No injuries reported in Metro-North train mishap on Hudson line  Free Access 

Locomotive strikes boulder

It was a frightening ride for 130 passengers aboard a Metro-North Hudson Line train Sunday when the engine slammed into a huge boulder on northbound tracks south of the Cold Spring Railroad station.  More...

Breaking News - 9/12/2015 9:52 AM

Hundreds pause to remember Sept. 11, and those who died  Free Access 

The tradition continued in Carmel on September 11 when 500 men, women and children paused and reflected on the tragedy 14 years ago during ter More...

Breaking News - 9/11/2015 12:10 PM

UPDATED: LEVY LOSES GOP PRIMARY TO BOB TENDY  Free Access 

New info

The primary after-parties Thursday night were a study in contrasts, and with good reason. Putnam Republicans selected Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy as their candidate over incumbent D.A. Adam Levy, in a shocking upset on Primary Day. More...

Lives Saved by Carbon Monoxide Detector!

Kent Fire Chief James Piekarski credited a carbon monoxide detector with averting a major calamity on Labor Day morning.  Members of the Kent Fire Department were summoned at 1 a.m. More...

Retired Pilot to Recount 24 Hours Inside the White House Bunker

The Sept. 11 anniversary is Friday. It was, until then, beautiful day with bluebird skies. Now, Lt. Col. More...

General Stories

Sutton Unanimously Approved for EMS Commissioner

By a unanimous vote, the Putnam Legislature has confirmed the appointment of Anthony Sutton as the county’s Commissioner of Emergency Services.  More...

Fire Sprinkler Systems Save Lives

Fire sprinklers save lives! A live demonstration hosted by the Patterson Fire Department and the National Fire Sprinkler Association proved that last week. More...

Say Thanks On 9/11

Area residents are being asked to take a few minutes out of their busy schedule Friday to say “thanks” to first responders and members of the military.  The “Thank You” campaign is being held in remembrance of September 1 More...

Cultural Events

Mahopac Public Library Seeks Proposals For Art Exhibits

Mahopac Public Library invites local, regional, emerging and established professional artists to submit exhibition proposals for the Library’s Third Floor Gallery and second floor exhibit space. More...

Watercolors By Jojo Maxwell On Exhibit at Mahopac Library

JoJo Maxwell’s recent watercolors, currently on display in the Third Floor Gallery at Mahopac Public Library, capture the light and transparent nature of this expressive medium. More...

Sports

Brewster and Carmel Football Both Open With Victories

BREWSTER – Big efforts from key players boosted both the Brewster and Carmel high school football teams on Friday night, completing the trifecta as all three eastern Putnam County schools were victorious.  More...

Big Comeback Lifts Mahopac Football

MAHOPAC – This night did not start well at all for the Mahopac High School football team. More...

The week ahead

All times are P.M. unlesss otherwise noted.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10 GIRLS SOCCER Brewster at Pawling, 4:30 Carmel at Fox Lane, 4:30 Beacon at Haldane, 4:30Clarkstown South at Mahopac, 4:30Putnam Valley at Hendrick Hudson, 4:30 VOLLEYBALL Brewster at Putnam Valley, 4:30 Somers at Carmel, 4:30 Hal More...

Worship Services

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 Chabad of Putnam More...

Birth Announcements

Ada-Jean Mary Barrow

Ada-Jean Mary Barrow was born on August 20, 2015, to parents Brandon Noble Barrow and Donovan Vincent Michael Barrow of Putnam Valley.   Maternal grandparents are Susan and Pat Shipley of Baltimore, MA. More...

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