September 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Puppies Galore! Guiding Eyes Canine Development Center Opens

Guiding Eyes Canine Development Center opened with much fanfare Saturday.  More...

Flu Vaccinations Underway

Soon-to-be 100-year-young Adelaide Appel couldn’t wait to receive her flu shot Monday. More...

Child Lived with Dangerous Snakes

A Lake Peekskill couple is facing a variety of charges for harboring 11 dangerous snakes in unsecured Rubbermaid containers – while the woman’s child resided within the residence.  State Police reported the arrests Friday of Anthony More...

General Stories

Truck Fire Closes I-84 in Putnam

Tuesday was a day to forget for motorists using I-84.  A tractor-trailer truck fire closed the interstate in Putnam early in the morning resulting in massive traffic jams throughout the eastern part of the county.  The big rig caught fire a More...

Putnam County Savings Bank Robbed Again

For the second time in as many weeks, the Jefferson Valley branch of the Putnam County Savings Bank has been robbed.  Yorktown Police said at 11:45 a.m. More...

Costumes Donated for Community Action

Halloween will be extra special next month to groups of children who normally are unable to afford holiday costumes thanks to the caring and generosity of a Lake Carmel woman.  Jennifer Jakic donated several dozen costumes to the Community Actio More...

Sports

Carmel Football Getting The Sense It Can Be Special

CARMEL – There’s a growing sense off the field that, because of its play on the field, this can be a special season for the Carmel High School football team.  The Rams kept themselves unbeaten and in a prime spot for a high playoff s More...

Mahopac Football Drops Two

NEW CITY – The Mahopac High School football team is suddenly having trouble scoring.  Since a season-opening victory over Mamaroneck, the Indians have been outscored 42-13 – and one of those touchdowns was a defensive interception re More...

Mahopac Boys’ Soccer Splits Games With Fox Lane, John Jay-East Fishkill

MAHOPAC – Three minutes.  That’s all it took for John Jay-East Fishkill High School’s Nick Dillmann to quiet the storm of Mahopac’s comeback on Monday.  More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH 414 Haviland Drive Patterson 845-279-4832 Administrator: Fr. Richard Gill Daily Mass Tues, Sat: 9:00am Sat Vigil Mass: 4:00pm Sun: 8:30am & 10:30am Religious EducationMeg Cairney Coordinator of Relgious Education More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph E. Simone

Joseph E. Simone, Sr., 92, of Mahopac, NY, passed away on July 20, 2015. A Celebration of His Life will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. More...

Betty Lou Sternbach

Betty Lou Sternbach, age 91, of Sherman, CT, passed away on September, 14, 2015.   Betty Lou was born on February 5, 1924, in Rawlings, WY to Everett and Mary E. (Miller) Rhoades. She attended business school in Phoenix, AZ. More...

Breaking News - 9/28/2015 11:50 AM

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Reaches Putnam County  Free Access 

Updated with new info

The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was never as well received in Putnam County as it was last weekend. More...

Gold Star Mothers Remembered at Putnam Ceremony

Putnam's Gold Star Mothers statue, the first of its kind in the United States, was the centerpiece Sunday for a ceremony as America celebrated Gold Star Mother's Day. More...

High School Homecoming Celebrated in Carmel

Downtown Carmel resembled small town America Saturday when hundreds of young people marched along the county seat’s main thoroughfare from the Carmel firehouse to Carmel   High School during the school’s annual Homecoming Parade.&nbs More...

Richard Gill Installed as Pastor

When Cardinal Dolan visited Putnam County last summer to help St. More...

Around the County

Finders Keepers Thrift Shop Opens

Finders Keepers Thrift Shop opened to much fanfare on Tuesday, September 22. The grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting was for Putnam ARC’s new retail store, located at 906 South Lake Blvd., Mahopac.  More...

Upcoming Mahopac Blood Drive

During Liver Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood and platelets to support liver transplant patients and others needing blood products.  More...

Scorched Earth Race for Tendy, Levy

Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy may have won the day over Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy in the Republican primary, but Levy is now aggressively attacking one of Tendy’s key points, that Levy faces ethical issues in running the More...

Cultural Events

Yom Kippur Celebrated This Week

Jews throughout the world celebrated the beginning of the High Holy Days last week with Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – and concluded this week with Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, from sundown Tuesday through Wednesday (today) More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A RAT STORY

A neighbor whose statements are entitled to implicit confidence, relates a story of the cunning and intelligence of a rat, which is truly remarkable.  Being plagued with the depredations of the rodent mammals he made various attempts to secure t More...

Word of the Week

Neoteric  recent in origin : modern   More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote for Strong Leaders

To the Editor:  In 1965, Jane and I built our home in Southeast and also began our thirty year teaching careers in the Brewster Central School system. More...

Birth Announcements

Birth Announcements

Charles Vincent Strang   Charles Vincent Strang was born on September 4, 2015, to parents Tabitha Marie Constantino and Sean William Strang of Putnam Valley.  Paternal Grandparents are Mike and Lee Strang of Putnam Valley. More...

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