October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Autumn Fest A Great Success

Marcia Kelly of Garrison looked around at the large crowds enjoying themselves Saturday on the Green Chimneys campus and smiled.   More...

Reflections on Historic Pope Visit

St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish in Brewster celebrated its 100th anniversary of its stone church this past June. Along with 400 other parishioners, I attended the Gala at the Amber Room in Danbury. More...

Transportation System Moves Starting Point, Drawing Fire

Effective today (Thursday), the county’s transportation system known as PART, has relocated its pulse point from the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center to the Donald Smith Governmental Complex off Old Route 6 in Carmel.  More...

General Stories

Putnam to Enact Animal Abuse Registry

Few things are more vile than abusing an animal—an innocent living being that is defenseless.  Putnam County lawmakers were visited by Ken Ross, Chief of the Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, last week, who pr More...

Columbus Day Parade Steps Off Sunday

It’s been a great stretch of weather throughout the Hudson Valley and organizers of Sunday’s Columbus Day Parade in Mahopac have called on the weatherman to provide at least one more weekend of glorious sunshine.  The parade steps of More...

Pirates Make Learning Fun at Austin Road School

‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ was a huge hit at the Austin Road School in Mahopac last week when 5th graders planned their lessons around the buccaneers. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

HASTE NOT, REST NOT

Without haste! Without rest! Bind the motto on thy breast; Bear it with thee as a spell; Storm and sunshine guard It well! Heed not flowers that round the bloom, Bear it onward to the tomb.   More...

Word of the Week

Druthers  free choice : preference — used especially in the phrase if one had one’s druthers   More...

Letters to the Editor

Eckardt for Southeast

Dear Editor,  The election of the Southeast Town Board will be fast upon us. Two qualifications should distinguish the candidates: accomplishment and bipartisanship. More...

Praise for Odell on Golf Course

Dear Editor,  I have been a resident of Mahopac since 2005. My wife lived here most of her life and we have two daughters, Isabella and Grace, who attend Austin Road School.  More...

Breaking News - 10/6/2015 7:03 PM

Mahopac FD investigation underway; millions may have been taken  Free Access 

A cloud hovers over the Mahopac Fire Department this week following allegations that a member reportedly embezzled millions of dollars of taxpayer dollars from the fire department’s treasury over the past few years.  More...

Breaking News - 10/5/2015 9:14 PM

Brewster man charged with sex crimes in Connecticut

A Brewster man was one of ten adults arrested Sunday in Fairfield, Connecticut after authorities allege the suspects visited a private residence to have sex with a minor.  Michael Gentile, 64, was nabbed in the undercover operation after po More...

Thousands View Traveling Vietnam Vets Memorial Wall

Gold Star Mothers Also Honored

The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was never as well received in Putnam County as it was last weekend.  The Wall’s third local appearance in the past decade attracted more than 4,000 to the Veterans Memorial Park in Kent under id More...

Statewide Drug Court Legislation Approved

State Senator Terrence Murphy virtually jumped for joy Tuesday when advised that Governor Andrew Cuomo had signed his judicial diversion legislation into law.  The bill will now allow recovering addicts to enter judicial diversion programs, bett More...

Odell blasts Albany when unveiling $151 million 2016 budget  Free Access 

Updated with new info

County Executive MaryEllen Odell came out swinging during her 2016 budget presentation Thursday night, charging that counties throughout the lower Hudson Valley were “struggling through outside forces.” More...

Re-evaluation of Carmel Property Almost Completed

The price of a gallon of gas was $1.22. A postage stamp cost 32 cents and the average American new car carried a price tag of $16,300.   The year was 1996 which was the last time property was re-evaluated in the Town of Carmel.  More...

Around the County

Countywide Chamber Clout Means A Seat At The Table For Business

When the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce was founded nearly 5 years ago, it instantly added a certain gravitas to the local business communities vis-a-vis county, regional and state legislators. More...

HAM Radio Operators Meeting

QSY Society Amateur Radio Club’s October meeting will be held Tuesday evening October 6, at the East Fishkill Community Library.  More...

Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday

The improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to man and pets alike.  Because of this the Putnam Health Department in conjunction with the New York State DEC is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on S More...

Sports

Brewster Football Wins in Spectacular Fashion

Easily the Game of the Year – so far, anyway – was the Brewster High School football team’s dramatic 51-50 double overtime victory over John Jay-Cross River on Saturday night.  The game was tied at 36- all at the end of regulat More...

Mahopac To Host Pink Out Game

On Friday, Oct. More...

Carmel Football Stays Unbeaten

CARMEL – This is new ground, new territory, for the Carmel High School football team.  4-0.  KC Correa had an explosive night for the Rams, rushing for 117 yards and returning a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, leading Carmel to a 28 More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

REFORM TEMPLE OF  PUTNAM VALLEY 362 Church Road Putnam Valley Rabbi Steve  Altarescu and Rabbi Laurie  Levy 845-528-4774, http:// rtpv.org. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joan L. Schneider

Joan L. Schneider of Pawling, NY, formerly of Brewster, NY died peacefully at her home on Friday September 25, 2015 at her home. She was 81 years old.  Joan was born September 6, 1934, in Mt. More...

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Weekly Quotation

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