October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam Teen Advances on Hit Show ‘The Voice’

Amanda Ayala never dreamed she would appear on national television let alone take top honors in the first round of the popular NBC television program, “The Voice.”  The 17 year old recent graduate of Mahopac High School performed &ld More...

Columbus Day Parade Attracts Thousands to Mahopac

Sunday’s Columbus Day Parade in Mahopac was one for the books!  Ideal weather conditions consisting of golden sunshine, crystal clear blue skies and temperatures in the low 60s attracted more than 5,000 onlookers who cheered as the five di More...

DA Candidates Clash on Ethics

Incumbent Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy and challenger Robert Tendy pulled no punches when they squared off at the Cold Spring Firehouse Monday in a series of aggressive exchanges about who is best suited for the job. More...

General Stories

Odell Blasts Albany When Unveiling Putnam’s $151 Million 2016 Budget

County Executive Mary Ellen 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...

Illuminate to Challenge Fleming for Kent Supervisor

Dennis Illuminate, a retired Kent police officer and former member of the Kent Town Board, has decided to return to public life and is challenging Supervisor Maureen Fleming in November’s general election.  More...

Putnam’s Drug Court Wins Emmy

Putnam County Judge James Reitz received the shock of his life when an NBC television producer called the county courthouse last week to advise that a four minute video clip filmed in Carmel of a news special dealing with “Hooked on Heroin&rdqu More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

GIVE US OLD TIMES

Give us back the days when the husbandman sat by his cheerful evening fire, or rested on the ground beneath the tree planted by those long since dead, and read not of the bickering, dissensions, strifes and plundering, but of great and glorious Union More...

Word of the Week

Grandiloquence  a lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language   More...

Letters to the Editor

Lord & Eckardt for Southeast

In the final weeks approaching the Town of Southeast election on November 3rd, I’m anxious to express my overwhelming enthusiasm and support for Town Board candidates John Lord and incumbent Councilwoman Lynne Eckardt.  More...

All of Southeast Helped After Sandy

I would just like to set the record straight in reference to Mr. & Mrs. Noone’s letter to the editor in support of Lynne Eckardt during Superstorm Sandy. I feel it is very disingenuous for them to praise Ms.  More...

Southeast Town Board Needs Diversity

It’s quite discouraging these days to listen to all the antigovernment rhetoric that permeates the news media, especially given that our relatively young country has been responsible for one of the greatest democracies that has ever graced the More...

Breaking News - 10/9/2015 2:06 PM

Tears of joy highlight Putnam naturalization ceremony

Vietnam veteran and Silver Star recipient Karl Rohde summed it up best: “You have become citizens by choice. We are citizens by birth!” More...

Breaking News - 10/8/2015 6:15 PM

New details released in Patterson armed robbery  Free Access 

Police have now released a description after the sleepy hamlet of Patterson was rocked Wednesday night when a lone gunman held up the Patterson Mini-Mart on Front Street across from the Metro-North Railroad Station. More...

FIRE SHOCKER: Authorities Probe Embezzlement at Mahopac Fire Dept.

$5M Said to Be Missing as Word of Theft Sweeps Town

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

Don Smith for Congress? Sheriff Will Be Staying Put

Sheriff Don Smith says “thanks but no thanks” to supporters who have started a “Draft Don Smith for Congress 2016” campaign across the county.  A Facebook page focused this week calling for the nomination of the popular s More...

40 To Become U.S. Citizens

Forty new residents of Putnam County have completed their studies and will become U.S. citizens Friday during a ceremony at the historic Putnam County Courthouse.  More...

Around the County

Meeting Announcement

The Lake Carmel Park District Advisory Committee will hold the next meeting on Monday, October 19th, 7:00 pm at the Kent Town Hall located at 25 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes. All Lake Carmel Park District residents are welcome to attend.   More...

Patterson Library Costume Swap

Now through October 31, the Patterson Library, located at 1167 Rte. 311 Patterson, is holding a costume swap. More...

High achievers

Acceptances  Alfred State   Alfred State welcomed a new class of freshmen this fall. Among the new faces at Alfred State this semester is Thomas D. Shofi, from Carmel.   More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Budget Holds Line On Business Burden

During her October 1 address laying out the county’s 2016 budget, Putnam County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell expressed her belief that local leadership was doing everything in its power to keep costs in line despite outside pressures.  More...

Sports

Mahopac Football Comes Up With Critical Win

MAHOPAC – With both teams coming in at 2-2, Friday was a critical high school football game for Mahopac and Arlington high schools.  This is where captains shine.  This is where senior running back Joey Cavaciuti stepped up.  Beh More...

Putnam Valley Football Wins A Big One vs Briarcliff

PUTNAM VALLEY – As coach Matt Mello put it, his Putnam Valley High School football team woke up.  The Tigers held Briarcliff to 22 yards rushing and 83 yards passing, the Putnam Valley snapped a two-game losing streak with a 15-0 shutout o More...

Women’s Resource Center Benefits From Brewster Lady Bears

Brewster High School’s Lady Bears might be global citizens but they prefer to act locally.  The young women, who are members of the BHS Tennis Team, raised $1,100 last week for the Putnam County Women’s Resource Center during their f More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Temple Beth  Shalom Route 6 & Croton Falls Rd.,  Mahopac 845-628-6133.  Rabbi Sarah Freidson-King  will be conducting shabbat  services on Fridays, 8 pm,  Saturdays at 9:45am. More...

Birth Announcements

Martin Gomez Viveros

Martin Gomez Viveros was born on September 9, 2015, to parents Diana Carolina Viveros and Andres Felipe Gomez of Mahopac. The Paternal Grandmother is Adiela Lopez, and Maternal Grandparents are Rocio Romero and Rodrigo Viveros. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert N. ‘Bob’ Hoffman

After a long and sometimes exciting and often challenging life, Robert N. Hoffman, 95, of Essex Road, Willsboro, NY, moved on to the hereafter on September 26, 2015. He passed away at the UVM Health Network, CVPH, Plattsburgh.  More...

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