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Breaking News - 11/4/2015 12:53 AM

Bob Tendy elected as Putnam District Attorney over Levy  Free Access 

Putnam County will have a new district attorney on January 1st.  Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy defeated two term incumbent Adam Levy on Election Day by 56.8 percent to 42.9 percent of the vote, with Tendy receiving 7,621 votes to Le More...

Divided Putnam Legislature approves 2016 budget

Members of the divided Putnam Legislature have approved a $151 million county budget for 2016 that will raise property taxes by 1 percent on January 1. Before a SRO crowd gathered at the Putnam Courthouse Wednesday evening, the lawmakers voted 5 More...

Halloween Spirit Abounds in Putnam

Dozens Partake in Ragamuffin Parade

Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt and Sheriff Don Smith had their work cut out for them Sunday when judging costumes in the annual Carmel Ragamuffin Parade.  Dozens of boys and girls donned their favorite Halloween costume and paraded through the Pu More...

Massive traffic tie-ups on Putnam interstates  Free Access 

It’s been a frightening morning for commuters on Routes 84 and 684 in Southeast with massive traffic jams backing up traffic into Connecticut. A fuel spill cleanup under the direction of the New York State DEC and New York City DEP is underway f More...

General Stories

Pumpkin-Palooza Ushers in Halloween

Kids of all ages ventured to the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park Saturday for what has become a countywide tradition—Putnam’s 2nd annual Pumpkin-Palooza.  More...

You Can Help Scare Cancer Away with the Scarecrow Crusade

Jane Smith of Kent, wife of Putnam Sheriff Don Smith, is in the fight of her life.  Yet, despite being diagnosed with cancer and after recently suffering a stroke, Jane is coordinating the Scarecrow Crusade to “chase and scare cancer away. More...

Learn Not to Burn at Carmel FD

Emergency responders from throughout the area converged on Carmel Fire Department headquarters Sunday to teach young and old alike an important lesson: Learn not to burn.  More...

Sports

As Dan Foley Returns to ‘Pac, Football Rivalry With Carmel Is Back On

It’s on.  Or back on, as the case might be.  When the preseason schedules for high school football were announced this past spring, a noticeable exclusion was the annual grudge match between Carmel and Mahopac. More...

Mahopac Football Loses a Heartbreaker in Playoffs

SCARSDALE – They were just seconds away from playing in the Section One, Class AA semifinals.  Instead, it was a heartbreaker for the Mahopac High School football team.  Scarsdale capped off an 85-yard drive Saturday with a 10-yard pa More...

Hudson Valley Fort To Wrap Up Season Amidst Problems

The Hudson Valley Fort, a local professional team in the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL), will wrap up its season on Friday, Nov. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dini LoBue and Her Take on Tourism Dollars

Dear Editor,  As a former long-time Cold Spring business owner, the architect of the renowned Cold Spring Antiques Show, and former member of Putnam Visitors Bureau advisory board, I think I can speak with some level of intelligence and experien More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard (Woody) Bloom

April 29,1915-October 12,   2015  More...

Jeanne E. Davidson

Jeanne E. Davidson of Brewster, NY, died on Friday, October 23, 2015, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home. She was 93 years old.   Jeanne was born on October 4, 1922, in Mt.Vernon, NY, to Carleton and Olive (Sutherland) Este. More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2015 10:17 AM

Tragedy Strikes Lake Carmel Family Again  Free Access 

It was 13 years ago on Halloween night when tragedy struck a Lake Carmel family when a teenaged boy was struck and killed by an intoxicated motorist. More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2015 7:23 AM

25 percent of Putnam voters ballot on Election Day  Free Access 

Full, countywide results

One quarter of Putnam’s 63,000 eligible voters took the time to ballot on Election Day where races for District Attorney, three seats on the county Legislature and numerous town and village races were decided. More...

Election Day Tuesday: Every Vote Counts!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd Polls Are Open From 6am-9pm

Just under 63,000 residents of Putnam are eligible to vote on Election Day next Tuesday, according to figures released by the county Board of Elections.  Registered Republicans remain as the top voter block with Democrats and nonaffiliated voter More...

Retirees Confront County Lawmakers Over Health Insurance Contributions

There was standing room only on Monday evening at the historic Putnam Courthouse when more than 150 men and women packed the chamber as the county Legislature conducted a public hearing on the 2016 Putnam budget.  More...

Inmate revived at county jail after attempting suicide

A female inmate at the Putnam Correctional Facility who attempted suicide Wednesday afternoon was revived by jail personnel and admitted to Putnam Hospital Center.  More...

Trick or Treat!

At Right: Lifelong Carmel resident Wayne Ryder recalled his first Ragamuffin Parade more than 55 years ago. Ryder’s costume was the talk of the town. More photos on page 2. More...

Around the County

Harvest Bazaar and Christmas Fair

The harvest is here and so is the St. Andrew’s Church Harvest Bazaar and Christmas Fair. It will be a day of celebrating autumn and a chance to start enjoying the Holidays. The free event is at St. More...

A Salute To Veterans Concert to Take Place

Billy Michael and his Band J and B Lite will perform at a free concert to honor local Brookfield and area veterans on Sunday afternoon, November 8, at 2:00 P.M. More...

The Who’s Simon Townshend at Daryl’s Club  Free Access 

Simon Townshend, the secret weapon of the iconic rock band The Who, and a star in his own right, will be performing at Daryl’s House on Thursday, October 29, as part of his #OneManAndHisGuitar tour. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Please Be Informed & Vote

The 2015 elections are coming up next Tuesday, essentially “hiring” our elected officials to make important decisions on our taxes and the other policies. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A Magnificent Building

The threatened destruction of the Spanish Escorial has awaken d the slumbering interest which every lover of history and art felt in this most remarkable palace. More...

Word of the Week

Netiquette \NET-ih-kut\  noun etiquette governing communication on the Internet   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

NEW LIFE BIBLE CHURCH4 76 Farmers Mills Road, Carmel 845 225-4620 Sunday School (all ages) 9:30am, Morning Worship 11am, Wednesday Bible Study and prayer time 7pm. (all ages)Chabad of Putnam More...

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