November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans Day Celebrated

Remembering Those Who Served

Damp, raw weather greeted dozens of hearty Putnam residents Wednesday for Veterans Day observances throughout the county.   More...

Legislators Reject Call For Hunting Ban

Putnam County legislature

Dozens of hunters from across the county packed Monday’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature’s Protective Services Committee to protest a request made by a Southeast resident to ban hunting countywide.   More...

Fourth Delivery for 9-1-1 Dispatcher Brian Burdick

Next time you run across Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatcher Brian Burdick call him “doc!”  The 10-year-veteran employee of the county’s Bureau of Emergency Services helped to deliver his fourth baby this week by providing instructions ove More...

General Stories

Volunteers Recognized by Dispute Resolution Center

Volunteers donating their time and talent while assisting the Dispute Resolution Center of Putnam County were honored last week at a dinner held at the Carriage House in Mahopac.  More...

Mahopac Teenager Shot with Arrow

A 13-year-old Mahopac boy was seriously injured Sunday when he accidentally shot himself with an arrow while attempting to dislodge a crossbow.  Carmel Police, Mahopac Falls FD Rescue Squad personnel and a paramedic from the TransCare Ambulance More...

Daughters of the American Revolution Give Back

The Putnam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has come to the assistance of the Putnam Community Action Program, known as CAP.  A toiletry drive was held earlier this month resulting in the collection of several laundry baskets More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Industry Cluster Effort Starts to Pay Off For Hudson Valley

A few short years ago, the concept of Industry Clusters in and around our area was a very foreign one, indeed. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

New York Millionaires

Only a few people reading advertisements of bankers and brokers, saying that money could be made through speculation, realize that the richest men in America have commenced life in a humble way and have made their fortune through stock-exchange specu More...

Word of the Week

Jurisprudence \joor-us-PROO-dunss\  noun the science or philosophy of law   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

MOUNT HOPE UNITED  METHODIST Chu rch  365 Hill Street  Mahopac Falls  845-628-3441, Worship &  Church Service on Sunday at  9am. Communion 1st Sunday  of the month Chabad of Putn am   More...

Birth Announcements

Francis Giovanni Alleva

Francis (Frankie) Giovanni Alleva was born on October 27, 2015, to parents Jennifer and Jason Alleva of Mahopac.  Grandparents are Liz and Jerry Hillis of Yorktown, and Janet and Jai Alleva of Coral Springs, FL.   More...

Breaking News - 11/16/2015 2:43 PM

Retired Carmel cop charged in connection with fatal Mahopac crash  Free Access 

Refuses alcohol breath test

A Carmel police officer, former Carmel town councilman and previous member of the Mahopac Board of Education is facing felony charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and second-degree vehicular manslaughter in addition to drunken  dri More...

Breaking News - 11/16/2015 12:28 PM

Stepped Up Patrols Following Attacks in Paris

Commuters to New York are encountering increased security this week following the acts of terrorism in Paris.  More...

Lois Colley, A Socialite with Ties to Putnam County, Found Murdered

An 83-year-old North Salem woman with ties to Putnam County was found dead Monday in her North Salem estate and State Police have called the death murder.  Lois Colley, a long-time member of the Brewster- Carmel Garden Club, died from blunt forc More...

Putnam’s Row of Honor Unfurled

Putnam’s oldest veteran and one of the county’s youngest vets were recognized Monday, when Putnam County's Row of Honor was unfurled along the Lake Gleneida shoreline.  More...

Former Carmel Man Killed in Plane Crash

Family and friends are mourning the passing of James “Brad” McGee, this week. More...

Around the County

History Museum Dinner and Thanksgiving Service

Join the Putnam History Museum for the 57th annual Thanksgiving service and dinner on Sunday, November 22, in Garrison. Jody Sayler will be honored at the dinner with the Elizabeth Todd Healy Volunteer Service Award.  More...

Boy Scouts to Hail Smith and Odell

Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith and County Executive MaryEllen Odell are to receive this year’s Putnam County “Good Scout” Award from the Westchester- Putnam Council, Boy Scouts of America.  More...

Clearwater Gala to Honor Osborns

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will host its first ever fundraising gala on Sunday, November 15, at The Garrison in Garrison, from 4 PM to 8 PM. The gala will honor long time supporters of Clearwater, Annie and Fred Osborn III of Garrison.   More...

Sports

Winter High School Season & Practices Begin, And A Look Back At Last Year

The winter season is here! Well, maybe not in weather (thank goodness) since it’s been unseasonably warm.  But as far as high school sports goes, the calendar has turned to the winter season.  More...

NYS Proposal To Change Football Structure Could Affect Mahopac, Brewster

Should New York State add yet another classification to high school football?  That’s what the NYS Public High School Athletic Association is proposing and will vote on at a future meeting.  More...

Could Section Five Request Filter Down Here?

Could a request from school officials in the Section Five (Rochester area) filter down to Section One?  According to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, superintendents of 18 school districts in the Rochester suburbs have signed a letter to More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James Bradford McGee

Rye, NH -- James “Brad” McGee, 57, of Rye and Boca Raton, FL, died Wednesday, November 4, 2015, in a fatal plane accident off the coast of Breezy Point in Queens, NY.  He was born in New York, NY, October 23, 1958, a son of the late More...

Rev. Willett R. Porter, Jr.

Rev. Willett R. Porter, Jr. (Will) of Mahopac, NY, went home to be with the Lord November 4, 2015.  He was born August 28, 1927, in Brooklyn to W. More...

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