November 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 11/20/2015 11:20 PM

False report of violence results in chaos throughout area  Free Access 

A false report of a vicious attack at a group home adjacent to the Centennial Golf Club at the Southeast-Carmel line Friday afternoon sent in the troops as dozens of police officers from throughout the county were pressed into action.   More...

Single engine plane crashes near Putnam border

A search effort is underway today for a single engine plane believed to have crashed last evening in the Titicus Reservoir in North Salem about a mile from the Putnam border.Police found a seat and the wheels of a small plane Friday morning along the More...

Friends Of Karen To Deliver Holiday Smiles

Friends of Karen has been assisting families caring for children with life threatening illnesses for decades yet when a note was received by the Purdys based non-for-profit last week, members of the staff were turned to tears.  More...

180-Ft Communication ‘Monopole’ for Metro-North Under Fire in Patterson

Residents of Patterson are up in arms over a 180-foot tall monopole planned for a Metro-North Railroad rightofway off Route 164.  The railroad is determined to erect the structure in order to improve communication for MTA Police and passengers r More...

Stepped Up Patrols Following Attacks in Paris

Commuters to New York are encountering increased security this week following the acts of terrorism in Paris.  MTA police are patrolling more frequently, many with canine teams and carrying heavier weapons  More...

General Stories

Green Lights for Vets Catches On in Putnam

Putnam County leaders are calling attention to the professional and personal struggles some veterans face once their military service comes to an end by illuminating the Putnam Courthouse in green through the end of the month.  On Veteran’ More...

Brewster Chamber to Sponsor Small Business Saturday

Businesses in Brewster are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, planned for November 28.  More...

Veterans Will Never Be Forgotten in Putnam County

A message was reiterated over and over again Saturday at Putnam’s third annual Veterans Legislative Forum: “Veterans will never be forgotten.”  More...

Sports

First Week Of Winter Practice Off And Running

Local high school teams are off and running a week after the first official day of practices for winter sports.  “The first week has gone well,” Mahopac wrestling coach Dennis DiSanto said. More...

McCollum Leads All-Section One Girls’ Soccer Berths

Several local players have been named to the All-Section One girls’ soccer team, announced last week.  The group is led by Section One, Class C Player of the Year Bailey McCollum, who helped lead Haldane High School to another sectional ti More...

Several Players Earn Boys’ Soccer Honors

Players from Carmel, Mahopac, Haldane and Putnam Valley high schools earned postseason honors last week when the All-Section One boys’ soccer team was announced.  More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

First Presbyterian  Church  411 Route 6N, Mahopac  Phone/Fax: 845-628-2365  mahopacchurch.org Sunday  Services at 8:30 & 10:30am  Thursdays & Saturdays- 10am-4pm Gift & Thrift Shop  open  More...

Breaking News - 11/23/2015 11:13 AM

Gang assault under investigation in Putnam Valley; schools at issue named  Free Access 

Updated with new info

A gang assault in Putnam Valley Saturday night resulted in critical injuries to a young victim. State Police said the incident took place at 10:15 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 11/21/2015 3:24 PM

Disaster drill involved simulated train crash  Free Access 

Putnam County is ready for disaster. More...

Pre-thanksgiving tragedy in Carmel

A Stormville woman was critically injured hours before Thanksgiving when run over by a Jeep in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite Plaza in Carmel.Tuesday’s mishap occurred around 10 a.m. More...

Mahopac FD budget slashed by $550,000

Repercussions from a $5 million shortfall in the Mahopac Fire Department’s treasury allegedly resulting from the embezzlement of taxpayer dollars by a former member of the volunteer fire fighting service has cost the fire department dearly. The More...

Retired Carmel Cop Charged in Connection With Mahopac Fatality

A retired 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 seconddegree vehicular manslaughter in addition to drunken driving in c More...

Randy Jurgensen, Famous in Harlem Mosque Incident, Is Honored by Putnam FOP

The 1970s was one of the darkest periods in law enforcement history throughout our nation, when the mayor and police commissioner of New York City failed to support and abandoned its police force after Patrolman Phil Cardillo was assassinated at a mo More...

Rebate Checks Are on the Way in Putnam

Rebate checks for the majority of Putnam property owners will soon be in the mail.  The NYS Department of Taxation and Finance reported last Friday more than 2 million checks as part of a state-wide tax-rebate program will start heading to the p More...

Around the County

Partners with PARC Hosts Wine and Chocolate Festival

Partners with PARC, a nonprofit dedicated to securing the financial future of people with disabilities, will host the 3rd Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival on Sunday, November 22, just in time for Thanksgiving and holiday shopping. More...

Free Coin And Stamp Appraisals This Weekend

The annual Croton River Coin Club’s free appraisals of U.S. and foreign coins and paper money as well as stamps, medals and tokens is expected to attract large crowds to Carmel FD headquarters this weekend. More...

Grace UMC Thanksgiving Celebration on Monday

A program of prayer, poetry and song will be followed by a dessert reception at Grace United Methodist Church, Monday, November 23, at 7:30 pm. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Each year, an event designed to support and promote the approximately 80 million independent businesses in this country has grown larger and stronger. More...

Editorials

THE DECLINING YEAR

Selected Poetry

The Year begins to tremble with decay  Like an old man who leans upon a staff  And in a graveyard reads the epitaph  Of all his offspring who have passed away;  But yet soft breezes with his thin looks play,  Scattering his s More...

Word of the Week

Nocebo \noh-SEE-boh\  noun a harmless substance that when taken by a patient is associated with harmful effects due to negative expectations or the psychological condition of the patient   More...

Letters to the Editor

Senate Considers Land Conservation

To the Editor:  Back in February, the House of Representatives voted in favor of the American Gives More Act, by a supermajority of 67%, which included a key incentive for land conservation. More...

Birth Announcements

Emma Grace Weiglein

Emma Grace Weiglein was born on November 4, 2015, to parents Elizabeth Koch and John Weiglein of Verplank.  Grandparents are Elizabeth and William Koch of Peekskill, and Sandra Weiglein of Lake Peekskill.   More...

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