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Breaking News - 12/18/2015 11:48 AM

Threat of violence at Carmel Middle School unfounded  Free Access 

A rumor that violence would occur at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel has been deemed to be unfounded, but police and school officials continue to investigate the apparent prank.  Principal John Piscitella contacted parents Friday More...

Santa and His Helpers

Santa and his helpers climbed aboard a Carmel fire truck last Saturday and delivered 2,233 candy canes to boys and girls throughout the county seat during the fire department’s annual Candy Can More...

Tendy Transition Underway

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s eve, Bob Tendy will become Putnam’s new District Attorney succeeding Adam Levy.  Tendy, Putnam Valley’s current supervisor, defeated the incumbent on Election Day by a substantial margin. More...

Armed Southeast Standoff Ends in Suicide

A residential community in Southeast resembled a war zone Monday with as many as 50 heavily armed police officers outside a home on Nichols Road off Route 121.  More...

General Stories

Brewster School Kids Benifit Toys for Tots

Dozens of families residing within the Brewster School District will have a joyous holiday season thanks to the generosity of the Henry Wells Middle School family. More...

Traffic a Nightmare in Carmel

Motorists traversing Route 52 in the county seat thought they were having a bad dream this week thanks in part to the New York State Department of Transportation.  Newly installed traffic lights were activated at the intersection of Gleneida Ave More...

Mahopac Kids Learn About Winter Animal Behavior

Children at the Fulmar Road Elementary School in Mahopac are now “experts” in winter animal behavior thanks to the efforts of Kevin Gross, a naturalist with the Putnam- Northern Westchester BOCES Center for Environmental Education.  More...

Sports

Riddle Sets Career High in Carmel Girls’ Loss

Carmel High School girls’ basketball player Hannah Riddle set a career high in points, but the Rams fell to Yorktown, 62-53, in a nonleague game.  Riddle scored 20 points that included 8-for-9 shooting from the free throw line, eight rebou More...

Mahopac Gymnasts Off To Good Start

Chloe Lee won the allaround by nipping teammate Callie Johanson, and the Mahopac High School gymnastics team opened the season by defeating Ossining and Sleepy Hollow in a three-way meet.  The Indians totaled 152.9 points to Ossining’s 127 More...

Carmel Wrestling Has Strong Showing vs. Fox Lane

It’s a rarity in high school wrestling when two programs come out tied, but that’s what happened last week when Carmel locked horns with Fox Lane and produced a 35-35 deadlock.  More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

GILEAD  PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH 9 Church St., Carmel 845-225-4586 gilead@gileadchurch.org  Worship and  Church School are  held at 10am each Sunday. Chabad of Putna m   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Shirley Ann Green

Shirley Ann Green, 76 years old, born July 11, 1939, in Peekskill, New York, to Stephen and Roseanne Fisher, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on December 10, 2015.  More...

John ‘Jack’ Tyndall

John “Jack” Tyndall of Brewster, New York, died Tuesday December 8, 2015, at Putnam Hospital Center after a brief illness at the age of 71.  More...

Rita M. Geraty

Rita M. Geraty, age 89, of Cold Spring, died on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at her residence, following an 18-month struggle with abdominal cancer. More...

Breaking News - 3/16/2017 4:06 PM

Boyfriend Charged with Murder in Case of Baby Found in Woods  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 12/20/2015 9:41 AM

Jane Smith remembered for dedication to family, friends & community  Free Access 

Mourners congregated at the Mission Church in Holmes on Saturday to remember the life of Jane Smith, wife of Putnam Sheriff Don Smith, who los More...

Gingerbread Mania in Mahopac!

Excitement reached a fevered pitch at the Mahopac Middle School last week when a variety of gingerbread displays created by both students and faculty were “gingerly” carried into the school’s cafeteria after class.   More...

Happy 100th Birthday, Adelaide Appel

Read about this special occasion on page 6. More...

Turmoil in Top Leadership

The man who has led the Putnam Health Department for the past four years has been placed on administrative leave due to charges of alleged insubordination.  Dr. More...

Around the County

Mahopac Middle Schoolers Display Unusual Cave Art At Library

An imaginative display of artwork created by Mahopac Middle School students is currently on view in the Young Arts Gallery at Mahopac Public Library. More...

Sparkle’s Last Weekend of Season!

If you drive on Route 9D in western Putnam at night over the weekend, you’ll notice Boscobel is looking pretty festive this holiday season. If you haven’t guessed, it’s Sparkle 2015! More...

Putnam Valley Author Shares Personal Story at Library

Author and Putnam Valley resident Joe Bagnato will visit the Putnam Valley Library at 30 Oscawana Lake Road on Saturday, December 19th, from 2-4pm to discuss his book “F.I.G.H.T. - Family Inspires Great Hope Together: How We Fight.”  More...

Enterprise

From The Chamber

Real Estate Market Helps Explain Our Local Economy

According to data from the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, with a footprint of Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties, the Putnam County housing market is trailing Orange but leads Rockland and Westchester with an increase of sale More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

FOOLISH HABITS

Dr. Hall enumerates several practices of the careless public, which are sometimes as dangerous as they are foolish:  More...

Word of the Week

Sycophant \SIK-uh-funt\  NOUN a servile self-seeking flatterer   More...

Columns

Cunningham’s Corner

Santa’s Boots, in Albany and Putnam

Former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son were convicted of public corruption Friday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Voters Unaware of the PV School Referendum

To the Editor:  More...

Raising the Wage is a Necessary Reality

To the Editor:  More...

Dem Chairman on Serino and Skelos

To the Editor:  Here in Putnam County we recently witnessed Sue Serino show complete disregard for a taxpayer's 1st Amendment rights and threaten to have them arrested.   More...

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