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Breaking News - 1/18/2016 11:31 AM

Quick response on an icy morning averts calamity  Free Access 

Firefighters’ quick response on an icy morning Monday averted a calamity for a resident of Southeast when his home caught fire.  Brewster and Croton Falls FD personnel were summoned at 4:34 a.m. More...

Fire department hearings come a year late

A public hearing at Wednesday’s Patterson Town Board meeting titled “Fire Protection” resulted in quite a shock for the 35 people in attendance. More...

Protesters Greet Spectra Energy

Tabbed as an open house to provide information about its latest natural gas project, Spectra Energy Algonquin Transmission Corp. put on quite a performance Tuesday evening at the Centennial Golf Club in Carmel.   More...

Sales Tax Falls Short for Year

County coffers have taken a large hit when it comes to sales tax receipts.  More...

Putnam Valley School Referendum Challenged

Putnam Valley resident Dan Vera has filed an appeal with the New York State Education Department challenging last month’s referendum in the Putnam Valley School District that established a capital reserve fund for future buildings and facilitie More...

Wild Weather Leaves a Sunday Suprise

Sunday afternoon’s wild weather surely left some residents perplexed as to what season it actually is. With some little patches and clumps of snow still on the ground, there were slight indications that it is indeed winter. More...

General Stories

Another 9/11 Hero Remembered in Putnam

Thomas Kelly was remembered Friday as a “firefighter’s firefighter” during funeral services held at St. James Church in Carmel.  The 58 year old Carmel resident died January 3 from September 11th related illness.  More...

Fire Department Finances Discussed in Mahopac

The future of fire department finances was the focus Monday evening when more than 100 residents crowded into the Community Room at the Mahopac Library to hear from individuals knowledgeable in the field.  More...

Susan McDonough to Seek Assembly Seat

Carmel Councilwoman Susan McDonough hopes to have a new title at this time next year—State Assemblywoman Susan McDonough.  The Mahopac High School graduate announced her intention last week to seek the Assembly seat being vacated by Steve More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

VALUE OF TOWNS

The Brewster Standard’s comment on the supervisor’s comment on the equalization of the real property, for assessment purposes of the six towns in Putnam County, is very brief, and amounts to the claim that the basis of twenty five percent More...

Word of the Week

Velleity \vuh-LEE-uh-tee\  Noun the lowest degree of volition; a slight wish or tendency : inclination   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dirk Johannes Jongeneel  Free Access 

Dirk Johannes Jongeneel, age 61, passed away November 19, 2015 in Carmel, New York.  He was born on May 25, 1954 in Port Chester, NY to Dorothy Claire Condon Jongeneel and James C. Jongeneel. More...

Lucille ‘Cele’ Olenius

Lucille “Cele” Olenius, age 88, a lifelong Brewster resident, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home, Brewster, NY, where she was cared for with love and compassion.   More...

Breaking News - 1/20/2016 11:11 AM

Four people escape burning home in Kent Cliffs  Free Access 

For the third time in less than two weeks fire has ravaged a home in Putnam County.  It wasn’t until early Wednesday that cold and tired firefighters returned to their quarters after battling the all night blaze that heavily damaged a wood More...

Breaking News - 1/19/2016 10:24 PM

Mahopac High School heat problems force closing  Free Access 

Students at Mahopac High School had a half day of school Tuesday when a heat pump failed in the sprawling building along Baldwin Place Road. More...

Breaking News - 1/14/2016 6:55 PM

Putnam’s schools do well in Governor’s budget or do they?  Free Access 

State Aid figures outlined; districts react

Information released by the Governor’s office in Albany has indicated that each of Putnam’s six school districts will receive a boost in state aid for the 2016-17 school year More...

Putnam woman injured in Somers crash that kills one

A 62 year old resident of Baldwin Place was injured Sunday night when her car was struck by an oncoming vehicle on Route 202 in Somers. The accident left one person dead.  More...

Marie’s Secret to Longevity: Dancing!  Free Access 

Marie Marrone is truly a remarkable woman. The long time Carmel resident who celebrated her 100th birthday Monday credited long life to “dancing and three mile walks along Cocoa Beach in Florida every morning for decades.” More...

New Stop & Shop Market Coming to Mahopac

Residents of northern Mahopac and southern Carmel will have a new supermarket to frequent later this year once a new Stop & Shop is constructed at the Lake Plaza Shopping Center on Route 6 in Mahopac.  More...

Consolidation a No-Go for Carmel Police

A recent decision on the part of the Town of Carmel and Putnam County officials resulting in Sheriff’s Department personnel patrolling the greater Carmel, Mahopac, Mahopac Falls area on a regular basis has started the rumor mill that the Carmel More...

6 Republicans Interested In Congressional Seat

Republicans will need a scorecard to sort out the candidates interested in challenging Democrat Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney in June when balloting in a GOP Primary now that the field has grown to six.  More...

Around the County

Arts on the Lake Hosts Rock Showcases

Things got loud at Arts on the Lake over the weekend, the venue for two music showcases featuring a handful of hardcore, rock, and punk bands from the Hudson Valley and beyond. More...

Robert Burns Supper Hosted by Pipe Band

The Hudson Highlands Pipe Band is proud to announce its tenth Annual Robert Burns Supper will be on January 30, at the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls in the Waterfall Room. More...

Burst Water Pipes Cause Commotion

Burst water pipes inside a residence in Mahopac Falls last Wednesday caused quite a stir when steam began cascading from the two story home, resembling a house fire.  More...

Sports

Kent Recreation Kicks Off 2016 Basketball Season

Kent Recreation opened its 2016 basketball season last week with Tuesday and Thursday double-headers and a full slate of games on Saturday at the George Fischer Middle and Kent Elementary Schools.  More...

Carmel Girls See Where They Want To Be

CARMEL – The Carmel High School girls’ basketball team is rebuilding this year, but the Rams know where they want to be.  Where Our Lady of Lourdes is.  OLL is one of the premier programs in the state, and the Warriors utilized More...

Brewster Girls Pick Up The Slack in Win

SHRUB OAK – Julia Borsari is averaging nearly a double-double for the Brewster High School girls’ basketball team, so when she went down with a nasty cold and throat infection the Bears needed to pick her up.  That they did on the ro More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH14 Gleneida Avenue Carmel 845-225-2079 Masses at St. James Sat. 5pm, Sun, 8am, 10am, 12 noon & 5pm. Masses at Our Lady of the Lake Sat. 4pm, Sun. 9 & 11am. More...

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