February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dramatic Ice Rescue Behind JFK High School

The Good Lord was looking down on a member of the New York State Police and a yellow Labrador retriever Saturday when the pair fell through a layer of ice on pond behind the John F. Kennedy Catholic High School. More...

ZIKA VIRUS CONFIRMED IN PUTNAM

In the wake of Putnam County reporting its first case of Zika virus, upping the number to 16 in New York State and three dozen throughout the United States, Senator Charles Schumer called on President Obama to appoint a “zikaczar” to coor More...

A Hero’s Salute for Bodor

John Bodor, the man dedicated to the emergency services community for nearly half a century, received a hero’s salute Saturday during his funeral service in Pawling.  The 74 year old Patterson resident passed away Feb. More...

General Stories

Putnam Pups Are Stars at Westminster Turner is Runner-Up for Bearded Collie Breed  Free Access 

America’s top dog may be ‘CJ’, the German shorthaired pointer after winning best in show Tuesday night at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden. More...

Meet the Breeds with Putnam’s Dog Experts

Members of the Putnam Kennel Club ventured down to Piers 92 & 94 in NYC on Saturday for the seventh annual American Kennel Club’s Meet the Breeds celebration, ahead of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  More...

Carmel Police Seek Public’s Help in Heist

Carmel Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect who held up the Crossroads Deli located at the intersection of Routes 6 and 6N last Friday night.  More...

Cultural Events

Learn Tai Chi At Library

Come to the East Fishkill Community Library on Monday March 14, at 6:30 pm for a free Tai Chi Demonstration by Scott Grimes. More...

Ragtime and Swing in Mahopac  Free Access 

Mahopac Public Library’s annual BAMM (books, art, music in Mahopac) concert series returns on Sunday, March 13, with a performance by The Red Hots, a talented young group from Danbury. More...

Mahopac Public Library Seeks Proposals For Art Exhibits

Mahopac Public Library invites local, regional, emerging and established professional artists to submit exhibition proposals for the Library’s Third Floor Gallery and second floor exhibit space. More...

Sports

Carmel Boys On Fire in First Postseason Game

CARMEL – The Carmel High School boys’ basketball team wasn’t exactly thrilled with losing to rival Mahopac last week in a game that likely dropped them to the 12th seed in the Section One playoffs – which meant an out-bracket More...

Mahopac Girls Fall To Arlington in Season Finale

Will square off again in sectionals

FREEDOM PLAINS – The Mahopac High School girls’ basketball team fell victim to the perfect storm last week – playing four games in five days, playing an Arlington team hell-bent on avenging its only league loss, and playing on the r More...

Mahopac Boys Stunned At Home in Sectionals

MAHOPAC – Six weeks ago, Mahopac High School boys’ basketball rallied from a 20-point deficit and beat Arlington.  Two weeks ago, Mahopac finished up the regular season with a 21-point win over Arlington.  More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

15 Class 1 Registrants Ready to Go to Camp

19 Are Needed to Fill Putnam County’s Quota. To be Sent February 23. Half of Those Called, to Appear Before Medical Advisory Board at White Plains Tomorrow. 38 More Called for Examination Here on Thursday, Feb. 14. More...

Word of the Week

Natatorial \nay-tuh-TOR-ee-ul\  adjective : of or relating to swimming; adapted to or characterized by swimming   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Thelma E. Sprague

Thelma E. Sprague, 93, of Carmel, NY died on January 27, 2016.   Mrs. Sprague was born on August 25, 1922, to Russel and Celia (White) Daley in Amenia, NY. More...

Michael Lane

Michael Lane, 74, of Salisbury, Md, formerly of Putnam Valley, NY, died February 11, 2016, in Salisbury, from complications of a brain tumor. Michael was the son of the late Janet and Jesse Lane of Putnam Valley.  More...

Breaking News - 2/18/2016 7:45 PM

Fire damages home in remote section of Kent  Free Access 

A large two story home in a remote section of Kent was damaged late Thursday afternoon when a fire broke out in the exclusive Gipsy Trail Club. More...

Breaking News - 2/18/2016 11:55 AM

Body found in Brewster

The body of a man was found in a wooded area off Argonne Road in Brewster Thursday. More...

FROM ARCTIC COLD TO TORRENTIAL RAIN

Minus 10 to plus 50 degrees in 3 days!

On Sunday, residents awakened to the coldest Valentine’s Day in Putnam County in the last 100 years with early morning temperatures recorded at anywhere from MINUS SIX in Cold Spring to TEN BELOW Zero in Carmel and a bone chilling NEGATIVE 16 i More...

Carmel Town Board Reviews Fire Contracts

Fire prevention contracts the greater Carmel-Mahopac area are continuing to be reviewed and analyzed this week by members of the Town of Carmel administration after a public hearing was held before the Carmel Town Board when not a single person spoke More...

Around the County

Dinner Fit for a Queen of Hearts

A Valentine’s Day luncheon served at the Putnam- Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown was fit for a queen. More...

Weird Crime of the Week: Nail Gun Attack at Tilly Foster  Free Access 

A Mahopac man, employed by the Putnam County Highway Department, is facing charges of reckless endangerment and menacing for allegedly firing a nail gun at a co-worker while doing renovations at the Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast. More...

Road Menace Removed From Highway

An 18-year-old Southeast youth accused of traveling at mach speed and allegedly refusing to obey an officer’s demands to stop is facing a variety of charges that could send him to jail for up to five years. More...

Enterprise

Putnam Economic Development Corporation Changes Leadership

Putnam County’s Economic Development Corporation President Jill Varricchio believes that Putnam will be the place where investors, business owners and entrepreneurs search for business opportunities. More...

From the chamber

A Stronger Business Community Is The Key To Prosperity

Judging from the sales tax receipts, Putnam County is facing a pretty strong economic challenge. In 2015, we were the only county in the Hudson Valley that saw sales tax collections decrease more than 3 percent. More...

School News

Colonial Fair Allows Children to Be in Touch With Their Past

Creativity, hard work, teachers' collaboration and funding from the Brewster Education Foundation resulted in another successful Colonial Fair at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster. More...

Brewster Superintendent Tim Conway to Retire

Calling his career a “great run,” Brewster Superintendent Tim Conway announced Friday that he will be retiring at the conclusion of the current school year on July 31. More...

Steel Drum Band Heats Up Fulmar Road Students  Free Access 

Temperatures may have hovered in the teens yet members of the Mahopac High School Steel Drum Band brought the warmth of the Caribbean to the Fulmar Road Elementary School last Friday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Frustration at Pudding Street

The issue of the Pudding Street Intersection on the Taconic State Parkway has been a source of unparalleled frustration for local leaders and community members for decades. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH   More...

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