February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Restoring the Iconic Hudson Sloop Clearwater  Free Access 

The sloop Clearwater, one of the most identifiable and iconic pieces of Pete Seeger’s environmental legacy, is now up on blocks and metal supports, its upper structure shrouded in white plastic. More...

Consumer Affairs Director Pleads Guilty to Taking County Funds

The latest bombshell to hit county government has resulted in the resignation of Putnam’s Consumer Affairs Director Jean Noel after the 64-year-old Kent resident pleaded guilty to taking $275 from local contractors to satisfy county-issued fine More...

Lead Poisoning Worries Putnam Residents

Fifty three cases of lead poisoning have been confirmed in Putnam County from 1993 to 2016 with the majority in the greater Cold Spring and Brewster areas.  More...

General Stories

Daryl’s House Seeks Outdoor Expansion

Residents of Putnam County won’t have far to travel to hear popular music if entertainer Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates fame has his way. More...

Carmel Highway Garage to Undergo Improvements

Veteran Carmel Highway Superintendent Mike Simone realizes that in order to provide quality service to residents of Putnam’s largest municipality modern, up-to-date equipment and infrastructure are both needed. More...

Valentines for Veterans A Big Hit

Valentines still adorn the rooms at the Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Dutchess County thanks in part to members of the Carmel American Legion Post 270 and students at the Kent Elementary and Kent Primary Schools, Matthew Paterson Elementary Schoo More...

Cultural Events

Oscar: Made in Hudson Valley  Free Access 

Along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Sly Stallone and others, a piece of the Hudson Valley will also take center stage during the 88th Academy Awards telecast live this Sunday evening. More...

Editorials

Camp Fire Girls Entertain

Play, Music and Recitations Pleased Large Patterson Audience

Patterson, Wednesday —Stahl’s hall has seldom accommodated more people than on last Friday evening, when a large part of the village turned out en masse to enjoy the four-act comedy, “Rosemary,” given by the Camp Fire Girls.&n More...

Word of the Week

Rugose \ROO-gohss\  adjective : full of wrinkles; having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between elevated   More...

Letters to the Editor

Unreasonable IRS Forms

To the Editor:  Again this year, the IRS is not sending tax forms to local libraries. More...

Big Overreach by Putnam Valley Town Super

To the Editor:  As you may or may not be aware, there are two new laws that are being proposed by our Town Supervisor that will affect EVERY homeowner and EVERY renter in Putnam Valley by requiring a NEW certificate of occupancy for all properti More...

Breaking News - 2/29/2016 10:43 AM

ID of victims released in terrible Taconic crash

A motorcyclist from Queens was killed, another seriously injured, in a grim crash on the northbound side of the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley Sunday afternoon. Police have now identified the victims. More...

Breaking News - 2/28/2016 10:14 PM

Man killed in devastating house fire

The charred remains of a man were found Sunday afternoon in the ruins of a home on North White Rock Road in Holmes that went up in flames Saturday night. More...

Breaking News - 2/27/2016 8:24 AM

TransCare ends operations in Putnam County; new firm takes over

Ambulance coverage in Putnam County has not been disrupted in the wake of TransCare ending its service. TransCare Ambulance Services told the county late Friday that it was ceasing operations in the wake of filing for bankruptcy. More...

2-Yr-Old Kevin Blackman Dies in His Mother’s Arms

Two year old Kevin Blackman has lost the battle but is now with the angels in heaven. More...

Icy roads cause crashes Friday

Icy roads Friday resulted in several crashes in western Putnam—one involving serious injury to the driver of one of the vehicles involved. More...

Music Turns International in Mahopac

Oriente Lopez brought the house down at Mahopac High School last week when performing with his quintet during an Evening of Cuban Jazz.  Wednesday’s event was so special because Lopez’ group performed with members of the Mahopac High More...

Around the County

Free Photography Workshop

Learn all about digital photography at the Patterson Library, located at 1167 Rte. 311 on Saturday, March 12 at 2pm. More...

Books, Art, & Music Begins with New Time in Mahopac

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...

Maple Syrup Celebration at Taconic Outdoor Center

Syrup production, a cross cut saw demonstration and a tasty pancake breakfaast will sweeten many people’s Sunday morning as the annual Maple Sunday celebration returns to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC).  More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Should Internet Transactions Be Taxed?

We have talked about the sales tax issues in past columns, and how acute the concern is for Putnam County to be able to bring in sufficient tax revenue as a result of sales being made within our borders. More...

Sports

Sectional Hockey Playoffs Begin for Brewster, Mahopac

The Section One high school hockey playoffs began this week for both Brewster and Mahopac.  The Bears earned the No. 2 overall seed in Division II (small schools) while the Indians were the No. 5 seed in Division I (large schools). More...

Wrestling Pairings Announced

The pairings for the New York State wrestling tournament have been announced.  Mahopac, Brewster, Carmel and Putnam Valley high schools all have wrestlers competing for state titles this coming weekend at the Times- Union Center in Albany. More...

Carmel Girls On To States

Two Carmel girls have advanced in gymnastics from the sectionals to the state tourney. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion 1055 Route 6, Mahopac 845-628-6144 cohc@verizon.net holycommunion. dioceseny.org   More...

Birth Announcements

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Amelia Ann Pool   Amelia Ann Pool was born on February 9, 2016, to parents Nicole and Joseph Pool of Fishkill, NY. Maternal grandparents are Joseph and Toniann Gentile of Hopewell Junction, NY. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kevin Robert Blackman

Kevin Robert Blackman, also known by many as Our Smiling Warrior, gained his angel wings on February 19, 2016, while cradled in his mother's loving arms and surrounded by family and close friends at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. More...

Adele Ziegelmeier

Adele Ziegelmeier, age 87, of Patterson, NY, and Jupiter, FL, died Thursday, February 4, 2016, at her home in Jupiter, FL with her family by her side.   Adele was born on May 5, 1928, in Port Chester, NY to William and Loretta (Lyons) Berbusse. More...

Ferdinand DeLuca

Ferdinand DeLuca ‘Fred’, of Somers, NY, died on February 19, 2016, at home. More...

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