March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State trooper charged with grand larceny

A member of the New York State Police sworn to enforce the law has been accused of crossing the line and now faces felony charges of grand larceny. Trooper Marko Kos, 35, a resident of Brewster, who was assigned to the Somers State Police, was a More...

Science Fair Brings Out The Best Of The Best at George Fischer

Hundreds of students attending the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel created nearly 200 projects that received rave reviews last weekend at the school's 40th annual Science Fair. More...

Brewster Students Act As Eyes For Newspaper Lover

Four seniors at Brewster High School are making life easier for an elderly woman whose eyesight has begun to fade.  Sarah Mitchell, Alianna Becerra, Jessica Semp and Susie Altz take turns several times each week by reading and recording newspape More...

The Colorful Orchid Market Has Deep Roots in Putnam

As long-time readers know, I am fascinated with orchids, especially with the derring-do of orchid-obsessed Victorian plant explorers. More...

General Stories

Odell to Highlight Business in State of the County

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell will highlight business development in her State of the County Address. More...

Cupcake Wars: Eat Up To Benefit Education

Let them eat—cupcakes! More...

Kindergarten Registration Scheduled in Carmel

Parents of children residing in the Carmel School District whose youngsters will be attending kindergarten this fall are being encouraged this week to gather pertinent information needed for the registration process. More...

Sports

Putnam Panthers are Connecticut State Hockey Division Champs

Congratulations to the Putnam Panthers Bantam A team for winning the Connecticut State Division championship in double overtime Sunday versus rival Pawling.  Eight teams from throughout New York and Connecticut competed for the coveted crown at More...

Mahopac’s DiNardo Finishes Second in Wrestling

ALBANY – Mike Di- Nardo took it all the way to the final match, turning in the best performance of local wrestlers in the New York State Championship Meet by placing second in Division I (large schools) at 195 pounds on Saturday night at the Ti More...

Nick Panucci to Attend Sacred Heart University

Brewster High School senior Nick Panucci will be attending Sacred Heart University in Connecticut next fall on a football scholarship.  The 6-foot 3-inch, 220 pound defensive end signed his letter of intent last Thursday before his mom, dad and More...

Birth Announcements

Birth Announcement

Scarlett Reese Pascale

Scarlett Reese Pascale was born on February 15, 2016, to parents Brian and Kerry of Elmsford.  Grandparents are Susan Healy (Putnam Valley), Don J. Kenneally (Somers), and John and Joanne Pascale (Buchanan).   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Michelle Iris Ardolino

Michelle Iris Ardolino, of Delmar, NY, formerly of Yorktown Heights, NY died on February 23, 2016 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. More...

Joan B. Hahn

Joan B. Hahn, affectionately known as “Noni”, passed away on February 14, 2016, at the Putnam Hospital Center.   She was 74 years old.  More...

James Harvey Handelman

Beloved husband of Susan Schaell Handelman; Son of Natalie and Donald; Father of Christopher Metcalf, Zach (Raquel), and Jed; Grandfather of Asher; Brother of Richard (Joy). Gone too soon, at age 61, Jim died on February 27th 2016. More...

Breaking News - 3/8/2016 3:21 PM

Man jumps to his death  Free Access 

The body of a man who apparently jumped to his death from the Croton Falls Dam overlooking the Croton Falls Reservoir in southern Carmel was found early Tuesday. More...

Breaking News - 3/5/2016 4:15 PM

Beloved nun dies in Baldwin Place crash  Free Access 

A beloved nun and career educator at the John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers lost her life on Friday when a car in which she was a passenger was struck by an oncoming vehicle on Route 6 near Mahopac Avenue in Baldwin Place. More...

Traffic snarled on I-84 in Putnam County  Free Access 

A rollover tractor trailer crash on westbound I-84 at the Putnam-Dutchess line has snarled morning traffic along the interstate with back-ups reported into Kent, Patterson and Southeast. More...

Victim identified in Holmes fire

State Police have identified the man killed in a house fire on North White Rock Road in Holmes on February 27 as 66 year old Steven Richard Schweizer.  More...

Lawmakers Say Oil Transporters Should Be Liable for Spills

Calling the transport and storage of petroleum products throughout the Hudson Highlands “an accident waiting to happen,” members of the Putnam Legislature Tuesday evening unanimously approved a resolution supporting bills currently under More...

David Bruen Reading Room Dedicated at Brewster Library

A chapter in Putnam history closed two years ago with the passing of the county’s first county executive—David Bruen. More...

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.  Firefighters from Patterson, Lake Carmel, Pawling, East Fishkill and Beekman fought the in More...

Around the County

Southeast Democrats Seek Candidates

Southeast Democrats are seeking candidates to run in the November general election.  Democratic Chair Cathy Croft said three seats will be decided this fall in the greater Brewster area including one legislative position and two village board se More...

Weird Crime of the Week

Kent Cops Nab Two DWIs at Same Time

The lucky number for Kent Police must be “1-0-3-0”.  At exactly 10:30 p.m. last Wednesday evening, Kent cops made a pair of DWI arrests on both sides of the township.  More...

Grant Benefits Training for Disabled

Dozens of Putnam’s disabled population will be taught the skills needed to become employable by helping them to secure a job in addition to providing on-the-job training thanks in part to a $15,000 two year grant from the Dyson Foundation headq More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

It’s Time For Less Talk And More Action

Prior to the recent Trailblazer Alumni Networking event on Thursday, February 25, County Executive Mary Ellen Odell and I were collaborating on new business strategies while she was teeing up her State of the County Speech which will be held on March More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE ICE SITUATION AT LAKE

Mahopac, Thursday.—The prospects of harvesting anymore ice from Lake Mahopac is discouraging indeed. A heavy wind or strong sunshine would put an end to It.   Very little ice has been harvested since last week. More...

Word of the Week

Xanadu \ZAN-uh-doo\  noun : an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious place   More...

Letters to the Editor

A Mother’s Love Will Last Forever

The following letter was received this week by our senior reporter Eric Gross   I want to first say thank you for following our journey and supporting us. More...

Threat to Property Rights in Putnam Valley

To the Editor:   More...

Regarding Putnam County Retiree Insurance Costs

Some of the recent headlines in the local papers present a misleading idea about what we are asking. I am a county retiree. More...

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