March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

A Day for Wearing of the Green

Everyone was a “little bit Irish” in Mahopac Sunday on for Putnam County’s 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  More...

Pataki Leaving as Tourism Head

Libby Pataki, Putnam County’s director of tourism, is leaving the post, effective immediately. More...

Odell’s State of County Highlights Business

County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s State of the County address ranged from reining in spending to the “War on Drug Addiction,” the fight against cancer, Putnam’s financial status and a number of business proposals.  More...

Politics

Legislators Demand More Cash Procedure Oversight

Putnam County legislators Monday called on the administration to “do a better job of oversight regarding cash procedures” in the wake of the guilty plea and resignation of Putnam’s Consumer Affairs Director Jean Noel. More...

Narcan Training For Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatchers

Putnam County’s 9-1-1 dispatchers are now trained to administer Narcan – the miracle drug used as an antidote to offset the often fatal complications associated with heroin overdoses. More...

Roger Gross to Retire at the End of the Year

Putnam Legislator Roger Gross will not be seeking another term to serve on the County Legislature representing the greater Brewster- Southeast area in District 6 this fall. More...

Around the County

Woman Wanted By Four Police Agencies Nabbed

A 21 year old Mahopac woman wanted by four police agencies on a variety of warrants is now incarcerated in Westchester following her arrest by the Putnam Sheriff’s Department.  Celina Savoca of Agor Lane was arrested last Thursday after un More...

Land Trust’s Annual Benefit Set

The Putnam County Land Trust announces its annual benefit dinner and auction will be Saturday, April 16th. More...

Kiddie Craft Corner at Kent Library

Join Miss Melanie at Kent Public Library for a brand new program, "Kiddie Craft Corner" starting Wednesday, March 23rd, from 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. and continuing for 4 weeks. More...

Sports

Morris to Attend Gannon University on Scholarship

Carmel High School football standout John Morris will be attending Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania next fall after signing a letter of intent.  With his parents and school officials in attendance last week, Morris, who served as captain More...

Thousands Raised at Rotary Shootout

From toddlers to senior citizens, people were out in force Saturday at Carmel High School participating in the Carmel Rotary Community Basketball Shootout that raised about $38,000 for non-profit organizations. More...

Spring High School Season Creeps Up On Us

Don’t blink.  The winter high school sports season ended with Haldane’s loss in the state championship game on Saturday, but the spring season is less than two weeks away. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pudding Street A Concern As Accidents Increase

The dangerous intersection of the Taconic and Pudding Street has been a concern for residents for years. In 2003, the residents were promised that the overpass would be constructed by 2008 which seemed so far away.  More...

Taconic and Pudding Street Intersection Is Hazard

To the Editor,  Hello. In last week’s edition you covered two more accidents at Pudding Street. More...

Inaction on Taconic Upsetting, Dangerous

To the Editor:   More...

Breaking News - 3/22/2016 11:28 PM

Massive brush blaze blackens wide area near county seat  Free Access 

Thirty-five tired and weary firefighters returned to quarters Tuesday evening after battling a massive brush blaze that blackened a large area bordered by Fair Street on the south, Route 52 and Palmer Trail to the north and Hill and Dale Road to the More...

Road menace strikes again

An 18 year old Brewster youth faces another appearance in town court for allegedly driving at mach speed on a local Putnam County road. The arrest of Thomas Maloney Wednesday afternoon by Kent Police marked the third time this year that the yout More...

Baby Born On I-84!

The stork couldn’t wait and as a result a baby was born along Interstate 84 near Kent while en route to the hospital.  More...

Mayhem on Taconic: Three More Wrecks at Pudding St.

The intersection of the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley is rapidly becoming one of Putnam’s most dangerous and notorious crossroads. More...

Mr. Brewster Contest Raises $27,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Matt Catalano is wearing the distinction of Mr. Brewster these days around the Brewster High School campus, but the real winner of the school contest he and others organized is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  More...

General Stories

Deadline Approaches for Awards Dinner

Seventeen students from across the county and three adults will be recognized next month at Putnam’s 31st annual Youth Awards Dinner and reservations for the event, a perennial sell-out, must be made by Friday.  The dinner is planned for A More...

Brewster Scouts Hold Pinewood Derby

Brewster Pack 1 Cub Scouts held their 2016 Pinewood Derby on Sunday, March 6, in the St. Lawrence O'Toole cafeteria. Fifty Scouts participated in the event.  More...

Hero Cop Saves Infants From Death

Officer Tom Huestis was in the right place at the right time Friday, when the off-duty 2001 graduate of Carmel High School dove into an icy pond to save the lives of two young children.  More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Keeping Legislative Priorities at Forefront

The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce continues to focus its efforts on reducing the burdens placed on our small businesses, and also reducing the cost of conducting business wherever possible. More...

School News

Mahopac Students Present at NASA

Five Mahopac High School students had an experience of a lifetime when presenting research papers at the NASA Space Flight Center in Maryland. More...

Schools Make Space for MakerSpace

Putnam’s MakerSpace philosophy in area schools has encouraged students to take risks, make mistakes and follow their interests in hands-on learning projects. More...

Brewster High School Band Is On Parade

The Brewster High School Marching Band will be viewed by scores of New Yorkers along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan today (Thursday) in addition to millions of viewers on nationwide television while participating in the New York City St. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

IMPORTANT THINGS

Three things to love: courage, gentleness and affection. Three things to admire : intellectual power, dignity and gracefulness.  Three things to hate : cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude. More...

WORD of the WEEK

Limn \LIM\   VERB : to draw or paint on a surface; to outline in clear sharp detail : delineate   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 26 Prospect St., Brewster 845-279-4325 Sunday Service: 10:00am   More...

Birth Announcements

Birth Announcements

Natalia Cruz-Mercado   Natalia Cruz-Mercado was born on March 2, 2016, to parents Jessica Feliciano and Francisco Cruz-Mercado of Mahopac.  Grandparents are Elena Sachez and David Feliciano of New York and Maria Mercado and Andres Cruz of P More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Norman Olsen

Norman Olsen, 77, of Garrison (Continental Village) died February 14, 2016. Born in Mt. Vernon, NY, he attended Goddard College and served two years in the U.S. Navy, including the 1958 intervention in Lebanon. More...

Joan P. Howe

Joan P. Howe, of Brewster, NY, died Tuesday March 15, 2016, at home with her family by her side. She was 84 years old.   More...

Donald L. ‘Donnie’ Williams

Donald L. ‘Donnie’ Williams, of Patterson, NY, died Sunday, March 13, 2016, at his home with his family by his side. He was 57 years old.   Donnie was born on September 21, 1958, in Carmel, NY, son of the late Theodore L. More...

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