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Putnam Valley man indicted in $17 million stock fraud

A Putnam Valley man who owned and operated a registered stock broker operation in Carmel has been charged by the Federal Securities and Exchan More...

Close call at Mahopac Falls bank branch

A brush fire that spread rapidly before igniting an exterior wall of the Mahopac Falls Branch of the Mahopac National Bank could have turned into a major fire had it not been for the quick action on the part of a bank teller. More...

Deja Vu on the Taconic

Another week – and another serious crash on the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley. Friday’s mishap occurred at 4 a.m. when a northbound car was collided with another vehicle at the dangerous intersection. More...

More than 200 ‘Degraded’ Bolts Found in Indian Point Reactor Liner

Following what Entergy Corp.called “comprehensive inspections completed during a planned outage,” Indian Point’s Unit 2 nuclear power plant must replace about 220 bolts in the reactor liner before restarting. More...

General Stories

Another Life Saved By Narcan

A 35-year-old Stormville man is alive today thanks to the efforts of East Fishkill Police and an officer’s administering a dose of Narcan.  Police responded to a business on Route 52 near the PutnamDutchess line Saturday night around 8:30 More...

Business Is Booming At County Impound

Business is unfortunately booming at the Putnam County impound lot on Fair Street in Patterson. More...

Query Into Fatal Mahopac Crash Continues

The case against a retired Carmel police officer, former Carmel town councilman and previous member of the Mahopac Board of Education continues today (Thursday) when District Attorney Robert Tendy has a meeting scheduled with State Police investigato More...

Enterprise

From the chamber

2016: The Year of Business Development

As your passionate local advocate for area businesses and entrepreneurs, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce is excited that County Executive MaryEllen Odell has proclaimed 2016 the Year of Business Development. More...

Sports

Carmel Boys’ Lacrosse Debuts With Solid Win

NORTH SALEM – Three players scored twice each on Tuesday, and the Carmel High School boys’ lacrosse team opened the 2016 campaign with a solid 10-2 victory over North Salem.  The Rams raced to an 8-0 halftime lead en route to the win More...

Mahopac Tennis Off to Strong Start

MAHOPAC – Mahopac High School won all three singles matches Tuesday, and the Indians beat Walter Panas, 6-1, in a non-league boys’ tennis match.  It was the season opener for both teams.   More...

Mahopac Girls’ Lacrosse Keeps it Going

PUTNAM VALLEY – The Mahopac High School girls lacrosse team knew things would change this season, especially offensively.  Losing 143 goals from two players who graduated tends to do that to teams.  So the theme this year was simple & More...

Breaking News - 4/4/2016 6:36 PM

Nasty weather cancels activities  Free Access 

A light snowfall this afternoon resulting in slippery surfaces for pedestrians has forced the cancellations of many evening activities throughout the Putnam area. While no major accidents have been reported, the Putnam 9-1-1 Center reported seve More...

Breaking News - 4/1/2016 7:47 PM

Local schools receive boost in state aid

Each of Putnam’s six school districts will receive increases in state aid as a result of the budget deal reached April 1 by the state Legislat More...

Breaking News - 4/1/2016 2:42 PM

Smoking ban in state parks upheld by court  Free Access 

The New York State Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that bans smoking in all New York State parks by rejecting an argument from a smokers’ rights group that the smoking ban was unconstitutional.  In its unanimous decision Th More...

Putnam County’s Population on the

While population throughout the lower Hudson Valley increased during the past five years, Putnam’s population declined by just under 1 percent.   More...

Conviction Tossed in Brutal Rape & Murder

The brutal rape and murder of 12-year-old Josette Wright, now 22 years ago, was one of Putnam’s most heinous crimes. It resulted in the conviction, twice, of Anthony DiPippo.  More...

Legislators Postpone Discussion of County Visitor’s Bureau

Putnam’s acting director of tourism called on county lawmakers to postpone discussion relating to the operations of the agency until next month, to learn more about the state Attorney General’s probe into the county Visitor’s Bureau More...

Smoke Detectors Save The Day!

It’s been a busy past few days for members of the Brewster Fire Department, with emergency responders answering three alarms for house fires. More...

Around the County

High achievers

Internship   Meghan Malone of Putnam Valley, a member of the Ithaca College Class of 2016, earned an internship with Footprint Features Films in Los Angeles, Calif. for the spring 2016 semester.  More...

Kim Tkacz and Anthony Teeter Engaged to Wed

Kim Tkacz and Anthony M. Teeter are engaged to wed.  Tkacz, a resident of Patterson, is the daughter of the late Barbara Gross and Eric Gross of Carmel.  Tkacz is a 1992 graduate of Carmel High School. More...

‘Hello, Dolly’ Coming to Brewster School

Brewster High School is thrilled to present their spring musical production, “Hello, Dolly!”  More...

Cultural Events

Shakespeare Fest Holds Our Town Workshops

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will be presenting Thornton Wilder's classic play Our Town. Community members are needed to be involved in the play as actors, singers, dancers, etc. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

In the Good Old Harlem Times

The astute General Passenger Agent Daniels of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad distributes the time-tables, 1860 and 1903 of the Harlem division of the system, with the observation that “it is said that comparisons are odious, but More...

Word of the Week

Onomastics \ah-nuh-MAS-tiks\  noun : the science or study of the origins and forms of words especially as used in a specialized field   More...

Birth Announcements

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hannah Marie Budney   Hannah Marie Budney was born on March 13, 2016, to parents Tracey and Jonathan Budney of Cold Spring.  Grandparents are Jean and Terrance Spooner of Putnam Valley and Jim and Denise Budney of The Colony, TX. More...

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