April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sexually transmitted disease skyrockets in Putnam

Rates of the sexually transmitted disease Chlamydia have risen dramatically across Putnam County. Chlamydia infects both men and women and can cause serious permanent damage to a woman's reproductive system, making it difficult or impossible for More...

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 Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. More...

DiPippo Returns to Putnam County Jail

Anthony DiPippo has returned to the Putnam Correctional Facility. More...

Guitar Making Comes to Lake Carmel

Guitars are special to Rick Kennell of Kent.  The musician has been designing, playing and collecting guitars for years – several valued in the tens of thousands of dollars.  Kennell also has created prototypes for new guitars which h More...

General Stories

CHS Robotics Team Earns ‘Rookie’ Award in State Competition

Carmel High School’s Robotic team – known as the Bad News Gears – returned from New York’s Tech Valley Competition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last week with a Rookie Inspiration Award in the team’s first competi More...

Wizard of Oz Performed in Carmel

The Library of Congress has called the ‘Wizard of Oz’ “America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale.”  It’s little wonder then that performances last weekend by the Carmel High School Music Department attra More...

Legislators Approve Tourism Matching Funds

Putnam County lawmakers Tuesday evening approved expending $4,363 to match a tourism grant awarded by New York State.  The 2016 grant totaled $61,506 while the county budget provided for only $57,143.  Acting Visitor’s Bureau Director More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

CATHOLIC CHARITIES RAISE $1,077,674 TO HELP POOR, NEEDY

Cardinal Hayes told all the pastors of this Archdiocese of which Putnam is a part, at a meeting in Cathedral College, New York, Tuesday, that $1,077,674 had been raised in the 1925 appeal of the Catholic Charities to which 249,943 persons had contrib More...

Word of the Week

Rankle \RANK-ul\ verb : to cause anger, irritation, or deep bitterness in, to feel anger and irritation More...

Letters to the Editor

Putnam Valley's 2016/17 School Budget

As of 3/21/16, the Putnam Valley Central School District revised their proposed budget for the 2016/2017 school year (http://www.pvcsd.org/BOE/budget/pdf/2016- 17/3_21Updated%20 Budget%20Talk- March2016-17-2.pdf ). More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Beverly Mattioli

Beverly Mattioli (nee Mc- Cue) age 79 of Mt. Royal, NJ died Friday, March 25, 2016. Beverly was born and raised in Putnam Lake, NY and was a long time Brewster resident until moving to Mount Royal, NJ to live with her daughter. More...

Breaking News - 4/12/2016 11:43 PM

Mahopac pet shop owner arrested AGAIN  Free Access 

Richard Doyle, a 56-year-old Mahopac man charged last summer in Connecticut with multiple counts of animal cruelty as well as witness tampering, now faces new charges for More...

Breaking News - 4/11/2016 9:35 PM

Kudos to Putnam Valley FD in subduing Monday blaze

A rapid response and hours of training reaped huge dividends in the Lake Peekskill section of Putnam Valley Monday when Putnam Valley firefighters prevented a major disaster More...

TSP—Pudding Street overpass still years away

The intersection of the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley is one of Putnam’s most dangerous crossroads and the number one priority of the county’s Traffic Safety Board. More...

Putnam Fights Childhood Cancer

Heads were shaved Saturday in order to raise money for childhood cancer research.   The Smiling Warrior Kevin Blackman Fund hosted the event at Fiddler’s Green and the Italia Barber Shop at the Putnam Plaza in Carmel. More...

Alumnus Appointed As New Brewster High School Principal  Free Access 

When Nichole Horler walks through the halls of Brewster High School for the first time as its principal, she will undoubtedly recall her days in the hallowed halls of BHS as a student. More...

Carmel Taxi Expands Westward

Taxi, Taxi! If you need a lift to or from an airport or train station, a safe ride home late at night, or simply someone to take you to or from work, Carmel Taxi is ready, willing, and able to help you. More...

Around the County

Become a Weather Spotter

The National Weather Service (NOAA) is providing a free training class for those interested in becoming trained weather spotters. Classes will be held on Tuesday, April 12, from 7PM to 10PM at the Putnam County EOC, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY. More...

Weird Crime of the Week

Man Charged With Passing Counterfeit Cash

A Connecticut man is facing a felony charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument for allegedly using counterfeit currency to purchase merchandise in Southeast.  State Police arrested Aaron Coderre, 28, of Brookfield last Friday followin More...

Putnam Valley High School Presents ‘Me and My Girl’

Putnam Valley High School TheatreWorks will present its sixteenth spring musical, Me and My Girl, at the Putnam Valley High School Performing Arts Center.  More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Mixed Perspectives On New York Budget

New York State adopted its budget last week, and, predictably, the level of enthusiasm for its contents varied depending on political perspective. More...

Sports

Mahopac Boys Double Up Horace Greeley In Lacrosse

MAHOPAC – Seniors John Ward and Dan Foley had three goals apiece, and the Mahopac High School boy’s lacrosse team doubled up Horace Greeley, 10-5, in a non-league game.  The two also combined for six assists.  More...

Carmel Boys’ Lacrosse Secures A Pair Of Wins

CARMEL – The Carmel High School boys’ lacrosse team put together consecutive strong wins in its last two games after a tough loss to Putnam Valley.  The Rams used their defense to shut down Ossining, 4-2, last Thursday and then follo More...

Catalano Powers Brewster Baseball

BREWSTER – Matt Catalano had a big afternoon on Thursday, powering the Brewster High School baseball team to a 13-5 victory over Our Lady of Lourdes.  Catalano was a single shy of the cycle as he homered, tripled and doubled. More...

Worship Services

Worship LLisitinsgtsings

Temple Beth Shalom   Route 6 & Croton Falls Rd., Mahopac 845-628-6133. Rabbi Sarah Freidson-King will be conducting shabbat services on Fridays, 8 pm, Saturdays at 9:45am. You do not have to be a member to attend services.   More...

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