April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Carmel scene resembles cops and robbers thriller

Route Six near the entrance to the Palladin Center in Carmel resembled a cops and robbers thriller late Thursday night when as many as a dozen police cars with sirens blaring More...

Huge brush fire burning in Mahopac Falls  Free Access 

Smoke is visible over a wide section of the Town of Carmel this afternoon as a large brush blaze has engulfed more than four acres of land in the Lake McGregor section of Mahopac Falls. More...

Putnam’s Kim Blacklock Featured in Major Motion Picture  Free Access 

Kim Blacklock, known locally for her community efforts as President and CEO of HG Fairfield Arts as well as a member of the Putnam County Television Film Committee, will again be appearing on the motion picture screen across the globe later this mont More...

Money Found, But Taconic Overpass Is 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...

General Stories

9-1-1 Dispatchers Are A Special Breed

Putnam County’s 9-1-1 dispatchers are a dedicated group of men and women who stand as the first line of defense in the event of crisis or emergency. More...

Pinwheels for Prevention

Residents are being encouraged to visit Lake Gleneida in downtown Carmel this Friday to plant a pinwheel.  The Pinwheel Campaign is being held in conjunction with April being declared as Child Abuse Awareness Month.  The Child Advocacy Cent More...

Pet Shop Owner Arrested Again for Animal Cruelty

Richard Doyle, a 56-yearold Mahopac man, charged last summer in Connecticut with multiple counts of animal cruelty as well as witness tampering, now faces new charges for allegedly “maliciously and intentionally torturing and causing wounds&rdq More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

At Gleneida Grange: Resolution For Farmers to Sell Milk By Quart Adopted

At the meeting of Gleneida Grange last Friday evening the members were favored with an address by County Deputy Edward H. Foshay on the question of farmers selling milk by the pound and the milk dealers retailing it by the quart.   More...

Word of the Week

Deasil \DEE-zil\  ADVERB : clockwise   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

New LIfe Christian Church 29 Marshall Ct, Patterson (845) 278-9407. http:// www.newlife-ny.com. Sunday Service: 10:30am Wednesday Service: 7:00pm More...

Breaking News - 4/19/2016 10:52 PM

Trump and Sanders Putnam Primary Day winners  Free Access 

Registered Democrats and Republicans came out in record numbers Tuesday in Putnam County and selected Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders as their Presidential candidates.  While Hillary Clinton won the state’s Democratic Primary by a substanti More...

Breaking News - 4/19/2016 11:18 AM

Teens escape inferno  Free Access 

Updated with new info

Two teenagers escaped their burning home late Monday afternoon – a fire that destroyed the large residence owned by the Tsvigoun family at 12 Mega Lane in Mahopac. More...

Legislator stalls appointment of new IDA

The creation of a new Putnam Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has been stalled by the vote of one of its members. More...

Proud to be an American  Free Access 

Forty-one of America’s newest citizens recited their oath of allegiance to the United States and received a rousing ovation at the historic Putnam Courthouse. More...

Get Out And Vote!

Registered Democrats and Republicans are being encouraged to get and out and vote next Tuesday, April 19, in New York State’s Presidential Primary – and, for the first time in decades, local votes may sway an election.  More...

Income Tax Deadline Extended

Procrastinators, listen up! Putnam area residents have three extra days to gather their paperwork and file federal tax returns this year. More...

Clock Tower Grille Showcases Brewster Students’ Artwork

Rich Parente, proprietor of the Clock Tower Grille in Southeast, believes in his community.  For the third consecutive year, the local businessman has opened his restaurant to fourth graders at the C.V. More...

Around the County

Medication Take Back Day Next Saturday

If you have a medicine cabinet full of old medication, you will want to mark your calendar for an upcoming medication take-back day on Saturday, April 23.  More...

Clarification

Last week’s newspaper incorrectly stated the county Legislature vote regarding funds earmarked for the Putnam County Visitor’s Bureau.  More...

Learn The Election Process!

“The Election Process: How it Works” talk will be held at the Patterson Library on Saturday April 23, at 1 PM. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Can Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative Help Putnam County?

Several Putnam County towns and villages have good ideas on how to give their downtowns a much-needed boost, and as always there are challenges of finding funding for infrastructure and obtaining support from legislators. More...

Sports

Brewster Baseball Downs Putnam Valley

PUTNAM VALLEY -- Christian Lando was the standout last week when his Brewster High School baseball team took on Putnam Valley in a non-league game.  Lando was a beast on the mound and at the plate, leading the Bears to a 5-2 win over the Tigers. More...

Big Week As Mahopac Girls’ Lacrosse Team Goes 2-1

FREEDOM PLAINS – It was a strong week for the Mahopac High School girls’ lacrosse team, picking up two wins in three games and establishing itself once again as the league favorite.  More...

Mahopac Boys’ Tennis Remains Unbeaten

The Mahopac High School boys’ tennis team remains undefeated after the Indians racked up another win and defeated Roy C. Ketcham, 5-2, in a league match.  At first singles, Mahopac’s Steve Duka beat Ryan Smart 6-0, 6-0. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charles W. Koudelka

Charles W. Koudelka, of Brewster, NY, died on April 8, 2016, at Westchester Medical Center. He was 75 years old.   Mr. Koudelka was born on January 16, 1941, in Queens, NY to Jerry and Mary Koudelka. More...

Gerald Herbst

Gerald Herbst ‘Jerry’, age 85, of Paterson, NY, died Monday, April 11, 2016, at Putnam Hospital Center with his family by his side.   Mr. Herbst was born on February 20, 1931, son of the late Simon and Esther (Cohen) Herbst. More...

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