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Breaking News - 4/22/2016 4:00 PM

Anxious moments at Arms Acres with fire call  Free Access 

A confirmed fire at a medical facility sends shivers down the spines of emergency responders. Such was the case Friday afternoon when the Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received an alarm from a station at Arms Acres—an alcoholic and substance abus More...

TRUMP AND SANDERS WIN PUTNAM PRIMARY

Registered Democrats and Republicans came out in record numbers Tuesday in Putnam County and selected Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders as their Presidential candidates. More...

Carmel Man to Conduct Ecuadorian Relief Project

Gio Solarzano came to his dad the other evening after viewing the devastation in his parents’ homeland and asked: “Why can’t we help the people of Ecuador?”  The 9-year-old fourth grader at the Kent Primary School was dee More...

General Stories

Kent Cops Remove Three Menaces From Roads

It was a busy weekend for members of the Kent Police Department as officers removed three menaces from roads in the Lake Carmel- Kent Cliffs areas.  Yeveniy Gorodetsky, 35, of Lynn, Mass. More...

Natalie Townsend Passes At 90

Natalie Townsend is being remembered this week for shaping the lives of thousands of area children during her teaching career at the Kent Primary School.  Townsend, 90, passed away last Wednesday. More...

Project Linus Teaches Kindergartners to Give Back

Kindergartners at Kent Elementary School are learning about giving back to those in need thanks to teachers and parent and grandparent volunteers.  For the 14th consecutive year, Children in Eileen Douglas' class created quilts that will be dona More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

PUTNAM VALLEY TO HAVE ELECTRICITY; EXPECT CURRENT BY JUNE 1ST

Town Board Grants Franchise to Carmel Light & Power Co., For Lines in the Township   At a special meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Putnam Valley last Friday, a franchise was granted to the Carmel Light & Power Co., to extend its More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

GILEAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  9 Church St., Carmel 845-225-4586 gilead@gileadchurch.org Worship and Church School are held at 10am each Sunday. Sat May 14-10am-2pm First Annual Volunteer Fair. Volunteer groups/ more info: Gaelcat@Comast. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Natalie Antoinette Townsend

Natalie Antoinette Townsend, a life long resident of Carmel, died April 13, 2016, at the age of 90. More...

Herbert Moore

Herbert Moore passed away peacefully on April 13, 2016, at the age of 89 in Valhalla, New York. He was born in Cologne, Germany and came to the United States in 1937 with his parents in order to escape the Holocaust. More...

Wilda M. Cunningham

Wilda M. Cunningham, 70, of Patterson, NY passed away on April 10, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.  Mrs. Cunningham was born on May 7, 1945, to Frederick and Carmen (Rodriquez) Rivera in New York City.  More...

Breaking News - 4/24/2016 8:13 PM

Putnam Democrats embroiled in state probe of political donations

The New York State Board of Elections investigating 2014 fundraising efforts of New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio has charged that ‘Hiz honor’ conducted polit More...

Breaking News - 4/24/2016 5:51 PM

Another house fire in Putnam Valley; cigarette butt was cause  Free Access 

For the sixth time in less than four months, fire has damaged a home in Putnam Valley.   More...

Breaking News - 4/23/2016 5:13 PM

Woman injured in monastery ceiling collapse in Kent  Free Access 

One woman was injured when a ceiling collapsed inside the gift shop at the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent Saturday.   More...

Elderly woman escapes house fire in Putnam Valley; almost 50 firefighters respond

An elderly woman escaped her burning home in Putnam Valley Thursday afternoon and despite the efforts of nearly 50 firefighters from five area departments, the one story wood More...

Two Teenage Girls Escape Mahopac Inferno

Firefighters battle a huge fire in Mahopac Monday afternoon that destroyed a large residence. More...

Another Payday for Tilly Foster

The Putnam Legislature is expected to approve bonding an additional $1.1 million next month allowing for the completion of major renovations at the Tilly Foster Farm located off Route 312 in Southeast.  More...

County’s Pinwheels for Prevention

Five hundred pinwheels adorn the Putnam County seat this week thanks to the Pinwheel Campaign in conjunction with April being declared Child Abuse The Child Advocacy Center working in conjunction with county government spearheaded the initiative. More...

Around the County

Brush Fires Plague Area

A number of brush fires in recent days have plagued area firefighters.  The largest blackened a four acre tract of land in the Lake McGregor section of Mahopac Falls Monday despite efforts of firefighters from Mahopac Falls, Mahopac, Putnam Vall More...

Kent Historical Society Meeting

The Kent Historical Society will have their first event of the year on April 25 at 7pm: a presentation by Putnam County Historian Sarah Johnson, PhD. More...

Bird House Building Event

The Putnam County Land Trust is hosting a bird house building event on Saturday, April 23, at 40 Abbeyfield Lane, Brewster NY from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Legislative Priorities Addressed at Elected Officials Forum

On Sunday, April 17th, business leaders including the Putnam County Chamber, Economic Development Team and Tourism joined county and state and local municipal elected officials in hashing out key legislative issues at Spain Cornerstone Park, located More...

Sports

Brewster Softball Wins Third Straight

SOMERS – Since a loss to John Jay-East Fishkill momentarily derailed them, the Brewster High School softball team is clearly back on track.  More...

Brewster Girls’ Lacrosse Upsets Mahopac

BREWSTER – Wow, what a comeback!  Brewster High School’s girls’ lacrosse team rallied from a 9-4 deficit to score seven of the game’s final eight goals – the last with five seconds remaining – to score an 11-1 More...

Carmel Hammers Haldane Before Losing To Lakeland

CARMEL – The Carmel High School boys’ lacrosse program is looking to take that next step this season, which means a deep run in the sectionals.  Winning four of your first five games certainly helps kick-start that.  More...

Birth Announcements

Aleemah Rasheedah Ashley

Aleemah Rasheedah Ashley was born on April 6, 2016, to parents Tracey Renee Burns and Victor G. Ashley of Mahopac. The maternal grandmother is Luisa B. Burns of Peekskill, and the paternal grandfather is Horace Ashley of Ossining.   More...

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