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Breaking News - 5/9/2016 12:45 PM

Four seriously injured in Carmel Mother’s Day crash

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Four people were seriously injured in a horrific Mother’s Day crash on Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. The mishap took place near the Hughson Road intersection and sent fire and emergency providers from the region to the scene. More...

Oliva, DelVecchio to Square Off in GOP Primary

Phil Oliva, who hopes to unseat Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney in November, is facing a Republican Party Primary fight from Ken Del Vecchio of Orange County. More...

Tell Your Mom: Sabellico’s Is Now Certified USDA Organic BYERIC  Free Access 

This is the kind of story mothers love to hear: Last spring I visited Sabellico’s fantastic plant nursery in nearby Hopewell Junction to learn about this family run business (“Three Generations of Sabellico Family Grow & Harvest the A More...

Kevin Byrne, Assembly Candidate, Injured In Crash

In a twist of bad luck, Kevin Byrne, the Republican candidate for the 94th Assembly District seat being vacated by Steve Katz at the end of the year, who received backing of the Putnam and Westchester County Republican Committees last Thursday night, More...

General Stories

Carmel High School Art Show Called ‘Best Yet’

Amanda Lynne, Carmel School District’s Director of Art, a 25 year veteran educator, admitted being “totally amazed” by the professionalism and expertise created by students at Carmel High School who displayed their creations during More...

Lake Carmel Roads Looking Good!

Roads in around Lake Carmel are squeaky clean this week thanks in part to a small army of volunteers who participated in the community’s first annual Great Lake Carmel Earth Day Clean-up competition.   More...

In Loving Memory of Putnam’s Favorite Pup  Free Access 

Magoo is at Peace

Everyone knew Magoo! Magoo came into my life nearly 12 years ago – a day that will always be kept close to my heart. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

HAVE COURAGE TO SAY NO

You’re starting today on life’s journey, Alone on the highway of life; You’ll meet with a thousand temptations; Each city with evil strife. More...

Word of the Week

Nettle \NET-ul\  verb : to strike or sting with or as if with nettles   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Chabad of Putnam County  5 Fair Stree, Carmel 845 225 4770 www.PuntamChabad.org Rabbi Avi Korer conducts Shabbat services Saturdays at 10:00am. Education director Michal Korer. Hebrew school Sundays 10am - 12pm No membership necessary.   More...

Breaking News - 5/11/2016 3:47 PM

VIOLENCE IN MAHOPAC  Free Access 

Three injured in crowbar attack – three others in custody

A violent crowbar attack of three residents of Mahopac is under investigation while three suspected assailants are in custody following the alarming incident that occurred Wednesday outside a residence on Buckshollow Road. More...

Breaking News - 5/10/2016 5:01 PM

An American dream comes true

Darwin Aguirre Portillo immigrated to the United States from his native Guatemala two years ago to achieve the American dream. More...

Breaking News - 5/6/2016 4:50 PM

Regional drug operation smashed in Mahopac  Free Access 

Dozens of police and emergency responders were up early Friday and as the result a major drug distribution operation was smashed with the arrests of a young Mahopac couple.The suspects, Maheer Jamal, 27, and Liridona Krasniqi, 24, both residing on Wi More...

Tilly Foster: Money Pit or Good Investment?

The Putnam Legislature approved bonding an additional $1.1 million Tuesday night for what naysayers called a ‘bottomless pit,’ allowing for the completion of major renovations at the Tilly Foster Farm located off Route 312 in Southeast.&n More...

‘Great American Bank Robbery’

Poorly maintained bank owned foreclosed homes and zombie properties are costing Putnam taxpayers $1.23 million in property value depreciation each year. More...

Legislators Approve New Senior Center  Free Access 

Putnam County legislators Tuesday evening approved a 15-year lease for a new senior center in Cold Spring, as well as a contribution agreement that will allow the county to take advantage of a half-million-dollar gift from Garrison resident Roger Ail More...

Around the County

Volunteers Remember Fallen Veterans

An army of volunteers was up early Saturday to place Old Glory at the gravesites of every member of the military buried in greater Southeast. More...

Putnam Not Home to Rich

Putnam County—where the country begins—may have some of the most beautiful scenery in the world yet when it comes to the wealthy, the county’s six towns and three villages rank rather poorly. More...

Home Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday

The improper storage or disposal of hazardous waste poses a health risk to man and pets alike.  Because of this, the Putnam Health Department in conjunction with the New York State DEC is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on More...

Sports

Brewster Takes Three Of Four, Ranked Fifth in State

FREEDOM PLAINS – The Brewster High School softball team took three out of four games in the last week, highlighted by an 8-1 victory over John Jay-Cross River.  At 12-2 overall, the Bears were ranked fifth in Class A in the latest New York More...

Mahopac Girls’ LAX Wins Twice, Improves to 8-4

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Mahopac High School girls’ lacrosse team recorded two more wins last week as the Indians improved to 8-4 and set their sights on a higher seed in the Section One playoffs later this month. More...

Carmel Boys’ Golf Keeps Rolling With Win Over RCK

POUGHKEEPSIE – Phil Servider led a tightly bunched group of Carmel High School boys’ golfers on Monday, as the Rams beat Roy C. Ketcham, 203-234, at McCann Golf Course.  Par was 36.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charlotte Tuttle

Charlotte Tuttle, 89, of Brewster, NY passed away April 29, 2016. Charlotte was born on Jan 2, 1927, and graduated from Brewster high school in 1944. She worked for the Metro-North Commuter Railroad for 49 years until her retirement in 1994.  More...

James Gleason Babcock

James Gleason Babcock, 88, an area resident for 6 years, died on May 1, 2016, at the Wingate at Dutchess. He formerly lived in Carmel.  More...

Catherine ‘Kay’ Kenworthy

Catherine “Kay” Kenworthy, age 77, of Patterson, NY, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  Mrs. More...

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