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Breaking News - 5/16/2016 4:47 PM

Forest rangers rescue two from Putnam over weekend

A man from Brewster and a woman from Cold Spring were rescued last weekend in separate incidents by forest rangers and members of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police.   More...

Hey, You Never Know! 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...

Drug Operation Smashed in Mahopac

Dozens of police and emergency responders were up early Friday and as a result, a major drug distribution operation was smashed with the arrests of a young Mahopac couple. More...

Healing Power of Horses

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Putnam County has transformed hundreds of lives. It provides people with disabilities and mental illness with a serene environment to heal themselves, with the help of some very special horses. More...

General Stories

Daughters of American Revolution Visit Fowler House

The welcome mat was displayed Saturday at the historic Fowler House in Southeast when its owner Dan Birmingham welcomed some two dozen guests— members of the Daughters of the American Revolution—to tour his acquisition. More...

Men Who Cook Is a Huge Hit

Guests arrived hungry as more than 300 jammed into the Starr Ridge Manor Banquet Hall Saturday evening for the Patterson Rotary’s 20th annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser.  More than 35 chefs impressed the guests with a tasting of More...

Special Mother’s Day Celebration at Chuang Yen Buddhist Monastery

Mother’s Day was celebrated in special fashion at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs Sunday when hundreds of people attended the annual garden party and Bathing Buddha celebration highlighted this year by an investiture ceremony for a new More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

SELF-MADE MEN

The maxim that “every man is the architect of his own fortune” has been strikingly verified and illustrated in the history of American statesmen. The following collection of facts respecting some of our great men may prove interesting. More...

Word of the Week

Farraginous \fuh-RAJ-uh-nus\  adjective : consisting of a confused mixture : formed of various materials in no fixed order or arrangement   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 - 5/17/2016 11:06 PM

Clean sweep in Putnam school budget votes  Free Access 

It was a clean sweep in school budget elections Tuesday across Putnam County as residents in each of the county’s six school districts approved fiscal spending plans for the new school year. More...

Breaking News - 5/14/2016 9:34 PM

Oil spill fouls Lake Carmel  Free Access 

Investigation continues for source

A large oil spill from what authorities believe was an underground tank near Lake Carmel necessitated the aid of emergency responders on the state, county and local level Saturday. More...

Breaking News - 5/13/2016 4:48 PM

Mahopac crowbar assailants identified  Free Access 

The Putnam Sheriff’s Department Friday identified the three men allegedly involved in a violent crowbar attack of three residents of Mahopac that had occurred 48 hours earlier. More...

Lawn tractor ignites and destroys large garage in Kent

A Kent man learned the hard way that it might be better to have a professional service a lawn tractor.The Putnam 9-1-1 Center received several calls Thursday afternoon reporting a fire at the Frohne residence on Church Hill Road in a remote section o More...

Jim DiPelesi Honored for Service

History came alive last week when James “Jim” DiPelesi was recognized by members of the Putnam Legislature.  More...

Around the County

‘Sacred Harp Singing’ in Putnam Valley

On Friday, May 13, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center will present Sacred Harp Singing with Tim Eriksen. It will be an evening of community singing and a performance by the Tim Eriksen Trio.  More...

Fundamentals of Watercolor Painting

The Kent Public Library is offering "The Fundamentals of Watercolor Painting", a series of classes for those 8-12 years of age. The classes will start Tuesday, May 31st, from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and continuing weekly for 3 weeks. More...

Kent Library Book Sale

Before firing up the barbecue this holiday weekend, stock up on some summer reading.  The Friends of the Kent Public Library will host their next book sale in the Kent Public Library Book Cellar on Fri., May 27, and Sat., May 28, from 10 a.m. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Economic Funding Stresses Downtown Development, Community Involvement

Through the New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA), a single application for multiple sources of state funding, New York State is soliciting grant applications for projects that advance the priorities of the Regional Economic Developme More...

Sports

Somers Invitational 2016 in Photos

Katie Turk (center) running for Carmel. More...

Mahopac Baseball Takes First of Two from Rival Carmel

CARMEL -- In the first of two games this week, Mahopac High School beat archrival Carmel on Monday, 4-2.  Brendan White threw a five-hit complete game with four strikeouts.  Teammate Matteo Avallone went 3 for 4 with an RBI. More...

Mahopac Girls’ Lacrosse Players Pick Up Two More Wins Over Power Teams

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School girls’ lacrosse team is peaking at the right time.  With the Section One playoff brackets set to be announced next week, the Indians picked up two more wins – impressive wins – by beating More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Mark Simmons

John Mark Simmons, known as “Mark” to his family, died in his sleep at the age of 64 on April 19, 2016, in Binghamton, NY. Born on April 17, 1952, to Dr. John Simmons, M.D. and Mrs. More...

Natalie Antoinette Townsend

Natalie Antoinette Townsend, a lifelong resident of Carmel, died April 13, 2016, at the age of 90. She was born April 8, 1926, in Carmel, NY to parents Thomas Manning Townsend, and Antoinette Dykeman Townsend, also life residents of Carmel.  More...

William Doug Fox

William Doug Fox, of Brewster, NY, died on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home. He was 78 years old  Mr. Fox was born October 18, 1937, in Mt. Kisco, NY to the late John F. and Marie L. (Kilcoyne) Fox. More...

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