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Tragedy on a remote hiking trail in Patterson

The body of a Patterson man was found Thursday afternoon in the Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area—a 1,085 acre forest preserve in Patterson. More...

‘Step Up America’ Coming to Putnam

Putnam County is known for its patriotism and love for its veterans. It was the first county in the U.S. More...

County Seat Beautification Is Joint Effort

Three volunteers were up early Saturday and at 6 a.m. More...

General Stories

Memorial Day Observances Remember Putnam’s Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day observances recalled Putnam’s fallen heroes at ceremonies countywide. More...

Military Honor Day Celebrated At Middle School

The Mahopac Middle School was adorned in red, white and blue last Wednesday when members of the school’s National Junior Honor Society hosted Military Honor Day.  More...

Sales Tax Revenue Climbs; Mortgage Taxes Decline

Putnam County sales tax dollars are continuing to climb, usually a sign of an improving economy.  Commissioner of Finance William Carlin issued the county’s monthly sales tax report at last Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Legislat More...

Sports

Peter, Tully and Tully set for Golf States

CARMEL – Carmel High School’s Lauren Peter, Amanda Tully and Caitlyn Tully are prepping for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls golf championships this weekend.  Saturday, June 4  NYS Championship To More...

A Dramatic Turnaround For The Patterson Pirates

Hard work, great determination and many hours on the playing field have resulted in a major accomplishment for members of the Patterson Pirates, an 11-year-old and up travel baseball team.  The boys returned from the Briarcliff Memorial Baseball More...

Magical Run For Brewster Baseball At Last Comes To An End In Final

POMONA – It ended, finally, with a loss.  But not before the Brewster High School baseball team went waaaaay beyond ‘Cinderella Story’ stuff, waaaaay beyond being ‘magical.’  No, this was almost mystical, almos More...

Breaking News - 6/7/2016 12:11 PM

Mahopac boy critically injured in skateboard mishap

A 14-year-old Mahopac boy suffered massive head trauma Monday evening when struck by a car as he skateboarded near his home. More...

Breaking News - 6/6/2016 4:36 PM

Howard Buzzuto, an American hero, gets his medals at last  Free Access 

It took more than 70 years for Howard Buzzutto to be acknowledged as an American hero but on Monday, D-Day, the soon-to-be 91 year old Patterson resident received his long awaited recognition.  The World War II veteran served with the 100th More...

The stork couldn’t wait

The stork couldn’t wait and as the result a Carmel woman delivered a healthy bouncing baby boy while en route to Putnam Hospital Center. More...

One of Putnam’s Original Homes Destroyed by Fire

A three-story wood frame home constructed in 1906 was destroyed by fire Tuesday night in Mahopac Falls despite the efforts of 100 firefighters from throughout the region. The initial call was received around 7:30 p.m. More...

Nightmare For Lake Carmel Woman Ends With Rescue

Joan, a 59-year-old Lake Carmel woman, decided to take a hike in the Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area in Patterson with her beloved 95-pound yellow Labrador Retriever, just as she has done many times in the past. More...

Around the County

Secret Garden Tour This Weekend

Voted “Best Garden Tour” in the Hudson Valley, Partners with PARC’s 10th Annual Putnam Secret Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, June 4.  The day-long event will showcase gardens across Putnam, and runs from 10 a.m. More...

Amateur Radio Club Meeting June 7

QSY Society Amateur Radio Club’s June meeting will be held Tuesday evening, June 7, at the East Fishkill Community Library.  This month’s topic is Field Day prep. More...

Weird Crime Of The Week

Exotic Cars Stopped In Patterson

Reports of speeding exotic cars traveling northbound on Route 22 through Southeast and Patterson resulted in the arrests of dozens of drivers by State Police and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department personnel over the long holiday weekend.  More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Putnam’s Population Given as 13,728

Putnam County’s population totals 13,728, according to an announcement made this week by James B. Montgomery, Supervisor of Census for this district. This shows a gain of 2,926 over the 1920 census, which gave Putnam 10,802. More...

Word of the Week

Vagary \ VAY-guh-ree \  noun : an erratic, unpredictable, or extravagant manifestation, action, or notion   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. CHUANG YEN More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William G. Dieterich

William G. Dieterich died on Wednesday May 11, 2016, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester NY. He was 62 years old.  More...

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