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Breaking News - 7/9/2016 8:18 AM

Lake Carmel beaches reopen

Updated with new info

The beaches at Lake Carmel ordered closed due to the presence of blue green algae earlier this week will be open this weekend.   More...

Former Kent Councilman Charged With Indecency

A former member of the Kent Town Board is the latest to be charged with indecency by law enforcement officials in Connecticut for allegedly having sex in a commuter parking lot off I-84 at the Southeast-Danbury line.  More...

Rotary Reunites International Friendship

Seventeen years ago, Carmel Rotarian Amy Covais participated in an international exchange program by traveling to India.  The Kent attorney spent one month overseas residing with nine different families.  One of her hosts, T.S. More...

Politics

Maloney Takes Heat For Tracking Opponent’s Family

Phil Oliva, the Republican candidate challenging Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, charged in a news conference Tuesday that Maloney is dragging his feet in turning over raw footage of a tracker who shadowed not only Oliva but his family. More...

Around the County

High achievers

Dean’s List  University of the Sciences   More...

Summer Sunset Music Series Returns Sunday

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its popular Summer Sunset Music Series on Sunday, July 10, featuring Fuzz & Carrie from Caravan of Thieves.  More...

Battle of Bunker Hill Presentation Set

Robert Purssell of Brookfield, a retired engineer and research writer, will conduct a presentation on the Battle of Bunker Hill which took place during the American Revolution. More...

Sports

Renegades Earn Win As They Finally Hit A Home Run

FISHKILL – Hudson Valley starter Adrian Navas fired six innings of one hit ball on Tuesday, and the Renegades got power from an unlikely source in a 4-2 win at Dutchess Stadium over the Staten Island Yankees.  More...

Brewster's Strano Earns All-State Honors

Brewster High School softball catcher Melina Strano was further rewarded for her outstanding season by making the New York State Sportswriters Association All-State team.  Strano, an All-Section One performer, earned sixth-team All-State status More...

Fourth of July Classic Attracts 400 Runners from Region

Four hundred runners from throughout the region were up early on Independence Day and participated in the Taconic Road Runner’s 44th annual Putnam County Classic.  The eight mile race began and ended at Mahopac High School.  Runners b More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mildred Wolfson

Mildred Wolfson, age 96, of Rego Park, Queens, NY, died Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mt. Kisco, NY.   Mrs. Wolfson was born December 29, 1919, in Manhattan, NY to Isidore and Rebecca (Kaufman) Gold. More...

John F. Lambert

John F. Lambert, Sr., 79, of Carmel, NY died on June 30, 2016, at Putnam Hospital Center.   More...

Breaking News - 7/10/2016 11:52 AM

Man dies in Mahopac Falls fire

A resident of Mahopac Falls perished early Sunday in a house fire. Carmel Police identified the victim as Richard Delaney Jr., 39, who resided with his brother at 10 Foxey Lane in the Mahopac Falls section of the Town of Carmel. More...

Breaking News - 7/9/2016 10:28 AM

Firefighters avert calamity in downtown Mahopac

Firefighters from eastern and western Putnam along with northern Westchester averted a calamity Friday evening in downtown Mahopac when a blaze broke out in a mixed occupancy More...

All Aboard for E-Ticketing

By summer’s end, train riders on all lines will be able to buy tickets on their smart phone, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.   More...

Putnam Celebrates Independence Day With Pyrotechnics

Fireworks illuminated the skies over Putnam throughout the holiday weekend with celebrations and pyrotechnics displays in Brewster, Cold Spring, Lake Carmel and Patterson.  Thousands crowded into the Highlands Shopping Center off Route 312 for t More...

General Stories

Sheriff Smith & Deputies

 Sheriff Don Smith, third from left, with his deputies on assignment at Cold Spring’s Independence Day parade on Sunday.Tim Greco More...

Doctor in the Making in Carmel

Cristel Leiva is a most fortunate young woman.  The 2016 graduate of Carmel High School, who will be attending Dutchess Community College in the fall before transferring to Marist College in order to study pre-medicine, is the recipient of a sch More...

4-H Fair Right Around The Corner

It’s 4-H Fair time again in Putnam County.  This year’s fair—the 45th annual extravaganza—is planned for July 29 through July 31 at the county’s Veterans Memorial Park in Kent.  A highlight of the annual fair t More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Better Choices Stop Drug Abuse, Help Business

There is a theory that when young people make good choices in their spare time (studying, doing chores, learning a skill, serving the community, getting an internship, working at a job) it reduces the chances of their making bad choices (smoking, alc More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The First to Fal

Hamilton Fish Jr. , was the first soldier to fall in the Cuban war. He was struck down dead by the Spanish bullets far to the front of the lighting line on the road to Santiago de Cuba. More...

Word of the Week

Semelparous \seh-MEL-puh-rus\  adjective : reproducing or breeding only once in a lifetime   More...

Letters to the Editor

Struck A Nerve with Putnam Valley Library

I must have struck a nerve with an unelected Library Board member who rents in Putnam Valley and is not subject to real estate taxes. My flyer, Taxation Without Representation, has been circulating around town and in the deli. 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...

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Weekly Quotation

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