July 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Valerie Henning-Piedmonte appointed as Brewster Schools Supt.

Valerie Henning-Piedmonte will lead the Brewster School District into the future. More...

Man Dies In Mahopac Falls Fire

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) for a Mahopac Falls man who perished early Sunday in a house fire. More...

Tracker Footage Delivered to Oliva

Republican congressional candidate Phil Oliva said this week that his family had finally received the video footage taken by a “tracker” of Oliva and his family. More...

Irene Gagliardi’s Secrets: Good Food & Church Now and Then

I rene Gagliardi is an inspiring, tenacious woman – and, she’s 100 years old. More...

General Stories

Weatherman Plays Scrooge For Mahopac Fire Department Parade

Mother Nature failed to cooperate Thursday evening with hot and humid conditions that followed torrential downpours earlier in the afternoon which put a damper on the normally large crowds attending the annual Mahopac Fire Department parade.  More...

Prologue Series with Shakespeare

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is hosting evening sessions called The Friday Night Prologue Series. More...

Garden Party & Opera at Bannerman

Join Bannerman Island for a garden party celebration. Come and see the gardens in full bloom! Take a garden or Bannerman History tour. The celebration is set for Saturday, July 16, at 3 pm  More...

Sports

Tickets Still Remain For All- Star Game at Dutchess Stadium

According to Minor League Baseball, there is a statistical eight to 10 percent chance that you will see a future Major League player when attending a short-season Class A New York-Penn League game, like the Hudson Valley Renegades.  Those chance More...

High School Baseball Revises Policy On Innings Pitched

High school baseball rules now will require a pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown in a game.  More...

Photos

Right: Tuesday evening against West Virginia, HV Renegades catcher Daniel De La Calle makes contact in the bottom of the second inning. 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...

Birth Announcements

Birth Announcements

Angta Hashani   Angta Hashani was born on June 29, 2016, to parents Donika and Gezim Hashani of Carmel.  Sienna DeFreitas   More...

Breaking News - 7/19/2016 2:32 PM

Traffic nightmare expected throughout western Putnam  Free Access 

Crane collapses onto Tappan Zee

The closing of the Tappan Zee Bridge due to a crane collapse at noon-time Tuesday is expected to result in nightmarish traffic congestion throughout western Putnam as vehicles attempting to cross the Hudson migrate to the north. More...

Breaking News - 7/17/2016 8:50 PM

James O’Neill—founder of the Putnam FOP—dies suddenly

Retired NYPD detective James O’Neill died suddenly Sunday following what is believed to be a massive heart attack at h More...

Patterson Planning Board OKs Costco gas station

Developer Paul Camarda has forecast that construction will get underway this fall for the long awaited Patterson Crossing, following Patterson Planning Board approval Thursday night that amended the site plan to construct a gas station as part of the More...

Costco Headed to Putnam?

14 Years And Millions Later, Possibly

Paul Camarda remembers it well. The night the first public hearing for Patterson Crossing was held 14 years ago, his wife carried the couple’s child into the packed meeting hall because she wanted to attend the forum. More...

Putnam Sheriff’s Deputies Are Keeping County Waterways Safe

Now that summer has officially arrived, a group of highly trained members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department will be extra busy patrolling the waters of Lake Oscawana in Putnam Valley, the Hudson River from the Bear Mountain Bridge to No More...

Around the County

Identity thieves on the prowl across Putnam

Identity thieves exploiting the call forwarding feature on victims’ phones and accessing their e-mail accounts to conceal the thievery have victimized at least a half dozen Putnam residents in recent days.The Putnam Sheriff’s Department is investigat More...

Foreclosure Actions Level Off, Judgments Increase

For the first time in three years, foreclosures initiated have begun to level off in Putnam County.  More...

Postal Worker Aids in Arrest

A postal worker is being credited with tipping off police about an alleged intoxicated motorist and as a result, a Putnam Valley man now finds himself in trouble with the law.  Yorktown Police arrested Gilbert Scripter, 60, last week after recei More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Regional Real Estate Results Set Good Example For Putnam

Putnam County has faced a few challenges in recent years – declining population, relatively sparse industry, challenges attracting skilled workforce and entrepreneurs. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

What an Iron Bar Became

A bar of iron worth five dollars, worked into horseshoes, is worth 1 ten and a half; made into needles, it is worth $355, made into penknife blades, it is worth $3,285, made into balance springs of watches, it is worth $250,000.   More...

Word of the Week

foozle \FOO-zul\  verb : to manage or play awkwardly : bungle   More...

Letters to the Editor

Faith In Our Youth

I read your June 30th paper and was drawn to the high school graduates who won your Scholarship Contest. It was wonderful to see their photos with their winning entries! Thank you so much for restoring my faith in the future generation! More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James F. Burke Jr.

James F. Burke Jr., age 98, of Brewster, NY, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at his home in Brewster, NY.   Mr. Burke was born August 13, 1917, in Brooklyn, NY to James and Margaret (Miller) Burke. He attended schools in New York City. Mr. More...

Helga L. Whalen

Helga L. Whalen, of Brewster, NY, died Friday, July 8, 2016, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home in Brewster. She was 88 years old.   Mrs. Whalen was born on March 14, 1928, in Norwood, MA, daughter of the late Gunnar and Elvi (Sundberg) Gottberg. More...

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