August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Brewster man among 46 charged in organized crime sting

A Brewster man was among 46 individuals arrested Thursday on charges of racketeering and gambling in connection with the East Coast La Cosa Nostra. More...

4-H Fair Meshes Past & Future

The Putnam 4-H Fair, which wrapped up Sunday, simultaneously is both the future and the past of Putnam County. Last weekend, thousands of men, women and children of all ages attended the three-day event at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent. More...

Legislators Table Senior Center Lease

There was standing room only at the historic Putnam Courthouse Tuesday evening for a marathon meeting of the Putnam County Legislature.  More...

Child Cries, ‘Help Me! Help Me!’ and Hero Bartender Responds

Michelle Margilaj doesn’t consider herself a hero -- yet due to the East Fishkill resident’s heroic actions, an 8-year-old Mahopac boy is alive today.  More...

General Stories

The 2016 Brewster Fire Department Parade

Clockwise from top left: As the parade got underway, a group of firefighters manned an engine at the parade’s perimeter in case their services were needed during the hour long processional. More...

Moms Encouraged To Join Big Latch On

Putnam’s breastfeeding moms are being encouraged to join thousands of other women around the world by participating in Friday’s Big Latch On.  The annual event, an opportunity to support and promote breastfeeding, is traditionally he More...

Putnam Legacy Continues In Statewide Firefighting

Nearly three decades ago, James McGowan, formerly of Mahopac, was elected as President of the New York Professional Firefighters Association, where he served with great pride and distinction.  More...

Sports

Is Kristi Dini Returning to Coach Girls’ Basketball at Putnam Valley?

Is Putnam Valley High School on the verge of bringing back one of its star players to coach girls’ basketball? If you listen to enough chatter in town and on social media, the answer is a resounding yes. More...

Error Pushes Muckdogs Past Renegades

BATAVIA – A throwing error and lack of a big hit foiled the Hudson Valley Renegades on Tuesday night as they lost the series finale to Batavia, 2-1, at Dwyer Stadium. More...

Brewster’s Ward Poised For Olympics

Nothing, not even the threat of the Zika virus, is stopping Brewster’s Mclain Ward from his fourth consecutive Olympics beginning on Friday in Rio de Janeiro.  Ward is a two-time team gold medalist in the Olympics as an equestrian show-jum More...

Breaking News - 8/9/2016 11:22 AM

Voluntary water restrictions requested in Carmel-Mahopac area

The unusually dry and hot summer resulting in near drought conditions across New York State has prompted Carmel Town officials to ask residents of its municipal water districts to curtail non-essential water use.   More...

Breaking News - 8/8/2016 12:02 PM

Supermarket cashier dies; was gravely injured in pre-Thanksgiving tragedy

A Stormville woman critically injured hours before last Thanksgiving – run over by a Jeep in the parking lot of the ShopRite Plaza in Carmel – has died at an upstate rehabilitation center.   More...

Two dozen moms participate in Big Latch On

Two dozen of Putnam’s breastfeeding moms from both the eastern and western sections of the county traveled to Carmel FD headquarters Friday and participated in the Big Latch On.  More...

BOCES Headed To Tilly Foster Farm

The Putnam Legislature approved a lease with Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Tuesday allowing the regional educational network to use sections of two buildings located on the Tilly Foster Farm located off Route 312 in Southeast for an educational c More...

Brewster FD Parade Enjoyed By All Ages

From newborns to senior citizens, hundreds lined Brewster’s Main Street last Wednesday evening for the Brewster Fire Department’s annual inspection parade. More...

Around the County

Summer Movie Matinees at Library

The Patterson Library, located at 1167 Rte. 311 Patterson, presents “Summer Movie Matinees” Wednesday, August 10, and Wednesday, August 24, at 1:00 PM.   Get out of the heat and enjoy a great movie on our big screen! More...

Red Rooster Burglarized; Safe Stolen

The popular Red Rooster restaurant on Route 22 in Southeast was burglarized over the weekend.  More...

Health Insurance Info Session

Learn about the NYS Health Insurance Marketplace at an informational session at the Putnam Valley Library on Tuesday August 9th from 3-6pm. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Preserving And Promoting Putnam’s Small Business Backbone for All

Putnam’s small businesses, aside from being the backbone of our economy, provide the amenities, services and jobs that make our local community the place that two thirds of our well-educated and talented workforce are happy to come home to each More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Signers of the Declaration

Of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence, it is stated that nine wore born in Massachusetts, eight in Virginia, five in Maryland, four in Connecticut, four in New Jersey, four in Pennsylvania, four in South Carolina, three in New Y More...

Word of the Week

aureate \OR-ee-ut\  adjective : of a golden color or brilliance;  marked by grandiloquent and rhetorical style   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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joyce Conrad

Joyce Conrad, a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY, died Tuesday August 2, 2016, at Putnam Hospital Center with her loving family by her side. She was 77 years old.  Mrs. More...

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