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Reed Library Lets Kids Be The Judge

The judicial process came to life for dozens of children enrolled in the Reed Public Library’s ESL Connection thanks to Putnam County Judge James Reitz and the program’s organizer Norma Pereira.   More...

Senior Center Stalled But Still Alive  Free Access 

A week after the County Legislature tabled action on a lease for a new Philipstown Senior Center, and the main benefactor withdrew the $500,000 funding donation, the question now is simple: What next? More...

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.  At a news conference, U.S. Attorney for the Southern   More...

General Stories

Cell Tower Locations Raise Ire

Putnam County has begun addressing the current state of its radio communications by approving two of four sites to erect cell towers on county property, but sites in Putnam Valley and Mahopac Falls were put on hold.  Emergency responders as well More...

Officer Erin Macom Joins Carmel Police

The Carmel Police Department has welcomed its second female officer to the force.  Erin Macom took her first tour of duty last Thursday afternoon working the 4 p.m.- 12-midnight shift.  More...

A Cop’s Cop, Al Villani, Dies

Al Villani patrolled the roads of Putnam County for more than 40 years, 33 years as a member of the Sheriff’s Department and more recently with the Brewster Village PD.  Villani, a resident of Cold Spring, passed away last Friday at the ag More...

Cultural Events

Putnam Well Represented at Mexican Culture Celebration

Scores of Putnam residents joined thousands of others from throughout the Hudson Valley on a glorious Sunday afternoon for the 8th annual La Guelaguetza , a Mexican cultural celebration featuring song and dance, handmade crafts and delightful and scr More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Bufon and Thomas Jeferson

Daniel Webster once named a story of Jefferson’s overcoming Buffon, the great Naturalist, on a question in his own branch of science. More...

Word of the Week

caesura \sih-ZYUR-uh\  noun : a pause marking a rhythmic point of  division in a melody; break, interruption   More...

Letters to the Editor

It's Historic Again!

Eight years ago, the people of the United States elected the first African-American president, surely a historic step for the nation. More...

The Comptroller on Putnam Valley

To the Editor:  The State Comptroller, Thomas P. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alvin Harrold “Bud” Behr

Alvin Harrold “Bud” Behr, 82 years, died Saturday, July 31, 2016, at Veterans Hospital, Castle Point. He was born in Flushing, NY Oct. 7, 1933, son of Susan A. Ostrander and Alvin H. Behr, Sr. More...

ANTOINETTE R. BABON

Antoinette R. Babon, a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at her home on Saturday August 6, 2016. More...

MARIA SPERANZA IULIANETTI DILEO

Maria Speranza Iulianetti DiLeo, of Brewster, NY, died Sunday August 7, 2016, at Putnam Hospital Center. She was 73 years old.  More...

Breaking News - 8/16/2016 8:57 PM

James Caldas Out as President of Putnam Hospital Center

James Caldas, who arrived as president of Putnam Hospital Center a little more than two years ago, is no longer in the post.  More...

Breaking News - 8/15/2016 1:05 PM

Rollover causes havoc on Fair Street in Patterson  Free Access 

Fair Street in Patterson resembled a demolition derby early Monday morning after a contractor traveling northbound lost control of his pick-up and the vehicle overturned several times dumping its load across the heavily traveled artery. More...

No Smoking at Putnam Valley Parks and Beaches

The Putnam Valley Town Board is determined to make the greater Putnam Valley-Lake Peekskill area a safer place in which to live, work and play and has approved a smoking ban at all town park facilities, including beaches.  More...

Lessons Learned at Explorer Weekend  Free Access 

Seventy-five future members of emergency services units learned a variety of life lessons last weekend at Putnam’s 15th annual Explorer Training and Campout event at the Putnam Fire Training Center in Kent. More...

Around the County

Hula-Hooping at Kent Public Library

Learn to hula hoop at the Kent Public Library on Saturday, August 13th, from 12:00-12:45, with certified hula hoop instructor and founder of the organization "Hoop for a Better Tomorrow", Ashley Gannon. More...

Summer BBQ at Putnam Ridge

Putnam Ridge is celebrating its Summer "Senior Barbeque" on Wednesday, August 24, starting at 5 PM, at 46 Mt. Ebo Road N., Brewster. More...

Register Online at Reed Library

If you would like free access to e-books, downloadable audiobooks, streaming music and videos, popular digital magazines and more but have not gotten around to getting a library card yet - good news! More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Don’t Miss These Great Upcoming Events!

As September approaches, the fall season of events and festivals is just around the corner, so please mark your calendars for the following:   More...

Sports

Red-Hot Renegades Win Again

WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. More...

Seven Renegades Named to All-Star Team

FISHKILL – There will be a familiar feel next Tuesday as seven Hudson Valley Renegades will represent the North squad in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game at Dutchess Stadium, including four pitchers from the League’s top pitching st More...

Carmel’s Cody Helps Hudson Valley Team to Basketball Tournament Win

Carmel High School freshman girls’ basketball standout Claire Cody helped the Hudson Valley region team to the gold medal this past weekend in the sixth annual Basketball Coaches Association of New York Summer Hoops Festival in Binghamton.  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...

Birth Announcements

MOLLY GRACE BLAUFARB

Molly Grace Blaufarb was born on July 21, 2016, to parents Megan and Jonathan Blaufarb of Mohegan Lake. Grandparents are Rose and Bruce Johnson of Putnam Valley, and Adele and Gene Blaufarb of New City.   More...

MARTIN ALEXANDER CHAVEZ

Martin Alexander Chavez was born on July 22, 2016, to Adriana Carolina Chavez of Mahopac. Grandparents are Javier Chavez and Martha Velasco of Quito-Equador.   More...

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