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Lucky to be alive, after car careens toward reservoir

A New York City pediatrician is lucky to be alive after her Audi coupe drove off Route 301 in Carmel Friday afternoon, careened down an embankment, then struck several trees and a large rock before coming to rest less than 20 yards from the West Bran More...

School Is In Session, Drive Safely!

Putnam County’s 14,000- plus school children are back in the classroom this week.  More...

Third DiPippo Trial Gets Underway in Carmel

Jury selection began in Putnam County Court Wednesday for the re-trial of Anthony DiPippo, twice convicted of killing 12-yearold Josette Wright.  Last April, New York state's highest court tossed the murder conviction on grounds that DiPippo&rsq More...

General Stories

Ground Broken For JFK School Addition

On a cold and snowy December day in 2014, residents in the Brewster School District approved the largest bond vote in recent memory when authorizing the spending of $38.9 million for a series of upgrades ranging from installing a new roof on Brewster More...

65 Years Of Wedded Bliss

The great Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, once noted that a “good marriage is like a casserole: Only those responsible for it really know what goes into it!”  Mae Christensen and Francis “Bud” Hengel tied the knot on Septe More...

Cellaraiders, One Of Putnam’s Best Kept Secrets

Ben Wallace is celebrating the 15th anniversary this year of his wine brokering business–Cellaraiders.  The entrepreneur who operates his venture out of a nondescript facility at 4005 Danbury Road in Southeast–100 yards from the Conn More...

Editorials

Perspective

School Days: Reflections

This time of year fills me with mixed emotions reminiscent of my "School Days." The end of August signaled the end of summer, no school, one day weaving into the next in a perfect stream of fun and being outside late with friends well after our bedti More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THE WORLD’S PROGRESS

It is curious and deeply interesting to observe how much of the advance which mankind has made in some of the most essential branches of material improvement has been effected within the last quarter of a century, and, on the other hand, in how many More...

Word of the Week

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Breaking News - 9/13/2016 11:32 PM

Byrne, Boak, Reitz, Jonke winners on Primary Day  Free Access 

Registered Democrats, Republicans, Conservative, Independence and Green Party voters cast ballots in a variety of political races on Primary Day and the winners were Alison Boak, Kevin Byrne, James Reitz and Paul Jonke. Tuesday had been designat More...

Breaking News - 9/13/2016 5:58 PM

Bicyclist critically injured in Kent Cliffs crash

A 73-year-old bicyclist from Stormville was critically injured Tuesday when struck by a pick-up truck while peddling along Route 301 in Kent Cliffs less than a mile from the Putnam Valley town line. More...

Firefighters & Vet Save Life of Elderly Horse Trapped in Ditch

If “Nicholas” could speak, he would have quite a tale to tell. The 30-year-old horse, owned by Jan Golash of Big Elm Road in Patterson, decided to take a walk on Labor Day morning and inadvertently fell into a drainage ditch. More...

Primary Day is Tuesday

Registered Democrats, Republicans, Conservative, Independence and Green Party voters will be casting ballots in a variety of political races on Tuesday. More...

Large Crowd Expected For 9/11 Ceremony

Thousands of people are expected in downtown Carmel Sunday evening for Putnam County’s annual September 11th ceremony recalling the horror that changed the world in 2001.  Each year since the tragic day, residents gather at the Carmel Corn More...

Around the County

Theater Holds Open Auditions

The Putnam Valley Theater Company will present ‘The Cat and the Canary’ on November 11, 12, and 13, with open auditions on the following dates:  Saturday Sept 10: 7pm  Sun Sept 11: 2pm   Parts are available for men and wome More...

Breast Cancer Survivor Evaluates Research

Retired educator Virginia Gross realizes the impact that cancer has not only on the patient but the entire family.  The Southeast resident, a cancer survivor, participated last month in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Br More...

Community Invited To Harvestfest

The Carmel Rotary Club is hosting a community Harvestfest Dinner on Friday, Sept. 30, from 4:30 to 8pm at George’s Place in Carmel honoring the Carmel High School Music Department. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Welcoming The Putnam Valley Business Network

Last month, the Putnam Valley Business Network publicly announced its formation as the local Chamber of Commerce for Putnam Valley and its surrounding areas. President Ellen A.  More...

Sports

‘Statement Game’ For Brewster Football

BREWSTER -- The last time Brian Walsh was on the sidelines at Brewster High School he was wearing green as the coach of the Bears.  Walsh returned to his old stomping grounds for the first time in 12 years on Friday night – after an impres More...

Is There Another Incident At Mahopac?

Do we have another incident involving Mahopac High School fans?  Because the last thing Mahopac needs is another incident involving its fans after the fiasco of two years ago, when several students made racially-charged comments against Mount Ve More...

Brewster Soccer Shuts Out Lourdes

BREWSTER – Victory.  The Brewster High School boys’ soccer team got the season off on the right foot on Tuesday, beating Our Lady of Lourdes 2-0 in a non-league matchup.  Brewster opened the scoring 17 minutes into the match whe 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 

GEORGE W. ANDERSON JR.

George W. Anderson Jr., age 68, of Patterson, NY, died on September 1, 2016, in Poughkeepsie, NY.   George was born on June 23, 1948, in Mahopac, NY to George W. and Mabel E. (Barrett) Anderson. More...

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