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WATER RETURNS IN CARMEL  Free Access 

Crews working to find outage

An apparent combination of circumstances led to a widespread water outage in the hamlet of Carmel Thursday. More...

Byrne, Boak, Reitz, Jonke Winners On Primary Day

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. More...

Algae Bloom Causes Odors

Putnam Lake FD personnel have been run ragged in recent days responding to a number of 9-1-1 calls reporting a strong propane gas odor in the Putnam Lake area.  More...

Equestrian Center Changes Name

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center is now the Topfield Equestrian Center, and is actively seeking more volunteers to help meet recent growth in its work.  More...

General Stories

Keeping Putnam’s Waterways Pristine

With Lake Mahopac as a backdrop, State Senator Terrence Murphy last Thursday promised communities within his district access to a new funding stream that will assist Putnam officials in making improvements regarding watershed concerns.  More...

Legislature Fails To Appoint ‘Non-Planner’ Commissioner

The vote was 5-4, but since a super majority of six affirmative votes was needed to approve a charter change, the Putnam Legislature last week rejected a request to amend a section of the county charter allowing for a non-planner to serve as Commissi More...

Brewster Village Board Strengthens Taxicab Law

The Village of Brewster is Putnam’s only municipality with a taxicab ordinance on the books.  Members of the Village Board strengthened the legislation last week by requiring that taxicab license numbered lettering be provided by the villa More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The County Fair More...

Word of the Week

Panoptic \ pan-OP-tik\ Adj : being or presenting a comprehensive or panoramic view   More...

Letters to the Editor

An Educated Voter

Every year the League of Women Voters hold hundreds of debates and forums across the country, and they compile voter's guides to help residents learn about the candidates on their ballot. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

DAVID W. SMITH

David W. Smith, age 79, a resident of Carmel, NY, died Thursday, September 8, 2016, at his daughter Robin’s home in Brewster, NY surrounded by his family.  David was born on November 1, 1936, in Sheldon, VT to Cloyd M. More...

JOHN (JACK) W. SCHROFF

John (Jack) W. Schroff, 81, of Carmel, NY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 7, 2016, at his home. He was born in White Plains, NY to John and Eva Schroff. He lived most of his life in Carmel, NY. More...

Breaking News - 9/16/2016 4:13 PM

Household income declines but Putnam still leads Hudson Valley

Despite the fact that median household income declined in Putnam last year to $90,538, the county continues to have the highest income in the Hudson Valley.  The U.S. More...

Breaking News - 9/16/2016 2:43 PM

Meaning of Ruling in Gun Permit Case at Issue, as Court Tells Putnam to Turn Over Names  Free Access 

A New York appeals court has found that Putnam County is obligated to turn over the names of more than 11,000 people who hold concealed carry permits. More...

Putnam Remembers September 11th

A brief and solemn service took place at Cornerstone Park in downtown Carmel that featured comments from Eric Gross.  More...

Tilly Foster Farm Comes Full Circle

The future has arrived at the Tilly Foster Farm.  More...

Around the County

Fine Home Show Set for Millbrook

The 9th annual Fine Home Show will be at 3327 Franklin Ave., Millbrook, from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, Sept. 24.   More...

Mahopac Falls Fire Open House is Sunday

People of all ages have been invited to attend the Mahopac Falls Fire Department’s annual Open House Sunday at fire department headquarters.  The event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Putnam Valley Man Facing Assault Charges

A Putnam Valley man is facing charges of attempted assault and unlawful possession of marijuana when appearing this evening (Thursday) in Yorktown Town Court.  More...

Sports

Renegades’ Bats Go Silent In Championship

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – A heck of a season for the Hudson Valley Renegades came to an end when their bats decided to go silent at just the wrong time. More...

Better Believe It: Brewster Football For Real

Mahopac-Carmel face off this week in critical game

Believe it – Brewster High School football is for real. More...

Freshman Carries Mahopac Girls’ Soccer to Win

MAHOPAC – Freshman Carly Steinberg had a milestone game for Mahopac High School on Monday as the Indians beat Byram Hills, 3-2, in a non-league girls’ soccer match.  Steinberg had two goals – the first two of her varsity career 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...

Discovering Christ Program

All are welcome to the Discovering Christ Program at Sacred Heart Church 414 Haviland Dr., Patterson.  It is Mondays: Sept 26 - Nov 7, 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm.  Included are dinner & program, free for attendees.  Forms are in back of chu More...

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