October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam judicial giant loses battle with cancer

Patterson Town Justice John King has lost his battle with cancer.King passed away October 3, three days shy of his 73rd birthday.King, a 1961 graduate of Brewster High School, enlisted in the U.S. Army following his graduation. More...

Vietnam Vets Reunite 50 Years Later

The year was 1966 when five young men from Carmel joined the Marine Corps.  Fifty years later, four of the five reunited at a small gathering at Smalley’s Inn in Carmel.  Bob Neceda, James Kurtz, Steve Frank and Bill Balzano gave each More...

Careless Drivers: Every Parent’s Safety Worry

The 2016-17 school year is now one month old and local officials are reminding the public that school bus safety is of paramount concern with thousands of boys and girls waiting at bus stops from Brewster to Cold Spring and from Patterson to Garrison More...

44 Are Now Proud to Be An American

Forty-four of America’s newest citizens recited their oath of allegiance to the United States and received a rousing ovation at the historic Putnam Courthouse.  More...

General Stories

Carmela Yobak Celebrates 95th

Carmela Yobak of Mahopac celebrated her 95th birthday this week. The nonagenarian has been a resident of Mahopac for 38 years and a middle school monitor for more than two decades. More...

County Lawmakers Divided Over Creation Of Taxi Commission In Putnam County

Should a county regulated taxi commission be created in Putnam?  That’s the question under review these days by county lawmakers.  Members of the legislature’s Rules Committee discussed the issue for an hour last week with no de More...

BOCES Audit Reveals Faults in IT Department

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has released the results of an audit of the Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES indicating several faults with the regional system’s IT and claims auditing process. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

DEMANDS OF THE BONDHOLDERS

THE bondholders demand payment in gold for bonds which cost on an average only about fifty cents on the dollar. More...

Word of the Week

simulacrum \sim-yuh-LAK-rum\  NOUN : image, representation   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 M. Robinson

Joyce M. (Rundall) Robinson, 61, of Pawling, died Saturday, October 1, 2016, at home surrounded by family after a long, courageous battle against cancer. Joyce was a dedicated partner, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.  More...

Margaret Whittle Whitcomb

Margaret Whittle Whitcomb (aka “Dear Meg”) of Pawling, N.Y. passed away in the privacy of her home on October 1st, surrounded by her family. More...

PAULINE L. TOMEI

Pauline L. Tomei, age 94, died Thursday, September 29, 2016, with her family at her side at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY.  Pauline was born on December 12, 1921, in Manhattan, NY to Giuseppe and Antonietta (Soda) Tedone. More...

Breaking News - 10/11/2016 9:45 PM

NOT GUILTY Verdict for Anthony DiPippo  Free Access 

The time was 4:04 p.m. Tuesday when the jury foreman rose to his feet. More...

Breaking News - 10/9/2016 6:58 PM

Rapid firefighter response and Good Samaritan avert tragedy

Rapid response on the part of firefighters and a Good Samaritan averted a calamity for a Putnam Lake family Sunday afternoon. More...

Creepy Clown Advice

Reports nationwide and as close to Putnam as Poughkeepsie and Peekskill regarding “creepy clown” sightings have raised fears of children throughout the region. School officials in each of the county’s six districts Friday notified parents that w More...

Rescuing Dogs and Cats, One At a Time  Free Access 

It’s a full time job. The pay is minimal but the results of rescuing abandoned dogs and cats–many with only days to live–keep Lorraine Forester of Patterson and Donna Bednarczuk of Brewster on the go morning, noon and night. More...

Odell’s Budget Falls Within Tax Cap

County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell and her staff have managed to keep the county’s 2017 budget within the state mandated one percent tax cap. More...

Maloney Announces Bill to Stop Hudson River Anchorages

A bright sun, blue sky, and calm waters on the Hudson River made for a picturesque backdrop to the latest effort to stymie the Coast Guard’s plan for more anchorage berths for ships and barges in the Hudson River. More...

Around the County

Med Return Box in Patterson

On Wednesday, September 28th, members of the Putnam Communities That Care (CTC) Coalition joined town officials, members of Patterson Rotary and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office to celebrate the opening of the seventh Med Return box in the Co More...

‘St. Francis and The Wolf’ Exhibit Now at Graymoor

You might know the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, but there is another story about a wolf out there, with quite a different ending. “St. Francis and the Wolf” isn’t about a wolf pretending to be your Grandmother. More...

Former Carmel Businessman Charged With Gun Possession

A former Carmel businessman is facing felony charges for weapon possession in addition to possession of narcotics when appearing later this month in Carmel Town Court.  Carmel Police arrested Anthony Debellis, 38, of Carmel last week after he wa More...

Sports

Brewster Football Stuns Rye, Remains Unbeaten

BREWSTER – The best the Brewster High School football team could do on Friday night for the better part of four quarters was produce one of the weirdest and most unusual scores at any level.  Rye 7.  Brewster 4.  Yep, that’ More...

Carmel Football Takes Third Straight

WAPPINGERS FALLS – The Carmel High School football team came in to Saturday’s matchup with Ketcham on a roll, having found its offense with two straight victories.  Make it three.  Carmel jumped to a quick lead and the Rams beat More...

Brewster Boys, Girls Win Own Invitational

BREWSTER – The annual Brewster Bear Invitational hosts nearly 45 schools and hundreds of high school cross country runners every October, and is always a huge event for the participants and the hosts.  When the hosts win, however, it certa More...

Birth Announcements

Eero Nicholas Macchia

Eero Nicholas Macchia was born on September 25, 2016, to parents Jamie House and Nicholas Macchia of Newburgh. Maternal Grandparents are Myla and James House of Middletown. Paternal Grandparents are Elena and Nicholas Macchia of Stormville.   More...

Sadie Grace Niese

Sadie Grace Niese was born on September 23, 2016, to parents Kimberly and Ralph Niese of Mohegan Lake. Grandparents are Rosalia Papp of Shrub Oak, and Casey Niese of Mohegan Lake.   More...

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