October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates Spar on the Issues at Forum

Candidates for state, county and town offices debated the issues Monday evening at a Meet Your Candidates forum sponsored by the Putnam County League of Women Voters.  More...

Mahopac Firefighter Honored with Bravery Award

Mahopac firefighter Gabriel Rivera doesn’t consider himself a hero. More...

General Stories

Rain Fails to Dampen Spirit at Brewster FD Open House

A raw, dark and damp Sunday failed to diminish the spirits of dozens of area residents attending the Brewster Fire Department’s annual open house celebration.  Children and adults alike learned fire safety tips from emergency responders on More...

Five Area Residents Nabbed in State Police DWI Crackdown

Five local residents face a variety of charges when appearing in local courts throughout Westchester following their arrests last week by State Police. More...

Fire Safety Stressed Countywide

Last year more than 1.3 million fires were reported across the U.S. resulting in 3,280 deaths, 175 of them in New York State.  More...

Enterprise

From the chamber

Can EcoTourism Boost Economy?

We have only a handful of hotel rooms. Our commerce districts are relatively small and often overlooked. More...

Sports

Rams Close Strong With Another Win

PORT CHESTER – With the way it is playing, Carmel High School is going to be a tough out in the Section 1, Class AA football playoffs.  After an 0-2 start, the Rams won their fourth straight game on Saturday, beating Port Chester 28-7.&nbs More...

Brewster Football Caps Unbeaten Regular Season

EASTCHESTER – In the midst of its best season since a 7-0 start three years ago, the Brewster High School football team capped the regular season with a 6-0 mark and the No. More...

Guerra Lifts Brewster Boys’ Soccer

BREWSTER – Hugo Guerra had the hat trick and the Brewster High School boys’ soccer team beat Sleepy Hollow, 3-1.  Guerra had the goals at the 10-minute mark, 34 minutes and 45 minutes. More...

Letters to the Editor

Time for Public Comment at Legislature

To the Editor,  On Tuesday, October 4th I attended a full Putnam County legislative meeting. When it came time for public comment the audience was warned that comment was limited to items listed on the agenda.   More...

Protecting Putnam ARC

To the Editor:  When a fire alarm sounds at 2 a.m., they are there. When a snow storm stops everything in our area, they are there. During hospital visits and hospice stays, they are there.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Honorable John E. King

The honorable John E. King, of Putnam Lake, NY, died Monday October 3, 2016, at Putnam Hospital Center with his family by his side. He was 72 years old. More...

Catherine J. Hubsch

Catherine J. Hubsch, 89, of Carmel, NY passed away on October 4, 2016, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home in Brewster, NY, after a brief but courageous battle with brain cancer.  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 - 10/15/2016 5:40 PM

NYC man charged with felony drug and weapons offenses

A New York City man arrested by the Putnam Sheriff’s Department two years ago on felony charges of drug and weapons possession -- only to have the charges reduced to a misdem More...

Odell Sets the Record Straight on Finances at Budget Address

County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell in her 2017 budget address sought to set the record straight regarding Putnam’s financial situation.  Before an audience of some 125 gathered in the main ballroom of the Putnam Golf Course in Mahopac Fall More...

DiPippo Freed After Third Trial  Free Access 

Stunning ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict in Slaying of 12-yr-old

The time was 4:04 p.m. Tuesday when the jury foreman rose to his feet. When asked by Judge Victor Alfieri if the jury had reached a verdict, the gentleman replied: “Yes, not guilty.” More...

Judicial Giant Loses Battle With Cancer

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

Around the County

Green Chimneys Receives Grant

Christmas has arrived a bit early for Green Chimneys in Putnam Lake but officials of the non-profit that assists troubled, runaway and homeless youth are not complaining. The U.S. More...

Star Songwriter J.D. Souther to Perform at Daryl’s House

Songwriting Hall of Fame member J.D. Souther will perform at Daryl’s House Club on Thursday, Oct. 20. Souther has penned countless hits for some of the generation’s most iconic artists.   More...

Nerd Nirvana: NY Comic Con 2016

The 7:16 am train out of Cold Spring was filled with people in all-out superhero cosplay, or wearing t-shirts and backpacks of all things Nerd Culture. More...

Cultural Events

Day of the Dead to be Celebrated in Brewster

A gathering in Brewster sponsored by the Southeast Museum in conjunction with the Brewster Public Library that includes a procession along Main Street past the Old Town Hall will highlight Putnam’s 2nd annual Day of the Dead ceremony on Oct. More...

Editorials

Perspective

Trouble in Putnam Valley

The residents of Putnam Valley are being bankrupted and few if any of them seem to know or care. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Icelanders Going to Alaska

Alluding to Iceland’s celebration of her tenth centennial anniversary, last year, the Baltimore American says:   There was much patriotic talk indulged in, but it seems that , after making a trial for one thousand years of existence upon t More...

Word of the Week

raconteur \ra-kahn-TER\  NOUN : a person who excels in telling anecdotes   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...

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Weekly Quotation

‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland