October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Alleged robber of Patterson Subway nabbed

An alert Sheriff’s Department investigator patrolling in an unmarked squad car has been credited with solving the armed robbery of the Patterson Subway sandwich shop at Patterson Commons that occurred 36 hours earlier.John Caputo, 47 of Wingdale was More...

Rain cancels Cold Spring Domestic Violence vigil

The weatherman has failed to cooperate and as a result Saturday’s Domestic Violence Vigil planned for Cold Spring has been cancelled.  More...

Chickens May Call Carmel- Mahopac Home

Residents of the greater Carmel-Mahopac area living on a half-acre of land may soon be permitted to raise chickens on their property under an amendment to the town’s code.  More...

Hundreds Walk To Benefit Alzheimer’s

Putnam’s annual Memory Walk Sunday attracted hundreds of men, women and children who walked to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research.  Over the years the walk has grown as the incidence of the memory robbing illness has affected more More...

General Stories

Patterson Boy Scouts Experience Shale Hill Adventure

A group of Patterson Boy Scouts–members of Troop 440–experienced a weekend to remember when tackling the world class obstacle course mud run known as Shale Hill Adventure in Benson, Vermont. More...

Putnam Youth Court Begins 29th Session

Putnam Youth Court is one of the county’s most successful programs where teenagers learn about the Youth Court process, the Constitution, crimes and consequences, introduction to law, confidentiality and courtroom roles.  More...

Putnam Welcomes New Troopers

Two young men from Putnam County were among the 224 graduates of the New York State Police Academy last week in Albany.  Trooper Francis Rush of Putnam Valley was assigned to the State Police barracks at Poughkeepsie for his field training with More...

Sports

No. 2 Seed Brewster Moves On

BREWSTER – Not as busy a night as it has been in the past for Brewster High School football star Jack Guida.  And that’s a good thing.  The Bears didn’t need to rely too heavily on their senior standout, and the No. More...

No. 7 Carmel Takes Out No. 10 Mamaroneck in First Round

CARMEL – Pregame drama led to in-game domination.  When the Carmel High School football team came out for Friday’s Section 1, Class AA qualifying round game and saw Mamaroneck gathered at its logo at midfield, the Rams raced to the s More...

Carmel Field Hockey Player Earns Honor

CARMEL – The profile on Elaina Nacinovich’s Twitter handle says “My goal is to deny yours.”  Catchy. 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...

Breaking News - 10/25/2016 7:11 PM

Bank robbery suspects nabbed in Brewster – asleep  Free Access 

Two men wanted for bank robbery in Connecticut were nabbed while sleeping at the wheel in a stolen car parked near the East Branch Reservoir Tuesday by members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Dept.  Vance Coffin and Vincent Rollins, both 50, reside More...

Breaking News - 10/22/2016 11:07 AM

New Suit Could Stymie Effort to Disclose Names of Pistol Permit Holders  Free Access 

U.S. District Court Move Shifts Fight to Constitutional Grounds

In a striking new turn in the debate about disclosing the identities of the 11,000 people in Putnam who hold pistol permits, a lawsuit filed in U.S. More...

Breaking News - 10/21/2016 8:40 PM

Canine wedding draws raves  Free Access 

What a party! Dozens of patients at the Putnam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kent experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity Friday when Fanee and Bonzo tied the knot. More...

Nature’s wonder abounds across Putnam County

Putnam County during autumn is a sight to behold. The green leaves covering the abundant trees and shrubs transition to striking shades of red, yellow, purple, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown. More...

Arson Dog Raises Questions by Legislature

Discussion regarding the addition of an arson dog to the Putnam Sheriff’s Department raised many questions at last Thursday’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature’s Protective Services Committee.  Lawmakers are reviewing County Ex More...

Sheep, Yarn & Knitting Festival Attracts Thousands

My grandparents raised sheep in the tall mountains of southwestern Virginia. I loved watching them graze, hearing their baa-ing, and was thrilled when blizzard into the house and kept warm by the wood-burning stove. More...

Around the County

Improved Cell Phone Service On the Way

Two four foot tall antennae placed atop a business on Route 6 in Mahopac will result in improved cell phone service for Verizon customers.  The Carmel Planning Board last week approved an amended site plan allowing for the utility to situate the More...

CAP Seeks Council Membership

The Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) is in the business of assisting others by providing a variety of services including a food pantry, school supplies, holiday gifts and food baskets to those in need.  CAP now needs the public’s assi More...

Concert Reading of 2 Brecht Plays Set for Arts on Lake

The Blue Horse Repertory will bring two of Bertolt Brecht’s short plays to Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52, Lake Carmel, on Saturday, October 29, at 8pm.   More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Start Planning For Small Business Saturday!

The Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 26 this year) is called Small Business Saturday, designed to support and promote the approximately 80 million independent businesses in this country, and the movement has only grown larger and stronger.  More...

Cultural Events

Synagogue Sets A Number of Events

First Hebrew in Peekskill has scheduled several events for this fall:  Oct 29 -- “Alternative” Shabbat Service  More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Influence of Newspapers

A school-teacher who had been engaged a long time in his profession, and witnessed the influence of a newspaper upon the minds of the family and children, writes as follows :   “I have found it to be a universal fact, without exception, th More...

Word of the Week

adjuvant \AJ-uh-vunt\  adj : serving to aid or contribute : auxiliary   More...

Columns

Perspective

Putnam Valley is Prospering and By No Means Headed for Bankruptcy!

Editor's Note: This was submitted in response to Patty Villanova’s Perspective of Oct. 13, our previous issue.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Villanova Has a Point on Spending Spree

To the Editor:  When one goes beyond Ms. Villanova’s irascible rhetoric, she researches well on local government and open government, and always seems to have the taxpayer in mind.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Grace M. Licari

Grace M. Licari, age 85, died peacefully surrounded by family members on Oct 17, 2016, at Putnam Hospital Center. She was a resident of Putnam Lake in Patterson for the past 21 years.  More...

LUCY VANGINDEREN

Louise “Lucy” Leah Vanginderen, nee Rubens, 85, of Orleans, MA, formerly of Delhi, NY and Carmel, NY, passed away on 9/13/2016.  More...

FRANK A. DALO JR.

Frank A. Dalo Jr., age 76, of Putnam Lake, NY, died Saturday October 15, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.   Mr. Dalo was born December 24, 1939, in Manhattan, NY to Frank A. and Josephine (Valentine) Dalo. More...

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