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Breaking News - 10/28/2016 1:46 PM

Putnam elections officials taking all precautions for Election Day

Putnam County Elections Commissioner Anthony Scannapieco has assured the public that local voters balloting on Election Day have nothing to worry about as to whether their vote will be tallied properly.  Some residents expressed concern tha More...

Dozens Partake in Ragamuffin Parade

Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt, Sheriff Don Smith, County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Legislator   Toni Addonizio and Judge James Reitz had their work cut out for them Sunday when judging costumes in the annual Carmel Ragamuffin Parade.  More...

Two Lives Saved In Lake Carmel With Narcan

Kent Police are being credited with saving the lives of two 31-year-old Lake Carmel men who overdosed on heroin.  In one of the two cases, Officers Steven Gasparrini and Steven Kelleher were dispatched to a resident on Roslyn Road early Wednesda More...

Licks And Sniffs At Doggy Wedding

What a party! More...

General Stories

Hillary Squeaks Out Victory At BHS Mock Presidential Race

Caucuses, campaign literature, speeches and delegates took over the hallowed halls of Brewster High School last weekend when the school’s Model U.N. More...

Mahopac Students Take A Trip Back In Time

Students at the Fulmar Road Elementary School in Mahopac took a trip back in time last week when naturalist Colin Remick from the Madden Outdoor Education Center in Kent Cliffs visited the school. More...

40th Annual Faculty Tea at Carmel High

The tradition began 40 years ago when former Carmel High School language teacher Claudia Montouri initiated the first annual faculty tea.  Over the years, the after school event sponsored by the school’s Foreign Language Department has gro More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Yelow Fever in Memphis

A private letter, written by a gentleman residing in Memphis, to his sister, in a Northern city , says: More...

Word of the Week

kith \KITH\  noun : familiar friends, neighbors, or relatives   More...

Letters to the Editor

Boak for State Senate

To the Editor: In this season of vitriol and negative campaigning, I’d like to share with readers the excellent reasons to support Alison Boak for N.Y.S. Senate. More...

Setting Record Straight on Library

To the Editor, You may have been hearing misinformation about the Putnam Valley Library's 414 proposition on the ballot November 8th, so let's clear some things up: More...

Taxation without Representation at Library

To the Editor,  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

GRACE C. TADLER

Grace C. Tadler, 90, of Mahopac, NY passed away on October 23rd surrounded by her family. She was born on Sept. 29, 1926, in Queens, NY to Frieda and Christian (Mahlstedt). She married John Tadler on May 7th, 1950. More...

Breaking News - 10/31/2016 10:15 AM

Beware Batman! Brewster man beaten at Bronx Halloween party  Free Access 

A brawler in a Batman costume brutally assaulted a Brewster man at a Bronx Halloween party.  The 24-year-old victim, not identified by police, was admitted to Allen Pavilion Hospital in critical condition with what authorities described as More...

Breaking News - 10/29/2016 11:01 AM

Legislature adopts 2017 county budget

Following three weeks of discussion and debate, and a public hearing attended by a dozen residents primarily from western Putnam, who charged that county lawmakers were not transparent  in their budget deliberations, the Putnam Legislature Thurs More...

Shocker: Mom and dad accused of bringing kids to drug deal

A Mahopac Falls couple faces felony charges for allegedly bringing their two infants, aged three weeks and two years, to a drug deal More...

Three injured in TSP crash

Three people were injured Friday afternoon in a one vehicle crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley that closed the northbound lanes for several hours. More...

Robbery Suspects Nabbed in Brewster – Asleep

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, resid More...

New Suit Could Stymie Effort to Disclose Gun Permit Names

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. District Court asks that Putnam County be compelled to keep the names and addresses private.   More...

Around the County

Putnam Turns Purple To Support Victims Of Domestic Violence

The steps of the historic Putnam Courthouse in Carmel became a sea of purple Thursday when dozens of county officials and employees joined local residents in demonstrating their desire and hope to end domestic violence. More...

Day of the Dead Celebration

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

Trunk or Treat in Brewster

Apple Moms in the Hudson Valley is holding a community Trunk or Treat at Ace Endico on 80 International Blvd. in Brewster on Sunday, October 30th, at 12pm. Bring your treat bags and costumes and meet local businesses and friends. FREE to all!   More...

Sports

Undefeated Brewster Football Sails Into The Semifinals

BREWSTER – There is an account on Twitter called ‘Smack High’, where anonymous high school users can talk a little smack about rival schools or opponents.  Last week, somebody from Somers High School dismissed Brewster football More...

Mahopac Boys’ Soccer Knocked Out

NEW ROCHELLE – The season came to an end for the Mahopac High School boys’ soccer team last Thursday when the Indians lost to New Rochelle, 2-0, in the Section 1, Class AA playoffs.  It was a first-round matchup between No. More...

Mahopac Girls’ Soccer Stuns No. 1 Seed, Readies For Sectional Semifinals

CHAPPAQUA – Is this shades of 2014 for the Mahopac High School girls’ soccer team?  The Indians made a memorable run to the Section 1, Class AA finals that year, and 2016 is looking very similar after No. 9 Mahopac upset the No. 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...

Birth Announcements

MAXIM CARLOS CALVENTE

Maxim Carlos Calvente was born on September 6, 2016, to parents Stephanie and Jose Calvente of Putnam Valley, weighing in at 6 pounds, eight ounces.  Maternal Grandparents are Elizabeth & Hector Cintron of White Plains. More...

VERONICA SHELBY GERSCH

Born August 12th, 2016  7 lbs 4 oz 18.5"   Proud Parents Mike and Megan Gersch  Brewster, NY.   More...

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