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Breaking News - 11/15/2016 2:06 PM

UNDERSHERIFF PETER CONVERY DIES SUDDENLY  Free Access 

A legend in the Putnam law enforcement community died suddenly Tuesday. Undersheriff Peter Convery was 65 years old. More...

Mahopac teens lucky to be alive

Bystander rescues girls from lake

Two 17-year-old Mahopac girls are lucky to be alive following a dramatic rescue Thursday night from the chilly waters of Lake Mahopa More...

Army vet returns to his alma mater for early start to Veterans Day

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Final Piece of Ground Zero Steel Calls Putnam County Home

The final piece of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center following the 9-11 terrorist attacks now calls Putnam County home following a solemn ceremony outside the Brewster FD substation on Route 312 in Southeast.  More...

Florina Nudo Votes For The First Time At Age 85

Florina Nudo smiled with great pride Tuesday when presented with her first ever “I Voted Today” sticker.  More...

General Stories

Mahopac Students Take to the Hudson

A beautiful fall day with a backdrop of the Hudson River turned a mundane chemistry lesson into something unique for students enrolled in Robert Connick’s classes at Mahopac High School last week.  More...

Vet to Vet Program Sponsors Chow Down

Putnam’s recently held veteran’s Chow Down that attracted some 500 veterans and their guests to a delicious meal and wonderful camaraderie at the Mahopac Golf Course, highlighted the efforts provided by the PFC Joseph Dwyer Veterans Vet t More...

Legislators Debate Purchase of EMS Vehicle

It seems nothing is ever easy when it comes to the Putnam Legislature!  In years gone by, whenever a vehicle was requested by a county operated emergency services agency, the car, SUV or other vehicle was a slam dunk.  Not this year!  More...

Sports

Photo

Army Black Knights’ wide receiver Edgar Poe (#82) dives for a reception during Army’s loss to the Air Force Falcons on November 5th at Michie Stadium at West Point. More...

Winter Season Begins For Area High Schools

As the 2016 fall high school sports season comes to a close in the next week or so, winter sports have begun. More...

Columns

Perspective

Flippant Characterization of Legal Aid, Veterans

It is with great indignation that I write this letter. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jessi-Ann Bettcher

Jessi-Ann Bettcher, age 27, died Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.  Ms. Bettcher was born on October 10, 1989, in Carmel, New York. More...

MARY ELIZABETH ‘BETH’ MALEY

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Maley, age 81, of Brewster, NY, died October 8, 2016, in Danbury, CT.   More...

ROBERT EUGENE KEEFE

On November 2, 2016, Robert Eugene Keefe passed away after a valiant battle fighting multiple health issues. Robert was 57 years old.  He was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky and was a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY.  More...

Breaking News - 11/15/2016 11:17 PM

Mahopac residents say ‘no’ to $7.9 million school referendum

Residents in the Mahopac School District have rejected a $7.9 million referendum by only 25 votes that called for capital improvements, one which school officials said would not cost local taxpayers a single penny. More...

Breaking News - 11/15/2016 4:18 PM

Senior citizens escape inferno in Carmel  Free Access 

Some three dozen senior citizens escaped an inferno with only the bed clothes on their backs early Tuesday when a blaze engulfed the 94-unit Hughson Commons housing complex on Gables Way and Hughson Road in Carmel. More...

Firefighters run ragged Sunday

For the second consecutive Sunday, emergency responders from Putnam County were joined by their counterparts from northern Westchester and western Fairfield counties when battling two huge fires.  More...

Veterans Day celebrated across Putnam

Golden sunshine, glorious blue skies and gusty winds served as the backdrop Friday when scores of Putnam residents observed Veterans Day at a number of observances throughout the county. More...

GOP Sweep In Putnam; Huge Turnout at Polls

Nearly 45,000 voters went to the polls across Putnam County Tuesday resulting in one of the county’s largest turnouts in Election Day history. More...

Oscar Joins The Green Chimneys Family

Oscar never had it so good! The two year old Vietnamese pot belly pig lived in squalor for quite some time on a farm in Newport, Tennessee.  Back in September, the pig was found elbow-deep in mud by an elderly neighbor. More...

Veterans’ Day Ceremonies

Ceremonies get underway at 9:30 a.m. at the Veterans Monument on Terry Hill Road in Lake Carmel.  At 10:15 a.m., the Mahopac VFW Post 5491 will line up along East Lake Blvd. More...

Around the County

Putnam History Museum Offers Thanksgiving Service, Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time not just to reflect upon family and personal fortune, but upon history and the events that led to the formation of the country and the towns we live in today. More...

Kent Historical Society Meeting

Please join the Kent Historical Society for our November 28 meeting, 7 PM, Town Hall, 25 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes. FMI: 845- 225-9459. Free & open to the public. More...

Two Charged With Assaulting Kent Man

An argument at a Lake Carmel home escalated into violence last Wednesday resulting in the hospitalization of the victim and the arrest of the alleged assailants.  More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Trump As President – Good For Business?

Through this intense election season, there has been much discussion about how Donald Trump’s policies would affect the business community. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A HAPPY HOME

In a happy home there will be no faultfinding, no overhearing spirit—there will, be no peevish fitfulness. Unkindness will not dwell in the heart or be on the tongue. More...

Word of the Week

hoick \HOIK\  verb : to move or pull abruptly : yank   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

Birth Announcements

Antek Gustaw Przala   Antek Gustaw Przala was born on October 14, 2016, to parents Ewelina and Marek Przala of Mahopac.  Scarlett Lee Simpson   More...

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