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Undersheriff Peter Convery Dies Suddenly

A legend in the Putnam law enforcement community died suddenly Tuesday.  Undersheriff Peter Convery was 65 years old.  Convery suffered a massive coronary at his home and despite efforts by his wife, a registered nurse, EMS providers from M 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...

General Stories

Army Vet Returns To His Alma Mater For Early Start To Veterans Day

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Clarification

We said last week that Sen. Charles Schumer carried Putnam for the first time in his career on his way to reelection this year, but an alert reader notes that he’s actually carried Putnam twice before. More...

Public Discussion at Full County Legislature Meetings to Remain As Is

A move by Legislator Dini LoBue to change county policy, allowing for public discussion at full meetings of the Putnam Legislature, fell on deaf ears Monday evening at a meeting of the legislature's Rules Committee.  More...

Sports

Haldane Football Earns Berth In Semifinals

KINGSTON – The Haldane High School football team is playing its best ball late in the season. Just as it should be. More...

Blue Devils Apologize For Nothing – And Shouldn’t Have To

If you read social media or follow online messages boards … well, you probably shouldn’t. You’ll only become more and more frustrated.  For me, it’s an occupational hazard.   More...

Brewster Girls’ Basketball Team Still Holds High Expectations

It’s going to be a different kind of season for the Brewster High School girls’ basketball team when it opens play in two weeks.  The personnel might have changed due to graduation, but the expectations haven’t.  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 - 11/21/2016 8:11 AM

High winds continue for Monday  Free Access 

Updated with new info

Strong wind gusts knocking down tree limbs onto utility wires have resulted in a number of power outages throughout the region Sunday. And Monday, a wind advisory remains in effect until 6 pm, with gusts up to 45 mph. More...

Seniors escape inferno

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...

Hero Saves Girls From Car Accident in Lake Mahopac  Free Access 

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

Around the County

Fahnestock Winter Park’s 7th Annual Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Swap

The Fahnestock Winter Park’s 7th Annual Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Swap fundraiser sale is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Penny Social in Carmel

The Ladies Auxiliary 6318 Knights of Columbus Hall Penny Social is Sunday, December 4th, at 10 Fair Street Carmel.  Doors open 1:00, calling at 2:00.  Raffles: TV, Echo & Fit Bit to be drawn on December 15th.  Beautiful Holiday Bas More...

Holiday Classics by Orchestra

The Putnam Symphony Orchestra will open its 40th season with a performance on Sunday, November 20th, at 3 p.m. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

The Positives Of Election 2016

With so many opinions being offered about the election just past, we as colleagues decided to share some thoughts from various sides of the political spectrum about the good that has come out of the process. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

TAFT AND SHERMAN ELECTED BY LANDSLIDE

Washington, D. C. — William H. More...

Word of the Week

waggish \WAG-ish\  adj : resembling or characteristic of a wag : displaying good-humored mischief   More...

Letters to the Editor

To Concerned Taxpayers of Putnam Valley

I am grateful for all of the concerned taxpayers of Putnam Valley for getting the word out and educating the community in regards to the library issue called Proposition 1.  More...

A Prayer For America

The election is over. It is now time for us to do our part to help move this country forward.   The very first thing, regardless of your faith, must turn our eyes towards our God creator. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

DOROTHY MAY GAUL CAMPBELL

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Dorothy Campbell, at home, surrounded by family on Friday, November 11, 2016.  More...

MARY ‘MAUDIE’ G. KAVANAUGH

Mary "Maudie" G. Kavanaugh, 92, of Brewster, NY passed away peacefully on Oct. 29, 2016. She was born on March 24, 1924, to Mary Feerick (Nee Corrigan) and Michael Feerick. More...

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