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Breaking News - 12/25/2016 6:38 PM

Christmas behind bars, as the sheriff visits every inmate  Free Access 

Sheriff Donald Smith spent a portion of his Christmas behind bars at the Putnam Correctional Facility greeting inmates and wishing staff a happy holiday. More...

Brewster woman struck and killed by alleged intoxicated driver

A Brewster woman is dead and a Connecticut motorist behind bars on charges of manslaughter and DWI following a serious incident on I-84 in Danbury Thursday night. Connecticut State Police identified the Putnam victim as 53 year old Susan Blaney. More...

FOP Donates More Than 300 Toys For Needy Kids  Free Access 

Putnam’s Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)—the Stephen Driscoll Chapter—named in memory of the September 11, 2001 hero from Lake Carmel who gave his life at Ground Zero so others could live, has donated more than 300 toys to needy fam More...

Interviews Underway For Visitors Bureau Director

The Putnam County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors has been busy this week interviewing five finalists for the position of executive director.  More...

General Stories

Putnam Hospital Center Staff Aids CAP

The generosity and thoughtfulness of the staff at Putnam Hospital Center was evident last Thursday when hundreds of gently used coats and brightly wrapped holiday presents were presented to the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP).  More...

Greet a Veteran this X-mas

The day after Christmas promises to be a special time at the Putnam Vincent Leibell Veterans Home in Carmel.  Veterans Affairs Director Karl Rohde Monday invited the community to participate in a gathering at the facility located at 9 Drew Lane More...

Holiday Cheer Brought To Putnam’s Children

The holidays are brighter this year for 80 children, their parents and caretakers thanks to a joint community partnership.  The Children’s Coordinated Services Initiative, Putnam Family and Community Services, Green Chimneys Community Base More...

Sports

Mahopac Gymnasts Topple Brewster

BREWSTER – The Mahopac High School gymnastics team dominated on Tuesday, taking the top four spots in the all-around for a 158.3- 122.9 victory over Brewster.  Callie Johanson won the all-around with a score of 33.25 points, followed by te More...

Brewster Girls Split Two Games

BREWSTER – The Brewster High School girls’ basketball team moved into the finals of its own holiday tournament last Thursday night, beating John Jay-Cross River by the score of 54-49.  The Bears were set to play Tappan Zee in the tit More...

Putnam Valley Wrestling Falls in Title Match

PUTNAM VALLEY – To say that the Putnam Valley High School wrestling team performed short-handed in the Section 1 Dual Meet Division 2 (small school) championship match would be an understatement.  In a rematch of last year’s finals, More...

Columns

CUNNINGHAM'S CORNER

A Lifetime in Media, And Now Publisher

It is Christmas time, followed inexorably by New Year’s, and this year’s calendar has Hanukkah starting the evening of Dec. 24, too.   More...

Breaking News - 12/27/2016 9:40 PM

Festival of Lights celebrated countywide  Free Access 

Chanukah or the Festival of Lights is being celebrated countywide this week. Menorah lightings were held in Brewster on Monday and Cold Spring on Wednesday, with the county seat’s official candelabra lighting on Tuesday evening in downtown Carmel. More...

Breaking News - 12/26/2016 5:53 PM

Old-fashioned Christmas celebrated at Putnam Veterans Home  Free Access 

Guests came from near and far to help a dozen veterans residing at the Vincent Leibell Veterans Home in Carmel celebrate Christmas.  More...

Breaking News - 12/25/2016 8:13 AM

Hectic Christmas-eve for emergency responders across Putnam  Free Access 

A rapid drop in temperature resulting in icy conditions and a house fire in Carmel kept Putnam’s emergency responders busy on Christmas-eve.   More...

45-year-old Brewster man killed in Southeast

A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on Route 6 in Southeast Wednesday evening. More...

Brewster Educator Nominated as National ‘LifeChanger’ of the Year

Vincent Savastano has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children taught during his 27 years in public education. More...

Tamagna Sets The Record Straight Regarding Buses

Former Putnam Legislator and the county’s current Director of Transportation Vincent Tamagna returned to his own stomping grounds among lawmakers last week to set the record straight regarding the county’s municipal bus system.  More...

Around the County

Brewster man charged with raping 13-year-old

A Brewster man is facing charges of rape, disseminating indecent material to a minor, sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl at his village apartment.  More...

Santa’s elves deliver the Christmas Cookie Run  Free Access 

Santa’s elves were up early on Christmas-eve and despite a chilly rain, delivered dozens of cookies to emergency services providers throughout the county. More...

Smoking Ban Imposed At Town Of Kent Parks  Free Access 

Kent Town Board K ent Supervisor Maureen Fleming called it long overdue. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Preparing Workers For The Real World – The Time Is Now

There’s a new curriculum being adopted by the Westchester Putnam Workforce Development Board – based on the READI concept. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

THINGS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN 93’

- Our delinquent subscribers. -Better roads. - More trains on the Northern. -A month of good sleighing. More...

WORD of the WEEK

Kapellmeister\kuh-PELL-mye-ster\ NOUN : the director of a choir or orchestra 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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