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Mahopac natives are Putnam’s first parents of 2017  Free Access 

Congratulations Amanda and Matt Simone: Putnam’s first parents of 2017.  Sophia Rae was brought into the world at 10:49 a.m. More...

Old-fashioned Christmas Celebrated at Putnam Veterans Home

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

County Seeks to Keep Sales Tax at 8.38 %

Buying goods in Putnam is unlikely to become any cheaper from the vantage point of sales taxes.  Putnam lawmakers have requested that their counterparts in the NYS Legislature authorize the renewal of the county’s expiring 1 percent county More...

Sheriff Smith Visits Inmates Behind Bars on Christmas Day  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...

General Stories

Putnam Unemployment Lowest In Region

The NYS Department of Labor reported last week that for the month of November, Putnam’s rate of unemployment was the lowest in the Hudson Valley and fourth lowest in all of New York State only behind Columbia, Tompkins and Saratoga counties. More...

Legislators Make Appointments For 2017

Eighteen individuals have been appointed to boards and agencies by members of the Putnam Legislature. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

About the Ice Crop

Now that Christmas has come and gone, the gathering of the ice crop excites much interest. It is hardly necessary to say that for many years the ice crop has been gathered during January and February but the matter still brings anticipation.   More...

Sports

Hudson Valley Renegades Return Bulk Of Coaching Staff

FISHKILL – The Hudson Valley Renegades, short-season Class A from team of the Tampa Bay Rays, will return the majority of its on-field staff for the 2017 season, the team announced.  More...

Mahopac’s Dery Named Captain of RPI Track & Field Team

TROY – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student athlete Madeline Dery, a graduate of Mahopac High School, has been named a captain of the track & field team, the school announced. This is the first year she will serve in that role. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

STEVEN B. PLUNKETT

Steven B. Plunkett, of Urbandale, IA, formerly of Clinton, TN, and Patterson, NY, died Friday December 16, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. He was 51 years old.  More...

Breaking News - 1/2/2017 10:23 PM

First 48 hours of 2017 hectic for emergency responders

It was a busy New Year’s weekend for Putnam’s emergency responders with police, fire and EMS personnel answering dozens of calls from Carmel to Cold Spring. More...

Breaking News - 1/2/2017 2:31 PM

Authorities on lookout for missing Patterson woman  Free Access 

Police on the local and regional level are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 19-year-old Patterson woman.  Patricia Figueroa was last seen on December 28 in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in the area of 7th Avenue and More...

Mr. Personality, Tom Lotrecchiano, passes away at age 92

One of Putnam’s most beloved and respected individuals has passed away. More...

Festival of Lights Celebrated

Hanukkah 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 downtow More...

Santa’s Elves Deliver the Christmas Cookie Run

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.  The project known as the Christmas Cookie Run was organized by members of Carmel Gir More...

Around the County

High School Art at Gallery 66

Gallery 66 is ushering in the New Year by celebrating our youth and their hopes, talents and promise with an exhibit of their best artworks. More...

Mahopac Library Announces Extended Friday Hours

We know that you’re busy and it’s hard to get to the Library by 5:00 pm on a Friday to pick up a movie or reading material for the weekend. More...

January Events at Mahopac Library

Mahopac Public Library will be hosting many events for adults and children during the month of January 2017:  January 1 – Mahopac Public Library is closed on New Year’s Day. More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner  Free Access 

Reflections on a Year Past, and a Wild 2017

It struck me the other night as I walked through the foyer, in a way that, for some reason, it hadn’t before. The row of hooks was full, every single one with a winter coat or hat, some with two. The kids were home for Christmas. 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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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland