January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

September 11 hero Chuck Flickinger laid to rest

200 mourners brave inclement weather to attend

Chuck Flickinger wouldn’t have had it any other way. More...

Fisticuffs on TSP in Putnam Valley  Free Access 

The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree when caller after caller reported a “man with a knife attacking another individual” on the Taconic State More...

Elected Officials Take Oaths Of Office

Elected officials on the state and county levels took their oaths of office Friday evening before a standing room only crowd at the historic Putnam County Courthouse in downtown Carmel.  More...

Mahopac Natives Are Putnam’s First Parents Of the New Year!

Congratulations Amanda and Matt Simone, Putnam’s first parents of 2017.   Sophia Rae was brought into the world at 10:49 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

General Stories

Putnam Veterans Director Likes President-Elect’s Call to Privatize Vets’ Care

TPresident-elect Donald Trump on Thursday told a news conference in Washington that he was considering a “public-private” system for veterans’ health care allowing vets to use the traditional VA system or opt out for private medical More...

Van Ross Out as Putnam Legislature Counsel

Clement Van Ross, a fixture on the Putnam Legislature for nearly three decades, was ousted Tuesday evening at the legislature’s organizational meeting.  The re-appointment of the Putnam Valley attorney was not listed on the agenda; however More...

Call Him Judge Michael Caruso

The Town of Patterson is starting off 2017 with a new magistrate.  Michael Caruso, 34, an attorney specializing in civil litigation, has been appointed by the Patterson Town Board to succeed Judge John King, who passed away in October.  Dur More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Preparing For The Return Of The Putnam Trailblazers

The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, the county’s largest business organization and primary advocate, voice, and resource for the business community, is calling for nominations to be considered for the Chamber’s seventh annual “Be More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

New Year’s Eve Party

Harvey Wiley Corbett, president of the Gipsy Trail Club, Inc., and one of New York’s most famous architects, was king at the New Year’s Eve ball held at the Club Monday evening. Mrs. Corbett was queen.  More...

Word of the Week

soporific \sah-puh-RIFF-ik\

adj : causing or tending to cause sleep; tending to dull awareness or alertness, of, relating to, or marked by sleepiness or lethargy   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner  Free Access 

2017: Five Things to Watch

How do you top 2016? I suppose we may well find out, but that would be a hell of a tall order. Here are some things that, I think, will define 2017 for Putnam County, from the Hudson River to the Connecticut border. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Felix A. Christofalo

Felix A. Christofalo, of Danbury, CT, died with his family by his side on January 1, 2017, at Glen Hill Center. He was 95 years old.  More...

John Adams Crockett, Sr.  Free Access 

John Adams Crockett, Sr. of Carmel, NY passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016, of a heart attack. John was born March 26, 1941, in New York City to Theodore Lyman Crockett and Janet Newcomb Crockett. More...

Alice Margaret Saxen

Alice Margaret Saxen passed away peacefully on Thursday December 22, 2016, at the age of 89. She was born in the Bronx on May 1, 1927, the daughter of Irving Ernest Flisser and Mary Margaret Isaacs.  More...

Breaking News - 1/11/2017 7:53 AM

CAUTION: ICY ROADS  Free Access 

Icy road conditions are reported on several area roads this morning with Route 301 in Kent, Putnam Valley and Philipstown especially dangerous. Several crashes were reported at 6:30 am in the vicinity of the Taconic State Parkway due to the black ic More...

Breaking News - 1/9/2017 5:43 PM

NYPD van overturns on Taconic

A New York City Corrections Department van overturned on the Taconic State Parkway near Pudding Street in Putnam Valley early Monday, necessitating an emergency response from the Putnam Valley Fire Department and New York State Police.   More...

Week starts off super cold  Free Access 

Temps hovering near zero this Monday morning, as the week is off to a frigid start. More...

Man badly burned in Brewster grease fire

A Brewster man was admitted to the Westchester Medical Center with second degree burns following a kitchen fire at his Simpson Road residence. Brewster FD personnel under the command of the department’s new Chief Phil McMurray were summoned to t More...

Ceremony Calls For World Peace

A peaceful and spiritual New Year’s morning was celebrated at the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent.  The Buddhist Association of the U.S. More...

9/11 Hero Chuck Flickinger Loses His Battle

September 11, 2001, hero Chuck Flickinger has lost the battle. More...

Mr. Personality, Tom Lotrecchiano, Passes Away At Age 92

One of Putnam’s most beloved and respected individuals has passed away.  Tom Lotrecchiano, a longtime resident of Mahopac died last Thursday at the age of 92.  More...

Around the County

Impact of Trump Presidency to Come Under Microscope  Free Access 

While President-elect Donald Trump out-polled Hillary Clinton by a wide margin in Putnam County on Election Day, many residents are concerned about the new President’s policies, goals and initiatives once he takes office later this month. More...

Celebration of Winter Coming to Fahnestock’s Taconic Outdoor Center

Those looking to combat cabin fever this season are invited to partake in a “Celebration of Winter” at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC) on Saturday, January 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. Suggested donation is $3 per person. More...

Lecture Launches Think Tank at Boscobel

Boscobel House and Gardens has been selected as the host and case study for a January Think Tank on increasing audience engagement. More...

Sports

How Do Athletes Make The Right College Choice?

As many high school athletes begin to think of what their future holds, the questions start flooding in.  Where do they want to go? What do they want to study? What are the opportunities for playing time? More...

Mahopac Wrestler Garrett Semenetz Earns 100th Career Win

WESTPORT, Conn. More...

The silver champion Taconic Youth Football and Cheer Elite team competed in the 2016 National Championships in Florida.

It was a holiday week to remember for 15 young women comprising the Taconic Youth Football and Cheer Elite team who brought home the silver medal at the 2016 National Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida.  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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Weekly Quotation

‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland