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Breaking News - 2/11/2017 8:17 PM

Traffic nightmare in Kent on Saturday

Motorists attempting to traverse roads in and around the Lake Carmel-Kent area Saturday found themselves in a quagmire due to a tractor trailer mishap eight miles away in Stormville.  A big rig struck the rear of another 18-wheeler at 3:30 More...

Van carrying handicapped clients overturns in Patterson

Two handicapped individuals were injured Friday afternoon when a van in which they were riding drove off the right shoulder of the road and overturned down a steep embankment. The mishap occurred on Farm-to-Market Road in Patterson when the driv More...

Chamber Of Commerce Celebrates Success in Putnam

Inclement weather failed to dampen the spirits of some 200 entrepreneurs last Tuesday evening when the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Person of the Year recognition. More...

Putnam Radon Risk High

Radon, a colorless, odorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer across the U.S. among non-smokers and for those who do smoke, it greatly magnifies the cancer risk.  More...

Brewster Doggie Duo, Virtual Brothers, to Show at Westminster

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the Super Bowl of its sport, and on Tuesday, two dog-brothers from Brewster will have the spotlight in the world-famous ring. More...

General Stories

Chief Billy Bahr to Lead Mahopac Fire Department

Newly elected officers for the Mahopac Fire Department took their oaths of office Saturday evening at the department’s annual installation dinner.  Chief William ‘Billy’ Bahr will lead Putnam’s second busiest fire departm More...

Putnam Housing Corporation Offers Alternatives to Foreclosure

It was one of the top stories of the year gone by.  While the economy was on an uptick, Putnam County’s rate of foreclosures remained at a disturbing pace.  County Clerk Michael Bartolotti reported 228 foreclosure judgments were recor More...

Commissioner Bradley Gives ‘State of the State’ Budget Speech at Kent Library

On Tuesday, January 28th, Vincent G Bradley, chairman of the New York State Liquor Authority, gave a comprehensive "State of the State" budget presentation at the Kent Public Library.  More...

Editorials

STRIKERS RETURN TO PLANT

Now Believed That Other Roosevelt Concerns Will Grant Demands of Men

Roosevelt, Feb. 2.—After a month’s strike the workers of the Armour fertilizer plant went back to work; the strikers from the other plants watched them go with mixed feelings. More...

Word of the Week

qui vive  \ kee-VEEV \  noun : alert, lookout — used in the phrase on the qui vive   More...

Columns

Perspective

Lincoln’s Prudence

Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12 In June 28, 1862, as the Army of the Potomac was stalled outside of Richmond, President Lincoln wrote Secretary of State William H. More...

How to Navigate ‘The Talk’ with Your Kids

(and Roasted Baby Vegetables)

It will soon be Valentine’s Day and everywhere you look it’s all about hearts, flowers, and romance. More...

Breaking News - 2/13/2017 2:13 PM

Thousands without power across Putnam  Free Access 

Thousands of Putnam residents find themselves in the dark this afternoon due to a series of massive power outages caused by trees falling onto utility lines as the result of high winds.  Crews from the New York State Electric and Gas Compan More...

Breaking News - 2/13/2017 7:36 AM

School delays kick off new week  Free Access 

Slippery road conditions have forced school officials to begin the new week with a TWO HOUR DELAY. More...

Breaking News - 2/9/2017 7:06 PM

Sweet Stella, a lost hound, back home safe

‘Sweet Stella’ decided to take a walk during the season’s first major snow storm.The elderly female mixed breed hound lost her way in the blinding snow Thursday from her nearby residence and wound up on the Taconic State Parkway near Pudding Street i More...

Former Treasurer Of Patterson FD Sentenced to 33 Months In Prison

The 46-year-old former treasurer of the Patterson Fire Department, Albert Melin, who pleaded guilty last fall in U.S. More...

Cops: Couple Who Brought Babies to Drug Deal Busted Again

A Mahopac Falls couple facing felony charges last year for allegedly bringing their two infants, aged three weeks and two years, to a drug deal in Mahopac that was set up as undercover sting by the Countywide Narcotics Task Force, now faces additiona More...

ADA Krauss Gets High Honor

Chana Krauss describes her recognition with the prestigious Robert Morganthau Award as the “defining moment of my life.” Krauss, Putnam’s First Assistant District Attorney, received the highest honor given to an assistant district a More...

Around the County

High Achievers

Lauren Perritano of Putnam Valley, NY, graduated from SUNY Oneonta in December 2016.   More...

Traffic Delays Expected on I-684 This Week

Motorists using Route 684 in Putnam County have been advised to find alternate routes this week as the New York State Department of Transportation conducts construction activities. More...

7-Year-Old Falls from Ski Chair Lift

A seven-year-old boy suffered non-life threatening injuries when falling from a chair lift at Thunder Ridge in Patterson.  Sunday’s incident sent Brewster State Police and members of the Patterson FD Rescue Squad to the scene.  Troop More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Let’s Showcase, Highlight and Celebrate Putnam County’s Fine Businesses!

February 15th is last call for nominations for the 2016 “Best In Business” Trailblazer awards. The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce has been recognizing business excellence and non-profit achievement since 2011.  More...

Sports

Putnam County Schools Qualify Numerous Wrestlers For Sectionals

THIELLS – Brooke Pagan was a kickboxing champion at the age of 12, competed in the Fargo National Wrestling Championships last summer, and now has a chance to do what no other female high school wrestler has done.  Win a Section 1 champion More...

Johnson Shines, But Carmel Girls’ BB Team Falls Twice

CARMEL – Sophomore Khadijah Johnson continues to shine for the Carmel High School girls’ basketball team, but the Rams dropped a pair of games last week.  More...

Mahopac Girls Split Two Games

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School girls’ basketball team won one and lost one last week, putting its record at 9-8 as the final week of the regular season approaches.  Mahopac defeated Arlington, 54-46, and was paced by Claire Felix More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Vincent Clark Murphy

Vincent Clark Murphy, of Patterson, NY and Sherman, CT, passed away January 31, 2017, at Regional Hospice Care, Danbury, CT surrounded by his family. Born November 22, 1930, in Hartford, CT, he was the son of James J and Lucy Jackman Murphy. More...

Margaret J. Coughlin

Margaret J. Coughlin, of Carmel, NY, formerly of Brewster, NY, passed away peacefully at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel on Saturday, January 28, 2017. She was 87 years old.   Mrs. More...

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