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Putnam Valley Kids Design Plans for Taconic Overpass

Putnam Valley Middle School children are being kept extra busy these days in a math-engineering class by creating designs for an overpass that will carry traffic across the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street.  More...

Drug Deaths Reach Epidemic Proportions Across Putnam

The incidence of drug-related deaths across Putnam County has reached epidemic proportions.  Since January 1, “nine coroner cases have been reported across Putnam County of which autopsy reports and toxicological screens are pending,&rdquo More...

Science Fair Brings Out The Best

The 41st annual George Fischer Middle School Science Fair in Carmel received rave reviews Saturday when hundreds of students were judged on their scientific hypothesis by a team of educators.  More...

Colonial Fair Lets Children Touch Their Past

Creativity, hard work, teachers' collaboration and funding from the Brewster Education Foundation resulted in another successful Colonial Fair at the C.V. More...

General Stories

Kindergarten Registration Scheduled In Carmel

Parents of children residing in the Carmel School District whose youngsters will be attending kindergarten this fall are being encouraged this week to gather pertinent information needed for the registration process. More...

Firefighters Battle Smoky Blaze In Downtown Carmel

Firefighters from both eastern and western Putnam battled a smoky blaze at a building located at 12 Fair Street in downtown Carmel early Wednesday. More...

Patterson Firefighters Save The Day For Local Businessman

Patterson firefighters battled a stubborn vehicle fire Saturday that destroyed a large arborist’s truck, yet due to the rapid response of the volunteer fire service, two adjoining trucks were saved.  The fire broke out at the Petersen Patt More...

Sports

He’ll Be Back: Brewster’s Grant Cuomo Falls In State Wrestling Final

ALBANY – It’s a progression.  And if Grant Cuomo stays on the path he’s forged as a standout wrestling for Brewster High School, there’s only one more step to go.  More...

Great Run By Mahopac Hockey Ends

MONSEY – A terrific Section 1 tournament run by the Mahopac High School ice hockey team finally came to an end on Friday with a 5-3 loss to Suffern in the Division I (large schools) semifinals.  The Indians put up a solid fight, spotting t More...

Five Locals Qualify For State Indoor Track Championships on March 4

NEW YORK – Five local high school winter track athletes qualified last weekend for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association indoor track championships on March 4.  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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William A. Macomber

William A. Macomber, age 91, a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT.  More...

Gerald L. ‘Jerry’ Staadt

Gerald L. ‘Jerry’ Staadt, Sr., a resident of Patterson since 1980, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 18, 2017. He was 74 years old.   Jerry was born April 23, 1942, in Chicago, IL. More...

Breaking News - 3/2/2017 1:52 PM

Power outages across Putnam; high winds buffet area  Free Access 

Updated with new info

Strong wind gusts continue to wreak havoc with utility lines by knocking down trees and poles interrupting electric service to thousands of Putnam residents.  Upwards of 7,500 are in the dark this afternoon as NYSEG crews work to restore po More...

Breaking News - 3/1/2017 8:32 AM

Fire destroys home in Kent  Free Access 

Couple escape blaze

A large two-story home was turned to rubble early Wednesday when a raging inferno engulfed the residence at 22 Westleigh Court at the Kent-Carmel line across from the Raymond Hill Cemetery despite the efforts of 75 firefighters from departments throu More...

Maine Woman Arrested After Trying To Sell Guns For Gas

A Maine woman faces charges of criminal possession of weapons after allegedly trying to sell two unregistered handguns at a Lake Carmel gun shop in order to purchase a tank of gasoline.  The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest Friday More...

Team Acrish to Lead Brewster Relay for Life  Free Access 

Rabbi Sol Acrish was a spiritual leader for all faiths. For half a century, Rabbi Acrish guided Temple Beth Elohim in Southeast–a congregation that grew from 25 families in 1966 to nearly 250 families today. More...

Putnam’s Luckiest Woman

Robin Zencheck is always smiling. The Mahopac woman has a lot to be thankful for since she has received not one, but two heart transplants during the past 14 years. More...

Around the County

Clarification

CAREERS Support Solutions has relocated to a new office at 102 Gleneida Avenue in Carmel in Barrister Hall next door to TD Bank. More...

Putnam Spared By Violent Storms

The weatherman gave Putnam residents a break Saturday evening when a strong line of rain and wind storms accompanied by lightning pelted the Hudson Valley.  Areas to the north including Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties were deluged More...

Lenten Mission

The St. James annual Lenten Mission this year will take place on March 12, 13, 14 beginning each evening at 7:00 PM, until 8:15 at St. James Church.  The Mission will be led by Mr. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Calling All Business Leaders: Get Involved!!

The inspiration for this week’s column came as I reflected on the brunch supporting our County Executive’s campaign. More...

Editorials

NEARLY 1,000 CONTRACTS CANCELLED BY THE LEAGUE MEMBERS

Utica Office Has Received About Same Number of New Ones, Say the Officers.

With a little more than half the period gone, the total number of cancellations of contracts received at the Dairymen’s League offices in Utica up to and including Monday, February 20th, was 914.   More...

Word of the Week

zeitgeist \TSYTE-gyste\

noun : the general intellectual, moral, and  cultural climate of an era   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner  Free Access 

Finding the Middle, in George’s Place

Douglas Cunningham There’s nothing to get one centered and focused quite like talking to a Rotary Club. More...

Hudson Valley Terroir

(and Southern Style Cassoulet)

Katherine Whiteside Ash Wednesday is this week. I’m looking forward to Putnam County Lenten Fish Fries, traditionally held on Friday evenings every week until Easter. Anybody have recommendations? Have appetite, will travel. More...

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