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A sea of blue remembers Mark Gilmore  Free Access 

The Putnam County seat resembled a sea of blue Tuesday when hundreds of officers from throughout the region paid their respects to the family of Sheriff’s Department Senior Investigator Mark Gilmore.  More...

Many Upset Over Carmel Revaluation

The numbers are in and scores of Town of Carmel residents are not the least bit enthralled.  After more than two years, Carmel’s first townwide revaluation in more than 20 years has been completed with 13,000 property owners receiving 2017 More...

Sunday Is The Day For The Wearing Of The Green in Putnam

Everyone will be a “little bit Irish” in Putnam County Sunday when the county’s 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 2 p.m. in Mahopac. More...

More than $45,000 Raised at Shootout

From toddlers to senior citizens, people were out in force Saturday at Carmel High School participating in the Carmel Rotary Community Basketball Shootout that raised tens of thousands of dollars for non-for-profit organizations.  More...

General Stories

Speeding Vehicle Leads To Felony Pot Bust

A Carmel man allegedly speeding along the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill is facing felony charges for drug possession.  State Police Wednesday arrested James Klett, 28, for criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of control More...

Funeral Services Today For A Giant Of A Man In Putnam Law Enforcement Circles

Funeral services will be held today (Tuesday) for Mark Gilmore, a giant of a man.  More...

Sales Tax Revenue Begins 2017 Where 2016 Left Off

Cash registers throughout Putnam are ringing up sales meaning good news for local business in addition to added revenue for county coffers.  More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Will NYS Ever Become Business Friendly? Putnam County Can Lead By Example

2016 was a record breaking year for non-businessfriendly regulations, with the onerous minimum wage increase and the most generous family leave mandate in the country.  More...

Sports

Patterson Pirates to Play Ball in Cooperstown

A dozen boys from the Carmel, Kent, Patterson and Pawling area will be competing this summer in America’s largest baseball tournament.  One hundred four teams from across the U.S. More...

Putnam Residents Seen at the Carrier Dome In Syracuse

Madison Square Garden may be known as the “World’s Most Famous Arena” but until one visits the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, the excitement and pageantry of collegiate sports is unparalleled. More...

Johanson Stands Out at State Gymnastics

COLD SPRING HARBOR – Mahopac High School’s Callie Johanson capped an exceptional season on Saturday by helping the Section 1 gymnastics team to a fourth-place finish overall at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association gy More...

Birth Announcements

Sawyer Thomas Gilbert

Sawyer Thomas Gilbert was born on Jan. 24, 2017, to parents Lindsey and Derek. Grandparents are Denise Francis (Florida) and Mr./Mrs. Anthony Supino (Putnam Valley).   More...

Breaking News - 3/13/2017 6:37 PM

Putnam prepares for Blizzard of 2017  Free Access 

SCHOOLS—GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSED

The Blizzard of 2017 with a forecast of up to two feet of snow has forced the closings of ALL public schools throughout Putnam County Tuesday as well as governmental agencies, libraries, community services organizations and the county’s municipal tra More...

Breaking News - 3/8/2017 1:23 AM

Ex-Mahopac FD treasurer pleads guilty to embezzlement  Free Access 

The former treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, Michael Klein, pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court White Plains Tuesday to embezzling $5.7 million from the fire department treasury over a 13-year period.   More...

Green Eggs And Ham & Dr. Seuss!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! On the occasion of his 113th birthday last Thursday, boys and girls at the Kent Elementary School recognized one of the world’s best known authors, cartoonists and animators.   More...

Crissy Hajkowski Benefit is Saturday

For more than a decade, Crissy Hajkowski has been a Relay for Life warrior while fighting her own battle with cancer.  More...

Temple Beth Elohim Welcomes Rabbi Laurie Gold

Laurie Gold always dreamed to become a rabbi and when the rabbinate opened to women, that dream became reality.  The former trial attorney who grew up in Rego Park, Queens before her family moved to Long Island, was always involved in the reform More...

Around the County

Archaeologist at Next Kent Historical Society Meeting

Please join the Kent Historical Society for its next meeting, March 19, 2 P.M., Town of Kent, Town Hall, 25 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. This program is free & open to the public.   Archaeologist/Anthropologist Eugene J. More...

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Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

MORE EGGS WITH MORE LIGHT

If a hen is provided with light at night, she stays awake and keeps on laying.  It has been found that artificial light will stimulate winter laying as much as seventy percent.  More...

Word of the Week

nictitate  \NIK-tuh-tayt\  verb : to close and open quickly : to shut one eye briefly :  wink; to close and open the eyelids   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner

March Madness, on Various Fronts

Douglas Cunningham   I’m glad March Madness is here. There, I’ve said it.   More...

Their Farms, Our Tables

(and Beef Shanks in Cider CSA)

Katherine Whiteside True confession: last week I promised that this column would celebrate Hudson Valley “terroir.” You know, terroir, that French word that celebrates how local soil, topography More...

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