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A Chilly Day For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Father Joseph Tierney, the parade’s grand marshal, is assisted with his sash by Bernie Cummins (left) and Allison Winstanley, as the parade gets underway. Story and more photos on page 12. More...

The Year of the Millennial in Putnam County

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell has declared 2017 as the Year of the Millennial in Putnam County.   More...

Binge Drinking Is A Problem In Putnam County, Data Show

Data compiled by the NYS Health Department concerning binge drinking around the Empire State has revealed startling statistics for Putnam County.  According to the report released last week, nearly one-fifth of all adults residing in communities More...

General Stories

BHS Juniors Compete This Weekend In US Eastern Ski Championships

Christopher McCarthy and Keegan O’Connor, two juniors at Brewster High School, have been skiing since early childhood. More...

Putnam Arts Council Distributes $11,000 In Grants

A variety of organizations from Brewster to Cold Spring have been awarded $11,000 in Putnam Arts Fund grants through New York State following a rigorous process coordinated by the Putnam Arts Council.  The Putnam Legislature last week approved t More...

Hawaiian Purim Fiesta Celebrated In Carmel

The Jewish holiday of Purim was celebrated in a most unusual fashion in Carmel Sunday when Christians and Jews gathered at Putnam Chabad for the region’s first Hawaiian Purim Fiesta.  More...

Sports

CYO Girls’ Team Turns in Great Season

The St James Thunder 5th grade girls’ basketball team completed a 15-0 undefeated season with a 26-23 victory over Resurrection. More...

Local Teams Excel in Putnam Hockey’s March Meltdown

Amateur hockey has a bright future in Putnam County thanks to the Putnam Hockey Association.  The organization’s 25th annual March Meltdown last weekend that was held in memory of a life-long Mahopac resident featured teams from the entire More...

Spring Has Sprung On New Season!

Well, the weather might not look like it or feel like it, but the spring high school sports season has begun with Monday’s official opening day of practice.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Christopher Chambers

Christopher Chambers, of Patterson, NY, died peacefully at home on Monday March, 6, 2017. He was 94 years old.  Born on June 22, 1922, in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Thomas and Eva (Redgate) Chambers. More...

Breaking News - 3/18/2017 11:33 AM

House burns in Patterson

Smoke detectors became activated at a home on Cornwall Hill Road in Patterson early Saturday but when firefighters reached the scene they determined the fire was located in a residence across the street.   More...

Lake Carmel man dies shoveling snow

The Blizzard of 2017 has claimed a life in Putnam County. A 72-year-old Lake Carmel man died Wednesday while shoveling snow outside his Clarkson Road residence. More...

The Big Dig after the Big Storm

The Blizzard of 2017 crippled the Putnam region and its aftermath is being felt for the second day in succession. More...

Mahopac FD Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

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...

Lessons Learned From Fire Dept. Theft

Last week’s guilty plea from Michael Klein, the former treasurer of the Mahopac Fire Department, for embezzling some $5.7 million from the all volunteer non-profit agency, ended one of the darkest chapters in the history of Putnam’s emerg More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

MILK DEALERS LIABLE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DRIVERS IN CITY

In a milk case in New York on Monday Justice Denel decided that the owner of a milk business is responsible for the act of his driver in selling adulterated milk.   Justice Denel, in disposing of the case, said:   More...

Word of the Week

ab ovo \ab-OH-voh\  ADverb : from the beginning   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner

Putnam County and the Railroad

Douglas Cunningham   It’s still March, and still March Madness. Just saying.  **  More...

A Primer for Planting Peas

(and Easy Peasy)

Friday is St. Patrick’s Day: wear green and plant green! If the snow hasn’t completely buried your garden beds, St. Paddy’s is the best day to plant spring peas. As you have read here, year after year, peas do not like hot weather. More...

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Weekly Quotation

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