April 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops Take the Autism Patch Challenge

Kvehicles are a bit more colorful these days after members of the local force decided to take the Autism Patch Challenge. Sgt. More...

Vigil Remembers Robin Murphy 22 Years Later

A small group gathered at the ShopRite Plaza Shopping Center in Carmel Sunday evening to mark the 22nd anniversary of one of Putnam’s most bizarre cases. More...

General Stories

Women’s Center Benefit A Great Success

The Putnam-Northern Westchester Women’s Center assists those in need around the clock and last Wednesday evening the public said ‘thank you’ to the center’s dedicated staff by attending Putnam’s 19th annual Hudson Valley More...

Carmel Fire Dept. Pasta Dinner a Big Hit

Food was plentiful and delicious at the Carmel FD headquarters Saturday evening when members of the Carmel Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary hosted its annual pasta dinner.  More...

High School Students Register to Vote

Board of Elections personnel visited area high schools last week and registered dozens of upperclassmen. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Cost of a Wedding

The dearest thing on earth in these days appears to be marriage. In getting ready, both parties are forced to put cash down in a style fearfully generous. For instance, the Boston Globe says:   More...

Word of the Week

syncretism \SING-kruh-tiz-um\  noun : the combination of different forms of belief or  practice   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner

Spring, Albany & Real News

Douglas Cunningham   More...

Spring Planting?

(and Luscious Last Year Salad)

Katherine Whiteside   More...

Brewster musicians bring home gold from Washington

One hundred ten members of the Brewster High School Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra “wowed” the judges in our nation’s Capital last week by taking first place in the Washington, DC, Festival of Music.   More...

Putnam’s Syphilis Rate Soars

Confirmed cases of syphilis have increased by 125 percent across Putnam County.  Acting Commissioner of Health Dr. Michael Nesheiwat reported last week that local cases have risen from eight in 2015 to 18 last year.  More...

State Aid Increases for Putnam’s School Districts

The numbers are in and while each of Putnam’s six school districts is slated to receive more state aid for the 2017-18, school year officials say the numbers are somewhat deceiving due to Foundation Aid allowances. More...

Around the County

Putnam Valley Man Charged With Marijuana Sales

A Putnam Valley man faces charges of marijuana sales and possession when appearing later this month in Putnam Valley Court.  Robert Laregina, 20, was arrested by the Countywide Narcotics Enforcement Unit Tuesday after allegedly selling a quantit More...

Brewster Man Wanted in Three Jurisdictions Arrested

A Brewster man who was the subject of arrest warrants in White Plains, Carmel and Yorktown now faces additional charges following his arrest by Yorktown Police.  Richard Lennox, 26, was arrested last Tuesday after his car was stopped on Route 6 More...

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Sports

Three Brewster High Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

A college letter signing took on a party-like atmosphere at Brewster High School when family and friends gathered with balloons, party favors and even a specially designed sheet cake in honor of the three young women.  Last Wednesday, Julia Bors More...

Brewster Softball Opens With Win

BREWSTER – With expectations as high as they have ever been for the Brewster High School softball team, the Bears opened the 2017 season with an 18-4 win over John Jay-Cross River.  Brewster, 18-4 last year, had 20 hits in the win.  More...

Beneway Hits A Milestone In Carmel LAX Win

CARMEL – Carmel High School boys’ lacrosse goalie Korey Beneway reached a milestone last week as the Rams beat New Rochelle, 10-7, in a non-league game.  Beneway, a three-year starter, made 12 saves in the game, including the 500th o 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...

Holy Week at Sacred Heart

Celebrate at Sacred Heart, where all are welcome this Holy Week for our celebrations and events:  Holy Thursday - April 13, 2017  7:30 pm - Mass of the Last Supper   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David Michael Pierro

David Michael Pierro, age 61, a 25-year resident of Patterson, NY, formerly of Port Chester, NY, died on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Valhalla, NY. More...

Patricia Stipak

Patricia Stipak, age 59, a lifelong resident of Patterson, NY (Putnam Lake), died on Friday, April 7, 2017, in Bethel, CT.   Patricia was born on January 7, 1958, in Brooklyn, NY to Joseph W. and Lorraine (DeBetta) Braun of Patterson, NY. More...

Paul M. DiDio

Paul M. DiDio, 96, of Brewster NY died peacefully at home on Thursday April 6th. Paul was born February 12th, 1921, in Sicily, Italy to Benedetta and Serafino DiDio. More...

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Weekly Quotation

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