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Family Decimated: Mahopac woman killed by daughter’s father-in-law  Free Access 

The shooting death of a 75-year-old Mahopac woman was committed by her daughter’s father-in-law who days later took his own life. Carmel Police Chief Michael Cazzari revealed the chain of events Wednesday at a news conference at Carmel Town Hall More...

Sybil Ludington Comes To Life On The 240th Anniversary Of Her Famous Ride

History came to life throughout the Putnam County seat Thursday when Sybil Ludington rode into town atop her mount, warning the militia forces that the British army was burning Danbury.  More...

Metro-North Employees Save Colleague’s Life In North Brewster Railway Yard

Several Metro-North employees were honored for saving the life of a colleague last month who suffered a heart attack at the railroad’s North Brewster yard.  More...

General Stories

Veterans Rally At Loyalty Day Celebration in Vets Memorial Park

Scores of veterans and their families gathered at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent Sunday to celebrate Loyalty Day—a day set aside to remember all veterans, those currently serving as well as those who have donned battle gear in the pa More...

Sales Tax Revenue Dips

What a difference a year makes!  For the first quarter of 2016 Putnam experienced the largest percentage increase of sales tax revenue of any county across New York State with a 16.4 percent boost leaving neighboring counties in the dust.  More...

John Barrett Hickman Passes Away At Age 60

John Barrett Hickman, son of the late Putnam County Judge S. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER:

Buzzword or Buzzkill?

“CFA” has been a buzzword in politics and economic development in New York state for a while, yet few seem to understand it. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

STILL GROWING THE MEMBERSHIP OF MAHOPAC GRANGE WILL SOON REACH 100

Lake Mahopac, April 28—The Grange now has 88 members. At the last meeting which was held April 21, enough applications were received to raise the membership to 99. More are expected at the next meeting.  More...

Word of the Week

laconic \ luh-KAH-nik \  aDJ: using or involving the use of a minimum of words :  concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner  Free Access 

In the Penalty Box

Spring? Spring? Sunday felt more like a raw day in March than the eve of May. Another week, and then we’ll see whether spring is really here. ** More...

Gardening GUSTO

Wakey! Wakey! (and Rhubarb Ginger Ale)

We have enjoyed a beautiful, rainy, and foggy early spring. More...

Birth Announcements

MATTHEW JAMES REINHARDT

Matthew James Reinhardt was born on April 13, 2017, to parents Meghan and Matthew Reinhardt of Putnam Valley. Grandparents are Darlene and Arturo Torres of Yorktown Heights, and Rose and Jay Reinhardt of Mahopac.   More...

AVA SILVERS

Ava Silvers was born on April 2, 2017, to parents Jessica and Michael Silvers of Carmel. Grandparents are Dennis and Karen Frasene of Yorktown Heights, and Roger and Berith Silvers of Mahopac.   More...

Breaking News - 5/5/2017 4:07 PM

Former Carmel man named as ‘prime suspect’ in suspicious death  Free Access 

A former resident of Carmel who recently relocated to Connecticut is being called a ‘person of interest’ in the death of a New Fairfield woman whose body was found in a rented home along Candlewood Lake near the Putnam-Fairfield County border. S More...

Breaking News - 5/4/2017 5:58 AM

Retired Officer O’Keefe to spend the next year behind bars

Was drunk when he plowed into car carrying Somers teacher

Richard O’Keefe, the retired Carmel police officer, former Carmel town councilman and previous member of the Mahopac Board of Education, will be spending the next year of his life at the Putnam Correctional Facility, after being sentenced Wednes More...

Seniors Relive Youth Thanks to Carmel’s National Honor Society

The senior citizens residing at the Plaza of Clover Lake relived their youth thanks to members of the Carmel High School chapter of the National Honor Society. More...

Ties to Westchester Probed in Mahopac Homicide

Mahopac Murder

Carmel Police say the murder of a 75-year-old Mahopac woman was “not a random act of violence or a crime of opportunity.”   More...

A Night To Remember For Crew Binette

Crew Binette was the star of the show. More...

Around the County

Comcast Helps Beautify PARC

A team of more than 30 Comcast employees from across the Hudson Valley and Connecticut joined forces with Putnam ARC staff and volunteers on Earth Day for Comcast Cares Day. More...

Plant Sale Is Set at Brewster Church

A plant sale will offer hanging baskets, colorful annuals, vegetables and more at the First United Methodist Church, 83 Main Street, Brewster. The sale will be Friday May 12, from 10am – 5pm; and Saturday, May 13, from 10 am – 4 pm. More...

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Sports

Brewster Softball Just Can’t Lose

BREWSTER – The Brewster High School softball team, as much as a jinx this might sound, just can’t lose.  The Bears improved to 10-0 with four victories last week, including two in the Dick Beams Memorial Tournament at Arlington High More...

BHS Seniors Sign Letters Of Intent

Two Brewster High School seniors made it official last week by signing letters of intent to study and participate in sports next fall.  With family and friends present, Tim Catalano and Jason Gonch penned their signatures on the dotted line.&nbs More...

Early Season Slump Fuels Mahopac Baseball

Team is rolling with 10-game win streak

Mahopac   MAHOPAC –After a shaky 1-2 start, it’s a pride thing now for the Mahopac High School baseball team.  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 

SAL ORFANELLA

Longtime Carmel resident Sal Orfanella died in Florida on April 21 at the age of eighty following a long illness. Mr. Orfanella was born in the Bronx in 1936 to Anna and Louis Arfanella.   More...

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Weekly Quotation

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