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School Election Day Is Next Tuesday – Budgets And Board Seats To Be Decided

Next Tuesday, May 16, is school election day across Putnam County when residents of each school district will decide the fate of school budgets for the 2017- 18 school year in addition to electing trustees to boards of education.   More...

Bannerman Island Ready for Rousing Summer

A century on, Bannerman Island – home to a simulated Scottish castle that was for decades an arsenal – is ready for a lively summer of tours, theater and musical events.  More...

General Stories

Kids' Expo Canceled Due to Forecast

Update: Will be rescheduled

Update: This event has been canceled due to the forecast of heavy rain. It will be rescheduled. More...

BHS Seniors Sign Letters Of Intent to Play in College

Two members of the Brewster High School Class of 2017 have signed letters of intent to study and participate in sports at two upstate colleges.  Jordan Sanyshyn and Nicole Rosner penned their signatures to the collegiate applications at a ceremo More...

Lilac Adoration

(with Miracle Meatloaf and Baked Potatoes)

This cool, wet spring has given Putnam County the best lilac season in memory. These floriferous beauties were seen Easter-parading everywhere, blossoming for weeks, perfuming the atmosphere, and sweetly posing for swoon worthy social media posts. More...

Sports

‘Impossible’ Triple Play for Gabriele Marino

Gabriele Marino was playing third base for her Mahopac Sports Association Shockwaves softball team last week when a screaming line drive headed her way.  The 12-year-old 8th grader at the Mahopac Middle School snared the ball, stepped on third b More...

Brewster Boys’ LAX Falls to Arlington

Brewster   FREEDOM PLAINS – In a lacrosse version of a slugfest, 24 goals went up on the scoreboard but the Brewster High School boys’ lacrosse team came up short in a 14- 10 non-league loss to Arlington on Thursday.  Drew Guida More...

Carmel Girls, Boys Defeat Arlington in Golf

Carmel   CARMEL – Lauren Peter shot a blistering round of golf last Monday as both the Carmel High School girls’ and boys’ teams beat Arlington.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Karen Michele Hill Harp Czysz

Karen Michele Hill Harp Czysz, 68, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away on April 19, 2017. More...

Nina Lopane

Nina Lopane, a 41 year resident of Patterson, NY, died at home on Sunday April 30, 2017. She was 70 years old.  Nina was born on August 6, 1946, in the Bronx, NY, daughter to the late Amando and Maria (Gramieri) Trinchitella. More...

Rose Cecere

Rose Cecere, of Brewster, NY, formerly of Yonkers, NY, died peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday May 4, 2017, at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Carmel’s Inaugural Street Fair Attracts Large Crowd

Hundreds of people traveled to the Putnam County seat Saturday for the hamlet’s first annual street fair.  Sponsored by the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce, some 88 vendors displayed their wares along the community’s main More...

Woman Killed by Daughter’s Father-in-Law

Mahopac Murder

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, authorities said in recounting the chain of events.  More...

Tops Market Opens With Great Fanfare

It’s now official: The TOPS Market at the Putnam Plaza is open for business. More...

Around the County

Carmel Senior Signs in Football

Carmel High School senior Ryan Sahle has signed a letter of intent to join the Division III Football team at Western Connecticut State University.  More...

‘Earth Tones’ Sing at Church Coffeehouse

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Brewster is pleased to welcome the Earth Tones to its coffeehouse series called “Good Coffee in the Great Hall” on Saturday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER:

Advocating For Business Friendly Legislation

Economic success requires an environment with comparatively little regulation, lower operating costs and reasonable taxes. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A TOURING CAR’S STUNT

Pawling, Wednesday—A large touring car containing four men did a peculiar stunt last week Saturday while trying to negotiate one of the steep grades over the Pawling mountain to the westward.   More...

Word of the Week

perpend \per-PEND\  verb : to reflect on carefully : ponder   More...

Letters to the Editor

Board Trustee to Vote No on Budget

To the Editor:   When I ran for my current seat on the Carmel Board of Education in 2016, I made 3 promises to the people: fiscal responsibility, fight Common Core, and stand with students. More...

Earth Day Success

To the Editor:   Many thanks to the residents of Southeast who continue to grow and support our Earth Day Town wide Clean-Up.  More...

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