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Unlikely Allies? Schumer And Sheriff Smith Call On President To Reinstate Drug Prevention Funding

Sheriff Don Smith, a staunch Republican, and Democratic U.S. More...

Popular Mahopac Businessman Killed On Taconic In Westchester

A popular Mahopac businessman was killed Wednesday in a violent single car crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Briarcliff Manor.  State Police identified the victim as Jason Shenkman, 32, of Mohegan Lake.  More...

General Stories

Special Mother’s Day Celebration At Buddhist Monastery

Mother’s Day was celebrated in special fashion at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs Sunday when hundreds of people attended the annual garden party and Bathing Buddha celebration.  More...

Mental Health Association Recognizes Pillars Of Improving Treatment, Recovery

“Everyone can be an ambassador for good mental health.”  Those were the words of Megan Castellano, executive director of the Mental Health Association of Putnam County, at its annual recognition breakfast last week in Mahopac.   More...

IRS Scammers Hit Putnam County

DO NOT CALL 206-823- 3351!  That’s the message from law enforcement officials in the wake of an apparent IRS scam being perpetuated on Putnam residents.  Authorities reported six queries being received in the past few days from local More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

PUTNAM SENDS 200 TO FLOOD SUFFERERS IN THE MISSISSIPPI DISTRICT

County Red Cross Chapter Takes Action on Appeal From Atlantic Division   More...

Word of the Week

raiment  \RAY-munt\  NOUN: clothing, garments   More...

Columns

Mid-May PSA s

(and Chef Spike’s Spaghetti and Scapes)

Tomato PSA:   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Anna Cassone

Cassone, Anna, of Brewster, NY, formerly of Scarsdale, NY died at her home on Wednesday May 10, 2017. She was 90 years old. More...

John B. ‘Barrett’ Hickman

John B. “Barrett” Hickman, a resident of Largo, FL, died Saturday April 8, 2017, at his home. He was 60 years old.  More...

Eileen Lee Copland

FISHKILL – Eileen Lee Copland, a Fishkill resident since 1995, died on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. She was 76.  More...

Breaking News - 5/20/2017 9:18 PM

Family and Close Friends Gather for Funeral of Roger Ailes  Free Access 

Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News and a giant in media and politics, was mourned Saturday morning during a service at St. Edward Church in Palm Beach. More...

Clean sweep across Putnam – school budgets pass  Free Access 

Cheers rang out at tabulation centers in each of Putnam’s six school districts Tuesday night when results of 2017-18 school budgets were announced. For the second consecutive year, voters approved fiscal spending plans by large margins in each d More...

Man, 71, Cheats Death, With A Little Help

Robert Odell is without doubt Putnam’s luckiest man – and the 71-yearold Cold Spring resident didn’t even win the lottery!  Odell suffered a massive coronary late last month and went into cardiac arrest, but due to the expertis More...

Carmel GOP Ousts Two Incumbents, Including County Exec Critic Dini LoBue

Two officials representing constituents in the greater Carmel-Mahopac area have been ousted by the town’s Republican Committee and now must wage primary fights to keep their seats.  The Carmel GOP last week caucused in Mahopac and endorsed More...

History Made for BHS Wresting Star Brooke Pagan

History was made at Brewster High School last Friday when Brooke Pagan, an exceptional student athlete, became the first young woman in Putnam County history to sign a letter of intent to study and wrestle at an institution of higher learning.  More...

Around the County

Kent Historical Society Sets Meeting

Please join the Kent Historical Society for its next meeting, at May 21, 2 P.M., Town of Kent Town Hall, 25 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes.  More...

Marketing Is Topic of Business Meet

Do you know the value of email marketing? Learn the best practices for email marketing, including what to say and how to say it. Use words and images to craft your email messages.  More...

Protect National Parks Program

The “Who’s Protecting Our National Parks’ Natural Resources in the Northeast?” program will be Saturday, May 20, 1:00-3:00 pm at the Henry A. Wallace Education and Visitor, Home Of FDR   More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Superstars of the Putnam County Workforce

With the untimely passing of Jason "Jay" Shenkman, who had built a following as a bartender at the Chophouse Grille in Mahopac, I got to thinking about some of the amazing people who work for our Putnam County businesses. More...

Sports

Brewster Softball Zeroes In On Top Seed

BREWSTER – When the Section 1, Class A softball seeds and brackets are announced this week, look to the top. More...

Photos

Top: From L-R: Florence Cuomo, Amelia Cuomo, Marissa Crowley and Elsa Neubauer stand on the podium on Day 3 of the 50th Annual Glenn D. Loucks Games held in White Plains. More...

Carmel Boys’ Lacrosse Splits

CARMEL – The Carmel High School boys’ lacrosse team had a split week, nipping Our Lady of Lourdes and falling to Wappingers.  In the 8-7 victory over OLL, Joe Meyers had four goals to lead the Rams while Henry Flocco and Mike Telesco 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...

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