June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

More Than 5,000 Watch Mahopac Seniors Graduate

The weatherman cooperated! More...

Politics

It’s Oliva Versus Maloney in November

Putnam’s Republican endorsed candidate for the 18th Congressional District race, Phil Oliva of Somers, was victorious Tuesday, defeating Kenneth Del Vecchio of Warwick in a GOP Primary. More...

Around the County

SPCA Investigating Horrible Case Of Animal Cruelty

The Putnam SPCA is investigating a horrible case of animal cruelty involving a 16 pound male poodle mix found wandering along Drewville Road in Carmel on Thursday. More...

Partnering to Avoid Water Crisis in Putnam

County officials partnered with a community in Mahopac, a private water company and a Kent well driller to avoid a calamity last week. More...

Movie Matinee of ‘Race’ at Kent Public Library Set for July 8

The Kent Public Library will be having Movie Matinee Fridays this summer! Join us from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm on Fridays to enjoy sports themed movies. On Friday, July 8th, the library wil be showing Race. More...

Sports

Boys’ Lacrosse 2016 All-Putnam Team

Once again we were lucky enough to witness some tremendous play in high school boys’ lacrosse in Putnam County this past spring. More...

Renegades In A Rut – Lose Three Straight, Six Out Of Seven

FISHKILL – The Hudson Valley Renegades are in a rut. More...

Local Man To Throw First Pitch At Mets Game To Honor Father, 9/11 Hero

Continuing a tradition started more than three decades ago, former New York Met Rusty Staub and the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children’s Benefit Fund will host more than 800 family members and supporters of fallen New York Police Off More...

Columns

Perspective

Jefferson’s Declaration

Thomas Jefferson was a student of the classics, science, and history. The Virginia planter and lawyer was a scholar, a thinker, a writer – but he was no speaker. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Erna Bermel

Erna Bermel, 81, of Brewster, NY and formerly of North Salem, Yonkers and the Bronx, died on June 24, 2016, at Putnam Hospital. Erna was born on November 1, 1934, in Tobaj, Austria to the late Mike and Mitzi (Lukacs) Roth. More...

Jeanne Gordon

Jeanne Gordon of Putnam Valley, died on Sunday, June 12, 2016. There will be an informal gathering of family and friends to remember Jeanne on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Heritage Funeral Home, Morrissey Drive, Putnam Valley. More...

Joan M. Anderson

Joan M. Anderson was born April 18, 1932, to Mary and Harvey Anderson in Mt. Kisco, New York. She lived her entire life in Brewster, attending Brewster Schools through high school. More...

Breaking News - 5:28 PM

No mail in Carmel Friday as power outage hits sorting facility

Thousands of residents in eastern Putnam and northern Westchester failed to receive mail Friday due to a massive power interruption in White Plains that affected a mail distribution facility. More...

Carmel Seniors Graduate Under Tight Security

Security was tight at the O’Neill Center on the Western Connecticut State University campus in Danbury Thursday night when 365 members of the Carmel High School Class of 2016 received their diplomas. More...

Fourth of July Events in Putnam  Free Access 

June 30: Sunset concert – Mahopac Chamber of Commerce Park, Route 6N – Mahopac – 7 p.m. July 1: Patterson Fire Department Parade and Holiday Carnival—starting at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Route 311 and 292 in Patterson. More...

Assembly kills Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

So much for Putnam shoppers getting a tax break this fall on back to school clothing and footwear. More...

General Stories

New Consumer Affairs Director To Be Confirmed

The Putnam Legislature’s Audit Committee Tuesday evening approved the appointment of Michael Budzinski as the county’s new Consumer Affairs Director, opening the door for the full legislature to endorse County Executive MaryEllen Odell&rs More...

Putnam Blood Drive Helps With Summer Demand

A steady stream of donors during Putnam’s semi-annual blood drive last Friday sponsored by the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police in conjunction with the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, the Carmel Knights of Columbus lodge and More...

Call Him Deputy Commissioner Ken Clair

Lifelong Brewster resident Ken Clair has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services. More...

Enterprise

Odell Highlights Year of Business

County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell delivered the keynote address Thursday before the Annual Breakfast of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. More...

School News

Brewster Educator Honored With Excellence In Teaching Award

When it comes to art education, Danielle Scalera leads the way. The Brewster educator assigned to the C.V. More...

Brewster Class of ‘46 Celebrates 70th Reunion

Ten members of the Brewster High School Class of 1946 reminisced and told stories of yesteryear when rekindling life long friendships Saturday during their 70th reunion. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

BACCALAUREATE SERMON

The Methodist church was filled on Sunday when the baccalaureate sermon was delivered by Dr. Robert Johns Trevorrow, president of the Seminary. More...

Word of the Week

Eminently \EM-uh-nunt-lee\ adverb : to a high degree : very More...

Worship Services

Mt. Hope Church Holds Final Service

A chapter of Putnam County history closed Sunday in Mahopac Falls when the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church conducted its final worship service. More...

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. CHUANG YEN More...

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'Where liberty dwells, there is my country.' ~Benjamin Franklin