April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Discarded smoking materials cause fire in Patterson

Patterson FD Chief Matt Szpindor described a fire in a residence on First Street in Patterson as a “tragedy waiting to happen.”Firefighters were summoned to the three family residence at 12:30 a.m. More...

Parents Revolt on State Testing, Hundreds Opt Out

There were hundreds of empty seats across Putnam County on Tuesday as students refused to take the New York English Language Arts exam, the first of six days of required testing. More...

Fatal Route 684 Crash Snarls Traffic

A fatal crash Tuesday evening on Route 684 in Southeast snarled traffic along the heavily traveled interstate for hours—backing up vehicles for more than 15 miles into Katonah. More...

Politics

Patterson GOP backs Tendy over Levy

The Patterson Republican Town Committee has endorsed Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy over incumbent District Attorney Adam Levy.The vote came behind closed doors at the town’s GOP caucus Wednesday evening when Republicans endorsed candidates fo More...

Local Reaction Mixed to Clinton’s Candidacy

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s announcement Sunday that she is jumping back into presidential politics by announcing her second campaign for the White House was met with mixed reaction in Putnam County. More...

Around the County

Carmel FD Hosts 100th Anniversary Bowl-a-thon

Dozens of bowling enthusiasts traveled to the Carmel Lanes Sunday and helped the Carmel FD celebrate its 100th anniversary by participating in a fund raising tourney. More...

Sale of Small Fireworks Legalized Across Putnam

Putnam lawmakers have legalized the sale of small fireworks across the county despite objections from fire and EMS officials. More...

Roger Ailes Named One of 35 Most Powerful in Media  Free Access 

Roger Ailes, of Garrison, has again been named to The Hollywood Reporter's list of the 35 Most Powerful People in NY Media. Ailes is the chairman and CEO of Fox News. Those on the list were hailed during a reception at the Four Seasons last week. More...

School News

Mahopac’s New Super Calls for Unity

Mahopac’s new Superintendent of Schools Dennis Creedon wants greater Mahopac to unite behind its schools. More...

Carmel’s Kayla Fuhst Sings With Honors

It has been a busy month for Carmel High School’s Kayla Paige Fuhst. After returning from singing at the Vatican with fellow young musicians, she embarked on another exciting experience this past weekend. More...

Editorials

The April Death of Two Presidents

At Hyde Park, New York, on April 15, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was laid to rest at his beloved family home. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Milky Way form the grandest feature of the firmament, It completely encircles the whole fabric of the skies, and sends its light down upon us, according to the best observations, from no less than 18,000,000 of suns. More...

Word of the Week

Zephyr

a breeze from the west; any of various lightweight fabrics and articles of clothing More...

Birth Announcements

Ariana Lily Gershkowitz

Ariana Lily Gershkowitz was born March 13, 2015, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Parents are Lisa and Anthony Gershkowitz of Carmel. Maternal Grandparents: Cecelia Montanaro and Peter Tevere, of the Bronx. More...

Breaking News - 4:16 PM

Wild caper in western Kent  Free Access 

A bizarre chain of events unfolded early Friday in western Kent when a 91-1 call was received from a Kent Cliffs woman advising that her former male companion was threatening her -- and the alleged assailant then fled to a nearby lake to escape autho More...

Breaking News - 4/16/2015 9:38 PM

Brush blaze burns 21.5 acres in Kent Cliffs  Free Access 

One of Putnam’s largest brush fires in years scorched 21.5 acres of land in Kent Cliffs Thursday. More...

Never Again

Christians and Jews joined together and reflected on one of history’s saddest moments—the Holocaust—during a remembrance Thursday at the historic Putnam County Courthouse.For the first time, Holocaust Observance Day was held in each of the five count More...

Son Killed, Father Injured in Lake Carmel Accident

A 44-year-old man is dead while his 67-year-old father remains in intensive care at the Westchester Medical Center following a bad crash Monday evening in Lake Carmel. More...

General Stories

Confirmation of New EMS Commissioner Stalled

Putnam County legislators agreed Monday that Tony Sutton had seen it all during his years in the emergency services community, and the licensed paramedic was the man for the job as Putnam’s new Commissioner of Emergency Services. More...

Brewster Fire Department Celebrates 145 Years

The Brewster Fire Department has been serving residents of the Brewster-Southeast area for the past 145 years. More...

Three Hurt in Patterson Crash

A section of Route 22 in Patterson resembled a demolition derby when during the morning rush hour three vehicles collided snarling traffic for over an hour in both directions along the heavily traveled road. More...

Enterprise

PCSB Acquires CMS Bancorp for $25 Million

The Putnam County Savings Bank is expanding. More...

Putnam’s Regional Business Expo Takes Place Saturday

Thousands are expected to visit Mahopac High School Sunday for Putnam’s 10th annual Regional Business and Home Expo that is being touted as the largest event in county history where commerce and industry can showcase products and services. More...

Cultural Events

Ellis Paul Brings Folk to Pawling  Free Access 

Award winning singersongwriter Ellis Paul will perform in Pawling tonight, April 16, in support of his latest musical release, Chasing Beauty. Head over to Daryl’s House Club for a night of folk music and stories told through song. More...

Sports

Mahopac Girls' LAX Puts Up Strong Effort in Loss

MAHOPAC – Gabby Light had three goals, and Kim Harker scored three goals and had two assists on Monday, but the Mahopac High School girls' lacrosse team lost to unbeaten Somers, 13-9, with a great effort. More...

Carmel Girls' Lacrosse Splits Back-to-back Games

POUGHKEEPSIE – Caitlin Murphy had five goals on Monday and the Carmel High School girls' lacrosse team beat Our Lady of Lourdes, 13-9, in a league game. More...

Brewster Softball Stuns Mighty John Jay-EF

BREWSTER – Well this should serve notice to the rest of Section One. More...

Worship Services

St. Lawrence O’Toole Church Prepares for the Next 100 Years with Expansion

St, Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster is ready for the next 100 years following a $3.6 million renovation and expansion of the century old house of worship. More...

Worship Listings

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com Sunday programs: 9-10am - Chanting and Meditation, 10-11am - Dharma Talk, 11am-12pm - Noon Book Discussion Group, Vegetarian lunch, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-1pm More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Louis Butironi

Louis Butironi, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family on March 28, 2015, at the age of 95. Lou was born on February 21, 1920, to Mary (Mantovi) and Guildo Butironi. More...

William J. Herrman

William J. Herrman, 85, of Mt. Kisco, NY passed away on April 10, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at Northern Westchester Hospital. Mr. Herrman was born on July 09, 1929 to William J. and Marie (Warner) Herrman in Newburgh, NY. More...

Robert Patrick Brown Sr.

Robert Patrick Brown Sr. of Moscow, Pennsylvania, formerly of Carmel, New York passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, April 12, at Geisinger CMC Hospital in Scranton surrounded by his loving family. More...

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