July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Brewster Fire Parade One To Remember

Dramatic Proposal Wows Firefighters and Onlookers

The 2015 edition of the Brewster FD Inspection Parade will be remembered for years to come. More...

General Stories

Plans Finalized for Putnam Explorer Training Weekend

Two hundred future members of emergency services units are chomping at the bit in anticipation of attending this weekend’s 14th annual Putnam County Explorer Training and Campout event. More...

Children’s Committee Kicks off 2015 Appeal

The Putnam County Children’s Committee 2015 Fund Drive is underway. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Takes A Nosedive

Putnam Commissioner of Finance William Carlin is not the happiest guy in town these days after receiving the county’s June sales tax report from Albany indicating a $432,000 decline in revenue over the same period in 2014. More...

Cultural Events

Farmers & Others: Portraits from The Valley Table

You simply can’t leave it there: The Valley Table is an eye-popping, mouth-watering standout among the piles of magazines and tabloids scattered near local cash registers. More...

All The Ghosts Are In The Trees

Multi-media artist Lynda O’Connor brings her brilliant talent to Studio Around the Corner in Brewster for the month of August. O’Connor studied Fine Arts at F.I.T. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 2:45 PM

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!  Free Access 

Four young men from Brewster are sporting gold medals today after being crowned as CHAMPIONS representing the United States at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. More...

Carmel’s Sabrina Vega Returns

After three years away, during which time she switched gyms, dealt with two shoulder surgeries, refined her routines and her own inner strength, Carmel’s Sabrina Vega returned to competitive elite gymnastics this past weekend at the Secret U.S. More...

Meet Sabrina Vega

(Courtesy USA Gymnastics) Birthdate: 5/24/1995 Program: Women's Artistic Level: Senior Current Residence: Carmel More...

Letters to the Editor

Equal Protection Under The Law

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Splattering Fat? Is It Intended?

Must this continue? For years now, every Mandarin, pundit or other public speaker is likely to add coup de gras to his remarks, in order to sound tony. But in French, gras means fat or grease, of course, as in that tasty foie gras. More...

Putnam Valley Will Face Large Cuts for a Small Town

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Breaking News - 7/31/2015 11:54 AM

Putnam’s Algae Bloom Epidemic Spreads

Putnam County’s algae bloom epidemic is spreading.Not only are beaches on Lake Carmel closed until next week at the earliest but this weekend’s Lake Peekskill Community Festival in Putnam Valley has been cancelled due to the outbreak of the potential More...

Breaking News - 7/30/2015 1:58 PM

Mahopac pet shop owner charged with animal cruelty  Free Access 

Pet shop manager from Cold Spring also arrested

A 55-year-old Mahopac man who owns pet shops in Danbury as well as Mohegan Lake and Wappingers Falls  has been charged with three counts of animal cruelty in connection with two dogs and a kitten, two of which were euthanized. More...

Thousands Visit Putnam 4-H Fair

Ideal weather conditions attracted thousands to the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent over the weekend for Putnam’s County’s 44th annual 4-H fair. More...

Around the County

Lake Carmel Beaches Closed Until at Least Aug. 5

Beaches that opened for a brief time at Lake Carmel last weekend were ordered closed hours later when a dangerous algae bloom was observed. More...

ACME to Replace A&P in Mahopac, Brewster

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Corporation (A&P) will soon be no more yet Chapter 11 proceedings still await federal bankruptcy court approval. More...

Defensive Driving at Kent Library Sept. 12

A Defensive Driving course will be offered Saturday, September 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at Kent Public Library at 17 Sybil's Crossing in Kent Lakes. More...

School News

Leadership Elected to Boards of Education

Putnam’s six Board of Education have elected leaders for the 2015-16 school year. In Brewster, veteran trustee Stephen Jambor was reelected as President of the School Board at its annual organizational meeting this month. More...

High achievers

Bucknell University Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the 2015 spring semester. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

TIMELY TOPICS

The debt of the City of New York is $125,000,000 in round numbers. The population of France on the last day of 1877 was 26,905,709; of Paris, 2,410,349. More...

Word of the Week

Youthquake a shift in cultural norms influenced by the values, tastes, and mores of young people More...

Columns

Perspective

The horrible violence in Charleston last month is part of a large, systemic problem. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Chabad of Putnam County5 Fair Stree, Carmel 845 225 4770 www.PuntamChabad.orgRabbi Avi Korer conducts Shabbat services Saturdays at 10:00am. Education director Michal Korer. Hebrew school Sundays 10am - 12pm More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Brohl “Bob” Busby

Robert Brohl “Bob” Busby, a manufacturing executive and loving, dedicated husband and father, died peacefully at home on July 21 in Pawling, NY, surrounded by family. More...

Zillah M Dykeman

Zillah M Dykeman, 92, a longtime Red Hook resident, passed away on Saturday, July 25th, 2015, at the Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Born on June 12, 1923, in Carmel, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lester J. and Mary F. More...

Zoltan Handrik

Zoltan Handrik, age 78, passed away July 18 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 12, 1937, in Hungary, to Gergely and Anna Handrik. He graduated from high school and trade school in Hungary. More...

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