December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Brewster School Electrical Fire Could Have Been Far Worse

I t's been a week to remember in the Brewster School District.  On Wednesday, a massive power outage stemming from an underground explosion outside the Henry Wells Middle School resulted in an entire infrastructure failure, when a lead pipe was More...

General Stories

County Seat Becomes Shopper’s Paradise

Parking was at a premium throughout the Putnam County seat Saturday as scores of holiday shoppers jammed downtown Carmel which was turned into a festive paradise.  Bazaars and craft sales at St. More...

Small Business Gets a Boost Thanks to New Business Development Center

More than 90 percent of Putnam's some 900 entrepreneurships are considered to be a “small business” and now for the first time in more than a decade, free advice for local businesspeople is being provided countywide by the NYS Small Busin More...

Women’s Republican Club Rekindles GOP Spirit

Responding to a request from the leadership of the NYS Federation of Republican Women, Putnam’s GOP Chairman Anthony Scannapieco has established the Putnam County Republican Women’s Club.  More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A Conductor’s Fortune

Our Hartford Sunday correspondent tells anew in this interesting way the story of the $1,000 good fortune of Conductor McKinney of the Southern railroad:   More...

Word of the Week

temerarious  \tem-uh-RAIR-ee-us\  adj : marked by temerity : rashly or presumptuously daring   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...

It’s Christmas Time!

Huge Crowds Attend Carmel’s Holiday On The Lake

Picture perfect weather over the weekend resulted in enormous crowds filling downtown Carmel for the 22nd annual Holiday on the Lake. More...

Putnam Starts Animal Cruelty Registry

Elation rang out in the historic Putnam Courthouse Tuesday evening when 35 men and women rose to their feet and cheered after the Putnam Legislature unanimously approved a local law amending the county code to add a new chapter to protect animals. More...

Carmel High School Kids’ Day Brings Community Together

For the 37th consecutive year on Sunday, students and staff at Carmel High School opened their school for an old-fashioned holiday get-together consisting of carnival games, refreshments, entertainment, free prizes and a visit from Santa.  More...

Around the County

Celebrations of Christ’s Birth Brought to Life

In the winter of 1982, my parents merrily began decorating for their first Christmas together as a married couple. More...

Kent Nature Almanac Photos on Display

The winning images from the 2016 Kent Nature Almanac Photo Competition are now on display as Art at the Kent Library. The images highlight the beauty of nature in the town of Kent. More...

Learn Why the Great Swamp is SO Great

Come to the Kent Public Library and learn “Why the Great Swamp is SO GREAT” at a film screening and discussion on Tuesday, January 10, at 7PM. (The snow date will be the following night, Wednesday January 11, at 7PM).  More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Annual Tour Of Putnam Small Businesses a Great Success

With the advent of Small Business Saturday, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and I have made it a point to visit as many area small businesses as possible.  More...

Sports

Putnam Valley’s Dini Returns Home a Winner

PUTNAM VALLEY – Kristi Dini might have made her name as a coach at Somers High School and also coaching the Hudson Valley team that participates in the annual Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY).  But Putnam Valley will alwa More...

Meet The All-Putnam Football Sweet 16 For 2016

It’s reward time for a terrific season in local high school football.  More...

Brewster Grad Shines In Pool At IU

After making waves at Brewster High School, Brian Valedon is now making a splash for the Indiana University men’s swimming team.  Just a freshman, Valedon had a big weekend at the Miami (OH) Invitational.  In the men's 200-yard butter More...

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Weekly Quotation

‘Where Jesus is now the star divine, Brighter and brighter he will shine, Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine on.’ ~R. Fisher Boyce