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Breaking News - 5/24/2015 9:43 PM

Body recovered in Hudson; ID'd as missing kayaker  Free Access 

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The body of a man found in the Hudson River across from Garrison near West Point has been identified as that of missing kayaker Vincent Viafore of Poughkeepsie. More...

Memorial Day Observances Planned Throughout the County  Free Access 

The full Memorial Day weekend of observances and ceremonies, as we remember those who sacrificed for our nation. More...

Flags Honor Putnam County’s Vets As Memorial Day Approaches

One hundred-seventy American flags grace the Gleneida shoreline in downtown Carmel thanks in part to the county’s Joint Veterans Council and Putnam County Government. More...

Sheriff’s Patrol Boats Honor Heroes

Four patrol boats operated by the Putnam Sheriff’s Department now bear the names of county heroes representing different branches of the military. More...

Politics

Democrats Endorse Candidates for November Elections

Putnam County Democrats have endorsed a slate of candidates for November’s General Election. More...

Jackie Annabi to Lead Republican Ticket

Both Republicans and Democrats have made endorsements for candidates in Putnam Valley’s town races this fall. More...

Around the County

Putnam to Enact Animal Abuse Registry

Nothing more vile than abusing an animal—an innocent living being that is defenseless. More...

9-Year-Old Girl Remembers Her Grandpa at Relay for Life

Toni-Anne Munoz may only be nine years old but the fourth grader at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster is serving as an inspiration for those participating in next month’s Relay for Life gatherings in Putnam County. More...

Relay for Life Raffle Set

There will be a Custom Cart Raffle at the Mahopac Relay for life on June 13th. The raffle is in honor of and loving memory of Lucia Mele-Hansen, Jennifer Carroll Pierno, and Frank Horvath. All raffle proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. More...

School News

Best Buddies Friendship Dance a Huge Success at Carmel High

Carmel High School’s 1st annual Best Buddies Friendship Dance warmed the hearts of those in attendance, when volunteers created an opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to enjoy an “evening out on the tow More...

Andy Irvin is New Carmel Superintendent

Andy Irvin is elated that the Carmel Board of Education didn’t have far to travel when selecting a new chief school administrator. Irvin was appointed as superintendent earlier this month succeeding retiring Superintendent James Ryan. More...

Colonial Fair Allows Children To Be In Touch With Their Past

Creativity, hard work, teachers' collaboration and funding from the Brewster Education Foundation resulted in another successful Colonial Fair at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

How natural for a child, standing by the banks of a river, to inquire where all the water comes from? To inquire why grass is green ? What makes it grow? How is it that birds can fly? Why fishes are not drowned in the sea ? More...

Word of the Week

Saltation

the action or process of leaping or jumping; dance More...

Breaking News - 7:01 AM

Fast moving fire destroys home in Putnam Valley  Free Access 

A raging fire destroyed a home in Putnam Valley Sunday night despite the efforts of firefighters from half a dozen area departments. More...

Breaking News - 6:46 AM

Phone outage repaired; had affected emergency numbers  Free Access 

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A major phone outage that knocked out local service throughout eastern Putnam County for most of the day Sunday and interfered with calls being made to emergency services providers was resolved early Monday. More...

Breaking News - 5/22/2015 10:50 PM

Watch Fires burn brightly in Putnam County ahead of Memorial Day  Free Access 

Fires burned brightly in steel drums at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park Friday evening to symbolize veterans' determination of never having their More...

Levy wins GOP endorsement—Tendy to wage Primary  Free Access 

Putnam District Attorney Adam Levy has received the backing of the county’s Republican Committee for his reelection bid.Levy was victorious by a 2-1 margin Wednesday night during the GOP’s nominating convention held at the Mahopac Italian-American Cl More...

Pataki to Announce for President

Garrison resident and former Governor George Pataki will announce his candidacy for President of the United States next Thursday in New Hampshire. More...

General Stories

Watch Fires Will Burn at County Park

Fires will burned brightly this weekend at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park to symbolize local veterans' determination of never having their park desecrated again. More...

Carnival Benefits Sparrow’s Nest

The Brewster High School parking lot was a buzz of activity Sunday when members of the Democratic Congress—the BHS government organization— hosted its annual Carnival for a Cause. More...

Hydrant Flushing Continues in the Hamlet of Carmel

Hydrant flushing throughout the hamlet of Carmel continues this week and town officials are reminding the public that consumers may experience several temporary effects during the procedure. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Economic Development Workshop Set for Putnam

The 2015 "consolidated funding" program will be announced at the Putnam County Training Operations Building at the Donald B. Smith Campus, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel, on May 27 from 3-6 PM. More...

Cultural Events

Putnam Native’s 'Amazing Grace' Is Broadway Bound This June

In the historic Nederlander Theatre in Manhattan, Garrison’s own Carolyn Rossi Copeland sat in the last row on a recent Friday, watching a flurry of activity slowly but steadily transform the stage at the old Broadway playhouse into something q More...

Irish Dancers Impress in Kent

What a glorious day! Golden sunshine greeted thousands Sunday when 650 dancers and their families flocked to the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent for the Emerald Association of Putnam County’s 36th annual feis. More...

Sports

Lauren Peter Shines as Carmel Girls' and Boys' Golf Continues to Roll

CARMEL – If this sounds like a broken record – kids, ask your parents about vinyl – well, it is. And the Carmel High School boys' and girls' golf teams make no apologies. They just keep winning. More...

Mahopac Boys’ Lacrosse Makes It to Sectional Title Game

FREEDOM PLAINS – Once the injuries healed – and there were plenty over the course of the season – it was just a matter of time. More...

Mahopac Girls' Lacrosse Team Rolls Into First-Ever Section One Championship Game

THIELLS – The Mahopac High School girls' lacrosse team made sure it held up its end of the ‘Anything you can do I can do better’ scenario with the boys' teams. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Case For Term Limits & Campaign Finance Reform

In 1976, Gerald Ford was President, disco was big and, like most 8th graders, I was glued to the TV watching a new show called Charlie’s Angels. It was also when some of New York’s current State Senators first got elected. More...

Worship Services

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 

Kathleen A. Rapp

Kathleen A. Rapp, of Brewster, NY, died Tuesday May 19, 2015, at Presbyterian Mid Hudson Hospital. She was 63 years old. Kathy was born on June 5, 1951, in Mt. Kisco, NY, daughter to Howard and Lucy (Altamuro) Buzzuto. More...

Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith of Quaker Hill in Pawling, NY, passed away at home on May 11, 2015, surrounded by his family and his dogs, at the age of 75. He had kidney cancer. Roger was born in Worcester, MA on January 13, 1940, to Howard and Edith Smith. More...

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