June 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-Mahopac FD Treasurer Sentenced To 77 Months in Prison

The former treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, Michael Klein, who experienced a lavish life style at the expense of his fellow emergency responders and taxpayers of the greater Carmel- Mahopac area, will soon discover that crime doesn More...

Lawmakers Express Disappointment With Sheriff But Approve $125K Payment

The Putnam County Legislature voted 8-0 Thursday evening to approve a $125,000 settlement as a result of a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit filed by former Putnam District Attorney Adam Levy against Sheriff Don Smith.  More...

General Stories

PEARL Connects Putnam to the Outside World and Beyond

A dozen associates of Putnam's Emergency and Amateur Repeater League (PEARL) tested their ability to communicate with the outside world last weekend during the organization's annual 24-hour field day event.  Members spent the weekend at Sycamore More...

Putnam Blood Drive Friday

The Putnam tradition of donating blood twice annually continues Friday when members of the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police join the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, the Carmel Knights of Columbus lodge and Putnam residents serving More...

Carmel American Legion Elects Officers

By unanimous votes, officers of the American Legion, Marne Post 270, located in Carmel have been elected.  Leading the local Legion post for the 2017-18 year will be Commander Guido Boniello; First Vice Commander Arthur Kiernan, Second Vice Comm More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Lake trout records for this vicinity this season were broken this week and it is doubtful if they are surpassed. More...

Word of the Week

skosh /SKOHSH/  NOUN: a small amount : bit, smidgen   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Michael (Mikey) Hilton Jr

Michael (Mikey) Hilton Jr. died suddenly June 18, 2017, at his home in Brewster. He was 28 years old.   Mr. More...

Red, White And Blue Adorns CHS Commencement

The colors of Old Glory adorned the 2017 Carmel High School commencement when graduates had the opportunity to select their cap and gown in the traditional royal blue and white in addition to bright red.  While most of the students selected the More...

Mahopac High School Graduation—Picture Perfect

The weatherman cooperated! More...

Rabid Cat Attacks Man; Warning Issued in Mahopac

A full grown gray tabby cat has tested positive for rabies in Mahopac and Putnam County Health Department officials are urging those residing within the Tanager Road-Wright Road neighborhood – who may have come into contact with the cat – More...

Around the County

High achievers

Amanda Polloni of Mahopac has been selected for inclusion on St. Lawrence University's Dean's List for academic achievement during the Spring 2017 semester. Polloni is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in government. More...

Plans Outlined for Visitors Bureau

The new Executive Director of the Putnam Visitors Bureau, Bruce Conklin, detailed plans for his agency before members of the county Legislature’s Economic Development Committee last week. More...

Pet Vaccine Clinic Coming Up

Ongoing programs to reduce the chance of spreading rabies include the Putnam County Feral Cat Task Force and the county healthsponsored, free pet vaccination clinics. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

When Will People Realize The Golden Opportunity Right in Front of Us?

Jobs. Local jobs. Local jobs with minimal college debt. Some of us keep repeating the mantra over and over, but it often seems to fall on deaf ears.  More...

Sports

Player Spotlight: Mahopac’s Carly Steinberg

(Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of short spotlights on our local high school athletes and what they are doing over the summer to prepare for the next season). More...

Columns

Retired Investigator: Smith Should Resign

Don Smith has proven he is unfit to serve as sheriff of Putnam County. Smith should resign immediately and face criminal charges. More...

Cunningham's Corner

Everyone Needs a Boss. Even Firefighters

Surely, surely, we now have enough ironclad evidence that even in good causes, even for work that is worthy, everyone needs a boss. Everyone needs a balance. Even volunteer firefighters. More...

Your Annual Vacation

(and Sheila’s Grilled Gluten Free Pizza)

The first few years of a flower garden are mostly about filling in the gaps. More...

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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland