February 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Valentine’s Day and The Flower Of Love

You rock Valentine! You’re sweet! Valentine – You float my boat! You hold the key to my heart! You’re my hot tamale! Don’t make me whine – Be my Valentine!  More...

Lawmakers: Cold War Vets To Get Higher Property Tax Exemption

Veterans who served their country during the Cold War are now eligible for an increased property tax exemption following a unanimous vote of the Putnam Legislature.  More...

Deer Kill Numbers in Putnam Continue to Decline

The number of deer taken in Putnam County continues to decline.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reported Friday hunters registered the killing of 786 deer last year countywide, down from 815 taken in 2015 and 917 the More...

General Stories

Putnam County’s DMV Provides Service With A Smile

Putnam County’s Department of Motor Vehicle’s office in Southeast is heralded around the state as one of the finest.  The reason is simple: Impeccable service performed by an incredibly supportive customer friendly staff.  More...

Rapid Response Averts Calamity In Putnam Valley

A rapid response by firefighters from several departments early Monday averted a calamity for a Putnam Valley family when their home caught fire.  Fire horns sounded at 6 a.m. More...

Putnam Volunteers Create Pinwheels For Prevention

Thousands of pinwheels will be on display throughout Putnam County in the next month thanks to the Pinwheel Campaign, in conjunction with April being declared as Child Abuse Awareness Month.  The Child Advocacy Center working with county governm More...

School News

Tickets Are Now On Sale For Brewster High School’s Mary Poppins

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect and high-flying musical! More...

DeVos Confirmation as Secretary of Education Comes Under Fire

The U.S. Senate’s historic vote Tuesday resulting in the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has come under attack throughout the region. The senate voted 50-50 with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie. More...

Gardeners Offer Scholarships

High school students graduating in June interested in a career in plant science, horticulture, floriculture, architectural landscape design, forestry, botany or any other environmentally related program are being encouraged to apply for one of two $5 More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

NOT FOR ONE-WAY TRAFFIC

Having in mind a continuation of the Federal aid road policy there is now before Congress, the Dowell bill, passed by the House and recommended by the Senate committee, which would authorize the appropriation of $75,000,000 for each of the two years More...

Word of the Week

univocal  \ yoo-NIV-uh-kul \  adj  : having one meaning only; unambiguous   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner

Calling Off School in the Age of Social Media

Douglas Cunningham   Time evens out a lot of things. One of things that no longer bothers me is whether school is canceled due to weather.  I realize not everyone thinks like that. Witness how Facebook lights up when school is canceled. More...

Weary of Winter? Wander Over to Juanita’s!

(and Hominy Casserole)

I’m trying to be more empathetic these days in a concerted effort to better navigate these tumultuous times. More...

Breaking News - 9:06 AM

O’Keefe plea to be considered Wednesday  Free Access 

The case against a retired Carmel police officer, former Carmel town councilman and previous member of the Mahopac Board of Education will be heard Wednesday in Putnam County Court as the result of a plea deal reached in connection with the case More...

Breaking News - 2/16/2017 12:14 PM

‘YES’ phone scam hits Putnam  Free Access 

If you receive a voice from an unfamiliar person asking: “Can you hear me?” or any other query provoking a ‘yes’ response, hang up the phone!  That’s the advice of State Police because as Troop K Major Robert Nuzzo explained: “By answering More...

Two Storms KO Activity Across the County

First, winter storm Niko dumped upwards of a foot of snow across the region last Thursday and virtually shut down the area for 36 hours.  Schools were closed Thursday and opened late on Friday. More...

Lost Hound, ‘Sweet Stella,’ Back Home

Sweet Stella decided to take a walk during the season’s first major snow storm. More...

Around the County

Volunteers Needed for 4-H Judging

A call has been issued for a dozen volunteers to serve as evaluators for Putnam’s 4-H Public Presentations event planned for next month.  More...

Brewster Men Charged For Drug Possession

Two Brewster residents have court hearings scheduled for March 7 following their arrests by Yorktown Police on drug possession charges.  Michael Olsen, 32, and James Davis, 22, were arrested last Wednesday evening on charges of criminal possessi More...

Despite Upward Tick Statewide, Attendance at Parks in Putnam Declines

Attendance at state parks across New York has risen dramatically in recent years yet when it comes to Putnam County, park attendance has significantly fallen. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

The Year of the Millennial

County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell’s 2017 “State of the County” address will celebrate the “Year of the Millennial.” The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce has been saying for years now that to attract and engage the mill More...

Cultural Events

Partners With PARC to Host Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival in Patterson

Partners with PARC, a non-profit dedicated to securing the financial future of people with disabilities, will host its next Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2. More...

Music Hall Showcase Comes to Patterson  Free Access 

The Reverie Caffe in Patterson will soon be home to some great local talent. On Friday, Feb. More...

Camp Herrlich Thinking Spring

The ground may be covered with winter’s white but officials at Camp Herrlich in Patterson are thinking about the pastel colors of spring. More...

Sports

Hard Not To Root For the Bears’ Cuomo

Wrestling coach Tom Looby didn’t want to say it publicly.  He didn’t want to jinx his star wrestler at Brewster High School, Grant Cuomo. You know, superstitions and all. Even from coaches.  But now it can be told.  More...

Brewster’s Cuomo, Mahopac’s Muldoon Earn NYS Wrestling Nods

FREEDOM PLAINS – It was a wild day of wrestling on Saturday in the Section 1, Division I (large schools) tournament.  And a long day.  What was supposed to be a two-day affair with the first two rounds at Arlington High School on Satu More...

Mahopac Girls Beat Bronxville, 43-25; Then Fall To New Rochelle, 44-39

MAHOPAC – Mahopac High School girls’ basketball had a pair of games last week, opening with a 43-25 victory over Bronxville.  MHS was led by Amanda Geyer with 13 points and Claire Felix added 11. 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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

MURIEL LOUISE RAPP

Muriel Louise Rapp, of Brewster, NY, passed away peacefully at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home on Monday, February 13, 2017. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Rapp was born June 1, 1922, in the Bronx, NY, daughter to the late Charles and Caroline (Widman) Menge. More...

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Weekly Quotation

‘A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.' ~George R.R. Martin.