June 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Brewster Class of 2015 Told to Savor the Moment

Brewster High School Skies grew dark and rain fell from the heavens moments before commencement exercises for the Brewster High School Class of 2015 got underway More...

Lake Mahopac Goose Population to be Reduced

As many as 50 Canada geese calling Lake Mahopac home will be winding up in a Sullivan County food pantry later this year as the result of action taken by the Carmel Town Board. More...

Politics

No Verdict on Term Limits for Legislature Chair

Should a member of the Putnam Legislature be permitted to serve as chair for more than two years? That was the question debated last Thursday evening by members of the Legislature’s Rules and Enactments Committee. More...

Around the County

Ariano Found Guilty of Top Count in Incident with Waitress

Cleared of a lesser charge in County Court

Lani Zaimi Ariano was found guilty Wednesday of forcible touching of a female waitress at his former restaurant in January 2014 – but he was exonerated on charges of sexual abuse after a jury deliberated for only three hours in Putnam County Co More...

Constitution Island Open Again

Gala Draws Politicians From Across County

Constitution Island Amidst a raw bar stuffed with seafood, followed by lobster and corn on the cob, the Constitution Island Association’s Seafood Gala on Saturday was marked by a rebuilt relationship with the U.S. More...

Putnam Lake Airboat Startles Residents

Bill Draper thought his home was overlooking the Everglades rather than Putnam Lake last Friday when the sounds and sight of an airboat came into view. More...

School News

Contracts Ratified in Mahopac School District

Outgoing Mahopac Superintendent Brian Monahan has a feather in his cap—actually three feathers—for completing negotiations with three unions that resulted in successful contract talks. More...

Students Prepare For Careers As Adults

Never too early to plan for the future. That was the motto of the sixth-grade staff at the Henry Wells Middle School in Brewster last week when hosting a Career Day fair for the 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls. More...

Jambor Elected President of School Boards Association

Veteran Brewster school trustee Stephen Jambor has been elected as President of the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

TOWN BOARD BUSY WITH ROAD TROUBLES

The town board of the town of Carmel received the resignation of J. F. Tuthill, C. More...

Word of the Week

Gossamer extremely light, delicate, or tenuous More...

Breaking News - 6/28/2015 9:03 PM

Rock slide KO’s water at Southeast condo complex  Free Access 

The weekend rains wreaked havoc for the 136-unit Stonecrest senior citizen apartment complex in Southeast when on Sunday morning a la More...

NYC drug dealer arrested in Putnam

Illegal drug trafficking in the Putnam area has taken a major hit thanks to the efforts of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department Countywide Narcotics Enforcement Unit.Victor Cerda, 35, of the Bronx was arrested over the weekend after an undercover officer, More...

Independence Party Goofs

Both former Legislator Sam Oliverio and Putnam Valley Councilwoman Jackie Annabi, the town’s current deputy supervisor, have been endorsed for Putnam Valley Town Supervisor by the Independence Party. More...

Local Woman Attacked, Strangled In Road Rage

A Brewster woman had the fright of her life when attacked by a Danbury man as the result of a road rage incident near the Danbury Fair Mall. More...

Electrical Fire at PHC

An electrical fire at Putnam Hospital Center late Tuesday afternoon sent firefighters and emergency responders from four agencies into action. More...

General Stories

Morningthorp Bridge to Undergo Extensive Repairs

The 100-year-old Morningthorp Bridge that has been closed to vehicles and pedestrian traffic since 2007 will soon be undergoing a facelift and rehabilitation. More...

Cost of Civil Service Exams to Increase

Individuals seeking employment in need of a civil service test will now pay more for higher paid positions. More...

Holmes Youth Becomes Eagle Scout

Cameron Kemmer of Holmes has been in scouting since first grade and now the 2015 graduate of Pawling High School who is off to Sacred Heart University in the fall is the latest area youth to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Businesses, Nonprofits, & Tourism Interests Rely On Each Other

Our county’s economy is essentially a symbiotic relationship between area businesses, nonprofits and the tourism industry, and business development strategies would do well to understand this interaction. More...

Cultural Events

Southeast Museum Kicks Off Season

The Southeast Museum has kicked off its new season with an exciting exhibit. Last Wednesday evening, guests marveled at the uniqueness of the many items on display ranging from a foot-pedaled jigsaw dating back to 1875 to a bass tuba played in 1862. More...

Sports

Hudson Valley Renegades Are A Reminder of Home

FISHKILL– It’s about 10- 12 minutes from Cold Spring, 15 from Garrison, 25 from Carmel, 30 from Brewster and 35 from Mahopac. More...

Boys' Lacrosse All-Putnam Team

Meet the Super Seven From Across the County

They are the Super Seven of high school boys' lacrosse in Putnam County. Well, perhaps the Great Eight, given we had a tie. More...

Brewster Bombers Take Division Title

BREWSTER– The 12-andunder Brewster Bombers baseball team posted a 3-0 record last weekend to win the AA Division of the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

GILEAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH9 Church St., Carmel 845-225-4586 gilead@gileadchurch.org Worship and Church School are held at 10am each Sunday. Sun June 14-3pm Elizabeth Ojeda Harp Performance More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Michael J. Di Nobile

Michael J. Di Nobile age 28, of Brewster, NY, died June 18, 2015, in Hackensack, NJ. Michael was born on February 26, 1987, in Carmel, NY, to Andrew Di Nobile of Brewster, NY, and the late Joanne (Johnson) Di Nobile. More...

Joseph W. Lages, Jr.

Joseph W. Lages, Jr. passed away on Thursday June 11, 2015, after a long illness. Joseph was born in Yonkers, NY, on March 11, 1948, to Joseph and Elizabeth M. “Betty” (Trevorah) Lages. More...

Albert C. Long, III

Albert C. Long, III, passed away at his home in Wingdale, NY, on Sat., June 20, 2015; he was 54. More...

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