August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Climber Cheats Death on Mountain Top

A 23-year-old Carmel man is alive today due to the professionalism and heroics of a number of forest rangers, emergency services providers and New York State DEC personnel who came to the victim’s aid in a dramatic rescue in upstate New York. More...

Politics

Levy & Tendy Both Cite Background Ahead of Primary  Free Access 

Candidates vying for county, town and village races in November presented their goals and aspirations Tuesday evening at a “Meet and Greet” event organized by the League of Women Voters and the Putnam Chambers of Commerce. More...

Candidates’ Forum For District Attorney  Free Access 

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Putnam County, and co-hosted by the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce, the Candidates’ Forum will take place on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Around the County

Four-Time DWI Loser From Putnam Valley Nabbed Again

A Putnam Valley man convicted of DWI-related offenses four times since 2005 is back in jail again following his arrest for DWAI-Drugs by State Police. More...

Taconic Speed Crackdown

Days after four people were killed including a Brewster woman and three residents of New York City in a pair of crashes on the Taconic State Parkway, State Police were out in force last week and conducted a speed enforcement initiative along the TSP More...

Amateur Radio Club Meeting September 1

QSY Society Amateur Radio Club’s September meeting will be held Tuesday evening September 1 at the East Fishkill Community Library. More...

Sports

High Scool Football Roundups & Predictions for the Fall Season

Brewster football looks to be competitive in tough Class A BREWSTER FOOTBALL COACH: Ed Mulvihill (4th year) TEAM RECORD IN 2014: 4-5 KEY RETURNERS: Matt Catalano, Sr. QB; Nick Panucci, Sr. LB/TE; Jeremy Meissner, Sr. LB/RB; Connor Dignan, Jr. More...

The week ahead

MONDAY, Aug 31 BOYS SOCCER Somers at Brewster, 4:30 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY Valhalla at Carmel, 4 p.m. TUESDAY, Sept 1 FIELD HOCKEY Arlington at Brewster, 4:15 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Carmel at Hendrick Hudson, 4:15 p.m.WEDNESDAY, Sept. More...

Worship Services

Rare Engravings Presented to Buddhist Monastery

Hundreds filled the Big Buddha Hall at the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent Sunday when the World Fotu Foundation on behalf of a Buddhist temple in Beijing presented a rare and sacred text to the sanctuary. More...

Worship Listings

GILEAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9 Church St., Carmel 845-225-4586 gilead@gileadchurch.org Worship and Church School are held at 10am each Sunday. Sun Chabad of Putnam More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Eugene J. ‘Gene’ Condreras

Eugene J. “Gene” Condreras, age 56, of Brewster NY, died August 23, 2015, at his home with his family by his side. Gene was born on April 8, 1959, in White Plains, NY, to Eugene J. More...

Eleanor (Barone) Vidalis

Eleanor (Barone) Vidalis, a long-time Carmel, New York, resident (1959), age of 84, was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 29, 1931, and passed away on Aug. 22, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Nathalie and John Barone. More...

Breaking News - 10:52 AM

Community vows to assist toddler stricken with cancer  Free Access 

Kevin Blackman’s smile melted a crowd of more than 200 who jammed the recreation room at Carmel Fire Department headquarters Thursday evening. More...

Carmel FD Celebrates 100th

Ideal weather and enthusiastic crowds greeted thousands of firefighters and members of marching bands Saturday when the Carmel Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary. More...

Mahopac Sophomore Hailed as Hero in I-684 Trucker Rescue

Cole Fitzpatrick doesn’t consider himself a hero, yet the 15-year-old Mahopac High School sophomore’s quick action averted a calamity for a New Jersey trucker whose rig jackknifed on Route 684 in Southeast earlier this month. More...

General Stories

Odell Calls for State Mandate Relief

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell has called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to keep a campaign promise by assisting municipalities with mandate relief. More...

Utility Scams Reported By Central Hudson

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation is warning its customers about a new bill-payment scam. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Rebound

Putnam Commissioner of Finance William Carlin is cautiously optimistic that July’s sales tax revenue collections of $4.6 million, or $240,000 above last year’s numbers, will bode well for the remainder of the year. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

What Everyone Should Know About Economic Development

Is there a preferred skill set and knowledge base for elected officials, business leaders and even concerned citizens when it comes to economic development in a region or community? More...

School News

Carmel’s New Administrators Have Putnam Roots

When classes begin in the Carmel School District next Tuesday, three new administrators will be at the helm of the county’s largest school system. More...

Every Parent’s Worry: A Careless Driver

School bells ring in the 2015-16 school year next week and local officials are urging caution since thousands of boys and girls will be waiting at bus stops from Brewster to Cold Spring and from Patterson to Garrison. More...

Safety Signs Installed Along Roadways

Kent Police are busy this week not chasing after bad guys but reminding the public that school bells will be ringing in the 2015-16 school term starting next Tuesday. Sgt. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

FIREMEN’S FAIR TO OPEN IN CARMEL NEXT FRIDAY

Next Friday evening the annual fair of the Carmel fire department will open on the shore of Lake Gleneida at the library corner and continue on Saturday evening and Labor Day. More...

Word of the Week

Skulduggery underhanded or unscrupulous behavior; also : a devious device or trick More...

Birth Announcements

Alessia Nancy Russo

Alessia Nancy Russo was born on August 3, 2015, to parents Stephanie and Christian Russo of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandparents are Roger Williams and Leslie Hershey of Armonk, NY. Paternal Grandparents Marie and Joe Russo of Mahopac, NY. More...

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“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” ~Russell Baker