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Breaking News - 12/1/2016 8:15 AM

Man charged with verbally attacking Spanish speaking woman, possessing weapon

A previously convicted Putnam Lake felon in the possession of a .22 caliber rifle -- who allegedly verbally accosted a Spanish speaking woman -- was remanded to jail on weapo More...

9/11 Hero Is In The Fight Of His Life

On September 11, 2001, Lake Carmel firefighter Chuck Flickinger dropped what he was doing and raced into lower Manhattan to assist at Ground Zero.  More...

Does The Coroner Need New Wheels?

A vehicle used by the Putnam Coroner's office has been deemed unsafe due to extensive mileage and a rusted frame. The county's chief coroner Dr. More...

Downed Pole a Reminder Of Past Tragedy For Kent Cliffs Family

The holidays are always the most difficult for retired NYPD Lieutenant Terence Byrne and his daughter, Erin. More...

General Stories

George’s Thanksgiving Tradition Continues, Now 35 Years Strong

For the 35th consecutive year, George’s Place, a popular restaurant in downtown Carmel, opened its doors to provide a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for some 50 area residents who had no place to go for the holidays.  More...

Schumer Calls for Electronic Speed Controls for Big Trucks

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Remembering Pearl Harbor at Putnam Valley Library

Our American History, a free program series at the Putnam Valley Free Library will remember Pearl Harbor, 75 years later. More...

Sports

Mahopac Girls Looking To Piggy- Back Off Late-Season Success

When last we left the Mahopac High School girls’ basketball team, the Indians had lost a tough game to fourth-seeded New Rochelle in the Section 1, Class AA quarterfinals. But only after the 12thseed had stunned No. More...

Young Carmel Boys’ Basketball Team Preps For New Season

The early season schedule for high school boys’ basketball teams are usually filled with non-league opponents, and that’s where Carmel will do much of its learning this upcoming season. More...

Haldane, Putnam Valley Boys’ Soccer Clean Up In Section 1 Awards

Section 1 held its annual boys soccer award dinner recently to name its allsection, all-league, MVP and Coach of the Year selections.  Haldane High School was a big winner.  In Conference III, League E, Haldane’s Steve Schweikhart was 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...

Breaking News - 3:28 PM

Brewster Schools electrical fire could have been worse  Free Access 

It's been a week to remember in the Brewster School District.On Wednesday, an explosion resulting from a massive power outage outside the Henry Wells Middle School resulted in an entire underground infrastructure failure when a lead pipe was damaged More...

Breaking News - 12/1/2016 9:50 PM

Henry Wells Middle School to OPEN FRIDAY  Free Access 

Classes at the Henry Wells Middle School in Brewster will resume Friday following two days of closure resulting from a massive power outage that resulted in the failure of a main electrical line outside the school on Route 312 and Farm-to-Market Road More...

The American Dream, Reflected in Pastries & Awesome Peach Cake

Thierry Davin has achieved the American dream. More...

Commuters to Pay More for Train Tickets Next Year

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking public comment now on fare increase proposals that would hike the cost of a monthly commuting ticket from Brewster to Grand Central from $407 to $422 for the next two years. More...

Around the County

Local Holiday Events Around Putnam

Christmas lights and music and the holiday spirit will be ringing across the county this weekend. Here’s a full schedule:   MAHOPAC FALLS – Friday, Dec. 2, Mahopac Falls annual tree lighting, 7 pm, Mahopac Falls FD headquarters. More...

First Baptist Church of Brewster Christmas Events

A Night of Christmas Songs will be 5-6 pm on Sunday, Dec. 11th, at First Baptist Church of Brewster (460 North Main Street). It’s a time to hear and sing traditional and new Christmas songs. More information, call 845-279-2636.  More...

Illegal Dumping Leads to Arrest

Detective work on the part of two New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officers led to the arrest last week of a northern Westchester contractor for illegally dumping solid waste along the side of a dirt road in Southeast.  More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Small Business Development Center Returns

After more than a decade’s absence, the New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has returned to Putnam County with a satellite office alongside the Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce in the Tompkins Community Center, 953 More...

Cultural Events

Alternative Shabbat Service

The "alternative” Shabbat Service at First Hebrew features a little less liturgy and a little more learning, with joyful singing and more time for questions and discussion. More...

Crèches From Around the World On Display at Graymoor

In celebration of Christ's birth, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are exhibiting an international collection of crèches in the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center from November 21 until January 12. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

SOME DAY

Yon smooth the tangles from my hair, With gentle touch and tenderest care, And count the years you shall mark, Bright silver threads among the dark—Smiling the while to hear me say, You’ll think of this night some day,  Some day! More...

Word of the Week

cavalcade  \kav-ul-KAYD\  noun : a procession of riders or carriages, vehicles or ships; dramatic sequence or procession : series   More...

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Weekly Quotation

‘God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.’ James M. Barrie