January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Miracle: Carmel Man Survives 50-Foot Fall From Tree

A Carmel man is lucky to be alive after falling 50 feet from a tree being pruned. Daniel Smith, 51, was airlifted by a medivac helicopter to the Westchester Medical Center late Thursday afternoon and was admitted. More...

Crossroads 312 Divides Community

Greater Brewster is divided over the Crossroads 312 project. More...

Politics

Silver Out as Assembly Speaker

It was a week of incredible developments in Albany politics, and by Tuesday evening, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had agreed to step down. More...

Around the County

Jury Selection Delayed in Ariano Retrial

Jury selection has again been postponed in Lani Zaimi Ariano rape case retrial. More...

75 Charged in Distracted Driving Crackdown

Seventy-five motorists learned the hard way that speeding, operating a vehicle while talking on a cell phone or failing to wear a seatbelt won’t be tolerated by State Police. More...

Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival

Just in time for Valentine's Day comes this wine and chocolate event on Sunday, February 8. Come sip wine and sample chocolate from all across our region and buy some goodies to treat your Valentine. More...

School News

Conway Fires Back at Unsubstantiated Rumors

Brewster Superintendent of Schools Tim Conway is angered over what he describes as “unsubstantiated” rumors being distributed throughout his school district related to the area’s increasing immigrant population. More...

Medals for 9 BOCES Students from Putnam

Nine BOCES Career and Technical Education students residing in Putnam County have taken home medals from the Skills USA Four competition held last week at Rockland Community College. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

WAS COLD WEATHER

Seven to ten degrees below zero was reported by many thermometers Saturday morning, with but little change on Sunday, except a slight lessening of the high wind, and prospects for gathering ice and also swamping are much brighter than for several wee More...

Word of the Week

Ergonomic of or relating to the science of designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com Sunday programs: 9-10am - Chanting and Meditation, 10-11am - Dharma Talk, 11am-12pm - Noon Book Discussion Group, Vegetarian lunch, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-1pm More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Norman Epstein

Norman Epstein died at home in Kent on January 23rd, 2015, the 23rd anniversary of his mother's death, at age 83. He had suffered a variety of illnesses in recent years. More...

Mary T. Werner

Werner, Mary T., age 85, of Brewster NY, died January 22, 2015, in Danbury, CT. Mary was born on May 14, 1929, in Richmond Hills, Queens, NY to James J. and Matilda (Greeley) Quinlavin. More...

Breaking News - 10:17 AM

School delays across county  Free Access 

Nuisance storm inconveniences public

Friday’s blast from Mother Nature is more of an inconvenience than anything else.All area schools are opening on either a two or three hour delay due to slippery secondary roads. More...

Breaking News - 1/29/2015 1:07 PM

Settlement with career criminal called a ‘business decision’

A 29-year old career criminal residing in North Carolina, who has ties to Putnam County and was charged last summer with several felonies for his alleged involvement in two residential burglaries in Putnam Lake, the attempted robbery of the A&P i More...

Spectra Energy Gas Pipeline Expansion Gets Tentative Okay

Despite hundreds of local protesters fearing the worst should the Spectra Energy Plan to expand its transmission system with the Atlantic Bridge Project connecting North American natural gas supplies with markets in New England and the Maritime provi More...

Got Milk?

Blizzard Bust Still Wipes Out Stores

The Blizzard of 2015 never materialized across Putnam County. A State of Emergency was declared in anticipation of two feet of blinding snow, strong winds and arctic temperatures. More...

General Stories

Albano Makes Committee Assignments

Putnam Legislature Chairman Carl Albano has appointed members to a variety of legislative committees for the new year. More...

Danielle Cylich is New Brewster Historian

Denis Castelli is smiling from above. The former Brewster Village Historian and Putnam County Historian, who passed away last year, has been replaced by two dynamic historians. More...

4-H Family Day Has Fun for Everyone

Science, technology, engineering and math can be fun especially when discovering together as a family. Putnam County Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a unique opportunity for a fun-filled day next Sunday, Feb. More...

Cultural Events

Seeger Remembered One Year Later

Pete Seeger, whose music and politics shaped generations of folk singers and activism in the Hudson Valley, died a year ago Tuesday. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Executive Director Peter Gross, in an email, reflected on Seeger's impact: More...

Sports

Mahopac Boys’ Basketball Downs Carmel in Rematch Game

MAHOPAC – It’s sad that it had to come to this: That security for both schools had to stand in front of their respective student sections, that the game had to be moved to the unusual start time of 4 p.m., that three referees were used in More...

Three in Double Figures Help Mahopac Girls Beat Carmel

CARMEL – The Mahopac High School girls' basketball team doubled up Carmel in the decisive fourth quarter, pulling away from a three-point lead and turning it into a 50-38 victory over the Rams in a Conference I, League A game last Friday. More...

Mahopac Wrestling Wins, Could Be In Line for Share of League Crown

MAHOPAC – It’s a complicated and convoluted path, but the Mahopac High School wrestling team is in line for at least a share of the league title. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tax Levy in Putnam Valley

To the Editor: I’m asking the Putnam Valley school board to sharpen their pencils this year putting together the school budget; I know the board is very proud of itself that this year’s budget (2014-15) More...

Global Warming?

To the Editor, To prevent the big problem of man-made global warming, as President Obama suggests, may seem impossible to the “deniers,” but all we need do, to prove otherwise, is to prevent the worst of that climate’s weather, so More...

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Weekly Quotation

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again’” ~Lewis Carroll