July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pit Bull Attacks ’Pac Couple

A dog described as a “large male pit bull terrier” attacked a Mahopac couple Sunday afternoon, necessitating emergency treatment at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 10:58 AM

Astorino: Special Prosecutor May be Needed in Moreland Case

Demands explanation from Cuomo

The race for New York governor was upended this week, with revelations that Gov. More...

Breaking News - 11:21 AM

It’s a Race: Tendy to Challenge Levy for District Attorney Post

Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy realizes that name recognition is critically important in any political race. More...

Jeff Green Enters Legislative Race

Kent resident Jeff Green believes there is a “serious disconnect” between members of the Putnam Legislature and the county’s 100,000 residents. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Seeking Innovative Ways To Support Putnam's Businesses

The words, "Shop Putnam" often provoke mixed feelings on the part of the listener. More...

Cultural Events

New Yorker Cartoon Editor Mankoff Dissects Illustrated Comedy at Library

It could’ve doubled as a stand-up gig with the consistent eruptions of laughter pouring out of East Fishkill Community Library Thursday evening, during Bob Mankoff’s book reading. More...

School News

Maintenance Workers are Backbone of Local Schools

The summer has been hot and humid yet each day inside un-air-conditioned school buildings from Carmel to Cold Spring, custodial staffs are busy scraping and waxing floors, cleaning lockers and desks, wiping away grime from book shelves and blinds in More...

’Pac Board of Ed Ready for New Year

Michael Sclafani will lead the Mahopac Board of Education for the 2014-15 school year. Sclafani was elected as president last week at the school board’s organizational meeting while Leslie Mancuso was elected as vice president by a split vote. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Fidelity

Never forsake a friend. When enemies gather around–when sickness falls on the heart–when the world is dark and cheerless– is the time to try true friendship. More...

Word of the Week

Sophomoric: conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature More...

It’s 4-H Fair Time in Putnam!

It’s that time of the year again! The Putnam 4-H Fair which is expected to attract more than 25,000 men, women and children to the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent takes place this weekend. More...

Former Brewster Man Accused of Murdering His Wife and Daughter

A 70-year-old former Brewster resident is facing charges of capital murder in both Connecticut and Massachusetts for allegedly killing his wife and daughter 19 years ago. More...

Learning to be Lifesavers in Lake Carmel

Thirty lifeguards teamed up with emergency responders from the Lake Carmel and Mahopac Falls Fire Departments Sunday to avert a calamity. More...

General Stories

Carmel Business Rises From Ashes

It was exactly one month ago that a rapid moving late afternoon fire along Carmel’s main street destroyed a popular business. More...

Truck Filled With Frozen Chicken Overturns in Southeast

An 18-wheeler filled with several tons of frozen chicken jackknifed and overturned on an entrance ramp to I-84 Monday. More...

Morningthorp Bridge to Undergo Repairs

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

Around the County

Local Scouts Hold Food Drive in Brewster

On July 19, the scouts of Boy Scout Troop 440, Patterson, held a food drive at Kobacker’s Market in Brewster to collect for the Patterson Community Church food pantry. More...

Ham Radio Operators to Meet

QSY Society Amateur Radio Club’s August meeting will be held Tuesday evening, August 5, at the East Fishkill Community Library. More...

Independence Party Backs Falk

Patterson’s Andrew Falk, who is challenging State Assemblyman Steve Katz in the November general election, received a boost in his campaign last week when the Putnam Independence Committee backed his candidacy. More...

Sports

Brewster Man Takes $25,000 Prize At Equestrian Show

SAUGERTIES – Brewster resident McLain Ward didn’t have to travel too far to earn $25,000 at one of the state’s most prestigious equestrian facilities. More...

Fall Schedules Are Out For Local High School Teams

The fall schedules for our local high school teams are out and they waste no time getting the season going! Here’s a quick look at the first week. More...

Renegades Continue Torrid Summer

FISHKILL – It takes approximately 22 minutes to get to Fishkill and Dutchess Stadium, home of the minor league baseball Hudson Valley Renegades, from Carmel. It’s 26 minutes from Brewster. And 31 minutes from Mahopac. More...

Letters to the Editor

Facts Are Stubborn On Tilly Foster

To the Editor: Mr. Drew Barrett’s letter in last week’s edition contains only his opinions – there is not a single “truth” or verifiable fact in it. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joseph Anthony Bellucci

Joseph Anthony Bellucci passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Pawling, NY. Joe was born on February 12, 1928, in Mahopac, to Antonio and Maria Bellucci. More...

Arleen Veronica Kelly

Arleen Veronica Kelly (Varley) passed away peacefully on July 16, 2014, surrounded by her three children, Edward W. Varley of Phoenix, AZ, Kellyann Varley Day of Cheshire, CT, and Daniel Varley of Hamden, CT. More...

Marie Sharp

Marie was born in Yorkshire, England September 4, 1923, and passed away July 15, 2014. She was one of seven siblings who all predeceased her. More...

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“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937