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Breaking News - 2/27/2015 11:07 AM

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator charged with police brutality  Free Access 

By Eric Gross

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Pat Castaldo finds himself on the wrong side of the law after being indicted Friday on charges that he attacked a shackled prisoner after the alleged bank robber grabbed for a fellow officer’s gun. More...

Hotel approved for Southeast

It might have taken more than 200 years but a top-of-the-line quality hotel will soon call Putnam County home. By a 3-1 vote, the Southeast Town Board approved a zoning change Thursday evening amending Chapter 138 of Local Law No.3 which will al More...

Freezing Temps Bring Putnam to Knees

What a week of weather! Arctic cold not only made life miserable for man and beast alike but it caused great inconvenience to scores of area residents. More...

9,800 Calls Answered by Putnam’s Fire and EMS This Past Year

The year gone by was the busiest in the history of Putnam’s Fire and EMS. The county’s 13 volunteer fire departments and four independent volunteer ambulance corps answered 9,804 calls during 2014. More...

General Stories

Schumer Lashes Out at President Obama

Democratic U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Sunday lashed out at his fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama, for reducing funding earmarked for the Federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program (HIDTA) by some $62 million. More...

Medal for Valor Recipient Trains Cops to Use Heroin Antidote

Christopher Stewart is a hero in more ways than one. More...

Roof Collapses Due to Weight of Snow

A house in Patterson has been deemed unsafe for occupancy following a roof collapse Sunday due to the excessive weight of Mother Nature’s fury this winter. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Setting Legislative Priorities For Businesses

A Legislative Priority booklet is a useful tool that chambers of commerce and other community organizations use to clearly identify their board-approved positions on various issues of importance and provide a point of reference for elected officials More...

School News

No Contraband Uncovered in Sweep at Carmel High

Police on the county and town levels conducted an unannounced lock down at Carmel High School Tuesday when canine teams swept the school seeking contraband, but found nothing. More...

Carmel Robotic Rams are Champs

The George Fischer Middle School’s Robotic Rams took home the gold last week in the area’s FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament held in Dutchess County. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

We Want Them

But Griffin and Carey are in Dutchess County Jail Just Now More...

Word of the Week

Longueur a dull and tedious passage or section (as of a book, play, or musical composition) — usually used in plural More...

Letters to the Editor

Snowstorms Welcome on This Street

To the editor, There is one family here in Patterson that is not tired of the snowstorms. More...

Praise for Highway Department

To the Editor: I have been at my place of business at 990 South Lake Boulevard in Mahopac for almost 20 years now. I have been in contact with Mr. More...

End to Gap Elimination Adjustment

To the Editor, Beginning with the 2009- 10 school year, the state has deducted from each school district’s state aid allocation an amount known as the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) to help the state fill what was then a $10 billion budget d More...

Breaking News - 6:13 AM

Schools delayed in opening  Free Access 

Cleanup continues

March has arrived where February left off when it comes to school delays. More...

Breaking News - 3/1/2015 7:01 PM

Car destroyed by fire during Sunday’s storm  Free Access 

A Buick sedan was burned to a crisp late Sunday afternoon during winter’s latest blast from Mother Nature. More...

Breaking News - 2/26/2015 9:57 AM

Battle Over Sign Ordinance

Business owners in the greater Carmel-Mahopac area are up in arms over proposed amendments to the Town of Carmel’s municipal sign ordinance.Before a SRO audience at Town Hall Wednesday night, more than 125 businessmen and businesswomen vehemently pro More...

Arctic Cold Claims Life in Lake Carmel

A 53-year-old developmentally disabled Lake Carmel woman was pronounced dead at Putnam Hospital Center early Friday after being found face down in snow outside her Barrett Hill Road home. More...

Crossroads 312 Zoning Change to be Decided

Greater Brewster remains divided over the Crossroads 312 project and tonight (Thursday) the Southeast Town Board is expected to make one of its toughest decisions in years—whether or not to change the zoning needed for the undertaking to contin More...

Around the County

Thousands Welcome Chinese New Year in Putnam

Thousands crowded into the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs last Thursday to celebrate the Chinese New Year 4713. The Year of the Ram or Year of the Sheep was ushered in with prayer and song. More...

Kent’s First Winter Carnival a Success

The weather outside was positively frightful with noontime temperatures at 13 degrees and wind chills near zero yet dozens of hearty souls donned heavy winter attire Saturday to partake in Kent’s first annual winter carnival. More...

Brewster Film Festival Open for Submissions

Now in its fourth year, the Village of Brewster Film Festival is open for submissions for the 2015 season. The Festival is now accepting new films through May 30th. More...

Cultural Events

Viewfinders on Display at Studio Around the Corner

Photographs and paintings are on display this weekend at the Studio Around the Corner in Brewster thanks to a pair of local artists. More...

Beacon Institute Photo Exhibit

On the banks of our rivers we raise families, grow food, do laundry, fish, swim, celebrate and relax. Following Rivers, a new exhibit by conservation photographer and No Water No Life® Founding Director Alison M. More...

Sports

Wrestlers Ready for State Tournament Weekend

Wrestlers from Carmel, Mahopac and Putnam Valley are in final preparations for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association meet this weekend at the Times-Union Center in Albany. The event begins Friday and concludes Saturday. More...

Hockey Teams Bow Out in Openers

All three local high school ice hockey teams lost last week in the opening rounds of the Section One tournament, ending their respective seasons. More...

Clippers’ Antoniuk, Rockets’ Pinna Lead Kent Recreation Teams to Victory

Back in action after the winter break, Kent Rec.’s Bulls and Clippers of the Minor division met up on Tuesday night for a final regular season tune up before the start of the playoffs. More...

Worship Services

Vendors Wanted for St. Andrew’s Church Fair

Event: Vendor Fair Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 26 Prospect Street, Brewster When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 28 More...

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 

Edward J. Dazi

Edward J. Dazi, a lifelong resident of Mahopac Falls, passed away on February 23, 2015, at the age of 74. He was born in Peekskill, NY on January 15, 1941, the son of William and Irene Dazi. More...

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