July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

James O’Neill remembered as a ‘super-human’ who helped all

It was standing room only inside St. James Church in Carmel Friday when hundreds of mourners paid their respects to James O’Neill. Retired NYPD Sergeant Supervisor James O’Neill died suddenly July 17 at the age of 59. More...

Putnam Welcomes Its Newest Citizens

Thirty-seven of America’s newest citizens recited their oath of allegiance to the United States and received a rousing ovation at the historic Putnam Courthouse. More...

Hannaford of Carmel to Become Tops Friendly Market

Local residents will soon be doing their grocery shopping at the Tops Friendly Market, with the western New York company announcing Thursday its acquisition of six supermarkets including Hannaford’s of Carmel. More...

County in Tip-Top Financial Condition

Putnam County finds itself in tip-top financial condition. Moody’s investors last week assigned a bond rating of Aa2 for the county’s recent bond sale. More...

Front Row Seat at GOP Convention

Donna and Anthony Scannapieco of Mahopac are having the time of their lives at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland with front row seats. More...

General Stories

The Dog Days of Summer Bring Competition in Putnam

Right in the middle of the dog days of summer, Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park will celebrate some special canines in the Putnam Kennel Club’s annual dog show. More...

Reunion Planned at 4-H Fair

Attention 4-H’ers of the past: Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is inviting you to participate in next weekend’s 45th annual Putnam 4-H Fair. More...

Mahopac School Fields to be Closed During School Hours

Citing a need for increased security, all fields and tracks on the Mahopac School District campus will be closed to outsiders during school hours beginning on the first day of class in September. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Investments in Farming

No farmer who is constantly making his land more productive can fail in securing a profitable result provided he uses his money with any degree of discretion. More...

Word of the Week

litotes \LYE-tuh-teez \ noun : understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of the contrary More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kent M. Negersmith

Kent M. Negersmith, 74, of Kent Lakes, NY passed away on July 16, 2016, at Sharon Health Care Center, in Sharon, CT. Mr. Negersmith was born on December 12, 1941, to Edward and Dorothy (Gallaher) Negersmith in Mt. Vernon, NY. More...

William A. Macom ber, Jr.

William A. Macomber, Jr., of Oakdale, CT, formerly Stratford, CT, and Brewster, NY, died Monday, July 11, 2016, at Backus Hospital. He was 68 years old. More...

Francis Donal McDonough

Francis Donal Mc- Donough died peacefully on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016, in Stoughton, MA surrounded by loved ones. More...

Breaking News - 3:56 PM

Gardener attacked by three dogs in Kent

A 35-year-old Stormville woman suffered serious injuries Tuesday afternoon when attacked by three large dogs at a private residence off  Route 301 at Smokey Hollow Court in Kent.  More...

Breaking News - 7/25/2016 5:05 PM

Carmel one of 100 communities across NYS eligible for grants to fight zombie homes

Poorly maintained, bank-owned foreclosed homes and zombie properties are costing Putnam taxpayers $1.23 million in property value depreciation each year, with the greater Carmel-Mahopac area leading the way with 39 zombie properties. More...

Crashes snarl interstate traffic in Putnam

Sections of Routes 84 and 684 resembled parking lots in Southeast Sunday afternoon following a series of crashes that sent numerous people to area hospitals. More...

Fire damages Putnam Lake home

An early morning fire Thursday damaged a residence in Putnam Lake. Firefighters were summoned at 5:25 a.m. when smoke and flames were observed shooting from the second story of the wood frame home at Nine Hermitage Road owned by the Gallagher family. More...

Costco Gas Station OK’d

Developer Paul Camarda forecast this week that construction will get underway within 90 days for the long awaited Patterson Crossing following Patterson Planning Board approval last Thursday night that amended the site plan to construct a gas station More...

Family Fishing Day Is A Huge Hit in Carmel

Moms, dads and kids of all ages converged on Lake Gleneida in the Putnam County seat Saturday for what has become a tradition—the Fourth Annual Family Fishing Day. More...

Sudden Passing of FOP Founder O’Neill Is Mourned Regionwide

Downtown Carmel – the Putnam County seat – will be closed to traffic Friday morning when funeral services are held for retired NYPD Sergeant Supervisor James O’Neill, who died suddenly Sunday following a massive heart attack at his More...

Around the County

‘All-American’ Concert At The Patterson Recreation Center

On Saturday, July 23, the Patterson Recreation Center will be the venue for a family-friendly "All-American" concert by the Southern Dutchess Concert Band. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and admission is FREE. More...

Quintet Returns to Tompkins Corners

Tompkins Corners Cultural Center is delighted to welcome back the David Amram Quintet, with Kevin Twigg, Rene Hart, Adam Amram and Elliot Peper on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 pm for the Second Annual David Amram Concert. More...

‘Big Latch On’ Event Set for August in Putnam County

On Friday, August 5, breastfeeding moms in Putnam County and the surrounding area will join thousands of others from around the world for the 2016 BIG LATCH ON. More...

Sports

Kyra Cox Advances to Match Play at Prestigious Tourney

Kyra Cox just etched her name as one of the top 64 girls’ junior golfers in the country. More...

Brewster Football Gets Serious

BREWSTER – With less than a month to go before the first official day of high school football practice, Brewster is well on its way to being in peak form by the time Aug. 15 rolls around. More...

Renegades ‘Boldt’ to Another Win, 3-2

FISHKILL – Ryan Boldt drove in all three runs on Tuesday night as the Hudson Valley Renegades beat the Brooklyn Cyclones, 3-2, in a New York-Penn League minor league baseball game at Dutchess Stadium. 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. CHUANG YEN More...

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Weekly Quotation

'The days draw out, the weather gets warmer, and it’s what we call summer, with a bitter laugh when we’ve said it.' ~Stan Barstow