June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Assembly kills Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

So much for Putnam shoppers getting a tax break this fall on back to school clothing and footwear. More...

‘Step Up America’ Rolled Out in Putnam

A national campaign to educate the young and old with the knowledge and tools needed to guard against national, homeland and cyber security threats while valuing and respecting the role our military, first responders and law enforcement play in prote More...

Patterson Lifeguard Saves Toddler

Nick Booth doesn’t consider himself a hero – but had it not been for the 21-year-old lifeguard’s quick action, Putnam County could have easily recorded its first water-related fatality of the summer season. More...

Maloney, at Indian Point, Seeks New Safety Reviews

On a hot and hazy morning Monday, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) held a news conference across the road from Indian Point nuclear complex in Buchanan to demand that Unit 2’s restart be delayed – even though it had already happen More...

General Stories

Putnam Blood Drive Takes Place Friday

The Putnam tradition of donating blood twice annually continues Friday when members of the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police join the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, the Carmel Knights of Columbus lodge and Putnam residents serving More...

Putnam to Implement Animal Cruelty Registry Law

Calling animal cruelty a “serious problem, resulting in the abuse of thousands of animals each year across the United States,” the Putnam Legislature’s Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Committee Monday evening unanimously app More...

SPCA On The Prowl Now That Summer Has Arrived

Leave your dog inside a locked car while going shopping or running an errand and find yourself in trouble with the law. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Farm Boys’ Camp at State Fair

Plans have been made for a Farm Boys’ Camp to be held at the State Fair Grounds, Syracuse, during the State Fair Week, Sept. 9-14, under the supervision of Charles S. Wilson, Commissioner of Agriculture. More...

Word of the Week

milquetoast \MILK-tohst\ noun : a timid, meek, or unassertive person More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charles R. Howe

Charles R. Howe, of Brewster, NY, died Tuesday June 14, 2016, at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, NY with his family close. He was 82 years old. More...

Lucy Lee

Lucy Lee lived on seminary Hill dating back to a time when there was still a seminary there. She was married to the celebrated artist Robert J. Lee; they lived together in a cozy house for 40 years. More...

Breaking News - 6/24/2016 10:40 AM

SPCA investigating horrible case of animal cruelty

The Putnam SPCA is investigating a horrible case of animal cruelty involving a 16 pound male poodle mix found wandering along Drewville Road in Carmel on Thursday.SPCA Chief Ken Ross said the dog was found by a Good Samaritan: “The poor animal was in More...

Breaking News - 6/22/2016 9:22 PM

Connecticut cop critically injured in TSP crash

A Connecticut motorcycle cop was critically injured Wednesday in a freak mishap that closed the southbound lanes of the Taconic State Parkway in the area of Bryant Pond Road near the Putnam Valley-Town of Carmel line for several hours. More...

GRADUATION SEASON COMMENCES!

Brewster Celebrates Class of 2016

Two-hundred-eight-two young women and men have closed a chapter in their lives and opened a new one following their graduation from Brewster High School. More...

Butterflies Flutter Throughout CV Starr Intermediate School

Third graders at the CV Starr Intermediate School were treated to a unique science lesson Wednesday when representatives of the Rainbow’s End Butterfly Farm visited the Southeast campus with several beautiful Monarch butterflies in tow. More...

Around the County

Cartoon Classics Concert

The West Point Band will continue its Music Under the Stars concert series with “Cartoon Classics” on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Trophy Point Amphitheater. More...

Congressional Primary to Cost County $87,000

Putnam’s Republican Elections Commissioner Anthony Scannapieco shook his head in amazement Tuesday when tallying the cost to local taxpayers for next Tuesday’s GOP Congressional Primary. More...

Father and Son Injured in I-84 Fatal Crash

A Mahopac man and his seven year old son were injured Saturday in a two vehicle crash that claimed the life of an elderly Dutchess County woman on I-84 in Fishkill. More...

Sports

Meet the Super Six: Girls’ Lacrosse 2016 All-Putnam Team

They are the Super Six of high school girls’ lacrosse in Putnam County. Last year we set about selecting the first annual All-Putnam team comprising what we thought were the best players among the five Putnam County high schools. More...

Carmel United Patriots Are New York State Champs

Kudos to the Carmel United Patriots! The under age 12 team became New York State champions last week by defeating Staten Island United Milan 5-1. The Patriots went undefeated through the Group Stage and Elimination Round. More...

Renegades Are Back, Start Season 2-2

FISHKILL – The Hudson Valley Renegades are back for a 23rd season in the area and the short-season Class A team split their first four games, including a win in their season- and home opener against Aberdeen last Friday in front of 4,973 fans a 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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