May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Watch Fires burn brightly in Putnam County ahead of Memorial Day

Fires burned brightly in steel drums at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park Friday evening to symbolize veterans' determination of never having their park desecrated again. More...

Nightmare for Lake Carmel woman has happy ending

K-9 Chase, New Dog Training Graduate, Makes First Successful Track

Joan, a 59 year old Lake Carmel woman, decided to take a hike in the Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area in Patterson with her beloved 95 pound yellow Labrador Retriever as she More...

Senior Citizens Have A Prom of Their Own  Free Access 

Citizens residing at the Plaza of Clover Lake relived their youth thanks to members of the Carmel High School chapter of the National Honor Society. More...

Arson Conviction Overturned with Tendy’s Support

Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy on Wednesday applauded a federal judge for overturning the conviction of a 44-year-old Connecticut man who spent the last eight years in state prison after being found guilty of setting a fire in March 200 More...

Revolutionary War Encampment a Blast

Creativity, hard work, teachers’ collaboration and funding from the Brewster Education Foundation resulted in another successful Revolutionary War encampment at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster. More...

General Stories

IRS Scammers Hit Putnam

Do not call 206-823-3351! That’s the message from law enforcement officials in the wake of an apparent IRS scam being perpetuated on Putnam residents. More...

‘Seasoned’ Citizens Welcomed at C.V. Starr

The welcome mat was out last Thursday at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster when 50 ‘seasoned’ citizens were treated to lunch. More...

Armed Forces Day Celebrated in Putnam

Veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam joined other members of the military and civilians alike Saturday morning at the Putnam Veterans Hall in Carmel to celebrate Armed Forces Day, first observed in 1950 to honor Americans serving in the five More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

HUMAN NATURE

Here, reader, is a little picture of one kind of “human nature,” that, while it makes you laugh, conveys at the same time a lesson not unworthy of heed. More...

Word of the Week

Noetic \ noh-ET-ik \ adjective : of, relating to, or based on the intellect More...

Letters to the Editor

Praise for Odell

As a life-long resident of Putnam County, mother of four, and 4-H Youth Leader, I want to commend County Executive MaryEllen Odell and her team for their vision and leadership on the new Tilly Foster Farm Educational Institute. More...

Breaking News - 4:22 PM

Memorial Day observances honor Putnam’s fallen heroes

Memorial Day observances recalled Putnam’s fallen heroes at ceremonies countywide.  More...

Breaking News - 1:14 PM

Remembering veterans and their sacrifice across Putnam

Sweltering heat and humidity failed to dampen the spirits of Putnam residents Sunday who got a head start on Memorial Day observances by attending services in Lake Carmel and More...

Miscommunication leads to false report of drowning

Emergency responders on the state, county and local level rushed to Lake Mahopac Sunday evening for a report of a possible drowning. More...

Questions to be answered following massive blackout

UPDATED

A massive communication snafu between officials of the New York State Electric and Gas Company and emergency services providers in Putnam is under review following Thursday night’s major blackout that interrupted electric service to tens of thousands More...

Memorial Day Observances Begin Friday

The unofficial beginning of summer – Memorial Day – is days away and officials on the state, county, town and village levels are encouraging residents to take time this weekend and attend a Memorial Day observance. More...

Brewster Approves Urban Renewal Plan

The Village of Brewster is on the move. More...

Filmmaker Brings Highwaymen To TV

At a time when country music was controlled by the producers, and true talent was set aside for younger faces, four bold men decided to take their genre back. More...

Around the County

County Briefs

Undercover ‘Narcs’ Seize 300 Xanax Pills Undercover officers assigned to the Countywide Narcotics Task Force monitoring areas in Southeast became suspicious last week when observing a man acting oddly in a vehicle parked at a local gasol More...

Sports

Brewster, Carmel, Mahopac Fare Well in Northern County Championships

BEACON and FREEDOM PLAINS – All three eastern Putnam County high schools that competed in track and field’s Northern County Championships over the weekend fared well. More...

Mahopac Girls’ LAX Team Reaches Semifinals Before Loss

SCARSDALE – Despite losing in the Section One, Class A semifinals to the top-ranked team from North Rockland by 12-6 on Saturday, Mahopac High School girls’ lacrosse turned in yet another phenomenal season. More...

Putnam Valley Softball Eliminated From Tournament

PUTNAM VALLEY – The Putnam Valley High School softball team fell victim on Monday to one of the more interesting Cinderella stories in recent memory. More...

Columns

Perspective

Lincoln & Churchill: War Leaders

“Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish.” So said President Lincoln in his Second Inaugural Address of March 4, 1865. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mildred H. Baker

Mildred H. Baker, of Rhinebeck, NY, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Thompson House in Rhinebeck. She was 99 years old. More...

Dr. George M Coulter

Dr. George M Coulter 87, a prominent lifelong Pawling resident, died early Sunday morning May 15, 2016, at his home on 36 Coulter Avenue. He was predeceased by his parents, James Waldron and Ann Daniels Coulter. More...

Anne DeSerio Natell

Anne DeSerio Natell, a 54 year resident of Brewster, NY, died Monday May 23, 2016, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home. She was 93 years old. Mrs. Natell was born July 9, 1922, in Bronx, NY, daughter to the late Marcus and Anna (DeMartino) DeSerio. More...

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'I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.' ~Nathan Hale