September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Carmel Cop’s Son Killed in Tragic City Crash

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare—the sudden death of a child. Carmel Police Officer Mike Williams has had to make numerous notifications of next of kin over his 32 years on the force, following the untimely death of a loved one. More...

Trailer Wreck on 84 Injures Horse, Ties Up Traffic for Hours

Horse Released from Animal Hospital Tuesday

A horse trailer mishap on I-84 between Exits 18 and 19 in Kent snarled Saturday morning traffic for hours throughout eastern Putnam when emergency responders were forced to shut down the eastbound lanes of the interstate to assist an injured horse, r More...

Politics

Conservative Primary for Legislative Nod Tied

Members of the Putnam County Conservative Committee must decide which of two candidates will represent their party in the November general election for the District No.8 seat held by Legislator Dini LoBue. More...

Putnam Congressional Race Now Three Way

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his Republican challenger, former Representative Nan Hayworth, have another opponent in the November general election for the 18th District. More...

Tilly Foster a ‘Work in Progress’

Tilly Foster Farm is being described as a “work in progress” by Putnam’s Commissioner of Highways and Facilities Fred Pena. More...

Around the County

A Haven for Horses in Putnam

Phoenix Farm offers rescue and riding

Putnam County may lack a top-notch, first-class 5-star quality hotel but thanks to a prominent Wall Street entrepreneur and two dedicated equestrian enthusiasts, the Waldorf Astoria for horses has opened in Patterson. More...

Putnam Health Prepares for Flu Season

The first of three county sponsored clinics took place Monday at Carmel FD headquarters when 303 people rolled up their sleeves and were inoculated against the dreaded illness. Two other clinics are being planned. More...

Robotic Surgery Talk Set

Mount Kisco Medical Group will be hosting a symposium on robotics that will include a panel of medical experts on Saturday, September 27, from 10am-12pm at the Michael T. Weber Auditorium (670 Stoneleigh Avenue Carmel). More...

Sports

Brewster Loses, Carmel & Mahopac Improve

BEACON – Usually, the team that forces overtime has all the momentum in the extra session. More...

Rich Thomaselli’s Football Predictions

WHO: Yorktown (3-0) at Brewster (1-2)WHEN: Saturday, September 27WHERE: Brewster High SchoolTIME: 6:30 p.m. More...

Carmel Rams Break Arlington’s Undefeated Record

In a thrilling game where the halftime score was 1-1, Carmel beat Arlington in boys' soccer by 3-2 last Thursday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Opposed to Mandates; Vote for Astorino

To the Editor, In Putnam's most recent budget statement, County Executive Odell laid out how $73.10 out of every hundred county dollars goes to government mandated programs. More...

Worship Services

First Baptist Church in Brewster Welcomes New Pastor Mitchell

First Baptist Church, Brewster, is pleased to announce the arrival of their new pastor, Travis Mitchell. Pastor Travis began pastoral leadership on Monday, September 8th. More...

Rosh Hashanah Celebrated Worldwide Thursday & Friday

Rosh Hashanah is being celebrated Thursday and Friday throughout the world. 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...

Breaking News - 4:48 PM

Former Carmel cop accused of stealing from PBA  Free Access 

Has since left the force

Former Carmel Police Officer Justin Fisher has been accused of venturing onto the wrong side of the law by allegedly stealing PBA funds in excess of $50,000. More...

Breaking News - 9/26/2014 2:39 PM

Thousands remember Officer Michael Williams

Thousands of mourners remembered Officer Michael Williams Thursday during a funeral processional that began in Dutchess County and ended in Mahopac. The 25-year-old New York City cop, the only son of Carmel Police Officer Michael Williams Sr. More...

Wild Friday for First Responders

Putnam’s emergency responders experienced one of their most hectic afternoons in recent memory last Friday when back-to-back-to-back calls kept fire, police and EMS providers on the go for hours. More...

General Stories

All Aboard: Railroad Enthusiasts, Children, Revel in Mahopac Show

A visit to Mahopac FD headquarters last weekend brought young and old back in time when members of the Yonkers Model Railroad Club displayed dozens of layouts reflecting the historical operation of the old New York Central Railroad System during the More...

‘Singing Policeman’ Danny Rodriguez Promotes National Pride in Brewster

Danny Rodriguez, known affectionately as the “Singing Policeman”, received several ovations during a performance in Brewster last week held in conjunction with the Brewster School District’s visit of the Tunnels to Tower project. More...

Odell to Unveil County Budget

County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell will unveil her 2015 budget before a special meeting of the Putnam Legislature next week. More...

Enterprise

Breaking News - 9:44 AM

Putnam EDC welcomes George Pataki

Hails role of small business

"Government must recognize small business" was the message delivered Friday in Mahopac Falls by former Governor and Garrison resident George Pataki when the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation held its annual awards breakfast.  More...

Former Gov. Pataki to Address EDC Breakfast

Former Governor George Pataki will address the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation’s annual Recognition Breakfast on Friday. The affair at the Putnam County Golf Course on Hill Street in Mahopac Falls gets underway at 8:30 a.m. More...

From the Chamber

The Good: Mrs. Putnam County Is A Mother, Wife & Active Citizen

Mrs. Putnam County has been named by the Mrs. New York America Organization – and this year’s honor goes to Laura Rudovic Waters of Mahopac. She is a 30-year-old mother of two boys, Christopher, 4, and Brandon, 2. More...

School News

Carmel Rotarians Donate Dictionaries

Three hundred twenty-six third graders throughout the Carmel School District have a new learning tool to assist them in their studies. More...

Two Carmel Students Named as National AP Scholars

Seventy-six Carmel High School students have been named as Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board with two of them—Joseph Malinowski and Jacob Sweet—recognized as National AP Scholars. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Mariage

Matrimony, in this age, has got to be more of a speculative or convenience business than any other. When matrimony is discussed, the first and most important questions are to know if the candidates are rich? And if they have parents living? More...

Word of the Week

Kith familiar friends, neighbors, or relatives More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Raymond Sciortino  Free Access 

Raymond Sciortino of Palm Coast, Florida former resident of Somers, peacefully passed away on Sunday September 21st. He was 82 years old. More...

William G. Gronke, Sr.

William G. Gronke, Sr., passed away quietly at his home in Patterson on September 17, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was 92 years old. More...

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“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” -- William Allingham