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Gunshots Outside Kent Schools Complex Force Lockdown

A harrowing experience outside the Kent Schools Complex last Wednesday frightened hundreds of children, staff and even police.  Around noon-time, a staff member monitoring children on the campus playground heard gunshots in the distance and imme More...

James O’Neill Memorial Bench Blessed At 9/11 Heroes Monument

James O’Neill was remembered as a “cop’s cop” and a “man’s man” last week when a granite bench bearing the name of this career member of the law enforcement community was unveiled and blessed at the Carmel Co More...

General Stories

Family & Close Friends Gather in Florida for Funeral of Roger Ailes  Free Access 

Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News and a giant in media and politics, was mourned Saturday morning during a service at St. Edward Church in Palm Beach. More...

Beware! Ticks are Out in Force  Free Access 

Tick season has arrived with a vengeance. The mild winter and a large population of mice last year have experts believing there will be an increased number of ticks and the diseases they carry this summer. More...

Children’s Expo & Safety Fair Rescheduled for Sept.

The weatherman might have played scrooge earlier this month forcing the postponement of Putnam’s 12th annual Children’s Expo and Public Safety Day but organizers are determined that the show will go on and have rescheduled the event for S More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

End of the War Officialy Declared

A general order has been issued from the, War Department as follows:   More...

Word of the Week

gimcrack \JIM -krak\  NOUN: a showy object of little use or value : gewgaw   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner

The Fallen, On Memorial Day

Douglas Cunningham   More...

It’s Finally Time

(and Perfect Potato Salad for Picnics)

Finally! We are officially into tomato planting week. More...

Breaking News - 5/23/2017 11:45 PM

Erin Meagher pleads guilty to reduced charge  Free Access 

Erin Meagher, a highly recognized fixture in Putnam’s business community who was arrested in March for using Chamber of Commerce money like a “personal slush fund,” pleaded guilty in Carmel Town Court Tuesday evening to a reduced charge of petit larc More...

Scores attend Kids' Day at Putnam Hospital Center

Children of all ages enjoyed themselves at Putnam Hospital Center last Saturday at the medical center's Kids Day celebration. More...

Ed Hallisey and Katherine Castaldo are Putnam’s Senior Citizens of the Year

Ed Hallisey and Katherine Castaldo, Putnam’s “seasoned” citizens of the year, agreed last Friday, at the county’s 44th anniversary Volunteer Recognition celebration, that volunteerism keeps you young and active.  More...

Carmel Town Board Considers Banning ‘Designer’ Drugs

The recent popularity of synthetic or ‘designer’ drugs has prompted Carmel town officials to consider enacting a local ordinance banning such addicting products throughout the greater Carmel, Mahopac and Mahopac Falls area.  More...

Around the County

Magic Tree House Book Club at Library

Magic Tree House Book Club at the Kent Public Library will meet on Tuesday, May 30th from 4:30-5:15. We'll be discussing "Tonight on the Titanic" by Mary Pope Osborne. More...

Vendors Wanted For Community Tag Sale

First Presbyterian Church located at 411 Rt. 6N (at Secor Rd) in Mahopac will host a RENT-A-SPACE COMMUNITY TAG SALE Saturday June 17, 2017 9AM-3PM Rain or Shine. Refreshments will be available. Vendors are wanted. More...

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Sports

CHS Football Player David Vega Headed to University of New Haven

Carmel High School football standout David Vega is headed to the University of New Haven this fall to study pre-medicine and play football.  More...

Brewster Softball Wins Opener to Set Up ‘Friendly’ Quarterfinal

BREWSTER – Big things are expected of the Brewster High School softball team, which has built one of the best programs in Section 1 but has yet to win a title to show for it.  So after winning their firstround Class A game on Saturday, the More...

Brewster Trio Sign Letters of Intent

Brewster Bears

Three high school buddies who excelled on the Brewster High School football team have signed letters of intent to study and play sports this fall in college. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Marshall J. Kidder

Marshall J. Kidder, of Mount Laurel, NJ, passed away on March 31, 2017.   More...

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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland