September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Vows to Assist Toddler Stricken With Cancer

Total strangers joined family and friends at two events in the past week that raised more than $8,500 for a Carmel boy fighting the fight of his young life. More...

Summer Scorcher for First Day of School Around Putnam

School bells rang in the 2015-16 school year this week with excessively hot and humid weather. More...

Hayworth Rules Out Run For Congress In 2016

Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, who represented Putnam County from 2011 through 2012 before losing a close contest to Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, will not be seeking election to the position next year. More...

Union Workers to Help Button Up Tilly Foster

The mercury might have read 93 degrees in Putnam County Tuesday, yet members of the Putnam Legislature expressed concern about the upcoming winter season when approving a resolution allowing the hiring of union workers to complete unfinished work at More...

General Stories

‘Designated Driver’ Was Drunk, Is Guilty of Assault

A Southeast man who agreed to serve as his friends’ “designated driver” – but instead consumed excessive amounts of marijuana and alcohol and crashed his truck into a tree, causing severe injuries to his passengers – fac More...

Blues and Barbecue Festival Wraps up Summer

Putnam County's 4th annual Blues and Barbecue Festival sponsored by the Patterson Rotary takes place next Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Patterson FD headquarters. More...

Putnam DMV Open For Business

Putnam County Clerk Michael Bartolotti wants the public to know that the Putnam DMV office is “open for business.” Recent changes to registration and license renewal notifications have resulted in confusion for many customers. More...

School News

High achievers

Commencements University at Albany The following students completed degree requirements at the 171st annual University at Albany Spring Commencement ceremonies May 15-17. More...

Editorials

Perspective

A Call For Transparency

The Putnam Valley Library Board has suddenly withdrawn their plan to put a referendum on the ballot to become funded under Chapter 414. Under their withdrawn plan, our Library taxes would have drastically increased from $278,000 to $450,000. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

COUNSELS TO YOUTH

Let the youth ever remember that the journey of life presents few if any obstacles in its path which faith and perseverance will not overcome. More...

Word of the Week

Superannuated outmoded, old-fashioned; incapacitated or disqualified for active duty by advanced age More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH14 Gleneida Avenue Carmel 845-225-2079 Masses at St. James Sat. 5pm, Sun, 8am, 10am, 12 noon & 5pm. Masses at Our Lady of the Lake Sat. 4pm, Sun. 9 & 11am. More...

Breaking News - 9:11 AM

‘World’s luckiest’ cats found in Putnam County  Free Access 

Newspaper ad led county employee to adopt them

Raye and Regina, three month old beautiful Calico siblings, had two strikes against them when dropped off at the Putnam Humane Society shelter in Carmel several months ago. More...

Breaking News - 9/3/2015 8:37 PM

Kent bus crash leaves children shaken but safe  Free Access 

Updated with new info

Seventeen children were shaken but not seriously injured Thursday afternoon in a multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on Farmers Mills Road in Kent.  More...

Yonkers man killed in Mahopac ATV crash

A 23 year old Yonkers man is dead following a horrific ATV crash in a heavily wooded area off Wixon Pond Road in Mahopac.The victim was visiting friends Thursday evening and according to Carmel Police Chief Michael Cazzari, the young man decided to t More...

Light Pole Threatens Putnam 9/11 Monument

The Putnam County 9/11 monument in downtown Carmel is considered sacred ground, where the names of Putnam’s eight heroes who perished on the day when terrorists turned the world upside down are inscribed. More...

Run-away Car Careens Down Hill, Into Creek

Passersby stopped in amazement when observing a vehicle cascading down a hill before winding up in a creek adjacent to Route 6N in Mahopac Falls last week. The time was 7 a.m. More...

Around the County

Kelly Ann Mallon and Mathew Allan Simpson

Gene and Joanne Mallon are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Kelly Ann Mallon of Carmel, NY, to Mathew Allan Simpson, son of Ginny and Dr. Allan Simpson of Nellysford, Virginia. More...

Reform Temple High Holy Services Scheduled

The Reform Temple of Putnam Valley invites all to join the Temple family for the annual High Holiday Services. Services will be lead by Rabbi Steve Altarescu and Rabbi Laurie Levy, with Cantor Howard Kilik and accompanist Cary Brown. More...

Mahopac Falls Fire Receives Grant

More than $200,000 is headed to the Mahopac Falls Fire Department allowing one of Putnam’s busiest companies to replace outdated self-contained breathing apparatus. More...

Sports

Albany, Binghamton Challenging Glens Falls to Host State Basketball

Glens Falls, which has hosted the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys’ basketball championship Final Four for 34 consecutive years, is being challenged by Albany and Binghamton for the right to host the tournament starti More...

Renegades Trying to Secure Playoff Spot

LOWELL, Mass. More...

High School Football Capsules

Mahopac @ Mamaroneck When: Friday, 7pm Where: Mamaroneck HS M amaroneck Player to More...

Letters to the Editor

NY Education Concerns

To the Editor: As students, parents and grandparents shop for back to school supplies and teachers prepare their classrooms, my concern about the course of our state's public education system continues. More...

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