April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Cop Deploys Narcan to Save Lake Carmel Life

A 43-year-old Lake Carmel man is alive today thanks to the rapid response of a Kent Police officer and his knowledge of Narcan. More...

Patterson GOP Backs Tendy Over Levy

The Patterson Republican Town Committee has endorsed Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy over incumbent District Attorney Adam Levy. More...

General Stories

Jessi-Ann Bettcher is Living Proof of Organ Donations

Jessi-Ann Bettcher never takes life for granted. In the spring of 2007, the young Brewster woman received a new heart. More...

Celebrating Businesses in the Heart of the Hudson Valley

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell described Putnam as the “heart of the Hudson Valley” Sunday when welcoming guests to the county’s 10th annual Regional Business and Home Expo at Mahopac High School. More...

Equestrian Center to Aid Disabled Vets

Two dozen veterans from the Montrose Veterans Hospital suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will be receiving a unique type of therapy, thanks in part to the Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Philipstown, in coordination with the Hearts for H More...

School News

Clock Tower Grille Partners with Brewster School Kids for Arts

Rich Parente, proprietor of the Clock Tower Grille in Southeast, believes in his community. For the second consecutive year, the local businessman has opened his restaurant to fourth graders at the C.V. More...

25 Candidates Seek Board of Education Seats

School election day has drawn great interest this year across the county with 25 candidates seeking Board of Education seats in Putnam’s six school districts. More...

Common Core Called A Disaster

The executive director of New Yorkers for Kids, Cathy Sapeta of the North Highlands section of Philipstown, has charged that “Common Core is robbing our children of their childhood.” More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

White as snow were the dog-wood blooms, The heavens were sweetly blue; And the air was laden with faint perfumes, From the myriad flowers that grow. More...

Word of the Week

Inveigle to win over by wiles : entice; to acquire by ingenuity or flattery : wangle More...

Worship Services

St. Christopher's Inn to Honor Cardinal Dolan  Free Access 

May 28 Dinner to Raise Funds for Men’s Substance Abuse Treatment

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, will be honored May 28 during the 11th annual Board of Directors Dinner for St. Christopher’s Inn, a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. More...

Holocaust Remembered in Hudson Valley

Christians and Jews joined together and reflected on one of history’s saddest moments—the Holocaust—during a remembrance last week at the historic Putnam County Courthouse. More...

Worship Listings

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 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 - 11:41 AM

Health commissioner charges PV supervisor with misconduct  Free Access 

Did closed beach lead to assessment hike?

Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Breaking News - 11:32 AM

A ‘miracle’ as woman survives horrific crash; I-84 reopens  Free Access 

State Police have called it a “miracle” that a 27 year old Stormville woman survived a terrible crash on I-84 in Kent early Friday that resulted in massive traffic jams backing up morning commuters for 10 miles. More...

Putnam Unites to Fight Multiple Sclerosis

Ideal weather conditions greeted more than 300 walkers Saturday who participated in Putnam’s first MS Walk giving hope to the dozens of local residents and 2.3 million people worldwide living with multiple sclerosis. More...

Carmel One of Safest Communities in America

The Town of Carmel is one of America’s safest communities. ADT Security Company compiled FBI data from the 2013 Uniform Crime Report to create a list of the 25 safest cities in the U.S. More...

Around the County

‘Boots to the Ground’ Stamp Out Poverty

The numbers are astounding for “affluent” Putnam County. More than 5.500 households were served by the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) in 2014. More...

Safety Upgrades Sought for Railroads

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut called Sunday for all passenger railroads, as well as trains carrying crude oil shipments, to use Positive Train Control by 2018. More...

Putnam Passport Day is Saturday

Putnam’s annual Passport Day takes place Saturday at the County Clerk’s office in Carmel. County Clerk Michael Bartolotti will be on hand to provide passport information and to accept passport applications. More...

Enterprise

Economic Development Breakfast To Highlight Region’s Opportunities

As the area’s economy continues on the rise, the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce will be hosting a breakfast on Tuesday, May 5th, from 8-10 AM, at the Putnam County Golf Course to look at opportunities and evaluate progress made toward state More...

Best Western Coming to Southeast

Residents of Putnam welcoming family and friends for special occasions including weddings, confirmations and Bar Mitzvahs will now no longer have to make overnight accommodations in Danbury, Westchester or Dutchess counties since Putnam’s first More...

Sports

Brewster Softball is the Real Deal This Season

BREWSTER – The Brewster High School softball team is for real. The Bears snapped a 2-2 tie with a four-run inning in the bottom of the sixth, and Brewster handed Section One, Class AA runnerup Roy C. More...

Mahopac Baseball Sweeps Carmel

MAHOPAC – What a start for the Mahopac High School baseball team. The Indians went 3-0 last week – including two wins over archrival Carmel – and began the season 6-0 before losing on Tuesday at Arlington. More...

Mahopac Girls' LAX Splits, Losing to Arlington But Beating Brewster

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School girls' lacrosse team was on the wrong side of history last week but, to its credit, the Indians bounced back from a tough loss with a big win. More...

Columns

Perspective  Free Access 

In Memoriam: My Wife, Barbara Gross

In the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “Each of us now has our own memories—some we share—some we hold quietly in our hearts. The heart has its own memory, like the mind. More...

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“I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.” ~Henry David Thoreau