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Breaking News - 2/4/2016 9:31 PM

Region’s most modern ladder truck arrives in Putnam County  Free Access 

With red lights flashing and cheers ringing out at Carmel FD headquarters, the newest and most modern piece of firefighting apparatus throughout the region arrived in Putnam More...

School Family Rallies Around One Of Its Own

A sign welcomes guests to Jessica Curran’s first grade class at the Matthew Paterson Elementary School: “It only takes seeing one smile or receiving one act of kindness to change your view of life!” More...

Zika Health Advisory Issued

The Putnam Health Department Friday issued an advisory for those traveling to Central or South America as well as the Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Brazil due to an epidemic of the Zika virus. More...

Tunnel To Towers Foundation Benefits From Fundraiser

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a bit richer this week thanks to students at Brewster High School. More...

General Stories

Honorary Chief Martin McDonough Laid to Rest in Carmel

Dozens of firefighters from throughout the region paid their respects Saturday at St. James Church in Carmel to the family of Martin J. McDonough who passed away last week. More...

On-the-Go Meals Coming to the Greater Brewster Area

Getting hunger pangs while driving throughout greater Brewster may soon be resolved by a stop at a roadside food vendor. More...

Carmel Superintendent Blasts New York State Over Education Aid

Carmel Superintendent of Schools Andy Irvin has blasted Albany lawmakers over their smoke and mirrors approach to education aid. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

MILLIONS INVOLVED

An Important Railroad Suit Will Soon Be Argued On Appeal More...

Word of the Week

Kinesics \kuh-NEE-siks\ NOUN: a systematic study of the relationship between nonlinguistic body motions (such as blushes, shrugs, or eye movement) and communication More...

Letters to the Editor

Reboot Putnam’s Economy

To the Editor, In regard to the column titled “Putnam County IDA Needs a Reboot” by the Chairwoman of the Putnam County Chambers, Jennifer Maher. More...

Regarding the Entire IDA Board Resigning

To the Editor, According to Roger Gross, “the legislature is sliding toward being basically, an extension of the administration”. More...

Gipson Made Pudding Street Overpass A Priority

To the Editor: Gene Eilbacher of Putnam Valley, in a January 21 letter to this paper, expressed concern – shared by many in Putnam Valley, Philipstown, and the surrounding areas – about the very dangerous intersection of Pudding Street an More...

Breaking News - 11:03 AM

NYC cop shot from Putnam County

A New York City police officer shot Thursday night in the Bronx when he and his female partner encountered armed suspects in an apartment complex hallway has been identified as a resident of Brewster. More...

Breaking News - 8:31 AM

Update: Schools canceled across county  Free Access 

UPDATE: Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac have now cancelled classes for Friday, as have Haldane, Garrison and Putnam Valley. More...

Breaking News - 8:19 AM

Senior centers, public transit affected by storm  Free Access 

Updated for new info: The surprise overnight storm that intensified after sunrise is now affecting public transportation throughout the county. More...

Breaking News - 2/4/2016 9:57 AM

Heroin trafficking takes a major hit in Putnam

The trafficking of deadly heroin has taken a major hit across southern and western Putnam with the arrest of an alleged drug dealer outside a popular Yorktown Heights shopping plaza. More...

Firefighters Join The Ranks

Putnam's proud tradition of volunteerism in the emergency services field is alive and well following the graduation of 48 young firefighters. More...

Parents’ Worst Nightmare, 2-year-old Chokes to Death

Every parent’s worst nightmare unfolded for a Kent couple when their 2-year-old twin son choked to death while eating an apple. More...

Maloney Challenger Praised By GOP

While Republicans will be needing a scorecard to sort out the candidates interested in challenging Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney in June when balloting in a GOP Primary, one of the six in the race, received quite a send off Saturday in More...

Around the County

First Hebrew Committee to Assist Project Linus

Project Linus knits and crochets blankets for babies and children who are ill, traumatized, homeless, in foster care and in need of some comfort. More...

Choir Seasons Commencing

The Dream Choir and the People's Choir are getting in tune for their spring 2016 season. These two popular community choirs are directed by acclaimed singer/guitarist/arranger Cat Guthrie. More...

‘Love at First Bite’ Offered at Educated Palate

Those wishing to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit a few days early are encouraged to make a reservation today for next Thursday’s Valentine’s Day themed luncheon at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES student-run restaurant the More...

Sports

Carmel Junior Varsity Wrestlers Take 4th

On Saturday, Carmel JV wrestlers went to the John Jay Cross River Divisional tournament. Carmel placed fourth as a team. More...

Mahopac Girls Bounce Back From Heartbreaker To Win

MAHOPAC – The week started off with a heartbreaker, but it finished far, far better for the Mahopac High School girls’ basketball team. The Indians won twice after dropping a 51-50 defeat to John Jay-East Fishkill in overtime. More...

Carmel Wrestling Beats Mahopac in Crazy, Controversial Finish

CARMEL – Well, this might be the craziest finish of the high school wrestling season, and certainly the most controversial. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

GRACE UNITED METHODIST 337 Pee kskill Hollow Road , Putnam Valley 845-526-3788 Lead Pastor Jessica Anschutz & Associate Pastors Kathleen Reynolds & Michael Cobb Sunday Services: 10am Sunday School at 10am service. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Barbara Vail

Barbara M. Vail died Jan. 27 in Southbury, CT, after a short illness. She was 88. Barbara was a teacher of home economics in the Carmel public school system between 1965 and 1988. She taught at Carmel High School and at George Fischer Middle School. More...

Martha Allio

Martha Allio (nee Baridon) passed away at home on January 31, 2016. More...

Kurt Thomas Corsi

Kurt Thomas Corsi, 60, of Bakersfield, California, passed away on January 29, 2016. More...

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