April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Big Flu Outbreak Prompts County to Buy New Vaccine

Putnam’s flu outbreak, which has affected scores of people in recent weeks, is still plaguing the county – but at the request of Health Commissioner Dr. More...

Politics

Hayworth Fights to Regain Seat

Former Congresswoman Enthusiastic About Campaign

Former congresswoman and doctor Nan Hayworth is hitting the campaign trail hard this spring, and in fact, has been seen at public appearances for months. More...

Putnam Community Foundation Celebrates 15th Anniversary, But Foundation And County Are In Legal Battle Over Land

The Putnam Community Foundation has celebrated its 15th anniversary by reaffirming its commitment to build 120 units of senior citizen and veterans housing at the nonprofit’s Stoneleigh Avenue property adjacent to Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Legislature Mixed On Cigarette Sales Ban

The Putnam Legislature next month will again attempt to approve a resolution banning cigarette sales in pharmacies countywide. Last year such a move failed by a 7-2 vote. More...

Around the County

Anti-Terror Patrols On High Alert Across Putnam

Police on the state, county, town and village levels have stepped up their presence throughout the county this week in conjunction with New York’s Counter-Terrorism Zone 3 Task Force. More...

Popcorn Machines at Kent Library

Visitors to the Kent Public Library were recently surprised by the delicious fragrance and cheerful sound of popcorn popping. More...

Man Accused as ATM Thief

A Dutchess County man hired to stock ATM machines with cash is facing felony charges of grand larceny for allegedly pilfering more than $88,000 from the machines owned by a Patterson company. More...

School News

JFK KIDS LOVE TO READ

Reading has become sheer pleasure for Brewster’s youngest students thanks to the efforts of kindergarten and first grade teachers at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster. More...

Trio to be Honored by Brewster Education Foundation

A career educator, a highly professional executive secretary and a dedicated coach will be honored next Saturday when the Brewster Education Foundation conducts its annual gala benefit dinner. More...

Retired Teachers Award Scholarships to Students

The Putnam County Retired Teachers Association has awarded $3,000 in scholarships to high school students attending classes at Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A western wonder

The greatest, wonder in the State of Iowa, and perhaps any other State, is what they call the “Walled Lake,” located in Weight County, twelve miles north of the Dubuque and Pacific R.R, and about one hundred and fifty miles west of Dubuqu More...

Word of the Week

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Letters to the Editor

Wind Turbine Barely Visible, Owner Says

To the Editor, Now that our wind turbine is up and running after a year of acrid and illinformed argumentation, I would like to thank the officials of Philipstown for following the law and resisting suggestions that they set themselves up as petty More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dorothy O’Farrell O’Lear

Dorothy O’Farrell O’Lear, age 99, of Vails Grove, Brewster , died on Tuesday, April 8, at Salem Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Purdy’s. Mrs. More...

Don Bass

Don Bass of Wesley Chapel, Florida, passed away Sunday, April 6. He was 67 years old. Don was born on April 8, 1946, in Brooklyn, son of (deceased) Philip J. Bass and Muriel Bass. The Bass Family moved to Carmel in 1956. More...

Alline M. Crowley

Alline M. Crowley, 69, of Garrison, died on April 9 at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne. More...

Garden Street School For Sale

A piece of prime Putnam County history is on the selling block. The Garden Street School in Brewster, which closed two years ago when the Brewster School District restructured its grade level configuration, is on the market for $3,499.000. More...

19 Years On, Disappearance of 17-yr-Old Teen Still Vexes Cops

It was Palm Sunday, 1995 when a then-17 year old Lake Carmel teenager vanished from the Shop-Rite Plaza Shopping Center in Carmel. More...

Putnam Considers Banning Styrofoam Food Containers

Within the next year, the use of polystyrene foam disposable food service containers may be a thing of the past in Putnam County. More...

General Stories

Brewster Chalice Thief Busted by Police

A northern Westchester man accused of stealing two Communion chalices and cash from St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster last month in what authorities called a shameless burglary is behind bars on felony counts of grand larceny. More...

George Hartshorn, Chief in the ’70s, Remembered As A ‘Giant of a Man’

George Hartshorn was remembered as a “giant of a man” who would give you the shirt off his back Sunday at a memorial service at the Cargain Funeral Home in Carmel. Hartshorn passed away April 9, six days shy of his 70th birthday. More...

Putnam Shares Equipment

In a time where every municipality is trying to hold the line on its fiscal spending, Putnam County is working with its towns and villages to share equipment and facilities in order to save taxpayer dollars. More...

Enterprise

From the chamber

Luxury Living Guild To Host Inaugural Luncheon

A new initiative to promote the luxury lifestyle in Putnam County is getting underway. More...

Cultural Events

Putnam Chorale Rehearses For Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus

The Putnam Chorale has been offering singers of all levels an opportunity to perform for three decades. More...

May Events at Patterson Library

Just in time for spring and summer, Patterson Library has announced the following programs: On Saturday, May 3, at 1 pm: : “Neighborhoods of Brooklyn”. More...

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary Spring Benefit

Constitution Marsh sits in the middle of an important resting and breeding place for migratory birds. More...

Sports

’Pac Girls Lacrosse Drops Two

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School girls lacrosse team had everything to show for its two games this past week – hustle, talent, speed, resiliency and more – except a win. More...

Carmel Softball Splits With Mahopac, Arlington

FREEDOM PLAINS – The Carmel High School softball team split with two of its rivals this past week, beating Mahopac on Monday, 6-0, after coming off a tough 2-1 extra-inning loss to Arlington. More...

Putnam Valley Takes Down Carmel in Girls Lacrosse

The week ahead

THURSDAY, APRIL 17BOYS TENNISLakeland at Brewster, 11 a.m.BOYS LACROSSEBrewster at Rye, 11 a.m.Mahopac at Somers, 7 p.m.GIRLS LACROSSEClarkstown at Mahopac, 11 a.m.BASEBALLWhite Plains at Mahopac, Noon More...

Worship Services

Reflections on the Related Holidays of Easter, Passover  Free Access 

Editor's Note: This was written by Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, president of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, where a number of Putnam County students are furthering their education. More...

Worship Listings

Update your Church’s listing by emailing us at Editor@pcnr.com, with WORSHIP in the Subject Line. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke