May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

No Fowl at 4-H Fair

Putnam County’s midsummer traditional outdoor extravaganza will be without chickens and ducks this year. More...

Indian Point Unit 3 Back in Service

Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant returned to service Monday after a sixteen-day shutdown to replace a failed main electrical transformer. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 12:16 PM

Pataki Kicks Off Presidential Run in NH  Free Access 

Updated, New Info

Putnam County’s George Pataki, New York State’s former Governor, made it official Thursday: He is running next year for President of the United States. More...

Levy Wins Republican Party Endorsement

Putnam District Attorney Adam Levy has received the backing of the county’s Republican Committee for his reelection bid. More...

Around the County

Kennel Club Assists EMS Providers

For one evening, the Putnam County Fire Chiefs' Association went to the dogs! More...

Lincoln Lecture at Putnam Valley Historical Society Set for June 13

Mr. Lincoln’s Secret Visit to West Point, with Historian and Author Anthony J. Czarnecki, is on Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 am. More...

Putnam County Land Trust Seeks Board Member Applicants

The Putnam County Land Trust is seeking individuals who support the concept of open space and the preservation of our natural resources to serve on its Board of Trustees. More...

School News

Trout Release A Blast For Henry Wells Middle School Students

The excitement reached a fevered pitch when 35 sixth and seventh graders enrolled at the Henry Wells Middle School in Brewster released more than 100 finger-sized brown trout that were raised in their classroom since last fall. More...

Brewster High Thespians Garner 15 Theater Award Nominations

Thespians at Brewster High School are keeping their fingers crossed that 15 nominations received for the school’s award winning production of “Shrek” will result in as many Metropolitan High School Theater Awards. More...

Editorials

Each Day 600,000,000,000,000 Bacteria Are Sent into the City

Health Commissioner Darlington has resumed his campaign for pure milk and says he will not relax his efforts to protect the children from bacteria until cold weather returns. Dr. More...

Word of the Week

Dauntless resolute especially in the face of danger or difficulty : fearless, undaunted More...

Letters to the Editor

Suggestions for Kent

I do not live in the Town of Kent but I was impressed with your article last week about the Supervisor there turning down over $7,000 in pay raises for herself which she was entitled to. More...

Problems With E-Cigs

To the Editor: In response to the announcement printed in the May 14 Edition, E-Cigarette Restrictions Approved In Putnam, I say “Bravo.” As a Nicotine Addiction and Dependence Treatment Specialist More...

Breaking News - 10:39 AM

Former school bus driver guilty of child sexual abuse

A former school bus driver charged last summer with multiple felony counts of sexually abusing a child and possessing child pornography was found guilty Thursday in Putnam County Court for sexually abusing his six year old victim. More...

Remembering Putnam’s Fallen Comrades

From the shores of the Hudson in Cold Spring to the foothills of the Appalachian Trail in Patterson, residents of Putnam County paused over the long Memorial Day weekend to reflect on those members of the military who made the supreme sacrifice, allo More...

Drought Conditions In Putnam County

It’s official: The Putnam region is in the midst of a drought. The National Weather Service used the term for our weather Tuesday, bringing to the local scene a description that has been a buzzword in California for months. More...

General Stories

Bird Of Freedom Nursed Back to Good Health at Green Chimneys

A magnificent bald eagle injured in the wild has recovered from life threatening trauma and on Wednesday afternoon – thanks to Paul Kupchok and the Green Chimneys School – the endangered bird was returned to the wild. More...

Hydrant Flushing Continues in the Hamlet of Carmel

Hydrant flushing throughout the hamlet of Carmel continues this week and town officials are reminding the public that consumers may experience several temporary effects during the procedure. More...

Putnam Phone Glitch Resolved Early Monday

A major phone outage that knocked out local service throughout eastern Putnam County for most of the day Sunday and interfered with calls being made to emergency services providers was resolved early Monday. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Unsung Heroes Recognized

The role of the local small business community in building our economy is well documented, but its only one part of the story. More...

Cultural Events

Guitarist Ottmar Liebert to Perform Sunday  Free Access 

Guitar lovers are in for a treat at the Towne Crier Cafe just down I-84 in Beacon, as worldwide sensation Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra will perform on May 31. More...

Comedy at Arts On The Lake

Resuming its program of Stand-Up Comedy, Arts on the Lake presents comics Chris Lamberth, Regina De- Cicco and Adam Oliensis on Saturday, June 6, at 8 pm, at the Lake Carmel Arts Center, 640 Route 52, Kent. More...

Sports

Two Wins Away! Brewster Softball Closing In On Sectional Title

BREWSTER — Jenna Sacchetti struck out 13 and held Harrison to one hit on Saturday, as the unbeaten and top-seeded Brewster High School softball team beat No. 9 Harrison, 9-0, in a Section One, Class A quarterfinal game. More...

Heartbreaking Championship Losses for Mahopac Lacrosse

Girls Lose A Tough One To Fast Suffern Start

HILLBURN – Down at Torne Valley, the Mahopac girls fell behind early, 5-0, rallied to make it close but eventually fell to top-seeded Suffern, 10-6 in the Section One, Class A final. It was Suffern’s third consecutive sectional title. More...

Hawk Rock Hike is Sunday

Two long time friends from Putnam, home from college for the summer, have organized a treat for those who enjoy exercising in the outofdoors. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHABAD OF PUTNAM COUNTY 5 Fair Stree, Carmel 845 225 4770 www.PuntamChabad.orgRabbi Avi Korer conducts Shabbat services Saturdays at 10:00am. Education director Michal Korer. Hebrew school Sundays 10am - 12pm More...

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