May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Oil Spill Fouls Lake Carmel

A large oil spill from what authorities believe was an underground tank necessitated the aid of emergency responders on the state, county and local level Saturday at Lake Carmel. At 1:15 p.m. More...

General Stories

Children’s Expo And Safety Fair Best Yet

The weatherman cooperated as ideal conditions attracted large crowds to the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services complex in Carmel last Saturday for Putnam’s 11th annual Children’s Expo and Public Safety Day. More...

Sue Serino To Seek Reelection

State Senator Sue Serino will be seeking reelection for another two-year term. More...

Memorial Day Observances Announced Countywide

With Memorial Day weekend a little more than a week away, the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council has announced a complete list of holiday observances from Carmel to Cold Spring. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Women Take Lead At Chamber of Commerce

Putnam County’s largest local chamber of commerce became a showcase for the talents of strong female leadership this month as Faith Ann Butcher, and Amy Sayegh became chairwoman and vice chairwoman, joining CEO & Executive Director Erin Mea More...

Sports

Corace’s Big Night Helps Mahopac Take League Crown

MAHOPAC – Undefeated league champs. More...

Brewster Softball Avenges Loss to Yorktown

YORKTOWN – Brewster High School softball senior captain Melina Strano, who came into last week’s game against Yorktown batting an incredible .549 on the season, was pumped up before the game even started at the opportunity to avenge the p More...

Haldane Softball Shuts Out Putnam Valley

PUTNAM VALLEY – Three years ago, as a freshman, Haldane High School’s Marley Chefalo pitched her first-ever shutout against Putnam Valley. Three years later, she did it again to the Tigers, this time at the plate. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Chabad of Putnam County 5 Fair Stree, Carmel 845 225 4770 www.PuntamChabad.org Rabbi Avi Korer conducts Shabbat services Saturdays at 10:00am. Education director Michal Korer. Hebrew school Sundays 10am - 12pm No membership necessary. CHUAN G YEN More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alexandra Ann Grimaldi

Alexandra Ann Grimaldi passed away on May 13, 2016. It is with great sadness that her family mourn her death and abbreviated life of 24 years. More...

Albert D. Adams

Albert D. Adams age 87, of Kent Cliffs, NY, died on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel. Born in Kent Cliffs he was the son of the late Irving and Estella (Thompkins) Adams. He is survived by his wife Jennie J. (Moshier) Adams. More...

Ada Burdick

Ada Burdick, a longtime resident of Brewster, NY, died Sunday, May 15, 2016, at her home with her family by her side. She was 83 years old. Ada was born on April 1, 1933, in New York City, NY, daughter of the late Charles and Johanna (Walter) Baker. More...

Breaking News - 4:12 PM

IRS scammers hit Putnam

DO NOT CALL 206-823-3351! That’s the message from law enforcement officials in the wake of an apparent IRS scam being perpetuated on Putnam residents.Undersheriff Peter Convery said at least six queries were received by his office from local res More...

Breaking News - 5/20/2016 11:49 AM

Scuccimarra critical of Cold Spring Planning Board before legislative panel  Free Access 

Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra went on the attack Thursday night, blasting the Cold Spring Planning Board for what she charged was “hurting the senior citizens of our county.” More...

Clean Sweep in Putnam School Budget Votes

School Budgets Pass

It was a clean sweep in school budget elections Tuesday across Putnam County as residents in each of the county’s six school districts approved fiscal spending plans for the new school year. More...

Gender Debate Hits Graduation Gowns

Gender equity issues have come to some Putnam County schools, this time in the color of gowns to be worn at graduations. At some schools in years past, boys wore one color and girls another. This year, some schools are changing it up. More...

Around the County

County Puts Off Signing Butterfield Lease; Legal Action Possible  Free Access 

What a difference a week makes. Last week, Philipstown’s seniors were jubilant, basking in the county Legislature’s May 3 approval of a 15- year lease for the new senior center at the Lahey Pavilion at the Butterfield site. More...

Best Friends To Graduate From West Point Together

Nearly 1,000 white caps will be tossed high and with pride on Saturday’s commencement ceremony at West Point. Two Putnam cadets have completed this journey together, and their paths will remain joined even after graduation. More...

Man Accused Of Auto Theft

A Patterson woman returning to the Metro-North Railroad Station in Patterson last week exited her train and walked to where she had left her car in a nearby parking lot. Much to her chagrin, the car was missing. More...

School News

Revolutionary War Comes To Life In Putnam Valley

Learning came to life last week for children at the Putnam Valley Elementary School when the Putnam Valley first Revolutionary War Reenactment took place for fourth graders on the school’s athletic fields. More...

Culinary Students Enjoy Luncheon

Soon to-be-graduating Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES culinary students celebrated their senior luncheon last week with mixed emotions. More...

Best Buddies Friendship Dance A Huge Success in Carmel

Carmel High School’s 2nd annual Best Buddies Friendship Dance warmed the hearts of those in attendance when volunteers created an opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to enjoy an “evening out on the town More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

FIELD DAY AT MAHOPAC

Mahopac — The first Friday in May has for past years has been considered Field Day in Mahopac School. On the afternoon of Friday, May 7, the school came together as a body and held Field Day Exercises. More...

Word of the Week

Mulct \ MULKT \ Verb : to punish by a fine; to defraud especially of money : swindle More...

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"Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism." ~Mary McCarthy