May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Hayworth By a Landslide

Nan Hayworth has taken the GOP nomination for the 19th Congressional District by storm. The Mt. Kisco resident crushed her opponents Tuesday at the Republican nominating convention in Mahopac by a five to one margin. More...

Dunn Conviction Called a ‘Sad Day for Law Enforcement’

Putnam Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher York called it a “sad day for law enforcement” after a 12-member jury found Deputy Sheriff Barbara Dunn guilty of seven felony counts of perjury. More...

General Stories

Putnam’s Lifesavers of the Year Recognized

Putnam’s unsung heroes were recognized last week during the county’s annual EMS Awards Recognition ceremony. More...

Democracy Derby

The current political season has been a volatile one, with several candidates changing their minds as to which seat they would like to occupy. More...

Reality-Based Training Keeps Cops Prepared

The sound of rapid gunfire was everywhere as bullets ricocheted off concrete walls and steel doors inside the Putnam Fire Training Center in Kent. More...

Cultural Events

MATHEW BRODERICK & KATHERINE BARILE

Mathew Broderick and Katherine Barile are happy to announce their engagement. Katherine is the daughter of Michael and Lillian Barile of Mahopac, New York. Mathew is the son of James and Diane Broderick of Dannemora, New York. More...

Kids Have a Blast at Carnival for a Cause

Children of all ages had a blast at Brewster’s annual Carnival for a Cause. More...

Out and About

Bob McMahan, Commissioner Emergency Serv., Doug Casey & Adam Stiebeling, Deputy Comm. Bureau of Emergency Services. More...

Editorials

The Ideal of Freedom, Paid for in Blood

On Memorial Day, we remember both our fallen warriors and the ideas that they championed

Identity, whether personal, cultural, or national, cannot be maintained without memory: By forgetting what came before, we lose sight of who we are. More...

“In Flanders Fields ... ”

Canadian poet John McCrae wrote the famed poem “In Flanders Fields,” after his experience as a field surgeon at the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915. More...

Remembering Sacrifices, Protecting Our Veterans

On Memorial Day we pause to remember the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. More...

Columns

WASHINGTON DISPATCHES

Foreclosure Prevention More...

It All Started when the Phone Rang

This column starts out like a “Mission Impossible” segment of yet another “Putnam Sportsman” wildlife tale. It started with a call from Carmel High School teacher and wrestling coach, Bill Twardy from Kent. More...

Cutting Through the Brush that Now Blankets the Danner Family Preserve

Pastimes

On the Putnam/Westchester border there is a 28-acre preserve called the Danner Family Preserve that offers an easy walk through an old farm that is being reclaimed by nature. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

GEORGE LEO DAROS

George Leo Daros passed away peacefully at home on May 22, 2010, just two days before his 89th birthday. Mr. Daros was born May 24, 1921, in Croton Falls, NY, son of the late Antonio and Lena Tagliaferro Daros. More...

RAYMOND W. HIGGS

Raymond W. Higgs, age 82, a 27 year resident of Wassiac, NY, died Friday, May 14, 2010, in Carmel. Mr. Higgs was born June 3, 1927 in Carmel to Edward and Susan (Carey) Higgs. He attended schools in the Holmes/Pawling area. On July 31, 1954, Mr. More...

JOHN A. (JACK) SCHRATZ

John A. (Jack) Schratz died May 19, 2010, at his home in Tucson, AZ. He was 85. Jack was born October 12, 1924, in Jamaica, Queens and moved to Mahopac, NY in the 1940s. More...

GOP Establishment Picks Leibell Over Odell

Primary battles begin for county executive, legislature

By Eric Gross It was a landslide victory for State Senator Vincent Leibell over Putnam Legislator Mary Ellen Odell at Thursday’s GOP nominating convention. More...

Odell Challenges Leibell

Assemblyman Ball, Sheriff Smith announce support for legislator’s surprise candidacy

Sen. Leibell looks forward to ‘respectful exchange of ideas’ with fellow Republican More...

Birds of Prey Day

Plans are proceeding this week for Birds of Prey Day. Green Chimney’s 18th annual extravaganza, featuring more than 150 raptors, takes place June 6 on the Green Chimneys campus at the Southeast- Putnam Lake line. More...

Ball Defeated at GOP Caucus

State Assemblyman Greg Ball’s quest to become the region’s next State Senator received a blow when Somers Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy defeated the two-term lawmaker by a 2-1 margin. More...

Around the County

Kent

Senior Center takes a giant step forward More...

Brewster

Melrose’s endangered ABCs Eric Gross During a recent Tuesday morning book discussion at the Melrose School in Brewster, second graders became concerned over the plight of polar bears. More...

Brewster

Liah Nelson is an inspiration Liah Nelson thought the world was coming to an end when a massive earthquake ravaged her native Haiti. More...

School News

Leibell on Leadership

State Senator Vincent Leibell returned to high school to talk to America’s future leaders about leadership. Leibell, a member of the U.S. More...

ELIZABeTH BReNNAN

KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL’S STUDENT OF THE MONTH

I had the privilege of meeting Elizabeth Brennan two years ago during soccer tryouts. Elizabeth had just arrived as a sophomore after living with her family for five years in Belgium. More...

KIM BROCCOLI

CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL’S STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Kimberly Broccoli is a senior at Carmel High School and has the honor of being chosen Carmel High School’s ‘Student of the Month’. More...

Sports

Erker Dominates, Indians Take Home First League Title in Nine Years

’Pac clinches share of 1B crown, wins Tantalos tournament; Rams turn on power, snap six-game skid

MAHOPAC—It’s been a long time since the Mahopac High baseball team claimed a league championship, but the Indians have been playing solid baseball this spring, and capped a strong regular season by winning a share of the League 1-B title More...

Byrnes, Bears Rally past Kennedy in Tournament

Barnes slam paces Brewster, as Bears, Gaels sharpen up for playoffs

BREWSTER—The Brewster High baseball team has honored the memory of former player Chris Caiazzo each spring since his untimely death in an auto accident in January of 2007, creating the Chris Caiazzo Memorial Tournament. More...

Kennedy Gaels Bucked By Broncos In Opening Round

SOMERS—The Kennedy Catholic boys lacrosse team needed every last game to qualify for the playoffs. The Gaels (5-12, 4-7) split their last two regular season games before losing in the opening round of the sectional playoffs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Remembering Those Who Died

Dear Editor: More...

Speak Out on Patterson Crossing Roads

Dear Editor: In a recent post to the community Yahoo Mail Group BREWSTER10509, Ms. Lynne Eckardt made us aware of proposed legislation before the Putnam County Legislature called: “Road Improvement District, Route 311 and I-84.” More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 225 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac 845-628-2006 Saturday Vigil Mass. More...

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