June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Court Fight Pits Patterson Homeowners Against Builder

The American dream of a house in a country neighborhood has deteriorated into broken water mains, crumbling infrastructure, soaring costs and a yearslong legal battle for 17 families in the Meadowbrook Farms area of Patterson. More...

Indians Win Section 1 Championship

The Mahopac High boys lacrosse team erased a two-goal deficit late in the third quarter, and came back to beat Lakeland/Panas, 7-5, in the Section 1 Class A championship game last Thursday at the Suf More...

General Stories

Lynne Eckardt Steps Down as Democratic Chair to Run for Southeast Town Board

There is a change in the ranks of the Putnam County Democratic Committee. Lynne Eckardt has stepped down as chair after announcing her candidacy to run on the Democratic line for Southeast Town Board in November. More...

NYSEG Rebate Program May Save County Tax Dollars

Putnam County will be taking advantage of a rebate program offered by the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation that will save taxpayer dollars. More...

Parents Urged to Talk to Their Kids about Underage Drinking

Prom season has arrived and high school graduations are right around the corner. More...

Enterprise

An Enthusiastic Approach Works Best

From The Chamber

Have you ever noticed that some of today’s most inspiring leaders have a supply of seemingly endless passion and enthusiasm for their work? More...

School News

School Consolidation Won’t Be Easy

One hundred residents attending a forum on school district consolidation left the Mahopac Library with more anger toward New York State than when they entered the conference center three hours earlier. More...

Columns

Washington Dispatches

Gillibrand Advocates Retreat More...

Cunningham’s Corner

Remembering the Sacrifice; Considering Putnam’s Future

A positive sign: Karl Rohde tells me that participation by civic groups and the public at the watch fires over Memorial Day weekend, in Veterans Memorial Park outside Carmel, increased a lot this year. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

EVENTS THAT ENERGIZED TOWN More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com Sunday programs: 9-10am - Chanting and Meditation, 10-11am - Dharma Talk, 11am-12pm - Noon Book Discussion Group, Vegetari More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

ROSALIE G. (Frontiero) SCLAFANI

Rosalie G. (Frontiero) Sclafani, 84, died Monday morning, May 23, 2011, at her home following an extended illness. She was the wife of the late Frank L. Sclafani, who died on May 26, 1988. They had shared 49 years of marriage. More...

DEBORAH A. DANIELLO

Deborah A. Daniello, age 53, of Pawling, NY, died on Sunday, May 29, 2011 in Pawling. Ms. Daniello was born in Mt. Vernon, NY on December 14, 1957, to Richard and Marion (Frieary) Daniello. She graduated from Carmel High School in 1975. More...

MARY ANN ‘MARION’ STONE

MaryAnn “Marion” Stone 84, of Lake Carmel, NY, passed away on May 25, 2011 at Putnam Hospital Center. She was born on December 10, 1926, in White Plains, to John and Kathleen (McNamara) Downes. More...

Mahopac Full-Day Kindergarten Slashed

Emotional, Three-Hour Meeting

Superintendent of Schools Thomas Manko was frank with more than 200 residents attending a special meeting of the Mahopac Board of Education Tuesday night: “The difference between our revised budget and a contingency plan will be hardship versus More...

Mahopac Remembers Its Veterans

Robert Bensburg called Memorial Day his responsibility to “remember comrades lost in battle” during his three tours of duty in Iraq. More...

Carmel Man Arrested for Leaving Dog in Stifling Car

The chief of the recently formed Putnam County SPCA is amazed that “people don’t get it!” Ken Ross was summoned to the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center in Carmel last week for a report of a German shepherd locked in a car with its windo More...

Around the County

Carmel-Kent Area Gets Head Start On Memorial Day

Large crowds gathered at the Lake Carmel Veterans Monument and at the Carmel Veterans Hall in downtown Carmel Sunday for a pair of Memorial Day observances. More...

Town and American Legion Host Humanitarian Effort

A huge 53-foot-long trailer arrived in Mahopac Wednesday and for the next two weeks residents are being asked to donate needed supplies to the tornado ravaged Joplin, Missouri, area where 149 people were killed last week. More...

Tribute Planned for Professor Hugh Berberich

A Tribute to Professor Hugh Berberich is planned for later this month at St. John’s Church in Mahopac. More...

Cultural Events

Shakespeare Festival Celebrates Putnam & Dutchess

At the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Putnam & Dutchess County Residents save over 30 percent in June during the Putnam & Dutchess County Nights: Wednesday, June 15 – Hamlet; Tuesday, June 21 - The Comedy of Errors; Wednesday, Jun More...

Sports

Indians Come from Behind, Win Section 1 Championship

‘Pac erases 4-2 deficit to win first sectional title since 2004

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High boys lacrosse team erased a two-goal deficit late in the third quarter, and came back to beat Lakeland/Panas, 7-5, in the Section 1 Class A championship game last Thursday at the Suffern Middle School. More...

Carmel Beats ‘Pac, Bounced By North Rockland

CARMEL—While it wasn’t the win the Carmel High softball team was hoping for, there are certainly positives in Friday’s loss to North Rockland High. The 14th-seeded Rams gave the No. More...

Walks, Errors Cost Indians In Playoff Loss

MAHOPAC—Even with 12 hits, including six for extra-bases, the Mahopac High baseball team still lost its opening round game at Fox Lane High on Thursday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fundraiser For The Arts

To The Editor: More...

Thank You Senator Ball

To The Editor: On March 11, my husband Robert and I met with Senator Ball and his staff concerning our daughter Alexa. More...

Can You Speak Orwellian?

To The Editor: More...

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'The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.' Benjamin Franklin