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Leibell’s New Pay: 12 Cents an Hour, 7 Hours A Day

Ex-senator and lawyer Vincent Leibell will be doing far different work, even cleaning floors, when he reports to federal prison later this month to serve his 21 months.   More...

Patterson Man Dies En Route to Visit Ailing Wife

Putnam Road Fatalities Spike

An elderly Patterson man who authorities said was en route to visit his ailing wife in a nursing home was tragically killed in a two-vehicle crash in Patterson.  The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department identified the victim as James Dalton, More...

Seven Years in Prison for Putnam Savings Robber

A Connecticut man will be calling the U.S. Bureau of Prisons home for the next 87 months after he was sentenced in Federal Court White Plains for robbing the Putnam County Savings Bank in Brewster almost two years ago.  More...

General Stories

Oil Spill Averted in Lake Carmel

A rapid response from emergency providers averted an environmental nightmare from occurring in Lake Carmel.  Kent Police and the Putnam 911 Dispatch Center were notified last week at 10:30 am when a Lake Carmel Sanitation District garbage truck More...

Home Invasion Under Investigation

The scene resembled a cops and robbers thriller on the motion picture screen, but last Thursday afternoon’s police activity in the air as well as on the ground was for real.  Around 3 pm a man called 911 reporting a home invasion and robbe More...

Anger Expressed Over July 4 Mischief

The day after Independence Day police investigated a rash of complaints dealing with damage incurred from illegal fireworks.  Police on the state, county and town levels reported receiving some two dozen calls indicating mail boxes blown to shre More...

Cultural Events

Arts on the Lake Hosts Voxare Quartet at Sedgewood

Arts on the Lake will present the young and critically acclaimed Voxare String Quartet at the Sedgewood Boathouse on Saturday, July 9, at 8 pm.  Formed at the Juilliard School of Music in 2007, the Voxare Quartet is composed of two couples - vio More...

Don't Miss the Bethel Summer Festival and Sidewalk Sale

Historical Downtown Bethel is hosting its 32nd Annual Summer Festival and Sidewalk Sale Event on July 15, 16 and 17. More...

Cold Spring Antiques & Crafts Show Returns

On Sunday, July 10, the Cold Spring Antiques & Crafts Show returns to Mayor’s Park. Up to 60 dealers will set up early in the morning to get ready for the 9am, rain-or-shine opening.  More...

Sports

Brewster Boys Capped Strong Spring with Ninth League Title in Last 10 Seasons

Carr named All-State, All-Section; Seven more take post-season honors

BREWSTER – The Brewster High boys track and field program has been on a strong roll for some time now, and the Bears’ spring squad just capped off another solid season, winning the League 1B championship, and placing third at the Section More...

Sox Use Pitching, Small Ball To Pick Up Three More Wins

KENT—Winners of seven straight, there’s not much the Kent White Sox of the WPBA/NABF Collegiate Division aren’t doing right. More...

10U Sox Win Three More, Streak Now at Five

KENT—A year ago, this 10U Kent White Sox team struggled through a tough summer of baseball, but this year’s team showing that they have what it takes to compete. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 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&n More...

Birth Announcements

EVAN PATRICK KARLSSON

Baby Boy Evan Patrick Karlsson was born June 16, 2011, weighing 6 lbs. More...

11 Putnam Leaders at Boys’ State

A group of young men from Putnam County lead an exercise last week during the Boys’ State experience in upstate New York. See Full Story on page 2. More...

Sales Tax Down; Economy Cited

Putnam County officials are hoping May’s decline in sales tax revenues is only a blip on the radar screen and not a new trend.  On Tuesday, sales tax numbers were released for the period ending May 31 indicating $5,149,506 collected, which More...

New Crosswalks For Downtown Mahopac

Rob Varra enters the crosswalk in downtown Mahopac last week carrying More...

Carmel Man Killed in Southeast, Wife Injured

Last Friday a Carmel man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on Simpson Road in Southeast.  More...

Around the County

Future Firefighters Receive Degrees

The future has arrived in Putnam County firefighter circles.  Nine young men have completed a rigorous statewide firefighting course, and last Thursday evening were lauded for their efforts during a commencement at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency More...

Putnam County Young Men Thrive at Boys State

Eleven young men representing all corners of the county returned home last Friday from a weeklong experience at Boys’ State—a program sponsored by the American Legion that teaches teens about the practical operation of government.  More...

The Dream Has Become Reality

The dream has become reality for two Putnam County women who work each day with developmentally disabled adults throughout the region.  Linda Kiss-Gruetzner and Maureen Henke realize that the developmentally disabled have desires, needs and conc More...

Enterprise

Recognizing One of Putnam’s Finest Family Businesses

In Putnam County, over 90 percent of businesses are family owned. We have some of the best and most talented entrepreneurs around, who cater to the needs of neighboring families and visitors. More...

School News

North Salem Student Honored in DC

Cody Nager will remember the summer of 2011 for some time!  The North Salem High School student returned from Washington last week after receiving the 2011 Congressional Award Gold Medal for his outstanding dedication to community involvement an More...

Five Local Students Receive College Grant Money

The Alpha Omicron Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently awarded Grants to five local high school girls who plan to become educators. More...

Columns

Winston Churchill and the Fourth of July

Perspective

Near the end of World War I, Winston Churchill spoke on the “142nd anniversary of American independence.” The occasion was a Liberty Day rally in London on July 4, 1918. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

KILLED A LARGE RATTLE SNAKE   Cold Spring, Saturday — Frank Haight, a well known farmer of the North Highlands, brought to town Saturday one of the largest rattlesnakes, which has been seen here in many years. Mr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tongue in Cheek

Dear Editor:  I read with great interest Mr. Scannapieco’s slightly delusional letter to the editor.  More...

Government 101

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The Future in Action

Dear Editor:  Friday afternoon, driving rather lost in downtown Danbury, I was at a red light. Leaning out a CT car window, a young male screamed horrific bullying obscenities at another car. More...

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‘Where Jesus is now the star divine, Brighter and brighter he will shine, Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine on.’ ~R. Fisher Boyce