July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Smith Vindicated; Detractor Apologizes

Sheriff Donald Smith has been vindicated. More...

Geese Rounded Up on Lake Mahopac

Fifty Canada geese were rounded up on Lake Mahopac last week. The big birds were taken to a slaughterhouse and their meat processed to feed the poor at soup kitchens in the New York metropolitan area. More...

General Stories

Teaming Up to Avert Tragedy on Lake Carmel

Thirty lifeguards teamed up with emergency responders from the Lake Carmel and Kent Fire Departments Sunday to avert a calamity. The lifeguards and EMS providers conducted a drill on Lake Carmel that involved the rescue of a missing swimmer. More...

Putnam Moves to Cap County Landfill

Putnam County officials have taken a major step that will lead to the capping of its former landfill in Carmel. More...

Reservoir Capacity Near 100 Percent

Most of us wish to forget the winter of 2010-11, when snowstorm after snowstorm blanketed the region. The unusually stormy winter was followed by an unusually wet spring and early summer. More...

Enterprise

Marketing the Town of Kent for Business Development

Shovel ready development sites and simplified regulations are important tools for enticing firms to open shop in a particular town, and Putnam County often struggles to identify available development locations and package them successfully to busines More...

Anatomy of a Critical EMS Incident

The Putnam 911 Dispatch Center broadcast a “Delta level” emergency call— “stabbing in Lake Carmel.” More...

Motorcyclists Raise Thousands of Dollars for the Community

The 75-mile Putnam Motorcycle Run raised money for the Putnam Community Action Program. Above the cyclists proceed on their route in Kent. More...

Columns

The Coming Storm

Perspectives

We are very fortunate to live in a region that has generally escaped the worst that nature has to offer. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

RELY TOO MUCH ON MACHINES Writer Laments the Lack of Personal Responsibility Discernible More...

Putnam People

…Navy Seaman Recruit JOHN A. GROISSL, of Carmel, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Groissl is a 2007 graduate of Carmel High School. More...

Leibell Reports to Prison Camp

Will He Drag Others With Him in Club Putnam Scandal?

Vincent Leibell, longtime state lawmaker and Putnam County powerbroker, reported to a federal minimum-security prison camp in western Pennslvania at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. More...

Mayhem in Mahopac

Bizarre Crash at Post Office, but No Injury

A Mahopac woman escaped injury but her car was heavily damaged along with a building housing the Mahopac Falls Post Office after a freak crash last week. More...

Arrests at Parade, Carnival

Despite a heavy police presence at last Thursday’s Mahopac FD Parade and the opening of the fire department’s fund raising carnival, police made several arrests. More...

Hines Takes Silver in Tennis Tourney

Tanya Hines serves as an inspiration to those who meet her! More...

Around the County

Christopher Manahan Named Eagle Scout

Christopher Manahan’s Eagle Scout Leadership Service project will benefit residents of Putnam’s largest municipality for years to come. More...

Watercolors at the Library

Fifty-two watercolors, created by members of the Northern Westchester Watercolor Society, are currently on display in the Third Floor Gallery at Mahopac Public Library. More...

Stress Reduction Technique Working Wonders

The ancient Japanese art of Reiki is around the lives of many Putnam residents thanks to the efforts of Donna Scannapieco of Mahopac, who uses Reiki to provide stress reduction and relaxation that she says also produces healing. More...

School News

Putnam Student Wins $1,000 Oil Heat Scholarship

Samantha Hartshorn of Carmel, whose father has worked for 20 years as a driver for Sclafani Petroleum, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Hudson Valley Oil Heat Council. More...

School Board to Meet in August

The Board of Education of the Mahopac Central School District will hold its next Regular Monthly Baord Meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. in the Lakeview School Library. The Board will convene at 7:00 p.m. More...

Sports

Patterson Brings Home District 33 LL Title Again

12U team headed for NYS sectional tournament

PATTERSON—The Patterson 12U Williamsport team won its second consecutive District 33 Little League title last Saturday, edging North Salem, 2-1, in a tight game played at Putnam Valley Town Park. More...

Carmel Cubs 11s Suffer Losses to Somers, Bedford

The Carmel Cubs 11U baseball team dropped a 10-0 decision to Somers Monday evening, after falling to Bedford, 11-1, and LaGrange, 9-5, in a pair of games played Sunday at Camarda Park in Carmel. More...

Pirates Open Summer Season Winning Two of Three

PATTERSON—The Patterson Pirates got the summer season off to a strong start last week, winning two of three games in WPBA action. Patterson routed Mamaroneck/Larchmont, 12-2, Sunday, after falling 15-8 to Putnam Valley earlier in the day. 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...

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