August 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Putnam DMV is A Special Place

Visit the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle’s Office in Southeast and leave with a smile. More...

Board of Elections Office Reopens

The Putnam Board of Elections office in Carmel is once again open for business now that underground electrical and telephone cable have been replaced. More...

Speed Week has Arrived Throughout the Region

A traffic enforcement campaign targeting speeding motorists continues this week throughout Putnam County and the Hudson Valley. More...

General Stories

U.S. News Ranks Putnam Hospital Center

Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel has been ranked in the New York metropolitan area in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at usnews.com/besthospitals. The rankings, annually published by U.S. More...

No Plea Deal In Savage Mahopac Falls Murder Case

The 25-year old man accused of murdering his estranged 19-year-old wife in a brutal 2010 Christmas-eve slaying will go to trial. More...

Stolen Prescription Pads Lead to Arrest

A Mahopac man wanted by the Putnam Sheriff’s Department for allegedly stealing medical prescription pads from doctors’ offices in Putnam was nabbed last week by Yorktown Police when he attempted to fill one of the prescriptions at a Jeffe More...

Enterprise

Advocacy a Major Function of County Chambers

For the nearly 5,000 businesses in Putnam County, it’s comforting to know that in tough times a strong advocate exists in the form of the Chambers of Commerce. More...

School News

Simulated DWI Amazes High School Students

Stephanie Talarico couldn’t believe her lack of control behind the wheel. The Brewster High School senior was one of a dozen students who experienced SIDNE last week. More...

Columns

Falling Stocks, And Football Rituals

Cunningham’s Corner

It’s hard not to think we are in a surreal time. Monday, President Obama sought to reassure the markets that the United States would always be a “AAA country.” The words were unavailing. More...

Albany DISPATCHES

A Slam Dunk for Ball at Patterson Rec More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

FIREMEN’S 10th ANNUAL FAIR OPENS HERE NEXT THURSDAY FORTY PRETTY BOOTHS AND BEST ENTERTAINMENT Grounds on Lake Boulevard Enlarged for the Season’s Big Event This Year, on Aug. 20, 21 and 22. More...

Letters to the Editor

Our Most Precious Cargo

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Thanks to the Tea Party!

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Open Letter to Nan Hayworth

To the Editor: I have made repeated calls to your offices and a clueless staff is unable to provide what I think should be basic information. More...

Other Newspapers Question County Decision on Legals

The Putnam County Legislature’s vote to designate one free newspaper in eastern Putnam County as suitable for legal notices has caused others to wonder why their publications weren’t considered and whether Putnam County is following the l More...

Lee Pompei Memorial Car Show Revs Up on Sunday

Lee Pompei loved life, his family, and his cars as well. More...

Chase Leads to Arrest of Career Criminal in Mahopac

It resembled a cops and robbers thriller on the big screen! Police cars with lights flashing and sirens blaring chased a stolen car along Route 6 in Mahopac last week before the vehicle crashed into a utility pole. More...

Putnam Verizon Workers Picket Over Contract

Fifty Putnam Verizon employees wearing red t-shirts gathered along Route 52 at the Carmel-Kent line Wednesday and marched to the sounds of a drum protesting a lack of contract negotiations between company management and the union representing 2,000 w More...

Around the County

Marandah Ganung Receives Proper Burial 173 Years Later

On Aug. 8, 1838, a 10-year-old Mahopac girl died, and 173 years later her burial was properly completed when a footstone found beneath a porch of a historic Mahopac home was placed at the child’s grave. More...

Professional Women’s Event Benefits Local Nonprofits

The Professional Women of Putnam recently hosted a networking/fundraising event at the private residence of Joseph and Barbara Massaro on Petra Island on Lake Mahopac and raised $1,500 for local charities Community Cares and the Hillside Food Outreac More...

Successful Weekend at Putnam Humane Society

Kate McGunnigle, a member of the Putnam Humane Society’s Board of Directors who chairs the society’s Adoption Committee, was so appreciative to the dozens of people who visited the animal shelter last weekend, many returning home with new More...

Cultural Events

Buskin & Batteau to Play the Kent Town Center

Singer / Songwriters David Buskin and Robin Batteau will perform Friday, Aug. 12, at the Kent Town Center, 25 Sybil’s Crossing, at 7 pm. More...

Sports

Kent Sox 10U Baseball Team Drops Playoff Opener

KENT—After picking up two comefrombehind wins against Brewster earlier in the summer, the second-seeded 10U Kent White Sox (15-4) failed to go 3-for-3 and lost 7-2 to seventhseeded Brewster on Monday in the opening round of the WPBA playoffs. More...

Kent Sox College Team Drops Three Games In NABF World Series

KENT—After a dominant performance in the WPBA Collegiate division earlier this summer, the Kent White Sox (24-6) came up winless in their three games in the NABF World Series. More...

Cubs 16U team Drops Two of Three, Clinches Playoff Spot

CARMEL—Obviously the 16U Carmel Cubs would have liked to win all three games this past week, but their one win was enough to get into the WPBA playoffs. 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 

ELIZABETH F. MURPHY

Elizabeth F. Murphy, formerly of Lake Carmel, NY, died on July 31, 2011, at the age of 95 at her son’s home in West Berlin, Vermont. She was born in Buchanan County, Virginia, and served as an Army Nurse in the North African Theater of WW II. More...

JEANETTE C. MCNAMARA

Jeanette C. McNamara, of Brewster, died Saturday Aug. 6, 2011, in North Salem, at the age of 89. She was born April 22, 1922, in Chattam, NY, daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Richardson) Bals. She graduated from St. More...

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