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Breaking News - 8/28/2011 9:29 AM

Thousands lose power due to Irene  Free Access 

Trees down, roads closed, both east and west

 Putnam County has been hammered by Hurricane Irene's effects, and the storm isn't over yet. As of 8 a.m. More...

IRS Goes After Schneider on Taxes

Democratic County Executive hopeful Alan Schneider, who promotes himself as “fiscally conservative” and financially astute, is facing a tax lien the Internal Revenue Service has filed against his firm. More...

Before Quake, Half Near Indian Point Said Keep it Open

A Marist Poll released August 16th showed that close to half of residents near the Indian Point nuclear power plant want to keep it open. More...

Road Resurfacing Underway

Putnam Acting Commissioner of Highways and Facilities Emma Kounine called it “heat scarifying.” More...

General Stories

Speed Week Yields Amazing Results

A traffic enforcement campaign targeting speeding motorists during the second week in August throughout northern Westchester, Putnam and southern Dutchess counties had amazing results. More...

Teens Charged with Yorktown Burglary

Two girls from Mahopac face felony charges of burglary and criminal possession of stolen property for allegedly breaking into a home in Yorktown last month when the family was on vacation and reportedly stealing a large quantity of jewelry. More...

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured In Kent Crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured Monday in a two-vehicle crash on Route 52 north of the Carmel-Kent town line. More...

Enterprise

Economic Development Councils – Is NY Truly ‘Open For Business’?

Enterprise From The Chamber

Albany’s latest slogan represents that New York State has a new outlook when it comes to attracting business and building a strong support base for our economy. More...

Sports

‘Pac 13U Baseball Came Up Big During Summer Season

MAHOPAC—For a group of socalled ‘underdogs,’ the Mahopac 13U baseball team came a long way this summer. More...

Another Solid Summer Season for Pirates Gold Team

PATTERSON—The Patterson Pirates Gold 12U baseball team recently concluded another strong summer season in WPBA play, closing the summer with a 13-8 record. Patterson, managed by Dan Wilson, drew the No. More...

Kent Sox 10-year-olds Enjoyed Turnaround Season

KENT—Last year as nine-year-olds, the Kent White Sox went 1-17 and often times lost games that they could have won. More...

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Worship Services

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Obituaries  Free Access 

WALTER R. HOLUBIS  Free Access 

Visitation Thursday, Service Saturday

Walter R. Holubis of Brewster died unexpectedly on Monday August 29, 2011 in Carmel, NY at the age of 61. Mr.  Holubis was born January 5, 1950 in Mt. Kisco, the son of the late Charles and Gertrude (Inselman) Holubis. More...

LILLIAN MALEN VIOLINO  Free Access 

Visitation Wednesday, Service Thursday

Lillian Malen Violino, resident of Stuart, Florida and former long-time resident of Lake Carmel, passed away on August 25 at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, at the age of 68.  More...

GUSSIE ALFANO

Gussie Alfano, 94, of Carmel, NY passed away on August 17, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. More...

Breaking News - 8/31/2011 7:32 AM

Impacts to linger for days  Free Access 

Hayworth tours Putnam County damage

Thousands remain without power, the Metro-North service has resumed on the two lines through Putnam County. Ball calls for hearings on utilities. More...

Breaking News - 8/28/2011 4:58 PM

Wide impacts across Putnam County from storm  Free Access 

Glynwood Dam in jeopardy

35k lose power; trees and wires down. Devastation will take days to clean up. More...

Breaking News - 8/27/2011 9:10 AM

UPDATED: Putnam prepares for Irene  Free Access 

Extreme caution urged; HEAVY RAINS TO HIT SATURDAY

Hurricane Irene to have widespread impacts across Putnam County ... More...

Quake Rattles Region

Vibrations in Putnam From 5.8 Tremor

On a blue-sky day less than a month before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake Tuesday afternoon rattled nerves across Putnam County. More...

McGuigan Aims to be The Comeback Kid

Robert P. McGuigan Jr., Bobby, has recovered from serious back surgery and is vying to regain a seat at the political table. More...

Nimham Pow Wow Attracts People From Across America

Native Americans as well as those interested in learning about local history filled the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last weekend for the county’s 11th annual Daniel Nimham Pow Wow. More...

Around the County

Knit/Crochet Ministry Aids Putnam Hospital Center

Magnificent hand-knitted and -crocheted blankets and caps are going home with newborns at Putnam Hospital Center these days thanks to the efforts of the Knit/Crochet Ministry at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. More...

Plans Finalized For 10th Annual 9/11 Candlelight Vigil In Carmel

Putnam’s 10th annual 9/11 Candlelight Vigil is expected to attract more than 1,000 men, women and children to downtown Carmel who will pause and reflect on the county’s eight heroes lost during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. More...

Kuba Beck’s Story Of Surviving The Holocaust

At 88 years old, Kuba Beck is an inspiring figure. A Holocaust survivor, Beck continues to share his story with all who will listen. And it is a story that must be heard. More...

School News

Back-To-School Supplies Sought for Putnam CAP

Back-to-school is always a difficult time for families with limited incomes. More...

School Taxes Better Than Expected

Brewster School District officials have called it a sign of the times! More...

Letters to the Editor

She Is The Federal Government

Dear Editor: Representative Nan Hayworth believes her constituents feel that the federal government is not on their side. I’ll say! I must remind Dr. More...

Hayworth Right on Unease, Wrong on Answers

Dear Editor: More...

We Are Unhappy

Dear Editor: “People are unhappy, deeply unhappy,” said Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, in “Hayworth Cites Deep Unease Across 19.” Our Congresswoman is correct in stating that her constituents are unhappy, but her comments reveal More...

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