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News Flash: DiPippo Guilty in Second Trial

Was one of county's most vicious crimes

After two full days of deliberations, the jury hearing the retrial of convicted killer Anthony DiPippo reported its verdict at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday in Putnam County Court: Guilty of second-degree murder. Guilty of firstdegree rape. More...

School Votes Tuesday

School Board members, millions in spending, at issue

School Election Day across New York State is Tuesday and officials throughout Putnam’s six school districts encourage residents to vote. More...

County Leaders Seek ‘Taxpayer Fairness’

Want Leibell foundation land returned to taxpayers

In a new twist to the saga of the Putnam Community Foundation’s illfated and uncompleted senior housing project, three top Putnam County leaders have urged that the Carmel Planning Board reject plans to subdivide the land. More...

Politics

A New Doctor in Putnam County’s House

Beals is new commissioner of health

Dr. Allen Beals of Putnam Valley will become Putnam’s New Commissioner of Health next month. More...

County Leaders Seek ‘Taxpayer Fairness’

Want Leibell foundation land returned to taxpayers

In a new twist to the saga of the Putnam Community Foundation’s illfated and uncompleted senior housing project, three top Putnam County leaders have urged that the Carmel Planning Board reject plans to subdivide the land. More...

Whipple and County Call Suit Frivolous

Tilly Foster Farm management at issue

George Whipple, the Putnam County philanthropist whose foundations have donated more than $1 million to community causes across the county, finds himself in the unlikely position of having to circle the wagons. More...

Around the County

Putnam Hospital Wins Spelling Bee

Carmel News

The correct spelling of the word “diphtheria” has resulted in Putnam Hospital Center being crowned this year’s Putnam Family and Community Services Spelling Bee champs. More...

Area Man Charged With Burglaries

Carmel News

A 29-year-old Lake Carmel man is facing a lengthy state prison term following his arrest for allegedly committing a string of burglaries in Patterson, Carmel, Kent and Somers. More...

Quilts and Project Linus Teach Students to Give Back

Carmel News

Kindergartners at Kent Elementary School are learning about giving back to those in need, thanks to teachers and parent and grandparent volunteers. More...

School News

School Votes Tuesday

School Board members, millions in spending, at issue

School Election Day across New York State is Tuesday and officials throughout Putnam’s six school districts encourage residents to vote. More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

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CHUANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com christ episcopal Church Route 311 at Maple Ave., Patterson jangled@aol.com More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Paul D. Shisler

Paul D. Shisler, of Patterson, died Thursday May 3, 2012, in Carmel, at the age of 16. Paul was born February 12, 1996, in Carmel, the son of Mark and Annmarie (Fay) Shisler. More...

thomas m. wilkinson

Thomas M. Wilkinson, 38, formerly of Brewster and Mount Kisco, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep at the home he shared with his fiancée, Heather Ripley, and her sons Ethan and Anthony Ripley, in Meadville, Pa., on April 20, 2012. More...

Breaking News - 5/15/2012 11:43 PM

School Budgets Approved Across Putnam  Free Access 

First time in several years that all get voter OK

 Residents throughout Putnam County gave their school systems votes of confidence Tuesday by approving each of the district's fiscal spending plans for the 2012-2013 school year by comfortable margins. The seven successful votes marked the firs More...

Breaking News - 5/15/2012 6:39 AM

Scores Sickened With Food Poisoning In Kent Cliffs  Free Access 

Authorities await lab results on cause

A Mother's Day celebration at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs turned distressing Sunday afternoon when scores of guests attending the garden party became sickened with food poisoning and were taken to area hospitals. More...

Rabies Alert Issued For Mahopac Falls

Stray cat found with disease

Putnam Health Department officials have urged anyone coming into contact with a stray cat in Mahopac Falls from April 30 through May 4 to contact the health department immediately. More...

Hope Amidst Grief

1,000 at Sullivan family funeral

Family and friends surrounded Thomas Sullivan Jr. with love and support on Saturday, as overcast skies greeted more than 1,000 somber mourners who packed St. James Church in Carmel for the funeral services for his mother and father and two sisters. More...

General Stories

Historic Courthouse to Get Facelift

The 198-year-old Putnam County Courthouse is in need of a facelift. The building, located on Gleneida Avenue at the intersection of Route 301 in downtown Carmel, requires a paint job while its historic columns need repair. More...

Diane Schonfeld Named Putnam Legislature Clerk

Diane Schonfeld is the Putnam Legislature’s new clerk. Schonfeld was unanimously appointed last week at the governing body’s regular monthly meeting to succeed Chris Marrone, who retired last month. More...

Brewster Film Festival Calls for Entries by June 1

The Village of Brewster Film Festival announces a call for entries to its first outdoor film festival, to be presented on the lawn of the Walter Brewster House on September 1, 2012. More...

Enterprise

Incentives Available for Business

More State Funding On The Way

Additional funding to spur economic development is now available. More...

Personal Service is Key to Success for this Broker  Free Access 

Doug Holly sees upturn

For real estate broker Douglas Holly, two things have been central to his success and longevity in Putnam County, he says. “First of all, it would probably be personal service, not franchised,” he said. More...

Route 301 Renamed Hudson River Turnpike

Honors county Bicentennial

A 15-mile section of Route 301 from Carmel to Cold Spring has been renamed the Hudson River Turnpike in conjunction with Putnam’s celebration of its Bicentennial. More...

Sports

Obojkovits, Rams Slow Brewster Offense to Win Sixth Straight

Bears also fall to JJ; Rams top North Salem, 4-1

CARMEL—A five-run fifth inning for Carmel wiped out an early 3-0 Brewster lead Monday, as the Rams baseball team posted an 8-5, League 1B victory over the Bears in a game played in Brewster. More...

Brewster Boys, Girls Take League 1B Titles

Williams, Pryce each win three events

BREWSTER—The Brewster High boys and girls track and field teams both took home league titles last Tuesday, as both teams came up victorious at the League 1B championships, held at Carmel High School. More...

Mahopac Girls Fall to Lakeland/Panas, 15-9

MAHOPAC—The Mahopac High girls lacrosse team ran into the alwaystough Rebels of Lakeland/Panas last Friday, and came up on the short end of a 15-9 decision in a game played at Walter Panas High. More...

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