November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

National Guard Assists in Putnam  Free Access 

Eastern Part of County Hit Hardest

National Guard troops have been mobilized in Putnam County to assist with the clean up of Hurricane Sandy.The soldiers from the Buffalo area arrived in Carmel Sunday at the Paladin Center on Seminary Hill Road to assist NYSEG with the distribution of More...

Brewster's Cinderella Season Comes to End

Bears lose heartbreaker in final seconds

BREWSTER -- The magic finally ran out. The Brewster High School football team appeared well on its way to anot More...

Dry ice and water called gifts from above  Free Access 

More distribution set for Friday afternoon

Barbara broke down and cried. More...

School and Other Closings  Free Access 

Updated Thursday Morning

Municipal Meetings and Events: Call or check individual websites before heading out. School Closings:Haldane                  CLOSED Thu 11/1 More...

Sandy Turns Deadly

Three fatalities are being attributed to Hurricane Sandy in the Putnam region. A Kent man was pronounced dead at Putnam Hospital Center late Tuesday night after being struck by a car on Route 52 in Kent. Kent Police Lt. More...

‘Dirtman’ Pleads Guilty for Illegal Landfill

A Mahopac man has pleaded guilty to operating an illegal construction and demolition debris landfill within the New York City watershed in Mahopac. More...

General Stories

Cuomo Advises County, Towns: Spend Only What You Take In

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered little sympathy for county, town and village governments who find themselves being strangled by a property tax cap and millions of dollars of unfunded mandates. More...

Putnam Demands MTA Forensic Audit

Putnam lawmakers are fed up with perceived overcharging by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and have called on the state to conduct a forensic audit of the agency that operates railroad service into Putnam County. More...

Putnam’s Unemployment Fourth Lowest in the State

Putnam County finds itself with the lowest rate of unemployment in the entire Hudson Valley and the fourth lowest in all of New York State. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

87 Years Ago Oct.30, 1925

West Haven People Taken From Auto By One-Armed World War Veteran Imprisoned inside their car by the side curtains, when it plunged into Tilly Foster reservoir, on the BrewsterCarmel road, Tuesday afternoon, four West Haven residents were rescued fro More...

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Columns

Perspectives

Everybody – Except the Players – To Blame in Carmel field Hockey Fiasco

CARMEL – By now you know the story, and if you don’t it’s right over there on these pages – the Carmel High School field hockey team played one regular-season game too many this fall and, as a result, was banned from the Secti More...

Breaking News - 11/7/2012 9:11 AM

Republicans Sweep into Legislature

Four races

Putnam Republicans were swept into office Tuesday on the Putnam Legislature.In District No.1 which encompasses the western side of the county, Barbara Scuccimarra defeated Democrat Stephen Rosario to succeed long time Legislator Vincent Tamagna. More...

Breaking News - 11/7/2012 9:08 AM

Maloney & Gipson win

Ball, Katz, Galef all victorious

Here are the election results as we have them at 11:20 p.m.:U.S. Senate: Gillibrand Victory More...

Breaking News - 11/1/2012 10:56 AM

Storm Dry Ice Distribution  Free Access 

Ball update on events

We have this email update in at 11 a.m. from state Sen. Greg Ball; note the dry ice distribution:A few quick updates: More...

The Recovery from the Week That Was  Free Access 

Massive Hurricane Cleanup Continues
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Despite Sandy, Election Officials Prepare for Vote  Free Access 

The majority of Putnam County's 21 polling places have power and, according to the Board of Elections, those that still don't next Tuesday will be powered by generators.Putnam's Deputy Elections Commissioner Nancy Quis forecast a smooth election acro More...

Devastation as Killer Storm Thrashes Putnam  Free Access 

UPDATED with Friday AM Assessment

TRANSIT UPDATE as of 10:30 a.m. Friday: One of Metro-North's two train lines through Putnam is now close to fully operational again. Trains on the Harlem line are now running through Southeast. Service had resumed as far as Mt. More...

Carjacking at Putnam Hospital

A Brooklyn man is held at the Putnam Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail following a dramatic carjacking in Carmel early Wednesday. More...

60,000 Eligible to Vote in Putnam

For the first time in Putnam’s history, more than 60 percent of the county’s population is registered to vote on Election Day. More...

Around the County

Highlands Preservation to Explore Wonder Lake

Please join us on Sunday, November 4th, at 11 a.m. for our free “Magical History Tour and Nature Hike” to and around Wonder Lake. More...

Enterprise

Making Choices in Government

When the 2% tax cap was signed into law in 2011, it was hailed as “a game changer” which would “change the trajectory of New York State” by its chief architect, Governor Cuomo, as quoted in news reports. More...

Sports

Late Schedule Update for Brewster Game

Bears Head to Semifinal, Still Undefeated

BREWSTER – Forget about the whole idea of playing with house money at this point. Now the Brewster High School football team wants it all. More...

Mahopac, Carmel Boys’ Soccer into Sectional Quarterfinals

MAHOPAC – One team did as expected. The other didn’t. More...

The Week Ahead for Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac High School Sports

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1BOYS SOCCERCarmel-Mahopac winner in Section One, Class AA semifinals, site and time TBA GIRLS SOCCERMahopac at Arlington in Section One, Class AA quarterfinals, 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Howard ‘John’ Churchil

Howard “John” Churchill, 61, of 66 Noyes Road, died at his Tilton, New Hampshire, home on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Mr. Churchill was born December 18, 1950, in Yonkers, the son of Howard and Rose (Lynch) Churchill. Mr. More...

Jac k Baumler

Jack Baumler, son of Eric and Valerie Baumler of North Salem NY, Brother to William departed this world on October 29, 2012. He was 11 years old. More...

Daniel V. Faneli

Daniel V. Fanelli, a lifelong resident of Putnam Lake, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at home. He was 29. Daniel was born February 28, 1983, in White Plains, New York, the son of Vincent F. and Catherine (King) Fanelli. More...

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