April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Christopher York to Run for Sheriff

Putnam Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher York has made it official. He plans to challenge threeterm Sheriff Donald Smith in November as a Republican. More...

Old Glory Presented to Legislators

Old Glory was retired at the office of the Putnam Legislature. More...

Odell Nixes Indian Point Bill

Evacuation zone at issue; Oliverio furious

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has vetoed a request approved by the Putnam Legislature that called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to expand the emergency evacuation zone around Indian Point from 10 miles to 50 miles. More...

Politics

Ball Suggests Torture to Find More Info

Also advocates death penalty for cop killers

State Senator Greg Ball’s suggestion that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be “tortured” as punishment for his alleged acts was received with both positive and negative comments from his constituents.Ball made his comment Friday night: “No. More...

Former D.A. to Challenge DiCarlo

Former Putnam District Attorney Kevin Wright, who served on the Putnam Legislature 30 years ago, is seeking the GOP nomination to win his former seat back from incumbent Legislator Anthony DiCarlo. More...

Doherty to Seek Reelection as Kent Supervisor

For years, the Town of Kent was jokingly referred to as the “Town of Can’t” for its unwillingness to attract commerce and industry while at the same time conducting municipal business is a haphazard fashion. More...

Around the County

Puppets and Humans Mix at Arts on The Lake

A newly adapted version of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” will be presented at Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52, Lake Carmel, Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. More...

Hospital to Offer Healthy Touch, Movement for Infants

“Healthy Touch and Movement for Infants” will be offered on Tuesday, May 7th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Michael T. Weber Conference Room at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Earth Day Celebrations on the Theme of ‘Clean Water’

The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition is hosting a series of events and exhibits to celebrate Earth Day 2013. All events are at the Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster. More...

Sports

Pataki Updates Lawmakers on May 5 Cycling Classic

New York State’s former First Lady and current Putnam Director of Tourism Libby Pataki has forecast great weather for the county’s international Cycling Classic. Even if it rains, she’s upbeat. More...

Carmel Baseball Splits Two More One-Run Games

CARMEL – Carmel High School baseball coach Bob Shilling readily admits that this year’s team doesn’t have that big bopper in the middle of the order that past teams have had. But that’s OK. More...

High School Roundup

Brewster Boys, Girls Sweep Mahopac in Track Meet

BREWSTER – T.J. Augugliaro, Brian Gomez, Brent DiVittorio and Tony Gill all won two individual events, and the Brewster High School boys’ track and field team dominated Mahopac, 112-32, in a league meet on Monday. More...

Letters to the Editor

County View On Gun Control

Dear Editor: I was dismayed at the remarks that your report attributed to County Legislature Chair Othmer in the April 11 edition. More...

Lake Carmel is Litter Free

Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to tell you that the litter pickup crew of Putnam County is doing a spectacular job. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Teresa Esposito

Teresa Esposito, 99, of Kent, NY passed away on April 08, 2013, at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home, in Brewster. More...

Beverley P. Webster

Beverley P. Webster 78, of Waterbury, Ct.. formerly of Brewster Heights, Brewster, N.Y., passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Waterbury Hospital, after months of precarious health. More...

Breaking News - 4/24/2013 5:04 PM

Man Jumps to Death from Putnam Side of Bear Mountain Bridge

Emergency responders from Putnam, Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties were placed on alert Wednesday when a man jumped to his death from the eastern side of the Bear Mountain Bridge.State Police identified the victim as Chatschik Bisikian, 53, More...

Carmel veteran recognized in Washington, DC

WW II vet and Odell make trip

County Executive MaryEllen Odell greets Mario Antoci early Saturday morning as the pair embark on a day long trip to Washington as part of the Hudson Valley Honor Flight program. PHOTO BY ERIC GROSS More...

Locals at Marathon Safe, by Minutes

Two residents of Putnam County crossed the finish line Monday Boston Marathon minutes before violent explosions turned the Day classic into chaos resulting death and widespread carnage. More...

Tilly Foster Operation Vindicated in Suit

In a move that amounts to complete vindication for George and Meredith Whipple and their operation of Tilly Foster Farm, Judge Francis A. Nicolai has dismissed a complaint that alleged a host of inappropriate activities at the county-owned farm. More...

No Permit for Gun Used in Youth Suicide

The father of a Brewster boy who took his own life in January has been charged with illegally possessing the gun that fired the fatal shot. More...

General Stories

Breaking News - 4/18/2013 3:48 PM

Putnam Valley to Review Dog Ordinances After Death

Pit bull terrier attack on neighbor's dogs

The unprovoked attack and death of Rosie, a pet dog belonging to members of the Scott Rosenblitt family, has prompted Putnam Valley officials to begin studying local ordinances relating to dog control. More...

Local Security Upgraded After Boston Bombings

Security has been upgraded this week throughout Putnam County in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. More...

$20,000 Worth of Food Collected by Rotarians

The generosity of shoppers at the Shop-Rite Plaza in Carmel was evident last weekend when more than $20,000 in non-perishable food products was collected for distribution to four area food pantries. More...

Enterprise

Putnam Leadership Collaborates To Help Local Businesses Thrive

A few weeks ago this column dealt with concerns over so-called “item pricing” and the effects a proposed new law would have on retailers struggling to either comply or face steep waiver fees. More...

School News

Brewster Schools to Save $1 Million with Contract Settlements

The Brewster Board of Education made it official Tuesday by a unanimous vote when approving a memorandum of agreement between the Brewster Teachers Association and Brewster Administrators Association that will save district residents more than $1 mil More...

School Security Still at Issue

While a task force gathering information leading to the hiring of school security personnel following last December’s tragedy in nearby Newtown, Conn. More...

Educator and Custodians Hailed at Gala

A career educator and a group of highly dedicated custodians were honored for their efforts Saturday evening when the Brewster Education Foundation conducted its annual gala benefit dinner. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

SCHOOL BOND ISSUE PASSED ON TUESDAY

On Tuesday, the voters of the Brewster high school, district No. 13, passed the $250,000 bond issue proposition, which will provide the funds necessary for the erection of a new high and grade school. More...

West Point Pictures At Cameo Theatre

West Point, which forms the background of Richard Barthelmess' new production, "Classmates," which will be shown at the Cameo Theatre next Saturday, April 25th, has been the training of many famous men, ranging all the way from Grant and Lee to Persh More...

Word of the Week

ful • i • gi • nous Sooty, obscure, murky More...

Worship Services

Coming Events at Sherman Church

Date night for couples, singles and older teens will take place Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the Sherman Church, 6 Church Road. More...

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“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937