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Historic Crowd for Gun Control Debate in Carmel

Supporters, Opponents of County Action Pack Courhouse

Never before had a meeting of the Putnam Legislature ever attracted such a large audience.More than 200 local residents crowded intro the historic Putnam Courthouse Wednesday evening to express their feelings over New York’s new gun reform legislatio More...

County Aid Keeps Pre-School Open

An infusion of $150,000 of county funds will allow the PARC Pre- School to continue providing services for Putnam’s most vulnerable population—children with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities. More...

Politics

Othmer to Run for Kent Highway Job

Could Leave Legislature

Putnam Legislature Chairman Richard Othmer plans to turn in his meeting gavel for a mechanic’s wrench as Kent’s new Highway Superintendent. More...

Dispute Between Top Putnam Lawmen Continues

The shark tank of Putnam County politics roiled again this week with a new fracas between the county’s top two lawmen, District Attorney Adam Levy and Sheriff Donald Smith. More...

Around the County

Carmel- Kent Lions Club Annual Carnival

The Carmel-Kent Lions Club will have their annual carnival from Wednesday, May 22, through Sunday, May 26, at the Shoprite Plaza, Route 52, Carmel. Rides open at 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More...

Girl Scouts Help Humane Society

Mahopac Girl Scout Troop 2655 collected cat & dog food, toys, leashes, pet carriers, towels, blankets, bedding, and more for several weeks as part of their “Take Action” community pro More...

Drew Hosts Taste-of-the-Town and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Collectors and bargain-hunters will have the chance to enjoy savory signature dishes from local restaurants while they browse and bid on a wide range of fabulous gifts and gift certificates donated by local businesses and restaurants, including hot a More...

School News

Henry Wells Middle School Students Recognized

Three students at the Henry Wells Middle School in Brewster have a pep in their step this week after being recognized by education officials in New York and Connecticut for their mastery in the fields of science and social studies. More...

St. James School Wins Hannaford’s Helps Program

St. James the Apostle School’s windfall of $2,500 from the Carmel Hannaford’s Supermarket will permit Putnam’s only parochial school to purchase needed equipment for the 2013-14 school year. More...

Taylor Turnure Wins Vanguard Award

Brewster High School senior Taylor Turnure has quite a future. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

MEMORIAL TREE TAKEN TO NEW YORK BY AIRPLANE TUESDAY AMAWALK NURSERY MAPLE DEDICATED TO AIR FLIERS

On Tuesday afternoon the first living tree to be delivered by airplane was started on its journey through the air from Lake Mahopac. It was a 20 foot Norway Maple from the Amawalk Nursery and was donated by Miss Evelyn W. More...

Word of the Week

a.du.la.tion excessive or slavish admiration or flattery More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rose Reynolds

Rose Reynolds, 80, of Sebastian, Fla., died Thursday April 18, 2013, at Hospice of Palm Beach County-Delray Medical Center, Delray, Fla. She was born October 5, 1932, in New York City, and moved to Sebastian 25 years ago, coming from Carmel, N.Y. More...

Breaking News - 5/15/2013 11:12 AM

Lawmakers Talk Indian Point; Override Vote Next Week

Legislature wants bigger evacuation zone

County Executive MaryEllen Odell’s veto of legislation that called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to expand the emergency evacuation zone around Indian Point from 10 miles to 50 miles brought out a large crowd to the historic Putnam Courthouse More...

Breaking News - 5/15/2013 11:01 AM

York Out in Sheriff's Race  Free Access 

McConville remains to challenge Smith

The race for Putnam County sheriff took a striking turn this week, as prosecutor Christopher York withdrew from seeking the Republican nomination and threw his support to Kevin McConville of Cold Spring.The move gives McConville a much better shot at More...

Cycling Race Doubles in Size

The Ridge Hill Putnam Cycling Classic doubled in size from last year, to 366 racers, who swarmed Cold Spring on Sunday. They jammed downtown streets as thousands more visitors came to the village and surrounding area. More...

The Cicadas are Coming

The cicadas are coming! The cicadas are coming! Within the next couple of weeks millions of the creepy looking insects which have been feeding on roots underground for the past 17 years will emerge to mate before quickly dying off. More...

General Stories

The Secret Garden Tour is Coming!

Buy tickets now at advance prices

On Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., take a one-day vacation with Putnam County’s Secret Garden Tour, voted “Best Garden Tour” in the Hudson Valley.  More...

National Day of Prayer Celebrated in Carmel

Putnam County was one of 35,000 communities across the U.S. to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. More...

Children’s Expo and Safety Fair Best Yet

Ideal weather conditions attracted large crowds to the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services complex in Carmel last Saturday for Putnam’s 8th annual Children’s Expo and Public Safety Day. More...

Enterprise

Putnam’s Regional Business Expo is Saturday

Thousands are expected to visit Putnam Hospital Center Saturday for Putnam’s 8th annual Regional Business and Home Expo that is being touted as the largest event ever in county history where commerce and industry can showcase products and servi More...

A Look At The Carmel-Kent Chamber

The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce is comprised of seven participating organizations, which mean a great deal to the fabric of their communities. More...

Sports

Brewster Boys’, Girls’ Track Win League Championships

BREWSTER – Champions. Twice over. The Brewster High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams both won their respective league championships last week at the 2013 Section One, League B Meet. More...

Strong Performances Highlight Carmel Track’s Week

CARMEL – The Carmel High School track and field team had several strong performances last week as the boys placed second to Brewster at the Conference I, League B meet and also took fourth place overall at the Somers Invitational. More...

Carmel Softball Rolls to Pair of Wins

Moves Up to 8th in State Poll

CARMEL – When the season began, many people who follow Section One high school softball were talking John Jay-East Fishkill, Roy C. Ketcham and Arlington in Class AA. And why not? More...

Worship Services

Worship Services

Chabad Jewis h Cente r of Putnam County 5 Fair Street Carmel NY 10512 845 225 4770 www.PutnamChabad.org Shabbat svcs Saturday at 10am CHU ANG YEN MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com More...

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