May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gun Control Debate Draws Huge Crowd

Never before had a meeting of the Putnam Legislature ever attracted such a large audience. More...

Mahopac High Makes Newsweek’s Best List

Mahopac High School has done it again. For the fourth consecutive year, the school has been named to Newsweek Magazine’s list of America’s Best High Schools. More...

Nuke Zone Debated; Override Possible

County Executive Mary Ellen 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 Cour More...

Politics

Breaking News - 5/21/2013 11:01 AM

Ball Says He Won't Run for Congress

State Senator Greg Ball made it official Monday: He will not be running for Congress.Ball, who represents constituents in Putnam, northern Westchester and southern Dutchess, had been mentioned as a possible challenger to freshman Democrat Representat More...

Around the County

Saturday is Kids’ Day at Hospital Center

Children of all ages will be on hand at Putnam Hospital Center Saturday for the medical facility’s 8th annual Kids’ Day celebration. More...

Master Gardener Plant Sale Takes Place Saturday

Putnam’s annual Master Gardener Plant Sale takes place Saturday and organizers are urging those planning to attend to arrive early. More...

Armed Forces Day is Saturday

Saturday is Armed Forces Day and local residents are being encouraged to pay tribute to all those servicemen and servicewomen serving both at home and overseas by displaying the American flag. More...

School News

Carmel Middle School Youth Walk for Heart

One is never too young to learn about good health. More...

Sports

Mahopac Girls’ LAX Top Brewster, Steamrolls into Postseason

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School girls’ lacrosse team is peaking at the right time. More...

Sectional Lacrosse Seedings Announced

Carmel-Mahopac boys to square off in first round

The Section One seeds and playoff matchups for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse were announced Tuesday, with a terrific and intriguing game right off the bat. More...

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

THURSDAY, MAY 16BOYS’ LACROSSESection One, Class A Opening RoundNo. 11 Carmel at No. 6 Mahopac, 4:30 p.m.Section One, Class B Opening RoundNo. 9 Fox Lane at No. 8 Brewster, 4:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Antonio Rodolfo DiGennaro

Antonio Rodolfo DiGennaro, known by all as Anthony, of Pawling, died with his family by his side, Saturday May 11, 2013 at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. He was 22 years old. More...

Joseph Rendine

Joseph Rendine, 79, a longtime resident of Kent, N.Y., died May 10th after a courageous battle with leukemia. Born on February 6, 1934, in the Bronx, Joseph was a Korean War Veteran and served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. More...

Michael D. McAnaw

Michael D. McAnaw, a 16-year resident of Somers, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Putnam Hospital Center. Born July 23, 1956, in Brooklyn, to Michael and Carol Ann (McHugh) McAnaw of Brooklyn, he graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.S. degee. More...

Breaking News - 5/22/2013 9:51 AM

Clean sweep for budgets in Putnam schools

Updated, new details

The story was the same across the districts when school election results in Putnam County had been tallied. More...

Click it or Ticket

Planning any driving this weekend in Putnam County?Police on the state, county, town and village levels have warned the public to buckle up or risk getting a summons.State Police patrols began the ticket blitz Monday with county and local police plan More...

York Withdraws from Sheriff’s Race & Backs McConville

DeStefano also enters race as Republican

The race for Putnam County sheriff approached surreal this week. More...

Foreclosures Continue to Increase

Putnam’s rate of foreclosure actions continues to rise at a disturbing pace. More...

Boyhood Friends to Celebrate Military Careers

When Jared Shoemaker receives his commission Friday as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army, his first salute will be made by his longtime friend Marine Corporal James Roy. More...

General Stories

Hossu Case Postponed in Southeast Court

A scheduled court appearance for Alexander Hossu, the former personal trainer of District Attorney Adam Levy who has been charged with raping a 12- year old Southeast girl three years ago, has been postponed. More...

Pounds For Playgrounds Turns Anger Into Weight Loss

Carmel Assistant Superintendent of Schools Eric Stark has decided to lose some weight. More...

Carmel GOP Backs Wright Over DiCarlo

Former Putnam District Attorney Kevin Wright who served on the legislature 30 years ago hopes to make a comeback, and the Carmel Republican Town Committee has given the Mahopac man added impetus by nominating him over incumbent Legislator Anthony DiC More...

Enterprise

Chamber Promotes Workforce Development Pipeline

Business is on the rebound across Putnam County. Bill Nulk, president of the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce, brought that message to a meeting of the legislature’s Economic Development Committee Monday evening. More...

Putnam County Chambers of Commerce General Meeting Announcement

Each year, your countywide chamber of commerce comes together for an annual celebration to reflect on the prior year’s achievements and focus on the future. More...

Putnam’s Regional Business Expo Attracts Thousands

Crowds estimated at 3,500 visited Putnam Hospital Center Saturday for Putnam’s 8th annual Regional Business and Home Expo—an event touted as the largest in county history where commerce and industry showcased products and services. More...

Columns

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Fashions

New York City — While the blouse that closes at the back continues all its favor, there is a growing demand among many women for the convenient one that can be closed at front, yet which is a little more dressy than the plain shirt waist. More...

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