May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Golden Eagle Returned To The Wild

It was a Kodak moment when a gravely injured Golden Eagle—a bird often found in the Rockies and the Sierra Nevadas—and rarely seen in the eastern U.S. was returned to the wild atop Quaker Hill in Pawling. More...

Legislators Request Extension of Local Sales Tax Hike

Putnam lawmakers have called on the State Legislature to give the county some latitude when it comes to generating sales tax dollars by extending its current rate for the next two years. More...

Tee Up for a Summer of Golf Outings

Grab your golf bag and lace up your spikes: golf season is here. More...

Politics

Smith Wins Backing at GOP Convention

Sheriff Don Smith received the backing of the Putnam County Republican Committee Tuesday evening at its nominating convention held in Carmel. More...

Putnam Democrats Endorse Candidates For Legislature

Putnam Democrats have endorsed two candidates to run for the county Legislature this fall. More...

Conservatives Endorse Wright for Legislature

Former Putnam District Attorney Kevin Wright has received a second endorsement from a major party in his comeback attempt to wrestle the District No. 9 legislative seat away from incumbent Anthony DiCarlo. More...

Around the County

Plans Finalized for Mahopac’s Relay for Life

Relay for Life is one of Putnam’s most emotional and well attended events of the year. More...

Sheriff’s Cadets to Host Breakfast in Garrison

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. More...

The Trio Intarsio Plays the Boathouse

The Friends of Classical Music of Arts on the Lake are presenting “Trio Intarsio,” musicians Nina Stern, Glen Velez and Loire (Lori Cotler) on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. in the Sedgewood Boathouse, 1026 Barrett Circle West, Kent. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

When the poll of The Literary Digest closed last week, 4,806,464 American citizens had voted on prohibition. It is an astonishing figure. More...

Celebrating Memorial Day

Clockwise from right: The internationally acclaimed BHS Marching Band is in perfect step. Putnam’s largest gathering is in Brewster More...

Columns

Frank J. Del Campo

It is Time to Institute Term Limits by Constitutional Amendment

Unfortunately today, due to many factors too numerous to explore right here, our elected officials in Washington and on the state level have contrived and designed a situation that has enabled them to create a career path in the elected positions the More...

Allen Beals , MD

Taking On Chronic Disease and Mental Illness

Tightening budgets, escalating healthcare costs and a transitioning public health environment have set a challenging stage for public health and healthcare professionals working to improve the health of Putnam County residents. More...

Breaking News - 6/5/2013 8:00 AM

Two Yorkies Mauled to Death by Neighbor’s Pit Bull

Wendy O’Connell and her family are devastated, fearful and angry.The residents of Vesper Road in Putnam Lake lost their two Yorkshire Terriers last Saturday when Buster and Tex were mauled to death by their neighbor’s pit bull terrier. More...

Breaking News - 5/31/2013 2:57 PM

CHS Hoops Coach Resigns

CARMEL -- Carmel High School boys' basketball coach George Coates resigned today after five years at the helm of the Rams. Coates emphasized that "Even though I had all of the support from the school administration, the time has come to mov More...

Patriotism in Putnam

Red, white and blue was most evident over the long holiday weekend as Putnam County’s patriotism shone during a variety of Memorial Day observances. More...

Lt. Col. Bensburg Home in Time for Memorial Day

Lt. Col. Robert Bensburg, Putnam’s American hero, made it home in time for Memorial Day. More...

Husband & Wife Saved by Barking Dog

A Southeast couple has a lot to be thankful for after their lives were saved by the family dog, which awakened them early Sunday when their home caught fire. More...

General Stories

Legislature Overrides Odell’s Veto on Nuke Plant Evacuation Plan

By a vote of 8-1, the Putnam Legislature has overridden 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 mil More...

Teens Join ‘World No Tobacco Day’

Groups of teenagers will be heading to the Galleria Mall in Poughkeepsie Friday—not to shop—but to participate in “World No Smoking Day” by distributing eye-opening information about tobacco marketing tactics and urging people More...

Kent Police Canine ‘Justice’ Passes Away

Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri remembered “Justice” Tuesday as an “incredible” canine. The German Shepherd who became a member of the Kent PD assigned to Officer Thomas Carroll in 2002 died on Memorial Day at the age of 13. More...

Enterprise

The Sales Tax Conundrum – A Cost-Benefit Analysis

With the Putnam County Legislature’s recent vote to send a “home rule” request to the State of New York, it appears that the 8.375% total sales tax charged on purchases will remain through 2015. More...

Cultural Events

Secret Garden Tour is June 8  Free Access 

The 7th Annual Secret Garden Tour, voted “Best Garden Tour” in the Hudson Valley, will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. across Putnam County. More...

Sports

Barnes Makes Carmel History on the Greens Senior wins Section One golf championship  Free Access 

WHITE PLAINS – At the end of Day 1 of the two-day Section One golf championships last week, Carmel High School’s Gray Barnes had the lead all to himself and his coach, Rich Nordt, had a question. More...

Brewster Wins Rain-Shortened Centennial Cup

CARMEL – Even golfers, often the heartiest of athletes when it comes to battling Mother Nature, had to give a little on this day. More...

Carmel Softball Looking at Short Schedule with Rainouts

CARMEL – If the state-ranked Carmel High School softball team is going to win the Section One, Class AA championship, the Rams are going to have to do it within a condensed, compressed time frame. Carmel, the No. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Erna B. Rich

Erna Rich, longtime Brewster resident, died on April 28. She was 93. Mrs. Rich was born on December 24, 1919, in Brewster, the daughter of Herman and Barbara (Stocek) Blache. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1935 at age fifteen. More...

Audrey P. Ridpath

Audrey P. Ridpath of Garrison passed away at Rosary Hill, Hawthorne, under the loving care of the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. She was raised in Ossining, and was the daughter of John and Sarah (McAllister) Stubing. More...

Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Huntington

Elizabeth “Libby” Huntington, a long-time resident of Carmel, died May 20 as a result of complications following open heart surgery. More...

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