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Breaking News - 9/22/2013 9:42 AM

Garden Street School listed for $3.5 million

Interested in a piece of prime Putnam County real estate with a price tag of $3.5 million?The Garden Street School, vacated a year ago when the Brewster School District consolidated its elementary-age population to the JFK Elementary School and the C More...

Son of 9/11 Firefighter Hero Saves Life

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” is how New York City Fire Department Captain Patrick Tracy described Ryan Blackwell. More...

DRUGSTORE CIGARETTES: Putnam Moves Closer to Ban

Cigarette smokers may soon find themselves without having the opportunity to buy cigarettes at their neighborhood drug store in Putnam County. More...

Politics

Carl Albano Wins GOP Primary

Write-in votes were tabulated at the Putnam Board of Elections office in Carmel Monday afternoon and Carl Albano defeated Scott Friedman in a GOP Opportunity to Ballot primary for the District No. 5 seat on the Putnam Legislature. More...

Around the County

Radar Joins Kent Police Force

Radar is the newest member of the Town of Kent Police Department. The 21-month old German Shepherd-Belgium Mallinois – born and bred in Czechoslovakia – has been assigned to veteran Police Officer Alex Vanderwoude. More...

Reservoir Classic Road Race is Sunday

Putnam Hospital Center’s 26th annual Reservoir Classic kicks off Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with a two mile fun run/walk followed by a five mile race 45 minutes later. More...

Friday’s Movie: ‘Contagion,’ to Spur Preparedness

“Contagion” is coming to the big screen at the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services Operations and Training Center Friday night and the public is invited to attend. More...

Enterprise

County Chambers Celebrate 3 Years Together

Before 2010, Putnam County had no unifying, countywide business organization, relying instead on local business organizations whose main focus, as it should be, is networking and community events. More...

Sports

Rough Week on the Gridiron

Brewster, Carmel and ’Pac all lose on the road

There’s something of a heretofore well-kept secret among Section One high school football coaches that if you’re going to catch the New Rochelle football team napping, it needs to be in the very first game of the season. More...

Mahopac Field Hockey Starts Out Strong

MAHOPAC – It was a terrific effort by the Mahopac High School field hockey team Tuesday against Section One and New York State power Lakeland. More...

Good Start for Brewster Volleyball

The Brewster High School volleyball team began a marathon week on Monday with a big victory. Junior Leah Sullivan had six kills, eight aces and two digs, and the Bears defeated Poughkeepsie in four games to improve their record to 2-2. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

TENTATIVE PLANS READY FOR CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Upon the invitation of Rep. More...

Word of the Week

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Breaking News - 9/23/2013 4:47 PM

Kent man, convicted of vehicular manslaughter, arrested again

A 37-year-old resident of the Hill and Dale Country Club in Kent—who spent time in state prison for causing the death of a Hopewell Junction father of three while under the influence of narcotics—is again back in trouble with the law. More...

Breaking News - 9/22/2013 4:15 PM

I-84 Westbound Reopens  Free Access 

Traffic heavy, but nightmare never materializes

Forecasts that traffic throughout eastern Putnam County would become a nightmare when Interstate 84 was closed for bridge replacement work in Southeast never materialized. More...

Brewster Founders Day Celebrated

Brewster Mayor James Schoenig beamed with pride Sunday when hundreds and hundreds of people flocked to the village’s Main Street for the Coalition for a Better Brewster’s 22nd annual Street Fair and Founder’s Day celebration. More...

Mach Speed Leads to DWI Arrest on I-84

A radar detail on Route 684 in Southeast got State Police more than they bargained for early Saturday when a vehicle “flew by” at nearly double the posted 55 mph speed limit. More...

Half Moon Re-Creates Hudson’s Sailing History

At noon Thursday, the Half Moon will dock in Albany, much like it docked there in 1609, when Henry Hudson explored this great river. More...

General Stories

Brewster Helps Celebrate Grand Central’s 100th

Railroading has been a part of Brewster for generations. More...

Fire Damages Condo in Carmel

Firefighters averted a calamity Monday when a pot accidentally left burning on a stove caused a kitchen fire at the Kings Grant condominium development off Fair Street in Carmel. More...

Tractors of Yesteryear at Tilly Foster

Jeff Hyatt remembered growing up in Holmes and how old-time artisans told him it took almost a year to drill a well with a water-well drilling machine. More...

School News

Jane Sandbank—Brewster’s Respected Superintendent—to Retire

The 2013-2014 school year has begun on a sad note the Brewster School District now that Superintendent Jane Sandbank has announced her retirement effective January 2. She is the fourth superintendent in Putnam to this year. More...

Carmel-Mantova Exchange Renewed

The Carmel-Mantova connection is alive and well. More...

Full Day Kindergarten Praised in Brewster

The kindergarten wing at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster is an exciting place these days now that Brewster’s youngest students are attending classes full time. More...

Letters to the Editor

Time for A Senior Center At Butterfield

Dear Editor: After receiving the prestigious 2013 Bradley Prize in June, Chairman and CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes, a Garrison homeowner, announced he would not only donate his $250,000 prize money toward a new senior center but that his family would More...

The Best Man Won

To the Editor: As a member of the law enforcement family (NYPD) I wish Kevin Mc- Conville only the best in his future endeavors. But the best man really did win, Big Time! Congratulations, Sheriff Smith. Rose VallonePhilipstown More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James A. Harding

James Andrew Harding, 42, an 18-year resident of Wingdale, NY, formerly of Carmel, died on Monday, September 16, 2013, at New Milford Hospital in New Milford, Conn. For the past 10 years, Mr. More...

Mary Anastasia

Mary Anastasia, age 77, of Patterson, died in Danbury with her family by her side, on Friday, September 13, 2013. She was born July 4, 1936, in New York, NY, daughter of the late Vincent and Virginia (DeMone) Gerani. More...

Robert Milnor ‘Scotty’ Scott

Robert Milnor ‘Scotty’ Scott, age 78, a fifty-year resident of Carmel, formerly of Patterson, died in Nyack, NY on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Mr. Scott was born March 4, 1935, in Patterson, to William F. and Hilda V. (Pennell) Scott. More...

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