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Breaking News - 11/3/2013 9:40 AM

Ball: Levy Should Resign or Support Outside Investigation

DA's involvement in rape case at issue

Political support among Republicans for District Attorney Adam Levy is rapidly dissipating, with State Sen. More...

County spending meets 1.66 percent tax cap increase

But spirited debate on several items

The Putnam County budget process ended on a mixed note Wednesday night when county legislators approved the $142,953,000 fiscal spending plan after vociferously debating several key components for more than two hours. More...

GIANT PUMPKIN CARVED IN MAHOPAC

Putnam’s largest pumpkin carved for Halloween was cultivated on a farm outside of Buffalo. More...

Election Day is Tuesday!

Election Day should be relatively quiet in Putnam County next Tuesday with only three county legislative races to be decided, a contest for mayor in Brewster and with minimal interest in town races except for Kent, where a contested Supervisor’ More...

Seatbelts Can Be Dangerous To A Inquisitive 5-year-old

A inquisitive 5-year-old kindergartner at the Matthew Patterson Elementary School has found out the hard way that fingers don’t belong in the buckle of a seat belt. More...

Politics

Breaking News - 11/2/2013 9:56 AM

Odell Sets the Record Straight

County Executive MaryEllen Odell set the record straight Friday about her endorsement of a candidate seeking election for the State Supreme Court in Tuesday’s balloting.During a hastily called news conference, Odell apologized to Putnam Senior Judge More...

Around the County

Vets Day Ceremonies at Montrose, Castle Point

On Thursday, November 7, at 10 a.m., at the VA’s Montrose Campus, Bldg 15, Room 16, Route 9A, Montrose, the speaker will be Juan E. More...

Harvest Bazaar and Christmas Fair is Nov. 16

Come to the Harvest Bazaar and Christmas Fair at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 26 Prospect Street, Brewster, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 16. Admission is free. More...

See Works by Schwartz, Finnimore

What do Block Island and the Bahamas have in common, aside from being beautiful island vacation spots? They are both the source of inspiration for this month’s Artist Duo: painter, Nancylee Schwartz and photographer Vaux Finnimore. More...

School News

Myles Moore of Mahopac Wins Science Scholarship at SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oneonta announced that Myles Moore of Mahopac is the recipient of the college's P. Jay Fleisher Scholarship Award, given each year to and student within the college's Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A PRINTING OFFICE AS A SCHOOL.

A correspondent of the Louisville Journal, in the course of a series of interesting reminiscences of an old connection with the establishment, says: More...

Word of the Week

scin•til•la a very small amount : spark, trace More...

Letters to the Editor

Food & Coat Drive Successful

Dear Editor: To the residents of the greater Putnam Lake area and our neighbors in New Fairfield, CT. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Edith Viebrock

Visitation, funeral Wednesday in Fishkill

Edith Viebrock, 96, formerly of Yonkers and Carmel, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2013 at The Pines of Poughkeepsie. Born on September 3, 1917 in Germany to the late Max and Else Hesse Wagenknecht, Edith worked for many years at the Vill More...

Daniel E. Stephens

Daniel E. Stephens, age 58, of Conyers, Ga., passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013 surrounded by family and friends, after a long, courageous fight with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). More...

Bernadette P. ‘Bunny’ Brooks

Bernadette P. “Bunny” Brooks of Brewster, formerly of Brooklyn, died Saturday, October 20, 2013, at Putnam Hospital Center at the age of 77. Mrs. More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2013 6:12 PM

Cops: Woman Raped in Front of 5-year-old Son

A Town of Kent man is held on $200,000 bond at the Putnam Correctional Facility for allegedly sexually assaulting a 39-year-old Lake Carmel woman in the presence of the victim’s 5-year-old son.Kent Police reported the arrest Monday of Victor Cruz-Gar More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2013 1:01 PM

Mahopac woman charged with arson

A Mahopac Falls woman is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly attempting to incinerate a neighbor’s apartment while the victim and her two small children slept inside.The shocking allegations were made Monday by Carmel Police Lt. More...

1 in 3 cases statewide of Powassan Virus is in Putnam  Free Access 

Putnam County has the dubious distinction of leading New York State in relation to confirmed cases of Powassan Virus (POW). More...

Whipple Stepping Back from Tilly Foster

County to Review Goals for Farm

Philanthropist George Whipple III, whose non-profit Society for the Preservation of Putnam County Antiquities and Greenways, known as Preserve Putnam, has been operating Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast since 2009, stepped away from the stage Monday ev More...

Cops Shut Down Lake Peekskill ‘Grow House’

A marijuana growing operation in a residential area of Lake Peekskill has resulted in the arrest of a Yonkers man and the smashing of what Chief Sheriff’s Investigator Gerald Schramek described as a “grow house.” More...

Hearing Held on Levy Defamation Lawsuit

Last summer, District Attorney Adam Levy filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Sheriff Donald Smith, alleging that the county’s chief lawman was “out of control and on a power trip when orchestrating a public smear campaign” More...

General Stories

Dozens Walk in Carmel Parade

The orange man, a mom and son firefighting combo, a popcorn baby, several devils, a hobo, two princesses, a cop on the beat and even a newspaper reporter were among the dozens of costumes worn by children of all ages Sunday for the Hamlet of Carmel C More...

Putnam Cops on Alert Following Westchester Heroin Ring Bust

Last week’s arrest of a dozen drug dealers allegedly operating a heroin distribution ring in northern Westchester has been lauded by law enforcement in Putnam County. More...

Putnam’s Senior Citizens Enjoy Halloween as Much as Kids

Putnam’s “seasoned citizen” population is a lively bunch. Last Friday at the refurbished Putnam County Golf Club, more than 350 seniors crowded into the facility’s main ballroom for a Halloween party. More...

Cultural Events

The Rodgers and Hammerstein Era: Reinventing Musical Theater

Beginning with 1943’s “Oklahoma!”, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changed the face of American musical theater. Has musical comedy evolved since, and is it still a measure of American society? More...

Sports

4 Putnam Football Teams Set to Close Out Their Seasons

Haldane Readies for Title Game

CARMEL – Only one of the five Putnam County high schools qualified for playoff football – Haldane awaits a Nov. More...

Mahopac, Carmel Boys’ Soccer Both Eliminated by John Jay-East Fishkill

WICCOPEE – The John Jay (East Fishkill) High School boys soccer program has always been a statecaliber type of team in an area of Dutchess-Putnam- Westchester teeming with outstanding soccer. More...

Mahopac Girls’ Soccer Earns Sectional Semifinal Berth

WICCOPEE – What the Mahopac High School boys soccer team couldn’t do, the girls did – beat John Jay. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Update your Church’s listing by emailing us at Editor@pcnr.com, with WORSHIP in the Subject Line. 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