November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Galileo Maragni, 95, Was at D-Day

It’s been 69 years since Galileo Maragni became part of world history yet every Veterans Day, the 95-year-old Southeast resident pauses to reflect on D-Day when he and other members of the Navy Landing Craft Infantry did the dirty work of bring More...

Politics

Putnam Legislators Refuse to Call for DA Investigation

Despite an impassioned plea from Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio that the county request a statewide query into the actions of District Attorney Adam Levy in relation to the Alexandru Hossu rape case, his fellow lawmakers rebuffed him. More...

Around the County

Munch Receives Michael Neuner Award

When it comes to fire prevention education in the greater Mahopac area, no one does it better than Joseph Munch. More...

Donick Leaving Garrison for Kent Library

Carol Donick, the well-regarded Library Director at the Desmond Fish Library, will be leaving her post in Garrison for her new job as Library Director at the Kent Public Library, effective December 2. More...

Free Coin, Stamp Appraisals Offered This Weekend

The annual Croton River Coin Club’s free appraisals of U.S. and foreign coins and paper money as well as stamps, medals and tokens is expected to attract large crowds to Carmel FD headquarters this weekend. More...

School News

Soda Pop Tabs Teach Important Lessons

Children at the Kent Primary School learned several important lessons when collecting soda pop tabs. More...

Editorials

Sheltering-in-place and Oral KI Best Tactics for Radioactive Event

Regardless of how you feel about nuclear energy, a nuclear power plant sits in our backyard. The risks for a “radiologic accident” are small, but present nonetheless. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

HE RUNS A FARM.

[part two of two] (cont’d from last week) More...

WORD of the WEEK

bon•ho•mie

good-natured easy friendliness More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ronald Lawrence McAdams

Ronald Lawrence McAdams, 67, a resident of Pawling since 1981 and previously a five year resident of Bethel, CT, passed away at Castle Point Veterans Hospital, Beacon, NY, on November 11, 2013. More...

Saluting America’s Heroes

Veterans Day Ceremonies Salute Those Who Served

America is the greatest country on earth and Americans are free for six basic reasons: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines. More...

School Board Silent On Member’s Defamation Case

Members of the Mahopac Board of Education are not commenting on one of their own who is the subject of a defamation suit filed in Westchester. Two-term trustee Earle Bellows has been accused of spreading rumors about a man in fake online profiles. More...

School Bus-Truck Crash Injures Six in Southeast

Brewster School Superintendent Jane Sandbank expressed relief last Thursday after learning that injuries to four parochial school children and a bus driver were minor following an early morning crash in Southeast. More...

General Stories

Diamonds, Denim and Dancing

Fundraiser Benefits Arts Coalition

The affair was tabbed “Diamonds, Denim and Dancing” and for more than three hours Saturday evening, some 150 party-goers raised dollars for the Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition at the event. More...

Brewster Farmer’s Market Wrapping Up Another Season

Tee-shirts, flip-flops and shorts have been replaced with sweats, jackets and mittens, yet the expanded Brewster Farmer’s Market, which opened for its 19th season last summer, is still going strong. More...

PAC Congratulated on its 50th Anniversary

The Putnam Arts Council—the voice of arts throughout the county’s six towns and three villages— which maintains a leadership role in promoting, fostering and perpetuating the visual, performing and literary arts, is celebrating its More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Entrepreneurial Success Adds to Mahopac’s Image as a Dining Destination

Entrepreneur Bob Epstein’s vision and hard work is turning a long-time blighted building into a local destination. More...

Sports

Brewster Runners Thank Senator Ball

The weatherman failed to cooperate but that did not deter members of the Brewster High School Cross Country team from thanking State Senator Greg Ball for his assistance that resulted in the construction of a new track. More...

Mahopac Volleyball Recap

Winning Record, Eliminated By State Semifinalist, Counts for Good Year
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MAHOPAC – There is plenty of room for optimism in the Mahopac High School volleyball program. Not only did the Indians finish with an overall record of 10-9, but they were 6-2 in the league and finished second behind a good Yorktown team. More...

Mahopac Girls Soccer Recap

After rough start, Indians finish one of best in section

MAHOPAC – When you’re sitting at 1-4 in September, you’re not exactly thinking about all the hardware and accolades you’re going to pick up in November. More...

Worship Services

Operation Christmas Child: Helping Those in Need

There’s still time to pack a shoe box to send around the world with needed items like school supplies, small toys, stuffed animals, tooth brush & toothpaste, soap, washcloth, sox, ball caps, hair clips demonstrating the true spirit of Chris More...

50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate Observed

Why did Temple Beth Shalom of Mahopac devote Friday night, October 25, to a celebration of Nostra Aetate (“In our Age”), the 1965 Second Vatican Council declaration of the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and non-Christian r More...

Local United Methodist Churches Form a Cooperative Parish

United Methodist Churches on both sides of Putnam County have recently adopted a cooperative approach to leadership – the Cooperative Parish. More...

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