December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Businesses hurting in wake of storm  Free Access 

Local businesses owners are lamenting today’s storm since traffic in area stores, which is normally hectic two weeks before Christmas, was very light due to the inclement weather. More...

Carmel woman charged with cruelty to animals

Putnam County SPCA Police Chief Ken Ross described the death of a 15-year-old mixed breed dog  as “one of the worst cases of an emaciated animal” he had ever seen.Ross’ comments came early Friday hours her owner, Kathryn DeStefano, 26, of Carmel More...

A BLUE CHRISTMAS AT TILLY FOSTER

A Tearful Farewell to Animals

Nate and Sophie are the latest “residents” of Tilly Foster Farm to have been relocated elsewhere. The large horse and friendly mule were sent packing Sunday to a farm upstate, according to Meredith Whipple, farm manager. More...

Son and Mother Charged with DWI

A 20-year-old Brewster man and his mother are both facing charges of DWI following their arrests by Brewster State Police. James Tierney was charged last week following a reported hit-and-run crash on Route 312 and Garrity Blvd. More...

Putnam Leads Region in STAR Registration

Eighty-one percent of qualified homeowners in Putnam County have registered for the STAR property tax exemption. The deadline is December 31. More...

Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Area Expands

A prominent New York City attorney who was raised in Patterson has sold 355 acres of land to New York State, allowing the Department of Environmental Conservation to expand the Cranberry Wildlife Management area in Patterson. More...

Brewster Man Charged with Felony Assault in Dragging of Girlfriend 100 Feet with Car

A Brewster man faces felony charges of assault for critically injuring his girlfriend by allegedly dragging the young woman 100 feet as she clung to the suspect’s car. More...

General Stories

Holiday on The Lake Attracts Large Crowd

Saturday’s Holiday on the Lake sponsored by the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association turned the Putnam County seat into a magical fairytale with song and dance, refreshments and a gala parade consisting of 48 floats that attracted an estimated 5, More...

Chowder Tasting Order of the Day

Putnam’s annual Chowder Festival attracted large crowds to the Carmel Cornerstone Park last Saturday when people of all ages sampled delicious homemade chowders, soups and chili prepared by area restaurants and delicatessens. More...

Holiday Festivals Abound

Scores of Christmas shoppers were out in force last weekend stocking up on holiday fare at a variety of bazaars, fairs and market places courtesy of churches and fraternal organizations throughout the region. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

WINTER.

He comes! The tardy Winter comes! I hear his footsteps ‘through the nights! I hear his vanguard from the heights March through the pines with muffled drums! More...

WORD of the WEEK

hi·ber·na·cu·lum a shelter occupied during the winter by a dormant animal More...

Worship Services

Worship LISTINGS

Chabad Jewish Center Of Putnam County 5 Fair Street Carmel 845 225 4770 www.Putnamchabad.Org Christ Episcopal Church Route 311 At Maple Ave., Patterson Jangled@Aol.Com Chuang Yen Monastery 2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 More...

Breaking News - 12/18/2013 7:41 AM

School delays in place Wednesday  Free Access 

Black ice a concern

Black ice is again causing concern throughout the region this morning resulting in a number of schools delaying their opening.Two hour delays are reported in the Carmel, Mahopac, Putnam Valley, Lakeland and Pawling Districts today. More...

Breaking News - 12/17/2013 9:29 PM

Evening commute miserable as snow sends cars skidding  Free Access 

Winter hasn’t yet officially arrived yet many Putnam residents are already fed up with frozen precipitation that wreaked havoc across the county on two separate occasions in the past few days.Last Saturday morning the snow began falling and by the ti More...

Santa braves the elements in Mahopac Falls  Free Access 

Old Man Winter didn’t deter a 40-plus year old tradition for the Mahopac Falls Fire Department.Despite a steady snowfall and slippery roads, members of the county’s third busiest volunteer fire service ventured out-of-doors Saturday and delivered can More...

Cortlandt resident accused of stealing artwork from dead man

A Cortlandt resident faces a variety of felony charges for allegedly stealing valuable pieces of art from a Lake Peekskill man who was found dead in his home by the suspect.State Police reported the arrest Thursday of Hiram Mendez, 35, in connection More...

GOP Blocks Democratic Elections Commissioner

Politics is alive and well in Putnam County. More...

Holiday on the Lake Celebrated

Santa arrives courtesy of the Carmel Bagel Bakers. See more photos on page 2. More...

Sentencing Set for Brewster Dad Charged in Son’s Death

The father of a 13-yearold Brewster boy who took his own life in January, and was later charged with illegally possessing the gun that fired the fatal shot, will learn whether or not he will be sent to state prison next month. More...

Whitaker Garage Door Co. Relocates to Putnam County

Company provides both premium and value lines

After 70 years of providing top-of-the-line garage doors to residents throughout the Hudson Valley, Henry Whitaker and Company has relocated to Southeast with its sister company—On Track Garage Doors. More...

Around the County

Patterson Library Food & Toy Drive

In an effort to help ensure everyone in our community has a great holiday season, we are having a special food drive for the Patterson Food Pantry and will be collecting toys for the Marine Corps Reserve TOYS FOR TOTS toy drive. More...

Laughter: The Best Medicine?

Laughter Yoga is coming to the Brewster Public Library on Thursday, January 2, at 10 a.m. More...

Hooked Rugs On Display At Mahopac Library

The hooked rugs created by fiber enthusiast Mary Tooley- Parker are inspired by the past and the present. A Somers resident, Ms. More...

Sports

Carmel Cheerleaders Crowned Champions

The cheers are a little louder these days at Carmel High School from the 22 members of the CHS Varsity Cheerleading team. More...

Simone Steps Right in for ’Pac Basketball

Indians get off to hot start, winning Conroy Tourney

LAKELAND – In the past couple of seasons, the Mahopac High School boys basketball team has gotten off to ho-hum starts, only to rally later in the season with lengthy winning streaks that carried the Indians to the Westchester County Center for More...

Carmel Girls’ Basketball Opens with Two Close Losses

CARMEL – The Carmel High School girls’ basketball team hosted the annual Ronnie Weaver Memorial Tournament over the weekend, and this much we already know about the Rams – despite losing both games, they’re going to be tough. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Norman Rockwell Moment

To the Editor: A Norman Rockwell moment occurred in Carmel, Putnam County, New York on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, 2013, at noontime. More...

A Report on Tilly Foster, from a Longtime Worker

This letter was sent to Putnam County legislators. Dear Legislators: More...

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