January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Arctic Cold Wreaks Havoc at Courthouse

This week’s blast of arctic cold wreaked havoc at Putnam County Courthouse when pipes burst, flooding three of the $23-million four floors. More...

Putnam’s First Baby of 2014

Parents from Cold Spring

Congratulations Kristen and Jeffrey Amato of Cold Spring and welcome Alivia Grace. The bouncing bundle of joy was delivered on January 5 at 5:07 a.m. More...

Politics

Ball Hints at Run for County Executive

State Senator Greg Ball is still playing a potential run for county executive in 2014 close to his vest but in a brief interview on New Year’s Eve following the county’s official swearing-in ceremony his intentions became a bit more clear More...

County Officials Take Their Oaths With Much Fanfare

Promising to do their best for the 100,000 residents of Putnam County, five local officials took their oaths of office on New Year’s Eve before a packed audience at the historic Putnam County Courthouse in Carmel. More...

Kent Officials Take Oaths of Office

The meeting room at Kent Town Hall was filled to capacity on New Year’s Day when local officials took their oaths of office. . Much of the excitement . .was generated by Maureen . .Fleming, who after being endorsed . More...

Around the County

Carmel Moving Company Executive Charged With Fraud in $5.7M Theft

A man who formerly served as chief financial officer of a well known Putnam moving and storage company has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly embezzling $5.7 million from his employer. More...

Lake Carmel Businessman Killed Upstate in Snowmobile Crash

A Lake Carmel businessman died last Saturday when his snowmobile collided with a farm tractor in a remote section of upstate New York. More...

Heroin Distributor Sentenced to Prison

A major Putnam heroin distributor has been sentenced to three years in state prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of criminal sale of controlled substances. More...

Editorials

PERSPECTIVE

Appearances Matter, for the District Attorney, Too

Some years ago, in 1999, in a county not that far away – Orange, just across the Hudson River – one Paul Harnisch was an assistant district attorney. He was bipolar, according to court documents. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

OUR NEW FIRE DEPARTMENT

Carmel is to be congratulated over its new fire department which completed its organization on Monday evening with the election of John Smith as chief and Edward Ganong as assistant. More...

Breaking News - 1/15/2014 9:12 AM

Black ice delaying opening of some schools  Free Access 

Pockets of black ice this morning are causing the delayed opening in several area schools.The Putnam Valley and Lakeland School Districts are beginning classes two hours late this morning along with the St. More...

Breaking News - 1/13/2014 12:04 AM

Different Spins on Ruling in Levy Case

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” against him concer More...

Four Tries Needed to Name Chairman at County Legislature

It took four votes of the Putnam Legislature Tuesday before Carl Albano was elected as chairman – and that by a tally of 5-4. More...

Flu Reported Countywide

Influenza has been reported throughout Putnam County with 18 cases already confirmed. After conferring with NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah, Putnam’s Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Administrative officers take their oaths of office

Administrative officers take their oaths of office from County Executive MaryEllen Odell on Saturday. More...

General Stories

Happy 100th Birthday Mahopac Fire Department

The Mahopac Fire Department kicked off its year long 100th anniversary celebration in grand style last Saturday by hosting a gala at the Putnam County Golf Club attended by some 350 guests. More...

Population on Downward Trend in Putnam

The decline was small but for the first time in decades, Putnam’s population appears to be on a downward tilt. Information released last week by the U.S. More...

Firefighters Battle Mahopac House Blaze in Arctic Cold

With temperatures hovering at 5 degrees, firefighters from four departments battled a house fire last Friday afternoon at a large home on Teresa Lane off Dixon Road in Mahopac. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber: Trailblazer Awards on Tap

A Strong Year In 2013 To Be Celebrated With 4th Annual Trailblazer Awards

This past year was a pretty solid one for Putnam County. More...

Sports

Weather Creating A Perfect Storm for High School Athletic Directors, Coaches

Between the holidays and a series of snowstorms – including one that started last Thursday morning and continued into Friday, wiping out consecutive days on the high school sports schedule – some local athletic directors and coaches are t More...

Unranked Mahopac Shines at Challenge, Takes Record to 8-0

BREWSTER – The second annual Putnam Challenge was held Saturday at Brewster High School, and for Mahopac, Haldane and Putnam Valley high schools it was a chance to shine. More...

Mahopac Girls Rally for Huge Win

Carmel drops tough one to Arlington

BEACON – Clearly there are great, athletic genes in the Hynes family. More...

Worship Services

Friars Plan Week of Events for Christian Unity

The 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place from January 18, 2014-January 25, 2014. Rev. More...

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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Shirley C. Pigat

Shirley C. Pigat passed on Sunday in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Patterson to Mattie and James Casey on July 14, 1938. Shirley graduated from Brewster High School in 1955 and married Robert Pigat on September 26, 1959. More...

Genevieve R. Bauer

Genevieve R. Bauer, of Narragansett, RI, Formerly of Brewster, NY, died Monday January 6, 2014, in Wakefield, RI. She was 97 years old. More...

David B. Cunningham

David B. Cunningham, 95, a life-long resident of Pawling, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014, at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel. Born in Pawling on August 29, 1918, he was one of two sons born to John D. and Johanna (Bjoursen) Cunningham. More...

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Weekly Quotation

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne