January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

The case of the missing tax bills and the U.S. mail

Attention residents of Patterson and Putnam Lake: If you have not received your town and county tax bill by now, contact Patterson Town Hall immediately. More...

Brewster School District to Offer Vets a Break on Their Property Taxes

A new state law allows school districts to grant property tax exemptions to eligible veterans who have up to now only been able to receive tax breaks on their county and town tax bills. More...

More than 2,000 Calls for Brewster Fire Dept.

The Brewster Fire Department has the dubious honor of being Putnam’s busiest emergency services agency in 2013. More...

Carmel Property Taxes Soar

Many residents of the Town of Carmel took a double take last week when tax bills arrived in the mail Property taxes have increased dramatically for 2014. More...

Politics

Judge Says No Dismissal of Levy Suit Against Sheriff

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...

Legislature Meetings Return to Tuesdays

By a unanimous vote the Putnam Legislature has decided to return its monthly meetings to Tuesdays. More...

Around the County

Austin Road Students Display Japanese Brush Paintings

First and second grade students from Austin Road Elementary School created Japanese style “ink wash” paintings using tempera paint blocks and bamboo brushes. Under the director of their art teacher, Ms. More...

Young Adults Showcase Their Talents in Music & Monologues

What do you think might happen if you gave a group of high school and college students the opportunity to present a song or a scene of their own choosing? You would get a remarkable evening of entertainment, called Music & Monologues. More...

Patterson History Project Seeks Info

The Patterson Library will host a series of “History Workshops” with the Patterson Historical Society. More...

Sports

Brewster Wrestling on Roll as Several Close in on Personal Milestones

BREWSTER – Brewster High School wrestling just keeps rolling along. More...

Mahopac Boys Lose Their First, But Bounce Right Back For Win

MAHOPAC – What a stretch for the Mahopac High School boys basketball team. The Indians played Saturday and for the first time this season they tasted defeat, falling to White Plains by the score of 51-41. More...

Mahopac Shows Off its Gymnastic Depth in Victory

MAHOPAC – Leanne Castelli won the vault on Friday for the combined Lakeland and Walter Panas high school team during a Section One gymnastics meet against Mahopac. Castelli won the uneven bars competition as well. Oh, and the balance beam. More...

Letters to the Editor

Message for Kent: No Fracking Waste

Dear Editor: On March 6, 2013, the Putnam County Legislature unanimously passed a ban on the use of fracking waste products, which include toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, on our roads 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 - 1/22/2014 6:24 AM

School Delays for Wednesday  Free Access 

Bitter cold as roads are cleaned

Putnam might have escaped Mother Nature’s fury overnight with a modest four inch snowfall as compared to its neighbors in lower Westchester which received upwards of a foot of snow, yet area schools have delayed opening again in order to allow More...

Breaking News - 1/17/2014 4:45 PM

Hundreds protest Common Core at Mahopac forum

Sen. Ball forum highlights flawed introduction

Carmel Town Hall was filled to the rafters Thursday evening when more than 250 men, women and children voiced concerns over the state’s recently implemented Common Core learning standards. More...

Dennis Sant to Retire After 37 Years

County Clerk Dennis Sant remembers the laborious and frustrating experience encountered when applying for his driver’s license at the tender age of 16 like it was yesterday. More...

Putnam Courthouse to Reopen Thursday

The Putnam County Courthouse which has been closed for over a week is expected to reopen today (Thursday). More...

General Stories

Putnam County Shines at Stardust Café

Putnam County was well represented at the worldrenowned Stardust Café on Broadway in Manhattan Saturday. The restaurant, always crowded, features singing wait staff who yearn for a starring role in a Great White Way production. More...

Lake Carmel Fire Dept. Installs Officers

The Lake Carmel Fire Department installed officers for 2014 Saturday evening at a gala affair in Dutchess County. William Walters took his oath of office as chief while assistant chiefs Jack Keher and Dave Churchill were also installed. More...

‘Winterfest’ Goes On, Even Without Snow

Although last week’s snow had been washed away by the rain, participants in the Taconic Outdoor Education Center’s annual Winterfest were not deterred. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Trailblazer Awards at Hand

The 4th Annual Trailblazer Awards are being held at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac on January 31, emceed by County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell and Sheriff Don Smith. More...

School News

Brewster Superintendent Search Underway

The official process to name a permanent chief school administrator in the Brewster School District began last week when the Board of Education hosted a meeting to establish the guidelines that will be implemented in locating a successor to Jane Sand More...

Brewster’s Interim Super ‘Loves’ 4 a.m. Calls

It’s been two weeks since Brewster’s Interim Superintendent Tim Conway has been on the job and Conway admitted Monday: “I have loved every minute of it— well, almost every minute!” More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

REVISION OF COUNTY AND TOWN LAWS

There is growing demand in the state for a general revision of the county and town laws. Governor Roosevelt referred to it as necessary in his message to the legislature. More...

WORD of the WEEK

po·co·cu·ran·te indifferent, nonchalant More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ruth Anne Rothman

Ruth Anne, Rothman, age 75 a resident of Brewster, died Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at her home. More...

Carmine Terlizzi

Carmine Terlizzi, 81 of Stormville, NY, passed away on January 3, 2014. He was born Dec. 4, 1932 in New York City to Frank and Jennie Terlizzi. He was married to Liliani who predeceased him last year. More...

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