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Breaking News - 1/24/2014 6:55 PM

Man beaten in Putnam Valley strong armed robbery

State Police are asking the public for its help in apprehending those responsible for a strong armed robbery that took place late Thursday at the Putnam Valley Town Park.Troop K Major Robin Benziger said troopers from the Cortlandt barracks were summ More...

UPDATED: Train Service Normal Friday  Free Access 

Lengthy delays Thursday night

Metro North trains are running on time today following a lengthy power outage last night that left thousands of commuters stranded for hours. More...

Bartolotti To Run For County Clerk

It all began in 1996 when Michael Bartolotti, then a 19-year-old college student, accepted a part-time position at the Putnam County Clerk’s office in Carmel. More...

Bone-chilling Cold & Ice Return to Putnam

A combination of frozen precipitation and Arctic cold has made life miserable for man and beast alike this week throughout the region. More...

Politics

Conservatives Angered by Cuomo Suggestion

Says They Should Leave NY

Putnam County conservatives are furious with comments from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that characterized them as extremists and suggested they should leave the state. More...

Around the County

John Callaghan to lead Mahopac St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 9

John Callaghan is proud his Irish heritage. The 70-year-old Mahopac resident will be installed next month as Grand Marshal of this year’s Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mahopac. More...

Computer Help in Patterson

The Patterson Library will be hosting weekly computer help sessions every other Tuesday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. and every other Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Chess Classes in Brewster

Nation Changers, Inc., a non-profit organization, is offering chess classes for beginners in Grades K-8 at the Brewster Public Library. Skill development will focus on the opening, middle, & end game. More...

Cultural Events

Shearwood To Take New Job at Schoolhouse Theater

The Board of Arts on the Lake has announced that its Administrative Director James Shearwood will step down at the end of this month to begin new duties as Executive Director of The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls on February 1. More...

Sports

Brewster Boys, Girls Sweep League Indoor Track Titles

BREWSTER – Brewster High School proved it is just as strong on the indoor track as it is outside. More...

Alex Tkacz, 7, of Patterson takes a bow Saturday with the Syracuse University mascot

Alex Tkacz, 7, of Patterson takes a bow Saturday with the Syracuse University mascot at the Carrier Dome at the Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh basketball classic won by the Orangemen before a crowd of more than 30,000. More...

Hynes Nears a Thousand

MAHOPAC – Mahopac High School senior Mairead Hynes is inching closer and closer to the magic 1,000 point mark for her career, an accomplishment many high school basketball players dream about but few achieve. More...

Breaking News - 1/29/2014 7:38 AM

More school delays Wednesday  Free Access 

The winter of 2013-14 is getting to be known as the “Year of the School Interruption.”Due to a light dusting of snow overnight that glazed many roads throughout eastern Putnam County, several public and private schools will be delaying openings. More...

Breaking News - 1/28/2014 8:56 AM

Pete Seeger Dead at 94  Free Access 

Longtime folk singer and activist

Pete Seeger, the folk singer and environmental and social activist, has died at 94. More...

Breaking News - 1/26/2014 8:22 PM

Police: Dad accused of assaulting daughter with a cane

A Putnam Valley man is facing felony charges of assault for allegedly attacking his young daughter with a metal cane. More...

Putnam Trio Arrested Following Putnam Valley Heroin Probe

PV, Mahopac residents involved

Two residents of Putnam Valley and a woman from Mahopac face a variety of drug charges following their arrests Friday.The Sheriff’s Department reported the apprehensions of Kevin Maffetone, 28 of Arbutis Street, Putnam Valley, Michael Whalen, 22, of More...

HUNDREDS PROTEST COMMON CORE

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...

Not Again! Attempted Heist at Putnam Lake Bank

For the third time in less than a month, the Putnam Lake Branch of the Putnam County National Bank has made news. More...

General Stories

Missing Tax Bills in Putnam

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...

Eric Gross is Honored by Carmel Fire Department

Eric Gross has been chasing fire trucks for half a century while reporting on the brave and heroic acts of Putnam’s volunteer firefighting and EMS corps. More...

Morningthorp Bridge to Get Repairs

The 100-year old Morningthorp Bridge that has been closed to vehicles and pedestrian traffic since 2007 will soon be undergoing a facelift and rehabilitation. More...

Enterprise

Economic Briefs

Foreclosures Rise Alarmingly The economy might be on an uptick but in Putnam County, but the rate of foreclosure actions is rising at a fast pace. More...

School News

Caine’s Arcade Celebrated in Brewster

It all began when a nineyear old boy from Los Angeles became bored during the summer of 2012. Caine Monroy decided to build an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store by using a variety of items found around the shop. More...

Editorials

Jobs for Heroes

Dear Editor: I’d like to take this opportunity to not only thank Senator Ball for leading the charge on the “Jobs for Heroes” legislation, but to urge any and all residents of the State of New York to help support this effort. More...

Fracking Waste

Dear Editor: How far would they have More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

FRESH NEWS FROM THE SOUTH WESTERN SECTION OF THE COUNTY

MAHOPAC MINES The mine resumed operation as was before stated on Jan. 5 More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Theresa A. Beach

Theresa A. Beach, 75, of Boynton Beach, Florida, (formerly of Carmel, NY) passed away on January 14, 2014, at Putnam Hospital Center, surrounded by her loving family. More...

Carolyn R. Bloes

Carolyn R. Bloes of Goshen, Ct., died after a brief illness on Wednesday January 15, 2014, in Torrington, Ct., at the age of 75. More...

Charles David Hyatt

Charles David Hyatt, age 54, of Holmes, N.Y., died Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at his home. Mr. Hyatt was born January 29, 1959, in Mahopac, New York to Ella (Daley) Hyatt of Patterson, and the late Albert M. Hyatt. Mr. More...

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