February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Valentine’s Day and the Flower of Love

Some are corny—others cute! Roses are red—violets are blue—Love you so much like I love you! Roses are red—violets are blue—My love keeps me tied to you! More...

Carmel Man Struck by Hit-and-Run Plow

A Carmel man was seriously injured last week when struck by a private snow plow that fled the scene. More...

Politics

Hayworth Launches Congressional Comeback

Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has made it official by announcing her candidacy to seek the seat in the House of Representatives now filled by Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney of Cold Spring. More...

Future of Tilly Foster Unsettled

A chilly wind blew across the barren fields and empty barns at Tilly Foster Farm last weekend hours after the Putnam Legislature officially terminated a contract with the Whipple family ending a five year relationship with the county as operators of More...

Southeast Dems Seek Candidates for Highway Superintendent

Election Day is still nine months away yet the Southeast Democratic Town Committee has begun seeking candidates for highway superintendent. More...

Around the County

Reed Library Aids Non-Profit Cause

On Saturday February 1, the Reed Memorial Library in Carmel partnered with Project Linus, a volunteer based non-profit organization, to make fleece blankets for the resident children of Green Chimneys in Brewster. More...

Wood & Box Turtles of the Great Swamp

Patterson Library, 1167 Rte. 311 Patterson, NY will host “Wood & Box Turtles of the Great Swamp” Wednesday March 12 at 7:00PM. More...

Pete Seeger’s Life Memorialized by New York State Senate

New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced that the New York State Senate unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by Senator Gipson, memorializing the life of Pete Seeger. More...

Sports

’Pac Bounces Back Vs. Brewster, Finishes Stellar Regular Season

BREWSTER – After playing and losing to Arlington in a game that featured a confusing and controversial ending, the Mahopac High School boys’ basketball team closed out the regular season against Brewster. More...

Sectional Basketball Brackets Announced

Mahopac boys and girls earn high seeds

Section One announced its seedings and pairings for the 2014 high school basketball tournaments for boys and girls on Tueday night. As expected, the Mahopac boys earned the highest seed of any local team by drawing No. 5 in the Class AA tournament. More...

Plethora of Local Wrestlers Earn Trip to Sectional Championships

Saturday was Divisional Wrestling Day in Section One for large and small high schools, and once again Putnam County had a plethora of wrestlers advance to this weekend’s sectional championships. More...

Letters to the Editor

Health Commissioner Hails CVS

Dear Editor: I was delighted by the decision of CVS Caremark Corporation that they will stop selling tobacco products in all of their pharmacies. 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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Laura Lynn Mayes Brown

Laura Lynn Mayes Brown, of New Milford, CT, formerly of Pawling, NY, died on Saturday, February 1, 2014. She was 35 years old. Laura was born on March 23, 1978 in Carmel, NY to David A. Leverich, Sr. and Barbara Mayes. More...

Anne Ruland

Anne Ruland formerly of Brewster, NY, age 83, passed away on January 20th, 2014, under the care of Hospice of Palm Beach County, Florida from complications of a stroke. Anne was born October 30, 1930, to Agatha and George Phelan in Bronx, NY. More...

John F. Von Essen

John F. Von Essen, age 68, of Poughquag, New York, formerly of Carmel, NY, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at his home. Mr. Von Essen was born April 4, 1945, in Mahopac, New York to William A. and Virginia (Adams) Von Essen. More...

Breaking News - 2/17/2014 9:41 PM

Mahopac man falls to his death while cleaning snow from roof  Free Access 

Second fatality reported this month; police urge caution

A 48-year-old Mahopac man was pronounced dead at Putnam Hospital Center Sunday evening after falling from the roof of his home while attempting to remove snow. More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2014 4:39 PM

Snow causes roof collapses in Kent and Purdys  Free Access 

Horses temporarily trapped

The weight of snow has caused the collapses of the Kent Highway Department salt shed off Ludingtonville Road in Kent as well as a horse barn at the historic Purdy Homestead on Route More...

Brewster District OKs Veterans Exemption

History was made in Brewster Tuesday evening when the Brewster Board of Education became the second school district in New York State to adopt a recently enacted state law allowing school systems to grant property tax exemptions to eligible veterans More...

Carmel Restaurateur Faces New Sex Charges

A Carmel restaurateur scheduled to go on trial next week for sexually assaulting a female employee last summer is facing new felony charges of sexual misconduct following his arrest by Carmel Police. Lt. More...

Epic storm pounds county  Free Access 

Schools close again

Mother Nature continued to slam Putnam County and the entire lower Hudson Valley overnight with heavy wet snow bringing snow totals to a foot and a half in some areas. More...

General Stories

Carmel Trainer Leads Legend into Westminster

Carmel dog trainer Clifford Steele describes Legend as a dog that lives up to his name. The 100 pound magnificent giant schnauzer is competing this week in the Olympics of dog shows—the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. More...

Wine and Chocolate Festival Benefits PARC

What a party! More than 350 jammed the main ballroom of the Putnam County Golf Club in Mahopac Falls Sunday for the 1st annual Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival that benefitted PARC. More...

Pataki Debuts Novel, ‘The Traitor’s Wife’

Allison Pataki kicked off her promotional effort for her historical novel about Benedict Arnold's wife Tuesday evening in New York City. The exclusive event at the Four Seasons restaurant saw a number of literary notables stop by. More...

Cultural Events

Arts Council Distributes $10,000 Across County

A variety of organizations from Brewster to Cold Spring have been awarded $10,000 in Putnam Arts Fund grants through New York State following a rigorous process coordinated by the Putnam Arts Council. More...

Acting on Instinct with The Brewster Theater

The Brewster Theater Company announces its cast list for the ACTING ON INSTINCT workshop performance to be held on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 pm at The Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main St, in Brewster. More...

School News

Brewster Board Seeks Community Input

Brewster Village officials have asked for the public’s assistance as the half square mile municipality plans for the future. More...

Students Witness Police Radar in Action

Carmel School District SRO (School Resource Officer) Deputy Claire Pierson provided middle school students with quite an experience last week. More...

Science Show Is Set for Green Chimneys

On Tuesday, February 18, the interactive science storytellers otherwise known as the Sciencetellers, will be presenting a show at the Green Chimneys School in Brewster. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

State Income Tax Agent Coming Here

Representative to Visit Carmel and Brewster Next Week to Assist Taxpayers. More...

Word of the Week

Filch

to appropriate furtively or casually;to steal (something that is small or that has little value) More...

PERSPECTIVE

Churchill and Lincoln: Men of Principle; Men of Ideas

In February 1943, now 68 years of age, Winston Churchill flew to Algiers after meetings in Turkey and Egypt. He slept in a rigged up bunk in the hold of his very cold airplane (there were none of the comforts of Air Force One). More...

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