February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Snow Totals: Worst Since Winter of ’96

The winter of 2014 is going down as one of the snowiest and stormiest in recent memory throughout the Hudson Valley. Mother Nature last week slammed Putnam County with a series of storms that dumped upwards of 20 inches of snow across the region. More...

Levy to Restructure D.A.’s Office

District Attorney Adam Levy plans to restructure his office by issuing merit salaries to his assistant district attorneys at no additional cost to county taxpayers. More...

Politics

Ball Rejects ‘Attica University,’ Opposes College for Convicts

Sen. Greg Ball, the Patterson Republican and chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, has come out swinging against Gov. More...

Around the County

‘Edukated Fleas’ to Play at Arts On The Lake

The ukulele swing duo “The Edukated Fleas,” will perform at Arts on the Lake, 640 Route 52, Lake Carmel, on Saturday, March 1, at 8 pm. More...

Patterson Library Programs

Patterson Library is offering many kid friendly activities this spring. Princess Story Time will be Tuesday, March 4, at 1 PM, For ages 2.5 - 5.5 yrs. Come dressed as your favorite princess for a princess story and craft. More...

FrOGS Calendar of Events for March

Friends of the Great Swamp will have their Annual Meeting at the Patterson Library Community Room, Route 311 in Patterson on Sunday, March 9, at 2pm. More...

Cultural Events

Ed Durkee to Lead Arts on the Lake

Ed Durkee has been appointed as Interim Executive Director of Arts on the Lake. The announcement came last week at the organization’s annual member’s gathering in Kent. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 2/21/2014 4:21 PM

Both 'Pac Teams Advance!

Basketball teams headed to County Center

It was a banner night for the Mahopac High School boys' and girls' basketball teams, as both won their sectional quarterfinal games on Thursday night, on the road, to advance to the Section One, Class AA semifinals next week at the Westches More...

Mahopac Boys One Step Away From Another Trip to County Center

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac High School boys’ basketball team is one step away from its fourth consecutive trip to the Westchester County Center for another appearance in the the Section One, Class AA Final Four. More...

Mahopac Girls Advance to Section One Quarterfinals

MAHOPAC – Might there be two Mahopac High School basketball teams advancing to the Westchester County Center for the Section One, Class AA Final Four next week? More...

Columns

PERSPECTIVE

The Mediterranean Style: For Life, For Health!

Last month Putnam County employees heard from a local cardiologist about the benefits of a Mediterranean style of eating. It was such a positive, well-attended event for our employees that its lesson is worth repeating for a broader audience. More...

Letters to the Editor

On Deer, Whose Backyard Is It?

Dear Editor: Just read an article about the deer problem that people have encountered. This reminds me of those who move near an airport, then complain about the noise. Hey people, we moved into their backyard. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

J. Patrick Quinlan  Free Access 

Quinlan, J. Patrick entered into eternal rest on February 17, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family after an optimistic and courageous battle with cancer. More...

Jim (James) Ormsby  Free Access 

A visitation will be held at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, February 23, from 2-6 PM. More...

Breaking News - 2/23/2014 9:49 AM

Graduate of MHS killed when car crashes into his alma mater

UPDATED with name, new details

A 19-year-old Mahopac man was killed early Saturday when his speeding car careened off Baldwin Place Road in the Mahopac Falls section of town and plowed into Mahopac High School resulting in structural damage.Carmel Police arriving on the scene of t More...

Mahopac Man Dies in Fall From Roof

Second fatality reported in weeks

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...

Spring Arrives with Flower Show in 'Pac

Spring arrived in Putnam County Sunday when the Lake Mahopac Garden Club hosted its Hugs and Kisses Standard Flower Show. More...

General Stories

Snow Causes Roof Collapses in Kent and Purdys

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 116 in the Purdys section of North Salem temporarily trapping nine h More...

Patterson Woman Overcome By Smoke, Then Revived

A 51-year-old Patterson woman has a lot to be thankful for after becoming ill and passing out on the floor of her kitchen while a pot was cooking on the stove. More...

Kevin Sheil Becomes President of Putnam Fraternal Order of Police

One of New York State’s largest chapters of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has a new leader as Kevin Sheil of Brewster took his oath of office to lead the nearly 900 member organization. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber: New Business is Upbeat on County

‘Bull And Barrel’ Poised To Become Putnam’s Newest Destination Location

It’s always exciting when an entrepreneur opens a new business, and even more so when a new venture brings new purpose to a venerable, landmark building and the prospects of having a large and positive financial impact on Putnam County. More...

School News

Mahopac Schools in Session This Week

Blame it on Mother Nature but children in the Mahopac School District are experiencing an abbreviated winter recess. More...

Carmel 8th Graders Take Part in Engineering Challenge

Fifteen 8th graders enrolled at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel participated last week in the MagLev Engineering Challenge at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie with five of the 13 year olds bringing home trophies. More...

Mahopac Begins Search for New Superintendent

The search for a new chief school administrator in the Mahopac School District officially gets underway next Monday when a consulting firm hired by the school system conducts a community forum to identify the qualities and characteristics sought in a More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

SAVED BY A DOG

GRACE SMITH WAS RESCUED FROM A WATERY GRAVE. More...

WORD of the WEEK

Pro•bi•ty adherence to the highest principles and ideals : uprightness More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

Update your Church’s listing by emailing us at Editor@pcnr.com, with WORSHIP in the Subject Line. More...

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“What is written is written and the finger of time having writ moves on.” ~The Cold Spring Recorder, Dec. 10, 1937