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Breaking News - 3/14/2014 5:08 PM

Coach Kevin Downes Resigns at Mahopac

Latest fallout from racist Tweets

Mahopac High School boys basketball coach Kevin Downes has resigned in the wake of the scandal at the school involving racist tweets. Downes confirmed the news this afternoon after meeting with Mahopac athletic director John Augusta. More...

’Pac Suspends 8; Faces ‘Painful’ Racist Episode

Calling it a “painful episode” in the history of the Mahopac School District, Superintendent Thomas Manko Tuesday said his district was taking disciplinary action against students in accordance with the district’s Code of Conduct in More...

Everyone Is a Little Bit Irish in Mahopac

The Oster School of Irish Dance is well represented. at the County’s annual St. Patrick’d Day Parade last Sunday. Coverage of the parade can be found on page 2. More...

Politics

Sam Oliverio to Run for County Exec

It’s now official: Putnam Legislator Sam Oliverio will be running for Putnam County Executive this fall. More...

Putnam IDA Questioned Before Members Of County Legislature

The Putnam County Industrial Development Agency came under the microscope Monday evening during a meeting of the county legislature’s Economic Development Committee. More...

Odell Forms Tilly Foster Task Force

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell Sunday announced the creation of the Tilly Foster Task Force Corps Team which will play a vital role in the future of the county-owned farm in Southeast. More...

Around the County

Foreclosure Actions Spike

So much for a decline in foreclosure actions across Putnam County! Last year Putnam initiated 551 foreclosures—the most ever—nearly doubling the 331 foreclosures recorded in 2012. More...

Pottery Classes Start March 31

Peekskill Clay Studios is offering an array of pottery classes, taught by instructors Jon Torres and Deborah Lecce, this spring. The following classes are with Torres: More...

Children's Story Times begin April 1 at Kent Library

A new series of spring story hours will begin on Tuesday, April 1st and run through May 15th for the Kent Public Library. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Fortifications bill was passed and amendments to the Monetary conference bill were concurred in. Members of Congress will receive no mileage for the extra session of Congress, the law authorizing it only for the regular sessions. More...

Word of the Week

Billingsgate

coarsely abusive language More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Von Essen

Von Essen, John F., 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...

Maria Greg

Greg, Maria died Saturday March 8, 2014, at Waterview Hills Nursing Home. She was 102 years old. More...

Mary E. Tilton

Tilton, Mary E., age 92, of Brewster, NY, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Greenville, NC. Mrs. Tilton was born in Manhattan, NY, on May 18, 1921, to Henry and Mary (Sullivan) Brenneis. She graduated from St. Brendan’s Academy in the Bronx. More...

Breaking News - 3/17/2014 5:43 PM

Mistrial declared in Ariano rape case

After six days of deliberations and with a jury of six men and six women hopelessly deadlocked, Putnam County Judge James Rooney late Monday afternoon declared a mistrial in the rape case involving Carmel restaurateur Lani Zaimi Ariano, who was accus More...

Breaking News - 3/16/2014 8:40 AM

Odell’s State of the County Outlines Year Ahead

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s State of the County address ranged from reining in spending to the fight against drugs, from the Year of the Senior Citizen to increasing senior services to promoting tourism.The Putnam County Golf Course ballroom More...

Call Him Chief Michael Cazzari

A veteran member of the Carmel Police Department who worked his way through the ranks has been appointed as chief of Putnam’s largest town police force. More...

Religious Chalices Stolen From St. Lawrence Church Returned

Two Communion chalices stolen from St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in what authorities called a shameless burglary were returned Tuesday unscathed. The chalices, worth about $2,000, are considered as sacred since according to the Rev. More...

General Stories

Thousands Cheer on Marchers at Mahopac St Patrick’s Day Parade

“T’was the day for the ‘wearin’ of the green” as thousands of marchers cheered on by enthusiastic crowds estimated at more than 7,500 jammed Route 6 in Mahopac Sunday for Putnam County’s 38th annual St. More...

Jimmy See, ‘Gentle Giant,’ Remembered as Longtime Patriot

Family and friends are mourning the passing of Jimmy See of Carmel who was remembered last weekend at a memorial service at the Cargain Funeral Home in Carmel. See, 61, passed away Feb. 28 from health complications. More...

Railroad Safety Reviewed at Meeting with Metro-North Officials

Putnam Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra of Garrison often remembers Jim Lovell, the 58-year-old Cold Spring resident who died late last year in a horrific train derailment in the Bronx. More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Cycling Event Brings Tourism

Each year, Putnam County hosts a major cycling event which attracts tourists, spurs business and helps people experience the beauty of rolling hills, winding roads and pristine reservoirs. More...

Sports

’Pac Tweets Despicable, But Where’s Mt. Vernon?

Mt. Vernon yet to take responsibility for athletes’ behavior after tweets

First things first, lest somebody think this is a blanket defense of Mahopac High School and the Mahopac community. Because it isn’t. More...

Spring Practices for Area High Schools

While the state basketball championships this weekend will end the winter season, spring sports officially began practice on Monday for Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac high schools. More...

Four Locals in Senior Basketball Game

No local teams are involved in this weekend’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association basketball championships, but some will still have one more chance to play some high school hoops. 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...

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