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Breaking News - 8/16/2014 9:24 PM

Body Found Near Putnam Bike Trail

UPDATE: The body of a 53 year old man described by Sheriff Don Smith as being ‘homeless,’ found in a ravine last week off the Putnam Bike Trail in Carmel, has been identified as that of Mark Conroy. More...

Bee Attacks Keep EMS Providers Busy

A rash of cases involving bee and wasp stings have kept Putnam EMS providers on the go in recent days. Nine cases were reported Sunday with ambulances being summoned to transport victims of bee stings to area hospitals. More...

Insecticides & Pesticides Come Under Fire from Lawmakers

Discussion over county control of pesticide and insecticide application across Putnam was quickly squashed Tuesday when Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

General Stories

Keeping Putnam Campers Safe

Thousands of young people throughout the county are enjoying the final weeks of their summer camping experience—a time to have fun in the out-of-doors under the supervision of a well trained and dedicated staff. More...

Free Amateur Radio Classes

Interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator? PEARL (Putnam Emergency Amateur Radio League) will be offering free classes later this month for general level licensing. More...

Veterans Park Road to be Renamed for Jimmy See

Jimmy See was a gentle giant of a man who in the words of Sheriff Don Smith “served in two of the noblest professions.” More...

Sports

Muddy Puddles Mess Festival Supports Cancer Research

Kids of all ages romped in the mud Saturday to raise money and awareness in support of childhood cancer research. More...

Carmel HS Girls' Soccer Coach Out, And Nobody’s Saying Why

Chris Gould started the summer thinking he would be back for his fourth season as head coach of the Carmel High School varsity girls' soccer team, and his ninth overall with the program. More...

Mahopac Girls' Soccer Playing With a Purpose This Season

The Mahopac High School girls' soccer team has enjoyed great success under coach Ross Fumusa, but as he enters his sixth season this fall it will be in a bit of a reloading situation. And a season of emotion. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHUANG YEN MONASTERY2020 Rte 301, Carmel 845-228-4283/4288 baus.org bauscym@aol.com Sunday programs: 9-10am - Chanting and Meditation, 10-11am - Dharma Talk, 11am-12pm - Noon Book Discussion Group, Vegetarian lunch, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-1pm More...

Breaking News - 8/16/2014 9:22 PM

Rapid response from fire crews saves house in Patterson

 A rapid response from the Patterson Fire Department and its mutual aid companies averted a major calamity in Patterson Saturday when a one-story wood frame home ignited on Cushman Road. More...

Breaking News - 8/15/2014 1:11 PM

New McDonald’s opens in Carmel with great fanfare

Those craving for a Big Mac or a Happy Meal are in heaven once again. More...

Three Injured, One Seriously, In Mahopac Crash

Sgt. Robert Behan didn’t have far to travel when responding to the scene of a serious personal injury crash in Mahopac. The veteran Carmel cop had pulled onto the shoulder of Route 6 just west of Drewville Road at 6:15 p.m. More...

New Twists in Ariano Rape Case

New twists have developed in the Lani Zaimi Ariano rape case. More...

Around the County

Great Summer Gardening

The flowers have blossomed and the vegetables have ripened and are ready to pick; it’s August in Carmel. More...

‘Seeing History Through Art’ in Kent

Join the Kent Historical Society and Arts on the Lake on Monday, August 25, 7:30pm, when they co-sponsor a special free presentation by Putnam County artist Michael Keropian. More...

American Legion at Brewster Fair

Ronald A. Lipschitz announced that the American Legion Argonne Post 71 will have a booth at The 23rd Annual Brewster Founders Day Street Fair. More...

Editorials

EGGS AS DIET

On this subject the Poultry Review has the following pertinent and suggestive remarks: Would it not be wise to substantiate more eggs for meat in our daily diet? More...

Word of the Week

bricolage construction (as of a sculpture or a structure of ideas) achieved by using whatever comes to hand; also : something constructed in this way More...

Letters to the Editor

The Cost of Reckless Immigration Policy

To the Editor, I totally agree with Mary Kipp's letter of 8/7. America's sovereignty is not being protected by our elected officials in D.C. ... More...

What Happened to Discipline?

To the Editor, I recently read the account of the “Woman Accused of Assaulting Her Child.” It is a sad state of affairs that a parent can’t discipline their child without the police getting involved. I am 68 years old and when I did something wrong, More...

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“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” -- William Allingham