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Breaking News - 8/20/2014 10:59 PM

Convicted Putnam murderer arrested in Florida on murder charges

Serge Motti served more than 30 years in a maximum security penitentiary for the 1978 murders of Rose Marie Robert, a Great Dane show breeder, and her assistant, Rosealee Ramos, at the Dinro Kennels in western Kent. More...

Nimham Pow Wow Attracts Enthusiasts

Native Americans as well as those interested in learning about local history filled the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last weekend for the county's 14th annual Daniel Nimham Pow Wow. More...

Fisherman Drowns in Croton Falls Reservoir

A fisherman drowned Tuesday afternoon in the Croton Falls Reservoir after a rowboat capsized, sending two men into the water. The incident took place around 2:30 p.m. More...

Emergency Providers Get Training in Dealing with the Emotionally Disturbed

Emergency responders have their hands full when arriving on the scene of a crisis situation be it a serious crash, drug overdose, shooting, drowning or fire. More...

Politics

Butterfield proposal unveiled before county lawmakers

The meeting room at the County Office Building in Carmel was filled to the rafters last Wednesday evening when members of the Putnam Legislature’s Physical Services Committee heard a lengthy presentation about the Butterfield proposal planned for Col More...

GOP Candidates Call for Pension Reform

Republican candidates Terrence Murphy and Sue Serino are tired of the corruption in Albany and on Tuesday called for pension reform. More...

Wagner Kicks off State Senate Campaign

State Senate hopeful Justin Wagner realizes that for the first time in decades, not a single candidate for a state senate seat resides in Putnam County. And neither does he. More...

Enterprise

From the chamber

The Economic Development Table Includes Putnam County This Year

In the past few years, our county has been able to participate in the state's allocation process for obtaining funding for high priority projects through the Mid- Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, one of ten such councils advocating for e More...

Green Chimneys Wins Priority Status in Regional Funding Grant

Putnam Economic Development Corporation President Meghan Taylor brought good news to the county Legislature’s Economic Development Committee meeting Monday evening: “Green Chimneys School had been designated as a priority project” i More...

School News

’Pac Prepares Bus Fleet for New School Year

School bus garages are teaming with activity this summer as crews get their fleets of buses ready for the beginning of the 2014- 15 school year starting next month. More...

Piano Classes Offered at Mahopac High

Piano classes are hallmarks of quality music programs in superior high schools. More...

Editorials

Singular theft

An accident of somewhat expensive, though highly unusual, character occurred on the evening of the 5th of August, at Palmyrs, on the New York Central Railroad. More...

Columns

Cunningham’s Corner

At last, the over-militarization of our local police forces is getting attention that may actually result in restraining this trend. 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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John C. Forschner

John C. Forschner, 71, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Born in Brewster on October 25, 1942, he was the son of Arthur and Marion V. Forschner. More...

Margaret Rose Tellor Mills

Margaret Rose Tellor Mills, a long-time resident of Cold Spring, died peacefully in her home at 48 Morris Avenue on Saturday, August 16, after a battle with cancer. Mrs. More...

Breaking News - 8/23/2014 7:07 PM

Mahopac FD celebrates its 100th anniversary in grand style  Free Access 

Thousands on hand for celebration

What a parade! The Mahopac Fire Department’s 100th anniversary parade started an hour late but it was well worth the wait. More...

Breaking News - 8/22/2014 9:36 AM

Attorney in Ariano rape case charged with witness tampering, bribery  Free Access 

The circumstances surrounding the Lani Zaimi Ariano rape case have gotten more bizarre. More...

Thousands Expected For Huge Mahopac Fire Parade

Mahopac will be a sea of firefighters and marching bands Saturday when 5,000 members of emergency services corps from throughout the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and as far away as Long Island will converge on the hamlet to help the Mahopac FD celebrat More...

Hundreds of Tickets Written by State Police in Putnam

Speed Week reaped major dividends for members of the New York State Police. Statewide, 22,200 tickets were written by troopers with more than 11,000 for speeding. Locally, the numbers were also as impressive. More...

Rapid Response 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...

General Stories

Oliver’s Orphan Oasis Teaches Kindness to Animals

Carolyn Steers-Albers’ mission in life is to give hope to the hopeless. More...

Large Crowds Enjoy First Annual Car Show-Street Fair

People came from near and far Saturday to Mahopac High School for the community’s 1st annual Car Show-Street Fair. Vehicles dating back to the 1930s and 1940s were on display along with hot rods of today. More...

Green Chimneys Receives Grant for Autism Study

Green Chimneys School has been awarded a $24,000 grant to document the effects of animals on human health through scientific research. More...

Around the County

New McDonald’s Opens In Carmel

Those craving a Big Mac or a Happy Meal are in heaven once again. The new McDonald’s Restaurant on Route 6 in Carmel across from the Putnam Plaza has opened. More...

Brewster’s Diverting Reservoir Trail to Officially Open Friday

Putnam County’s newest recreational venue formally opens Friday in Brewster when the Diverting Reservoir Trail welcomes its first community hike. More...

ANNOUNCEMENT

Patterson Town Board Special Meeting The Patterson Town Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 21, at 4 p.m. at the Patterson Town Hall 1142 Route 311, Patterson. More...

Sports

Mahopac Makes a Splash With New Basketball Hire

Mahopac High School has a new boys' basketball coach, and the administration made not only a ‘name’ hire but certainly one whose experience will help him weather the aftermath of last season’s racially charged incident. More...

Brewster Football Looking at a Catalano-to-Catalano Combo

BREWSTER – On the first official day of high school sports practices on Monday, the Brewster High School football team began a regimen of double sessions for the first week, with enthusiasm and optimism for the upcoming season. More...

Kim Harker on Her Way to Stardom

At 17, Kim Harker has a bright future. The Mahopac High School senior, who excels both in and out of the classroom, has been named as one of 25 young women to the United States Lacrosse Team, which has exhibitions across the U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Mahopac Animal Hospital Praised

To the Editor, We are grateful for Dr. Scaperotti and all the doctors and staff at the Mahopac Animal Hospital. They are knowledgeable, professional, wonderful, and a compassionate group of people. More...

Coach Will Be Missed at Carmel

To the Editor: I was surprised to read that More...

Upset, Shocked at Coach Situation

To the Editor: I wanted to write a letter regarding the Carmel High School Athletic Director’s decision to not rehire Girls’ Varsity soccer coach Chris Gould for the 2014 season. More...

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