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A Grand Day as Mahopac Fire Department Celebrates 100th Anniversary in Style

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

‘Batty’ Times Across Putnam County

“Tis” bat season in Putnam County! Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Politics

New Tilly Foster Partnership Unveiled; Good Eating Is Goal

A surprise announcement came at last week’s meeting of the Putnam Legislature’s Physical Services Committee meeting: Putnam County was entering into a partnership with the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES to bring educational programs t More...

Services for Western Side Scrutinized at Legislature

The Butterfield mixed-use development in Cold Spring drew surprising flak last week during a lengthy presentation before members of the Putnam Legislature’s Physical Services Committee. More...

Lawmakers Discuss Maintenance Of Decrepit, Foreclosed Properties

Last year, Putnam initiated 551 foreclosures—the most ever—nearly doubling the 331 foreclosures recorded in 2012. More...

School News

Three New Administrators in Carmel School District

The beginning of any school years brings excitement and enthusiasm for children and adults alike. More...

Sports

Carmel Volleyball Wants to Improve in Renelli’s First Year

She’s taking over a team that was below .500 last year and was knocked out in the first round of the Section One, Class AA playoffs. Baby steps this season for Carmel High School volleyball, right? No way. More...

Golf Outing Pays Tribute to Bob McMahon

Robert McMahon’s three loves in life were his family, the emergency services field and the game of golf. More...

Mahopac’s Korin Verbally Commits to Vermont

There’s still a week to go before school starts and six months before her sport even starts, but Mahopac High School junior Ali Korin ended the recruiting process nice and early. 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 

Barbara A. Gardineer

Barbara A. Gardineer, 80, of Mahopac, NY, passed away on August 23, 2014. Mrs. Gardineer was born on May 7, 1934, to Marshall and Sarah (Hulse) Stumpfel, in Mahopac Falls. More...

Vera Repko

Vera Repko of Carmel passed away on August 22, 2014. She was born on January 5, 1928, in Yonkers, to Ana and Julius Hliva. She married the love of her life Samuel Repko on October 25, 1952, in Yonkers. More...

Former Councilman & Legislator Greg Quinn Dies  Free Access 

Family and friends are mourning the passing this week of Greg Quinn—a man who served Putnam County government for 13 years. More...

Breaking News - 9/2/2014 7:23 PM

Heat Wave Welcomes Kids Back to School

The hottest day of the summer welcomed children back go school. More...

Breaking News - 8/31/2014 8:18 AM

Sheriff running for Lt. Governor with Astorino  Free Access 

Campaigning hard, says state revival needed

Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss hopes to change his title to Lt. Governor Chris Moss on January 1. He stopped in Putnam to talk with us. More...

Summer At An End; Schools to Open

School bells ring in the 2014-15 school year next week and local officials are urging caution since thousands of boys and girls will be waiting at bus stops from Brewster to Cold Spring and from Patterson to Garrison. More...

16-Year-Old Girl Survives Bear Mountain Bridge Jump

A 16-year-old girl from Mohegan Lake who jumped off the Bear Mountain Bridge Tuesday afternoon was called the “luckiest girl alive” by New York State Police and emergency responders. More...

General Stories

Attorney in Ariano Rape Case Charged with Bribing Witness

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

Power Struggle: Energy Costs Up

Odell blasts energy commission over price hikes

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell has criticized the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for raising Hudson Valley electricity prices by focusing on the “wrong factors.” More...

Missouri Unrest Felt in Putnam

Ferguson, Missouri, might be a long way from Putnam County, yet the aftereffects of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18 year old are being felt locally by area police. More...

Around the County

Southeast Updates Comprehensive Plan

Southeast Supervisor Tony Hay described his Town Board’s approval of its comprehensive plan update as “housekeeping.” The plan governs land use; he said it is updated every ten years. More...

New Facilities Supervisor at Putnam Hospital

Michael Cipolla is the new supervisor of facilities at Putnam Hospital Center. “The people who work at Putnam Hospital Center have been very helpful and friendly,” Cipolla said. “It is a joy to work here.” More...

Prison Guard Sent To Jail

A corrections officer at the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville now knows how it feels to be behind bars. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Homes are more often darkened by the continual reoccurrence of small faults, then by the actual presence of any decided vice. These evils are apparently of very dissimilar magnitude, yet it is easier to grapple with the one than the other. More...

Word of the Week

Sclaff: to scrape the ground instead of hitting the ball cleanly on a golf stroke More...

Letters to the Editor

NRC Questions

To the Editor: I find the following excerpt from a letter interesting. It begins: Vice President, Operations Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. Indian Point Energy Center 450 Broadway, GSB P.O. Box 249 Buchanan, NY 10511-0249 More...

The Slap Heard Around the County

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Amy Sayegh for District 8

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"Having somewhere to go is HOME,having someone to love is FAMILY, having both is a BLESSING." ~ Anonymous