Training and the Real Thing

Patterson Fire Department and Rescue Squad personnel finished several hours of training before being pressed into action for the “real deal.” Firefighters and EMTs extricated a 200 pound “dummy” trapped inside a demolished wreck after it was impaled by a steel pipe during last week’s practice exercise. When the crews concluded their drill and began critiquing the scenario, an alarm […]

Rob Castellano Wanted to Become a Millionaire

It all began when Rob Castellano and his fiancée, Brittany Collins were attempting to stay dry during a rainstorm. The Brewster couple had planned a day in the Big Apple for some time and while avoiding the raindrops they passed the ABC television studios as several assistants to the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” program urged passersby to “come […]

Farmer’s Markets Flourish

Two farmer’s markets in eastern Putnam County are flourishing this summer. The Brewster Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 16th season this year by bringing what organizer KC Anderson of a Coalition for a Better Brewster said was “first-stop shopping to the downtown business district while helping to support local and regional growers and producers.” The Brewster Farmers’ Market will is […]

Annual Fireman’s Parade on July 28

The Brewster Volunteer Fire Department is encouraging everyone to come early and cheer on firefighters and EMS professionals from fire departments and ambulance corps from throughout the region at its annual Fireman’s Parade on Wednesday, July 28. The 7pm parade, which will step off at the corner of Main Street and Marvin Avenue and conclude at Markel Park on North […]

Sgt. Robert Behan Graduates from FBI Academy

Sgt. Robert Behan has become the second member of the Carmel Police Department to graduate from the prestigious FBI Academy. Behan, a 13-year career officer, who has been employed by the Town of Carmel since 2000, joins Police Chief Michael Johnson who completed the rigorous course of study at Quantico, Virginia during the same year Behan joined the department after […]

Fireworks in the Back Seat of a Car?

Accidents occur throughout the county during July 4 holiday

Heavy traffic, unseasonably hot weather, and motorists’ not paying attention to their driving resulted in at least a dozen crashes throughout the long holiday weekend across Putnam County. Police on the state, county, town, and village level handled mishaps that occurred in Brewster, Southeast, Mahopac, Mahopac Falls, Putnam Valley, Lake Carmel, Philipstown, and Patterson. On Monday afternoon, a pick-up truck […]

VFW Recognized by Atomic Vets of America

When National Association of Atomic Veterans called for service organizations and businesses across the country to contribute towards research that is assisting veterans of the Cold War exposed to radiation, the Mahopac VFW Post 5491 led the charge. On Independence Day, Edward Gettler, a member of the Atomic Veterans group, presented a plaque to the local veterans post for its […]

Professional Women of Putnam Meet

The Professional Women of Putnam Networking Group will meet on Tuesday July 13th at 6pm. The topic of the meeting is “Building Women- Owned Businesses: Why women can excel and what they need to know to beat the odds!” The featured speaker is Andi Gray, President and founder of Strategy Leaders, a management and businessconsulting firm dedicated to working hands-on […]

Three Mahopac Girl Scouts Create Nature Trail

Three Girl Scouts from Mahopac have left a legacy for current and future generations by transforming an overgrown path into an educational nature trail for their Girl Scout Gold Award project. 2010 Mahopac High School graduates Caitlin Baranowski and Michelle Furgiuele and in-coming senior Stefanie Bunyea revitalized the trail behind the Fulmar Road Elementary School and adjacent to the Putnam […]

Woman Cops Guilty Plea in Burglary Spree

A Pawling woman currently incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility now faces additional prison time in Connecticut after admitting her participation in a string of burglaries throughout western Connecticut two years ago. Jennifer Johnson, 39, was behind the wheel of her boyfriend’s car during as many as 20 house burglaries in the greater Danbury-New Fairfield area during the summer […]