Three Teens Found with Brewster Church Booty

Three teenagers from the Southeast- Putnam Lake area have some explaining to do when they appear in Brewster Village Court next week. The trio—John Telepan, 18, and Charles Ngoran, 17, (both from Brewster), and Lucas Kaplan, 17, (of Putnam Lake) were found last Friday with religious items that had been reported stolen last month from St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in […]

A Short Commute for New BHS Assistant Principal

Liz Higgins didn’t have far to travel to accept her new position at Brewster High School. The educator, who taught English for the past decade at BHS while serving since 2005 as English Department Chair, has been appointed assistant principal, succeeding Michelle Gosh. Gosh became principal of the Henry Wells Middle School after Dr. JoAnne Januzzi retired in June. Higgins […]

Blue Bunnies Back at Ti l ly Fos ter

Another of America’s endangered species is back on the farm thanks to the Whipple Foundation. American Blue rabbits, which once numbered into the tens of thousands before becoming extremely popular for their fur and meat and nearing extinction, returned to the Tilly Foster Farm last weekend due to the efforts of philanthropist and Kent resident George Whipple. Whipple’s Tilly Foster […]

Brewster Driver Crashes with Suspended License

Following his latest arrest by Carmel Police, a Brewster man with a lengthy criminal record is due back in court again next week. While investigating a two-car crash last week at 2:20am on Drewville Road in Carmel Sgt. Robert Behan arrested Robert Jones, 34. According to Police Chief Michael Johnson, Jones lost control of his car on the winding road […]

Sobriety Walk Promotes Recovery

Sunday was a magnificent day for being outdoors. Two hundred people were up early, not only to enjoy Mother Nature, but to show support for the many men, women, and children across the region who fought the battle against alcoholism and substance abuse and won. Sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism-Putnam (NCA) and Arms Acres, the county’s first Sobriety […]

Residents Urged to ‘Stop the Drop’

Residents and visitors to the Town of Carmel are being urged to “Stop the Drop.” The county-town initiative being coordinated by Walt Thompson of the Keep Putnam Beautiful campaign, Carmel Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt, Carmel Highway Superintendent Michael Simone and members of the Carmel Town Board is now underway. Individuals as well as civic associations and community groups are being encouraged […]

Self-Cleaning Oven Sets 911 Responders in Motion

A Carmel woman learned an important lesson last weekend: Never leave your home with the oven’s automatic cleaner activated. The resident of Glenvue Drive turned on the oven’s automatic cleaning cycle and decided to take a quick trip to town around noontime. A few minutes later, smoke from the oven activated the residence’s smoke detectors, alerting an alarm company and […]


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Calamity Averted on I-84 Ramp

Following a near catastrophe on an I-84 ramp at the Kent-Patterson line, An out-of-state trucker is lucky to be alive. It was shortly before midnight last week when the trucker, who according to State Police, had been hauling hazardous chemicals, ditched his trailer on the entrance ramp to the interstate off Route 311 after he heard an explosion. The driver […]

Uninvited Guest Winds Up in Jail

Talk about extending your welcome! A Yonkers man is calling the Putnam Correctional Facility home these days for allegedly using a lakefront pool-style house as his personal residence during the past several months while working in the Mahopac area. Carmel Police arrested Ethan Themely, 41, last Friday after the owner of the property provided police with video footage of the […]