Putnam Explores National Veterans Cemetery in Southeast

The final resting place of 70,000 veterans who served in the various branches of the United States military may be in a national cemetery in Southeast. During a four-hour, marathon meeting Monday evening, the Putnam Legislature voted 8 to 1 (Legislator Dini LoBue of Mahopac cast the lone dissenting vote) to file a pre-application with the Veterans Administration that places […]

Two Lives Lost, A Family Shattered

It’s been two years since the world turned upside down for Bob Donohue. The Southeast resident, married and the father of two beautiful children, lost his wife and 8-year-old daughter on the evening of June 8, 2009, when a drunken motorist barreled down Brewster’s main thoroughfare and plowed into the pedestrians as they were leaving a dance school. Last week, […]

9/11 Steel in Solemn Trek to Carmel

Second Vote Is the Charm in Mahopac, by 293

Mahopac voters returned to the polls Tuesday and approved a revised school budget by 300 votes. A cheer rang out inside the stifling gymnasium at Mahopac High School shortly before 10 pm when a clerk announced the tally of the resubmitted fiscal spending plan: Yes—1,929; No— 1,636. Superintendent of Schools Thomas Manko, who had predicted should the second vote result […]

Investigation Into Snake Bite Death Continuing

Emergency responders entering a home in Putnam Lake last week couldn’t believe their eyes when 75 snakes were observed inside the bungalowtype residence. Police found the homeowner, Aleta Stacey, 56, dead in her bed from an apparent snake bite. The woman’s companion, Vito Caputo, who also resided in the home on Hopewell Drive, told Sheriff’s investigators that 56 of the […]

Make Summer an Opportunity for Business – Locally


With summer finally upon us, I hope you are planning to take some time off. After all, we’ve worked hard for months; and put up with all that snow, we deserve some much needed rest. On the other hand, for those seeking to gain the opportunities lost in the rough winter we just experienced, these balmy days ahead afford some […]

David and Margaret Huntoon, Elizabeth Ailes and Lou Dobbs

High School Honors Its Top Graduates

The tradition continued at Carmel High School. On the final day of the 2010-2011 school year last week the top 40 students were invited to don the jersey or shirt of the college or university they will be attending in September and gather for a class photo—a custom that has taken place for decades at the school. Principal Kevin Carroll […]

Virtual Schooling Connects Students in Carmel and Korea

Two dozen Carmel middle school children didn’t mind returning to class at seven o’clock Monday night. After all, the 5th graders were about to culminate a year-long activity with their “pen pals” nearly 7,000 miles away in Gwangju, Korea. As the hour approached, enthusiasm reached a fevered pitch inside the library at the George Fischer Middle School with teachers Rick […]

Tornado-Ravaged Midwest Benefits From Carmel Effort

A 24-foot box truck arrived in Joplin, Missouri, Sunday to the applause of dozens of local residents living temporarily in a shelter after last month’s tornadoes decimated the Midwest. On Friday, the big rig pulled out of the parking lot at the Mahopac American Legion Hall with legionnaires Joe Toleno, Wes Mackey, and Ken Mikus on board. Residents of Putnam […]