LEGAL NOTICES for May 3, 2012

LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF KENT MEETING NOTICE The Board of Assessment Review will meet on Tuesday May 22nd, 2012, Grievance Day, between the hours of 1PM-5PM and 6PM-9PM, at the Kent Town Hall. 25 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes, New York to hear and examine all complaints in relation to assessments, upon written application using the form RP-524 (complaint […]

UPDATE: Thousands expected for funeral Saturday

Police interview lone survivor of fire that killed 4

 Carmel Police have interviewed the lone survivor of Tuesday’s tragic blaze that claimed the lives of four members of the Sullivan family. Police Chief Michael Johnson told the Courier on Thursday that detectives spoke with Thomas Sullivan Jr. for more than three hours: “The young man was able to provide additional details of what occurred early Tuesday morning while clarifying […]

Sex Offenders to Wear GPS Devices

Odell pushes state on issue

Convicted Level 3 sex offenders discharged back to Putnam County will soon be wearing ankle bracelets containing GPS devices, at the insistence of County Executive MaryEllen Odell. While the placement of prisoners released to community supervision is a process dictated by the state, the cost to county coffers for managing the re-entry is high due to housing, supervision and notification. […]

Sybil Rides Again

Sybil Ludington rode again last Saturday along the same route the heroine of the American Revolutionary War galloped through the countryside alerting American colonial forces that the British were burning Danbury. The original Sybil’s heroics took place during a 40-mile ride on the night of April 26, 1777, through Carmel into Mahopac to Kent Cliffs, Farmers Mills and back home, […]

Loyalty Day Celebrated in Kent

Scores of veterans and their families gathered at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent on Sunday to celebrate Loyalty Day—a day set aside to remember all veterans while also serving as a counterpoint to the communist May Day celebrations. Under brilliant sunny skies in his keynote address, former Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge told the large audience that America […]

Katz to Seek Reelection as Assemblyman

In a striking turn to what could have been a blazing hot primary, Assemblyman Steve Katz has decided to seek reelection and has withdrawn from challenging State Senator Greg Ball for his seat in the state Senate. Katz’ decision Thursday was based on what he described as “numerous family health issues” that would have prevented him from campaigning for the […]

Defense Takes a Hit in DiPippo Trial

The defense in the Anthony DePippo murder trial suffered a setback Monday, when the man who DiPippo’s attorneys had hoped to prove committed the vicious murder refused to do so by invoking his constitutional right against self-incrimination. Howard Gombert, formerly of Carmel, who is now serving a 30-year state prison term in Connecticut for sex crimes, including one involving a […]

Regional Planning Sets the Pattern For The Future

Chamber column

On April 26, the regional advocacy group Pattern For Progress hosted a conversation between more than 200 business leaders and key government representatives, featuring Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and counterparts Scott Vanderhoef from Rockland and Rob Astorino from Westchester. Co-sponsored by the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce, the Rockland Business Association and the Business Council of Westchester, the event […]

Middle School Kids Learn to Eat Healthy

Carmel News

Sixth graders at the Carmel Middle School know what it means to eat healthy. The 11- and 12-year-olds spent the last six weeks after school at Camp Wilbur Herrlich in Patterson, where members of a Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Choose Healthy Action team from Carmel High School taught their younger counterparts about fun, food and fitness. Julia Burke, a Carmel […]

Carmel Executive Pleads Guilty to $2 Million Fraud Scheme

Carmel News

A Carmel business executive is facing a 20-year federal prison term for defrauding a bank out of more than $2 million by submitting duplicate invoices. Michael Abreu, 43, pled guilty in Manhattan Federal Court last week for his role in the scheme to illegally obtain the money from a foreign-owned bank which was financing the $570 million luxury condominium complex […]