Nimham Pow Wow Attracts Enthusiasts

Native Americans as well as those interested in learning about local history filled the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last weekend for the county’s 14th annual Daniel Nimham Pow Wow. Gil “Crying Hawk” Tarbox of Kent, a member of the Nimham Mountain Singers whose determination, desire and love for his people as well as his need to educate future […]

Thousands Expected For Huge Mahopac Fire Parade

Mahopac will be a sea of firefighters and marching bands Saturday when 5,000 members of emergency services corps from throughout the Hudson Valley, Connecticut and as far away as Long Island will converge on the hamlet to help the Mahopac FD celebrate its 100th anniversary. Tom Carey, who is helping to coordinate the festivities, on Monday called the parade “Putnam’s […]

Hundreds of Tickets Written by State Police in Putnam

Speed Week reaped major dividends for members of the New York State Police. Statewide, 22,200 tickets were written by troopers with more than 11,000 for speeding. Locally, the numbers were also as impressive. Troop K Public Information Officer Melissa McMorris said patrols issued 1,404 tickets for speeding during the week gone by along with making 32 arrests for DWI. Troopers […]

Fisherman Drowns in Croton Falls Reservoir

A fisherman drowned Tuesday afternoon in the Croton Falls Reservoir after a rowboat capsized, sending two men into the water. The incident took place around 2:30 p.m. off Croton Falls Road at the Putnam- Westchester line and resulted in emergency equipment from the two counties being sent to the scene. Fire and EMS from the Mahopac and Mahopac Falls Fire […]

Rapid Response Saves House In Patterson

A rapid response from the Patterson Fire Department and its mutual aid companies averted a major calamity in Patterson Saturday when a one-story wood frame home ignited on Cushman Road. Patterson Assistant Chief Tom Gamache arrived on the scene at the Judith and Marion Goldberg residence shortly after 2 p.m. and reported a “working fire.” He sounded a general alarm […]

New McDonald’s Opens In Carmel

Those craving a Big Mac or a Happy Meal are in heaven once again. The new McDonald’s Restaurant on Route 6 in Carmel across from the Putnam Plaza has opened. Last Friday at noon, plastic cones were removed from the driveway of the restaurant and within seconds, vehicles filled the parking lot. McDonald’s may be known for its Big Macs, […]

Emergency Providers Get Training in Dealing with the Emotionally Disturbed

Emergency responders have their hands full when arriving on the scene of a crisis situation be it a serious crash, drug overdose, shooting, drowning or fire. Victims and their families sometimes become irrational or unreasonable when police, fire and EMS providers attempt to assist. Add to the equation, a person who is emotionally disturbed and responders can easily find themselves […]


Patterson Town Board Special Meeting The Patterson Town Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 21, at 4 p.m. at the Patterson Town Hall 1142 Route 311, Patterson. The purpose of this meeting is to appoint a hearing officer for town matters, according to Antoinette Kopeck, Patterson Town Clerk, by order of the Town Board. Metal Detectorist & […]

Chris Cubeta & The Liars Club at Sunset Music Finale

It’s the last of the Summer Music Series at the Cold Spring Riverfront! The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host its final Summer Sunset Music Series on Sunday, August 24, featuring Chris Cubeta and The Liars Club. The series, hosted at the Village of Cold Spring’s Riverfront Bandstand, is now in its 12th year of bringing the area’s […]

Mahopac Animal Hospital Praised

To the Editor, We are grateful for Dr. Scaperotti and all the doctors and staff at the Mahopac Animal Hospital. They are knowledgeable, professional, wonderful, and a compassionate group of people. I have been a client of Mahopac Animal Hospital for years. Recently I had a situation dealing with one of my animals which went on for a long time. […]