Irish Eyes Smile in Mahopac



Even the luck of the Irish couldn’t sway Mother Nature Sunday when a spring like morning with golden sunshine and temperatures climbing into the 40s quickly returned to winter’s chill as Putnam’s 39th St. Patrick’s Day Parade was about to get underway. Intermittent rain and snow showers and a chilly north wind failed to dampen the spirits of those along […]

House Fire Miracle: Pets Escape



A fire heavily damaged a home on Lake Mahopac Tuesday afternoon despite the efforts of dozens of firefighters from departments throughout the area. Fire crews arriving on the scene at 142 West Lake Boulevard found flames shooting from the roof of the two-story wood frame dwelling. No one was home at the time but the Ranzman family’s pet cat and […]

Tony Sutton to head Putnam’s EMS community

Announcement made at State of County Address

Tony Sutton has seen it all during his years in the emergency services community and the licensed paramedic is looking forward to his tenure in Putnam as the county’s new Commissioner of Emergency Services. Sutton was named to the post during County Executive Mary Ellen Odell’s State of the County address Thursday evening in Mahopac.The former EMS Commissioner in Westchester […]

School Cancellations Force Make-Up Days



Those days and days of school cancellations due to inclement weather have resulted in area districts being forced to reconfigure their calendars from now until the end of June. Each of Putnam’s seven districts has been affected. In Brewster, school will now be in session on March 30 and 31 as well as April 6 while in Carmel, classes will […]

Carmel’s ‘Grand Dame’ Muriel Cornish Passes Away



Muriel Cornish has passed away at the age of 98 following a hard fought battle with old age, dying the way she lived with much grace and dignity and leaving a legacy of community service behind. Cornish died at Putnam Hospital last Wednesday afternoon. Born in New York City, she and her parents moved to Carmel 16 years later where […]

Styrofoam Containers Banned in Government



Polystyrene foam disposable food service containers will soon be a memory in county governmental circles. The Putnam Legislature last week unanimously approved a resolution banning the environmental pollutant from use by county governmental agencies such as the Office for Senior Resources, Sheriff’s Department and Putnam County Golf Course effective June 1. The lawmakers believe that the polystyrene manufacturing process is […]

Brewster Students Visit Carnegie Hall



On Sunday, March 8, students from the Brewster High School Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Strings ensembles traveled to New York City to see a performance by the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. The New York Youth Symphony was established over 30 years ago as a tuition-free ensemble for talented musicians ages 12-22 and today leads the country as […]

Free Rabies Vacciation Clinic



Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets to a FREE rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Putnam County Department of Health, the clinic is being held at South Putnam Animal Hospital, 230B Baldwin Place Road, Mahopac, and is open to all Putnam County residents. Please bring photo ID as proof of Putnam […]

Great Gardening Series at Mahopac Library





Mahopac Public Library welcomes the arrival of spring with a new Great Gardening Series presented in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County, and sponsored by the Friends of Mahopac Public Library. The first of three workshops, entitled “Healthy Soil, Healthy Crops” will be held on Monday, March 23, at 7:00 pm; registration is required. Soil is a living […]

Winter Fest A Success



To the Editor, As Supervisor of the Town of Kent, on behalf of the Town Board, I am grateful to everyone who made the 1st Annual Kent Winter Festival such a wonderful event. I want to acknowledge our sponsor, the Carmel-Kent Chamber of Commerce, without which the event would never have taken place. In particular I wish to recognize Advanced […]