Animal Life Returns to Tilly Foster Farm



Drive past Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast and feel good again! Four magnificent alpacas can be observed grazing in a field, while on the other side of the farm’s entrance off Route 312, a family of pigs has arrived in town to join two miniature horses and a flock of chickens Farm veterinary technician Teresa Delahanty told the Courier last […]

‘Life Sentence’ Issued to Brewster Rapist



Julio Soto will be an old man when released from state prison, following sentencing Tuesday in Putnam County Court on multiple felony charges stemming from his violent rape of a young woman in Brewster in January 2013. Judge James Reitz meted out the virtual life sentence of 57 years in a maximum security penitentiary to the repeat violent felon during […]

Brewster Cyclist Killed in Patterson



A 62-year-old Brewster bicyclist out for a noon-time ride on a warm spring day is dead. The victim, Alan Taylor, of Shore Drive, was traveling along Fair Street in Patterson on Tuesday around 12-noon when, in the vicinity of the Plaza at Clover Lake, his two-wheeler was rear ended by a car operated by 47-year-old Ray Vanzo of Avery Road, […]

Putnam’s Uniqueness Praised at Summit



Putnam County is the most unusual county in the Hudson Valley. Those were the words of Jonathan Drapkin, President and CEO of Pattern for Progress, Tuesday at a breakfast gathering in Mahopac sponsored by the Putnam County Chambers of Commerce in association with the Putnam Economic Development Corporation. Eighty business leaders and elected officials attended the two-hour session that also […]

Fire Chiefs Dismayed Over Failure to Hire New Commissioner



Putnam County legislators tabled a motion Tuesday to hire Tony Sutton as Putnam’s new Commissioner of Emergency Services. Before a SRO audience gathered at the sweltering historic Putnam Courthouse, Chairman Carl Albano announced at the beginning of the 90-minute session that the item calling for Sutton’s confirmation would be tabled. He gave no explanation but in an exclusive interview following […]

Children’s Expo and Safety Fair Is Called the Best Yet



The weatherman cooperated as ideal conditions attracted large crowds to the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services complex in Carmel last Saturday for Putnam’s 10th annual Children’s Expo and Public Safety Day. Golden sunshine and warm temperatures greeted scores of families who were treated to a variety of exhibitions that brought awareness about aspects of child safety, from fire prevention to […]

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Performed in Brewster



The Brewster Theater Company’s performance of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ received kudos last week during performances at the Blackstone Farm, the former Melrose School, in Southeast. Written in 1939 by the American playwright Joseph Kesselring, the play became best known through its film adaptation starring Cary Grant. When the play first opened on Broadway 76 years ago, the review in […]

‘American Sniper’ at Kent Library May 20



The newly released feature film, “American Sniper” will be shown on the projection screen at the Kent Public Library on Wednesday, May 20th, from 2:00 – 4:15pm. Popcorn will be provided, and admission is free. The movie was adapted from Chris Kyle’s bestselling autobiography, which is also available at the Kent Library. You may register for the movie by going […]

May Book Sale Set for Library





The Friends of the Kent Public Library are grateful to the many people who helped to make their April book sale in the new “Book Cellar” location in the Kent Public Library such a success. However, rather than resting on their laurels, they are busy planning their next book sale in the “Book Cellar”, which will take place on May […]

More on Patterson Committee & DA Race



To the Editor, The Patterson Town Republican Committee would like to clarify an article printed last week regarding an endorsement for Putnam County District Attorney. On Tuesday, April 14th the Patterson Republican Committee held a monthly meeting to interview Republican Candidates for town positions. At the conclusion of that meeting the committee voted to endorse town positions and support county […]