Flags Honor Putnam County’s Vets As Memorial Day Approaches



One hundred-seventy American flags grace the Gleneida shoreline in downtown Carmel thanks in part to the county’s Joint Veterans Council and Putnam County Government. The flags were unfurled last week and during breakfast and ceremony Saturday morning officiated over by County Executive Mary Ellen Odell who explained that flags can still be purchased for $100: “The Row of Honor shows […]

Pataki to Announce for President



Garrison resident and former Governor George Pataki will announce his candidacy for President of the United States next Thursday in New Hampshire. Last weekend this reporter obtained a copy of an official invitation which reads: “Please Join Governor George Pataki for an exciting announcement regarding the 2016 Presidential Campaign on May 28 at 11 a.m. at the Exeter New Hampshire […]

School Budgets Pass

Clean Sweep for Schools at Elections

It was a clean sweep on School Election Day in Putnam County Tuesday as residents in each of Putnam’s six school districts unanimously approved fiscal spending plans. Brewster residents approved the budget by a tally of 917- 457 as well as a supplemental proposition that called for the purchase of school buses and vans. The second proposition was given voter […]

9-Year-Old Girl Remembers Her Grandpa at Relay for Life



Toni-Anne Munoz may only be nine years old but the fourth grader at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster is serving as an inspiration for those participating in next month’s Relay for Life gatherings in Putnam County. Patterson’s Relay takes place on June 6 at Patterson FD headquarters while the following weekend, the Mahopac Relay for Life takes place […]

Sheriff’s Patrol Boats Honor Heroes



Four patrol boats operated by the Putnam Sheriff’s Department now bear the names of county heroes representing different branches of the military. A special christening ceremony at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent last Thursday evening attended by some 100 residents renamed the launches. With the backdrop of a setting sun, Sheriff Don Smith said by honoring the four […]

Putnam Native’s ‘Amazing Grace’ Is Broadway Bound This June



In the historic Nederlander Theatre in Manhattan, Garrison’s own Carolyn Rossi Copeland sat in the last row on a recent Friday, watching a flurry of activity slowly but steadily transform the stage at the old Broadway playhouse into something quite amazing. The seats were covered with heavy plastic, and electricians worked at a steady pace to prepare for the sets […]

Carnival Benefits Sparrow’s Nest



The Brewster High School parking lot was a buzz of activity Sunday when members of the Democratic Congress—the BHS government organization— hosted its annual Carnival for a Cause. Scores of boys and girls accompanied by parents and grandparents enjoyed a variety of carnival games and activities that raised funds for Sparrow’s Nest. When her friend, a mother of three, was […]

Irish Dancers Impress in Kent



What a glorious day! Golden sunshine greeted thousands Sunday when 650 dancers and their families flocked to the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent for the Emerald Association of Putnam County’s 36th annual feis. The feis, a showcase for children of all levels of Irish step dancing ranging from four and five year olds to young ladies and gentlemen in […]

Memorial Day Observances Planned Throughout the County



The Memorial Day weekend is here and local and county officials are encouraging residents to enjoy the holiday with family and friends, but not to forget about our veterans, by attending a local ceremony honoring those who gave us our freedoms.Ceremonies and activities are planned west to east. They began on Friday evening and continue through next Saturday, May 30.On […]

Watch Fires Will Burn at County Park



Fires will burned brightly this weekend at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park to symbolize local veterans’ determination of never having their park desecrated again. Ten years ago on the eve of Memorial Day, vandals under the cloak of darkness entered the park and spray painted the veteran’s monument in one of Putnam’s most despicable and disgraceful acts of vandalism ever […]