High Heat for First Day of H.S. Practices



Brewster, Carmel, Haldane, Mahopac and Putnam Valley high schools athletes were expected to bring the heat Monday on the first official day of practice for the 2015-16 season. At least, in a metaphorical sense. They just didn’t expect the heat to be thrown back at them. With the air temperature reaching 94 degrees in some places in the Putnam County, […]

Riverkeeper: Tiny Plastic Beads Toxic to Hudson



Members of the Putnam Legislature learned a thing or two about aquatic life and the dangers of tiny plastic balls known as microbeads at a meeting of the Health, Social, Educational and Environmental Committee Monday evening. During a 45-minute presentation by Riverkeeper Director Kate Hudson and summer associate Jake Hays, the lawmakers were advised that 19 tons of plastic entered […]

Teen Drowns In Kent



Putnam County recorded its first drowning of the summer Tuesday when an 18-year-old Bronx youth visiting friends in the Kentwood Lakes section of western Kent lost his life. Kent Police were summoned around 4:15 p.m. to the remote section of town off Farmers Mills Road. Calls for assistance also resulted in the response of members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department, […]

A Farewell Tribute to Father Anthony Sorgie



People of all religious denominations and beliefs filled the meeting room at Carmel Town Hall last Wednesday evening to pay tribute to one of the region’s most loved, respected and revered clergyman who will be leaving his parish next week after being reassigned by the Archdiocese of New York. The Rev. Anthony Sorgie, pastor of St. James Church in Carmel […]

Nimham Pow Wow Attracts People from Across America



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 15th annual Daniel Nimham Pow Wow. Despite stifling hot weather, large crowds were on hand to learn from Gil “Crying Hawk” Tarbox of Kent—a member of the Nimham Mountain Singers—whose goal in life and love […]

Carmel FD Celebrates 100 Years



Thousands are expected to be in Carmel Saturday for what promises to be one of Putnam’s most glorious and memorable parades of all time. The Carmel Fire Department is hosting the parade in conjunction with its 100th anniversary. On Sunday, during a visit to fire department headquarters, members of the volunteer fire service were readying their station for the big […]

Wild Car Ride in Mahopac Falls



A Putnam Valley woman is lucky to be alive, say police, following a wild ride in which her car drove off the road, careened down a steep embankment, narrowly missing a large tree before coming to rest inches from the front door of a large Mahopac Falls residence. Carmel Police and Mahopac Falls FD personnel were summoned to Emily Court […]

Most Schools Begin Classes Before Labor Day



The summer has flown by and for area school children, vacation-time has been reduced this year. With Labor Day falling on Sept. 7, most schools throughout the county will be beginning class for the 2015-16 school term prior to the holiday marking the traditional end of summer. Children in the Brewster, Garrison, Haldane, and North Salem Districts return to class […]

Abaca String Band to Visit Studio Around the Corner



Interested in a night on the town close to home? The Studio Around the Corner in Brewster will be welcoming the Abaca String Band Saturday evening in addition to the showing of the film, Andrew and Wendy by John Aronson, for a special nighttime of entertainment. The evening begins with a screening of the film by the Academy Award nominee. […]

Vegan Book Talk at East Fishkill Library





Visit the East Fishkill Community Library on Thursday, August 20, at 7pm when Mahopac resident Shanti Urreta will discuss her book Dear World, See What I See: My Vegan Path. The book is a series of letters written to the world by the author. Let Shanti share with you the life, health, planetary and spiritual lessons she learned on her […]