Proud to be an American

Forty-one of America’s newest citizens recited their oath of allegiance to the United States and received a rousing ovation at the historic Putnam Courthouse. Last week’s naturalization ceremony, attended by family and friends of the new citizens, was the second in less than six months for Putnam County following a 20-year hiatus. America’s newest citizens come from all corners of […]

Putnam’s Kim Blacklock Featured in Major Motion Picture

Kim Blacklock, known locally for her community efforts as President and CEO of HG Fairfield Arts as well as a member of the Putnam County Television Film Committee, will again be appearing on the motion picture screen across the globe later this month, featured as one of the characters in the motion picture “The Congressman.” Written and co-directed by former […]

Get Out And Vote!

Registered Democrats and Republicans are being encouraged to get and out and vote next Tuesday, April 19, in New York State’s Presidential Primary – and, for the first time in decades, local votes may sway an election. The names of GOP candidates Donald Trump, John Kasich and Ted Cruz appear on the Republican ballot along with Ben Carson, while the […]

Money Found, But Taconic Overpass Is Still Years Away

The intersection of the Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley is one of Putnam’s most dangerous crossroads and the number one priority of the county’s Traffic Safety Board. Late Wednesday afternoon, officials on the state, county and town level met at the dangerous intersection along with some 50 residents of the Roaring Brook area of Putnam Valley […]

Income Tax Deadline Extended

Procrastinators, listen up! Putnam area residents have three extra days to gather their paperwork and file federal tax returns this year. The tax deadline which would have normally been on Friday, has been extended to Monday, April 18. Taxpayers can thank Washington for the gift since the District of Columbia will celebrate Emancipation Day on April 15. Emancipation Day typically […]

Clock Tower Grille Showcases Brewster Students’ Artwork

Rich Parente, proprietor of the Clock Tower Grille in Southeast, believes in his community. For the third consecutive year, the local businessman has opened his restaurant to fourth graders at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School enrolled in Danielle Scalera’s creative art class allowing them to display hand-painted skateboards inspired by famous artists. During an opening celebration last Thursday, students were […]

9-1-1 Dispatchers Are A Special Breed

Putnam County’s 9-1-1 dispatchers are a dedicated group of men and women who stand as the first line of defense in the event of crisis or emergency. County lawmakers lauded the effort Tuesday by declaring National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Putnam County. The week was first conceived in California in 1981 and since that time has been formally proclaimed […]

Pinwheels for Prevention

Residents are being encouraged to visit Lake Gleneida in downtown Carmel this Friday to plant a pinwheel. The Pinwheel Campaign is being held in conjunction with April being declared as Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Child Advocacy Center is spearheading the initiative. MaryBeth Ross, who is coordinating the pinwheel program in conjunction with the organization’s executive director Marla Behler, called […]

Pet Shop Owner Arrested Again for Animal Cruelty

Richard Doyle, a 56-yearold Mahopac man, charged last summer in Connecticut with multiple counts of animal cruelty as well as witness tampering, now faces new charges for allegedly “maliciously and intentionally torturing and causing wounds” to a puppy in an attempt to drain a cyst. Doyle was arrested on a warrant Monday issued by Danbury Superior Court, charging the Putnam […]

Medication Take Back Day Next Saturday

If you have a medicine cabinet full of old medication, you will want to mark your calendar for an upcoming medication take-back day on Saturday, April 23. The Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, in collaboration with the Putnam County Health Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, will be holding the “Spring Medication Take Back” event at the Putnam Hospital Center […]