Putnam Welcomes Its Newest Citizens

Thirty-seven 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 third in less than a year for Putnam County following a 20-year hiatus thanks to the efforts of County Clerk Michael […]

Costco Gas Station OK’d

Developer Paul Camarda forecast this week that construction will get underway within 90 days for the long awaited Patterson Crossing following Patterson Planning Board approval last Thursday night that amended the site plan to construct a gas station as part of the Costco Wholesale outlet. Patterson Crossing is proposed at the intersection of Routes 311 and I-84 at Exit 18 […]

Hannaford of Carmel to Become Tops Friendly Market

Local residents will soon be doing their grocery shopping at the Tops Friendly Market, with the western New York company announcing Thursday its acquisition of six supermarkets including Hannaford’s of Carmel. The Erie County company has entered into an agreement with Hannaford to purchase its stores in LaGrangeville as well as Carmel in addition to purchasing Stop & Shop supermarkets […]

Family Fishing Day Is A Huge Hit in Carmel

Moms, dads and kids of all ages converged on Lake Gleneida in the Putnam County seat Saturday for what has become a tradition—the Fourth Annual Family Fishing Day. The event is co-sponsored by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The agencies supplied rods, reels and bait for the anglers. […]

County in Tip-Top Financial Condition

Putnam County finds itself in tip-top financial condition. Moody’s investors last week assigned a bond rating of Aa2 for the county’s recent bond sale. Proceeds from the $4.2 million sale will be used to fund renovations at Tilly Foster Farm in Southeast in addition to a variety of highway, road and bridge improvements plus the purchase of highway equipment. The […]

Front Row Seat at GOP Convention

Donna and Anthony Scannapieco of Mahopac are having the time of their lives at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland with front row seats. Anthony is one of the 95 GOP delegates to the convention from New York State – and because Donald Trump resides in the Empire State, New York’s delegation is situated directly in front of the huge […]

Sudden Passing of FOP Founder O’Neill Is Mourned Regionwide

Downtown Carmel – the Putnam County seat – will be closed to traffic Friday morning when funeral services are held for retired NYPD Sergeant Supervisor James O’Neill, who died suddenly Sunday following a massive heart attack at his Lake Carmel home. O’Neill, 59, was best known in the region for founding the Stephen Driscoll Chapter of the Fraternal Order of […]

The Dog Days of Summer Bring Competition in Putnam

Right in the middle of the dog days of summer, Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park will celebrate some special canines in the Putnam Kennel Club’s annual dog show. This year’s two-day event is set for July 22 and 23, where over 500 dogs are expected to participate in conformation, obedience, and rally trial events. Conformation dog shows feature dogs divided […]

Reunion Planned at 4-H Fair

Attention 4-H’ers of the past: Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is inviting you to participate in next weekend’s 45th annual Putnam 4-H Fair. An Alumni Wall of Fame will be on display announcing the names of those who were part of the 4-H movement sometime in their lives. Putnam County 4-H Executive Director Marjorie Keith has asked 4-H’ers of […]

‘All-American’ Concert At The Patterson Recreation Center

On Saturday, July 23, the Patterson Recreation Center will be the venue for a family-friendly “All-American” concert by the Southern Dutchess Concert Band. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and admission is FREE. The Southern Dutchess Concert Band continues in the great American tradition originated by the John Philip Sousa Band to entertain audiences with a wide variety of music. […]