4-H Fair Meshes Past & Future

The Putnam 4-H Fair, which wrapped up Sunday, simultaneously is both the future and the past of Putnam County. Last weekend, thousands of men, women and children of all ages attended the three-day event at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent. Tabbed as the highlight of the summer season across the county, this year’s fair – the 45th annual […]

BOCES Headed To Tilly Foster Farm

The Putnam Legislature approved a lease with Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Tuesday allowing the regional educational network to use sections of two buildings located on the Tilly Foster Farm located off Route 312 in Southeast for an educational center. Discussion at the legislature’s regular monthly meeting before an audience of more than 100 was lengthy and contentious. Legislator Dini LoBue, who […]

Legislators Table Senior Center Lease

There was standing room only at the historic Putnam Courthouse Tuesday evening for a marathon meeting of the Putnam County Legislature. While the agenda contained items related to signing a contract with Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES over its use of the Tilly Foster Farm and a request to approve four locations for cell towers in Mahopac, Carmel, Putnam Valley and Southeast, […]

Brewster FD Parade Enjoyed By All Ages

From newborns to senior citizens, hundreds lined Brewster’s Main Street last Wednesday evening for the Brewster Fire Department’s annual inspection parade. Twenty seven fire departments from throughout Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, Rockland and Fairfield counties marched with precision – many accompanied by marching bands – to the delight of the large crowd.

Child Cries, ‘Help Me! Help Me!’ and Hero Bartender Responds

Michelle Margilaj doesn’t consider herself a hero — yet due to the East Fishkill resident’s heroic actions, an 8-year-old Mahopac boy is alive today. The 23-yearold bartender, employed at the Il Laghetto Restaurant on Route 6N overlooking Lake Mahopac, was honored by State Senator Terrence Murphy last week with New York’s highest civilian honor, the Liberty Medal, at a meeting […]

The 2016 Brewster Fire Department Parade

Summer Movie Matinees at Library

The Patterson Library, located at 1167 Rte. 311 Patterson, presents “Summer Movie Matinees” Wednesday, August 10, and Wednesday, August 24, at 1:00 PM. Get out of the heat and enjoy a great movie on our big screen! The Big Short (R, 17+ Only) will be shown on August 10th, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (PG- 13) will be […]

Moms Encouraged To Join Big Latch On

Putnam’s breastfeeding moms are being encouraged to join thousands of other women around the world by participating in Friday’s Big Latch On. The annual event, an opportunity to support and promote breastfeeding, is traditionally held during World Breastfeeding Week. Last year more than 14,000 children were breastfed simultaneously in 845 locations around the world. Putnam’s “Big Latch-On” will be hosted […]

Putnam Legacy Continues In Statewide Firefighting

Nearly three decades ago, James McGowan, formerly of Mahopac, was elected as President of the New York Professional Firefighters Association, where he served with great pride and distinction. Now, years later, his son, Jim McGowan, another Mahopac resident, has been elected as secretary-treasurer of the organization that represents 18,000 men and women working full-time as professional firefighters of municipal fire […]

Plans Finalized For Explorer Weekend

Two hundred future members of emergency services units are chomping at the bit in anticipation of attending this weekend’s 15th annual Putnam County Explorer Training and Campout event. Explorers are a division of the Boy Scouts comprised of boys and girls aged 14 to 18 who train with and are sponsored by local fire departments. The future EMS providers learn […]