Putnam Remembers September 11th

A brief and solemn service took place at Cornerstone Park in downtown Carmel that featured comments from Eric Gross. Patrick O’Malley, vice president of the Putnam Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police told the large audience that stood 10 deep along Fair Street and Gleneida Avenue overlooking the Cornerstone Park where the 9-11 Monument of Heroes is located: “The […]

Byrne, Boak, Reitz, Jonke Winners On Primary Day

Registered Democrats, Republicans, Conservative, Independence and Green Party voters cast ballots in a variety of political races on Primary Day and the winners were Alison Boak, Kevin Byrne, James Reitz and Paul Jonke. Tuesday had been designated by the New York State Board of Elections as State and County Primary Day. Boak, a northern Westchester resident, defeated Andrew Falk of […]

Tilly Foster Farm Comes Full Circle

The future has arrived at the Tilly Foster Farm. On a glorious Tuesday morning with some 150 guests in attendance, a ribbon was cut and the farm off Route 312 in Southeast officially opened as a PutnamNorthern Westchester BOCES satellite, offering students from 18 component districts throughout the two counties a wide range of culinary arts courses including food preparation, […]

Algae Bloom Causes Odors

Putnam Lake FD personnel have been run ragged in recent days responding to a number of 9-1-1 calls reporting a strong propane gas odor in the Putnam Lake area. Chief Jamie Gagliardo said the majority of calls have turned out to be false – they are resulting from a strong odor emanating from the lake believed to be caused by […]

Equestrian Center Changes Name

The Therapeutic Equestrian Center is now the Topfield Equestrian Center, and is actively seeking more volunteers to help meet recent growth in its work. Suzanne Giachinta, equine director, and Sophie Waitkins, office manager and instructor, said the program now includes both therapeutic riding and non-mounted therapy and mental health programs that involve working with the animals, but not riding them. […]

An Educated Voter

Every year the League of Women Voters hold hundreds of debates and forums across the country, and they compile voter’s guides to help residents learn about the candidates on their ballot. Because the public trusts the League’s reputation for providing unbiased information to voters, it is vitally important that all Leagues provide a non-partisan platform for candidates to debate. It […]

Keeping Putnam’s Waterways Pristine

With Lake Mahopac as a backdrop, State Senator Terrence Murphy last Thursday promised communities within his district access to a new funding stream that will assist Putnam officials in making improvements regarding watershed concerns. County Executive Mary- Ellen Odell joined Sheriff Don Smith, Putnam Legislator Carl Albano, Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt, Councilwoman Suzi Mc- Donough, Patterson Supervisor Richard Williams and […]

Legislature Fails To Appoint ‘Non-Planner’ Commissioner

The vote was 5-4, but since a super majority of six affirmative votes was needed to approve a charter change, the Putnam Legislature last week rejected a request to amend a section of the county charter allowing for a non-planner to serve as Commissioner of Planning. The marathon monthly meeting at the historic Putnam Courthouse, which lasted for nearly five […]

Brewster Village Board Strengthens Taxicab Law

The Village of Brewster is Putnam’s only municipality with a taxicab ordinance on the books. Members of the Village Board strengthened the legislation last week by requiring that taxicab license numbered lettering be provided by the village, paid for by the applicant and placed on each rear door as well as the rear of taxicabs serving the village and surrounding […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The County Fair Our readers are all probably aware that the annual Exhibition of our County Agricultural Society will commence at Lake Mahopac on Tuesday next. Every effort has been made by the officers of the Society to make the attractions of the present surpass those of last year, or any preceding annual festival of the Society, and so far […]