Donation Of Donkey Cart Makes Easter Special

Tears of joy filled Gloria Maloney’s eyes Friday afternoon when reflecting on the kindness and generosity of a Patterson couple who donated a concrete donkey cart to the Carmel woman. In January, thieves under the cloak of darkness stole Maloney’s sentimental donkey and cart planter from her yard off Fair Street in Carmel. While the statue was worth $1,000, the […]

Town Remains In Uproar, As Carmel Revaluation Numbers Headed To Tax Roll

Get ready for World War III! Carmel’s revaluation that dramatically increased property values along lakefront parcels by as much as $30,000 will be placed on the town’s tax roll on May 1. Carmel Town Assessor Glenn Droese made that announcement last Wednesday evening at a meeting of the Carmel Town Board, attended by dozens of angry residents who expressed dismay […]

Chicken Ordinance Moves Closer To Becoming Reality

When it comes to raising live chickens on one’s property, people are passionate on both sides of the fence. Residents of the greater Carmel-Mahopac area will soon be permitted to raise chickens as long as their property averages an acre in size. The Carmel Town Board last Wednesday evening conducted a public hearing on the amendment to the town’s code–an […]

Health Walks This Sunday

Hundreds of residents will be up early Sunday to participate in walk-a-thons. Putnam’s Heart Walk takes place at Brewster High School while the county’s annual MS Walk will take place at the Mahopac FD. The American Heart Association reported this week that heart disease was the number one killer of Americans and stroke was rated as number 5. This year’s […]

Stations Of The Cross Celebrated In Brewster

Good Friday was observed at churches throughout Putnam County on the day that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, followed by glorious Easter services on Sunday. In Brewster, hundreds of Putnam’s residents originally from Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico and Puerto Rico joined others who converged along the village’s Main Street at sundown and celebrated a 2000 year old tradition – the […]

Putnam Rotarians Welcome District Governor to Mahopac

Rotarians representing chapters from Carmel to Cold Spring welcomed District Governor Louis Turpin with open arms last week at a joint Rotary luncheon in Mahopac. The countywide get together stressed unity among Rotarians whether they reside in Brewster or Putnam Valley, Mahopac or Cold Spring or Carmel and Patterson. Turpin, a resident of Rhinebeck, represents 60 Rotary clubs in eight […]

Reverie Caffe Welcomes Music Showcase

The Reverie Caffe in Patterson will be the home of April’s Music Hall Showcase, presented by Jacque’s Giant Hudson Valley Music Show of WPWL 103.7, on Friday from 8-10pm. The Music Showcases are held on the third Friday of each month, hosted by Jacque Roche of Pawling Public Radio. This month’s show features live music courtesy of Leah Anne Siegel […]

Erin Meagher Cased Adjourned Until Next Month

Erin Meagher, a highly recognized fixture in Putnam’s business community who was arrested last month for allegedly using Chamber of Commerce money like a “personal slush fund,” appeared in Carmel Town Court last week and had her case adjourned until May 23. The 26-year old Carmel High School graduate and resident of Brewster, and former CEO and executive director of […]

Missing Wallaby Spotted In Brewster

“Indy the wallaby,” who has been on the lam for the past three years, has been spotted in Brewster. The kangaroo-type mammal, owned by Susan Saks of North Salem, took off on his jaunt in the summer of 2014 and after being periodically observed in communities throughout northern Westchester, the wallaby went missing. The three foot tall marsupial, with its […]


It’s Time For Action On Putnam’s Taxes

With the recent hullabaloo about taxes, the facts are clear. Even without the “reval” going on in Carmel, Putnam County’s taxes are just HIGH. The New York City suburbs pay the highest taxes in the nation. Upstate, residents pay the highest taxes compared to home values, and school taxes represent about 60 percent of a homeowner’s bill. Consider: • New […]