Putnam County 4-H Fair Invests in County’s Youth


  The Putnam 4-H Fair is the future of Putnam County. Last weekend, with ideal weather conditions, 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 46th annual – was held in […]

‘Salsa’ Highlights Arts-on-the- Lake Summer Concert Series

Salsa, a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean, attracted a large gathering to the Arts on the Lake Summer Series Friday evening when more than 300 enjoyed an outdoor concert overlooking Lake Carmel. Ed Durkee, executive director of the cultural nonprofit, looked at the large audience and beamed like a proud father: “This is so fantastic. […]

Sheriff Smith Still Hospitalized

Putnam Sheriff Don Smith remains hospitalized at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The county’s chief lawman brought himself to Putnam Hospital Center a week ago Saturday after not feeling well, and was transferred by ambulance to the Connecticut medical facility known for its outstanding cardiac care. He was admitted to ICU and after spending several days in intensive care, has since been […]

2017-08-01 E-Edition

Chris Roberto Receives Hero’s Welcome Home in Mahopac


Chris Roberto comes from a long line of emergency responders. His dad, Vincent Roberto, a past chief for the Mahopac Fire Department and retired White Plains firefighter, and his brother, Andrew Roberto, captain with the Mahopac FD as well as a career firefighter with the Hartsdale FD, were first on line to call out “surprise” Friday evening when some 100 […]

Things to Do Ignore Back To School Commercials

June 7-Aug 16 Music in the Parks, Free Lawn Concerts at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. More info: nps. gov/vama Mon July 10-Aug 18 Kent Public Library’s Summer session of Reading Buddies. More info/reg: kentlibrary.org, 845-225-8585 July 11-Aug 22(Tuesdays) 6:30-8pm Paint-by-Sticker at Reed Lib, Carmel. More info/reg: 845-225-2439 July 17-Aug (select Mondays) Paws for Reading Program at Kent Lib. More […]

Muddy Puddles Mess Fest To Support Cancer Research

Young and old will be romping in the mud Saturday in Mahopac to raise money and awareness in support of childhood cancer research. The Muddy Puddles Mess Fest is planned for Camp Kiwi in memory of Ty Louis Campbell of Pawling, a 5-year-old, who lost his valiant fight against cancer in 2012. Ty was diagnosed with a malignant tumor at […]

Emergency Blood Drive Set at Mahopac Library

Mahopac Public Library will host a critical blood drive on Tuesday, August 22, from 1:00-7:00 pm, in cooperation with the New York Blood Center. One in 3 people will need a blood product in their lifetime; you can help save a life by making this all important donation at the Library on August 22. All donors will receive a free […]

Teacher Appreciation Days at Library

The Friends of Kent Library will be holding TEACHER APPRECIATION DAYS in the Book Cellar of the Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes on Saturdays, August 12, September 9, and October 14 from 10am to 2:30pm, in conjunction with their Book Cellar Sales. On these days, teachers who show a teacher I.D. can fill a bag or bags […]

Benefit Classic Car Show Sunday in Patterson

Attention classic car enthusiasts: More than 250 vehicles will converge on the Patterson Town Park Sunday for the Putnam Recreation Programs and Habilitation 18th annual ‘Fill Our Dreams’ Classic Car Show. The event is the largest classic car exhibition in Putnam. Putnam Recreation Programs and Habilitation is a non-profit, parent-founded organization dedicated to providing high quality recreational opportunities for children […]