A Christmas Miracle from This Local Cop!

Carmel Fire Dept. Chief and Westchester County Police Officer Dave DiRienzo learned first aid and the Heimlich maneuver as a teenager while volunteering with the Lake Carmel FD Explorer Scouts and the Sheriff’s Department Corps of Cadets. That training would come to be instrumental on Christmas night when the now 33-year-old DiRienzo saved a man’s life during a dramatic rescue […]

Langley and Legislators Take Oaths of Office

Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langley took his oath of office Friday evening before a standing-room only audience at the historic Putnam County Courthouse in Carmel. Langley was joined by Legislators William Gouldman of Putnam Valley and Toni Addonizio of Kent, who were also sworn in following their successful reelections in November. Legislator Amy Sayegh was not in attendance but was […]

Season Of Giving Continues At CAP

Christmas and Chanukah may have passed, but one 11-year-old boy understands the meaning of the holidays far better than most. Last Thursday, 11-year-old Jacob Nierman stopped by the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) office on Main Street in Brewster and donated a brand new bicycle and helmet purchased with money he had saved. Jacob explained his generosity: “I have a […]

Residents Partake In Prepayment Of Property Taxes

The lines were long at town halls throughout Putnam County during the final week of 2017 as residents opened their checkbooks and prepaid town and county taxes prior to December 31. By doing so, property owners will be able to deduct those taxes prior to the implementation of the 2018 tax reform plan that limits property tax deductions to $10,000. […]

Old-Fashioned Holidays Celebrated

Guests came from near and far to help a dozen veterans residing at the Vincent Leibell Veterans Home in Carmel celebrate the holidays. In addition to spreading warm cheer inside the residence on Drew Lane last Tuesday, proprietors of the non-profit Rock Hill Farm in Southeast brought their two magnificent Belgian work horses and two Holstein and half Chianina oxen get-together […]

Buddhist Ceremony in Kent Calls for World Peace

A peaceful and spiritual New Year’s morning was celebrated at the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent. Despite the arctic-like cold, the Buddhist Association of the U.S. welcomed more than 350 men, women and children to an annual Interfaith Prayer for World Peace Monday at the sprawling retreat that featured talks by members of all faiths – Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, […]

Things to Do

Remember Your Resolutions!

Thru Feb-Jean Tock photos of China on display at Mahopac lib. More info: 845-628-2009, ext 108, MahopacLibrary.org Tues Jan 2-7pm Reads at Reed Book Club meeting, at Reed Lib, Carmel. “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett. More info: 845-225-2439 Tues Jan 2-10am Registration Begins for Winter Story Times at Kent Lib. More info/reg: 845-225-8585, kentlibrary.org Wed Jan 3-6:30-7:30pm ‘Financial […]

Mahopac Library Seeks Teens With Talent for Show

Calling all talented teens – represent Mahopac Library at the first Teen Talent Night hosted by Putnam County libraries. Bring your instrument, your voice, or your special skill and share the stage with teens from across the county. Whether you can sing, dance, play an instrument, tell a joke, rap or perform a magic trick – come out and share […]

Healy’s Closing is a Loss

Dear Editor, The recent closing of Healy’s Corner Bar and Restaurant was a loss to the Carmel/Kent community. Over the past seven years, Eileen, Tim and the rest of the Healy family have welcomed many into their establishment. They have warmed their bellies, soothed their thirst and extended a hand of friendship. It truly was a place “where everybody knew […]

Woman Dies In House Fire

Despite the efforts of firefighters from Mahopac, Mahopac Falls, Brewster, Croton Falls and Somers, a 46-year-old woman lost her life in an early morning house fire in Lake Lincolndale. Last Tuesday’s blaze was reported at 2:15 am and when fire crews reached the scene along Hickory Road, the wood-frame structure was fully engulfed. After flames were knocked down, the body […]