Clothing drive benefits Children IN Need

Hundreds of pounds of gently used clothing were donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization Saturday in conjunction with the “Help Fill the Truck to Raise $$$ for the Putnam CAC” that benefited not only those in need but the Putnam Child Advocacy Center. The Friends of the Putnam CAC, an independent nonprofit organization to raise awareness and support […]

Curzio Under Fire at Carmel School Board

The Carmel Board of Education remains divided on the future of a referendum to remedy a number of critical infrastructure improvements greatly needed. Last month, residents of the Carmel School District soundly defeated two propositions totaling $85.6 million that would have refurbished the school district for decades to come. For the second consecutive meeting last Tuesday evening, school trustees debated […]

Flu Epidemic Recalls Deaths of 100 Years Ago

The spate of influenza is the talk of the town. No matter where one travels these days, he or she is constantly reminded to wash hands regularly, receive a flu inoculation and keep children out of school when ill in order to prevent spread of the illness. It was 100 years ago when, in 1918, the flu along with related […]

Tonight’s Menu at Tilly’s: ‘Will You Marry Me?’

Tilly Foster Farm is home to many wonders of nature. Animals roam the manicured fields. Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES has recently opened an education center on the 199 acre farm off Route 312 in Southeast while Tilly’s Table offers a variety of venues for those desiring a hearty meal. The farm also recently became home of an engagement when Michelle Magaletto […]

Library Renovations Underway In Brewster

Construction workers have moved onto the site of the Brewster Public Library as the first phase of a $2.9 million dollar renovation of the Main Street facility is underway. Crews have erected a ramp for the handicapped to the original main entrance. The area beneath the former ramp that was demolished is now being excavated for a new lower level […]

Bill Nikisher to Lead Mahopac Fire Department in 2018

A third-generation firefighter will be leading the Mahopac Fire Department in 2018. William ‘Bill’ Nickisher was administered his oath of office by Putnam County Judge James Reitz Saturday evening at the fire department’s 104th annual Installation Dinner. Three hundred members of the fire service and their guests witnessed the swearingin at the Villa Barone in Mahopac. Judge Reitz also swore […]

Things to Do

Highly Confused By The Winter, Spring, Winter, Weather...

Thru Feb-Jean Tock photos of China on display at Mahopac lib. More info: 845-628-2009, ext 108, Jan 24-Feb 28-10am-12pm Basic Drawing and Composition for Creative Adults at Kent Lib. Weekly class. More info/reg: 845-225-8585, Starting Tues Jan 30-5-6pm Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Math Club at the Kent Library. More info:, 845-225-8585 Jan 30-Feb 27 (Tues) Healing Through […]

Kent Winter Festival is Saturday!

With most of the snow having already completely melted, the Town of Kent wants to remind everyone that it is indeed still winter! Kent’s Winter Festival is this Saturday, Feb. 3, from 11am-3pm. As of the current forecast, there will not be any snow before the event, but there’s a chance of wintry precipitation for later in the weekend. “We […]

Seven Star School of Performing Arts Students Put On A Show

It was quite the performance when 125 boys and girls took the stage at Brewster High School and showcased more than 200 solo, duet and group routines during the Seven Star School of Performing Arts annual Showcase. Last weekend’s performance received rave reviews from the appreciative audience who gathered in the Performing Arts Center. The school’s Performance Team is comprised […]

Dog Care and Basic Training with 4-H

Dog lovers, get ready for an exciting hands-on enrichment opportunity that will offer information on successful dog ownership including grooming, pet first aid, diet etc., in addition to basic dog handling and commands. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Youth Development Program is offering an 8 week Wednesday evening series, May 2nd to June 20th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Carmel. (Address provided […]