Luck of the Irish

Everyone was a “little bit Irish” in Mahopac Sunday for Putnam County’s 42nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Putnam Slowly Returning To Normal

For the first time in eight days, the Emergency Operations Center at the Bureau of Emergency Services compound in Carmel returned to normal Saturday. Commissioner of Emergency Services Ken Clair praised the staff that operated the center around the clock for over a week in the wake of two devastating storms that virtually brought Putnam to its knees with massive […]

Kent Supervisor Fleming To Run For County Exec.

Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming is challenging County Executive Mary Ellen Odell for the top spot in county government this fall. Fleming, a Democrat, has twice been endorsed by the Conservative Party: “I pride myself on being a pragmatic fiscal conservative and a strong collaborative leader. As supervisor, I am supported by Democrats as well as Republicans and people of every […]

Mission Of Mercy

Hillcrest Complex Is Without Power For Four Days Before National Guard Arrives With Emergency Supplies

Christmas may have come late for residents of the Hillcrest Senior Complex in Carmel, but the 75 residents of the senior housing compound weren’t complaining at all. As a matter of fact, many of the 70-, 80- and 90-yearolds erupted with joy when Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Ken Clair joined Roger Parrino, New York State Commander of Homeland Security, […]

Unwise Gun Law On Tap in Philipstown

To the Editor, The Philipstown Town Board is currently considering a local law that would impose unjust imprisonment and fines upon a civilian exercising his Second Amendment rights. There are very few laws like this that criminalize an honest citizen for innocent mistakes. Forgetting to place the firearm in a safe when leaving the residence should not constitute grounds for […]

Post-Storm Fallout: The NYSEG Files

FREE Cunningham's Corner

Remember when no matter how bad the storm, we were confident that the crews at NYSEG were on the case, working super-hard in arduous conditions to get the lights back on? I remember those days, too. I would not count March 3 and 4 among those days. The utility was overwhelmed and under-performing. Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Oliverio tells me […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

A Masonic

Croton Lodge No. 568, F. and A. M. at Brewster will hold its first annual reception tonight. The first part of the program will be held in the lodge rooms and include music by the West Point orchestra, recitations and singing by the well known vaudeville artist, John Clam, and a talk or two by prominent masons. The second part […]

Word of the Week

vespertine / VESS-per-tyne adj : active, flowering, or flourishing in the evening : crepuscular

Things to Do

Can The Luck o’ The Irish Bring Spring, Please?

Thru March (Tues)-1-3pm Knitting and Crafting Meet Up at the Kent Public Lib. More info/reg: 845-225-8585, Thru March 29 Sport of Polo Exhibit at Mahopac Library. More info: call 845-628-2009, ext 108. March (Fri)-11-11:45am Lend Me Your Ears- Music with Marlana adults at Kent Lib. More info/reg:, 845-225-8585 March-June- Paws for Reading Program at Kent Lib. More info: […]

Nearly 20% of Putnam Adults Are Binge Drinkers, State Survey Reveals

Data compiled by the NYS Health Department concerning binge drinking around the Empire State has revealed startling statistics for Putnam County. According to the recently released report, nearly onefifth of all adults residing in communities from Carmel to Cold Spring are binge drinkers – defined as consuming a six-pack of beer or five glasses of wine in a single sitting. […]