Measles Scare in Putnam

Three people have developed measles resulting from exposure to a pair of European tourists with measles who visited the area last month. Two of the three are Putnam residents and the third resides in nearby western Connecticut, according to the NYS Health Department. Putnam Commissioner of Health Dr. Michael Nesheiwat noted the new cases “potentially put others at risk of […]

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BOCES Outdoor Education Center Holding Classes Again

Spring programs at the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Madden Outdoor Education Center in Kent Cliffs are continuing on a normal basis despite a near calamity that befell a group of Mahopac School children last month. Two first-grade classes were attending a field trip at the highly recognized center April 27 when a portion of an interior ceiling in a teaching station […]

Boscobel Upgrades Collection

The rest of us were hunkering down for what seemed like months on end this past winter. At Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, they were hard at work: Preparing three new acquisitions to upgrade the collection, overhauling the website, adding the full collection online, and developing a new logo, new brochures and other informational material that go along with […]

Family Fun Day Assists Emmanuel House

The weather outside might have been frightful Sunday with chilly temperatures and occasional rain yet a number of families ventured to the out-of-doors at Ryan Field in Lake Carmel for a family fun day sponsored by Emmanuel House–an agency whose mission is to assist women and families in crisis. Emmanuel House provides services to moms and momstobe who are experiencing […]

Carmel To Undergo Massive Paving Projects

Get ready for gridlock when attempting to traverse the Putnam County seat this summer. County officials reported receiving conformation last week that the New York State DOT had granted Putnam an additional $1.7 million for the repair and resurface of Route 52 from Route 301 at the historic Putnam Courthouse all the way to Route 6 at Willow Road near […]

High School Seniors Recognized By Legislature

This is a festive time of the year for high school seniors across the county with proms, graduations, and college, the military or employment waiting after that. The Putnam Legislature paused in its deliberations at last week’s regular monthly meeting to congratulate the Class of 2018 by declaring Youth Bureau High School Recognition Day. Upperclassmen from each of the county’s […]

National Day of Prayer Observed in Putnam County

Putnam County residents took time out last Wednesday to observe the National Day of Prayer. Twenty-five people gathered at the Whipple Foundation’s Spain Cornerstone Park in Carmel for the halfhour long vigil. Prayers were recited for our nation, chaplains, peace in Jerusalem, governmental leaders, law enforcement and armed forces as well as a Prayer for Families. Participants included: Tom Readyoff, […]

Rockin’ Good Time

The auditorium at the George Fischer Middle School was ‘rockin’ and ‘rollin’ last week when the Carmel High School Rock’ n Roll Club performed live on stage. Songs from a number of bands including Led Zeppelin, The Who, Rush, Beatles, Cage the Elephant, Nirvana, Radiohead, Blink, Weezer, Jefferson Airplane, Black Sabbath and Pearl Jam were performed by the club members. […]

Year of the Volunteer

To the Editor, I recently attended the Putnam County State of the County Address at the Putnam County Golf Course hosted by County Executive, the Honorable MaryEllen Odell. The theme for 2018 is “The Year of the Volunteer”. I urge all residents to attend this event in the future along with the proposed County Budget which will be held later […]