Putnam’s Paramedic Legend Has Retired

Tracy Lombardo has seen it all during her 32 years of serving residents of Putnam County with excellence and dedication in the EMS field. The Mahopac resident has retired and on Friday evening, some 100 friends and colleagues gathered at the Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac to wish Tracy and her husband ‘adieu’ and the best of luck in their […]

Team Rubicon Assists Tornado-Ravaged Homeowners Inside Putnam County

Two dozen volunteers who give their time and energy to Team Rubicon converged on Putnam County last week to assist homeowners whose homes and property were damaged when tornadoes ravaged the county on May 14 . The international nongovernmental organization identifies itself as a “veteran service group that uses disaster response to help reintegrate veterans back into civilian life.” The […]

276 Receive Diplomas At Brewster Commencement

Two -hundred-seventy-six young women and men have closed a chapter in their lives and opened a new one following their graduation from Brewster High School. The O’Neill Center on the Western Connecticut State University campus in Danbury was filled to the rafters Saturday for the school’s 127th commencement. Addressing the graduates’ parents, Superintendent Valerie Henning-Piedmonte thanked the community for “entrusting […]

Andrew J. ‘Drew’ Durkin

Andrew J. “Drew” Durkin, a lifelong resident of Brewster, died peacefully with his entire family by his side at Putnam Hospital Center on Monday, June 11, 2018. He was 89 years old. Durkin was born on July 29, 1928, at Mount Kisco Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York, son of Andrew J. and Mary (O’Brien) Durkin. He attended St. Lawrence […]

Harry W. Vrabel

Harry W. Vrabel, of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, June 14, 2018. He was 91 years old. Born on November 28, 1926, in Yonkers, NY, son of Harry H. and Helen (Kraynak) Vrabel. Mr. Vrabel attended Saunders High School and honorably served in the United States Navy. On August 21, 1949, […]

Flag Day Celebrated With Enthusiasm In Putnam County

Old Glory never looked more glorious than it did last Thursday when Putnam County observed its inaugural Flag Day celebration. The shores of Lake Gleneida in downtown Carmel were adorned with 400 American flags unfurled by warm breezes, accompanied by dozens of other flags carried by students at St. James School and senior citizens from the Carmel Senior Center. County […]

Gary Pietropaolo, Just 29, Remembered and Mourned

Gary Pietropaolo may have been only 29, but the love and respect received Tuesday at his funeral Mass in Carmel was an indicator of the kind of person the fallen cop really was. As hundreds of fellow officers from throughout the Hudson Valley lined Gleneida Avenue outside St. James Church, inside the house of worship every seat was filled as […]

Honoring Gary Pietropaolo

Fallen Carmel Police Officer Gary Pietropaolo will always be a part of the Carmel Police Department. The Carmel Town Board at its meeting last week approved a request made by Police Chief Michael Cazzari that the road leading into the police station off Croton Falls Road in Mahopac be named Gary Pietropaolo Way in memory of the 29-year-old officer killed […]


‘Women In Leadership’ Showcases Success

The 2018 “Trailblazers Women in Leadership,” held last Tuesday June 12, was a huge success, honoring 36 outstanding area women. The event was extremely positive and everyone was beaming with pride at being honored. Recipients ranged from the young up-and-coming performer Haley Knox to Noemi Bao, a tailor in the Town of Kent for over 40 years. When the submissions […]

Things to Do

Befriend Neighbors With Pools

March-June- Paws for Reading Program at Kent Lib. More info: kentlibrary.org, 845-225-8585 April-June- Spring Storytime Programs at Reed Lib, Carmel. More info: 225-2439 June 5-26 (Tuesdays) 10am- 12pm Healing Through Soul Painting at Reed Lib. More info/reg: 845-225-2439 June 7-28 (Thurs) 10:30am- 12pm Metaphysical Studies at Reed Lib. More info/reg: 845-225-2439 Thru June Chris Perry’s Book Art exhibit at Mahopac […]