New York’s First Medal of Honor Parade Welcomed in Putnam

Old Glory never looked more radiant than it did Saturday when bystanders greeted hundreds of marchers in the Putnam County seat for New York State’s first Medal of Honor Parade. Putnam, New York State’s first Purple Heart County known for its majestic Row of Honor along the Gleneida lakeshore, was selected to host the festivities due to its love and […]

Forum To Address Lake Mahopac Water Quality

Lake Mahopac, like many other bodies of water in both eastern and western Putnam, has been affected this summer by blue-green algae blooms, resulting in Health Departmentordered closure of many beaches. The Putnam Health Department in conjunction with the Lake Mahopac Park District Advisory Board, will be holding a special forum next Tuesday, July 31, to provide updates regarding the […]

Putnam Park Goes To The Dogs

The Putnam Veterans Memorial Park became a haven for dogs last weekend when the Putnam Kennel Club conducted its annual dog show. Hundreds of dogs comprising dozens of breeds converged on the park with their owners and handlers from across the eastern U.S. for the 48 hour long competition. Dogs were pampered and indulged during the preparation for the contests. […]

Joey Greco Returns From Paris After Tribute Concert to the ‘French Elvis’

When Putnam County guitarist Joey Greco performed one night in New York City in 1963, he had no idea that his life was about to change. Greco, who resides in Lake Carmel, recently played at the Parc de Princes in Paris, where he and singer Ricky Norton performed before 60,000 fans. The concert was a tribute to Johnny Hallyday, a […]

College Students To Join In Networking, Problem-Solving Group

Networking and problemsolving will be on full display this week. Each week, members of the Brewster-Carmel Chapter of Master Networks gather at the Carmel Cornerstone Park, and for an hour develop creative problem-solving skills. Tomorrow (Wednesday) the group is hosting a “College Students Connect” get-together to introduce young people to the art of networking. Laurie Spens explained that each student […]

Odell Is Right Choice

To the Editor, I had the opportunity to first meet County Executive MaryEllen O’Dell in my role as Councilman in the Town of Carmel between 1986-1995. She was raised in Carmel and went to the Carmel schools and has raised her three children as a working mom. During my time as councilman and then as town supervisor, MaryEllen worked extremely […]

Veterans, Time & Sacrifice

FREE Veterans, Time & Sacrifice

This struck me from Saturday’s Medal of Honor parade: It’s a long stretch from the corner of Gleneida Avenue next to Reed Library down to the Historic Courthouse, where the parade ended and all assembled. So a few sections were sparsely populated, with many more people gathered toward the end, by the Courthouse. But even in those places with not […]

Opinions Split On Putnam Taxi Issue

Should a county-regulated taxi commission be created in Putnam? That’s the question under review these days by county lawmakers. Members of the legislature’s Rules Committee discussed the issue during its meeting last week with no decision reached. Currently across Putnam, local towns and villages have home rule regarding the regulation of taxicabs and limousines. Only the Village of Brewster has […]

Conservatives Charged with Interfering with Petitioning Process

Kent Supervisor Maureen Fleming, the Democratic candidate for County Executive this fall, is livid that the county’s Conservative machine has instructed its members not to sign an Opportunity to Ballot petition that would allow her to challenge County Executive MaryEllen Odell in a Conservative Opportunity to Ballot in September. Odell was endorsed by the Conservative Committee earlier this year. Fleming […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time


The work of the State improvement is progressing very rapidly. Brewster hill as far as the macadam concerned is completed and the first layer of stone is laid to nearly Light’s Crossing. The long culvert there in completed and soon the steam shovel will have the road graded. The work of Mr. Sproul is very thorough and first class in […]