Dozens Of Union Volunteers Band Together To Help Local Vet With Housing Repairs


Kevin Cooke, a veterans’ counselor in Putnam County, has experienced his own share of stress. After a tree destroyed his roof, his young family was at loose ends – until volunteers from a local union came to their rescue. The Putnam Valley man, 33, enlisted in the military the day after Sept. 11, 2001, and was medically discharged eight years […]

Veteran’s Day Observances Announced Countywide

Veteran’s Day is being celebrated Sunday throughout the county and the Putnam County Joint Veterans Council has announced a complete list of holiday observances from Carmel to Cold Spring. At 9:30 a.m. traditional services will take place at the Lake Carmel Veterans Monument off Terry Hill Road. Two observances are planned for 10:30: At the Mahopac VFW Post on East […]

Providing A Safe Warm Sleeping Place For Those In Need

Winter months are difficult for man and beast alike, especially for those with no roof over their heads. Unfortunately, even in a community as affluent as Putnam, there are people who have nowhere to seek shelter during the coldest nights of the winter. Thanks to the Brewster Emergency Shelter Partnership, those who need a warm place to sleep and a […]

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Scrawled On Jewish Family’s Home In Philipstown

An anti-Semitic hate crime was reported on Wednesday by a Jewish family in Nelsonville. Swastikas and slurs were spray-painted on the walls of a home under construction, according to the Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating. “All resources have been deployed to apprehend those responsible for this heinous and shameful act,” Sheriff Robert Langley said. Cathy Duke, president of the Philipstown […]

Dance-A-Thon To Find A Cure

Diane and Frank LaMorte, Brewster educators who love to dance, will once again conduct a dance-a-thon to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at the Fred Astaire Studio, located at 1515 Route 22 at the Lakeview Plaza Shopping Center. The competition will be held next Wednesday, Nov. 14. The dance-a-thon is being held in conjunction with Team CV […]

Chow Down Honors Vets

Putnam’s annual veteran’s Chow Down attracted 500 veterans and their guests to a delicious meal and wonderful camaraderie at the Mahopac Golf Course Sunday. The event highlighted the efforts provided by the PFC Joseph Dwyer Veterans Vet2Vet Program, which assists veterans by reducing or eliminating the negative impact that trauma-related symptoms have on social, occupational and family functioning. John Bourges, […]


I read with great sadness that an anti-Semitic incident occurred in Putnam County, where swastikas and messages of hate were spraypainted onto a Jewish home in Nelsonville. There can be no tolerance for such behavior in our community. A swastika is a symbol of Nazi Germany – a symbol that was used by one of the most hated ideologies on […]


FREE Course, Rough & Bigoted

If you whistle for dogs, you will get more dogs. It’s a straight line equation. A leads to B. So if you dog whistle to far right extremists, you will get more of them to show up, to show their face. Might not be a good thing. True, you have the advantage of knowing their names. A slim advantage, methinks. […]

Putnam’s First Hotel To Open Early 2019

With the assistance of the Putnam County Industrial Development Agency, the county’s first hotel in a generation will open early next year, allowing local residents welcoming family and friends for special occasions including weddings, confirmations and Bar Mitzvahs to no longer have to arrange for overnight accommodations in Danbury, Westchester or Dutchess counties. The 57-room property, branded and operating as […]

‘The Matchmaker’ To Be Performed This Weekend by Carmel Drama

A classic comedy, The Matchmaker will be performed this weekend by the Carmel High School Drama Club. Thornton Wilder’s farce about love and money stars the irrepressible busybody Dolly Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical Hello Dolly. Dolly, played by Alieyah Brown, is joined by her costar Horace Vandergelder, played by Ben Hitchcock. Other students in the cast include Benjamin […]