St. Lawrence Elves Deliver 125 Meals On Christmas Morning

One hundred twenty-five shut-ins enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner thanks to a small army of volunteers who organized, cooked and delivered meals on Christmas morning. Under the supervision of Santa’s chief elf Kathy Quaranta, the fourth annual St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish Christmas program went off without a hitch. Cooks arrived early and throughout the morning prepared trays of meatballs, lasagna, […]

Carmel Man Charged With Felony DWI Following Head-On Crash

A Brewster family was injured and a Carmel man arrested after a head-on crash on Dec. 24, according to Carmel police. Victor Diaz, 66, was driving westbound on Drewville Road with his wife and son at about 5:30 p.m. when, in the vicinity of Drew Lane, a Ford Suburban traveling eastbound crossed into the oncoming lane and struck the smaller […]

One Injured, One Arrested In Hit And Run

A Putnam Valley woman was injured and a Mohegan Lake man arrested following a hit and run in the parking lot of the Jefferson Valley Mall. The unidentified woman was taken to Hudson Valley Hospital Center, where she was treated and later released, while the driver of the car, Miguel Espinosa, 44, of Mohegan Lake, was charged with leaving the […]

Putnam’s Toys for Tots Heroine

Marie Brady has spent her entire life helping children. The spry 90 ½ year old, who resides a stone’s throw away from the Tilly Foster Mine in Southeast, is being heralded as a hero by the county’s Toys for Tots Drive for traveling throughout Putnam County collecting toys for boys and girls for Christmas distribution Brady receives donations of playthings […]

Two Horses Found Severely Neglected In Putnam Valley

A Putnam Valley man spent the holidays behind bars at the Putnam Correctional Facility following his arrest by SPCA Police on charges of animal cruelty. Paul O’Dair was arrested on Christmas Eve by SPCA Police Chief Ken Ross after the officers executed a search warrant at O’Dair’s residence on South Highland Road and found what the chief described as “two […]

Man Attacked by Great Horned Owl

Mike Twardy will think twice next time before venturing outdoors at 2 a.m. to get a breath of fresh air, after his recent encounter with a great horned owl. Twardy, 63, a former Carmel businessman and current director of facilities in the Garrison School District, met the huge bird on the porch of his Pawling residence a week ago last […]

Putnam Service Dogs Needs Volunteer Puppy Raisers

Putnam Service Dogs, a nonprofit founded in early 2017 by Nancy Teague of Southeast, has begun recruiting puppy raisers for its first class of 2019, scheduled to begin next month. Putnam Service Dogs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that adopts mixedbreed puppies from local rescue organizations and trains them to become free service dogs for people with disabilities other than […]

Putnam Ranks No. 3 In Statewide Lyme Disease Cases

Tick-borne disease is on the rise and Putnam health officials are reminding the public to protect themselves, as well as their families and pets, from infected ticks. The New York State Health Department reported recently that Putnam lays claim to the third-highest rate of Lyme disease of all 62 counties statewide. Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Nesheiwat says, “Disease from infected […]

Things to Do

Hello 2019!

Through Jan- Photographs By Marcelino Pagan on Display at Mahopac Lib Tues Jan 1 Kent Conservation Advisory Committee New Year’s Day Walk Mt. Nimham Fire Tower. More info: or call 845-228-5635 Thurs Jan 3-3:30pm Teen Balloon Club at Mahopac Lib More info/reg:, 845-628-2009, ext. 100. Sat Jan 5-12pm Knights of Columbus , Fr. Breen Council 7490, Basketball Free […]

Mahopac Middle School Kids Play Santa At Children’s Hospital

The holiday spirit continued last week at the Blythedale Children’s Hospital when, for the 20th consecutive year, members of the Mahopac Middle School Student Government delivered more than 100 toys to infant and toddler patients undergoing treatment at the Westchester facility. The gifts were donated by the students, faculty and staff of the school. In addition to spreading holiday cheer, […]