A Horse’s Rescue, An Owner’s Anguish


Tucker, a magnificent mount owned by Ann Jamieson, is without doubt Putnam County’s miracle horse. On the final Saturday of 2018, Tucker was being ridden by a friend of Jamieson’s in Wonder Lake State Park in Patterson when the horse – the grandson of Secretariat, the Triple Crown winner known as one of the world’s greatest horses – became mired […]

Sheriff’s Deputies Nab Kidnap Suspect


Two members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department on patrol at Oregon Corners in Putnam Valley recalled a hot line message received earlier in their shift last Monday, regarding a vehicle wanted in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Bedford hours before. The vehicle that was in view of deputies Shane Rossiter and Brian Neary matched the description of the wanted […]

Anger And Frustration Over Whispering Pine ZBA Ruling


Whispering Pine Nursery, located on Route 6, at the Mahopac-Somers border for decades, finds itself in the midst of community uproar over its landscaping venue. Whispering Pine Garden Center and Whispering Pine Landscape share the property and while the florist and garden center is peaceful and quiet, the landscape business emits noise during its processing of stone. Neighboring residents took […]

Castellano And Addonizio To Lead Putnam Legislature

Newcomer Montgomery makes presence known at organizational meeting

The Putnam Legislature conducted its annual organizational meeting last Tuesday evening before a sparse audience at the historic Putnam Courthouse. Legislator Joseph Castellano of Southeast was reappointed as chair and Legislator Toni Addonizio of Kent as vice chair. Both votes to appoint were unanimous with Legislator Carl Albano absent. The meeting was the first for Legislator Nancy Montgomery, who represents […]

A Lifetime Of Togetherness


Twins Peggy Zambraski and Patti Lawlor are inseparable. The Brewster residents, who relocated from the Big Apple to Putnam County while in the 8th grade, met their husbands in greater Brewster, purchased homes across the street from each other and each had three children–three boys for Zambraski and three girls for Lawlor–will be retiring together at the conclusion of the […]

TJ Donohue To Lead Lake Carmel FD in 2019


The Lake Carmel Fire Department held its annual installation Dinner Saturday evening in Hopewell Junction before more than 150 guests. TJ Donohue took the oath of office as chief for 2019 while his assistant chiefs sworn in included Justyn Lewis and Ken Lauzinger. Other firematic officers taking their oaths were captains Cris Dellaripa, Donnie Lowndes and Luis Rodriguez. Cathy Lewis […]

Protect Your Pooch In Extreme Cold


It may be common sense but officers with the Putnam SPCA have been on the prowl in recent days checking on complaints that dogs were being left out of doors in frigid weather. Ken Ross, Chief of the SPCA Law Enforcement Division, said most dog owners have been very cooperative when visited by the officers: “A few know everything telling […]

New Law Mandates Sale Of Upgraded Smoke Detectors


Smoke detectors save lives and effective April 1, homeowners and landlords will be required to exchange current smoke detectors for upgraded 10 year sealed models when they purchase new devices. The New York State Legislature approved the legislation last year requiring all businesses to sell only 10 year, sealed, non-removable batteries or hardwired detectors. Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Ken […]

Jimmy O’Neill Beefsteak Dinner Another Great Success


Jimmy O’Neill, founder of the Putnam Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, who died suddenly in the summer of 2017, was a man who loved giving back to his community. Six months before his passing, O’Neill initiated a beefsteak dinner where members of the area could congregate and enjoy each other’s company while watching sporting events on large-sized televisions […]

Planning Underway for Third Annual Brewster Music Festival


The 3rd Annual Brewster Music Festival will kick off summer on June 8, from 12-6 PM at Wells Park at 98 Oak Street in Brewster. The rain date is June 9. This free family-friendly event includes live performances by local bands and artists, children’s activities, food trucks, raffles, and vendor booths. The Cultural Arts Coalition, who is currently working towards […]