Ice Rescue Training for Brewster Responders

Putnam County is home to many lakes, reservoirs, ponds and inlets in addition to the Hudson River. With large numbers of people taking to the out-of-doors each winter by ice fishing, ice skating or just walking or jogging on a frozen surface, there is always the likelihood of disaster should the ice break beneath the individual. Earlier this winter, a […]

Robert Tendy To Seek Reelection


District Attorney Robert Tendy will be seeking reelection this fall for his second four-year term. The former Putnam Valley supervisor defeated then District Attorney Adam Levy in 2015 in a bitter contest. In making his announcement Friday, Tendy described his office as “running extremely well. We have implemented a number of great programs during the past four years while hiring […]

Awards Presented For Bravery


Sheriff Robert Langley welcomed civilians as well as dedicated members of his department to the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services Operations and Training Center auditorium Friday for a special recognition ceremony that honored seven individuals for lifesaving, five for special commendations, and six for special appreciation, in addition to six members of the department for longevity. Sheriff’s Cadet Zach Kuttruf, […]

9-1-1 Center Merger Under Discussion


Initial plans to merge the County’s 9-1-1 Dispatch Center with the Putnam Sheriff’s Department dispatching division were met with great optimism last Wednesday evening at a meeting of the Legislature’s Protective Services Committee. Commissioner of Emergency Services Ken Clair was joined by Sheriff Robert Langley, Assistant Commissioner of Emergency Services Robert Lipton and Sgt. Matt Monroe, who heads up the […]

Runaway Truck Damages Putnam Lake Home


And then, a runaway truck smashed into the home of a Putnam Lake family. The bizarre mishap occurred last Sunday (Feb. 10) at the Williams residence at 5 Newport Road in Putnam Lake, when an unattended tree service truck hauling a wood chipper rolled down an incline and into the wood-frame dwelling, causing considerable damage to the structure. Officials said […]

Coast Guardsman Killed In Alaska Brought Home For Funeral


U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Michael Kozloski was remembered as a humble and kind man who was devoted to his family and the military for which he served for 17 years. Kozloski, a 2001 graduate of Mahopac High School, died January 31, following an accident at the Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, Alaska. The 35-year-old Putnam resident was […]

Farmers Market Coming to Mahopac

Farmers Markets have been flourishing in Putnam County for years with seasonal markets in Brewster and Putnam Valley and the successful yearround markets at the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy headquarters in Southeast and the Cold Spring Farmers Market in Philipstown. Now a new market will be opening in Mahopac this spring outside Carmel Town Hall. Plans for the outdoor market […]

Things to Do

What Happened to Plain Ol’ Regular Snow?

2019-On Select Tues.-6:45- 8pm Drug Crisis in our Backyard Spotlight Family Support Group at Mahopac Library. More info: MahopacLibrary.org Jan 8-Feb 28 (Tues/Thurs) 12:30-1:30pm ‘Freedom from Smoking’ smoking cessation program at Putnam County Department of Health, 1 Geneva Road, Brewster. More info/pre-reg: 845) 808-1390 ext. 43155 End of Jan-Feb Putnam Arts Council Drawing, Painting, and Pottery classes. More info/reg: putnamartscouncil.com, […]

Charlotte P. Avallone

Charlotte P. Avallone passed away on Feb. 15, 2019, in Lake Peekskill, NY. Charlotte was a graduate of Keane State University. She died peacefully at home with her husband, The Rev. Dn. David Morris, and her son Christopher at her side. Charlotte was a member of Holy Communion in Mahopac and a strong supporter of The Church of Our Savior […]

Eighth Graders Desire To Eliminate Plastic Waste


Three eighth graders at the Henry Wells Middle School – Moe Poley, Justine Wald and Alescia Nitti – are determined to remove plastic waste from the environment. The trio met recently with the school’s Wellness Team and Brewster School’s Director of Child Nutrition Services Cathy Hancock to discuss ways of keeping the world free of plastic. One suggestion was to […]