Councilman, à la Checkers, Tells His Side of Swan Cove

Editor’s Note: As of April 9, 2019, this story has been corrected, as follows: Three matters require correction or clarification in the story published last week, “Councilman, à la Checkers, Tells His Side of Swan Cove.” First, regarding Jean Hopper, a candidate for the Carmel Town Board, a quotation at the end of the story (“At no point did we hear […]

Third Time Is The Charm for Carmel Schools

The largest turnout in any Carmel School election in more than a decade has resulted in a successful vote that will allow the district to improve infrastructure in each of its school buildings while replacing the school’s aging and out-of-compliance transportation facility in Kent. Seventy-five people attending last Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting at the CHS Library cheered and applauded […]

Horses’ Healing Power Connects With Veterans

Veterans suffering from PTSD are gaining a new lease on life thanks to Pegasus, a unique program that uses horses to connect with those in need of support. On Thursday, nine vets became the second graduating class of the fiveweek Equus Effect program at the Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy located just north of the Putnam- Westchester County line in Southeast. […]

Man ‘Searching For Gold’ Causes Ruckus In Brewster Next to Railroad Tracks

A report of a person possibly struck by a Metro-North train lying along the railroad tracks between Brewster and Southeast Monday morning caused quite a commotion. The 8 o’clock call made to the Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center alerted police, fire and EMS personnel. Patrols from the State Police, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Brewster Village Police, MTA Police and Putnam Bureau […]

Laurie Bandlow Is Brewster’s New Superintendent Of Schools

An Orange County native who was inspired to become an educator by her greatgrandmother, a beloved first grade teacher, has been appointed as Superintendent of Schools effective Aug. 1 in the Brewster School District. Laurie Bandlow received the unanimous endorsement of the Brewster Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday evening. Bandlow currently serves as Superintendent of the Paulsboro, New […]

Swatting Incident In Western Kent Results In Arrest – In Ohio

A swatting incident in Kent Cliffs last summer resulted in the recent arrest of a 17-year-old Ohio youth who allegedly committed dozens of other nuisance alarms across the United States. The Sheriff’s Department announced the apprehension of the unidentified resident of Mahoning County, Ohio Monday who was charged with 73 counts of delinquency, 40 of which were felonies, in connection […]

Good News For Motorists in Carmel

The phone rang in Supervisor Ken Schmitt’s office last Wednesday afternoon and the chief executive of Putnam’s largest municipality was thrilled. The New York State Department of Transportation advised Schmitt that contractors will be moving equipment onto Routes 6 and 52 in the downtown business area in the next couple of weeks to begin a milling and repaving project to […]

Things to Do

Here Comes The Sun...(We Hope!)

2019-On Select Tues.-6:45- 8pm Drug Crisis in our Backyard Spotlight Family Support Group at Mahopac Library. More info: April- Liliana Washburn art show at Kent Library Feb 1-April 12 (Fridays) free AARP Tax Help for Seniors and other qualifying individuals at Patterson lib. More info/Appointments: 211, 845-878-6121 x15, Through April 11 (Thursdays) Free tax help will be available […]

Pinwheels for Prevention

One thousand pinwheels adorn Putnam County this week thanks to the Pinwheel Campaign in conjunction with April being declared as Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Child Advocacy Center working in conjunction with county government spearheaded the initiative. On Saturday morning, members of the Advocacy Center joined the Friends of the Putnam CAC, local residents and County Executive MaryEllen Odell to […]

Putnam Land Trust Celebrates Golden Anniversary

The Putnam Land Trust will celebrate its Golden Anniversary Saturday with a gala at the Starr Ridge Banquet Center in Southeast. The event will feature live entertainment and Birds of Prey courtesy of the Green Chimneys Wildlife Center. The evening tabbed as “Protecting What Matters in Putnam County,” will celebrate the people of the land trust from its beginnings to […]