2019-07-30 E-Edition

Brewster Fire Parade Draws Crowds

Perfect weather greeted thousands of marchers and scores of well-wishers gathered throughout downtown Brewster Thursday evening when the Brewster Fire Department hosted its annual inspection parade. Newborns to senior citizens enjoyed the sounds of music courtesy of 18 bands which accompanied the 27 fire departments from throughout Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, Rockland and Fairfield counties–all marching with precision– to the delight […]

4-H Fair A Slice of Country Life

The Putnam 4-H Fair is, in some ways, the future of Putnam County. Last weekend, thousands of men, women and children of all ages attended the three day event at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent. Tabbed a high spot of the summer season across the county, this year’s fair–the 48th annual– remembered Putnam County Judge James Reitz, who […]

Police Identify Victims Of Putnam Drownings

Police in Carmel and Kent have identified the two men who drowned within 48 hours of each other earlier this month. Jeremy Kipnas, 54, of Redding, Connecticut, lost his life while swimming in Lake Carmel, while Carmel Police identified the 55-year-old who drowned when his kayak overturned in Lake Mahopac as Richard Dudyshyn of Mahopac. It took 36 hours before […]

High Achievers

Nikoles Conde of Mahopac is one of 103 New York Institute of Technology students who completed NYIT’s rigorous Internship Certificate Program during the spring 2019 semester. Conde worked as an intern at Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department in Mahopac Johnson & Wales University (JWU) student, Joseph Spinelli of Carmel, a Hotel & Lodging Management major in the College of Hospitality Management, […]

Five From Putnam Among 228 New Members Of The New York State Police

Five residents of Putnam County were among 228 young men and women who graduated last week from the 208th session of the New York State Police Academy. The quintet resides on the eastern and western sides of the county and includes: Michael Amendoeira of Carmel; Evan Robles of Brewster; Leonard Cimandomo of Mahopac; Sandor Mate of Putnam Valley and Michael […]

Patterson Library Events

Wayfinders Experience (Capture the Flag) Thursday August 1 10:30 – 12:30 PM Capture the flag with a fantastical twist! In teams, kids will learn how to fight with foam swords in this action packed version of capture the flag! For ages 7 to 12. For more information or to register, contact the Patterson Library at 845-878-6121 x10 or go to […]

Things to Do

Holy Rainfall, Batman!

2019-On Select Tues.-6:45- 8pm Drug Crisis in our Backyard Spotlight Family Support Group at Mahopac Library. More info: MahopacLibrary.org July- Lisa Ameijide is Kent Library’s featured artist July-Mondays- Chair Yoga at Reed Lib, Carmel. More info/reg: 845-225-2439 Until Aug 12 Friends of the Great Swamp (FRoGS) exhibit at Mahopac Lib. Through Sept- Hudson Valley Scenes By Laura Martinez- Bianco on […]


FREE A Quintessential Small Town, Down to Earth Celebration

It truly is hard to beat a small-time county fair for a genuine good time. You can catch up with friends. Enjoy a hot dog with sauerkraut, and then another one with chili and cheese. See all the politicians, or nearly all of them, at once. The best such events are neither pretentious nor slick, and I think Putnam’s succeeds […]

WORD of the WEEK

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