2019-10-15 E-Edition

Opposition Intensifies to Kent Truck Stop

Mining for parcel would reach 180 feet down

A developer’s plans to create a 54-acre excavated, graded area for mixed use commercial development – to include two hotels, a conference center, indoor recreation facility, water park and truck rest stop with retail and restaurants, motor vehicle repair and service station geared toward trucks – along Route 52 in the vicinity of the Kent Schools Complex has residents of […]

Linson Versus Spofford for Putnam County Judge

Two town justices, one from each side of the county will be seeking the Putnam County Judgeship next month vacated last summer by the untimely death of Judge James Reitz. Putnam’s Democrats have endorsed Philipstown Justice Camille Linson as its candidate while Carmel Justice Joseph Spofford will be seeking the position running on the Republican ticket. Linson has also been […]

Man And Dog Rescued From Great Swamp

Fred Biolchini and his dog, Yogi, have been hunting in the Great Swamp of Patterson for years. Last week, when the 71-year-old Mahopac man and his sidekick failed to return home, Biolchini’s wife became concerned and notified authorities. Members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department responded and after searching the area for a time and failing to locate the duo, calls […]

Grants Available to Assist Elderly in Need of Household Repairs

The Putnam Housing Corporation has received a Housing Trust Fund Restore grant to assist homeowners aged 60 or older with emergency repairs on their primary residence. Denene Makkay, Deputy Director of the county’s only not-for-profit housing corporation, explained grants were available with a $10,000 lifetime maximum for hazardous conditions “posing a threat to life, health or safety of the older […]


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lake Carmel Fire Department, Town of Kent, will be holding a public hearing on the 29th day of October, 2019 at 7pm at the Kent Town Hall, 25 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes, New York 10512 on the issue of issuing a private activity bond to refund (refinance) the construction of their firehouse at a rate […]

Construction Underway To Replace Route 6 Bridge In Brewster

State Department of Transportation crews have moved onto the site of the old railroad bridge on Route 6 in Brewster to begin a $10.9 million project that will replace the span that carries Carmel Avenue over the Harlem Division’s Metro-North Railroad tracks. NYS DOT Commissioner Marie Dominguez said the project would “enhance safety while improving travel conditions which serves as […]

Sifting Through the Sands of Time


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Pair From Putnam Lauded As Champions Of Diversity

Norma Pereira and Wilfredo Morel have dedicated their lives toward assisting newcomers becoming integrated in the fabric of the Hudson Valley. Last Tuesday, State Senator Peter Harckham commended the residents of Carmel and Lake Peekskill at a gathering in Peekskill for their work that has benefited the Hispanic community. One hundred were on hand for the get-together during which Harckham […]

Real Estate Sales on The Increase Across Putnam

Real estate sales throughout Putnam County have risen by 8.4 percent during the third quarter of the year. The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors released its quarterly report last week indicating Putnam had the largest percentage gain in the five-county Putnam-Westchester- Rockland-Orange-Sullivan County region in single-family residential property sales. For the third quarter of the year, 322 homes were sold […]