2021-09-28 E-Edition

Nation EMS Bike Ride Remembers Matt Lamb


On November 7, 2007, Matt Lamb, a bright, funny and talented member of Putnam’s emergency services field, died from massive injuries received in a terrible ambulance crash in Garrison. The Carmel man was riding in the rear of a paramedic vehicle on Route 9 around 5:15 a.m. when the driver lost control and struck a tree while returning from an […]

Deputies Shot At By Man Who Later Took His Own Life


An emotionally troubled resident of Putnam Valley took his own life last Thursday after firing a round from a shotgun over the heads of Sheriff’s deputies, who had responded to assist a paramedic’s calls for help. The paramedic, employed by the EM STAR Ambulance Company, had arrived at the residence off Pudding Street near the Putnam Valley-Kent Town line around […]

COVID Numbers Increase Sharply

The Delta variant continues to surge throughout Putnam County. The NYS Health Department reported Monday Putnam’s six towns and three villages posted a 4.3 percent positivity rate during the two weeks with 355 new infections, increasing the total of COVID cases since the virus was first diagnosed 18 months ago to 11,941. Sadly, an additional death has also been reported […]

15th Anniversary for Gold Star Mothers Statue Marked

Putnam’s Gold Star Mothers statue, the first of its kind in the United States, was the centerpiece Sunday for a ceremony as America celebrated Gold Star Mother’s Day and Gold Star Family Day. The largest crowd since the statue’s unveiling at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Kent was on hand for the 15-minute ceremony on a bright and sunfilled […]

Who’ll Come A-Waltzing Matilda with Sam?


Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda You’ll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong, You’ll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me. Putnam Valley, say g’day mate to Billabong. The 10-week-old German shepherd joined Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Oliverio and his significant other, Priscilla. Earlier this year, the retired educator and long-time elected official lost […]

Putnam Prays, Marches for Its First Responders

Two hundred people converged on Mahopac Sunday afternoon for the county’s 2nd annual Prayer Walk for First Responders. Carrying banners and flags supporting law enforcement, firefighters and nurses, the walk proceeded from the Mahopac Veterans Monument to St. John’s Church. Debra Vigliotti, a critical care registered nurse at Putnam Hospital Center, delivered a moving and emotional address regarding the “worst […]

Ingeborg ‘Inge’ W. Stahl

June 8, 1930 - Sept. 18, 2021

Ingeborg “Inge” W. Stahl, age 91 of Carmel, NY, passed away at home on Sept. 18, surrounded by her family. Inge was born on June 8, 1930, in Jaffa, Palestine to Erwin and Luise (Bauerle) Kopp. Her family also lived in Tanganyika before settling in Althengstett, West Germany, where she married Hans Stahl. They immigrated to the United States in […]

Richard J. Dooner

Aug. 6, 1938 – Sept. 23, 2021

Richard J. Dooner, a 44-year resident of Brewster, NY, died on Thursday September 23, 2021, at Northern Westchester Hospital. He was 83 years old. Born on Aug. 6, 1938, in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Richard J. and Blanche (Saenz) Dooner. Richard graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School and then received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Long […]

Robert E. Loughran, Jr.

March 3, 1944 - Sept. 12, 2021

Robert E. Loughran, Jr. of Brewster, NY died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. He was 77 years old. He was born on March 3, 1944, in Clearwater, FL, son of the late Robert E. and Geraldine M. (Kiernan) Loughran. Bob graduated Valedictorian from the Peekskill High School Class of 1962, in Peekskill, NY where he was a “four letter […]