2022-09-27 E-Edition


The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall received a solemn welcome last week in Putnam County. Here, three generations of the DeGloria family reflect on the casualties of the war. More photos, story, page B6.

Mother’s Corpse Stuffed in Duffel Bag & Dumped in New Jersey

Patterson Woman’s Companion Guilty of Murder

Charges against a 2016 graduate of Carmel High School implicated in the grisly New York City death of a 65-yearold woman stabbed by her boyfriend are pending while the 25-year-old son of the victim last week pleaded guilty to murdering the woman and now faces life in prison when sentenced next month. Caitlyn O’Rourke, 24, was originally charged with concealing […]

Man with a Gun in Mahopac

Weapons Possession Charge

A report of a man with a gun engaging in a verbal dispute along Route 6 in Mahopac sent members of the Carmel Police Department into action last Thursday. Lt. Michael Bodi said patrols arrived within 60 seconds of the 9-1-1 and call officers found Zongbo Xu, 48, of College Point, Queens, with a handgun. The weapon was recovered without […]

Democrat added to County Reapportionment Commission

Putnam legislators meeting in committee last Wednesday evening appointed a new member to the county’s Reapportionment Commission resulting from NYS law that orders the periodic evaluation of the county’s population distribution on the basis of the most recent federal census. Gary Ditlow of Garrison received the unanimous endorsement of the Rules Committee membership consisting of Legislators Toni Addonizio, Amy Sayegh […]

2 2-Mile Pursuit

Leads to Arrests of Three Men

Three residents of Connecticut are facing a variety of charges following their arrests on I-84 in Southeast following a 22-mile pursuit that began in Bedford and ended when a trooper deployed a stinger to disable the fleeing vehicle. State Police from Brewster and Somers teamed up to make the arrests along with members of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department. According to […]

Will it be Safe Before Winter?

Peekskill Hollow Road Reconstruction Project Begins Again

Residents of Putnam Valley and out-of-towners traveling along Peekskill Hollow Road from Oregon Corners to the Putnam Valley High School-Middle School campus received good news last Friday from the county’s Commissioner of Highways and Facilities Fred Pena. “The Peekskill Hollow Rd. reconstruction project is scheduled to resume since the county has come to an agreement with the contractor and has […]


Grant - DeBellis

Brianna Marie Grant, daughter of Christina Grant of Brewster wed Joseph DeBellis, son of Onorina DeBellis and Rocco and Lenore DeBellis of Carmel during a Sacrament of Holy Matrimony Friday at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. The Rev. Richard Gill presided over the service assisted by the Rev. Thomas Berg and Deacon Mark Shkreli. The wedding party consisted of […]

Mary Ann Bates

November 14, 1934 – September 14, 2022

Mary Ann Bates, 87, of Brewster, NY passed away on September 14, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 14, 1934, in Brewster, NY to James and Antoinette (Folchetti) Buccellato. Mary Ann married the love of her life Stuart W. Bates Jr. on May 7, 1966, in Ridgefield, CT. Mary Ann is survived by her children Wayne […]

Lillian Brady

Lillian passed away gently at home. She was born in Laurelton, Queens to Waldemar M. Gomes and Lillian A. (Randle), and married James J. Brady on November 10, 1956. She is survived by eight children, Jim Brady of Stratford CT, Karen O’Brien (Bill) of Amenia NY, Kathy Brady of Williamsburg VA, Jeanette Carlucci (Mike) of Danbury CT, Tim Brady of […]