2022-10-11 E-Edition


Carmel’s downtown was jammed for the Homecoming parade, including this group from the Varsity Cheer team, shown outside the Government Center. More photos, A7

Doer Done in for Theft of Power Tool

Home Depot Theft & High Speed Pursuit Leads to Arrest

A Westchester man accused with stealing a power tool from the Home Depot store in Southeast resulted in a chase that ended with his arrest in North Salem. Brewster State police were summoned to the store at the Highlands Shopping Center around 10 am last Thursday to investigate the report of a larceny. Troop K Public Information Officer Trooper A.J. […]

Real Estate Prices Soar in Putnam County

The mean sale price of a single family home in Putnam County has soared to $547,000 an 8.6 percent increase from the same third quarter reporting period last year while the cost of a condominium has increased from $299,000 to $338,000. While prices have risen dramatically, the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors reported last week, sales of single family residences […]

Odell’s Final Budget Address

Laying the Groundwork for Future Generations; Byrne Reserves Judgment

County Executive MaryEllen Odell has delivered her 11th and final budget address which she forecast “laid the groundwork for future generations of Putnam residents” before a special meeting of the Putnam Legislature. Some 50 people were on hand at the historic Putnam Courthouse for the 22-minute presentation last Thursday evening—attendees consisting of county employees, two local residents, Putnam’s presumptive next […]

Fishing Derby Champs

Three anglers are fishing champs on Lake Carmel. The annual Lake Carmel Bass Fishing Derby was held on a recent fall afternoon and when the contest ended several hours later, Joe Lopez was presented with a gold medal trophy for catching the largest bass and Patrick Sullivan and Tom Palermo were awarded silver medal trophies for their team effort. The […]

Businesses Facing Challenges in Employee Recruitment

Merchants from small mom and pop operations to larger corporations to municipal agencies are facing challenges in recruiting employees. A group of area business and governmental leaders convened for a conference on economic trends and their impact on local and regional business recently when the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation held its 2022 Symposium in Mahopac. The program featured presentations […]

Putnam CAP and Miles for Hope Assisting Breast Cancer Patients

Putnam CAP has been assisting families in financial crisis for decades with a variety of services that include a food pantry, hot lunches, Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday baskets and a Back to School program. Now, CAP has entered into a partnership with the Miles of Hope program by offering up to $1,000 in financial assistance to anyone undergoing treatment for […]

Richard Saccomanno Dies in Florida

Richard “Little Richie” Saccomanno of Holmes, known for his infectious smile when serving customers at the family owned Arthur Avenue Deli in Carmel or when plowing snow each winter, died October 3 in Florida at the age of 40. Saccomanno is survived by his children, 12-year-old Richie and 10-year-old Demi, along with their mother Daniela. Survivors also include his parents, […]

Christopher Alexander

September 28, 2022

Christopher Alexander, 42, of Patterson, NY, formerly of Mahopac, died suddenly in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, on September 28, 2022. Christopher graduated in 1999 from Mahopac High School. He was competitively employed by the ARC organization for over 20 years. He always loved people and animals. Christopher is survived by his parents, Pat and David Alexander, his sister, Christina […]