2023-01-24 E-Edition

Car Fire; Motorist Burned

Motorist Seriously Burned

A motorist was admitted to the Westchester County Medical Center Burn Unit after his car stalled and burst into flames while being operated along Nymph Drive in the Lake Lincolndale section of Somers, a residential community less than one mile from the Putnam County line. Somers FD personnel responded to the fire a week ago Sunday (Jan. 15) around 4:30 […]

IT WAS NEARLY NICO’S LAST RODEO

Rescuers worked 6 hours to stage an elaborate and successful rescue of a horse that had become mired in muck. Suspenseful Six-Hour Rescue to Save Horse in Croton Falls By Eric Gross Niko is alive today thanks to dozens of first responders from agencies throughout Putnam and northern Westchester who rushed to the stricken horse’s assistance when he became mired […]

New Mascot for Mahopac

22 Years After State Request

In 2001, New York State’s Education Commissioner called on school districts to retire their Native American mascots “as soon as practical,” saying they were a barrier to building safe and nurturing school communities. Now, 22 years later, the Mahopac School District, one of the region’s remaining holdouts, is expected to follow a plan proposed by Superintendent Christine Tona to remove […]

Suspenseful Six-Hour Rescue

to Save Horse in Croton Falls

Niko is alive today thanks to dozens of first responders from agencies throughout Putnam and northern Westchester who rushed to the stricken horse’s assistance when he became mired in muck. Shortly after 6 pm last Tuesday evening, the Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center notified the Patterson Fire Department that its assistance was needed off Hardscrabble Road in Croton Falls for a […]

House Fire in Carmel


Firefighters from several Putnam departments fought a stubborn blaze that damaged a Carmel home late Thursday night. At 11:45 pm, the Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center notified the Carmel FD of a report of a structure fire at 8 St. Michael’s Terrace off Fair Street. Assistant Chief Vincent Ruggiero arrived minutes later and confirmed a “working fire” in the basement of […]

Putnam County Job Growth Flat


While job growth in the private sector increased by more than 24,000 or by 3.5 percent throughout the Hudson Valley in December, the Putnam-Dutchess region experienced the smallest increase in jobs of 0.1percent during the final month of 2022. NYS Labor Department released its monthly report last week, indicating 799,000 new jobs were filled last month with growth centered in […]

Happy 100 Adele Graham


Adele Graham is Putnam’s latest centurion. To celebrate last Friday, the staff at the Senior Housing in Mahopac Hills Complex brought Adele a basket filled with baking items. Adele continues to bake, whipping up cakes and cookies each week. “I love to bake,” she said, adding: “Unfortunately, I am losing my vision so I have memorized all my recipes. Now […]

John D. Connors

Age 74

John D. Connors, 74, of Dixon, Mo., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 16, 2023, at his home. John was born in White Plains, New York, to the late John W. and Helen T. Cotter Connors. Survivors include his wife, Marge, two daughters, Karin (Loren) Wille of Kiel, WI, and Laura Connors of Laquey, MO, and two grandchildren, Jordan and […]

Elaine Bradshaw

Age 92

Elaine Bradshaw, age 92, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Carmel, NY (where she was a member of St. James the Apostle Church for 54 years), and West Hempstead, Long Island, NY passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023. Elaine was born in the Bronx, NY, the daughter of Vincent Cariola and Irma Carta-Fornon. Elaine grew up in West Hempstead, NY, […]