2023-05-08 E-Edition


NY State Senator Pete Harckham attened the Eagle Court of Honor for Chris Stiller, Michal Mazur and Max Head. The latest Eagle Scouts are all members of Mahopac Troop 1. Harckham said he was “extremely proud of the three remarkable young men for their achievements in scouting and efforts on behalf of the Town of Carmel and Mahopac community.”

Tuesday School Election

Residents throughout Putnam County will be going to the polls next Tuesday, May 16, to decide the fate of school budgets for the 2023-24 school year in addition to electing members to Boards of Education. Several districts have supplemental propositions to be decided, including the purchase of school buses and infrastructure improvements. Check your local school’s website for particulars. Contested […]

Confirmed: Robert Lipton Commissioner of EMS, Falloon as Deputy

Putnam legislators made it official last week: Highly regarded in the emergency services community, Robert Lipton has now been confirmed as Putnam’s Commissioner of Emergency Services. Lipton, a resident of Carmel, received kudos for his professionalism and integrity from members of the county legislature during last week’s regular monthly meeting, attended by dozens of members of the emergency services field. […]

Against the Grain:

Putnam Pop. Up By 694

While the Hudson Valley lost nearly 5,000 people to migration during the COVID-19 pandemic, Putnam County gained 694 new residents in 2019 and 2020, according to a report issued last week by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress that examined the migration of people into and out of the nine- county region. Pattern CEO Adam Bosch said the data underscore a […]

Andrew Krivak Seeks $200 Million for Wrongful Arrest, Imprisonment

The attorney for Andrew Krivak, who was exonerated earlier this year for the 1994 killing of Josette Wright, the 12-year-old Carmel school girl, has filed papers seeking $150 million from Putnam County and $50 million from New York State for the 23 years he spent in a maximum security penitentiary. In his claim filed by attorney Oscar Michelen, Krivak is […]

Mental Health Association Events

On May 9 from 1-4 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 76 Gleneida Avenue in Carmel Hamlet, enjoy a beverage while you meet with peer specialists and staff from the Mental Health Association in Putnam County to learn about prevention, identification, intervening to help your friends and family, access to care in our county, and resources to help with recovery […]

Youth Recognition

A rare occurrence at last week’s regular monthly meeting of the Putnam Legislature when a SRO audience was welcomed to the historic Putnam Courthouse. The nine member governing body greeted the predominantly young crowd consisting of high school students—some lauded for their efforts with the Putnam Youth Bureau, others for serving on the Global Youth Traffic Safety Committee while the […]

Kathleen Hanley O’Hanlon

April 2, 1969 – April 30, 2023

Kathleen Hanley O’Hanlon of Brewster, NY, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2023, at the age of 54. “Kathy”, as her friends called her, was born on April 2, 1969, in Presbyterian Hospital, NYC to her loving parents, Richard and Juliann (Mulvey) Hanley. Shortly after birth, Kathy moved to Brewster, N.Y. where she attended and graduated from Brewster High School and […]

Supporting Sales of Buddy Poppies

Each May, members of the VFW Auxiliary converge on the Putnam County Courthouse and during the monthly meeting of the county Legislature, sell buddy poppies to the legislators as well as members in the audience. VFW Auxiliary members Joan Russell and Carol Krauss detailed the importance of the red flowers last Tuesday evening at the historic Putnam Courthouse. VFW buddy […]