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JFK School children raised more than $12,000 for the American Heart Association.


Pie in the Face

Good Fun Is Heart Healthy

Never estimate the power of five-, six- and seven-year-olds. Students at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster participated in the Kids Heart Challenge last week and raised $12,378 for the American Heart Association. In the process, students learned about their hearts and how to keep them healthy while experiencing fun by having the opportunity to “pie” the school’s […]

Woman Killed in Flaming Crash On Route I-84


A woman described to be in her 30’s was killed last week in a flaming crash on I-84 in the Town of Kent. Nine-one-one calls around 7 p.m. Tuesday sent State Police, Kent Police, Lake Carmel FD personnel, Patterson firefighters and Putnam paramedics to a section of the interstate’s eastbound lanes between Ludingtonville Road and Route 311. Troop K Public […]

Putnam Valley Police Officer Receives Hero’s Farewell


Hundreds of police officers from throughout the region gathered in Shrub Oak last Friday to bid Putnam Valley resident and Westchester County Police Officer Alfred Mosiello Jr. a fond farewell at his funeral mass. The 42 year old resident of Seifert Lane was killed earlier this month when his Kubota compact tractor overturned ejecting him. Authorities said the tractor had […]

Carmel Rotary to Honor Eric Gross


Fresh on the heels of taking First Place for Education coverage in the Press Association’s competition, Courier and News & Recorder staff writer Eric Gross is to be honored by the Carmel Rotary Club. It was announced this week that Gross will be honored at the upcoming annual Scholarship Golf Outing for his outstanding contributions in “Keeping Local News Alive”. […]

Three Time Felon Facing Sentencing Today


William Mancusi, a three time felony loser, was expected to get the book thrown at him last month when appearing in Putnam County Court, however the judge postponed sentencing until today, Tuesday. The 47-year-old resident of Kent, who spent years incarcerated in a state penitentiary for two prior convictions, faces sentencing before Putnam County Judge Joseph Spofford after being found […]

A Celebration of Moms


“No matter what, no matter how old I get, no matter how old they get, no matter whether they have their own families now and their own agenda, I will always be a Mom,” says Patricia Stenger of Cold Spring. “You never stop being a mother.” She’s right, of course. So, on this Mother’s Day 2024, it’s a celebration of […]

Putnam Valley Officer Dies in Tragic Accident


An off-duty Westchester County police officer residing in Putnam Valley was killed Thursday evening when his Kubota compact tractor overturned ejecting him. The Putnam Sheriff’s Department identified the victim as Alfred Mosiello, 42 of Seifert Lane. Undersheriff Thomas Lindert said 9-1-1 calls sent members of the Sheriff’s Department, Putnam Valley Fire Department, Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps and an Empress […]

Second Brewster Police Officer Dies Suddenly


Tragedy has befallen the Brewster Police Department for the second time within the past two weeks. Officer Jose Colon, 54, was pronounced dead at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in PeekskillCortlandt Friday night, after his car drove off Route 202 in Yorktown and slammed into a concrete abutment. Colon retired earlier this year from the New York City Police Department and […]

Former Brewster Cop Sentenced to Prison


Former Police Officer Wayne Peiffer, who patrolled the streets of Brewster for 15 years, was sentenced to 36 months in prison Thursday for his participation in a conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act extortion and conspiracy to commit bribery. U.S. District Court Judge Lahann DeArcy Hall also ordered the 51 year old Peiffer to pay $5,000 in forfeiture as well as […]


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