Civics and Politics

Lawler Criticizes GOP on IVF & Reproductive Rights


Congressman Mike Lawler has criticized his Republican colleagues regarding their positions on reproductive rights. Lawler, whose district encompasses all of Putnam and Rockland counties in addition to sections of northern Westchester and southern Dutchess, is one of a handful of Republicans in the House of Representatives supporting legislation protecting in vitro fertilization (IVF). Lawler told reporters in Washington: “If we […]

Trump & Biden with Big Majorities on Primary Day in Putnam

Polls on the national level indicate the race between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump is too close to call. President Joe Biden tallied 1,145 votes of the 1,320 ballots cast in the Democratic Primary last Tuesday. Former President Donald Trump received 1,196 votes of 1,391 votes cast by registered Republicans. Primary Day turnout in Putnam was light […]

Rotarians Make a Difference


Seventy-five Rotarians – members of six Rotary chapters serving Putnam and southern Dutchess – promised to continue “serving above self,” during the Rotary District’s annual joint meeting. Rotarians representing the Brewster, Carmel, Lake Mahopac, Patterson, Southeast and Pawling clubs gathered at the Centennial Golf course in Carmel last Tuesday for the event before being greeted by Rotary District Governor-elect Carrie […]

Kent Commits to Preserving Town’s Natural Beauty


The Kent Town Board has adopted a comprehensive Natural Resources Inventory, created after years of study and review by the town’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Committee spokesperson Pam Wadler said the milestone marked a “significant step forward in the town’s commitment to preserving its natural beauty and resources for future generations.” The project initiated in 2019 was a collaborative effort guided […]

Putnam Passport Day is Saturday


Putnam’s semi-annual Passport Day takes place Saturday at the County Office Building in downtown Carmel with County Clerk Michael Bartolotti and his staff on hand to provide passport information to local residents as well as accept passport applications. The event is again being held by appointment only. Bartolotti reminded the public that all United States citizens must present a valid […]

Today is Primary Day

Registered Democrats and Republicans are going to the polls today (Tuesday) to cast ballots for candidates seeking the Presidency in November. Elections Commissioner Cathy Croft reported at the close of business last Saturday, 631 voters took advantage of early voting across Putnam during the past 10 days. Registered Democrats are casting ballots for Joe Biden, Marianne Williamson or Dean Phillips […]

Carmel Cops Target Traffic Enforcement


Gab on a phone while driving; run a red traffic light; park in a fire or handicapped zone; or exceed the town speed limit and be prepared to pay the piper. Carmel Police have begun a series of targeted traffic enforcement campaigns as a result of numerous complaints from residents and business owners in the greater Carmel-Mahopac Falls area. Last […]

Carmel Extends Smoke Shop Moratorium


Carmel Town officials continue to receive numerous complaints regarding the operation of smoke shops or vape shops in relation to their detrimental effects on the health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors to the greater Carmel-Mahopac area. A year ago in March, following a public hearing, the Town Board voted to establish a temporary moratorium on the issuance of […]

Sheriff’s Cadets Read Body Language


Putnam Sheriff’s Investigator Kevin Radovich has seen it all during his many years on the force. Radovich met with members of the Sheriff’s Department’s Corps of Cadets last week and delivered a lesson related to non-verbal communication. The veteran officer taught the teens about tell-tale indicators and how to read a suspect’s body language in addition to interview and interrogation […]

Putnam Affordable Housing Complex Receives State Funds


A five-building, 75-unit development adjacent to a housing project currently under construction adjacent to Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel will be receiving $412,500 in Clean Energy Initiative funds thanks to New York State. The announcement was made at an Albany news conference when Governor Kathy Hochul said over $260 million had been awarded through tax credits and subsidies to create […]


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