2020-10-07 E-Edition

Old Nelsonville Blacksmith Shop Saved By Firefighters; Quick Stop Saves Fine Wines

A piece of Putnam County history was saved by firefighters Friday evening when a blaze broke out at the former Nelsonville blacksmith shop at 286 Main Street, a brick building now housing Blacksmith Wines. The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received several calls around 6:30 pm reporting smoke coming from the building, which was constructed in the 19th century, and notified […]

Odell Unveils $164.2 Million Budget for 2021

The Putnam Legislature meets this evening (Tuesday, Oct. 6) to conduct a public hearing on the county’s tentative $164.2 million budget as proposed by County Executive MaryEllen Odell. The fiscal spending plan represents a spending increase of $477,000 or less than 1 percent over the current budget, and despite the unprecedented times that the county and country are facing, it […]

COVID Spikes in Putnam – 39 New Cases Reported

An alarming number of new coronavirus cases have been reported in Putnam County within recent days. The Putnam Health Department announced Saturday that 39 new cases had been confirmed countywide with one COVID-19 patient hospitalized at Putnam Hospital Center. Since the pandemic erupted in March 1,819 residents of the county contracted coronavirus. The county’s death toll remains the same as […]

TALK of our TOWN

It is fall and pretty much by definition, that’s a fabulous time to be outdoors. Have you ventured down to the waterfront, in Garrison or Cold Spring? Gone for a walk around town? Enjoyed one of this season’s apples? Time is fleeting, and so are the autumn leaves. We have a packed newspaper for you this week: Local news and […]

County Clerk Michael Bartolotti Commended for Organ Donation Program

A handsome plaque now graces the County Clerk’s office in Carmel presented by the LiveOnNy campaign that promotes organ transplants. Last Thursday morning, Scott Wohl, Senior Manager of the program, met with County Clerk Michael Bartolotti to thank him for his promoting organ transplants while reminding the public that 10,000 New Yorkers are “awaiting for an organ transplant on any […]

Putnam’s 2020 Columbus Day Parade–Another COVID Casualty

Putnam’s Columbus Day Parade normally attracts thousands of well-wishers along Route 6 in Mahopac who cheer the hundreds of marchers representing fraternal, religious, civic, school and community organizations. Parade day had been scheduled for this Sunday, before the coronavirus upset the applecart earlier this year and caused sickness and death around the globe. Like most events in Putnam attracting large […]

Two Drive-Thru Flu Clinics Planned Within Next Week

The Putnam County Health Department has scheduled two drive-thru flu clinics within the next week as world health officials are predicting a nasty flu season this year. A clinic is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Garrison Firehouse on Route 9 and a second on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Putnam County Health Department headquarters located off Routes 312 […]

Village Board Discusses Halloween

The Cold Spring Village Board met last Tuesday night (Sept. 29) to discuss a number of topics, as well as holding a workshop on the ongoing code update. With the recent passing of Bruce Campbell, the Village has been approached by two separate organizations about setting up a plaque on a bench in his honor. The Board was overwhelmingly in […]

The Venerable Bhikku Bodhi: Vote!

The Venerable Bhikku Bodhi, President of the Buddhist Association of the United States, rarely becomes involved in the political arena while preaching peace and tranquility at the Chuang Yen Monastery in Kent Cliffs. Yet with Election Day four weeks from today (Tuesday) the spiritual leader has called on all Americans to “get out and vote in the most important election […]