2021-09-22 E-Edition

Cold Spring Vexed by False Alarms, Thefts from Cars

The Cold Spring Village Board at its regular meeting last week (Sept. 14) was vexed by false alarms, which Officer-in- Charge Larry Burke said have increase substantially, mainly at the NewYork-Presbyterian medical offices at the Butterfield site. Burke said the village should now move toward fines, which village code allows. “It’s a constant problem. It’s the worst problem we have […]


Bob Conboy is shown at San Damiano Farm on Friday (Sept. 17). He runs the farm, a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. It’s located on the grounds of Graymoor in Garrison, and the final day of its farm market being open to the public is this Friday, Sept. 24, from 10 am to 2 pm. Photo by […]

MTA Board Member Blasts Unvaccinated MTA Workers; Says they are endangering not only their safety, but also the public

Neal Zuckerman of Garrison, who represents Putnam County on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has criticized unvaccinated MTA workers who have threatened to quit if they’re mandated to get the lifesaving COVID-19 shots in order to remain employed. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s chief safety officer reported during a committee meeting last week that 58 percent of the agency’s 66,500 employees have […]

Setting the Record Straight: Afghan Refugees Not Located in Patterson

Erroneous social media postings and vicious rumors reporting large groups of unvaccinated Afghan refugees being secretly flown into the Westchester County Airport before being bused under the cloak of darkness to Putnam County are not factual. The untruths have spread like wildfire in recent days, especially since a tent city has been erected on the grounds of the Jehovah Witness […]

Talk of our Town

Stop the presses on this one: Putnam Valley Supervisor Sam Oliverio has a new German Shepherd puppy after the long-time ‘Mayor of Putnam Valley,’ the gentle Memphis, died earlier this year. Memphis was a frequent companion at Town Board meetings and was regularly at Town Hall. We’ll have more details and a photo next week. The final Modern Makers Market […]

Philipstown Mailbox Thievery Leads to Arrest of Peekskill Man

The U.S. Postal Administration has encouraged Putnam residents to refrain from placing valuable items such as checks and other vital documents in their mailboxes for outgoing mail following the arrest of a Peekskill man charged with stealing checks from unsecure mailboxes in western Putnam County and fraudulently depositing them in his account. State Police last Friday arrested Robert Curry, 21, […]

Butterfield Library’s Battle of the Books Team Is Division Champ

The Butterfield Library’s Battle of the Books team headed to the Regional Battle on Saturday, Sept. 11th, after winning the semi-finals in their division last month. They took home the Division Championship for 2021. The Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books program was held virtually this year due to unforeseeable event restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic. Twentythree libraries from across […]

24 Putnam Residents Take Oath of Citizenship

Putnam’s naturalization ceremony last week at the historic Putnam Courthouse was nothing like past events when dozens of family members and friends of those becoming United States citizens crowded into the historic building. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the scope of the ceremony with only the two dozen new citizens permitted into the courtroom along with County Clerk Michael Bartolotti, who […]

Sharon Johnson (Butler)

July 29, 1943 – Sept. 12, 2021 Mrs. Sharon Johnson (Butler) left us peacefully in Cropwell, Alabama, on Sept. 12, 2021, at the age of 78. Sharon is survived by her brother Clarence Butler (Cookie), daughter Linda Urbanak, daughter Deborah Lindert (Thomas), and son David ODell. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 3 great, great grandchildren. She […]