Art Center Craft Fair Brings in Crowds

Even as dark storm clouds gathered Saturday afternoon, the 49th annual Riverside Crafts Fair brought the crowds to Garrison’s Landing. The Garrison Art Center’s Fine Crafts Fair, as it is also known, features more than 60 juried artists selling textiles, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, clothing, and more. The Fair continued on Sunday. – Anita Peltonen

Opioid Abuse Still High In Putnam County; Narcan Use Increases

The numbers are stubbornly high and frightening: Last year twenty people died from opioid overdoses in the county, 12 of those from heroin. That’s almost exactly the same as 2016, with 21 total opioid deaths, 11 from heroin. The remainder come from other opioid pain relievers, such as fentanyl. Many of the dead, according to the New York State Health […]

Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Sheriff Bob Langley

An Oklahoma man accused of assaulting Sheriff Bob Langley last spring has pleaded guilty to reduced charges and faces sentencing October 10. Putnam Chief Assistant District Attorney Chana Kraus reported last week that Brant Carter of Stillwater, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to one count of thirddegree assault and one count of DWI in full satisfaction of the original charges […]

Marbled Meat Shop and Vera’s Ready for Revamped Space

Doing Business in Philipstown

For almost four years, Marbled Meat Shop has been providing fresh local meats and friendly service from their 500 square-foot space on Route 9. Now, their business is ready to grow. Thanks to the Giordano family of Vera’s Marketplace and Garden Center, Marbled Meat will be spreading out their shop, while staying in their current home. For those going to […]

Homestyle is Here


-Virginia Califano

From the Headquarters ….


It feels like fall this week. And, last week – I hesitate to even mention this – I saw a leaf that had turned, lying there on the sidewalk. Again, so fleeting. The kids are leaving for college, this week and next. Kids, right? They’re adults now, of course, one of them even in graduate school. And we are much […]

Tomatoes: The Agony and the Ecstasy

(with Grate Tomatoes)

Putnam County residents have recently discovered a relatively new and really gross tomato problem that has invaded local gardens. Tomato lovers will jump through many horticultural hoops to insure that their harvests of summer joy are plentiful, and Gardening Gusto has written about the agony and ecstasy of tomato cultivation many times. Yet, hold on while we review familiar tomato […]

Renegades Regain Sole Possession Of First

NORWICH, Conn. – After a brief respite that lasted less than a day, the Hudson Valley Renegades are back in first place all alone. Hudson Valley designated hitter Tanner Dodson had three hits and reliever Alan Strong nailed down the win by tossing 3.1 innings of scoreless relief, leading the Renegades to a 3-1 win over the Connecticut Tigers on […]