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Dan Curtis

Dan Curtis is the Assistant Editor for Putnam County. Since graduating from SUNY Cortland in 2010 Dan has worked part-time as a sports reporter for North County News and Examiner, and full-time in 2011 for Main Street Connect as a news reporter. Most recently, Dan worked for Metro Glass and Mirror as an assistant glazier. In 2011 he married his college sweetheart and the pair lived in Dutchess County for a short time before moving to the Town of Cortlandt in 2012. Dan is an avid sports fan and he roots for the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees. On his time off, Dan enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends.

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Kent Sewer District a Major Point of Reference in Supervisor Race

KENT, N.Y. – With Election Day fast approaching incumbent Town of Kent Supervisor Kathy Doherty (R) continues to stand by the Kent Sewer District project, which has become a constant point of reference for her challenger, Maureen Fleming (D). Fleming  has criticized the current Kent Town Board for not issuing a requests for proposals (RFP) when the plan for the sewer district was originally introduced in 20 ...

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Austin Road Elementary School in Mahopac Has First Halloween Parade in Three Years

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Hurricanes and tropical storms spoiled the last two Halloweens for children in the region, but the wet weather held off just long enough Thursday afternoon for kids at Austin Road Elementary school in Mahopac to show off their costumes. Grades K-5 marched their way around the grassy yard on the side of the school to the excitement of dozens of parents and family members. Popular costumes for ...

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Putnam County Executive Odell Clarifies Judicial Endorsement Misstep

CARMEL, N.Y. – A press conference was held Friday afternoon by Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell at Spain Cornerstone Park in Carmel, in which she apologized to New York State Supreme Court Judge John Sweeny for failing to include him in a recent endorsement letter. Odell said that she was asked by a friend a “month or so ago” to send a letter on behalf of a candidate of the State Supreme Court in the ...

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Mahopac Superintendent, Manko, Stepping Down in June

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – After five years as Mahopac Central School District Superintendent, Thomas Manko announced his resignation from the district Friday, citing a need to move to Western New York so that he can take care of his mother and family. “My five years as the leader of our school district has passed in the “blink of an eye” and I have been honored and privileged to serve you... I have notified the Board ...

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Rare Tick-Born Virus Confirmed in Two Putnam County Residents

BREWSTER, N.Y. – The Putnam County Department of Health has announced that two Putnam residents have been positively diagnosed with Powassan (POW), a tick-born virus. Both residents are recovering at home. Since 2001 there have been 16 known cases of POW in New York State, five of which have been Putnam County residents, according to Putnam County Department of Health. Less common than Lyme disease, the POW ...

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Cabaret to Hit the Stage at Studio Around the Corner in Brewster

BREWSTER, N.Y. – The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition and the Brewster Theater Company are hosting cabaret evenings called “It’s a Swell Party” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Studio Around the Corner on Main Street in Brewster. The shows will feature music from Broadway composer Cole Porter, whose hit musicals include “Anything Goes,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Can-Can” and “Silk Stockings.” Cabaret si ...

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Putnam Valley Historian, Treasurer Honored at Awards Dinner

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Putnam Valley Historical Society honored Town Historian Dan Ricci with the Anderson Award for promoting local history, at an annual awards dinner in Mahopac on Oct. 20. Ricci, a teacher at Mahopac High School and former Putnam Valley Town Board member, works as a volunteer for various local organizations, including the town recycling center. He also provides informational tours on the to ...

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Putnam County Pet of the Week: Wess

CARMEL, N.Y. – The Putnam County Pet of the Week is Wess, an adult male Black Labrador Retriever mix. Wess is a happy and friendly dog who enjoys going out for walks but is also just as content sitting by your side or at your feet, according to The Putnam Humane Society. He is a well balanced dog who knows basic obedience commands and is eagerly awaiting his ‘forever home’. If you or someone you know would ...

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Carmel Rotary Reminds of Annual Clothing Drive to Help Homeless Men at St. Christopher’s Inn

CARMEL, N.Y. – The Carmel Rotary Club has begun its annual clothing drive to support St. Christopher’s Inn, which will run through Nov. 18. St. Christopher’s Inn is a temporary homeless shelter and chemical dependency rehabilitation center for men, which is located at Graymoor in Garrison and is run by the Franciscan Friars of the  Atonement. Carmel Rotarian George Kneochel reported that collection boxes ha ...

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Carmel Children Break Out Their Costumes for Halloween Parade

CARMEL, N.Y. – Carmel children from preschool through fourth grade had a chance to test their Halloween costumes Saturday as they walked in the fourth annual Halloween parade sponsored by the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association near the Putnam County Courthouse on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel. The children also enjoyed refreshments, face painting by the Putnam 4H Face Painting Club and a puppet show by the Putn ...

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