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No Such Thing as a ‘Routine’ Alarm

December 11, 2018

Editor’s Note: This article written by Dean Pappas, ex-chief of the Katonah Volunteer Fire Department, was originally published on the department’s website, It is reprinted here with permission.

A little before noon Thursday, Nov. 25, the Katonah Fire Department was dispatched to a “residential fire alarm” on Mustato Road.

Engine 115 responded along ...

Goody Boxes

Americans love to receive packages. We actually buy presents for ourselves all the time. We order everything to be shipped in boxes and packages straight to our doorsteps. Groceries, light bulbs, electronics, and of course, books.

My daily mail delivery arrives two hours later than it did last year because the poor mail carrier has now turned into a package delivery person. Instead of sticking ...

On Stage: The Existentialism of Millennialism

If you want a crash course in Millennial World, I have just the ticket for you. Billed as an alternative comedy, it’s a play titled “Adaptive Radiation,” on stage through Dec. 30 at Denizen Theatre in New Paltz. (Ticket info:; 845-303.4136).

Although this is the vest-pocket venue’s second production, the Denizen quickly has established an ...

Best places to take in the lights this holiday season

It’s hard for me to narrow down diversions, reign in my curiosity in pursuit of new places and experiences any day, but during the holiday season all bets are off. There just aren’t enough hours in each day from November to January for me. My color-coded calendar, a requirement in my family is quite a kaleidoscope this time of year. I try to make the most of every day and savor the ...

Tying One On

I am a scarf person, but I am married to a non-scarf person. Conversely, my husband is a hat person, and I am not a hat person. He says scarves are itchy and make him look like he has no chin. I say hats ruin my hair and make my head look like a bowling ball. So, whenever it gets cold out, he tells me to put on a hat and I tell him to put on a scarf and we both ignore each other.

It’s ...

Tree Wishes

Last Sunday we strolled into town for the lighting of the Somers Christmas tree. The weather outside was frightful. It was dark and rainy, so any light at all would have been welcome, but we had to wait until 5:00PM before the tree was illuminated, and we had an hour and a half to sing some Christmas songs and poke around accompanied by Gidget, the world’s cutest dog. Due to the rain, ...