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Simones Welcome First Baby Born In Putnam in 2017

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New parents Amanda and Matt Simone with their baby girl Sophia Rae Simone Credits: Photo Courtesy of Putnam Hospital Center
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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Carmel Highway Superintendent Mike Simone is one proud grandpa. Not only has he welcomed a new granddaughter to the family—Sophia Rae Simone was the first baby born in Putnam County in 2017.

Mike’s son, Matt Simone, said he was hoping for a New Year’s Day baby and the new dad got his wish.

The Simones, who reside in Poughquag, in Dutchess County, greeted 2017 with the birth of their first child.

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Little Sophia Rae was born on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center, making her debut at 10:49 a.m.,weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long. 

“It’s exciting,” said mom, Amanda Simone. “It’s a good birthday to have.”

The newborn came two days before her due date and the parents did not know whether they were having a girl or boy.  

“This is a perfect way to start the New Year,” Amanda Simone said, while kissing her baby girl’s cheeks.

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