In 1970, Officials Hoped to Improve Doansburg Road

The Brewster Standard wrote about the project. Also in the issue—a number of reported furniture thefts. If you were around at that time, or if you have relatives who were, you may remember hearing about them.

Folks who picked up the local paper 42 years ago this week read about infrastructure proposals, a nearby hospital's expansion and more.

That's according to the Oct. 8, 1970 issue of the Brewster Standard, available online via the Brewster Public Library. The paper existed from 1869 to 1982, and covered the Brewster-Southeast area, as well as Danbury (CT), Pawling, Peekskill, Poughkeepsie, White Plains and Yonkers.

Above the fold on the front page sat several pieces, one about a possible improvements to Doansburg Road in Patterson and Southeast; another about a $100,000-grant to Putnam Hospital; and a third about a painting exhibit at the Southeast Museum in Brewster. 

The issue also featured a column on an expansion of Danbury Hospital, a warning about armed robberies and details of a local arrest. In that instance, three Brewster residents were arrested in connections with the theft of furniture from several local establishments and homes.

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Do you have a memory of an event (or news report) that took place in Brewster years ago on this day? If so, please tell us in the comment section below.

Eric Cyprus October 09, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Really cool. Thanks for posting. Doansburg story is interesting, I guess it's had a lot of lives. I'd take some of those 6% CD's from Putnam County Savings Bank!
Ashley Tarr (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 06:37 PM
This was my favorite "Back in the Day" feature yet—I felt like most of the stories were about things that could definitely happen now.


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