Couple welcomes first baby born in Putnam County in 2016

Posted: 1/4/2016

A Mahopac family greeted 2016 with the birth of their daughter, the first baby born on New Year’s Day at Putnam Hospital Center.

The Cavannas’ welcomed Erin Cavanna into the world at 11:58 a.m. She weighed precisely 6 pounds and was 19 inches long.

The newborn joins an older brother and sister.

“My first blessing of 2016 – the first of many,” grandmother, Anita Grant said.

The baby came one week prior to her due date and less than one hour from when mom Keisha Cavanna was admitted to Putnam Hospital Center for delivery.

“I was hoping for a tax write-off or a New Year’s baby,” Keisha Cavanna said. “Either way, I’m happy.”

Dad Nate Cavanna said he felt fantastic.

“There’s no way I’d rather start the New Year,” he said.

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