April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Around the County

Putnam Passport Day is Saturday

Putnam’s annual Passport Day takes place Saturday at the County Clerk’s office in Carmel. County Clerk Michael Bartolotti will be on hand to provide passport information and to accept passport applications. More...

Annual Military Tattoo Concert Sunday

The U.S. Military Academy will host its 33rd annual Military Tattoo on Sunday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., at the Trophy Point Amphitheater. More...

High achievers

SUNY Oneonta Awards More...

Foreclosures Still A Concern

Foreclosures remain a concern in Putnam County since 39 families have lost their homes to foreclosure judgments since January 1. More...

Wildlife Expert to Give Climate Change Presentation Friday

Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) has invited Susan Morse, highly regarded as an expert in natural history and one of the top wildlife trackers in North America, to give a presentation and two workshops in April. Both are open to the public. More...

Volunteer Fire Department Plans Sunday Open House

Fire and EMS calls continue to increase across Putnam County and the Kent Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled an open house for Sunday in an attempt to interest residents to join their local fire department in addition to learning about fire safe More...

‘Boots to the Ground’ Stamp Out Poverty

The numbers are astounding for “affluent” Putnam County. More than 5.500 households were served by the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) in 2014. More...

Safety Upgrades Sought for Railroads

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut called Sunday for all passenger railroads, as well as trains carrying crude oil shipments, to use Positive Train Control by 2018. More...

Kent Fire & H.G. Fairfield Anniversary

April 30th at 7pm at Kent Volunteer Fire Dept. on Rte 301 in Kent Cliffs, we will be celebrating the 85th birthday of Kathie Freston (USMCR ’53- 61), the 5th anniversary of H. G. More...

Brewster Methodist Church Plant Sale

First United Methodist Church, 83 Main St., Brewster, NY, will hold their Annual Plant Sale on the front lawn Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9. The hours are 10 am to 6 pm. More...

Mahopac Man Charged with Assault

A Mahopac man is facing up to a year in jail for allegedly attacking a man on Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley following a verbal altercation. More...

FROGS Sponsoring Annual Paddle

On Saturday, May 16 (rain date May 17), Friends of the Great Swamp (FROGS) will hold its Second Annual Paddle for the Great Swamp. More...

Smalley’s Inn Book Signing

Jason Stanton, host of Ghost Chat Radio (DTM Wicked Radio), and author of Unrested Peace and just released Feeble Minds: The Ghosts of Letchworth Village (account of the haunting at the abandoned mental institution in Rockland County NY) will be at More...

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Weekly Quotation

“I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.” ~Henry David Thoreau