June 23, 2016 RSS feed / General Stories

Putnam Blood Drive Takes Place Friday

The Putnam tradition of donating blood twice annually continues Friday when members of the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police join the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, the Carmel Knights of Columbus lodge and Putnam residents serving More...

SPCA On The Prowl Now That Summer Has Arrived

Leave your dog inside a locked car while going shopping or running an errand and find yourself in trouble with the law. More...

Putnam's Law Enforcement Future Graduates From Cadet Academy

Forty young men and women from throughout the region were recognized last week when graduating from the Putnam Sheriff's Department— Kent Police Department Cadets Basic Training Session Academy. More...

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation

A stupid end-of-the-year prank resulted in the evacuation of Carmel High School Friday while 250 students were taking finals and Regents exams. More...

Six Honored with St. Lawrence Kenny Holler Memorial

Six students from greater Brewster who are on their way to colleges and universities across the country this fall have been honored by St. Lawrence O’Toole Church. More...

Capsized Boaters Rescued in Putnam Lake on Saturday

Three residents of Putnam Lake out for an afternoon of fishing in Putnam Lake had a harrowing experience Saturday but thanks to the rapid response of the local fire department, the trio was safely rescued. More...

American Legion Elects Officers

Dale Cusack will lead the Putnam County American Legion for the next 12 months. Cusack was elected commander last week at the legion’s annual meeting held in Mahopac. More...

High School Seniors ‘SEE’ the Future

The final five weeks of an upperclassman’s attendance in high school can be unproductive. A college or career path has been chosen; courses are winding down; visions of that freshman year in college away from home are becoming a reality. More...

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Ryan Sullivan of Carmel High School will be attending Union College, where he was recruited to play football this fall as a wide receiver. More...

Poughkeepsie Man Found Dead On Appalachian Trail

The body of a 39-yearold Poughkeepsie man was found Monday afternoon along the Appalachian Trail just north of the Putnam- Dutchess County line. State Police identified the victim as Brandon Ellis. More...

Firefighters Avert Calamity In Carmel

Two firefighters arriving on the scene of a house fire on Duke Drive in Carmel Monday are being credited with averting a calamity when they assisted a homeowner in extinguishing the inferno with a garden hose prior to the arrival of fire apparatus. More...

Conway Lauded For 38 Years In Public Education

Brewster’s soon-to-beretiring Superintendent Tim Conway was called a “people person” on Flag Day when more than 150 members of the school community, family, friends and business associates gathered at the Café on the Green along the More...

Putnam to Implement Animal Cruelty Registry Law

Calling animal cruelty a “serious problem, resulting in the abuse of thousands of animals each year across the United States,” the Putnam Legislature’s Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Committee Monday evening unanimously app More...

Flag Day Celebrated in Southeast

A huge crowd was on hand at the Brewster Elks Club in Southeast when Old Glory was unfurled during a patriotic Flag Day ceremony. More...

Putnam Names Women Of Distinction

Four residents of Putnam County were among fifteen recognized last week by State Senator Terrence Murphy as Women of Distinction. More...

Free HIV Testing

More than one million people are living with HIV in the United States with one in eight unaware that they have contracted the disease. More...

Tools of the Trade Opens at Southeast Museum

An 1875 jigsaw, gingerbread corbels and a grinding wheel dating back to 1850 were among the “Tools of the Trade” unveiled last Wednesday evening when the Southeast Museum opened for the season. More...

Museum Kicks Off Summer Workshops

Dozens of children and their parents were on hand in Brewster Saturday when the Southeast Museum kicked off its summer workshop series. More...

Retired Carmel Super Appointed at BOCES

Retired Carmel Superintendent of Schools James Ryan has been appointed as the new superintendent for Putnam- Northern Westchester BOCES, replacing James Langlois who is retiring next week after 51 years in education. More...

Brewster Chamber Recognizes Four High School Graduates

Four Brewster High School graduates who exemplify scholarship and leadership along with community and volunteer service have been awarded scholarships for their continued higher education by the Brewster Chamber of Commerce. More...

Weird Crime of the week

Brewster Couple Attacks Guard To Escape With Stolen Jeans

A Brewster couple is facing charges of assault and robbery for allegedly attacking a security guard at the Danbury Fair Mall on Saturday evening. More...

Discussion On Standardizing Elevator Keys

The necessity of standardizing elevator keys across Putnam County was discussed before members of the Legislature’s Protective Services Committee last week by members of the county’s all-volunteer Emergency Services Safety Advisory Board More...

Carmel Man Facing Felony DWI Charges

A Carmel man is facing state prison for allegedly driving drunk in downtown Carmel. State Police arrested Ryan Williams, 29, last Wednesday after a trooper stopped his vehicle on Route 52 for having a loud and inadequate exhaust. More...

Pollinator Fair Teaches About Environment

Seventh graders at the Putnam Valley Middle School have learned an important lesson: “Pollinators are critical to America’s economy, food security and environmental health.” One hundred-seventeen students participated last Friday in More...

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‘Summertime is always the best of what might be.’ ― Charles Bowden