October 16, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

Preparing for Ebola—Just in Case

A case of Ebola would be an extreme rarity in Putnam County, yet officials at Putnam Hospital Center— the county’s sole medical center—are preparing nevertheless, and last Friday conducted a mock drill involving a possible Ebola inf More...

Maloney Urges Travel Ban as Ebola Precaution

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Pregnant Inmate Two Weeks From Delivery

A pregnant inmate at the Putnam Correctional Facility who is due to give birth within the next couple of weeks is posing new concerns for jail staff. More...

Teaching Kids to Learn, Not to Burn

Firefighters from across the county have been extra busy in recent days teaching school children about fire safety and to learn not to burn. More...

Another Vehicular Manslaughter Conviction for Kent Man

A 38 year old resident of the Hill and Dale Country Club in Kent, who spent time in state prison for causing the death of a Hopewell Junction father of three while under the influence of narcotics, faces another period of incarceration after being co More...

Respected Educator & Firefighter Victor Rossi, Mahopac, Passes Away

Victor Rossi led a proud and productive life. The long time resident of Mahopac and beloved teacher for the Mahopac School system died on October 7 at the age of 95. More...

Molly McGuinness Aids Putnam Humane Cats

Molly McGuinness loves all animals, especially cats. More...

Brewster Firefighters Visit St. Lawrence

Three and four year olds learned fire safety last Friday thanks to the efforts of the Brewster Fire Department. A dozen firefighters spent the morning at St. More...

Peers Influence Peers to Expand

Representatives of Peers Influence Peers—a non-profit aimed at providing opportunities for young people to use their influence with their peers to make healthy life style choices—hopes to expand to both sides of the county. More...

Legislature Lauds Chief Centofante

Patterson firefighters turned out in large numbers last week when the Putnam Legislature proclaimed Ed Centofante Day for the 90 year old active firefighter known affectionately as the “heart a More...

Investigator Graduates From FBI Academy

Veteran Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Robert Tichy has become the 27th member of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department to graduate from the prestigious FBI National Academy. More...

Sheriff Earns Bronze Key for Drug Prevention

The National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies/Putnam will be recognizing Sheriff Don Smith Friday by presenting him with the Bronze Key, an award granted by the national council for affiliate presentation to an individual or organiza More...

Suicide Prevention Walk On Sunday

Putnam County’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk takes place Sunday in Carmel. The walk being sponsored by the Carmel Teachers Association is being tabbed as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s signature event. More...

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