September 22, 2016 RSS feed / General Stories

Brewster Founder’s Day is Best Yet

The 25th anniversary celebration of Brewster Founder’s Day was tabbed the “best yet.” Despite overcast skies with intermittent drizzle, crowds estimated at more than 2,000 jammed the village’s main thoroughfare for an old fash More...

Celebration Honors Virgin Mary In Mahopac

A processional in Mahopac Saturday evening attracted hundreds of Ecuadorians from throughout the region who celebrated the Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Worshippers gathered at the Veterans Monument on East Lake Blvd. More...

Emmanuel House International ‘Families Shine’ Walk is Saturday

Emmanuel House International, a Carmel based organization that has assisted more than 400 low income moms and moms-to-be and their families, is in danger of having to close its doors due to insufficient funds. More...

Fighting Putnam’s Drug Epidemic on a Regional Basis

Law enforcement throughout Putnam continues to fight the county’s drug epidemic on a daily basis. More...

Federal Charges Lodged Against Pair For Heroin Sales

Two out-of-area men are facing felony drug charges that could sent them to federal prison for the next 25 years following their arrests Friday in connection with heroin sales in Mahopac and three Westchester communities. More...

Children Learn Gun Safety in Carmel

A dozen children were taught Saturday that when it comes to guns “it’s all about safety!” The boys and girls participated in a workshop offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension that was designed for children in the elementary, middl More...

Household Income Declines in 2015, But Putnam Still Leads

Despite the fact that median household income declined in Putnam last year to $90,538, the county continues to have the highest income in the Hudson Valley. The U.S. More...

Lawmakers Oppose New Anchorage Sites in Hudson

Putnam County lawmakers are taking a firm stand by opposing the installation of 10 new anchorage sites along the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston. More...

Rotarians Ask For Food Donations

Carmel Rotarians are asking the public to be generous this weekend when shopping at Shoprite in Carmel by donating groceries for the area’s food pantries. More...

Happy 100th Birthday to Ida Rescildo

Mahopac’s Ida Rescildo celebrated her 100th birthday Friday. Born in New York City, she worked at a U.S. Defense Dept. plant and as a mail sorter with the U.S. Post Office for many years before meeting her husband, Vito, in 1944. More...

Forty-Six Area Residents To Become Naturalized

Putnam County’s 3rd Naturalization ceremony within the past year will welcome 46 of America’s newest citizens. The event takes place next Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Historic Putnam Courthouse. More...

Putnam Valley Announces Scholarship Semifinalist

Putnam Valley High School senior Mariana Silva is a National Merit Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Reducing Plastic Bags Countywide

Putnam County is continuing discussion on ways to reduce the number of plastic carry-out bags from grocery stores and other retail outlets. More...

Phone Scam Artists Strike Again in Putnam

Police throughout the county are investigating complaints received in recent days regarding a telephone scam in which the caller threatens to harm a loved one if the person receiving the call fails to send them money. More...

National Recovery Month Across County

Behavioral health is an essential part of an individual’s overall wellness. Putnam lawmakers realize that preventing or overcoming mental or substance abuse disorders is essential toward achieving healthy lifestyles. More...

Two From Putnam Face Charges In Yorktown

Two residents of Putnam County are facing charges in Yorktown following separate arrests by Yorktown Police. More...

United Way Honors Three of Putnam’s ‘Community Stars’

Three of Putnam County’s “Community Stars” were honored Monday when the United Way of Westchester-Putnam hosted its annual Best Chefs and Fine Wines fundraiser at the Putnam Golf Course in Mahopac Falls. More...

Chabad Hosts High Holy Day Fair

The Jewish High Holy Days, Rosh Hashanah, the New Year and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begin on Sunday evening, October 2, and last weekend Putnam Chabad hosted a holiday fair at its synagogue in downtown Carmel. More...

Putnam Passport Day is Saturday

Putnam’s 5th 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 to local residents as well as accept passport applications. More...

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