February 4, 2016 RSS feed / General Stories

Brewster’s Old Town Hall Theater to Undergo Renovations

Renovations will be getting underway later this year on the Old Town Hall Theater located on Main Street in Brewster. The building was erected in 1896 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More...

Tax Rebate Checks Are in The Mail

The big question being asked around Putnam these days: “Did you get your rebate check yet?” The NYS Department of Taxation and Finance reported this week that half of the more than two million property-tax rebate checks have been sent out More...

Putnam No Longer Boasts Lowest Unemployment Rate In Hudson Valley

For three years, Putnam County had the distinction of having the lowest rate of unemployment in the Hudson Valley. More...

Renew That Passport!

The State Department is on a mission to get people to renew their passports early, in anticipation of an influx of applications as millions of passports are set to expire over the next three years. More...

Putnam’s 2016 STOP DWI Plan Approved

Calling it a “win-win,” Putnam’s STOP-DWI Coordinator Gene Funicelli has thanked members of the county Legislature for approving the municipality’s 2016 STOP-DWI plan. More...

Therapy Dogs Visit BOCES Veterinary Medicine Students

Veterinary Medicine students enrolled at the Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES were visited by a group of furry friends last week thanks to an organization that specializes in training therapy dogs. More...

Lake Carmel Car Fire Extinguished In The Nick Of Time

A car fire that caught in close proximity to a home and propane gas tanks was extinguished in Lake Carmel Friday morning before calamity resulted. Members of the DeBellis family observed the flames at their Lincoln Road home at 7 a.m. and called 911. More...

Mahopac Quintet Charged with Mugging in Yorktown

Five young men from Mahopac are facing charges of assault for allegedly attacking an individual in Yorktown. Yorktown Police arrested Blair Terhune, 22, Louis J. More...

Always Lock Your Car

“Lock your car” is the suggestion being made by State Police this week following an increased amount of stolen vehicle complaints and valuables taken from unlocked vehicles by thieves under the cloak of darkness. More...

Wrong Way Driver Leads to Felony DWI Arrest

A Putnam Valley man is facing felony charges of aggravated DWI after his car was observed traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of traffic along the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County. More...

Breaking News - 2/6/2016 10:52 AM

Senior centers, public transit affected by storm  Free Access 

Updated for new info: The surprise overnight storm that intensified after sunrise is now affecting public transportation throughout the county. More...

Breaking News - 2/6/2016 10:52 AM

Update: Schools canceled across county  Free Access 

UPDATE: Brewster, Carmel and Mahopac have now cancelled classes for Friday, as have Haldane, Garrison and Putnam Valley. More...

On-the-Go Meals Coming to the Greater Brewster Area

Getting hunger pangs while driving throughout greater Brewster may soon be resolved by a stop at a roadside food vendor. More...

Erin Meagher to Lead Mahopac-Carmel Chamber

A resident of Brewster will be leading the Greater Mahopac Carmel Chamber of Commerce in the new year. More...

Honorary Chief Martin McDonough Laid to Rest in Carmel

Dozens of firefighters from throughout the region paid their respects Saturday at St. James Church in Carmel to the family of Martin J. McDonough who passed away last week. More...

Creative Kids Hosts Winter Festival in Southeast

Dozens of children enjoyed a fun-filled Saturday at the Creative Kids Childcare Center in Southeast by participating in a winter festival. More...

Guitarist Sonny Landreth Slides Into Daryl’s House

The warm, rich sounds of “Slydeco” music are coming to Daryl’s House Club in Pawling on February 12. More...

E-Z Pass Usage Soars On Bridges

Nearly three quarters of motorists crossing the Bear Mountain Bridge between Putnam and Orange counties and the Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon Bridge that carries I-84 across the Hudson River now use E-Z Pass. More...

Assemblyman Katz Calls for Defunding Planned Parenthood

Putnam County Assemblyman Steve Katz has introduced legislation calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. More...

Carmel Man Charged With Felony DWI

A Carmel man is facing felony DWI charges after being stopped for driving erratically on the Taconic State Parkway in Thornwood. More...

Drug Charges Lodged Against Carmel Man

A Carmel man is facing a four year state prison term following his arrest in Jefferson Valley for driving while his ability was impaired by drugs. More...

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