February 21, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

Late Night Inferno Greets Firefighters

A raging inferno greeted Patterson firefighters late Saturday night when a minivan caught fire on Fair Street near the intersection of Towners Road near the Patterson-Kent town line. More...

Vagina Monologues to Benefit Women’s Center

Jennie Marie Lambert is bringing a production of the Vagina Monologues to Carmel Saturday because as she explains: “There has never been a more important time to make our voices heard while spreading awareness about resources and safe places fo More...

Carmel School Job Fair is Huge Success

The Kay Casey Hall at Carmel High School resembled a college campus last Wednesday when some two dozen representatives of the world of work welcomed students for the school’s second annual job fair.  More...

Chicken Ordinance Headed to Public Discussion in March

The Carmel Town Board last week set a public hearing on an amendment to the town’s code that would allow residents of the greater Carmel-Mahopac area living on a half-acre of land to raise chickens on their property. More...

President’s Weekend Holiday Crashes Snarl Local Traffic

Holiday weekend plans for scores of motorists were delayed Friday afternoon when two crashes snarled traffic on a pair of heavily traveled roads.  The first took place on Route 22 in Patterson when a pick up truck collided with a small foreign c More...

Rapid Response Saves The Day in Putnam Lake

The shrill sound of a smoke detector awakened a Putnam Lake family last week when their house caught fire.  The time was 5 a.m. More...

Patterson Children Remember Vets for Valentine’s Day

Children attending programs at the Patterson Recreation Center created Valentine’s Day cards for veterans at the Castle Point VA Hospital in Beacon.  Putnam Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney collected the greetings and on Valentine’s More...

Water Meter Reading Reaches 21st Century In Carmel-Mahopac

Residents in the greater Carmel-Mahopac-Mahopac Falls area served by 13 municipal water districts will soon no longer have to read their own meters once a 21st century computerized system is installed.  More...

Caine’s Arcade Celebrated In Brewster

It all began when a 9-yearold boy from Los Angeles became bored during the summer of 2012.  Caine Monroy decided to build an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store by using a variety of items found around the sho More...

Million Page Challenge To Benefit Local Charity

Carmel’s Million Page Challenge is going strong!  Fifth and sixth graders at the George Fischer Middle School are hoping to read one million pages as a grade level to benefit a pair of non-for-profits.  More...

Brewster Becomes A Ghost Town

Day Without Immigrants Hits Strong

Downtown Brewster resembled a ghost town Thursday when newcomers to the United States participated in a “Day without Immigrants” campaign.  While no public protests or forums were held locally, some two dozen businesses owned and ope More...

Vincent Fanelli to Lead Putnam Lake Fire Department

A 15-year member of the Putnam Lake Fire Department will lead the volunteer fire agency in 2017.  Vincent Fanelli took his oath of office Saturday evening before family, friends and other firefighters from throughout the region at the department More...

Seniors Receive Seven Star Surprise

Children enrolled at the Seven Star School of Performing Arts bridged the generation gap on Valentine’s Day when 200 brightly decorated cards created by the children were delivered to the county’s Senior Center in Carmel.  More...

O’Keefe Plea To Be Considered Wednesday

The case against a retired Carmel police officer, former Carmel town councilman and previous member of the Mahopac Board of Education will be heard Wednesday in Putnam County Court as the result of a plea deal reached in connection with the case. More...

‘YE S’ Phone Scam Hits Putnam

If you receive a voice from an unfamiliar person asking: “Can you hear me?” or any other query provoking a ‘yes’ response, hang up the phone!  That’s the advice of State Police because as Troop K Major Robert Nuzzo More...

Uber Bill Passes Through State Senate

A bill that would permit ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate throughout Putnam County and the Hudson Valley passed through the New York State Senate last week by a 55-5 margin.  More...

Valentine’s Day Extra Special For Area Vets

More than 1,200 brightly colored Valentine's Day cards, each with a special message, made the day of romance special for patients at the Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Dutchess County thanks to children enrolled at the Kent Elementary School, Kent More...

Injured Owl Rescued By DEC Police

A barred owl is alive today thanks in part to a North Salem man and members of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police.  More...

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‘A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.' ~George R.R. Martin.