June 27, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

PEARL Connects Putnam to the Outside World and Beyond

A dozen associates of Putnam's Emergency and Amateur Repeater League (PEARL) tested their ability to communicate with the outside world last weekend during the organization's annual 24-hour field day event.  Members spent the weekend at Sycamore More...

Foreclosures Actions Jump While Docketed Judgments Decline

Foreclosure actions jumped higher in May, the first time such an increase has occurred in months, while docketed foreclosure judgments, where people actually lose their homes, continue to decline across the county.  More...

Mahopac Principal Fulfills A Promise – To Kiss A Pig

The 2016-17 school year will be remembered for some time for children at the Fulmar Road Elementary School in Mahopac.  More...

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It’s Now Detective Sgt. Gerry Locascio

Family, friends and fellow officers–past and present–rose to their feet and applauded when Kent Town Supervisor Maureen Fleming administered the oath of office to Kent Police Detective Sgt. More...

‘How to Adult’ Workshop Set

The Kent Public Library is excited to offer an all-new life skills series for teens, HOW TO ADULT, Saturdays starting July 8th from 1:00pm-2:00pm this summer. Students ages 14 & up are invited to choose from a series of five sessions. More...

Putnam Unemployment Remains as Lowest in Region

Once again Putnam County finds itself with the lowest rate of unemployment in the Hudson Valley.  The NYS Department of Labor reported last week that for the month of May, Putnam’s rate of unemployment was not only the lowest in the region More...

Cops Save Infant Trapped Inside Sweltering Car

A rapid response on the part of emergency responders averted a calamity for a local family when a mom accidentally locked her keys inside a sweltering car containing her infant son.  With temperatures in the upper 80’s, police and EMS were More...

Multi-Car Wreck Snarls I-684 Traffic

A multi-car pile-up on Route 684 in Southeast last week turned the interstate into a 10-mile long parking lot.  State Police were summoned shortly after noon Tuesday for the crash that according to Troop K Public Information Officer Trooper Meli More...

Putnam Blood Drive 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...

Carmel American Legion Elects Officers

By unanimous votes, officers of the American Legion, Marne Post 270, located in Carmel have been elected.  Leading the local Legion post for the 2017-18 year will be Commander Guido Boniello; First Vice Commander Arthur Kiernan, Second Vice Comm More...

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A Call to Action to Combat Drug Crisis

With Old Glory being fanned by strong breezes in the backdrop of the Sybil Ludington statue in downtown Carmel, some two dozen men, women and children hosted Putnam’s first March for Recovery last Tuesday.  The Putnam contingent joined rec More...

Auction Items Needed For Putnam 4-H Fair

The 46th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair is only one month away and a call has gone out for items needed for the fair’s Country Living Auction.  Organizers expressed hope that donors would come forward with new and nearly new lawn furniture More...

More Bad News for Former Chamber Director Erin Meagher

It was another week of bad news for convicted former Greater Carmel- Mahopac Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Erin Meagher.  The Putnam Legislature’s Economic Development Committee heard from Bill Nulk, chairman of the Putnam IDA, wh More...

Nine Members of the Brewster Class of 2017 Off to the Military

The Brewster High School Class of 2017 was a patriotic group of young men and women, with nine of the graduates entering the military.  More...

Mahopac Man Jailed in Putnam Arrested By Yorktown Authorities

A Mahopac man already incarcerated at the Putnam Correctional Facility was arrested by Yorktown Police last Tuesday on a warrant issued by the Yorktown Town Court.  More...

Raymond Hill Cemetery Thievery Leads to Arrest of Pawling Man

A Pawling man is facing a lengthy state prison term for allegedly stealing more than $250,000 in cash and equipment from the Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel.  State Police Thursday reported the arrest of Robert Bauer, 47, in connection with the More...

FOP Pig Roast A Great Success

The weatherman cooperated with pleasant summer conditions when the Putnam County Stephen Driscoll Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police hosted its annual pig toast and clam bake at the Brewster Elks Club.  More...

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