October 30, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

Fire Rages Through Village Shopping Center in Mahopac

Fire investigators on the state and local levels have determined the cause of last week’s early morning fire that damaged the Mahopac Village Shopping Center on Route 6 near the Carmel-Baldwin Place town line to be electrical in origin. More...

Jack & Samantha Hooten to be Laid to Rest

Newborn twins will be laid to rest Saturday during a private ceremony at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Westchester. More...

Putnam’s Unemployment Rate Declines in September

Putnam County’s rate of unemployment is the lowest in the Hudson Valley – and the fourth lowest in New York State. More...

Foreclosure Actions Increase Over Last Year

For the first time in five months, Putnam foreclosure actions have increased over last year. More...

Vigil Remembers Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic violence continues to plague Putnam County. One hundred people were on hand in Carmel Monday evening when the People Against Domestic Violence conducted its annual candlelight vigil to support victims of spousal abuse. More...

Woman Critically Injured on I-84 in Brewster

A 35 year old Connecticut woman reportedly not wearing her seatbelt was critically injured last week in a two vehicle crash on I-84 in Brewster. State Police identified the victim as Marie Rene of Bridgeport. More...

Police Dog Radar Locates Runaway Boy

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: Brooke Smith, a young mom residing along Route 52 at the Kent-East Fishkill town line, emerged from the bathroom last week and noticed the front door of her home ajar, with her 3-year-old son John Dani More...

Rotarians ‘Fill the Truck’ for Food Pantries

One thousand families will be benefitting this holiday season thanks to members of the Carmel Rotary and scores of area shoppers who “filled the truck” this month by donating groceries for local food pantries in the Carmel, Mahopac and Br More...

Fifth DWI Arrest for Lake Carmel Man

A 41-year-old Lake Carmel man has been arrested for the fifth time for driving while intoxicated. More...

Pumpkin Palooza at Tilly Foster

The World Series may be in full swing in San Francisco and Kansas City yet Putnam County hit a home run last Saturday with its Pumpkin Palooza at the Tilly Foster Farm. More...

Halloween Parade in Carmel

Downtown Carmel was a spooky place Sunday when dozens of boys and girls accompanied by their parents and grandparents took part in an annual Halloween event—the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association’s parade and party. More...

Sleep Disorder & Poor Safety Culture Caused Fatal Derailment, NTSB Says

In a blistering report, the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday outlined a host of lapses, including a weak safety culture and inadequate safety oversight throughout Metro-North Railroad, that led to five accidents in less than a year, le More...

High achievers

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Hydrant Flushing Sends ‘Gunk’ to Carmel Faucets

Dozens of homeowners residing in the Gleneida Ridge-Glenvue sections of Carmel flushed toilets or turned on the water tap last week only to find disgusting brown water gushing out. More...

Libby Pataki Helps Decorate for Halloween

New York State’s former First Lady and current Putnam Tourism Director Libby Pataki visited Smalley’s Inn in Carmel last week when proprietor Anthony Porto was decorating his business for More...

Mahopac Falls Man Faces New Charges

A Mahopac Falls man with a lengthy arrest record who nearly died following a stabbing three years ago was released from jail Monday after new charges were filed by Yorktown Police. More...

Road Dedication to Slain Cop John Falcone

A section of Route 9 in Dutchess County was dedicated last Thursday in memory of John Falcone, the Carmel resident and Poughkeepsie police officer shot and killed in the line of duty three years ago. More...

Salsa at Studio Around the Corner

Salsa came to Putnam County last weekend when the Studio Around the Corner in Brewster hosted two evenings of salsa lessons during an autumn celebration. More...

Troopers Make Felony DWI Arrests

Two area residents face felony charges in connection with alleged cases of DWI following their arrests on Interstates 84 and 684 in Southeast. More...

$75,000 Raised for Addiction Relief

Chemical dependency is becoming more of a critical issue across Putnam County with the deaths of some three dozen young people resulting from drug overdoses in the past two years. More...

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