January 17, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

Volunteers Create Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention

Thousands of pinwheels will be on display throughout Putnam County this spring thanks to the Pinwheel Campaign in tandem with April being declared as Child Abuse Awareness Month.  The Child Advocacy Center, working in conjunction with county gov More...

Bowling Fundraiser Planned For Carmel FD

The Carmel FD annual fundraising bowling tournament is still two months away but organizers have reminded the public to register early since according to one of the tourney’s coordinators “lanes always fill up fast.”  Michael D More...

Kent Town Board Organizes For 2017

The Kent Town Board has organized for 2017.  Board members approved a lengthy 66 item agenda last Wednesday before a small audience at Kent Town Hall.  Councilman William Huestis was appointed as Deputy Supervisor by Supervisor Maureen Flem More...

Joyful End for Former Addicts in Putnam County

Seven residents of Putnam County drew cheers and applause for accomplishing what some believed was the impossible—completion of the rigorous two year long Putnam Drug Treatment Court Program.  More...

Nine Acres Donated To Land Trust

Nine acres of pristine land located in western Kent has been donated to the Putnam Land Trust by Kim Amburgey and Philip Rainaldi.  The property off Pudding Street near Lake Tibet will protect the Peekskill Hollow Brook that flows along Peekskil More...

Grigoroff Motion To Dismiss Murder Conviction Filed

The attorney for Anthony Grigoroff, the man convicted of murdering John Marcinak outside his Garrison garage following a botched robbery on New Year’s Eve Day 2008, and who remains incarcerated at the Putnam Correctional Facility, filed a motio More...

Food Pantries Benefit From Carmel Rotarians

Food pantries from throughout eastern Putnam are benefiting this month from the generosity of shoppers who donated to the Carmel Rotary’s recent ‘Fill the Truck’ campaign.  More...

Couple Arrested in Brewster for Drug & Weapons Possession

A Danbury couple stopped by State Police on Route 84 in Brewster when a Honda in which they were riding allegedly failed to maintain its lane of travel is facing felony charges when three loaded handguns and a cache of marijuana was reportedly found. More...

Sister of Carmel Man Killed in Yorktown Crash Arrested

The sister of a Carmel man killed last fall in a tragic motorcycle crash in Yorktown now faces charges in Prince George’s County, Maryland. More...

Eight Putnam DWI Arrests Recorded By State Police

The State Police effort to rid area roads of potentially dangerous and deadly drunken motorists continued to prove advantageous last week when 16 drivers were arrested for alcohol related offenses.  Of the 16, eight were either residents of Putn More...

Sasha Ono Featured On 2017 Grammy Ballot

Sasha Ono, an orchestra teacher in the Brewster School District, is being featured on the album “Renew” which has received a Grammy ballot for the 2017 Grammy Awards.  The album also features Grammy Award winning artists Shunzo Ohno More...

Legislature Committee Assignments Established

Committee assignments for the Putnam Legislature were announced Friday by the ninemember governing body’s chairwoman Ginny Nacerino.  More...

Home Foreclosures Drop Dramatically

While foreclosures continued to decline across Putnam County in 2016, the numbers of families losing their homes to foreclosure judgments increased by 72 for the year gone by.  More...

State DOT To Investigate Traffic Patterns Near Carmel-North Salem Line

The New York State Department of Transportation has begun a query into traffic patterns affecting scores of Putnam motorists each day.  More...

A ‘Labor of Love’ for Shawn Keeler

Shawn Keeler, after years of voluntarily serving the Putnam Valley Fire Department, including most recently as fire chief, is giving up the post to spend more time with family.  He has spent nine years as one of the Putnam Valley Fire Department More...

O’Keefe Case Adjourned Until March

The case against a retired Carmel police officer, former Carmel town councilman and previous member of the Mahopac Board of Education is nearing completion, according to District Attorney Robert Tendy.   More...

Brutality Charges Reinstated Against Former Sheriff’s Investigator

Retired Sheriff’s Investigator Pat Castaldo will soon be back in court after an indictment against him was reinstated last Wednesday by the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court.  More...

Local Master Gardeners Graduate

Thirteen area residents have completed a 12 week curriculum conducted by members of the Cornell University faculty, Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, members of the horticulture industry and selected senior Master Gardeners volunteers and have More...

Putnam Hunter Cited Nine Times for Illegal Hunting

A hunter from Putnam County has some explaining to do when appearing in North Salem Town Court later this month following his arrest by the New York State DEC Police for hunting violations.  More...

A Call for Hope at King Prayer Walk for Immigration Awareness

Americans celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday and in remembrance of the civil rights leader, a number of Putnam County residents gathered for a candlelight prayer walk bringing awareness to immigration reform.  More...

Beacon Man Charged In Nelsonville Assault

A Beacon faces a variety of charges in connection with an alleged assault that took place Saturday in Nelsonville.  State Police arrested Terrence Brennan, 22, after he reportedly threatened an acquaintance with brass knuckles during the attack. More...

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