July 28, 2016 RSS feed / General Stories

Putnam Park Goes To The Dogs for Kennel Club Show

The Putnam Veterans Memorial Park became a haven for dogs last weekend when the Putnam Kennel Club conducted its annual dog show, drawing dog enthusiasts from all over the county. More...

Lawmakers Receive Zika Virus Lesson

Members of the Putnam Legislature thought they were back in school last Thursday evening when representatives of the county Health Department paid a visit. More...

Move-Over Law Expanded To Include Firefighters And EMS

Drivers throughout Putnam County must now slow down and move over for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers as well as police and maintenance vehicles along roadsides. Gov. More...

Brewster Scouts Earn 83 Merit Badges At Scout Reservation

It was a week to remember for members of Brewster Troop One as 27 young men earned 83 merit badges in addition to the top award during the troop’s annual week-long visit at Camp Waubeeka located on the Curtis Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lak More...

County Sales Tax Revenue Soars, But Big Jump is Misleading

For the first six months of 2016 Putnam experienced one of the largest percentage increases in sales tax revenue of any county across New York State. More...

Carmel Businessman Averts Calamity

Ed Galligan, proprietor of the Carmel Flower Shop at the Putnam Plaza in Carmel, read an article last week regarding the importance of carbon monoxide detectors in places of business. More...

Auxiliary Makes Contribution to Hospital

Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary has kept its promise by donating $125,000 to the county’s only medical center to help support the PHC Emergency Department. More...

Hamilton Fish, Gone Now 20 Years, and His Putnam Roots

Hamilton Fish Jr. was a man of honor, courage and high ethical standards. Fish died of cancer 20 years ago this past Saturday after representing residents of Putnam County and the entire Hudson Valley in Congress for 26 years. More...

Weird Crime of the week

High-Speed Chase on Taconic Nets Repeat DWI Offender

A former Carmel resident with numerous alcohol related arrests now faces state prison after being charged by State Police with aggravated DWI following a high speed pursuit on the Taconic State Parkway and I-84. More...

Grant Writers Needed In Putnam

New York State’s strategic plan for economic development begins at the local level with the “Consolidated Funding Application” process. More...

Smoke and Flames in Putnam Lake

An early morning fire Thursday damaged a residence in Putnam Lake. Firefighters were summoned at 5:25 a.m. More...

Dancing Under The Stars At West Point

The West Point Band’s Music Under the Stars summer concert series continues with the fifth annual “Dancing Under the Stars” on Saturday, August 13, at 7:30pm at Trophy Point Amphitheater. More...

Florrie Kaye’s Tea Room Is A Family Affair

Florrie Kaye’s Tea Room at 69 Gleneida Ave. in downtown Carmel will bring back memories of yesteryear while providing customers with unusual British specialties. More...

Southeast Museum’s Treasure Box Workshop

Treasures were on the minds of those attending Saturday’s Cultural Arts Series at the Southeast Museum. More...

Serino Bill to Make Feminine Hygiene Products Tax-Free Signed by Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursday signed a bill into law that will eliminate sales tax on feminine hygiene products. More...

More Shocking Results At Buckle Up Check Point

For the second time this month, State Police and NYS Park Police conducted a six-hour weekend checkpoint at the entrance to the FDR State Park off the Taconic State Parkway and the number of summonses written was shocking. More...

Economic Development Corp. Working to Bring Jobs

Jill Varrichio is a busy woman these days, attempting to attract commerce and industry into Putnam County. More...

Tad Waclawski is Putnam County’s Newest Eagle Scout

Tad Waclawski, a 2016 graduate of Brewster High School, is Putnam County’s newest Eagle Scout. Waclawski took the Eagle Scout oath last weekend before family, friends, fellow scouts and local dignitaries at a Court of Honor ceremony at St. More...

Cyclists Ride for Jimmy O’Neill

The rumble of motorcycles was heard throughout the region Sunday when the Stephen Driscoll Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) conducted its annual motorcycle rally to benefit local charities. More...

Senator Gillibrand Meets With Farmers

Fishkill Farms was the site Friday afternoon of a roundtable discussion led by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, as she met with local farmers. More...

Crackdown On Sale Of Synthetic Drugs

Putnam County lawmakers have commended Governor Andrew Cuomo for implementing a new statewide enforcement action to combat the illegal sale of synthetic drugs. More...

Brewster Farmers Market One Of Four Serving The County

A sign of summer has returned to Putnam County. The Brewster Farmers Market is open for the season featuring a wide variety of producers and purveyors of the finest food available anywhere. More...

Crashes Snarl Interstate Traffic

Sections of Routes 84 and 684 resembled parking lots in Southeast Sunday afternoon following crashes that sent numerous people to area hospitals. More...

Fire Damages Putnam Valley Home

An early morning fire Sunday damaged a home on Church Road in Putnam Valley. Firefighters were summoned at 2:15 a.m. for a report of a structure fire at a dwelling commonly called the Poker House. More...

National Night Out Tuesday

The hamlet of Putnam Lake will be joining thousands of communities across the U.S. next Tuesday for America’s 33rd annual National Night Out – a crime and drug prevention initiative. More...

Sweet Treats at Helado Gelato

Walk into the quaint surroundings of Helado Gelato Creamery on Main Street in Brewster and be prepared for something truly refreshing and delicious. More...

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Weekly Quotation

'The days draw out, the weather gets warmer, and it’s what we call summer, with a bitter laugh when we’ve said it.' ~Stan Barstow