April 25, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

CAP’s Partners Recognized at Annual Luncheon

More than 6,000 households were served by the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) in 2016.  In order to assist such a large number, CAP teams up with its community partners.  More...

‘Pizza with a Purpose’ Benefits Putnam Children’s Committee

Steve and Lenny Sauro are at it again.  After donating substantial dollars to a variety of local organizations resulting from a portion of pizza sales generated each month from their Town Square Pizza, the entrepreneurs last week presented the P More...

Dozens Make Use of Free Coin and Stamp Appraisals

A steady stream of stamp and coin enthusiasts as well as those hoping to find unsuspecting treasure visited the Carmel firehouse last weekend for the annual Croton River Coin Club’s free appraisals.  More...

Alleged Sex Offender Arrested

A Connecticut man wanted for allegedly molesting a 17 year old boy at a private residence near the Patterson- Pawling line faces eight felony charges following his arrest by Brewster State Police.  Richard Spring, 50, of New Fairfield, was arres More...

Foreclosures Continue To Decline

For the first time in years both new foreclosure actions and docketed foreclosure judgments–where people actually lose their homes–have declined across the county.  More...

Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Route 6

A multi-vehicle crash involving a truck filled with hay in addition to several cars closed Route 6 in Southeast last Wednesday afternoon until the carnage was removed from the highway and several victims treated for minor injuries.  The mishap o More...

Medication Take Back Day is Saturday

Officials at Putnam Hospital Center, the Communities that Care Coalition, Putnam Health Department and the Sheriff’s Department are reminding residents this week to begin cleaning out their medicine cabinets in preparation for the county’ More...

School Board Races: Old and New Faces on the Ballot

Putnam’s school board races next month resemble a “tale of two cities” with challenged seats on the eastern side of the county and candidates with no opposition seeking office on the western side.  More...

Brewster 5th Graders Bring Home the Gold From Saratoga Springs

Fifteen students enrolled in a creative arts class at the C.V. More...

Carmel Alumni Provides ‘Rockin’ Good Time’

Carmel High School alumni Jeremy Anderson returned to his alma mater and provided students with a “rockin’ good time.”  Anderson and his band, Jovan, performed before the school’s Rock ‘n Roll club in addition to as More...

150+ Residents Partake in Putnam Passport Day

More than 150 residents planning to travel abroad later this year participated in Passport Day last Saturday at the County Clerk’s Office in Carmel–the largest ever.  A staff of county employees led by County Clerk Michael Bartolotti More...

Rotarians to Help Food Pantries

Carmel Rotarians are asking the public to be generous this weekend when shopping at ShopRite in Carmel by donating groceries for the area’s food pantries. More...

Refurbished Prospect Hill Road Bridge In The Offing

It’s been a decade since the last vehicle crossed the Prospect Hill Road Bridge in Southeast – but new hope looms for those inconvenienced by its closure.  Signs were erected in the summer of 2007 at Route 312 across from the Tilly F More...

Firefighters Extricate Victim Following Mahopac Falls Crash

One man was extricated from his demolished car following a two vehicle crash on Secor Road and Hill Street in Mahopac Falls last week.  The mishap occurred around 2 pm when one of the vehicles drove off the road upon impact and careened into a w More...

Brewster Couple Charged In $33,000 Crime Spree

A Brewster couple faces felony charges in Connecticut for allegedly stealing $33,000 in what authorities described as an “elaborate merchandise returning scheme.”  Connecticut State Police arrested Kenneth Matthews, 31, and Marissa G More...

Brewster Native Dies In Connecticut Crash

A former Brewster man died last week in a Connecticut motorcycle crash.  Martin Van Buren Amidon IX resided in Newtown, Conn. More...

Amy Sayegh To Seek District No. 8 County Legislative Seat

Amy Sayegh, founder of Community Cares, an organization assisting women with their family responsibilities while battling serious illness, announced her candidacy Friday evening to seek election for the Putnam Legislature seat now held by three-term More...

Bill Keating Has Plenty of Living To Do

At the age of 88, most people want to sit back and take it easy – not Mahopac’s Bill Keating!  More...

Courier Speaks at Meet the Media Panel

‘Men Who Cook’ To Honor Local Bank

One of Putnam’s premier events each spring centers on community service and culinary delights.  More...

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