April 17, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

Putnam Shares Equipment

In a time where every municipality is trying to hold the line on its fiscal spending, Putnam County is working with its towns and villages to share equipment and facilities in order to save taxpayer dollars. More...

275 Years of Service & Counting

Six members of the Brewster Fire Department were recognized Saturday for their amazing combined 275 years of volunteer service to the county’s firefighting corps. More...

‘Office For Aging’ Changing Its Name

Putnam is a graying community with one in four residents now over the age of 60. The senior population has become the fastest growing segment of the county. More...

Trio Face Felony Assault Charges In Westchester

Three young men from Mahopac are facing felony charges in northern Westchester for allegedly assaulting an employee of a popular bar and grille in the town of Cortlandt. More...

Putnam Passport Day Next Saturday

Putnam’s annual Passport Day takes place next Saturday at the County Clerk’s office in Carmel. More...

Sheriff: Bigger Trucks Not Needed

Sheriff Don Smith traveled to Washington last week to speak out against proposed legislation increasing the size and weight limits for semitrailer trucks including triple rigs. Smith believes such federal legislation would endanger motorists. More...

Brewster Rapist Accused After Seven Years

A man who recently moved from Brewster to Long Island has been arrested on charges of raping a 16-year-old Putnam County girl seven years ago. More...

Brewster Chalice Thief Busted by Police

A northern Westchester man accused of stealing two Communion chalices and cash from St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster last month in what authorities called a shameless burglary is behind bars on felony counts of grand larceny. More...

George Hartshorn, Chief in the ’70s, Remembered As A ‘Giant of a Man’

George Hartshorn was remembered as a “giant of a man” who would give you the shirt off his back Sunday at a memorial service at the Cargain Funeral Home in Carmel. Hartshorn passed away April 9, six days shy of his 70th birthday. More...

Flashback: Fire Destroys The Historic Hotel Mahopac Fifty Years Ago

Fifty years ago this spring, a major event occurred in Mahopac which highlighted the radical change that was taking place in the community during the 1960s. More...

'Old Timers' Honored at Mahopac FD

What a party! What history! Two hundred members of emergency services corps from across the county traveled to Mahopac last weekend to partake in an Old Timers Breakfast that recognized the 100th anniversary of the Mahopac Fire Department. More...

Mother’s Dream Quilt Brings Awareness to Gun Violence

A dozen women spent the better part of a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the basement of the Desmond Fish Library in Garrison participating in a quilting bee that brought moms together to bring attention to gun violence in the U.S. More...

5,500 Households Served By CAP In 2013

The numbers are astounding for “affluent” Putnam County: More than 5.500 households were served by the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) in 2013. More...

Stroke Survivors To Be Honored At April 27 Putnam Heart Walk

Heart-Walk Sunday is scheduled for April 27 with two women from Brewster and Kent being recognized for their fight and determination as stroke survivors. More...

Remembering Vets With Flags

An army of volunteers will be up early next Saturday to place Old Glory at the gravesites of every member of the military buried in greater Southeast. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke