March 21, 2017 RSS feed / General Stories

Mahopac Girl Scouts Celebrate 105th Birthday Of Girl Scout Founder

More than 125 Girl Scouts from kindergarten all the way to high school gathered at the Austin Road School in western Mahopac Thursday evening to celebrate the 105th birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scout movement.  More...

Car Slams Into Home In Mahopac Falls

Members of the Morais family in Mahopac Falls were enjoying a quiet and peaceful Monday afternoon last week when their house suddenly shook.  A car traveling along Route 6N went out of control, drove across the lawn and plowed into the front of More...

Fire In Southeast Intentionally Set To Protect Bog Turtles

As the region’s emergency services providers ramped up for the Blizzard of 2017, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation crews last Monday lit fires at the Bog Brook Conservation Area in Southeast to protect an endangered specie More...

NYC Mayor Cleared In Probe Involving Putnam Democrats

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been vindicated of any criminality in a probe related to campaign financing for State Senate races in Putnam County.  The New York State Board of Elections investigated 2014 fundraising efforts of the mayor More...

Kindergarten Registration Rescheduled for Wednesday in Carmel

The weatherman played havoc last week when upwards of two feet of snow fell on the region canceling school and dozens of other activities.  Kindergarten registration in the Carmel School District was one of those programs that went by the waysid More...

Fire At Mahopac Falls Eatery Sends Out The Troops

The switchboard at the Putnam 9-1-1 Center in Carmel lit up like a Christmas tree Thursday morning at 6 a.m. More...

House Burns In Patterson

Smoke detectors became activated at a home on Cornwall Hill Road in Patterson early Saturday but when firefighters reached the scene they determined the fire was located in a residence across the street.   More...

Children's Committee Scholarships Available

Scholarships are being made available to graduating Putnam high school students this year who desire to further their education.  The Putnam County Children’s Committee in 2016 distributed thousands of dollars in scholarship money to stude More...

Thirty-Six Residents To Become Citizens

Putnam County’s first Naturalization ceremony of 2017 that was postponed last week until April 12 due to the blizzard will welcome 36 of America’s newest citizens.  The event takes place at the Historic Putnam Courthouse. More...

Putnam’s Acker Seeks State Supreme Court Judgeship

Christi Acker, Principal Court Attorney for Putnam State Supreme Court Justice James Rooney, hopes to become the area’s next Supreme Court Judge.  Acker, a town justice in Pine Plains, was elected to her third term as town magistrate in 20 More...

Kent Republicans Seek Candidates

Residents of the Lake Carmel-Kent area interested in seeking public office this fall running on the Republican line are asked to send their resume to Kent GOP officials.  A seat on the Putnam Legislature will be up for grabs along with the town& More...

Putnam Passport Day Expands To Both Eastern And Western Putnam

Putnam’s 6th annual Passport Day will be expanding next month to both the eastern and western sides of the county.  County Clerk Michael Bartolotti will be on hand April 8 at the Philipstown Town Hall and again on April 22 at the Putnam Cl More...

Homeless Man Arrested For Burglarizing

A man with no known address apparently seeking shelter during last week’s blizzard now faces a variety of charges for allegedly breaking into a residence in the exclusive Sedgewood Club in western Kent. More...

Champions For Children Breakfast Planned For Mahopac

A highly recognized child advocate will be in Putnam April 3 to address the county’s first annual Champions for Children Breakfast sponsored by the Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County.  More...

Douchkoff to Seek Reelection as Kent Town Justice

Kent Town Justice Kevin Douchkoff has made it official. More...

Weird Crime of the week

Broomstick Assault Leads To Arrest

A Lake Carmel man faces felony charges of assault as well as drug possession and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for allegedly attacking a woman with a broom stick in Lake Carmel.  Kent Police were summoned Wednesday at 7:45 am to the reside More...

Pawling Public Radio Now Available on New Train App  Free Access 

Pawling Public Radio Chair Bill Bonecutter announced WPWL 103.7 FM is now streaming daily on the innovative MetroNorthStation.com app developed by New Rochelle partners, Ed Smith and Rick DuFort. More...

Pasta Dinner Benefits Family And Community

‘Buon Appetito’ was heard over and over again Thursday evening when 350 men, women and children gathered in Brewster for a pasta dinner organized by teachers at the Henry Wells Middle School.  More...

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