December 18, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

Influenza Reported in Putnam County

Five cases of confirmed influenza have been reported across Putnam County with two of the victims admitted to Putnam Hospital Center for treatment. Commissioner of Health Dr. More...

Holiday Blood Drive December 26

Putnam’s semi-annual blood drive sponsored by the Stephen Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, local residents serving with the Fire Department of New York and the Carmel Knights of Columbus take More...

Scabies Outbreak at Kent Nursing Home

The Putnam County Health Department is monitoring an outbreak of scabies at a Kent nursing home. More...

Bicyclist Accused in 15 Store Robberies

A Dutchess County man is facing felony charges in connection with 15 armed robberies throughout the lower Hudson Valley including the December 2nd heist at Deli Land on Route 52 in Lake Carmel. More...

Man Charged with Violating Leandra’s Law

A 33-year-old Lake Peekskill man has been charged with two felonies following his arrest early Saturday for DWI. Juan Garcia was observed behind the wheel of his Honda at 2:30 a.m. More...

‘Dirtman’ Agrees to Clean Up Illegal Landfill in Mahopac

A Mahopac man who pleaded guilty in 2012 to operating an illegal construction and demolition debris landfill within the New York City watershed in Mahopac and who spent four months of weekend incarceration at the Putnam Correctional Facility has agre More...

Stormville Woman Badly Injured In Kent Crash

A Stormville woman was critically injured early Monday in a single-car crash on Farmers Mills Road in western Kent. Kent Police identified the victim as Meghan Nagle, 31. More...

Kids Reward Putnam’s “Highway Heroes”

Children attending Camp Herrlich’s Before and After School programs decided to give back to some of Putnam’s unsung heroes during the holidays. More...

Motorists Get Welcome Holiday Gift of Falling Gas Prices

Motorists are getting a welcome holiday gift this year: The cheapest gasoline in years! As on Wednesday afternoon, prices range from $2.85 a gallon for regular in Patterson to $2.93 in Mahopac, to $2.87 in Brewster, and $2.91 for a gallon in Carmel. More...

Holiday Toy Distribution Gets Underway in Putnam

Putnam Community Action Program’s Toys for Tots program gets underway today (Thursday) with distribution taking place from 50 Main Street in Brewster. More...

Foreclosures Remain A Concern

Four hundred eight foreclosure actions have taken place in Putnam County for the first eleven months of the year. While the numbers are high, they fall below last year’s 488 foreclosures reported for the same January-November period. More...

27 Graduate Putnam’s Youth Court

The historic Putnam County Courthouse was filled to the rafters when 27 young people from throughout the region took their oaths of office and became the 27th anniversary graduates of Putnam County Youth Court. More...

Community Action Program Asks for Funds

Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) is in need of funds. More...

Grant for Explosives Detection Canines Received

Putnam County will soon be home to a pair of explosives detection canine teams thanks to Uncle Sam. The Sheriff’s Department successfully won a grant in 2013 to cover the cost of the dog, a canine vehicle along with training and equipment. More...

Mahopac Falls Community Gives Back

The hamlet of Mahopac Falls is a tightly knit community. More...

Troopers Cracking Down On Aggressive Driving

Motorists are being warned this holiday season: State Police from Troop K will have additional troopers on the roads in an effort to crack down on aggressive and drunken driving. More...

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"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~Norman Vincent Peale