December 8, 2016 RSS feed / General Stories

County Seat Becomes Shopper’s Paradise

Parking was at a premium throughout the Putnam County seat Saturday as scores of holiday shoppers jammed downtown Carmel which was turned into a festive paradise.  Bazaars and craft sales at St. More...

Women’s Republican Club Rekindles GOP Spirit

Responding to a request from the leadership of the NYS Federation of Republican Women, Putnam’s GOP Chairman Anthony Scannapieco has established the Putnam County Republican Women’s Club.  More...

Cause of Plane Crash Near Putnam Border A Mystery

The National Transportation Safety Board has found no mechanical defects in a single engine Beech aircraft that crashed in the Titicus Reservoir in North Salem about a mile from the Putnam border November 20, 2015, killing its two occupants.  More...

Emergency Services Studies False Alarms

Each week police, fire and EMS providers are summoned to a large number of false alarms resulting from malfunctioning alarm systems.  The nuisance calls are time consuming but when a panic alarm, burglar alarm, fire alarm, hold up alarm, carbon More...

Trespassing Hunter Arrested in Southeast

A local hunter faces charges of trespassing on posted property, illegal taking of protected wildlife and possessing the license of another person following his arrest last week in Southeast.  New York State Environmental Conservation Officers Cr More...

Small Business Saturday A Success in Putnam

Putnam's Small Business Saturday was a success throughout the county with local merchants promoting their mom and pop stores. The day highlighted and emphasized more than spending money. More...

Dozens Partake in Annual Teen Health Day

Young people from across the county converged on Carmel FD headquarters Friday for the Putnam Health Department sponsored 3rd annual Teen Health Day.  Teens and adults through the age of 24 visited, many undergoing free and confidential health s More...

18 Inducted Into Carmel Business Honor Society

Congratulations to the Class of 2016's Carmel High School Business Honor Society.  Eighteen students were inducted into the prestigious organization during a ceremony last week at CHS before family, friends and fellow students.  More...

Four Charged in Three Kent Drug Busts

Residents of Putnam Valley, Lake Carmel and North Salem face charges in Kent Town Court later this month following their arrests for drug possession in the Town of Kent.  Kent Police Chief Alex DiVernieri announced the arrests last Wednesday of More...

Father and Son Plead Guilty in Trash Hauling Scam

A father and son residing in Brewster have pleaded guilty to charges of inflating the tonnage of trash hauled from commercial businesses in Westchester during the past two years while a third business partner has also been accused in the case.  More...

Carmel Firefighters Brighten Kids’ Days

Carmel firefighters will be making the holidays bright and cheery for dozens of children hospitalized at the Maria Ferrari Children’s Hospital in Valhalla. More...

Small Business Gets a Boost Thanks to New Business Development Center

More than 90 percent of Putnam's some 900 entrepreneurships are considered to be a “small business” and now for the first time in more than a decade, free advice for local businesspeople is being provided countywide by the NYS Small Busin More...

Wild Monday for Fire and EMS Staff

It was a wild beginning of the week for fire, police and emergency services providers throughout the county after the region’s first snowfall of the season covered many secondary and tertiary roads forcing the delayed opening of all Putnam Coun More...

Future of Carmel School District Explored During Strategic Planning

One hundred fifty residents of the Carmel School District conversed in a strategic planning session to help chart the future of Putnam's largest school system.  Last Tuesday's gathering at Carmel High was divided into two sessions with participa More...

Final Approval for Mahopac’s Stop & Shop

Residents of northern Mahopac and southern Carmel will have a new supermarket to frequent in the not-to-distant future once a new Stop & Shop is constructed at the Lake Plaza Shopping Center on Route 6 in Mahopac.  More...

Man Jailed for Verbally Attacking Spanish Speaking Woman

A previously convicted Putnam Lake felon in the possession of a .22 caliber rifle, who allegedly verbally accosted a Spanish speaking woman, was remanded to jail last week on weapons possession and harassment charges.  The Sheriff’s Depart More...

In a Switch, Amendment to Butterfield Lease Approved With No Outcry

The final action was anticlimactic. More...

Holiday Toy Drive Underway

Toys for the underprivileged are on the minds of several agencies across the county with the Christmas-Chanukah holidays rapidly approaching.  The Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) is once again teaming up with the Sheriff's Department Cadet More...

BOCES Honors Putnam Valley Students

Two students from Putnam Valley enrolled in special programs at the PutnamNorthern Westchester BOCES have been recognized for their achievements.  Dean Fejes, an 8th grader at Fox Meadow Middle/ High School, and Jonell Rios Losado, a student at More...

Man Busted Twice in Six Hours

It was a bad day all around for an Orange County man in Putnam County when he was arrested twice within a sixhour time frame.  The Sheriff's Department reported the arrest Thursday of Kyle Hetman, 18, of Fort Montgomery, for incidents that occur More...

Nails Placed in Neighbor’s Driveway Leads to Arrest

A Patterson man is facing multiple charges for allegedly placing nails in his neighbor’s driveway on two separate occasions damaging the tires on the victim’s car.  The Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest last week of Jose More...

Lake Carmel Man Charged with Assault

A Lake Carmel man has some explaining to do when appearing next week in Kent Town Court following his arrest for assault and criminal mischief.  Jeffrey Oakes, 47, was arrested last Wednesday following a brawl with a 60 year old resident of Kent More...

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