April 16, 2015 RSS feed / General Stories

Three Hurt in Patterson Crash

A section of Route 22 in Patterson resembled a demolition derby when during the morning rush hour three vehicles collided snarling traffic for over an hour in both directions along the heavily traveled road. More...

Two Charged with Probation Violation

Residents of Garrison and Kent likely face prison time for allegedly violating the terms and conditions of their court ordered probation. More...

Spring Like Temperatures Greet Winter-Time Bathers

Old Man Winter was no where to be found Saturday when hundreds of swimmers donned their summer swimsuits and dove into the chilly waters of Sycamore Lake in Mahopac to raise money for what has become a Putnam tradition. More...

Texting to 911 Under Review

Putnam’s 9-1-1 Dispatch Center receives upwards of 100 calls each day from individuals seeking assistance. What happens if a person is physically unable to communicate by a voice call such as someone who is speech or hearing impaired? More...

Bank Robber Sentenced to Life in Prison

Exceptional police work on the part of Carmel Police and the Putnam Sheriff's Department working in conjunction with the FBI resulted in the convictions of two men wanted for a 2010 robbery of the TD Bank in Mahopac—one of eight armed heists co More...

Intoxicated Driver Causes Demolition Derby

A report of a multi vehicle crash on North Main and Hoyt Streets in Brewster resulted in the arrest of a local resident on charges of drunken driving. Brewster Village Police received the call last week at 7:15 p.m. More...

Pam Forde Is An Angel to Families In Need

Pam Forde, a book designer by trade, found herself in a frightening position a quarter century ago when one of her children talked about suicide. More...

Elementary Kids Raise Funds Through Colorful Painting

Mother Nature cooperated for a change Saturday as children at the Matthew Patterson Elementary School were painted in a variety of bright colors and participated in a PTO sponsored 1st annual Great Color-a-Thon. More...

Confirmation of New EMS Commissioner Stalled

Putnam County legislators agreed Monday that Tony Sutton had seen it all during his years in the emergency services community, and the licensed paramedic was the man for the job as Putnam’s new Commissioner of Emergency Services. More...

Brewster Fire Department Celebrates 145 Years

The Brewster Fire Department has been serving residents of the Brewster-Southeast area for the past 145 years. More...

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Kent Crash

A Carmel man suffered severe leg trauma when his speeding motorcycle collided with a car on Route 52 north of the Lake Carmel FD headquarters. More...

Students Raise Funds for St. Jude's

The tradition continued last weekend at Brewster High School. For the seventh consecutive year members of the school's Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society worked with third graders from the John F. Kennedy Elementary School to raise money for St. More...

Spring Fling to Honor Brewster Educators

Four career educators will be honored Friday when the Brewster Education Foundation conducts its annual gala benefit dinner. Spring Fling takes place at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

Mahopac Woman Charged with Identity Theft

A Mahopac woman has been arrested on felony charges of identity theft and possession of a forged instrument after allegedly forging a personal check. More...

Sex Offender Charged with Failing to Report Whereabouts

A Level 3 registered sex offender is behind bars for failing to report to authorities his relocation from a Southeast motel to a an apartment on Route 6 in Brewster. William Deitz, 66, was arrested last week by the Sheriff’s Department. More...

Arrest Follows Mother-Son Brawl

A 23 year old Southeast man is facing charges for allegedly attacking his mother in the family’s Village Drive townhouse. More...

Tossed Cigarette Butt Ignites Southeast Factory

Employees of one of America’s largest plumbing supply companies, Matco- Norca, will no longer be tossing cigarette butts into a mulch pile at the side of the sprawling structure in Southeast. More...

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