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Brewster Boy Scouts Conduct Court of Honor

Brewster Boy Scout Troop One was founded in 1910 – the first year of scouting in America, and the tradition of the Boy Scouts has continued in Putnam County thanks to the troop’s leadership since that time. More...

Putnam’s Unemployment Rate at 4.3 %, Down from Last Year

The State Labor Department last week reported Putnam's rate of unemployment for May at 4.3 percent, down from 5.1 percent in May, 2014. Putnam has remained with the lowest rate of joblessness in the Hudson Valley for the past 32 months. More...

Patterson Woman Charged With Felony DWI

A Patterson woman is facing felony charges of DWI following a two car hit-andrun crash in Putnam Lake. State Police arrested Michelle Drummond, 45, last Friday after responding to a call of a two vehicle crash on Fairfield Drive. More...

Judge Thomas Scuccimarra Reappointed to Court of Claims

Governor Andrew Cuomo has reappointed Putnam’s own Judge Thomas Scuccimarra to the NYS Court of Claims. More...

Summer Vacations Have Arrived

School bells have been put to rest for the summer as more than 14,000 Putnam school children and hundreds of their teachers are on summer recess. More...

Motorists Outraged By Timing On Highway Construction

Drivers using Route 52 in the Carmel-Lake Carmel area saw RED last Thursday morning when contractors installing wiring needed for new traffic lights in the county seat decided to begin the day’s work at 8 a.m. More...

Cause of Indian Point Fire Pinned on Insulation Failure

The May 9 fire at Entergy’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant occurred due to a failure of insulation in a main transformer, which then caused it to short-circuit and catch fire, the company said Tuesday. More...

400-Plus Graduate from MHS Despite a Year of Interruptions

Mahopac High School Principal Adam Pease said it best: “We had an interesting year this year. More...

Brewster’s Sue Pigat to Play in National Senior Games

Sue Pigat looks nothing like a senior citizen, yet the soon-to-be 52 year old from Brewster couldn’t wait for her 50th birthday so she could participate in the National Senior Games. More...

Holiday Festivities Galore Across Putnam

Three unique fireworks displays are planned for the Independence Day holiday weekend in Putnam County. On Friday, the Southeast fireworks spectacular will light up the skies over the Highlands Shopping Center off Route 312 and I-84. More...

Rock Slide KO’s Water at Southeast Condo Complex

The weekend rains wreaked havoc for the 136- unit Stonecrest senior citizen apartment complex in Southeast when on Sunday morning, a large boulder which authorities said was the size of a Mini Cooper, along with several smaller large stones, broke lo More...

Driver Inexperience Contributed to Crash

Driver inexperience has been cited in a serious personal injury crash in Southeast that sent four people to the hospital. More...

Burglary Leads to Arrest of Convicted Felon

A 22 year old Kent woman, a convicted felon, now faces state prison following her arrest by Kent Police for burglarizing a Lake Carmel home last month. More...

Mountain Biker Rescued From Wilds of Kent

An 18 year old Somers man got more than he bargained for when taking a bike trek in the wilds of Kent. Richard Luadamo went missing Thursday night around 8:30 p.m. in the Mt. Nimham area and as darkness fell friends became concerned and called 9-1-1. More...

Credit Card Fraud Leads to Arrest

A Southeast woman faces numerous felony charges for allegedly using another person’s credit card to make $590 worth of fraudulent purchases. State Police arrested Heather Zito, 44, last Thursday following the April spending spree. More...

Putnam Blood Drive Helps With Demand

A steady stream of donors during Putnam’s semi-annual blood drive last Friday sponsored by the Driscoll Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police in conjunction with the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, the Carmel Knights of Columbus lodge and More...

Fireworks Safety Urged This Weekend

Despite objections from fire and EMS officials, Putnam lawmakers earlier this year legalized the sale of small fireworks across the county. More...

Classic Car Show Remembers Businessman

Sheri Geller looked to the heavens Sunday afternoon as a tear filled her eye. “The weatherman is not cooperating but Billy would have been so proud nevertheless,” she said. More...

CHS Commencement Recalls Tragic Passing of a Classmate

Mairead Sullivan was a member of the Carmel High School Class of 2015. More...

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