August 27, 2015 RSS feed / General Stories

Tragic Accident Claims Life of Woman

An 86 year old Putnam Lake woman walking across the parking lot of the Putnam County Savings Bank on Route 6 at Drewville Road in Brewster was struck and killed Monday in what Sheriff Don Smith described as a “terrible accident.” . More...

George Whipple Engaged to Marry

Leave it to George Whipple to pop the question at the most unexpected time! More...

Slumping Stocks Concern County Officials

The slumping stock market is causing concern for Putnam’s chief financial guru. More...

Woman Charged With Phony Robbery Complaint

A 20 year old Mahopac woman faces a variety of charges in connection with an alleged phony robbery complaint made to State Police. Victoria Serrano was arrested last Thursday following an investigation by Somers State Police. More...

Mahopac Touchdown Club Receives $1,500 Donation

The Mahopac Touchdown Club’s annual car show was a spectacular affair when vehicles of every description were on display along the grounds of Mahopac High School. More...

Two Earn Eagle Scout Honors

Sean Dowling Led Hiking Trail Project

It’s been quite a year for Sean Dowling. More...

Billy Salisbury Mapped Trail for Responders

Billy Salisbury’s desire to help others in need has helped him earn the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

Odell Calls for State Mandate Relief

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell has called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to keep a campaign promise by assisting municipalities with mandate relief. More...

Utility Scams Reported By Central Hudson

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation is warning its customers about a new bill-payment scam. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Rebound

Putnam Commissioner of Finance William Carlin is cautiously optimistic that July’s sales tax revenue collections of $4.6 million, or $240,000 above last year’s numbers, will bode well for the remainder of the year. More...

Carmel Renews Water District Management Contract

The Carmel Town Board renewed a contract last week granting the vendor that oversees ten of the municipality’s 14 water districts a 10-year extension. More...

Town of Kent Proposes Two Year Septic Clean-out Law

The Kent Town Board will be proposing a local law mandating that all property owners within the town have their septic tanks drained at a minimum of once every two years. More...

Assisting Kids Through Parents’ Separation

Divorce or separation can be traumatic for children regardless of their age. More...

Tracing A Traitor's Footsteps in Putnam

In the bucolic community of Garrison, home to Highlands Country Club and the bustling Garrison Cafe, infamy and subterfuge are the last things on one’s mind. More...

Fireworks Culminate Day of Celebration in Carmel

Brilliant fireworks lit up the heavens over the Putnam County seat Saturday evening as a colorful pyrotechnic display sponsored by Entergy and held in conjunction with the Carmel Fire Department’s 100th anniversary received rave reviews from sc More...

Vivitrol is Miracle Drug to Curtail Heroin Abuse

An innovative treatment that works as an opioid blocker by turning off certain brain receptors to impede the ‘high’ associated with heroin and other narcotics, is being called a miracle drug after achieving success at Arms Acres in Carmel More...

County Putnam Veterans Home Filled

The Vincent Leibell Putnam Veterans Home remains as the only one of its kind in New York State where a dozen veterans live under one roof in an affordable rental setting. More...

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