May 28, 2015 RSS feed / General Stories

Putnam Phone Glitch Resolved Early Monday

A major phone outage that knocked out local service throughout eastern Putnam County for most of the day Sunday and interfered with calls being made to emergency services providers was resolved early Monday. More...

Putnam Observes Police Memorial Week

Eight members of the law enforcement community who made the supreme sacrifice were remembered last week when the Putnam chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) conducted its annual Police Memorial ceremony. More...

Four Recognized as Women of Distinction

Judy Callahan of Brewster, Amy Sayegh of Mahopac, Marilyn Terranova of Patterson and Tracey Walsh of Carmel have something in common—the ability to give without expectation of reward or recognition. More...

Dry Cleaner Aids Developmentally Disabled

Steve Choi, proprietor of Carmel Cleaners at the Putnam Plaza, knows first hand the heartache families often undergo when raising a developmentally disabled child. More...

Cycle Crashes Keeping Police Busy

A number of motorcycle crashes across the county have kept police busy since last weekend. Police cited excessive speed as the cause of the majority of mishaps that occurred. More...

Home Health Aide Accused of Stealing From Patient

A home health aide providing assistance to an elderly resident of the exclusive Gipsy Trail Club in Kent is now in trouble with the law for allegedly stealing jewelry from the woman’s home. More...

Raging Fire Destroys Putnam Valley Home

A fast-moving fire destroyed a home in Putnam Valley Sunday night despite the efforts of firefighters from half a dozen area departments. More...

Watch Fires Burn Brightly at Veterans Memorial Park

Fires burned brightly in steel drums at the Putnam Veterans Memorial Park throughout the holiday weekend to symbolize veterans' determination of never having their park desecrated again. More...

Bird Of Freedom Nursed Back to Good Health at Green Chimneys

A magnificent bald eagle injured in the wild has recovered from life threatening trauma and on Wednesday afternoon – thanks to Paul Kupchok and the Green Chimneys School – the endangered bird was returned to the wild. More...

Hydrant Flushing Continues in the Hamlet of Carmel

Hydrant flushing throughout the hamlet of Carmel continues this week and town officials are reminding the public that consumers may experience several temporary effects during the procedure. More...

Proposed Tolls at NY-Conn. Border Upset Local Lawmakers

A proposal to introduce tolls along interstates at the New York-Connecticut border by lawmakers in the Constitution State is being met with fierce opposition from officials in Putnam County. More...

Putnam to Receive $627,000 Grant to Fight Heroin Abuse

The deaths of young people from heroin and opiate abuse are all too common in Putnam County, and a new grant could help fight that. More...

Knights of Columbus Honors Angelo Trongone

In life Angelo Trongone was a giant of a man who loved his family, his community and the Knights of Columbus. Trongone passed last January 16 and on Friday evening, the Founding Grand Knight of Our Lady of the Lakes Council No. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Back in The Black

Putnam Commissioner of Finance William Carlin is smiling again after receiving the county’s April sales tax report from Albany indicating an increase in revenue over the same period in 2014. More...

Tragic Discovery: Body Found in Hudson Is Missing Kayaker

The body of a man found in the Hudson River across from Garrison near West Point has been identified as that of missing kayaker Vincent Viafore of Poughkeepsie. Viafore went missing on the evening of April 19 when his kayak capsized. More...

Stormville Man Busted in Kent

A Stormville man is facing a variety of charges for allegedly possessing a large quantity of marijuana while in the company of a 16 year old Lake Carmel girl. More...

Route 9 Speed Enforcement Nabs 30 Motorists

Troopers were out in force on the eve of the long Memorial Day weekend and within a six hour period charged 30 motorists with speeding along Route 9 at the Philipstown-Cortlandt town line. Friday’s speed enforcement took place between 8 a.m. More...

Alleged Child Endangerment Leads to Arrest of Couple

A Dutchess County couple is facing charges of child endangerment for allegedly initiating a physical dispute at a home in Putnam Valley in the presence of an 8 year old child. More...

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