April 28, 2016 RSS feed / General Stories

Doo Wop Oldies Show Returns to Mahopac High

Get those bell-bottom trousers out of storage. Clean up the white bucks or saddle shoes! More...

A Special Blessing for Carmel Fire Truck

In February, with red lights flashing and cheers ringing out at Carmel FD headquarters, the newest and most modern piece of firefighting apparatus throughout the region arrived in Putnam County. More...

Sales Tax Revenue Soars

For the first quarter of 2016, Putnam experienced the largest percentage increase of sales tax revenue of any county across New York State. More...

Paving to Get Underway in Kent

Several roads in dire need of repair in the Town of Kent will be repaved this spring and summer. More...

Truck Crash Closes I-684, Causing Traffic Jam

Traffic was snarled throughout eastern Putnam Sunday when two tractor-trailer rigs and two cars collided on Route 684 near the I-84 interchange in Southeast, forcing the closing of the heavily traveled highway for hours. More...

Councilwoman Becomes Cop For A Day in Town of Kent

Kent Councilwoman Jaime McGlasson called it a “real eye opener” having the opportunity to ride along with Officer Corey Ashe of the Kent Police Department last week. More...

Gender Issues Brought To Light In Mahopac

Communication is key regarding issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and last week, members of the Mahopac High School Gay Straight Alliance met with teachers, staff and administrators from the Mahopac Middle School to More...

Medication Take Back A Great Success

Thousands of unwanted medications have been safely disposed of thanks to the efforts of a small army of volunteers who participated in Saturday’s Medication Take Back Day at Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Anxious Moments at Arms Acres

A confirmed fire at a medical facility sends shivers down the spines of emergency responders. More...

Birds Take Up Residence At Dunkin’

A family of sparrows has taken up residence in an outside wall at the Carmel Dunkin’ Donuts shop. More...

Military Collectible Show Called The Best Yet

Putnam’s annual Military Collectible Show attracted people of all ages to the Patterson Recreation Center Saturday for a look back in time. More...

Lawmakers Rebuild Economic Panel

The creation of a new Putnam Industrial Development Agency took place Monday evening during a special meeting of the Putnam Legislature, when four of seven members were appointed. More...

Art McCormick Lauded For His Years On Board Of Health

A 14-year veteran of the Putnam Board of Health is retiring. Dr. Arthur McCormick, a Carmel veterinarian, served two terms on the board, from 1990 to 1992 and from 2004 to the present. At a Board of Health meeting last week, board president Dr. More...

Scores of Residents Obtain Passports

One hundred thirty-two residents planning to travel abroad this summer participated in Passport Day last Saturday at the County Clerk’s Office. More...

Weird Crime of the week

Motel Brawl Leads To Arrest Of Carmel Woman

A Carmel resident was one of two women arrested Sunday following a brawl at an Orange County motel. Newburgh Police were summoned to the Hav-arest Motel located on Route 9W, about a half mile north of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, around 5 p.m. More...

Motoryclist Faces Felony DWI Charges

A motorcyclist stopped by State Police last Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Route 22 in Dover Plains for failing to wear a helmet is facing felony charges after being arrested for drunken driving. More...

Broken License Plate Bulb Leads to Felony Drug Bust

A Danbury man is facing seven years in a state penitentiary for allegedly possessing narcotics after a car in which he was a passenger was stopped due to a defective license plate bulb. More...

Seniors Welcomed At JFK School

The welcome mat was out last Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster when 25 ‘seasoned’ citizens were treated to lunch. More...

Woman Injured In Monastery Collapse

One woman was injured when a ceiling collapsed inside the gift shop at the Chuang Yen Monastery in western Kent Saturday. Kent Fire Department Rescue personnel were originally summoned around 3 p.m. for a report of a woman who passed out. More...

20 Recognized at Youth Awards

Seventeen students from across the county and three adults were recognized at Putnam’s 31st annual Youth Awards Dinner. More...

Mahopac Family Attempts To Pick Up The Pieces

A Mahopac family is picking up the pieces this week following last Monday’s devastating fire that destroyed their Mega Lane home and all of the family’s belongings. More...

‘Akzo Nobel Bees’ Are Champs Again

We’ve all heard about the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a one-set musical comedy about a fictional spelling bee. It’s set in the mythical Putnam Valley Middle School and it’s, well, quirky. More...

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