May 14, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

Injured Vet Raises Money

In 2001 Mahopac resident Jon Schneider went directly from classes at the police academy to Ground Zero. In 2003, he went from a training exercise at a secure American base in Nasiriyah, to paralyzed in a hospital bed in Germany. More...

Lake Peekskill Author Writes About Fat Poets' Society

NASHVILLE, TN—In a sociocultural climate in which fat bodies are considered diseased and blamed for everything from rising medical costs to global warming, it takes courage for fat women, especially, to express anything but shame about their More...

Spring in Putnam County

A flock of cedar waxwings was sighted on Monday in the Nelsonville Town Square on the corner of Main St. and Pearl. These beautiful crested birds are pale brown on the head and chest fading to soft gray on the wings. More...

Police News

Ten Dollar Crook A Mahopac man is facing a year in jail for allegedly taking a wrench valued at $10.46 from the Sears Store at the Jefferson Valley Mall. More...

Putnam Family and Community Services Welcomes New Directors

May is Mental Health Month—a fitting time for an agency dedicated to promoting the mental health of the people of Putnam County to add two new members to its Board of Directors. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Will Host Thousands for Kid's Day

Putnam Hospital Center will be busier than normal Saturday when thousands are expected to participate in a traditional spring event—Kid's Day at PHC! More...

Sally McCracken-Maertens is National Park Service Volunteer of the Year

A career Putnam County educator who relocated to Colorado a decade ago is America's 2009 National Park Service Volunteer of the Year. Sally McCracken-Maertens received the award last Friday in Washington, D.C. with her husband, the Rev. More...

Vets Helping Vets with Poppies

In the next few weeks, whenever you observe veterans selling buddy poppies, stop, drop a dollar bill in a collection canister, and purchase one—you'll be assisting disabled and needy veterans. More...

County's Most Decorated Vets Remember Gold Star Mothers

Two of Putnam's most decorated veterans paused Sunday to reflect on the sacrifices made by the thousands of women around the U.S. who celebrated Mother's Day on a sad note due to the loss of child in battle while serving in the military. More...

Putnam Valley's Sheryl Keating Saves a Life

Sheryl Keating doesn't consider herself a hero, yet had it not been for the professionalism and knowledge of the captain of the Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a 20-year-old man would be dead today. More...

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“The first day of spring is one thing,and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke