May 21, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

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As part of a community service project, the Melrose Cub Scout Troop spent time at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, working outdoors to clean up the hospital's courtyard/garden areas. More...

American Legion Hosts Food Drive for Soldiers Abroad

The Sons of the American Legion, Katonah Post 1575, will combine with Mt. Kisco Post 136, to host a food drive benefiting our soldiers abroad. More...

Remembering Those Who Fought for America's Freedom

Revolutionary War Encampment Comes to Brewster

History came to life for 4th graders at the C.V. Starr Intermediate School in Brewster during a Revolutionary War encampment. More...

Emerald Association Hosts Irish Feis

People came from near and far to the Putnam County Park Sunday when the county's Emerald Association sponsored its 30th annual Feis. Feis is the Irish word for a festival or dance competition that promotes culture and music. More...

Police News

Kent Youth Arrested for Drug Possession and Endangering Welfare of a Child An 18-year-old Kent youth is facing charges of marijuana possession and endangering the welfare of a child following his arrest by Kent Police. More...

DWI Arrests Continue to Soar; Trends Point to 600 by Year's End

"It's like shooting fish in a barrel," was the comment of one veteran police officer in Putnam County when referring to the large number of arrests of intoxicated motorists this spring. More...

DA Levy Cautions Seniors About Telephone Scams

District Attorney Adam Levy has cautioned Putnam's over-65 set to be wary of scams. More...

Health Department Hosts Hazardous Waste Clean-up

Tons of household hazardous waste has been removed from the environment thanks to county government. The Putnam Health Department conducted its semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Clean-up Day last Saturday at health department headquarters More...

Legislature Makes Appointments

Putnam lawmakers have appointed four people to two advisory boards. More...

State DMV Commissioner Discusses New Plates

New York State DMV Commissioner David Swarts likes what he sees in Putnam County. Swarts, a former Erie County Clerk, is making the rounds by visiting every Motor Vehicles office across New York State. More...

Leibell Will Oppose Proposed Changes to Marriage Law

Vincent Leibell will not endorse same-sex marriage during the current legislative session. More...

Cold Spring's McConville Runs for County Sheriff

Retired MTA police chief Kevin Mc- Conville began making his case to become Putnam County's next sheriff at the Mahopac Public Library this past Wednesday. More...

Special Olympics Inspires Brewster to Acheive More

An important lesson was learned on the Brewster High School track last weekend More...

Head-on Crash Outside PHC Snarls Traffic Throughout Carmel

Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel resembled the gridlock experienced each day on the Long Island Expressway when two cars collided outside Putnam Hospital Center last week. More...

Carmel Panel Discusses Tax Fraud

Each year New York State loses $500 million in tax revenue as a result of employer fraud misclassification. More...

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“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” ~Erma Bombeck