September 3, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

New Pastor Pick Comes to Lake Mahopac UMC

“My job is to love this community,” says a smiling Pastor Todd Pick, “in their most cherished moments and in tragedy.” Pastor Pick has received his first assignment as pastor at Lake Mahopac’s United Methodist Church. More...

Preparing for Disaster

A tornado had touched down in the Hudson Valley with major electrical storms impacting Putnam. Major power outages were reported. At the storm’s height more than one-half of the county’s population lost all electricity. More...

Cyclists Ride to Fight Congenital Heart Defects

One out of every 100 infants born throughout the United States is afflicted with CHD or a congenital heart defect. More...

A Hiking Adventure in Patterson Veterans Memorial Park

An old fashioned windmill rises up over the treetops, overlooking a small pond with two small, sandy beaches. The windmill is flanked by a pavilion and playground. A little further away sit a basketball court, a baseball diamond and a hiking trail. More...

Synagogue Forum Highlighted by Civility

Perhaps it was the surroundings—a house of worship—but Sunday’s debate sponsored by the Men’s Club of Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac took on a feeling of civility as compared to previous debates, where tempers often flared and More...

Does Sheriff’s Department Need Accreditation?

In the campaign to become Putnam’s next sheriff, some candidates have pointed out that the police department lacks accreditation status with the New York Division of Criminal Justice Systems. More...

Smith’s Challengers Engage in Pre-Primary Debate

On Tuesday evening at Mt. Ebo in Southeast, candidates for sheriff engaged in their final debate before the upcoming September 15 primary. Sheriff Don Smith did not participate, citing a prior commitment. More...

Engagement

Kevin Ullrich & Nicole D. Agostina

Mrs. Patricia Ullrich of Patterson would like to announce the engagement of her son Kevin to Nicole D. Agostina of Yonkers. A July 2011 wedding is being planned. More...

Animal Kingdom USA’s Critter Chatter

Q: While cooking I often give scraps to my dog. Is there anything he should not have?

A: While the kitchen is a virtual playground for your dog’s nose, there are some foods your dog should never be allowed to have: • Grapes and Raisins • Onions • Chocolate or Cocoa • Caffeine or Alcohol • Sugar or sug More...

Police News

Dumbster Diving A Mahopac man is facing charges of endangering the welfare of his child for allegedly dumpster-diving while in the custody of his four-month old daughter. More...

Tour de Putnam Attracts More Than 800 Cyclists

Cyclists participated solo, in pairs, and even in tandem. 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