October 8, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

Carmel PD Beefs Up Traffic Safety Unit

Two veteran members of the Carmel Police Department began their new assignments with the agency’s Traffic Safety Unit this week. More...

AARP Brings Back Memories of Yesteryear

Members of the Putnam Chapter of the AARP recalled days of yesteryear and the meaning of patriotism and values. More...

Engagement

Michael and Millicent Marrello

Michael and Millicent Marrello of Mahopac, NY, along with Linwood and Marilyn Judy Zacharda of Zionsville, PA, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Marrello and son Michael Zacharda. More...

Blessing of the Animals

Rev. Karen A. Burger of Drew United Methodist Church blesses Kathleen Reynolds’s dog. More...

Police News

Hot Jewelry A Yorktown couple is facing felony charges for allegedly possessing jewelry reported stolen from a Mahopac home. More...

Gadfly Journalist Seeks Top Post

David McKay Wilson is used to telling the news, but now he is trying to make some news. More...

Putnam Valley Board, Supervisor Candidates Debate at PVHS

At Putnam Valley High School on the evening of October 6, 2009, five candidates for Town Board, and two candidates for Supervisor debated in front of an audience of more than 100 spectators at an event sponsored by the Putnam Valley Business Associa More...

An Ideal Brewster Founders Day

The weatherman cooperated as Brewster’s Founders Day was held Sunday under ideal autumn weather. More...

A Fall Hike Through Westchester’s Franklin-Fels

A short distance over Putnam’s southern border into Westchester, the Frankin-Fels Nature Sanctuary in North Salem is a surprising treat for a fall afternoon hike. More...

Plant One on Me

Last week, Cornell Cooperative Ser- vice Putnam County teamed up with the Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District and Keep Putnam Beautiful to present suggestions for road frontage improvements. More...

Massarelli Steps Down from POW’R

The man credited with promoting an anti-smoking campaign across Putnam County that led to several delis and convenience store owners refusing to sell tobacco products in their businesses has left the area. More...

Community Service Network Recognizes County’s Unsung Heroes

Cornell Cooperative Extension Director Marjorie Keith summed it up best: “We might be small, but Putnam County sets the example for excellence.” More...

MTA Bridge Delay Angers Southeast

An old bridge carrying Prospect Hill Road over the Metro-North Railroad yards in Southeast will remain closed indefinitely. More...

Mizzentop Program for Twos & Parents

Mizzentop Day School, located in the village of Pawling, is currently registering children for its “Mizzen- Tots” program. The program is a parent/ child “Play With Me Program” for two-year-olds. More...

Mahopac School Audit Completed

On October 5, 2009, the Office of the District Clerk of the Mahopac Central School District announced that the Mahopac School District Audit Report has been filed with the NY State Education Department. More...

The Race for Carmel Town Supervisor

‘Nice Guy’ Asks for Second Term

Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt, a lifelong Carmel resident, is asking voters to give him a second term at the helm of the town board. “I want to keep Carmel moving in a progressive direction,” Schmitt said. More...

McConville Charges Sheriff With Mismanagement

Democratic candidate says Department negligence led to 2006 suicide of inmate

Democratic Sheriff’s candidate and former MTA Chief of Police Kevin McConville charged the Sheriff’s department with deadly mismanagement of the Putnam County Jail. More...

VOTE TRAcKER

Recent Votes Cast by Rep. John Hall (D-NY19)

October 1 Hall voted YES on HR 3183: Making Appropriations for Energy and Water Development Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2010 Dems : 238 Yes, 12 No. More...

Patterson Community Day Brings Out the Best

Patterson put its best foot forward Sunday, and for those who visited the Maple Avenue Park, Community Day was a huge success. More...

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