October 22, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

Remembering Victims of Domestic Violence

No one is immune: Domestic violence affects the rich as well as the poor. More...

CAP Needs Volunteers

Putnam CAP (Community Action Program), which has been helping families in need for years, is now asking the community for help, in the form of volunteers. More...

Abbey Gallagher Hopes to Make a Difference

Abbey Gallagher wants researchers to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. More...

‘Disaster’ Strikes Putnam Correctional Facility

Putnam County Corrections Officer Joanna Macias called it “frightening and scary.” The veteran officer was referring to Monday’s mock emergency exercise at the Putnam Correctional Facility that tested the ability of police, firef More...

Tilly Foster Farm Preservation Comes Alive

Philanthropist George Whipple’s dream of keeping the Tilly Foster Farm open and free to the public forever is coming true. More...

No Gimmicks, Just Good Pizza

Mario’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, located on Route 6 in Mahopac, has been in business for 20 years. Owner Mario Dinardi grew up on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, an Italian-food lover’s Mecca. More...

Putnam Valley Public Weighs in on Proposed Local Laws

The Putnam Valley Town Board began its October 14, 2009, meeting with two public hearings, both about issues related to the health and well-being of the town’s lakes and watershed. More...

Coin and Stamp Appraisals Will Be Offered This Weekend

Coin and stamp appraisals have become a rite of autumn in Putnam County. On Saturday, the Croton River Numismatic Society of Carmel will offer a free appraisal of U.S. More...

Putnam Records First Case of H1N1

Putnam County has recorded its first case of H1N1 influenza. Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler brought the news to members of the Putnam Legislature’s Health Committee last week. More...

REPUBLICAN PARTY

On The Ballot

Sheriff: Donald B. Smith* Coroner: Michael J. Nesheiwat* Legislator District 1: Vincent M. Tamagna* Legislator District 4: Mary F. More...

DEMOcRAtIc PARtY

On The Ballot

Sheriff: Kevin McConville Legislator District #4 Mark Armon Carmel Spervisor: David Wilson Carmel Councilman: Suzanne McDonough Marc Pekowsky Kent Town Justice J. Peter Collins* Kevin L. More...

Albano Remembered as Tough Wrestler With a Gentle Heart

“Often imitated, never duplicated.” That was Captain Lou Albano’s catch phrase about himself. More...

Water Wisdom: Facts and Fun

Cornell Cooperative Extension will host the fourth in its series on Sustainable Putnam’, with a workshop on water quality on Saturday, October 24th, 9am -12noon. More...

Brewster Children Benefit from Donated Dictionaries

School children in the greater Brewster area are benefiting from dictionaries presented to them by two Southeastbased organizations. More...

Bewi tched in Northeast Putnam County at Wonder Lake State Park

At almost 1000 acres, Wonder Lake State Park in northeast Putnam County offers miles of hiking trails through a beautiful and varied landscape. More...

Putnam Legislators to Dance with the Stars

Legislators Mary Ellen Odell of Carmel and Vincent Tamagna of Nelsonville will be dancing with the stars this coming Saturday to raise money for the Hillside Food Outreach. More...

Training Center Named in Memory of ‘Angel’

On Saturday, Cindy Covell was remembered as an EMS angel, when the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services dedicated its EMS Training Center in memory of the 57-year-old Patterson woman who lost a battle to cancer nearly two years ago. More...

Communi ty Cares Fundraiser Tonight

Putnam Community Cares—a nonprofit organization serving families in which the mother is receiving major medical treatments and has children to care for—conducts its autumn fundraiser tonight (Thursday) in Mahopac. More...

New Research Gives Breast Cancer Patients Hope

Advances being made in breast cancer research have given new hope to patients diagnosed with the disease. More...

Police News

Drugs and DWI A Putnam Valley woman originally charged with drunken driving faces more serious felony drug possession charges following her arrest by Somers State Police. More...

Heroes Rebuilding Together

On Saturday, October 17th 10 Brewster High School students spent the day in Dutchess County painting and doing yard work for a Korean War veteran, as part of Rebuilding Together's annual fall "Rebuilding Day." More...

Putnam Energy Ef f iciency Forum Plans for the Future

Burt Houseworth did his homework. More...

Animal Kingdom USA’s Critter Chatter

Janet from Brewster asks: How often should I walk my dog? More...

Mys tery on the Menu

Why are the portraits disappearing at Putnam Family and Community Services headquarters in Carmel? Detective “Dr. More...

GOP is Still Putnam’s Party

The Republican party is Putnam’s strongest political faction. GOP candidates have made up the majorities on town boards and in the county legislature for decades. More...

But Democrats Are Gaining Ground

The Democratic party in Putnam has been running a distant second to the Republican party for decades, but is beginning to close the gap. Since 1988 there has been a slow, steady increase in Democratic registration in the county. More...

Villanova Alleges Stimulus Shenanigans

Patty Villanova, a Town Board candidate in Putnam Valley has alleged that the Putnam Valley Fire Department lied about its condition when it applied for federal stimulus money to build a $9 million firehouse. More...

Kent School Kids “Read for the Record”

Kent Elementary School children joined more than one million other boys and girls from across the U.S. to participate in the nationwide initiative called “Read for the Record.” More...

Teddy Bear Time at Putnam Health Center

Pajamas will be the order of the day this Friday at Putnam Hospital Center, when the Mother’s Club of PHC hosts its annual Teddy Bear Party. More...

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