November 24, 2009 RSS feed / General Stories

Carmel Rotarians Feed the Hungry

Rotary International’s motto of “service above self” was evident last week when members of the Carmel Rotary donned aprons and chef hats while visiting the Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) soup kitchen in Brewster. More...

Police News

Brewster man charged with felony DWI in Kent A Brewster man is facing a period of incarceration in a state penitentiary following his arrest for felony DWI in the Town of Kent. More...

Sharing Our Nuclear Power Planning Strategies

Japanese officials have learned from Putnam County Emergency Services providers that a systematic phased approach is the best way to handle an emergency involving a nuclear power plant. More...

Lawmakers Praise New, Tougher DWI Law

Drive intoxicated with a child in your car and be prepared to go to prison. More...

County, Towns Receive Checks

Putnam County, along with four of its towns and one village, received some positive news, about the economy—for a change— last week when NYMIR (New York State Municipal Insurance Reciprocal) announced that the five municipalities would b More...

Strict Visitor Restrictions Imposed at PHC

The high incidence of H1N1 influenza as well as a large number of seasonal flu cases throughout the region has prompted Putnam Hospital Center to enact stringent visitor restrictions. More...

Teachers Volunteer to Clean Up Mahopac Street

On November 20, teacher Stacey Biagini led 19 other members of the Mahopac Teachers’ Association on a volunteer project of cleaning up roadside litter from Myrtle Avenue in Mahopac. More...

St. Joseph School Receives $5,000 Grant for Science Center

CROTON FALLS—St. Joseph’s School in Croton Falls has been awarded a $5000 grant from Entergy, Inc. which will be used to create a Science, Technology and Math Center at the school. More...

Enjoy an Easy Thanksgiving Ramble at Farrell-Ross Preserve in Southeast

Pastimes

The Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross Preserve in Southeast is easy to get to, relatively flat, and doesn’t take very long at all. More...

Salon Supports Cancer Research

Laura Biondi’s two sisters had both been diagnosed with breast cancer. More...

Seniors Enjoy Early Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving came a week early again this year in both the Brewster and Carmel School Districts. Senior citizens attended special luncheons last Thursday at the John F. More...

Carmel Volunteer Ambulance Corps Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Times were very different in the hamlet of Carmel in 1969. The sleepy county seat had a thriving main-street business district. The glut of residential development was about to explode. More...

It’s a Wild Life !

(courtesy of Animal Kingdom USA)

This Canada goose was discovered limping in Carmel last week. She was brought to Brewster Animal Hospital by AKUSAWR where it was discovered that there was an abscess on her right foot. More...

FEATURED BUSINESS: O’Connor’s Public House

A Gathering Place for a ‘Nice Class of People’

“I love the work,” Bobby O’Connor said in his thick County Cork brogue. More...

St. Lawrence Feeds the Needy

“We don’t want anyone to go hungry, or be alone on Thanksgiving,” said Judy Bruen, “we want people to know that someone is thinking of them.” Where public programs like Meals on Wheels close shop for Thanksgiving and th More...

Mahopac DWI Mom Gets Probation

A Mahopac woman charged last summer with driving drunk with five teenagers in her car will not be serving a day in jail following an agreement reached in Carmel Town Court. More...

‘Free’ School Lunch Numbers Rise as Economy Worsens

The stumbling economy has hurt the finances of many families, resulting in an increase in the number of free lunches provided by area school districts. More...

Putnam Valley Artist Lends Her Talent to BOCES in Yorktown

Remembering her own vocational education as being similar to courses being taught at BOCES, a Putnam Valley artist is creating a 28-footlong mural featuring the construction trades offered on the Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES campus in Yorktown More...

Great Tastes at BHS Food Festival

Original recipes created by chefs around the globe turned the teacher’s lounge at Brewster High School into a culinary delight. More...

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