January 7, 2010 RSS feed / General Stories

County appointments made

Appointments to a variety of countywide advisory boards, agencies, and councils were made by members of the Putnam Legislature at the group’s year end meeting. More...

Putnam to Purchase Zodiac Boat for Water Rescues

More than 150 bodies of water are found across Putnam County from the Hudson Highlands in Cold Spring to the foot of the Appalachian Trail in Patterson. More...

Two BHS students Recognized by National Merit Program

Congratulations Caitlin Cronin and Anita Sicignano! The two young women from Brewster High School have been named as Commended Students in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

School Custodian Celebrates 50 Years of Dedicated Work

It’s been a labor of love for Robert Ritchie! More...

Patterson Swears in Officers

The Patterson Recreation Center hosted this year’s swearing-in ceremony for four officials elected by residents of the Town of Patterson last fall. More...

Kent Inauguration Welcomes Judge Kevin Douchkoff

Eight officials of the Town of Kent took their oaths of office on New Year’s Day but the inauguration belonged to Judge Kevin Douchkoff, who received an ovation when he was introduced. More...

County Executive Bondi’s Mother-in-Law Dies at 87

The mother-in-law of County Executive Robert Bondi has passed away. Mary Dippolito, 87, lost a valiant battle to cancer on January 3 at Calvary Hospital in New York City. Mrs. More...

An Introduction to GPS and Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt played throughout the world by adventure seekers.The basic idea is to use GPS to locate outdoor hidden containers, called geocaches, and then share your experiences online. More...

County Considers Future of Old Carmel Landfill

One of the big questions facing Putnam County government this year is what to do with the former county landfill in Carmel. More...

New Year’s Brush with Death

A Carmel youth has a lot to be thankful for in the New Year following a brush with death hours before the ball fell in Times Square. More...

Faulty Chimney Leads to House Fire in Kent Cliffs

Six weeks ago Kent firefighters were dispatched to a report of a house fire in the Seven Hills Lake area of western Kent. More...

New health care reforms took effect on January 1

Health care reform legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and signed into law by Governor David Paterson will expand consumer access and guarantee timely payments to providers, beginning on January 1. More...

Lead poisoning alert issued across Putnam County

The incidence of lead poisoning is on the rise in Putnam County and health officials have urged the public to take precautions, since lead poisoning can cause permanent injury to both children and adults. More...

Oh, Deer: Time for Hunting?

They’re beautiful to look at and are graceful while meandering through an open field, yet the deer population throughout the lower Hudson Valley continues to increase, causing concern for motorists and property owners alike. More...

Flu Clinic Thursday in Carmel

County health officials are advising the public that it’s still not too late to get your seasonal flu and H1N1 flu vaccine. More...

PAC Grants Approved

Grants totaling $26,100 benefiting arts-related organizations across Putnam County have been re-granted through the Artslink Fund. More...

PHC Suspends Restrictions on Visitors

As a result of a decrease in influenza like illness throughout our region, effective January 4, 2010, Putnam Hospital Center is suspending the visitor restrictions (only two visitors per patient; no visitors under the age of 14 permitted in the hosp More...

Sheriff Don Smith and Members of Putnam Legislature Take Oaths of Office

.A New Year’s Eve swearing-in ceremony attracted 100 family, friends, and colleagues of Sheriff Don Smith, Legislators Vincent Tamagna, Mary Conklin and Dan Birmingham and Coroner Dr. More...

No Rest for Carmel Pols

There was little time to recuperate from New Year’s Eve merriment, since on January 1 at 10am, three members of the Carmel Town administration took their oaths of office. More...

Kent Musical Auditions Set

Arts on the Lake, in partnership with Bare Bones Theatre Company, is preparing an April production of Troll-Loll-La!, an original musical based on Norwegian folktales by Tony Howarth and Sheldon Gartner. More...

Educated Palate Opens for the Season

Week of 1/4/ The Educated Palate will be opening for the season next month. More...

Ball Fights to Keep VA Facility Active

Assemblyman Greg Ball has taken up the cause of preserving Montrose in Northern Westchester for Veterans Affairs. Under the Bush administration, Montrose’s VA facilities had been scheduled to be reduced and redeveloped. More...

Police News

Caught with Pot Two teenagers face court hearings in Carmel Town Court next month following their arrests for marijuana possession outside the Mahopac Jewish Center. More...

Holmes Man and His Dog Perish in House Fire

Lake Carmel Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Madsen arrived on the scene to a ball of fire minutes after a report was received that a home was ablaze in a remote section of Route 52 at the Putnam- Dutchess line. More...

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“Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~Lauren Bacall