February 4, 2010 RSS feed / General Stories

Fundraising Challenge Reaps Big Benefits for Seniors

Kristin Burke’s motto in life has paid off. Burke, a resident of Garrison who is a partner in a prominent Manhattan law firm, has always believed: “When you give, you always get more in return!” More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

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Sheriff Snyder brings the following anecdote from Alton: A few days since one of the convicts in the penitentiary got into cart in which another convict was hauling shavings out of the yard to throw into the river. More...

Once Profitable, MTA is Now a Black Hole for Tax Dollars

New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority is the largest transit agency in the United States, by every measure. More...

Police News

Landlord in Hot Water A Dutchess County man who owns an apartment complex on Secor Road in the Mahopac Falls section of Carmel is facing charges of harassment and criminal contempt for allegedly turning off the heat and electricity in one of the a More...

Brewster Sports Foundation Raises $20,000 at Gala

Once again the greater Brewster- Southeast community has risen to the top! More...

Everyone Smiles in the Same Language’

The demographics of Putnam County are changing, with more and more families from far-off lands relocating to the New York area in order to live as well as work and raise a family. More...

Teachers Collect Coats for the Less Fortunate

Dozens of area residents are wearing new and gently used coats this winter by thanks to the efforts of the Brewster Teachers Association. More...

Health Quest Administrative Offices Relocate to LaGrange

The parent corporation of Putnam Hospital Center, Vassar Brothers Hospital, in Poughkeepsie, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, in Rhinebeck, will be relocating its administrative offices this month to a new complex in LaGrange. More...

Jilco Weathers the Economy in Style

Sitting just beyond the Putnam border on Mahopac Road, is Jilco, a business nearly three decades old that has been installing top-line windows and well designed kitchens and baths throughout the tri-state area. More...

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Keeping an Eye on Our Politicians at the State Capitol

Former Congressman Rick Lazio lashed out at New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo this week at the Conservative Party Political Action Conference. MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY More...

Braving the Ghostly Ruins of Leon Levy’s Black Mansion

A book about ghosts led me to the Leon Levy Preserve in Lewisboro, searching for the ruins of a place known by a few different names over the past 60 years—names including the Bell Estate, the Kaplan place, and the Black Mansion. 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