February 11, 2010 RSS feed / General Stories

CAP Program Called a Winner

The Putnam Community Action Program (CAP) has been assisting the less fortunate for years by providing food, clothing, and holiday gifts. Now, CAP has ventured into the world of employment, also with fantastic results. More...

Putnam Seeks Nearly $5 Million in Grants

Putnam lawmakers are realistic! Will the county be receiving almost $5 million in federal and state grants being applied for? More...

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Chronicling the Accomplishments of Putnamites

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MTA Tax: Updates

Gov proposes tax rollback New York Governor David Paterson has proposed cutting the Hudson Valley’s share of the MTA payroll tax in half, and shifting the burden of the MTA’s revenue problems back on New York City. More...

Police News

Booze and Drugs Two Mahopac men face court hearings later this month following their arrests by State Police on Route 684 in northern Westchester. More...

New Restrictions for Teen Drivers

New laws to combat the high rate of crashes among the young will take effect later this month. The legislation will further restrict the rights of 16- and 17-year-olds asking mom or dad for the keys to the family car. More...

Valentines for Veterans

Patients at the Castle Point Veterans Hospital in Dutchess County and the Montrose Veterans Hospital in northern Westchester will be experiencing a joyful Valentine’s Day weekend thanks to the efforts of area school children. More...

Heart Awareness Month Proclaimed in Putnam

February has been proclaimed as National Heart Awareness Month in Putnam County. At its full meeting last week the Putnam Legislature was visited by four members of the “Mend-A-Heart with Stitches of Love” campaign. More...

Cost of Educating Pre-Schoolers Continues to Soar

Calling it “unfortunate” that counties are mandated by New York State to provide educational instruction for preschool children, members of the Putnam Legislature reluctantly approved a resolution increasing the Health Department’s More...

Putnam Celebrates Boy Scouts’ DC Centennial

Celebrating the adventure and continuing the journey was the theme of a gala in Washington, D.C., Tuesday evening when more than 1,000 representatives of the Boy Scouts gathered to commemorate the Boy Scouts of America 100th anniversary. More...

Leibell’s 900K Expense Tab

The Empire Center for New York State Policy recently issued a report for the fiscal year ending in April 2009 that detailed the expenses of state lawmakers. More...

Snow Slows Things Down

Remember the good old days when you could travel from Carmel to Patterson without seeing another car? More...

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Weekly Quotation

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” ~Erma Bombeck