August 12, 2010 RSS feed / General Stories

POLICE NEWS

Helicopters and ATVs Pursue Pervert The area around the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center resembled a cops and robbers thriller Friday when police received a report of an assault at Hannaford’s Supermarket. More...

Fire Dept. Hosts Blood Drive to Boost Regional Blood Supply

It can be done on the way to work, before dinner at your favorite restaurant or in between errands; yet a small percentage of the eligible population currently gives blood. More...

DWI Arrests Continue to Mount

Arrests for drunken driving continue to escalate throughout the region despite a continued crackdown by police on the state, county, town and village levels. Troopers made four arrests in recent days. More...

Two Local Men Face Felony Charges After DWI

A pair of DWI arrests Sunday resulted in the arrests of two local men who are facing felony charges for driving drunk with young children inside their vehicles. More...

Birmingham: Reform Vacancy Appointment Process

Putnam Legislator Dan Birmingham wants to remove the “political mischief” out of the appointment for a vacancy in the office of County Executive. More...

Courier Survey Shows that Leibell Has a Strong Lead

According to a survey conducted in July by pollster Kieran Mahoney for the Courier and its sister newspaper, the Putnam County News & Recorder, the longtime State Senator Vincent Leibell holds a significant lead over Putnam County Legislature Mary More...

Prominent Attorney Jane Posner Behind Bars

A former highly respected and prominent attorney from Patterson will soon be incarcerated with some of the criminals she represented over her many years of practice. More...

Wells Spray Park Offers Interactive Play

An aquatic recreation system providing a variety of interactive play couldn’t have opened at a more opportune time. More...

POLICE NEWS

Verbal Violence

A verbal altercation outside a Mahopac home turned violent resulting in felony charges of assault being lodged by police. Carmel cops were summoned to the residence on Pine Road last week. More...

Neighborly Dispute Leads to Arrests

Mahopac’s version of the Hatfields and the McCoys resulted in the arrests of two residents who are spending their time behind bars at the Putnam Correctional Facility these days. More...

POLICE NEWS

Troopers from Somers stopped a car on Route 35 in Bedford and charged Mitchell Farbman, 63, of Carmel, with DWI and operating his vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .13 percent. More...

Board of Elections Voting Machine Demo Schedule

The Putnam County Board of Elections is pleased to announce the 2010 voting machine demonstration schedule. Please plan to take advantage of these opportunities to become familiar with the new voting machines before the September primaries. More...

POLICE NEWS

Drug Arrests in Triplicate

On Saturday, August 7, at approximately 3:15pm, two subjects were arrested for possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell a controlled substance, and conspiracy to sell a controlled substance. More...

Leibell to File Ethics Complaint Against Scannapieco

On Wednesday, State Sen. Vincent Leibell sent a letter of complaint to Vincent Tamagna, chairman of the Putnam County Legislature, concerning Anthony Scannapieco, the co-commissioner of Elections for Putnam County. More...

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