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September 30, 2010 RSS feed / General Stories

Census: Putnam’s Taxes Among Nat ion’s Highest

What do political candidates plan to do?

Putnam County has the 12th highest property taxes out of the more than 3,100 counties in the United States, according to new data from the Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey. More...

Should New York Look to New Jersey as a Model of Reform?

Political candidates and Putnam residents are calling for reform of the way public schools are funded. Putnam has the 12th highest property taxes of all the counties in America, due in large part to school taxes. More...

Grand Jury Will Hear Poisoning Case

The case against a Lake Carmel man facing manslaughter charges for allegedly killing his wife in their Larchmont Road home by poisoning her with methanol — a solvent used in anti-freeze, fuel, and cleaning materials — is off to a grand j More...

Sales Tax Receipts Up for August

Putnam County lawmakers expressed hope Monday that with a positive sales tax revenue report for August, revenue would continue its upward spiral for the remainder of the year. More...

GOP Committeemen Seek Scannapieco Inquiry

Two members of the Putnam County Republican Committee, Robert Buckley and John Hufnagel, have filed a formal request with the Board of Elections for an investigation into alleged “tampering of signed Republican Designating Petitions in Distric More...

Deputy County Executive Position to Remain Vacant

Now that John Tully has left county employment to become vice president of Patterns for Progress, County Executive Robert Bondi has decided to leave the position vacant until the new county executive takes office on January 1. More...

Draft Audit Suggests Double Dipping

Rights, Yee cite Willis Stephens’s salary as one example of wasteful spending

An audit of Southeast by the New York State Comptroller caused a spectacle at last week’s town board meeting. More...

Patterson Days Unite Putnam’s Fastest Growing Town

ERIC GROSS Sunday was a day for community in Patterson as hundreds of men, women, and children congregated at the Patterson Town Park for a day of fun and recreation. More...

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The Courier will be on newsstands this evening and, in a few locations, Friday morning, due to weather-related delays today. In the meantime, enjoy our website. More...

More Politicians Raise School Tax Concerns

Sept. 30 is the final day to pay those dreaded school tax bills for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Hall, Hayworth Continue to Spar

The race between Nan Hayworth, Republican candidate for the 19th congressional district, and incumbent Democrat John Hall might come down to a photo finish in the general election. More...

Shoplifting at Hannaford’s Results in Arrests

If you have any notion of shoplifting merchandise from the new Hannaford’s at the Putnam Plaza in Carmel better think twice. More...

Sex Offender Relocates to Lake Carmel

A 22-year-old convicted sex offender who was released from state prison earlier this year following a 2007 conviction of having forcible sex with two girls, aged 11 and 13, is now residing in Lake Carmel. More...

Rest Stops to Remain Open on Interstates

Putnam families will be pleased to know that rest stops along Interstate routes 84 and 684 have been spared from closing. More...

Ball Goes After ‘Tax-Hike Mike’

Kaplowitz: Ball is not entitled to his own facts

Last Friday, about 15 local politicians and small business owners attended a press conference outside of former Westchester legislator Dr. Terrance Murphy’s chiropractic office in Yorktown Heights. More...

‘Dial Down the Hysteria’

Supervisor calls in sheriff’s deputies as meeting gets heated

In what was described by Town Clerk Ruth Mazzei as the worst meeting that she has ever attended. More...

Southeast Residents See ‘Dysfunction’ But Rights Says He is Going After Corruption

Although none of Putnam’s current town supervisors are running in the November election, the majority of Putnam residents say they would prefer to elect a new person to the position rather than reelect their current town leader. More...

Where in the County is The Courier?

Jim Clark of Brewster correctly identified last week’s photo subject as the Clock Tower in Brewster. He won a gift certificate to: More...

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