October 28, 2010 RSS feed / General Stories

Yorktown Police Nab Two Mahopac Men for Larceny

Following their arrests for larceny, five residents of Putnam County will appear in Yorktown Town Court next month. More...

Sheriffs, Leibell Exchange Letters

Last week, State Senator Vincent Leibell, candidate for Putnam County executive, wrote a letter to the New York State Sheriff’s Association in order to clarify remarks he had made in a September interview with the Journal News. More...

Disgrunt led Employee Takes Out Anger wi th Tire Iron

A garbage company employee fired by his boss for not living up to company standards apparently took his frustrations out on a fellow employee whom he believed snitched on him. The result was the arrest last week of Miguel Ducasse, 30, of Mt. More...

2010 ELECTIONS: QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

Was NPR right to fire Juan Williams for his comments about Muslim garb? Use this as an opportunity to discuss your view of the state of public discourse and free speech. 90TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT SANDY GALEF (D, I) More...

County Leaders Assemble Early for Prayer Breakfast

Many of Putnam’s movers and shakers were up early Tuesday, October 19, to pray. More...

Requests for Agricul ture District Due in November

The Putnam County Legislature has designated the month of November as the time period when landowners may file a request for inclusion of land in the Putnam County Agricultural District. More...

Coyotes Seen Throughout County

Police warn residents to report sightings

Reports of coyote sightings in several communities have prompted police to issue a coyote warning around the county. The animals have been observed in Philipstown, Carmel, Kent, Mahopac, and Patterson in recent days. More...

DWI Vehicle Forfeiture Law Intensified

When it comes to repeat DWI offenders, Putnam County will be no more “Mr. Nice guy!” More...

Self -Appointed Fairness Judges Rule on Senate Race

On Tuesday, the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee released a press release announcing that they have found Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball, 40th district state senate candidate, in violation of their standards. More...

Patterson Woman Charged with Felony DWI

A report of erratic operation of a motor vehicle in Southeast has led to the arrest of a Patterson woman on felony charges. More...

Park-n-Ride Construction Firm Under Fire

A Westchester construction firm is under fire for allegedly performing shoddy work at a park-and-ride under construction in Mahopac. More...

Jail Administrators Meet in Saratoga for Training

Seventy-five jail administrators from across New York State recently attended an annual training conference in Saratoga Springs, sponsored by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association and the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute More...

A Kennedy Catholic

99TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT RACE

As an Irish Catholic Democrat, 99th Assembly District candidate Brendan Tully did not have to search very far to find his idols. “Growing up, there was the Pope—and then there was the Kennedys,” Tully said with a laugh. More...

GOP Still Dominates in Putnam

But is 2010 the year of the independent, anti-establishment candidate?

The final numbers are in and Republicans remain Putnam County’s largest voting block. But in a year when incumbents and the establishment have fallen out of public favor, the GOP might not reign supreme locally. More...

Legislator Fusco Alleges Sign Theft

Anthony Fusco, currently seeking reelection after his first term as county legislator of the 9th district, is filing formal charges against Carmel Highway superintendent Michael Simone for the removal of his campaign signs. More...

Patterson Woman Relives Miracle of the Mine

Tears streamed down Maria Elena Jara’s cheeks when the final miner was rescued from a half mile underground in her native Chile. Jara who emigrated to the U.S. More...

Vote &’Vax’ On Election Day

Putnam County Health Department officials are encouraging local residents to take a trip to Brewster High School after casting a ballot for the candidates of their choice next Tuesday. More...

Police Offer Safety Tips for Halloween

Parents are being urged to have a chat this week with their sons and daughters about the perils of Halloween while teaching children simple safety tips before they venture out Sunday to trick or treat. More...

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